OldVelos Vintage Classic 2016
The 2016 OVC was a very sharp contrast to the event in 2015. The group rolled out from Randles Bros Nissan dealership in bright sunshine. There was a lot discussion over the results of the Concours D’Elegance but the consensus was that the best bikes won and that next year we will see a lot more competition.
The conversation started to fade out as the assent of the Gap of Dunloe started, the group broke up and did not reform until the lunch stop. On the gap there was much crunching of gears, mainly due to the lack of indexing and of course also to the the lack of sufficient ‘Granny Gears’. There was of course also the odd expletive but this is to be expected!
Smaller groups formed on the descent and the conversations restarted and the quality of the road disimproved. There were some interesting descents where overgrown bushes at the side of the road and the grass down the middle of the road made descending a little tricky. Luckily there were no mishaps with the exception of the tandem having a close encounter with the rear of a horse.