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Re: Saturday Spins 11 Mar 2014 23:01 #3366

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Folks,

With the weather improving (fingers crossed) & as we start getting nearer to the start of the season, we are likely to see an increase in numbers on the Saturday spin, there are some pointers below which will hopefully help things run smoothly:

1) From both a safety and coordination perspective it is really important that the groups do not exceed 11, i.e. if you have a group of 12 you should be splitting in to two groups of 6.

2) From now on we will look to establish how many are in each group before we get on the road, you cooperation with regard to this would be greatly appreciated.

3) If we have more groups we will need more leaders, so can you make sure that you are familiar with the route (posted every Thursday evening) as you may be asked to lead a group.

4) If you are leading a group can you make sure that everyone is accounted for throughout the cycle, if someone punctures or gets a mechanical the group should stop with them until they are back on the road or if someone gets dropped can you make sure they know their way home.

5) Finally can each individual make sure that:
a) They arrive on time and are ready to go at 10.00, not 10.05 :angry: !
b) They have the appropriate pressure in their tyres, this will help prevent punctures.
c) Their bike is in good working order, have a look at your tyres & make sure that they are not slit or no glass is embedded in them.
d) They have cash & a mobile phone with them.

I hope that doesn't sound like a grumpy rant :)
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Re: Saturday Spins 13 Mar 2014 22:39 #3379

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Folks,

I know there was lots of disappointed people last week as we didn't get to go up Shay Elliot due to the strong winds, well the good news is that it is on the menu for this Saturday again & the even better news is that we will be going up the steep side, this week :P

This week is a medium (6 out of 10 week) and the routes are as follows:


[b]9.00am Spin[/b]

Group: The early bird spin – Leader Gabby Dillon
Distance 65km to 75km (Will follow group 3 or 4 route)
Ave 26KPH

10.00am Spins

Group 1 New to Tri / Recovery Group - Leader – Conor McGowan
Distance - 45km
Av - 20-22 KPH

Ashford, Wicklow Town (port road), Brittas Bay, Jack Whites, N11, Tap Pub, Deputy's Pass, Glenealy, Mill town lane, Ashford

www.mapmyride.com/ie/wicklow-l/new-to-tr...ay-j-route-309604977


Group 2: Leader John Darcy
Distance: 60km
Av 24+KPH

Ashford, Rathnew, Glenealy, Rathdrum, Greenan, Glenmalure, Shay Elliot,Laragh, Annamoe, Back road to Roundwood Reservoir, Killiskey, Ashford

www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/370591723

Group 3: Leader Colm Flood
Distance: 70km
Av 25+ KPH

Ashford, Bel Air, Glenealy, Rathdrum, Ballinaclash, Greenan, Glenmalure, Shay Elliot, Laragh, Annamoe, Back Road to Roundwood Reservoir, Ashford Road, First Left, New town Mount Kennedy, Newcastle, Coynes Cross, Cullenmore Bends.

www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/372175167


Group 4 Leader - Owen Morris
Distance 80km
Av 26+KPH

Ashford, Rathnew, Rathdrum, Avoca, Woodenbridge, Aughrum, Macreddan, Greenan, Glenamure, Shay Elliot,Laragh, Annamoe, Back road to Roundwood Reservoir, Killiskey.

(Option of skipping Macreddan climb & going on the main road from Aughrum to Ballinaclash)

www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/370589319


Group : Long & Steady 100km – Leader Linus Devlin

AV 26KPH
Route: Will follow route 4 but will branch off at some stage to cover the additional mileage.

Group 5 - 100km - Leader – Noel Conway
Av 28+kph
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Re: Saturday Spins 13 Mar 2014 22:57 #3380

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That cycle will certainly work up a thirst for pints to watch the match
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Re: Saturday Spins 15 Mar 2014 13:44 #3382

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What a stunning day for a spin. Spring is here!

Great to meet our old friend Shay again.

Lovely routes lads. Keep up the great work.
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Re: Saturday Spins 15 Mar 2014 14:09 #3383

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Excellent morning and a fantastic route Colm and John.

We had an incident outside Woodenbridge with a very aggressive driver 04WW6099, Silver Audi A4/A6 who sat close behind us on his horn before buzzing us and swerving in on purpose. It was very close to carnage and it was deliberate. We rang it in straight away and I called into Wicklow station on the way home. It is important that the others in the group do the same. Hopefully no one else met this idiot today.

Stay safe and enjoy the roads guys.
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Re: Saturday Spins 15 Mar 2014 15:49 #3384

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Noel, added my name to the complaint list with the Gardai in Wicklow. Avoca Gardai should be in contact with us.

Great spin apart from that nutter.
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