14 Oct

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 14th October 2018

35 riders assembled in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were windy and warm and most riders had dispensed with winter gear for the ride. Wind direction was a strong north easterly but we were protected by the trees mainly when riding into the wind. We also had many members who had not ridden much over the colder months back with us, plus friends of members joining us for the first time.

28 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 7 rode the longer ride. The medium ride split into 2 groups from the top of Governors Road. Some of the riders on the medium ride opted not to climb both Waterfalls Road and Governors Road and rode direct to Baringo where they waited for the other riders to descend Mt Macedon Road. Once heading back from Baringo it was with a good tail wind all the way back to Gisborne.

Back at the cafe  all riders were present for the usual refreshments  and chatter before heading home.

11 Oct

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 11th October 2018

7 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were ideal for riding with the sun shining and a light North Easterly Wind blowing.

We rode our usual 52km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, then 3 Chain Rd, Chases Lane and turning back at Batters Lane to Woodend. One rider cut the ride short as he had not ridden for some time. We all enjoyed the ride especially the lack of wind which was unusual lately as windy days have been more normal.

Once back at the cafe it was sitting outside in the sun and having the normal chatter and refreshments before heading home.

07 Oct

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 7th October 2018

18 riders assembled in Kyneton this morning for the first ride of  the start to daylight savings. Weather conditions were ideal with the sun shining and a light north easterly breeze blowing. It was nice to be able to ride without all the winter clothing on for a change. Getting to hot was the issue instead of being too cold. It was also great to see one of our riders who had not ridden for some time back with us on his new E bike. Well done.

7 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 11 rode the longer ride. Riders on the long ride split into 2 groups with the faster 4 riders in one group and 7 riders in the second group. Conditions on both rides were a light head wind out to the turning point back to Kyneton followed by a tail wind back.

Once back in Kyneton it was into the cafe for the usual refreshments and chatter before heading home.

 

 

04 Oct

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 4th October 2018

5 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold, sunny with a very strong South Easterly wind blowing. 2 riders elected not to ride because of the strong wind. The other 3 went on their merry way.

We rode a 43km modified version of our normal Thursday ride and climbed Mt Macedon Road to Straws Lane out of the wind. Then down Straws Lane, Bryces Lane, Newham and out to Carlshrue and then back to Woodend. The first portion of the ride up the mount and out to Carlshrue was either protected from the wind or a tail wind, cross tail wind. Once we turned at Carlshrue to head back to Woodend it was straight into the wind all the way back. Not fun.

As we had been in the wind for all of the ride it was inside at the cafe out of the wind for refreshments and a chat before heading home.