The thaw has set in just in time – Paul O’Donoghue is organising a relaxed social spin this Thursday, the 30th, kicking off at 10am from the Grove Bar (aka Devereux’s) in Kilpedder. The ride should last about four hours and the plan is to keep a single group together and repair to Paul’s house afterwards for tea and muffins. All welcome but please email Paul to let him know you’re coming so he can lay in supplies.
Welcome to the new Audax Ireland website – this is the product of a few weekends of concentrated labour from Reuben and myself (I guess that snow was good for something after all). We will continue to add material over the coming weeks and months. In particular the full calendar is not up yet and I think some class of an index to the routes will also be desirable but we were keen to get it around the same time as the launch of the club.
Broadly speaking, the site is divided into four areas, accessible from the navigation bar below the header: audax, club, calendar and community. Community links the pages for a fairly simple social networking/online forum area – I think it will be a good area for general banter, ride reports etc. The other three areas should be fairly self-explanatory.
If you have any suggestions for improvements or things that you think are missing, please let us know, either via the contact form or in the comment section below. Likewise, if you’d like to be able to contribute, let us know and we’ll set you up.
If you’re planning on doing Paris-Brest-Paris in 2011, you should read Jan Heine’s interview with Jean-Gualbert Faburel. As president of Audax Club Parisien, Jean-Gualbert is as close to the horse’s mouth as you are getting for information on PBP and he has a few things to say that have not yet made it onto the official PBP website. Most important of all, perhaps, is that they hope to be able to accommodate all entrants.