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    Specialized Sirrus, Ridgeback Expedition
  1. Oh no,
  2. Be sure to give your hubby a treat.
  3. Lovely sunny day today and I took this photo on my regular run. It shows a bit of commemorative landscaping on the new cycle path section which is on what was once a tram line. The Dublin to Howth tram closed in 1941 and the Hill of Howth tram which was a continuation that brought passengers up the hill closed in May 1959. As a child I remember travelling on this tram which was the last one to operate till modern trams were reintroduced in Dublin on other routes. Today and Yesterday
  4. Spoiler Alert American rider Tejay Van Garderen wins his first GT stage in a two-man sprint with Mikel Landa (Sky) and Pinot (FDJ) 3rd. Dumoulin, Quintana and Nibali came in at 1:05 and no change in the top three GC time wise but both Pinot 4th and Zakarin 5th gain time on the podium. Quintana and Nibali attacked on the climbs and then Quintana tried again on the final climb but after an initial gain couldn't hold the lead from a very impressive Dumoulin.
  5. Airline websites. For London I use Cityjet who fly to London City Airport and for flights to mainland Europe and Canary Islands I check Ryanair and Aerlingus. In the past have used Virgin via London for Cuba.
  6. They make for a closer fit and don't slip down. On the minus side they are inconvenient if you need to shit urgently. I have one pair but don't normally bring them when touring for this reason and wear padded lycra shorts with an elasticated waist.
  7. Thursday 25th May 137kms. Short stage with five major climbs. Quintana will undoubtedly attack the pink jersey, if not early on then certainly on the final climb. Nibali also will probably try something. It's going to be interesting. http://www.ciclismointernacional.com/giro-ditalia-2017-stage-18-preview/
  8. And he waited till he was on the short section in manicured and pristine Switzerland .
  9. Tired looking tyres.
  10. Went to a local Greek restaurant for my birthday. Stuffed vine leaves, stuffed peppers, potatoes in herbs, lemon chicken, Greek rosé wine. Very nice but service wasn't great. Admittedly they were very busy with take-away orders. I'd go back.
  11. You clearly need to masticate while watching a TV cook..
  12. Bought a book today that was written in 1909 by the great pioneer of Irish cycling R. J. Mecredy called 'Health's Highway'. He thinks it's important that people masticate more. "very few people realise the absolute necessity of thoroughly masticating their food, without which proper digestion and the real nourishment of the body is impossible. In fact , many people over-eat simply because they do not masticate their food properly." If you find you are eating too much then maybe the solution is to masticate more.
  13. Spoiler Alert Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac) wins by 23 seconds from Rui Costa (UAE-Emirates)and Izaguirre (Movistar). Main GC peloton over 7 minutes back. No change in GC. Large breakaway of 43 went out to over 12 minutes but in the end it was much smaller and Rolland attacked with 4kms to go and held out to get his first win in two years.
  14. Wednesday 24th May 219kms. http://www.podiumcafe.com/2017/5/23/15679418/giro-stage-17-tonally-strange
  15. My ten-year-old Specialized Sonomas have seen better days.