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20 Jun

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 20th June 2019

4 brave souls arrived this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were very cold with temperatures not much above zero degrees, heavy drizzle and a strong southerly wind blowing. Not ideal conditions for a ride.

2 riders rode the usual 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane and the other 2 rode a 48km modified loop by eliminating the Bryces Lane loop. Once we rode away from Woodend the weather began to clear and we had no more rain until heading back to Woodend near the Carlshrue Roadhouse. The roads were wet the entire ride with a lot of spray coming up from the road and keeping dry was difficult.

Once back at Woodend it was into the warmth of the cafe for the usual refreshments and chatter before heading home a little dryer and warmer. Back home it was then the chore of hosing down the bike and re-lubing chains etc. for the next ride.

16 Jun

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 16th June 2019

15 riders arrived in Kyneton this morning for today’ ride. The smallest number of riders for a Sunday ride for a long time. Weather conditions were cold with very wet roads from a shower that came through at about 7.00am this morning. We also had a first time rider with us this morning. As we commenced riding along Baynton Road we rode into thick fog which continued until Pipers Creek Road for the medium ride and to the Burke & Wills Track for the long ride.

9 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 6 rode the long ride. One rider on the medium ride had a puncture which slowed the group down and the riders waited whilst the tube was replaced. As a result the riders on the long ride were back in Kyneton before the medium ride.

Once all riders were back together at the cafe we enjoyed the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home.

13 Jun

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 13th June 2019

4 members arrived this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold, foggy plus wet roads and a north westerly wind blowing. As we commenced to ride the weather started to improve as we neared Newham with the sun starting to shine through the clouds. From then on we had sun intermittently for the remainder of the ride.

3 riders rode the usual 53km loop to Newham via Bryces Lane and the other rider rode the 47km shorter option by not going via Bryces Lane and waited at Newham and rejoined the ride there. We had a head wind or cross head wind for most of the way until we reached Batters Lane. From there we had a mainly tail wind back to Woodend.

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

 

09 Jun

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Woodend – 9th June 2019

25 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. We were joined by another member during the medium ride who had climbed Mt Macedon earlier making 26 riders in total. A first time rider also rode with us this morning. Weather conditions were cloudy in Woodend with sunshine in the surrounding area.

17 riders rode the medium ride with the other  riders on the long ride. Conditions on the ride were good with a head wind for the early part of the ride,  a tail wind from Carlshrue to Ashbourne Road and fairly sheltered along Ashbourne Road back to Woodend. Both rides were ridden at a good pace due to the favourable wind conditions.

Once back at the cafe all riders were together for the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home.

06 Jun

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 6th June 2019

4 members braved the conditions for this mornings ride. Cold with light drizzle and a southerly wind blowing.

We split into 2 groups with 2 riders riding the normal 53km loop and the other 2 riding a shorter 47km loop by eliminating the Bryces Lane section. Once we reached Newham the sun began to break through the clouds and we rode the remainder of the ride under reasonable conditions. Riding back to Woodend was into a headwind however the wind seemed to change direction constantly and at times we appeared to have a slight tailwind on some sections.

Once back in Woodend it was into the warmth of the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home. We were also joined by Michael C for a catch up.

02 Jun

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Lancefield – 2nd June 2019

21 riders assembled in Lancefield this morning on an excellent day for riding. Weather conditions were cool, sunny with a light breeze blowing. A completely different scene to the rides of the last few weeks.

11 riders rode the medium ride or variations of the ride. 10 riders rode the long ride and were joined by Luke part way through the ride. Good to see him riding with us making 11 on the long ride for a total of 22 riders on the day. There were 3 riders on the long ride who had never ridden that route before and coped with the climbing without any issues. Riders on the long ride split into 2 groups, 7 with the faster riders and 4 in the slower group.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed homeward.

 

 

 

31 May

Woodend – Malmsbury Friday 31st May Ride

9 members assembled in Woodend this morning to ride a 64km loop to Malmsbury and back. Weather conditions were not very agreeable for riding with cold, cloudy and heavy drizzle falling. After the usual discussion we decided to start the ride with one rider electing not to ride.

Once we reached Cheveley Road the weather conditions began to improve, the sun began to shine through and we rode the remainder of the ride to Malmsbury in good conditions, We also had a cross tail wind out to Malmsbury which made for a quick ride. One rider who had hurt his back prior to the ride ceased riding at Kyneton and returned home.

We had a enjoyable cafe break in the warmth at Malmsbury before we commenced the ride back to Woodend. By this time the weather conditions had clouded over and we had a cross head wind all the way back to Woodend. As we neared Woodend the ride split into 2 groups with 2 riders continuing on and riding back to Woodend along Boundary Road with the others riding direct to Woodend along the Avenue of Honour. Back in Woodend the conditions were still the same as we had left many hours earlier. It was into the warmth of the cars and home for hot showers.

30 May

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 30th May 2019

3 members braved the wintry conditions for today’s ride. The weather was windy, cold with some frost still on the ground in patches. The threat of rain was also ever present. The entire ride was completed on dry roads and no rain.

We rode a 47km modified version of the normal Thursday ride by eliminating the Bryces Lane loop as there was some light spots as we neared Collwells Road. There were also some very ominous black clouds as we were about to return to Woodend, fortunately the clouds had dispersed by the time we arrived back at Woodend. The ride back was slow and into the head wind from Batters Lane.

Back at Woodend it was into the warmth of the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home. We were also joined by Ken S who had a prior appointment and did not ride.

26 May

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 26th May 2019

18 riders assembled in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold and cloudy as we prepared to ride. Just as we commenced the sun began to shine through and we enjoyed sunshine for the entire ride. A head wind greeted us for the first half of the ride followed by a tail wind for the ride back.

11 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 7 rode the long ride. 4 riders on the medium ride rode down Metcalfe Hill and back up before rejoining the other riders later in the ride.

Once back at the cafe it was good to get into the warmth and enjoy the refreshments and chatter before heading home. Jennie S also joined us after the ride.

23 May

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 23rd May 2019

7 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cool early but then became a sunny morning with a freshening Northerly Wind. A good ride with the head wind early and a tail wind for the ride back to Woodend.

The ride split into 2 groups with 4 riders riding our normal 53km loop to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane and turning to ride back to Woodend at Batters Lane. The remaining 3 rode a shorter 47km loop without riding the Bryces Lane loop. All riders were together before we reached Woodend on the return. We also had a friend of one of the riders with us for the first time.

Once back in Woodend it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we headed home.