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Doc Lewis is nothing if not consistent …consistently just in a slightly different orbit than the rest of us . His hardtail today was adorned with a rear mudguard that would not have looked out of place on a Harley Davidson. It unfortunately added to the crime of his front mudguard rather than restoring any sort of natural balance. It has to be said however that it does not slow him down AT ALL .
New Paul was somewhat under par today , attempts to blame a floating seatpost were taken with a pinch of salt . Herself had taken 1ml too much red wine last night and that was her excuse . John (SCO) had no excuse other than a bad case of clergymans knee which is rare in a dentist ! These three departed early after a climb to fiddlers , view point , stone , glen, trails to Fallow . The rest of us , Kenny , Robbie , John (bangor) Doc L , COC and PS headed to tunnel and mast . Clean rounds for PS and COC , very nearly for John (bangor) but rules are rules John . Kenny claimed injury but none of us believed him . Tim got tangled up in his mudguard.
Mast to fern gulley and down to low ballyedmond gate , Back up to mast and home by various routes . A good Slaughter prep day alright .

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Thriller 2017

Big turnout of NTSR for Johhny’s annual torture fest . Even an appearance from Al (lock up your women) Richardson , two Shanes a Rusty and a special guest appearance from an on form Mr Suffern , His domestique Mr Mullholland sacrificed all to give him a lead out.

Dan Duffy was up front and narrowly missed a first place, Liz was first in her Super vet Category again ,and Teresa after all her complaining was 3rd in her category . Mr Power has as yet to provide a sick note or other excuse .
The course had been changed with a big loop before skull alley and the cramp victims were scattered widely , despite all the recent rain the mountain was riding really well .

Thanks again to Johnny and a worthy winner of the inaugural Bull trophy with a mindblowing time of something like 2 hrs 45 …..doesnt bear thinking about.

Rider of the day was Rusty who was delighted to win not only the lanterne rouge trophy but a spot prize of a 50 euro voucher …