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C Group Enjoy High Tea

posted 5 May 2013, 14:59 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 5 May 2013, 14:59 ]
(By Carmel Dolan)   
With the Spring Spin done and dusted for another year, it was back to normal cycling last Sunday morning April 28th. The morning didn't look good and the sky was dark but none the less, I joined the C group and about 14 of us heading out the gates of ORS with Feericks of Rathowen being our destination,. We headed for the Joe Dolan Bridge as we were going to Rathowen via Ballynacargy and just at the roundabout on the Lynn road, the heavens opened and the rain lashed down. A few in our group were heard to remark that they needed to turn back as they had other things to be doing so one escaped but another one in the group wasn't let escape!

High T for C
Eventually the rain stopped around Walshestown and we dried off in the wind. The banter was good in the group and the usual chit chat ensued and in no time we were inside in Feericks and awaiting warm cups of tea and coffee and plates of scones and toast. Shane was doing his "Dowton Abbey/Upstairs Downstairs" impersonation and was serving tea to all and sundry and nearly even buttering the toast for some people. 

Somehow the conversation got around to cycling gear and there were suggestions of a new kit for the ladies but because this is a family paper, I just couldn't mention what the lads had in mind!! But Katherine, I am sure we would all look great in the new gear....the weather might be the only problem!! As always, the chat and craic was good and the laughter loud.

We headed back out and on our bikes and back to town via the lovely "Col de Bunbrosna" and after re-grouping at the top we sailed back into the ORS with a respectable 55 km under our belts. Not bad for a wet Sunday morning. Thanks guys for a great spin and good laugh.