D Group Spin Saturday 10th July

Post date: Jul 11, 2021 5:47:46 PM

D Group Notes

"Colour Co-ordination is the order of the day"

A large group of the regular D group assembled at O' Briens for the weekly spin. Certain members were missing in action ?. I would say some of the group have caught the holiday bug. A quick change of route had to be arranged. In the present climate it is very difficult to arrange the mid-way coffee stop where everyone is safe and social distancing is adhered to.

The consensus was to head towards Kilbeggan. The group departed and headed down the road to Dysart and on to Horseleap. To add a bit of flavour to the route a detour to Clara was called. From here it was back towards Kilbeggan and a well deserved coffee at the filling station on the Tyrrellspass road.

A break from the norm was the presentation of a well deserved prize to Nuala. Her co-ordinated lipstick with matching helmet was very tasteful. Who says men don't notice these things? After the banter and break it was on towards Rahenmore and down the back road to Dalystown. From Belvedere it was everyone for themselves and the pace back to O'Briens quickly intensified. Everyone made it back safely and in one piece. The spin covered 60km at a very credible 25km per hr.

C group spin this morning, one group of 15 people. Distance 83km ave speed 26.5km.

Route: Delvin, Drumcree, Collinstown, Fore( Lovely Coffee stop at Ned's Forge ), Castlepollard, Coole, Multyfarnham, Mullingar.

Please let the Club Secretary know if you want to take part in next week's fun time trial. Ulrika and her team have done a lot of planning so it would be lovely to see everyone attend. If I am up to giving it a go, there is no excuse for the rest of you. The regular Saturday spin will be re-scheduled for 24th July. Notes by Gerry Wallace.