My Gerard Experience
Early on in my racing career I learned that a top-quality bike was critical to my success. If I was still racing, I’d definitely do it on a Gerard.
From the first race I won as a Junior, I specialized in stage racing. There’s no doubt in my mind that my Gerard Force 90 would have given me everything I’d need for a grueling nine-day race. It’s stiff on the climbs, so every watt goes into moving you forward. And it’s smooth-rolling on the flats when you need to hammer it home. Now I ride for exercise and because I still love it and I can’t say enough about my Gerard.
Claims to Fame
|1986, 1992||Champion—GC (General Category) Nine-day FBD Milk Rás (Tailteann), Ireland|
|1992||Champion—Tour de Hokkaido, Japan|
|1990||Champion—Irish National Track Championships (Points Race)|
|1987||KOM jersey—Nine-day FBD Milk Rás (Tailteann), Ireland|
|1984||Champion—Irish National Track Championships (Pursuit Race)|
- 1985-1992: Irish National Team
- 1988: Seoul Olympics—TTT (Team Time Trial)
Current Gerard Cycles Bike
Off the Bike Obsession
Eating out with family
1987 FBD Milk Rás (Tailteann)
Holding on to the pink KOM jersey.
1986 FBD Milk Rás (Tailteann)
Accepting the George Plant Memorial Trophy as GC Champion.
1992 Nissan International Classic (Tour of Ireland)
Climbing the “wall” of St. Patrick’s Hill, Cork City with the Irish National Team.
Off the Bike
As a big athletic supporter, there’s always some sort of sport on at my establishment—Murphy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Pattaya, Thailand.