Our spin started off as a normal Sunday spin, we decided to head towards Summerhill, Enfield. There was 19 in our group, and our wandering Wheelers returned to the group after their warm weather training camp. It was decided to split the group in two, both heading in the same direction. The weather was mighty, small bit of a breeze, but overall excellent conditions for a spin. I heard on numerous occasions on the spin that you would cycle all day in this type weather. Anyway, on the road to Rathmolyon, we noticed that we were being marshalled on a couple of turns. On reaching Rathmolyon , we were being cheered and photographed, which was nice, on reaching Summerhill, we were full scale racing with ringing bells, and we learned that we were 2 minutes ahead of the main peleton. We got some looks when we reached the finish line and kept going, I still have visions of the man with the bell running down the road after us with our winning medals.
Anyway , back to the spin, we belted out the road, and I think the heat got to one Wheeler who called a tractor down, which turned out to be a lorry, with the words digger on the front. I was then reminded that I had got some vital information wrong last week, and feeling quiet aggrieved it was pointed out that our average last week was in fact 29 km and not 23 km as reported in the notes. Averages are not my strong point generally the only one I worry about is my average waist size. We reached the tea stop, all safe and sound, and getting back to the waist size I added a wonderfully tasty sausage sandwich. It was then decided that we would all join up together for the spin home as a few had bailed early, so 15 of us headed for Mullingar via Kinnegad / Gaybrook. We reached home with 58.3 miles on the clock with an average speed of 17.9 mph. Overall it was a very enjoyable spin, with some good fun had by all.
As you can see from the sign behind him, John has apparently being getting some modelling work while abroad on cycling duty!