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14 Jun

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 14th June 2018

1 solitary foolhardy rider arrived in Woodend for today’s ride. Weather conditions were very cold with a strong North Westerly wind blowing and the threat of rain.

As the only rider was myself I rode a modified 43km version of our normal Thursday ride out to Newham then bypassed Chases Lane to get out of the headwind. Once I turned at Carlshrue I had a great ride back with a good tail wind all the way. There was no rain during the ride and the only problem was the cold and the wind.

Once back in Woodend it was great to get into the warmth of the cafe for refreshments before heading home.

10 Jun

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 10th June 2018

18 riders arrived in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride on a very cold start to the day. The sun was shining but the temperature was only just above freezing. As we commenced to ride the day warmed up and ended being a great morning for a ride.

11 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 7 the longer ride. On the medium ride one rider had to cut the ride short due to time commitments and 2 others rode a modified version by not climbing Waterfalls Road. The remaining 8 rode the full medium circuit. All riders enjoyed the conditions with sun shining and a only a slight breeze.

Back at the cafe after the ride all members were together for refreshments and chatter before we all headed home.

 

 

 

 

 

07 Jun

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 7th June 2018

4 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. A cold morning with a very strong North Westerly wind awaited us for the ride. Prior to departing one of the riders had a phone call with a family issue and decided not to ride.

3 riders commenced to ride our normal 53km Thursday ride to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and back along Batters Lane. The ride was slow early as we were riding directly into the wind for most of the way. Once we reached Pipers Creek Road we  had either a cross tail wind or a direct tail wind back to Woodend.

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

03 Jun

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 3rd June 2018

18 riders arrived in Kyneton this morning to tackle today’s weather conditions There was a strong south westerly wind blowing and cold conditions. The ride was fast early with the tail wind out to Malmsbury followed by a long section into the wind before having the tail wind back to Kyneton.

5 riders rode the longer ride, 12 the medium ride and 1 rider rode the shorter ride. We were also joined by one other rider who rode the reverse direction. The rider then accompanied the short ride back to Kyneton. 5 riders on the medium ride also rode a extra 5 kms from the top of Shepherds Hill to extend the distance. One rider on the longer ride unfortunately had a puncture. After replacing the tube he then proceeded to finish the ride with others keeping him company.

Once back at the cafe and into the warmth with all the riders except those who had ridden up from Woodend  it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home.

 

 

31 May

Thursday Ride News – Woodend – 31st May 2018

3 foolhardy riders turned up for this morning’s ride from Woodend. Conditions were very windy, cold with some misty cloud about. We rode our normal Thursday loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane and Batters Lane back to Woodend.

By the time we had reached Newham we had ridden into sunshine and dry roads and it remained sunny for the rest of the ride. We enjoyed a tail or cross tail wind out to Batters Lane but upon turning to ride back to Woodend it was straight into the head wind all the way back. A fast start to the ride became a slow slog back to Woodend.

Once back at the cafe it was good to get out of the wind and into the warmth before we headed home.

 

 

27 May

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Woodend – 27th May 2018

37 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. An excellent number of riders for this time of the year. Weather conditions were cool with a North Easterly wind blowing. The early part of the rides were into a head wind. Fortunately all riders had a tail wind for the return to Woodend which made for a speedy ride.

20 riders rode the long ride, 14 the medium ride, 2 the short ride including one first time rider  and one rider a modified short ride. 4 riders on the long ride rode modified versions by eliminating different sections early in the ride and rejoined the others at some point during the ride. No unusual happenings to report on any of the rides this week.

Most riders were together back at the cafe for the normal chatter and refreshments before everybody headed home.

24 May

Ride News – Woodend – 24th May 2018

5 riders arrived in Woodend for today’s ride on a cold morning with a strong southerly wind. We rode our usual 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane, Batters Lane and Clancys Lane back to Woodend.  We commenced riding under cloudy skies with  the sun starting to shine and once out remained clear for the rest of the ride.

Ride conditions were a  strong tail wind for the first half of the ride. Upon reaching Batters Lane and turning to ride back to Woodend it was into the head wind for the rest of the ride.

Back at the cafe in Woodend we welcomed the warmth with the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.

20 May

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 20th May 2018

21 riders arrived in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride with cool conditions and threatening skies. The wind began to strengthen during the ride but no rain.

12 riders rode the long ride, 8 rode the medium ride and 1 rode the short ride. There was some  variations to the rides with some on the medium ride climbing Mt Gisborne and riders on the Longer ride not climbing Waterfalls Road.

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

17 May

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 17th May 2018

4 riders arrived in Woodend for today’s ride on a cold and windy morning. We rode our usual 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane and Clancys Lane back to Woodend. One of our riders who was recovering from a cold decided to ride short loops near Woodend in case the weather started raining. We commenced the ride with some low misty cloud but we soon rode away from that and had no more for the remainder of the ride. We also enjoyed a tail wind for the first half of the ride and due to the direction of the wind the ride back to Woodend was reasonable.

Once back in Woodend it was into the warmth of the cafe before we headed home.

13 May

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 13th May 2018

5 riders arrived in Kyneton for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold  with a strong Southerly wind blowing. 3 other members were also out riding with 2 riding the medium ride earlier in the morning.. One member noticed he had left his helmet at home. After driving home and riding the medium route in reverse he met up with us at the top of Shepherds Hill.

The other 4 riders rode together to the top of Shepherds Hill when 3 riders rode the medium ride back to Kyneton and the other 2 continued on the longer ride. Conditions on the ride were dry with no rain and the only issue was the strong cross wind heading back to Kyneton .

Once back in Kyneton it was into the warmth of the cafe for a warm drink before heading home.