A day to appreciate 

This morning was a great morning to be out with the Carrick Dole gang. The Dole gang gained their title

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The Big Move !

Once the ball was rolling it took less than four weeks to fit out the new shop and completely relocate our business . We had a huge amount of help from friends and family and there were some pretty long days put in . A 5am start to a 10pm finish was not unusual . Now that we are getting settled in , it’s great to see the reaction of customers who have all been very positive about our new store .

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Cycling – The real family sport !

When you are out on the bike you always get plenty of time to think . That is , when

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Dennis , the box and the blow up doll !

One of the greatest advantages to owning and running a bike shop is the opportunity to work at something that

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Ballymac – The Kelly Etape

Today there was uniformity in the group as all were in agreement to fall back on the old reliable ,

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Going for a cycle !

Yesterday afternoon we were in a local supermarket when I bumped into a friend of mine who casually enquired if

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Cyclist gets ‘bagged’ !

Recently , a very well accomplished domestic cyclist spent a weekend in Dublin . On the Friday night he partook

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Lance’s comeback training

Lance Armstrong comes from Austin Texas . The proximity of Texas to the Mexican border means that many Texans have

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Winter Motivation!

This summer has been written off to experience regarding time spent on the bike . However , now the winter

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Roche at the worlds !

In 1987 Stephen Roche wore the green Irish jersey and won the WorldCycling Championships . Twenty one years later his

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A real life soundtrack !

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and immediately been reminded of being in another place at another

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Back to school !

Today is the first of September . I’m looking out the window at a clear blue sky and the shadow

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Variety – The spice of life !

When you work in a bike shop no two days are ever the same . Different people and different bikes

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If Carlsberg did cycling !

Have you ever watched one of those carlsberg ads on T.V. and wondered what it would be like if ‘carlsberg

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Where are they now ?

Yesterday afternoon whilst recovering from another fantastic spin off road we were having lunch  when a blast from the past

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Dopes !

Yet another tour and yet another doping scandal is in the pipeline . The words ‘cycling’ and ‘drugs’ have of

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Cycling for life !

My boss from my first job after leaving school was in the shop recently and whilst we were chatting I

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Big Brother 9 – in a bikeshop

Day two thousand one hundred and fifty nine .   9.17 am : Housemates Ray and Barry arrive for work

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‘ The Knock ‘

The knock or the bonk or whatever you wish to call it is something almost every cyclist experiences at some

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Tip of the week – bike washing

One of the most important ways to keep your bike running smoothly is to wash it often . It will

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