Log

The Curse of the Jersey

Rumour has it Epic Camp kicks off in France today.  First things first – that’s one hell of a lot of fun for the lucky ones signed up. Without the Curly Freight Train and the mildly unathletic looking Fegan it’ll no doubt be even more fun – probably a few could justifiably argue for my name to be added to …

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Pre-Kona Interview

Two of the team are off to Kona again – both for their second trips, both having also raced in 2013. We wondered how they got to this spot again and how they’re feeling about Round 2 of The Big Dance. How and where did you qualify for Kona? David: I qualified at Ironman Wales in September 2014. I’d just …

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Day  7 – Cortina to Venice

The final chukka.  It’s come around pretty quick in that you don’t get a whole bunch of time to yourself (St Moritz porn flick aside) it’s pretty much get up, eat, pack, put bag in the lobby, cycle to the start, cycle to the finish, eat, shower, massage, find hotel, pasta or pizza, gelato, blog, sleep, repeat – need a …

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Day Six from somewhere to Cortina

After yesterday’s mini explosion I was a little concerned to see how I’d bounce back.  Felt a bit tired for the first time and… That’s about where I feel asleep at the end of Day Six.  So playing catch with the blog up now.  Weather forecast wasn’t great but there was a more sedate start to the day.  First couple …

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Stage Five – somewhere to somewhere else

As you can see by the title it’s all blurring a bit into one at the present.  There’s a fckload of hills, a plate of pasta and a hotel at the end of it. Hautelife.  No complaints but as Gordo Byrn apparently puts it we are showing signs of the appropriate response to the training load. Before I start an …

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Day Four – The Stelvio Tack On

Day Four.  For me the big one.  The Stelvio – right up there on my bucket list of climbs and then at the briefing they made the call to flag the Stelvio as there was a storm brewing and snow was forecast. So we all know I don’t really adapt (or should that read prepare) for the cold very well …

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Day Three – St Moritz Uphill TT

Today’s blog is dedicated to my brother from a Scottish mother Gary ‘Buddha’ Fegan.  If ever anyone was built for this kind of weather it’s the ever chirpy Scottish Buddha – hence the title picture that’s one type of training he’ll never be beaten at.  The day started with me trying to pee him off as he has a terrible …

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Haute Stage Two Furkapass

Another big day taken in two climbs the Daddy of which the Furkapass is featured in Goldfinger the Bond film.  Roll out was split into 3 groups today based on your position in the GC. Bit of a shame given there was 55k of pussy-assed Swiss neutralised ride that would be nice to roll with Petro given we seem to …

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Day One Geneva to Crans Montana with photos

Day one so didn’t really know what to expect.  Breakfast was inhaled at 530 – the Mericans had no problems making it as they all slept like insomniacs on speed due to jetlag.  K-squared and Lesley upgraded to hotels near the start/finish so we didn’t have any wise words from an Haute veteran.  All set off for the start en …

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Haute Route Dolomites – Prologue

Been a while.  Apart from domestique duties for Alex and Harrison’s record attempt and crewing for Scott ‘Sea Biscuit’ Molina at Celtman I haven’t been near a race number all year.  Still got some pretty debilitating back/disc issues I’m trying to work through.  So after ticking some pretty (for a knobber like me) lofty boxes last year this year hasn’t …

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