Kenny made a rare tuesday appearance , (on his new stealth machine) . He went off like a firework was up his bottom so fast up fiddlers and towards view point that he forgot to turn into the trails with the rest of us . With a fair amount of yo-hoing and yodeling we managed to retrieve him though I’m not sure why .
A quick cairn was then facilitated and off to the tunnel, after I had recovered my bike , hilariously hidden by a.n.other (SCO)
Misty spin to tunnel lightened only by BGTV swimming in the bypass , he said Liz had him under a spell , I know how he feels !
At this point we departed for home leaving the katesbridge tornado , a moist BGTV , the other doc , that damn dentist and PS to follow the trails on round.
Replacement needed for Cairnuary in Febuary…….Bikeuary has been suggested , croubuary done , and divisuary old hat . Ideas please.
There was some doubt as to whether there were any bikes left in Green Bikes as JOD rolled up on yet another stunning machine in full carbon/titanium/argon etc . Good job Kenny deferred his new bikes premiere to prevent his thunder being stolen .
Good crowd in attendance and as Cairnuary has been well and truly worn out we headed away to the castle bog . CK set the pace up the hill with an early break ,Sky set off in pursuit but was ridden down by Alex and COC . Dr Lewis took hideous advantage of this and attacked as soon as we caught Sky . This left COC struggling for breath and bad words.
The bog itself was frozen hard and a clear round was out of the question . Even the descent was very sketchy , and cold as we waited for Mark to repair his second puncture , Good job liz was around to lend a hand .
The real men followed round the trails and back up the cairn , god knows why . JOD and CK were seen only going home at 1.30 , Jods bike look like it needed a change.
Mr Power is rumoured to be making a comeback next week so we will need a long route ? Formal.
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The route was to be “whatever you like as long as it reaches the cairn” .Cairn fever has well and truly set in . Only CK found grounds for complaint as he doesnt live in Rostrevor so thought it wasnt fair . I suggest he starts “Croubuary” in Febuary . Sky has admitted his addiction and threatened to continue as long as the month ends in “uary” . He will probably have doen another 28 next week anway.
Up the green road to tunnel cold but pleasant , a nice glimpse of the sea from tunnell exit . The scullion bypass was well and truly closed by snow and no euros were likely to be claimed en route to the mast . Alex undoubtedly put in the best effort certainly worth not only a euro but possibly a swiss franc.
From mast across to the Cairn of course then back to fern gully which was spectacular as we glimpse of mill bay through the mist . A bit slippy at the end unfortunately our videographer did not not survive to film it.
Down through Ballyed with all trails closed due to trees down .
Home by wall . Still no sign Mr Power , surely that shed is built by now?