19 Apr

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 19th April 2018

9 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were warm with the sun shining and a light Northerly wind. 2 other members had some climbing practice by riding up the Mount early.

We rode our usual 53km Thursday route out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane, Pipers Creek Road and back to Woodend from Batters Lane. As the wind was light the pace of the ride was high with  riders arriving back in Woodend following a speedy ride.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chatter, refreshments before we all headed home.

 

15 Apr

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Woodend – 15th April 2018

12 misguided members assembled this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were very windy with persistent misty rain for the entire ride. Riders on the long ride also caught up with a club member who thought he had missed the start of the ride which made 13 members riding.

Another member was also spotted when we returned to Woodend. He most likely  also missed the start of the ride and rode in the reverse direction to meet the other riders.

9 riders rode the medium ride and 4 rode the long ride. Weather conditions on both rides were tough with a strong head wind and rain for the first half of the ride. Once the turning point was reached then everyone enjoyed a good tail wind back to Woodend.

Once back at the cafe we managed to drip water all over the floor and chairs as we dried out. Everybody was wearing good wet weather gear and were dry under the rain jackets. The usual chatter and fun was had while we warmed up with hot drinks before all going  home.

08 Apr

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 8th April 2018

32 riders arrived in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were warm and very windy with a strong North Westerly Wind blowing.

4 riders rode the short ride, 13 rode the medium ride and the remaining 15 rode the longer ride. The strong wind made sections of all rides difficult but all groups enjoyed a tail wind back to Gisborne. 3 riders on the medium ride shortened the ride by not climbing Waterfalls Road and rode directly to McBean Avenue and waited for the others to get down off the mount.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments. The riders on the longer ride started arriving back in Gisborne just as most of the earlier riders had left.

05 Apr

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 5th April 2018

7 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were ideal with sunny skies and a light wind blowing. 4 riders  rode earlier as they had commitments in the morning. 1 rider on the early ride  broke a spoke and had to shorten his ride.

We rode our usual 53km route out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and back along Batters Lane. 1 rider noticed before the ride commenced that his front Tyre had a bulge and was not safe to use. He returned home, replaced the wheel and rode the ride in reverse direction and joined up with us 2/3 of the way through the ride. 1 rider rode a shortened version by eliminating Chases Lane loop.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chatter, refreshments before heading home.

 

01 Apr

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 1st April 2018

32 riders assembled in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. First ride after the end of daylight savings and no one got the clocks wrong. Weather conditions were excellent with some cloud and light winds which did get stronger towards the end of the ride.

12 riders assembled for the challenge ride of 100km at 8.00am for a early start, with 1 rider arriving late and decided to chase the group ahead.

The first of three punctures occurred just after turning into Metcalfe Rd, the second (different rider) stopped us in our tracks just after the Malmsbury turn off on the way to Metcalfe. We proceeded without further incident all the way to Faraday and over  Mt Alexander to the Tracks Cafe in Harcourt. For several riders this was their first venture into this territory. Not long after leaving the cafe, our third puncture occurred (repeat offending tyre). Repairs were quickly made and we proceeded back to Kyneton where some riders planned to ride an extra couple of kms around the streets to achieve 100 ks for the day.

19 riders commenced at 9.00am with all riders riding together to the point where the 2 rides separated.  7 then rode the short ride and the remaining 12 the medium ride. There was some consternation when one rider rode past the turning point at the start of Youngs Road, ( Name will not be mentioned) Luke got the job of chasing after the lost sheep and bringing them back. Unfortunately the rider had ridden all the way up the other side of the hill in Malmsbury ans then had to ride back into and up the hill to Youngs Road.

Once back at the cafe there was  bit of fun when the rider in question mentioned that they had a turned based app on the phone, too busy enjoying the ride on a new road bike. After the usual refreshments we all headed for home.