Sunday Cycling 21st May, 2023

I’ve had a busy week. There was a 20km timetrial on Tuesday, and another on Wednesday. I did both. In for a penny, in for a pound!

I rested up since then and thoroughly enjoyed a great Sunday morning on the roads of West Waterford. A sizeable amount was collected for Waterford Hospice and will be passed on to Dungarvan Lions Club shortly.

We passed the DDC kit test with flying colours. 9.5 out of 10. I’ll try to convince my comrades to match my socks next time out.

Here’s the official group report:

In advance of the regular Group 3 spin, the lads assembled for 8.45am at Centra Abbeyside and headed to the Railway Cottage to support East To West Cycle for Waterford Hospice. Swinging back to Civic Offices, off they headed to Lismore and Ballyduff in warm humid conditions. The hill to top of Tallow was taken at a gentle pace and the downhill to coffee in the village was only slightly less than crazy fast. Fueled up, on they went to Camphire Bridge and back to Cappoquin and Glenshelane. Here, new roads were tackled and each tackled the section to Priestown and Ballinamult at own pace. They knew it was up hill and down dale, but there seemed to be more hills than dales. Regrouping at the rebranded Tirlán FarmLife depot in Ballinamult, they headed back to the N72 by Millstreet and Modeligo and finished with a flourish to Master McGrath and Ballinamuck. 110km on a gorgeous May morning.

G3 Captain’s Log

Route: 8.45am meet at Centra Abbeyside and proceed to Railway Cottage to support the East Meets West Hospice Cycle and then 9.15 at from Civic Office, Lismore, Ballyduff, Tallow, Camphire Bridge, Cappoquin, Glenshelane, Ballinamult, Millstreet, Welcome Inn, N72 home.

Note: Featured photograph… A quiet Moment of Reflection. Thinking about Horse Fair Day in Tallow.

Published by Páraig

Changing my mind, one thought at at a time. You can too. Garden, bike and writing can be key. Ukan2.

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