Or ..The day of the Big Excuse or 3 Good Men , Take your pick .
The challenge was thrown down with a route announcement and it obviously tickled a few fancys as the numbers were well up (initially) .
Rowan came out of hibernation and I immediately wished he hadnt ..fierce fit , Stephen and Shane came for a brutal initiation . Rory reappeared or whats left of him . PS made a return ( briefly) , Dan was here and John (SCO) , Karl , The brother , Herself and COC . Scullion appeared late following a mechanical which we all agreed was very unusual .
Route was Sallys Yard , Mast , drop to Fallow corner , ,Reverse Formal and down to road . here the excuses began .
Paul went home to see his imaginary friend , John (SCO) had to collect his Kilt from the drycleaners , Rowan had a text from Annemarie so was the only one with a real excuse . Dan was missing a road spin and wanted a good workout chasing Rowan up the road …good luck with that .
The rest of the motley crew headed to Glenloughan lane and up over finlieve , it was I have to say beautiful and excruciating at the same time as witnessed by the fact that Rorys legs had dissapeared below the knee when we got to the top , even a hard boiled egg wouldnt help but a few jelly babies did the trick. Stephen and Shane were just LOVING the climbing , Tricking drop down to fallow but again Beautiful lush grass with occasional holes waiting to flip the unwary .
Out to fallow where the excuses started again . Brian was his own excuse , Stephen had left something in the oven , Shanes Di2 battery was running out , John’s batteries ran out ,Rorys legs had disappeared again , Liz needed a cup of tea . PATHETIC .
That left only 3 good men , The brother , COC and Karl to climb up tunnel , mast and home by the stone . Hats off to Karl and Kenny who got clear rounds from tunnel to mast ..I had to play the age card!