New Lower Back Testing!

Due to my boring lower back injury that I in no way blame on Mr Matt Kerr or Strava (well maybe a bit), It felt amazing to be riding the island again this week in some truly splendid October weather.


And it looks like the back issue has been resolved by having the troublesome body part removed and replaced with a new carbon fibre flex-tech lower back (available at all good body stores).


The route was pretty much the same all week due to the integration of the new back but by Friday I was definitely feeling the old sea legs coming back!

Day Two in the hurt house

So the back continues to feel good the rest of my continues to feel very sluggish indeed! I’m sure that is not gonna be helped by a trip to see Mr Cox at Sands tomorrow.  Despite my wimpering it is a beautiful today in Ibiza and that makes us happy!

This is how old I'm feeling on the bike at the moment

This is how old I’m feeling on the bike at the moment

Melons!

Melons!

Bill Withers wrote about these days...

Bill Withers wrote about these days…

Some vintage Assos in the post this morn!

Some vintage Assos in the post this morn!

Back on the black jack…

So after 13 Days off due to a lower back injury…It was good to get back on the bike this morning. When I say good, I mean in terms of my back not hurting and the fact I’m riding again. That was about as good as it got before I started to realize that spending all that time with my old friend San Miguel while convalescing was probably not the best idea!  Hey ho the sun was still shining and many thanks to Sian Randall from Massage Me Ibiza and Vicente at http://www.fisioeivissa.com who sorted me out and got me back in the saddle!

 

VC Ibiza Livery Tees – Now available to purchase

photo(7)The uber cool VC Ibiza  livery tees are available now in…

coming in Black with Yellow print and in sizes

small 36/38″

medium  38/40″

large and  40/42″

extra large 42/44″

Made from 100% cotton.  Tubular construction with superior fine gauge knit fabric so there you go.

Priced at £20 for UK buyers or 20 Euros to EC they can be shipped from UK and Ibiza.

You want want one ? Send an email to simon@veloclubibiza.com and paypal payment details will be sent back.

VC Ibiza Tee Front

VC Ibiza Tee Front

VC Ibiza Tee Back

VC Ibiza Tee Back

Rides, riding and more rides…

We have been super busy over the last week or so cramming in lots of riding with some lovely people. VC Ibiza salutes Charles, Rich, Lulu, Matt, Graham, Giles, Mike and Wijnand whom all took to the roads and trails of the White Isle!

We hope you all enjoyed it! Check out the routes and snaps of the recent rides below….

Dropping down the ridge to Cap Des Falco

Dropping down the ridge trail to Cap Des Falco

The always stunning salt flats of Salines

The always stunning salt flats of Salines

London based journalist,  DJ, Academic and general renaissance woman stayed with us for 3 days

London based journalist, DJ, Academic and general renaissance woman Lulu Levay stayed with us for 3 days and put in some good miles!

    Charles takes on the Coast to Coast MTB trail in the UK at the end of September

Charles takes on the Coast to Coast MTB trail in the UK at the end of September, he got in some good training

After the exploring of Salines, Lulu tested her self on the road putting in 40 miles along the east coast

After the exploring of Salines, Lulu tested her self on the road putting in 40 miles along the east coast

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Rocky trails on Ibiza’s coast to coast ride

Ibiza Rocks

Ibiza Rocks

 

Charles climbs into Port San Miguel

Charles climbs into Port San Miguel

Wijnand was in Ibiza to celebrate his record labels 10th Birthday! Happy Birthday Armada Music . He was also preparing to ride Mt. Ventoux 3 time in 1 day! In what is known as the Cingles challenge…phewww!

The climb from Sant Vicent to St Joan

The climb from Sant Vicent to St Joan

More climbing!

More climbing!

 

Coffee stop!

Coffee stop after climbing!

The beautiful Cala Xarraca

The beautiful Cala Xarraca

Charles finished his training with a 70k ride ride, we are also joined by Richard fair play to them both who completed the ride in style even though their dietary preparation was not the best due to the previous nights festivities! Good luck on the Coast to Coast challenge Charles !

USA Pro Challenge

Globetrotting VC Ibiza clubman Laurence is currently in Colorado, where he snapped some of the action at the recent USA Pro Challenge race in Aspen

Aspen tarmac

Aspen tarmac

Chris Froome in not looking at his stem shocker

Chris Froome in “not looking at his stem” photo shocker

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There were some big names in the peleton

Michael Schar from BMC who had a very successful race

Michael Schar from BMC who had a very successful race

D&J Morning Rumble


A stormy end to the month of August made for some cooler temperatures but allowed for some longer time in the saddle… Ibiza resident and Dan and south London based track cyclist James joined VC Ibiza on rumble around the east of the island this weekend.

 

The break was on straight away from our start point in Puig D'en Valls

The break was on straight away from our start point in Puig D’en Valls

Barman

Barman

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A very relaxed feedzone

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Fuelled by Calippo, James puts the hammer down as the sun comes out