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What brand of bike has Eamon Ryan got

  • 15-06-2020 6:50pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 539 ✭✭✭ Lissavane


    Might seem like a strange question but the guy did have a bike shop so should know his stuff and he can afford a good one.

    I think it's a Giant City Disc of some type but not sure. Here's a very recent image but there are many others out there in recent days. Varadkar-Martin-and-Ryan-about-to-make-historic-coalition-market.jpg?resize=696%2C398&ssl=1


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,775 ✭✭✭✭ crosstownk


    I don't know what bike it is but I don't like the look of the saddle angle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 646 ✭✭✭ Tony04


    On the news you could see it from another angle and I think it was a Fuji obviously what his lbs was selling


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,116 ✭✭✭ bazermc


    Where’s his hi viz jacket.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,062 ✭✭✭ paddydriver


    Isn't very fond of wearing a helmet either.. not really a great example when he is the one pushing for more for cyclists.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,455 ✭✭✭ mloc123


    Wasn't there the story years ago about him cycling into the Dail each day, and his driver following with his bag/laptop etc..?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,527 Mod ✭✭✭✭ eeeee


    Isn't very fond of wearing a helmet either.. not really a great example when he is the one pushing for more for cyclists.

    Mod Note: There is a megathread on helmet discussion, you can bring the helmet talk there, it's off topic for this thread.

    On topic, what bike shop did he own? Where was it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 630 ✭✭✭ wheelo01


    eeeee wrote: »
    Mod Note: There is a megathread on helmet discussion, you can bring the helmet talk there, it's off topic for this thread.

    On topic, what bike shop did he own? Where was it?

    Wikipedia says he founded cycling safaris, a cycling tour company - could that be it?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,527 Mod ✭✭✭✭ eeeee


    Oh interesting, I think they were Malahide/North Dublin based? Or I could be getting them mixed up with the Irish Cycling Centre


  • Registered Users Posts: 630 ✭✭✭ wheelo01


    UCD, Apparently, and his bike shop was belfield bikes too, just read his blurb on the greens website.
    https://www.greenparty.ie/people/eamon-ryan/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,826 Truthvader


    wheelo01 wrote: »
    UCD, Apparently, and his bike shop was belfield bikes too, just read his blurb on the greens website.
    https://www.greenparty.ie/people/eamon-ryan/

    If you like it it will be on the market in a couple of years once he lands his pension. Remember that clown Gormely? Couldn't go anywhere in Sandymount back in the day without seeing him on his bicycle. Once he got his pension he ****ed the useless thing into the nearest hedge


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,382 ✭✭✭ FFVII




  • Registered Users Posts: 21,767 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    Isn't very fond of wearing a helmet either.. not really a great example when he is the one pushing for more for cyclists.

    Helmets discourage people from cycling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,766 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    Truthvader wrote: »
    If you like it it will be on the market in a couple of years once he lands his pension. Remember that clown Gormely? Couldn't go anywhere in Sandymount back in the day without seeing him on his bicycle. Once he got his pension he ****ed the useless thing into the nearest hedge

    I cycled past him many a time, havnt seen him in years

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    I was actually wondering this yesterday, it was different pic and I thought I seen Giant


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,635 ✭✭✭ ec18


    mloc123 wrote: »
    Wasn't there the story years ago about him cycling into the Dail each day, and his driver following with his bag/laptop etc..?

    thought that was david cameron


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    mloc123 wrote: »
    Wasn't there the story years ago about him cycling into the Dail each day, and his driver following with his bag/laptop etc..?

    Do you really think any of these politicians unless in the top jobs have drivers???


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,802 thegills


    Shefwedfan wrote:
    Do you really think any of these politicians unless in the top jobs have drivers???


    He was Minister for Communications many years ago. Telecoms etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,504 ✭✭✭ Outkast_IRE


    FFVII wrote: »

    Just keep doing more of the same, doing it in a massively disconnected piecemeal fashion so you cant actually cycle A-B on any of the routes really and god forbid if you would like to bring a bike onto public transport.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    thegills wrote: »
    He was Minister for Communications many years ago. Telecoms etc.


    He is probably on 90k, a driver would cost circa 30k. Somehow I dont see him having a requirement for a driver


    If he did you could expect it to be splashed all over the press. Just listen to interview with Pat Kenny when he mentioned he had a diesel and Pat nearly jumped down the radio....then when he said it was bio diesel poor old Pat had to sit back down


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭ Barrett Better Gerbil


    Shefwedfan wrote: »
    He is probably on 90k, a driver would cost circa 30k. Somehow I dont see him having a requirement for a driver

    All Ministers had state cars back then. TDs are on 90k, Ministers even more, plus allowances.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,288 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    Irish Times
    9LLxHhm.jpg?1


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    zell12 wrote: »
    Irish Times
    9LLxHhm.jpg?1


    Ainnle needs to get a job I think we can all agree

    I guess they do not realize if the picture was in the Times no young person would ever see :-)


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,442 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    'as a former school principal i can 100% confidently assure you that the one person de yoof look to as a role model in whether they should wear a cycle helmet is the leader of the green party'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,893 ✭✭✭ buffalo


    zell12 wrote: »
    Irish Times
    9LLxHhm.jpg?1

    That resolution! What year was it printed? :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,223 ✭✭✭ Chiparus


    mloc123 wrote: »
    Wasn't there the story years ago about him cycling into the Dail each day, and his driver following with his bag/laptop etc..?

    That was David Cameron.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4953922.stm

    Both politicians are creeps all the same


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,490 ✭✭✭ Macy0161


    Boris did the same when mayor too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,759 ✭✭✭ Planet X


    wheelo01 wrote: »
    UCD, Apparently, and his bike shop was belfield bikes too, just read his blurb on the greens website.
    https://www.greenparty.ie/people/eamon-ryan/

    Wonder is he related to Aidan Ryan/Fintan Ryan (Sorrento). I know Aidan worked at UCD bikes for a while, might still be. He also went on Cycling Guided tours (Irish Cycling Safaris) in Spain/ France as a guide/organiser.


    https://www.belfieldbikeshop.com/coaching.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,826 Truthvader


    zell12 wrote: »
    Irish Times
    9LLxHhm.jpg?1

    That's the real problem with the Greens right there. Their support base is made up of people like this frantically nannying and policing everyone else. Wedded to the cycling ecofantasy but even when their man is "in" they cannot control the instinctive puritanical wagging finger. Same reason for the impulsive explosion of righteousness and correctness when he said "that word".


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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,048 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Chips Lovell


    How do you know she's a Green voter?


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