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The Northern Ireland Thread. *Warning* May include cake

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Fri Jul 13, 2012 18:22 pm

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Postby Cleat Eastwood » Fri Jul 13, 2012 18:33 pm

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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Fri Jul 13, 2012 18:38 pm

Cleat Eastwood wrote:I'm Murphy O'Toole.

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Postby Pinno » Fri Jul 13, 2012 19:44 pm

Back in a minit, i'm off to 'turn my bike around'.
You lot haven't a clue. Big Eccles cake for anyone except TMHNET who can translate that one. Have a guess...
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Postby mattshrops » Fri Jul 13, 2012 20:17 pm

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Postby magoo289 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 21:05 pm

You’re a buck eeejit!

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Postby Cleat Eastwood » Fri Jul 13, 2012 21:15 pm

Anyone fancy a nice cup o'tay. :D
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Re: The Northern Ireland Thread. *Warning* May include cake

Postby dw300 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 22:04 pm

Wind yer neck in!

Any of you guys ride with local clubs?

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Postby Vino2007 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 00:15 am

Up the NDCC

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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sat Jul 14, 2012 07:19 am

No club but considered Kings Moss or Kilbride.. I want a club with matching kit (red and black) but the closest is NDCC and even they are a bit far away to ride with regularly.

Could always be a boss and start my own :lol:

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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sat Jul 14, 2012 09:50 am

pinarello001 wrote:Back in a minit, i'm off to 'turn my bike around'.
You lot haven't a clue. Big Eccles cake for anyone except TMHNET who can translate that one. Have a guess...

Not fair! I know what it means too :roll:

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Postby dw300 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 15:05 pm

T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:No club but considered Kings Moss or Kilbride.. I want a club with matching kit (red and black) but the closest is NDCC and even they are a bit far away to ride with regularly.

Could always be a boss and start my own :lol:


Isn't Madigan (or something like that) a red and black kit, and up North somewhere?

I thought about starting my own club, Id only allow riders in that were less fit than I am though. However I only want to organise rides, not all the other red tape involved.
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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sat Jul 14, 2012 15:32 pm

dw300 wrote:
T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:No club but considered Kings Moss or Kilbride.. I want a club with matching kit (red and black) but the closest is NDCC and even they are a bit far away to ride with regularly.

Could always be a boss and start my own :lol:


Isn't Madigan (or something like that) a red and black kit, and up North somewhere?

I thought about starting my own club, Id only allow riders in that were less fit than I am though. However I only want to organise rides, not all the other red tape involved.

Totally forgot about them :mrgreen: Unsure though.

Example: Kings Moss meet up in Ballyclare Square - Kilbride Meet at the church of the same - Madigans meet at the shop.

That's great if I want to ride 12-18miles before a ride and the same home after. They're close but not exactly on the doorstep, makes a local club sound more appealing.

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Postby dw300 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 16:03 pm

T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:Totally forgot about them :mrgreen: Unsure though.

Example: Kings Moss meet up in Ballyclare Square - Kilbride Meet at the church of the same - Madigans meet at the shop.

That's great if I want to ride 12-18miles before a ride and the same home after. They're close but not exactly on the doorstep, makes a local club sound more appealing.


If you're in Larne you'll be climbing to meeting points wherever you would be going to as well.

I have about 6-7 miles of riding with a couple of climbs to get to the NDCC start points. I'm not far off being able to do that on the start and end of a ride, but I'll need to give it a while longer before I'm confident that I can manage it.
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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sat Jul 14, 2012 16:09 pm

dw300 wrote:
T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:Totally forgot about them :mrgreen: Unsure though.

Example: Kings Moss meet up in Ballyclare Square - Kilbride Meet at the church of the same - Madigans meet at the shop.

That's great if I want to ride 12-18miles before a ride and the same home after. They're close but not exactly on the doorstep, makes a local club sound more appealing.


If you're in Larne you'll be climbing to meeting points wherever you would be going to as well.

I have about 6-7 miles of riding with a couple of climbs to get to the NDCC start points. I'm not far off being able to do that on the start and end of a ride, but I'll need to give it a while longer before I'm confident that I can manage it.


Not if the meeting point was in Larne :lol:


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Re: The Northern Ireland Thread. *Warning* May include cake

Postby Pumpkin Positive » Sat Jul 14, 2012 19:58 pm

Shouldn't this be the "Nor'n Ir'n Thread"?

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Re: The Northern Ireland Thread. *Warning* May include cake

Postby TailWindHome » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:50 am

Bit suprised there's no club in Larne.

Setting up a club isn't an outlandish suggestion, clubs have been formed in Dunloy, Ballycastle and Cushendall in the past year.

Each was set up as loose Facebook group to start with then when the had a core of riders they made the next step of affiliation to Cycling Ulster.

I would have thought that Larne could easily sustain a club and you have easy access to some great cycling routes.

http://cyclingulster.com/?p=7718

http://cyclingulster.com/?p=6975

http://ballycastlecyclingclub.webs.com/

http://en-gb.facebook.com/dunloy.cyclingclub



Marian Lamb at Cycling Ulster would be the first point of contact to guide you through the process of setting up a club and keep you right.

I'm sure the guys at Ballycastle would be delighted to help. Don't want to post contact names etc but you'll get them through the club website
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Re: The Northern Ireland Thread. *Warning* May include cake

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:03 pm

Are you from this fine isle TWH?

I have to admit I'm giving this serious thought. Had a good read of This yesterday. It seems rather easy :shock:

£89 and 6 CU members on named committee, is doable just from my small group of cycling friends.

hmmmm Link Would Chaine Cycle Club be too obvious? :D

I also happen to have a meeting venue (pub) and perhaps a sponsor lined up. Nothing official at this point.

How to guage interest? Geopraphically Larne is very well placed to offer a variety of routes for road riding and of course MTB's. From a central place (Ballygally for example) there is easy access to hills over the glens - coastal flat and mixed riding in quantity that no ride would need to be the same.

I think it may have selling points?


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