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Less Than Ideal Conditions for Weekend Spins

posted 27 Feb 2017, 14:32 by Kevin Monaghan
Saturday Morning (D Group) Crew (By Gerry Wallace - Sat. 25th February 2017)   
The rain clouds were drawing in as we gathered and a spin was looking very unlikely however, not to be deterred the D Group departed the clubhouse with over 14 riders in tow. Due to the weather outlook a handy spin to Tyrellspass and back was the order of the day so, with a strong head wind from the west the group took to the Greenway for shelter.

After the recent storms nobody thought of the debris which was all over the Rail Trail and as a result it wasn’t long before the dreaded puncture fairy arrived. First, Gerry Wallace suffered a front wheel flat, and then, after a quick repair job with the entire group back in the groove the back wheel went flat. A cyclists nightmare, but with the help and expertise of McGyver  it wasn’t long before the coffee and scones were being scoffed in the “Castle”. During the break for tea/coffee it emerged that 12 of the D Group have signed up for the 180km Ring of Kerry sportive in July so, with that in mind the Saturday morning crew can expect to be covering more mileage in the coming months.

Sunday Spins:
Incredibly there were over 15 riders present at 9am for the Sunday spin and despite the horrendous weather they managed to cover an impressive 80km so well done to one and all. The group headed for Castletown, Kilbeggan and onwards to Clara for Coffee before returning via Tyrrellspass in what can only be described as torrential rain. We all know who is taking the training serious now folks!

The Saturday Morning crew having refreshments in Tyrellspass Castle
The Saturday Morning crew having refreshments in Tyrellspass Castle