Well , what a day . Started well with the arrival of Mark (who I hear you cry) on his new 29HT , albeit shod with a pair of slicks ,Noel out for his second spin , Pamela who looked more than concerned when she realised she was the only lady , Seamus proud as punch with the news that he was a (very young) grandfather ! , Stephen chomping at the bit but a bit lonely without Cormac , Alex , Kenny just back from his amazing antipodean adventure , and just the COC left with herself gallophanting elsewhere.
Things went awry very soon . Mr Kinbotes chain started to play up and he had to go and play on the flat , Noels engine failed on the way to second right and some passing cyclists relayed a communication of abandonment.
Kenny had no doubt been smitten by some deadly down under virus and might well develop a tickly cough at any moment , we were all kept well appraised of his status throughout the day ;-). He finally succumbed when threatened with the tunnel climb .
Nice route , giants pad , second right , trails to view point , dropped down to top burma on carpet run , badgers claw , lower burma , sallys yard to a new route spotted by Kenny , taking us right early on and arriving at the post for knockshee eventually. Kenny by this stage was close to intensive care and pushed his bike most of the way . Pamela by this stage had had enough of male egos and lefy via Slieve Martin . Over to saddle of Knockshee and dropping down to Fallow , Onto the trails and home via yellow water . V nice .
Eddy and Mark are organising the usual xmas walk next Saturday from O’Hares Pub to Carlingford for refreshments . Bus leaving Glen at 9.30( I think) £10
Following Saturday will be Carlingford at 9am for Thriller Lap .
30 nov2013, a set on Flickr.