Upperchurch Drombane CC hosted the Tipperary TT in July. Some pics of Award Winners below.
This video definitely deserves its own Post. In it, Rob, our King of the Mountain (not!) somewhat breathlessly goes top of a steep climb, and then provides a witty critique of the individual members’ fashion sense as they pass by, while levying heavy fines for the more serious fashion violations.
With both the Tour de Lough Derg and the National TT Championship successfully in the bag, I’m putting up some of the Club spins again. Or at least until the Munster TT kicks in. There are separate posts of Rob’s fashion commentary and the Magical Mystery Tour to Victoria Lock, somewhere in Ireland.
Well, we’re successfully back on the Tour map again. There’s a lot of thanks to go around on a great Tour effort. Just within the Club, we would like to thank our own members who rode on the day, those who volunteered for marshalling and stewarding, driving the lead cars and broom-wagon, catering, photography, and organizing a lot of moving pieces. Not forgetting those who supplied Jan with food, and those members who gave of their time, experience and expertise in enabling us to pick up the pieces again after a 2 year absence. Externally, we would like to thank […]
A mixed group of NTW cyclists took to the road on Sunday morning. The calendar said it was the start of Summer, but the weather on the morning said otherwise. It was a bit of a yo-yo spin, with a return to base necessitated after 5kms, due to Roger having battery problems. Peter supplied a spare bike from his shop, allowing the spin to re-start. It’s great having someone like Peter on the spin, a professional bike mechanic and bike-shop owner, and very obliging to boot. Roger is dead sound as well, especially when he’s fully charged (like the Duracell […]
Sunday, 10 April. The group did Nenagh, Dolla, up Bolliningbrook, to the Thurles Newport Road, Reiska, Borrisleigh, Templemore Road turn off and up to Gortagarry, Moneygall, Tomevara, Tea stop in Caseys. Ballinamona, back in the Thurles road home. Very windy hard going not very warm. Liam had a puncture on the back tyre. Distance was 80km. Sunday, 24th April. Group of 11 (Liam’s taking the photo) on the Thurles-Templemore Road. 88Kms @ 30kph.
Saturday saw Roger, Mike and Gerry head to Ennistymon for the Cliffs of Moher Challenge, with Gerry giving the lads a (free) lift. Things didn’t exactly go to plan. While parked in a B&B, the back windshield of Gerry’s car had a teeny weeny bit of pressure applied to it (we’ll ignore how). That resulted in a tiny little crack at the base of the windshield. Really tiny. “Nothing to see here, folks. Move on, move on”. Then the real cracks started. Open the car door – Crack. Close the car door – another Crack. Breath – Crack. Mike, ever […]
Sunday, the 2nd April, saw us out on a cold but bright day, doing 87kms at an average of 30kph. The route was Nenagh>Roscrea>Birr>Borrisokane>Nenagh, with a wind seemingly forever against us after we turned in Roscrea for Birr. We had a demonstration of some superb balancing skills at a stop in Roscrea, as Andy seemed to balance on a sixpence for a full minute. Very impressive. Now if Andy could just simultaneously juggle half a dozen dinner plates as well, he’d be a definite shoo in for a job in the Circus! (Just joking! No, it was very skillful). Liam […]