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19/09/2014 20:08
@ Hillclimb cyclists - I will be at Jury's Christchurch by 08h45 to gather the troops that want to cycle to the Start. See you there...

19/09/2014 14:39
Check out Touring Spin info in Forum. Seeking willing soul to head up group to partake in Hill Champs in morning with a spin after.

19/09/2014 08:41
With age comes wisdom so one should get a head start tomorrow.

18/09/2014 20:54
Folks, HillClimb champs on sat, please support (participate). Less than 5k, how hard can it be?! Smile Also, start time will allow for touring spin afterwards. Rgds, N

18/09/2014 20:01
Just thought that they lived for climbing hills fast... maybe not. Probably ok for marshals, just spent the club funds on a few mercenaries. Hope they are worth it!

18/09/2014 16:23
If you have a problem... if no one else can help... and if you can find them... maybe......

18/09/2014 14:19
If the A team is stuck for something to do.... A little bird told me the club hillclimb champs is on. Root around the dirty linen for details.

18/09/2014 14:09
'B' spin with J'Lo on Saturday as normal. 'A' spin, depending on numbers can look after themselves &/ or join in the B train.

16/09/2014 22:42
Only bread and jam now ST. Times are tough!

16/09/2014 21:38
Oh wise one keep taking the smarties

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Track pumps distributed in Wicklow
R Flynn
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Posted on 08-02-2012 08:56
Maillot Blanc


Posts: 84
Joined: 21.02.09

Picked this up from Eoghan, one of the Audax gang, it is from Cyclesuperstore's facebook page;




Cycle SuperStore
Roadies’ Coffee Breaks


Best part of our ride is frequently the coffee stop. Somewhere nice, middle of nowhere, good coffee, couple of decent sweet options, good sandwiches, homemade soup and banter with the mates. Maybe check out some of the bikes parked outside. Perhaps chat with a few other groups on what they have been up to. We tend in fact to base our ride on which cafe we are going to stop in that day.

Worst part of our ride is probably puncturing, then feeling for the rest of ride that the tyres are a little underpowered. So what we have done is to leave track pumps at some of the best coffee stops where we know you will probably stop too. So, next time you are out, know that the following list of places have a decent pump to get your tyres up to top speed. Look out for the above signs and ask for the use of their pump if you need it.

• Kingfisher’s Kitchen, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
• The Armoury Cafe, Glencree Reconciliation Ctr., Co. Dublin
• The Coffee Dock, Main St., Roundwood, Co. Wicklow.
• Glendalough Green, Larragh, Co. Wicklow.
• Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow.
• Avoca Cafe, Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Co. Wicklow.
• Coffee Shop, Delgany, Co. Wicklow.
• The Buttery Cafe, Fishers, Newtown Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow.
• Johnny Fox’s Pub. Glencullen, Co. Dublin
• Kenny’s Kitchen, Main St., Blessington, Co. Wicklow.

Ok, so all these places are on the Dublin/Wicklow mountains routes. Have you got some good cafe stops where you would like to see a floor pump? Further, anything else you would like to see for you at these stops? Obvious is tubes and repair kits. Do you forget to pack these sometimes? Please let us know.
 
johnnymaher
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Posted on 08-02-2012 11:08
Maillot Blanc


Posts: 74
Joined: 28.12.10

great initiative - but too much bias in the location given the number of people who are willing to head over from the northside of the city to Cycle Superstore. They could easily chuck a few in to the Ashbourne Garristown and West Dublin areas.
 
Darragh McManamon
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Posted on 10-02-2012 19:30
Lanterne Rouge


Posts: 25
Joined: 05.02.11

Update on the track pump locations. Cycle SuperStore put this up on their Facebook page today

Northside Coffee Shops


We mentioned a few days ago we had put some floor pumps for road cyclists in cafes. All of these cafes were on the south side of Dublin and further south into the Wicklow mountains. . Thanks to feedback here from some of our Northside Roadies, we have provided the following Cafes with pumps as well. Look out for the signs and please ask for the pump if you need it.


• Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre Cafe, The Naul, Co. Dublin
• Gourmet Food Parlour, The Grange, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin
• Sage & Stone, Newlanes, Duleek, Co. Meath.
• Newbarn Farm, Old Finglas Rd, Co. Dublin.
• Corks Cafe, Ashbourne, Co. Meath.
• Maguire’s Cafe, Hill of Tara, Co. Meath.


Check out some of these routes on the other side for a break from your usual rides. There are some great rolling roads through serene countryside, and all of the cafes above are popular with cyclists for a good reason- good coffee and food, some great locations and lovely places. Further details we’ll add on our website shortly.
 
R Flynn
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Posted on 10-02-2012 21:30
Maillot Blanc


Posts: 84
Joined: 21.02.09

Impressive.

Not the new locations, no what is impressive is how promptly they responded. johnnymaher speaks, cyclesuper obeys!
 
johnnymaher
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Posted on 12-02-2012 11:03
Maillot Blanc


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Joined: 28.12.10

ha ha - if only i had that effect on others!

That's brilliant - fair play to them.
 
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