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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.

30 Sep

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Woodend – 30th September 2018

34 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. An excellent number with the improved weather on the morning compared to the last weeks. Weather conditions were cloudy with a light breeze and the sun beginning to shine through. As the ride progressed we enjoyed increased sunshine on the ride. A welcome change from the cold riding conditions lately.

3 riders rode the shorter ride, 25 rode the medium ride and the remaining 6 rode the longer ride. We also had 2 first time riders with us this morning, 1 rode the long ride and the other the short ride. The ride was ridden at a good pace with a tail wind early followed by a light head wind to the start of Ashbourne Rd. From there we had a assisting wind back to Woodend.

Once back at the cafe the riders on both rides arrived back basically at the same time. Then it was a case of everyone sitting in the sun with the usual refreshments and chatter before heading home.

27 Sep

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 27th September 2018

7 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were warm and sunny with a strong North Easterly wind blowing. Some riders even dispensed with riding with leg warmers or long knicks.

We rode our usual 52km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, then Chases Lane, Batters Lane and back along Cobb & Co Road. The strong wind made the ride difficult until we turned at Batters Lane and then had the tail wind back to Woodend.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual refreshments and chatter sitting in the sun before we all headed home.

23 Sep

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Gisborne -23rd September 2018

8 riders assembled this morning in Gisborne for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold with drizzly rain and a freshening South Westerly wind blowing.

5 riders commenced the long ride, 2 rode the medium ride and one rider who had ridden down from the Camel’s Hump decided to ride back with the tail wind instead of continuing into the rain and head wind.

One rider on the long ride rode a shortened version of the ride with remaining 4 completing the ride. The rain began ceased by the time we started back to Gisborne and with the tail wind conditions improved.

Once finished it was into the warmth of the cafe for a hot drink and a chat before heading home.

20 Sep

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 20th September 2018

9 riders assembled in Woodend this morning on an excellent day for riding. Weather conditions were clear skies and a light breeze after a frosty start to the day.

We also had a first time rider with the group this morning. We rode our normal 52 km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road to Chases Lane then returning back to Woodend at Batters Lane. As the wind was light the ride was conducted at a brisk average speed. We had a head wind (Breeze) early and a tail wind for the return.

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

16 Sep

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 16th September 2018

14 riders assembled in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold with some sun shining. Members reported that many of them saw overnight snow at their homes. The wind was from the west and during the ride the wind was either a cross head wind or cross tail wind. Member numbers were down due to many riding the Amy’s Grand Fondo today.

10 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 4 rode the longer ride. On the medium ride 2 riders rode down Metcalfe Hill, myself and one other. As we crested the top of the climb on the way back one of our lady riders was stuck on the side of the road having trouble with a puncture. We both stopped to assist. The tyre was very difficult to remove from the wheel so no wonder the rider was having trouble. Once fixed we then proceeded with the ride.

We also attempted to intervene with an incident with a dog attacking a kangaroo. Fortunately the dog’s owner arrived on the scene and as best we were able to judge intervened and saved the day. We had some very light rain on the way back which only lasted a short dictance and not enough to think about putting rain jackets on. We then rode out into sunshine for the remainder of the ride.

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

13 Sep

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 13th September 2018

7 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride on a frosty morning. The sun was shining  with a light north westerly wind blowing. Once we commenced riding everyone warmed up quickly and we all enjoyed a good ride in the sunshine.

We rode our usual 52km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, then to Chases Lane and return at Batters Lane. Once we turned to head back to Woodend we then had a tail wind all the way back.

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