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Large Number Out Despite The Fog

posted 23 Jan 2011, 14:53 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 23 Jan 2011, 14:58 ]
Despite early morning fog which caused a minor headache for the group leaders who are charged with the decision making process on club spins there was a large crowd in ORS last Sunday for the 10am start. After a brief discussion it was decided to head eastwards where, on the advice of Charlie Sheridan, there was little or no fog. At this time I only have a report from C group leader Arthur Dempsey who sent me the following update.

C Group Sunday 23/01/11

With Michael O’Donovan leading out the 13 strong group it was decided to stay in single file to Kinnegad where the sun was just burning off the fog nicely. Mother Hubbards was the chosen destination for the coffee stop and against a nice breeze we arrived with a healthy 15mph average speed. It was great to see Colm Flood back in the peloton after a long break and also a newcomer, Patrick Murphy who acquitted himself very well. The return journey saw the arrival of the dreaded puncture fairy who is unfortunately all too common at this time of the year due to the excess grit and debris on the roads after the cold snap. On arrival back to the ORS we had a respectable 35 miles on the clock which is a perfect start back to what will hopefully be some regular cycling in wake of the arctic conditions of late.

With the month of January not yet over, we are once again seeing record numbers of new members joining, which, although great for the club, brings with it some operational challenges. Our group leaders, Mark Horohoe, Conor Isdell and Arthur Dempsey are currently planning the year ahead and will be sending out an email to all members in the coming days. We would ask you to please read this important message and request your co-operation with same, and if you do not have access to email please contact myself or Carmel for the details.

Damien Shaw get in some Winter Training