Archive for January 2011
Jaysus, Lads, wha’ are yis all at?
Joe Rossiter has joined Dave Allen on the injured list by falling on a greasy spin last Sunday up in ‘Ross. He has a hairline fracture in one of his ribs and internal bruising. He felt a bit left out, everyone falling off and him staying upright, it didn’t seem fair!
Martin Mizgayski had a bad few hours last Sunday with a gastro issue, but is ok by now hopefully. What’s Polish for gastroenteritis (actually, how do you spell it in English?).
Anyone who is interested in taking part in this year’s Gorey 3 Day (23rd – 25th April), please send their name to Patsy by February 10th.
Due to the high level of interest in the event, entries need to be in as soon as possible.
Could anyone who is willing to provide backup to the team, also please forward their name to Patsy on 087 238 4625
The recent bad weather kept us off our bikes but gave some of our members time to develop other talents.
The first poem submitted is by our esteemed chairman.
My Old Bike
by David Maguire
I do not care what they say
They can say what they like
Because I still love you,
My Old Bike
We’re a long time together
Many, many years
Were you the first bike
To be built with gears?
You once were black and yellow
Or maybe it was green
Hard to tell with all the dirt
I should really give you a clean
On tours, over hills and mountains
Together we have toiled
Am I starting to neglect you?
Yes, your chain should be oiled
You mean so much to me
A great part of my life
Sometimes I think I love you more than nearly as much as a little bit as much as
So ignore the begrudgers
Leave them, let them be
Once we’re together we’re happy,
My Old Bike and me
We look forward to another offering from David soon. It is currently in the works, and entitled My Old MGB.
Everyone in the Wheelers wish Dave Allen a speedy recovery, after his “encounter” with a stationary car, during Sunday’s training spin.
Dave took a shortcut through the back window and while he sustained a black eye and multiple cuts & bruises and was obviously shaken by the event, he is doing well and there is no sign of serious injury.
Seems Dave may have a few cracked ribs + infection in the rib lining. He still plans to make the Lanzarote trip though.
Committed to his training or what!
That’s how the Wheelers roll….
Bill Jordan has a pair of Specialized cycling shoes for sale, size 6, in perfect condition and still in the original box, just too small for his son, Fionn. Cost e100, will sell for e30.
Also, a 46 tooth, big chain ring (suitable for U12), just used last Summer, sell for e20.
Contact Bill on 087-6449531
The Ardattin 200 is one of the early season Audax events organised by Sorrento Cycling Club. It takes place on Sunday, 13th March, starts in Bray and takes in Co. Wicklow and a bit of Co. Carlow. There are no serious climbs.
Three Wheelers have expressed an interest so far; Bobby Newport (obviously, but he’s probably using it as a warm-up for a proper spin later in the day) and two others who, while full of intent, will probably chicken-out closer to the time!
See www.sorrentocyclingclub.com for more information.
The, now traditional, first local cycling event of the year, the Barrow Wheelers Sporting 100, takes place on Sunday 30th January. Full details on www.barrowwheelers.com.
Wexford Wheelers will hold a general meeting next Friday, 14th January in the Riverbank House Hotel at 8pm. All members and prospective members are welcome to attend.
Fees for 2011 are now due and can be paid at the meeting. Anyone unable to attend can leave their fees in The Bike Shop, Selskar. New members will need to bring photo ID.
Matters for discussion at the meeting will be: Racing/touring Plans for 2011; Mountain biking; Training; A club trip to see Le Tour de France, Any other business.
Club clothing will be available for purchase.
Wexford Wheelers offer condolences to the Curtis family on the passing of Mrs. Pat Curtis, wife of Bart and mother of David who have a long time association with cycling in Wexford.
General meeting on Friday 14 Jan in the Riverbank
at 8pm .
All members and prospective members welcome
Fees for 2010 now due, can be paid on the night
new members need to bring photo ID.
Those not able to attend can drop subs into
the Bike Shop(details of subs on web site).
for debate :
plans for 2010 racing /touring
mountain bike section
Tour de France trip?
club clothing will be on sale