We had a return to our winter turbo training sessions this week and we had a great turnout on both nights. As could be expected on the first night back there were a few bikes and turbos that probably hadn’t seen the light of day in quite a while with a bit of squeaking only adding to the fantastic backing music being provided by Rob… Serious kudos have to go to Peter for riding on rollers in front of the group!!
On Saturday a few of the lads took advantage of the nice afternoon and took in some fine hill training. Some were a little worse for wear after a wedding the day before but they didn’t let that hold them back!! Well done lads.
On Sunday the weather took a turn for the worse with both rain and wind taking their toll but that didn’t stop a fine group of hardy souls from turning up at the carpark. With the poor weather, the leisure turnout was on the small side so the lads tried to keep the group together to the best of their ability but with the weather turning so foul there were people choosing to turn back early at various points along the way. As well as the poor weather the lads had to content with punctures with the first hitting them 3km in, not nice trying to mend a puncture when you’re trying to stay warm on a morning like that! Then another one in Borrisokane with Rob leaving behind his hi-vis sunglasses after repairing the puncture so Noel and Harry went back with him to get them but the three amigos decided to turn back at the old Birr rd(Rule #5 lads!!) into a savage head wind while the rest of the group continued on to Moneygall and returned via the Dublin rd. Overall a tough morning on the bikes but all were glad they braved the weather and got in some great winter miles, well done to all!!
This is a reminder of our upcoming AGM that takes place tomorrow evening Monday the 17th of October at 8pm in the Dapp Inn, Nenagh. Please attend if you can as this is a great time to have your say about the running of the club and talk openly to the committee. We will also be electing a new committee on the night so we hope to see you all there.
Club dinner and awards presentation.
Keep this date in you diaries folks: 12th November. We have our club awards dinner in the Thatched cottage, Ballycommon. Dinner is at 7pm and it costs €26pp for a three course meal which we think you’ll all agree is great value so make sure you come along and let the hair down for what will be a great night. We welcome everyone so bring your family and friends along for a fun filled night. You can contact Jan on 0871374354 to confirm your place.
This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
If any of ye want to do any spins out on the road don’t be afraid to put up a message on WhatsApp looking for company.
Tuesday: Club turbo training session from 7pm to 8.30pm in Stereame. Contact Pat on 087 6744400 for details and directions.
Thursday: Club turbo training session from 7pm to 8.30pm in Stereame. Contact Pat on 087 6744400 for details and directions.
Saturday: Intermediate cycle 40/50km in distance, leaving Woodies at 7.30am. Anyone who wants to is very welcome to join in on this spin. You can contact William on 086 2447888 for more details.
Sunday: (Leisure Group Mentor: Eoin Woods) This week we’ll continue with another route that has some opt out points if you want to cut it short. The route is Moynans – Portroe – Ballina – Clonlara – UL for coffee – Return to Nenagh via main road, 82km.
For the shorter options: Return via the Four Sisters and main road, 45km; turn back from O’Briensbridge, 59km or return via O’Briensbridge and continue to Daly’s cross for 67km.
Have a great week out there folks!!