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Elastic "B"s put in a Good Stretch

posted 8 Dec 2014, 07:39 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 8 Dec 2014, 07:42 ]
(By Pearse Murphy)   
A group of twelve hardy B cyclists gathered at ORS on this bright crispy morning. Numbers in general were small for all groups as the Christmas party season is in full swing. No doubt many regulars were recovering in their leabas from the previous night’s activities.  With a westerly breeze the route chosen was Horseleap – Moate – Ballymore and home.  A nice pace ensued and with plenty of banter about the Christmas party we soon glided into Moate for the tea stop at 11 having faced a stiff breeze all the way. 

Refuelled with coffee and various carbohydrate based delicacies we mounted up for the return trip. We crossed that bog towards Ballymore and a discussion arose whether to take the back road to Killare to avoid one of the hills or head for Ballymore. Feeling energetic we decided for Ballymore. 

Having hit Ballymore and been treated to a shower of hail sleet and snow the new Mr Sportive upped the pace as we tackled the few hills. Although the group stretched like a large elastic band during this phase of the spin like any quality elastic band we came back together in Loughnavally. We next headed for ORS with a little more stretching but all safely back for 12:30 with 80 kms on the clock and an average of 27.2 kph. Well done all and thanks for a great spin.

B Group well wrapped up in Moate on Sunday 7th December 2014