Club Notes September 29th

Club BBQ

homerbbqA reminder about the end of season BBQ & Drinks in Rohan’s Bar on this Saturday October 5th at 9pm. Cost of BBQ is €5 per person. If you haven’t done so already please text to confirm your attendance.

Club Track Day

club track day 025 copyOn Saturday 7 members hit the road to Dublin to take part in a track accreditation day at Sundrive Road Track. Riding fixies was a first for most present and thankfully we all came away unscathed and had a very enjoyable day out. Video below to give you an idea of what we got up to on the day.

Track Day Video

Club Winter Training

Usual Sunday spins continue at 9am.

Midweek there are the following options:

Mountain Biking – Sessions will take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 6.30pm most weeks. Members who have indicated an interest (text sent last week) will be text with details in advance.

Night Cycling – Brian O’Neill is running a session on Tuesdays, meeting at the Five Alley at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. On Thursdays there will be a night spin from Moynan’s at 6pm. Adequate lights front and back as well as high viz vest are mandatory for all night spins. Each session will last approximately 2 hours and all are welcome.

Brian has put together some information on the lights he uses below:

Guys. A number of people have asked what lights I use. I use the helmet mount from this first one for the second light below. (If ya get me!). I also got a hi viz in Moynans. Peter does the BBB light below and also has the brighter version of it. Front light: light:

Rear light:

Sunday Spin September 28th
Mags, Aidan & Pat modeling the club skin suits at the Sunday spin

Mags, Aidan & Pat modeling the club skin suits at the Sunday spin

There was a reasonable turnout for the club Sunday spin with two groups hitting the road at 9am. Sunday’s leisure spin saw 8 riders, old and new, cycle the 64km to Roscrea and back in lovely conditions. Great to see all riders cycling in formation and “rolling over” regularly with everyone returning together and appearing to to enjoy the experience.  The average speed for the trip was 24km/hr.  Leisure riders might like to take note of a special cycle on Sunday  Oct. 13th when we plan to do an 80Km cycle to UL and back through O’ Brien’s Bridge and Clonlara.  More details next week.

The faster group of 6 went from Nenagh – Ballina – O’Brien’s Bridge – Castleconnell – Birdhill, Nenagh 69km at an average of 31kph.