Tag Archives: Zurich

Zürich vs Dublin

I’m starting to get annoyed with people telling me I must be in heaven coming from ‘flat’ Ireland to go mountain biking in Switzerland. Actually not quite. Think of Swiss mountain biking and you think of spectacular mountains, massive climbs … Continue reading

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Spring!

The weather has gone nuts and we’ve had a 30C temperature increase in the last 3 weeks and it now feels like summer. I’ve been getting cabin fever stuck in Zurich and the small hills around it so with 17c, … Continue reading

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real winter

Until 2 weeks ago the winter weather in Zurich as been no different to Ireland, grey and damp but very little snow or sub-zero temperatures. Things have changed dramatically though and since then its been between -10° and -15°C with … Continue reading

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Swimming

For several reasons I’ve been mixing up my winter training with a bit of swimming this year (one being that snow has finally hit Zurich!). Not cool. I don’t get it. Why anyone would choose to repeatedly swim up and … Continue reading

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The ‘Euro-goober’

They’ve been around in the UK for a few years, typically known as ‘all the gear, no idea’ riders. The construction of man-made trailcentres in Ireland in the last year or two has meant they have become increasingly common sight … Continue reading

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Images

Exploration is the name of the game at the moment. I have to admit, Zurich has some great mountain bike trails but I quickly realised it comes nowhere near Dublin when in terms of quantity and variety of riding. Too … Continue reading

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Switzerland

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic relocating to Switzerland and adapting to a new job and a new life – exciting times but there is also a lot of hassle involved so its lucky October is the … Continue reading

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A week in Zurich

My plan to escape Ireland in October using the cunning method of applying for jobs according to google maps terrain setting finally paid off, resulting in a spontaneous last minute trip to Zurich last week for a work trial. Switzerland … Continue reading

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