Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Temple 2LAP (25th July 2017)

The Temple crossroads has a nice new tarmacked parking space; complete with all mod cons including a wall to lean person or bike against. Yet the TT riders are seemingly insisting on using the garage car park. From the next Temple outing time penalties will be issued for riders not using the new facilities!

A nice enough evening with some low Sun provided riders double the value with two laps of the Temple course. Geraldine Sharkey has now broken Mr Sharkey completely and there will no coming back for Frank this season. There is no doubting who the GC rider is and who the domestique is on the weekend cycle runs.

Post TT, Mr. Henry provided the light entertainment with a high tariff dismount performance which consisted of a head first launch from the road on to grass verge while bringing the bike with him. Thankfully only the McHenry ego was bruised. Disappointingly there is no video footage.

A BIG thanks to Peter from Melbourne, Australia, who came all the way to Ireland to cover for a lack of marshals. It was Only Natural (Crowded House reference) that Peter at least stood on the right side of the road which is the left side.


Vaughan      00:56:38
Enda         00:57:24
Conor P      01:01:12
Paul H       01:02:00
Desi         01:06:00
Geraldine    01:06:02
Frank        01:07:51
Peter McG    1 lap

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Killynure - league#7 (4th July 2017)

As we approach a well earned break in the middle TT calendar where we've had the Middle road diversion, the Pit stop at Ballygowan, and the disappearance of VP (missing persons report has been filed) to name a few it was nice to see a night at the TT pass off without incident - that was until Ms McConnell decided to walk the hills of Killynure after dropping a chain (there's always one). Mr Pollock also seemed to enjoy himself, rumoured to be venting any frustrations these days on kit suppliers via social media, the whinging was kept to a minimum.  

On a calm overcast evening Mark M and Peter M topped the board with only 9 seconds separating them followed by Enda in 3rd. Ali was the only lady representative on the night and takes the female honours.

Results below:
Mark M         18:47
Peter M         18:56
Enda             21:13
Glenn            23:39
Desi              24:49
Peter McG    24:59
Ali                 26:44
Gary             27:40
Thanks to Heather & Conor P for timekeeping

TT Training 2019

2019 Rules

You must have a TI licence (a training licence is sufficient), be a member of a triathlon club and have working front AND rear lights on your bike. Cycling helmets are also mandatory. For events marked (ATH) - this means it is an athletes TT, meaning that no TT equipment should be used, such as TT bikes, TT bars, aero helmets etc. You can of course turn up with TT equipment, however, you should be prepared for general teasing and mickey taking as the penalty for doing so!

As we are riding on public roads, the rules of the roads apply. The committee have notified the PSNI of our plans for the season; being seen and riding safely are of paramount importance - these events are very enjoyable and will improve your time trialling, but we should all stay safe when participating in them and we all have a responsibility to ensure that this happens.



27 - Titanic (Head to head final)

3 - Drumbo Hill Climb