5 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold with a very strong Northerly wind blowing. We also had a new lady member riding with us for the time. Today’s conditions were not ideal for a first ride however she coped well with the ride.
We split the ride into 2 groups with 3 riding a modified shorter version of our normal loop by eliminating Bryces Lane and Chases Lane loop for a distance of approx 35km. The other 2 riders rode the normal loop. On both rides it was difficult riding into the wind but good to have a tail wind back to Woodend.
Due to the cold weather riders on the shorter loop had left the cafe by the time the other 2 returned. One of the riders met us on the way back to the cafe to let us know they had not stayed for a coffee. Once we got back is was good to get out of the cold and into a warm atmosphere for a chat and a drink.