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Longford Midges Strike

posted 8 Jun 2015, 14:43 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 8 Jun 2015, 14:43 ]
This was the first Sunday that all groups were departing from our new home, Columb Barracks.  Roibeard was acting Sergeant Major and gave the orders. Two Groups of "A"'s and two groups of "B"'s as well as a large group of "C"'s departed in the direction of Granard via Multyfarnham. Our group split at Ballinafid to suit different speeds and on we went via Coole. 

The puncture fairy struck twice en route and it was at this point that the midges arrived leaving their calling card on the hairy legs of the wheelers. Midge bars (picture opposite) might be appropriate for these "hairy bikers".  The good news was that it felt like summer. We broke for coffee in Edgeworthstown where some riders chose the short way home while the main bunch travelled on to Carrickboy before turning for Ballynacargy and home.  A great spin had by all.