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Settle yourself for 20 mins. Its a biggy… Where did the season go… ?? The realisation that i’ll be racing at 34 years old next year is worrying. My mental age is  23 or 24 but a recent back injury while playing with my 5 year old has reminded me I’m getting ‘on’. But in all honest Im getting fitter…

My ras is over. Today I ate sweets in the team car with Timmy and Ken. I couldnt ride. Another bad night left me with little sleep and the pain is not subsiding with the painkillers. Im not shy to battle through but theres a fine line between being tough and stupidity. Yesterday was an immense effort and took alot…

Today hurt. The pace was on early doors. I was worse this morning pain wise and different areas are sore. I lost touch with 2 big groups on the way up the first climb. I couldn’t have done any more. My back and left glute are rock solid.   We have our own race to ride so with 2 men…

A combo of 3 & 4 is all I have the energy for. It’s around this time that all good intentions fade. I’ll do my best but don’t be surprised to see a day 5,6,7,8 combo..   Anyway day 3 knocked me clean out- actually a bridge did . I came down bad- I was unlucky to hit bad road…

I love cycling and hate it at the same time. Today it rained. The look of fear on all the riders faces this morning said it all. The biggest fear for any rider is crashing. Thank God I stayed clear of it. It was a hardy day, aqua blue found themselves with 4 riders in a break that got up…

The Des hanlon, a race where your balls need to be intact and where the first real test of the season comes about.. Where was I? somewhere between good and maybe great… Who knows how you feel, let the race and road decide… As G noble would say.. Fug that let’s race..(he doesn’t say that but I know he says…

I suppose you have to take the bad with the good. Saturday I was in lanzarote doing the 70.3 race. It was last minute(ish) decision and I probably was going into it feeling better than I have done all year.

‘ Ye Ham Shite ye ‘ Driving towards Woodgreen on Sunday morning the 29th of september didnt feel right. Why?? Its a 100 TT.  In twitter land a hash tag would look like  #flatout #ballsout #nohiding #saddlesores #saddlemountains !! Yes to all above but i’m wired funny and I have an undercarriage as hard as the shell on a turtle’s…

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Its a Tuesday, it’s almost 6pm and as per usual our house is nuts. One is drawing on the blinds in the conservatory and the other is on ‘speedy’ the bike flying up and down the hall. Herself, aka Mrs BMC is trying not to lose it, she’s one eye on the clock, about to make a dash for her…