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.