ruin, smash, crush, waste, devastate, break down, wreck, shatter, gut, wipe out, dispatch, dismantle, demolish, trash (slang), total (slang), ravage, slay, eradicate, torpedo, extinguish, desolate, annihilate, put paid to, raze, blow to bits, extirpate, blow sky-high. The cyclist was completely destroyed.
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So , imagine you are on your holidays from Australia and you fancy a nice mornings mountain biking and that nice McMahon fellow recommends you join NTSR for a spin , nice chaps and chapesses you know.
Only problem is the planned route was two laps of the slaughter and it was raining so no views and the ground was as slippy as ice.
Anyhow Troy turned up resplendent in Newry Wheelers attire on a borrowed bike. Off we go up the Burma , bit steep but not too bad you think , along the wall , no bother at all. THEN sallys yard climb and by the second gate Troy was I suspect hoping we were at the top, no such luck . Dragged all the way to the mast for a descent at last . Unfortunately the gully was as gully is and the sight of COC poised with camera should have been like a “warning Kangaroos crossing” sign . Over the top but thankfully no injuries . Back on for the briefest of moments , too much speed , not enough grip , stoppie rock and over again with a very heavy landing . Even COC felt a photo might have been in bad taste . Bloody knee , Burst front tyre , bent bars , but made of stern stuff and survived the descent to forest office where he wisely decided not to continue on or second loop .Probably won’t improve tourist industry in Rostrevor I fear !
The other news today is that Mr Power returned complete with new achilles tendon, half of Irelands GNP having been spent on his therapy. Judging by his form there were deep suspicions that he had been secretly training all the time . Up fiddlers , View point , stone , glen , fern gully which it has to be said was very ferny . home by wall leaving John (SCO) to an extra loop for turning up late. ROUTE HERE