9 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cool early with the sun shining. Once we commenced riding and rode out of the treed area the temperature soon warmed up.
We had Ken S back riding his first official club ride for some time. He and one other newer member rode a modified version of our usual Thursday ride by eliminating Bryces Lane and Chases Lane loop for a distance of 40km. The remaining 7 rode the usual 53km loop. With a tail wind out to Batters Lane and the fast riders out the front towing the lesser riders along a fast pace was set for the ride. Once we turned at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend the wind had begun to shift to a North Westerly direction which also made for a faster return to Woodend without the head wind.
Back at the cafe we were all together for the usual refreshments and chatter before we headed home.