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Reyno's Escape

posted 26 Jul 2015, 14:03 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 26 Jul 2015, 14:03 ]
(By PJ Carey)   
As I arrived at Columb Barracks at 9am for our Sunday Spin, I was greeted by only eight cyclists. It was a wet and windy morning and I was told that some of the racers had gone to Donore, Co Louth for the Leinster Championship racing and that some other Wheelers had gone to Meath for the Tour of Meath sportive, notwithstanding that it was still a poor enough turn for a Sunday Spin.

With the wind coming from the south east we set off for Kinnegad and then onto Edenderry where we had a quick tea stop. After refuelling with plenty of coffee and with the wind on our backs the pace quickened as we headed for Rhode. 
On reaching Rhode, Dermot Reynolds decided that the pace was not not quick enough for his liking and decided to go solo. Nobody followed him, thinking that it was far too early to be making a break for home. Up the road a bit, we turned onto a long straight section of road and there was no sign of Dermot to be seen. It was then that four of us decided that we needed to track him down and reel him in. The pace accelerated to 40 kph plus with the expectation of seeing Dermot around every corner, but despite holding this pace all the way to Mulllingar, there was no catching Dermo. In hindsight, with Dermot's reputation of being a hard cyclist, we should have known better than to underestimate this man and his ability to stay away for such a long time.  Well  done Dermot. 

All home safe and sound with 80 km completed.