(by Shane Corcoran)
What a difference a day makes as they say, with all the rain that fell last week, a large clatter of Wheelers were ready for an extra-long spin on Sunday last. The C group was no different with 14 hardy characters ready for the road. Tullamore via Rochfortbridge, Rhode, was the order of the day.
The puncture fairy hit us on the Daingean road but other than that it was plain sailing. For some reason the pace increased coming into Tullamore, I looked at the speedo and seen that we were clocking 25 mph. Which brings me to the tea time conversation, which metric do you prefer, one wheeler but forward an excellent argument for KM, and as they pointed out it is what they now teach in school, and we should embrace the change. Another Wheeler pointed out that MPH was more honest, which is true 60MPH/100 KPH, I will leave that for another day.
With tea done and dusted we headed for home via Kilbeggan, Castletown Dysart. 63 miles on the clock if you’re honest, 100Km if you like the look of the bigger number.
And finally, a new section which was recommended to me by a fellow wheeler. Quote of the week; “If it is a cliché to say athletics build character as well as muscle, and then I subscribe to the cliché.” – Gerald Ford.
Converting units of distance can be difficult, honestly!