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Saturday Spins - New to Tri Rota 11 Oct 2015 16:12 #8129

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Also happy to be a sub.

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Saturday Spins - New to Tri Rota 16 Oct 2015 15:11 #8155

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Darren Stanley and I are going to swap, so I'm going to do the 31st October, he'll do 24th.

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Saturday Spins - New to Tri Rota 22 Oct 2015 17:42 #8186

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24/10/2015 Darren Stanley
31/10/2015 Michael Pearce
07/11/2015 Mark Doyle
14/11/2015 Daniel Brennan
21/11/2015 Brendan Borland
28/11/2015 Marie Burke
05/12/2015 Gary Keogh
12/12/2015 Yvonne Williams
19/12/2015 N/A Christmas Treasure Hunt
26/12/2015 N/A
02/01/2016 John O'Connor
09/01/2016 Brendan Buck
16/01/2016 Ciara O'Neill
23/10/2016 Conor McGowan
30/01/2016 Fiona Crean
06/02/2016 Des Hogan
13/02/2016 Jamie Bray
20/02/2016 John Bowes
27/02/2016 Liamo Williams
05/03/2016 Debbie Crean
12/03/2016 Darren O'Sullivan
19/03/2016 Mark Power
26/03/2016 Ronan Cusack
02/04/2016 Daragh Phelan
09/04/2016 Rose Leith
16/04/2016 Tony Byrne
23/04/2016 Mick Doherty
30/04/2016 Gaby Dillon
07/05/2016 Owen Morris
14/05/2016 Martina Colville
21/05/2016 Debs Meghen
28/05/2016 Paul Evans
04/06/2016 Mark Franey
11/06/2016 Paula Humby
16/06/2016 Paul Wade
25/06/2016 Lisa Bishop

Before setting off:
1. Ascertain if there are any non-Wicklow Tri member’s in the group, if there are make sure that you inform them that they are not covered by the Club / TI Insurance and they are riding as their own risk.

2. If there is anyone on their first spin make sure their tyres are at the appropriate pressure, breaks work and helmets is securely on. (i.e. not hanging off the back of their head)

3. Explain what you plan to do, in terms of distance (all riders need to be able to cycle 40km),cover basic communication & safety e.g. calling out pot holes, pointing out hazards, shouting 'car up/down', using hand signals, never riding more than 2 abreast, not crossing the white line, etc

4. If you have a large group with a mix of experienced “recovering” cyclists & new cyclists you might consider splitting the group before you start. Alternatively suggest that the experienced riders might "under gear" to ensure the pace is kept between 20kmph - 22 kmph.


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5. Try to keep the speed between 20kmph to 22kmph, you may have to tell some people to slow down & encourage others to go slightly faster.

6. If there is anyone really struggling, spend some time cycling with them to see if you can help identify any particular issues they are having, new cyclist often struggle with selecting the appropriate gear and getting the right cadence

7. If the riders get split up on climbs, make sure the group stop at the top of the climb to re-group.

8. Stop half way round, many new cyclists are not comfortable with eating or drinking while on the bike. Use the break to talk about the importance of eating & drinking while cycling.

9. If there is anyone consistently struggling to keep pace, rather than holding the full group back it is a good idea to let the group go up the road and at an agreed point get them to do a “u turn” & then cycle back to you, during this period it is advisable that you stay with the individual who is struggling & encourage / support them.

10. Very important At the end of the spin make sure that any newbies are aware that we head to Mount Usher for Coffee

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Saturday Spins - New to Tri Rota 29 Oct 2015 21:12 #8201

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31/10/2015 Michael Pearce
07/11/2015 Mark Doyle
14/11/2015 Daniel Brennan
21/11/2015 Brendan Borland
28/11/2015 Marie Burke
05/12/2015 Gary Keogh
12/12/2015 Yvonne Williams
19/12/2015 N/A Christmas Treasure Hunt
26/12/2015 N/A
02/01/2016 John O'Connor
09/01/2016 Brendan Buck
16/01/2016 Ciara O'Neill
23/10/2016 Conor McGowan
30/01/2016 Fiona Crean
06/02/2016 Des Hogan
13/02/2016 Jamie Bray
20/02/2016 John Bowes
27/02/2016 Liamo Williams
05/03/2016 Debbie Crean
12/03/2016 Darren O'Sullivan
19/03/2016 Mark Power
26/03/2016 Ronan Cusack
02/04/2016 Daragh Phelan
09/04/2016 Rose Leith
16/04/2016 Tony Byrne
23/04/2016 Mick Doherty
30/04/2016 Gaby Dillon
07/05/2016 Owen Morris
14/05/2016 Martina Colville
21/05/2016 Debs Meghen
28/05/2016 Paul Evans
04/06/2016 Mark Franey
11/06/2016 Paula Humby
16/06/2016 Paul Wade
25/06/2016 Lisa Bishop

Before setting off:
1. Ascertain if there are any non-Wicklow Tri member’s in the group, if there are make sure that you inform them that they are not covered by the Club / TI Insurance and they are riding as their own risk.

