We’ve had another great weekend of spins, keeping the New Year start going strong.
On Saturday morning we had growing numbers for the race training spin and the weather turned out to be slightly better than expected but was still a cold, hard day on the bikes. While there was a tough wind to contend with early on it dissipated as the morning went on and the lads got in just over the 100km over some rolling hills. They went from Nenagh towards Limerick and across the Four Sisters to Ballina, on to O’Briens Bridge, Broadford, Parteen, back to O’Briens Bridge, on to Daly’s Cross and back to Nenagh via the old N7.
There was even time to squeeze in some “race repair training” with 5 stoppages for punctures during the course of the morning… Definitely a case of Murphy’s Law on a cold morning with everyone trying to keep warm… It’s all part of cycling though!! Fair play for getting out there guys!
On Sunday we had a great turnout yet again of over 20 people on the morning. It was cold morning but it stayed fine for us so we can’t complain! Everyone headed off out together towards Toomevara where the groups split as planned to take on a nice route out to Dunkerrin, on to Milltown, then Borrisokane where the leisure / Intermediate riders turned back to Nenagh (64km) and the Seniors went on to Ballinderry and back to Nenagh via Puckane(80km). The puncture theme continued today but not quite as numerous as the previous day thankfully. The seniors rolled well together and the pace was controlled over the hills and the pace then pushed on once the hills were crested. This enabled us to keep the group from splitting the whole way around and a good pace kept going. A great morning spin was enjoyed by all again.
See more pictures from the morning on our Photo page here. Special thanks go to Mike Molamphy for the great photos.
We will hold two Club Membership Nights over the coming weeks with the first being held in Moynans Bike Shop on Monday 19th of Jan from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. We will be helping existing and new members to register with Cycling Ireland and membership of our Club.
Liam Callahan (NTW Road Captain) will do a demo in the shop on his Tacx Turbo Trainer with some Video Training Routes to show what you can accomplish indoors when the weather prevents you from getting outside.
We will have a slide show of pictures and videos taken on club road and mountain biking training spins during the last few months.
Along with all this we will have the pleasure of the company of Richie Greene of Focus Bikes Ireland who will have a display model of the latest high spec road and mountain bikes for you to feast your eyes on(please refrain from drooling on them folks 😉 ). He will give a talk about these great bikes and answer any questions on Road or Mountain Biking. As Richie is a keen Mountain Biker himself, it will be a good opportunity to get some advice on the subject.
We will be having another Membership Night on Mon 26th of Jan with Eugene Lynch from Giant bikes there on the night to accommodate anyone who can’t make the first one.
The usual spins will continue next weekend so keep an eye on the website and Facebook for updates.
For any more information on club events or membership please contact our club chairperson Pat Bergin on 087 6744400