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"B" Group Reports 12th Feb.

posted 13 Feb 2012, 13:31 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 13 Feb 2012, 13:31 ]
(By Eamon Hogan & Carmel Dolan)   
Another Sunday morning and the yellow, red and blue club gear of the Lakeside Wheelers were out in force putting in the miles around the surrounding counties.  In the B group we had approximately 45 cyclists which split into 3 groups.  Colm Yeats took out the first group, Conor Isdell took the second group and myself and Bob took the third group.  The route today took us towards County Longford.  Groups 2 and 3 were averaging 28km/h for the 80km spin with Skeagh Hill thrown into the mix with only myself to blame for that, not bad lads not bad at all. Thanks to Carmel Dolan for the update on how the first group (faster B’s) got on today. (Eamon)

Blessed Art Thou Amongst Men
Blessed Art Thou Carmel
A predominantly male group of fast B's departed ORS at 9am Sunday morning with myself the only lady among them to try and keep some manners on the group. A steady pace ensued down the N4 main road as we headed to Edgeworthstown and turned left and across to Carrickboy, except when Robbie Kenny (on day release from the A group) went to the front where it was noted that the pace increased by at least 5 km/h!!

After a quick tea stop in Carrickboy and general chit chat and talk about our fellow club mate Damien Shaw’s excellent achievement in the UCI Paracycling World Championships in LA, we headed for Ballynacargy where we turned right and headed across to the Ballymahon road. There, we took a sharp left at the crossroads to head up Skeagh Hill. The crunching of gears changing could be heard as we all tried to get the gearing right to tackle the mighty hill. Once all were over the hill, we re-grouped and then the pace livened up considerably and we progressed very swiftly along the lovely rolling hills on the Ballymahon road all the way to Mullingar with the group all working very well and kept pretty much together all the way. Everybody arrived safe and sound back into ORS with 75 k under our belt and averaging 31km/h! Well done everyone! (Carmel)