With the racing crew meeting for their spin in Gorey this morning the tour still had a dozen riders out. The riders faced all the weather that could be thrown at them with bright sunshine as the they left Enniscorthy, painfull, stinging hailstones as we descended the steep hill before Ballyhogue and torrential rain for the last 20 minutes!. After Ballyhogue we headed south to the N11, down as far as the third roundabout and back through Wexford town, Ferrycarrig and home. About 60kms according to my computer and no doubt that the regular spins are making every one stronger with a combination of a tailwind and cold rain making the pace hot as we headed home.
Murry McDonald continues to dominate the league table and is the only rider to have taken part in every tour since the league began at the end of October. Murry is one of several new members to have joined the club over the last year including Mylie Kavanagh and his faithful companion Tonto, Paul Byrne, John Busher and David Dempsey, and they have helped strengthen the tour. We were also delighted to have Rita Boyle out with us lately and welcome any lady cyclists any Sunday. Click the Touring League tab at the top of the page for the league table.
Not content with leading the touring league Murry now looks set to win the “2009 Most graceful fall from a racing bike into a mucky patch of grass at the side of the road while not paying attention award”!
Next Sunday the tour transfers to New Ross as most riders have indicated their interest in taking part in the Barrow Wheelers 100km spin. While its a bit longer then most of us have been doing lately the touring group will try and stick together for the ride and we know a few shortcuts if any one is under pressure! Hopefully the weather will be kind. Touring league points will be awarded to any club riders taking part. A map of the route is available HERE
The racing crew met in Enniscorthy on Saturday morning and in Gorey this morning for their training rides.