18 Results for tag: club spin

How reliable were you?

SATURDAY was Reliability Trial day and some proved more reliable than others on a morning colloquially renamed as Trial by Wind. It was the first Reliability Trial in St. Tiernan's calendar and the clear day drew out more than 20 riders for the 125k jaunt through Kildare. A puncture minutes from the start knocked the leading group's reliability points to ... More

Sally Gap seven finish Happy Pears

August 9, 2014 - Saturday was a Sally Gap kind of day, which is good, because that's where The Routemaster wanted to steer his ship, as reporter-rider David Corr found out.   SEVEN headed out from Parkvale at 9am and we were down to five at Enniskerry. The five left Enniskerry for Powerscourt but Lawrence reminded us that there was a ... More

‘The nine suffered nightmarish ICL Hill TT flashbacks’ – Saturday’s spin earned memorable status

July 26, 2014 - The suffering began almost immediately, writes Ruairi Ferrie. Nine club members turned out at the Maldron Hotel on Saturday morning for what was to be a much hillier spin than expected, thanks to our guide Kevin McNamee, who, apparently, had decided to punish us all. The pain began with the ascent of the Bohernabreena Road up ... More

Fashion: Spiderman vs Retro

July 22, 2014 - It was only a matter of time before it happened. It was only a matter of time before someone attempted to mix the different generations of jersey in the one ensemble. On Saturday last it was Alpine tourer Peter Rush who made the bold move to base-layer Spiderman under the retro Le Maillot Violet, as the present jersey has been dubbed. ... More

Club Spin (Touring Group) 2nd Feb

By Andy Lakes Nine riders set off on what was a cool Saturday morning for the Touring group. We made our way up the Embankment and took the turn near Brittas for Manor Kilbride. Patches of frost were soon joined by frozen puddles which had us doubting our choice of roads. Close to Manor Kilbride we hit a section of road covered in ice and slush. A less ... More

Club Spin Report 24th November

By Colm Tobin The club spin was to depart from the Phoenix Park this morning with the plan to head in the direction of Enfield for a change of scenery. With this in mind I set off from Ashbourne slightly later than usual, in the presence of a light fog, and hints of frost on the sides of the road to remind me that it was in fact a cold winters morning. ... More

Club Spin Report 29th Sept.

By Colm Tobin It appears that, having proposed the route for today, I indirectly put myself forward as the author of the spin report, so here it is… Having missed 2 weeks of Saturday morning spins due to holidays I was eager to get back out and get a few miles in the legs again, and having kept tabs on those of you on strava, I noticed a significant ... More

Club Spin Report 21st July

By Brian Hayden What a difference a couple of weeks makes, after my last outing when I completely imploded I made it out for last Saturdays spin on a proper summer’s morning.  A large group had turned out with a number of riders making a return for the Saturday morning spin after the interruption of family, holidays, work, etc.  A few of the ... More