Sunday, 17 May 2015

8 Eejits

My first club run after returning from sunnier climes. I don't know which was more of a shock, going from 40oC to 12oC or being tasked to do the write up for today's adventures.
We had 8 riders out this morning proving just how popular our Saturday rides have become. Roll call as follows Big G, Terminator, Bergmeister, Resurrection man, Digger, Bones and a guest appearance by Snake hips himself.
As per the normal MO on windy days the route was straight out into the south westerly headwind. The hope of picking up some of the racing at the Tommy Givan Memorial near Hillsborough before a coffee stop in Dromore.
With Big G as our navigator the pace was always going to be on the quick side. Snake hips set a new strava PR up the Saintfield road, he held on well until peeling off just after Carryduff.
That left the 7 of us to battle on through the wind, we hung a left at Carr primary school and a right onto the Knockany Road. Crossing over the Saintfield Road we passed through Boardmills, Cargacreevy and into Annahilt.
Big G's timing was spot on with us passing the racers on our way into Hillsborough. At this point Resurrection Man and Bergmeister swung off and headed for home.
The fantastic 5 then took the lumpy route into Dromore via the Old coach Road, Edentrillick Road and Ballynahinch Road.
After our well deserved refreshments at cafe thyme we headed home in the same direction along the Ballynahinch Road before turning onto the Magheraconluce Road and into Annahilt again. Heading into Legacurry we were caught by the racers and pulled over to see them pass.
Being so close to home Terminator made a bee line in that direction, while big G stayed on to watch the rest of the race. I called the route home from Legacurry. My plan being out to Drumbo and home via Purdysburn direction. Digger and bones however had other ideas. Remind me NEVER EVER to leave these two eejits at the front on a downhill section where you hope to make a turn halfway along. They will just ride and ride until the end of the road grrrrrr.
With my route plans in tatters it was just straight home through Drumbeg and out to the house of sport where we went our separate ways. After a week away in a peloton built for one it's nice to be back riding with a group of friends(even if they are a competitive bunch)!!


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