10 Dec

Ride News

Sunday Social Ride – Woodend – 10th December 2017

25 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Conditions were ideal for riding with a light breeze and plenty of sunshine.

3 riders rode the short ride, 15 the medium ride and the remaining 7 the long ride. There were also 4 members riding for the first time for many months. We were joined at the cafe by 2 other members who rode later due to time constraints. Due to the favorable weather conditions all rides were ridden at a good pace.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual refreshments and good company before heading home.

 

07 Dec

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 7th December 2017

4 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were mainly clear skies and warm with a light wind blowing. We rode our usual 53km ride out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane and back to Woodend.

We had an interesting experience on the ride when a kangaroo decided to jump directly in front of us, then proceed across the road, come back again and then continue down the road in front of us before heading into the bush on the side of the road, and still continue for a considerable time before finally stopping. The roo was there in front of us for over 2 or more km’s traveling in excess of 27kph. We eventually managed to get in front and continue our ride.

Following the excitement we retired to the cafe , had a good laugh and enjoyed the company before heading home.

03 Dec

Ride News

Sunday Social Ride – Gisborne – 3rd December 2017

12 riders arrives in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cloudy with a strong Southerly wind blowing. We were joined by a long time club member (Lauretta)  who currently races with the women’s United Health Care Team in the USA for 7 months of the year and selected races in Aust when home.

All riders rode the long ride. Weather conditions on the ride alternated between mainly sunshine with patches of misty drizzle. This had riders stopping and putting on rain jackets then shortly taking them off when the shower stopped. On the ride there was quite a lot of leaf litter on the road and at one point riders stopped and removed a large branch which was blocking the road. Then as we headed back to Gisborne for approx the last 5km, the showers became a lot heavier and colder. Once back at the cafe the sun shone through again and we all sat outside getting warm and drying out.

All riders enjoyed the refreshments at the cafe before heading home just as another shower started.