2. If there is anyone on their first spin make sure their tyres are at the appropriate pressure, breaks work and helmets is securely on. (i.e. not hanging off the back of their head)

3. Explain what you plan to do, in terms of distance (all riders need to be able to cycle 40km),cover basic communication & safety e.g. calling out pot holes, pointing out hazards, shouting 'car up/down', using hand signals, never riding more than 2 abreast, not crossing the white line, etc

4. If you have a large group with a mix of experienced “recovering” cyclists & new cyclists you might consider splitting the group before you start. Alternatively suggest that the experienced riders might "under gear" to ensure the pace is kept between 20kmph - 22 kmph.


On the bike:


5. Try to keep the speed between 20kmph to 22kmph, you may have to tell some people to slow down & encourage others to go slightly faster.

6. If there is anyone really struggling, spend some time cycling with them to see if you can help identify any particular issues they are having, new cyclist often struggle with selecting the appropriate gear and getting the right cadence

7. If the riders get split up on climbs, make sure the group stop at the top of the climb to re-group.

8. Stop half way round, many new cyclists are not comfortable with eating or drinking while on the bike. Use the break to talk about the importance of eating & drinking while cycling.

9. If there is anyone consistently struggling to keep pace, rather than holding the full group back it is a good idea to let the group go up the road and at an agreed point get them to do a “u turn” & then cycle back to you, during this period it is advisable that you stay with the individual who is struggling & encourage / support them.

10. Very important At the end of the spin make sure that any newbies are aware that we head to Mount Usher for Coffee

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Saturday Spins - New to Tri Rota 22 Nov 2015 13:29 #8370

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Myself and Marie are going to swap, so I can take next Saturday instead.

31/10/2015 Michael Pearce
07/11/2015 Mark Doyle
14/11/2015 Daniel Brennan
21/11/2015 Brendan Borland
28/11/2015 Ciara O'Neill
05/12/2015 Gary Keogh
12/12/2015 Yvonne Williams
19/12/2015 N/A Christmas Treasure Hunt
26/12/2015 N/A
02/01/2016 John O'Connor
09/01/2016 Brendan Buck
16/01/2016 Marie Burke
23/10/2016 Conor McGowan
30/01/2016 Fiona Crean
06/02/2016 Des Hogan
13/02/2016 Jamie Bray
20/02/2016 John Bowes
27/02/2016 Liamo Williams
05/03/2016 Debbie Crean
12/03/2016 Darren O'Sullivan
19/03/2016 Mark Power
26/03/2016 Ronan Cusack
02/04/2016 Daragh Phelan
09/04/2016 Rose Leith
16/04/2016 Tony Byrne
23/04/2016 Mick Doherty
30/04/2016 Gaby Dillon
07/05/2016 Owen Morris
14/05/2016 Martina Colville
21/05/2016 Debs Meghen
28/05/2016 Paul Evans
04/06/2016 Mark Franey
11/06/2016 Paula Humby
16/06/2016 Paul Wade
25/06/2016 Lisa Bishop

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Saturday Spins - New to Tri Rota 04 Dec 2015 10:21 #8462

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Good morning all.

I'm lined up and all set to take the NTT spin tomorrow though I am not sure what will happen with a storm forecast to blow through! That aside, I had mentioned before some "Roadside Repair" demos before we head out from Chesters.

If you are hoping to do the NTT spin and you would like to do some essential roadside repair practical then I suggest we confirm here on the forum and be down in Chester's car park ready to cycle by 9:30. Repair demo will take approximately 20 minutes so have an extra layer for standing around the car park.

I would suggest as essential "rescue yourself" stuff:
  • What I must have with me on a bike spin
  • How to remove a front wheel
  • How to remove a rear wheel
  • How to remove a tyre
  • How to replace an inner tube
  • How to replace a tyre
  • My chain has come off, how to put it back on
  • My gear shift cable snapped, what do I do

Please put your name here (if a list grows, copy the list and paste it into a new post, add your name to the list and submit)

We will decide on weather / safety / comfort closer to the time.

Thanks

Garry

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