War of Attrition decimates NTSR

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 .

3011View PointNo Bother To AlexSeamus stays well behind in case its catchingMoment of recoveryYoung Grandad
Mark missed the gatePamela fails IQ testWheely goodCharlie eat yer heart outOnly moments from deathGranda can still navigate COC cant
COC investigates the cheating wheelsMark poses for ribena advertLast of the thistlesAir timeNo air timeCover shot
Mr GrumpyBath Time for the child

30 nov2013, a set on Flickr.