May & June pics

With both the Tour de Lough Derg and the National TT Championship successfully in the bag, I’m putting up some of the Club spins again. Or at least until the Munster TT kicks in. There are separate posts of Rob’s fashion commentary and the Magical Mystery Tour to Victoria Lock, somewhere in Ireland.

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Tour de Lough Derg

Well, we’re successfully back on the Tour map again. There’s a lot of thanks to go around on a great Tour effort. Just within the Club, we would like to thank our own members who rode on the day, those who volunteered for marshalling and stewarding, driving the lead cars and broom-wagon, catering, photography, and…

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A windy and drizzled Sunday

A mixed group of NTW cyclists took to the road on Sunday morning. The calendar said it was the start of Summer, but the weather on the morning said otherwise. It was a bit of a yo-yo spin, with a return to base necessitated after 5kms, due to Roger having battery problems. Peter supplied a…

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April Spins

Sunday, 10 April. The group did Nenagh, Dolla, up Bolliningbrook, to the Thurles Newport Road, Reiska, Borrisleigh, Templemore Road turn off and up to Gortagarry, Moneygall, Tomevara, Tea stop in Caseys. Ballinamona, back in the Thurles road home. Very windy hard going not very warm.  Liam had a puncture on the back tyre. Distance was…

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Craic and Cracks

Saturday saw Roger, Mike and Gerry head to Ennistymon for the Cliffs of Moher Challenge, with Gerry giving the lads a (free) lift. Things didn’t exactly go to plan. While parked in a B&B, the back windshield of Gerry’s car had a teeny weeny bit of pressure applied to it (we’ll ignore how). That resulted…

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Another Sunday

Sunday, the 2nd April, saw us out on a cold but bright day, doing 87kms at an average of 30kph. The route was Nenagh>Roscrea>Birr>Borrisokane>Nenagh, with a wind seemingly forever against us after we turned in Roscrea for Birr. We had a demonstration of some superb balancing skills at a stop in Roscrea, as Andy seemed…

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We’ll always have Starbucks

Gorgeous day on Sunday, as 11 of us took to the road. We cycled to the University of Limerick the back-way (Garrykennedy>Ballina>Cloonlara>UL, before stopping at the Castletroy Shopping Centre for the customary coffee. Then we set out for Murroe and Newport, before going on to Ballinahinch and the N7, and hence back to Nenagh. 102km…

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St. Patrick’s Day

Roger had the good idea to pull together a spin on St. Patrick’s Day morning, so we met up in Moynan’s carpark at 9.30. We were a small group but well matched. Our route was c.54kms, Newtown>Portroe>Ballina>O’Brien’s Bridge, Daly’s Cross>Birdhill>Nenagh. We passed a large group of Lower Ormond cyclists on our way, very friendly as…

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Some Sunday Spins

Our latest Sunday spin on 6th March saw us do a 98km spin at an average of 28kph. Route was Limerick Road>Ballina>Tuamgraney>Bodyke>Broadford>O’Briensbridge>Daly’s Cross>Nenagh. We’d a welcome coffee-stop at Broadford, with Gerry stumping up (for 10 years’ credit). Hats off to the Country Store in Broadford, and their very friendly staff. Scones and coffees were of…

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