Sunday Ride – Woodend – 13th January 2019
19 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were sunny, with a very strong southerly wind blowing. Conditions on the ride up Mt Macedon Road were difficult with the most amount of debris with leaves, branches, bark etc. making the climb up to Straws Lane a bit treacherous. Once off the mount we enjoyed a mainly tail wind until rides reached the turning point at the end of 3 Chain Road in Carlshrue. All rides then had a hard slog back to Woodend into the wind.
The ride was also one for mechanical issues with one rider having the rear derailleur move and completely jam under the cassette. Fortunately it was early in the ride and a relatively short walk back to the car. Another rider managed to have 2 punctures.
4 riders rode modified versions of the medium ride, 11 rode the medium ride and the remaining 4 rode the longer ride. We also had 3 first time riders with us this morning. Definitely not a good time to start.
All riders were together at the cafe for the usual refreshments and chatter before we all headed home.