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18 Feb

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Sunday Social Ride – Kyneton – 18th February 2018

30 riders arrived in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were a little cool at the start but the ride warmed up midway through. Another excellent number of members riding once again.

For the Strava tragics out there the conditions were very favorable for good times and all riders who have logged rides had massive numbers of PB,s during the ride.

13 riders rode the medium and or short ride with the remaining 17 the longer ride. 3 riders on the long ride shortened the ride and joined the medium ride. Riders on the longer ride who started from Woodend this morning left the ride at Ashbourne Rd and rode directly back to Woodend.

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

11 Feb

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Sunday Social Ride – Woodend – 11th February 2018

37 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Another excellent turnout. Weather conditions were a lot different from the last few days being cool with a strong Southerly wind blowing.

21 riders rode the longer ride, 15 rode the medium ride and 1 member rode the short ride. Riders on the longer ride split into 2 groups with the faster riders out front and the remainder following at a slower pace. All riders enjoyed the fast tail wind sections of the ride. The medium ride modified the published route to avoid Cheveley Road directly into the head wind and rode Cobb & Co road instead which is more sheltered back to Woodend.

2 of our ladies decided they were going to ride 100km this morning and had a ride before the long ride but unfortunately finished about 5km short of 100km and rode an extra 5km after the cafe stop to achieve the magic number. Great work to Pene and Kath.

Most of the riders were together at the cafe following the ride. The usual good time was enjoyed before we departed for home.

 

08 Feb

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 8th February 2018

5 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were warm and humid with overcast conditions. As we were finishing the ride the clouds began to clear and it quickly became very hot .

We rode a 48km modified version of last weeks ride to Carlshrue via Anderson Rd. Newham, Bryces Lane and back to Woodend via Russells Rd, Crowes Lane.

As mentioned above conditions were pleasant until the sun shone through the clouds but as we were just finishing it was not enough to be a problem.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chat and good company under the shade, however  as the sun shifted it became difficult to escape the heat so we all departed for home.

04 Feb

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Sunday Social Ride – Gisborne – 4th February 2018

We had a  record number of 44 riders assemble for today’s ride on a glorious Sunday morning. Weather conditions were warm and sunny with little wind. Also 3 first time riders rode with the club plus members that had not ridden for many months.

2 riders rode the short ride, 23 riders rode the medium ride or variations of the ride and the remaining 19 rode the longer ride. On the medium ride there were various options to shorten the ride and a few members chose not to climb Waterfalls Road.

Once all riders were together at the cafe it was the usual laughter and fun outside under the shade of the trees. Mention must be made of one member who put his hand up for a chocolate milk shake and after he had consumed some of the drink  was informed by his wife that she did not order a milkshake. We never did find out whose drink he had but it sure made for more laughter. After everyone had there refreshments we all departed for home.

 

01 Feb

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 1st February 2018

2 hardy members, myself and John M braved the weather conditions for today’s ride. A strong South Easterly wind and cool conditions greeted us. As John had never climbed Straws Lane we decided to ride a 48km loop out to Carlshrue, Newham, then climbing Bryces Lane, Straws Lane and Mt Macedon Rd to the saddle. Fortunately we were a little protected from the wind on the climbs. We also had a good tail wind out to Carlshrue and back to Woodend after the climbs. John also had a close encounter with a kangaroo near the bottom of the descent of Mt Macedon Road.

Once back at the cafe it was hot drinks sitting in the sun before heading home.

28 Jan

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Sunday Social Ride – Kyneton – 28th January 2018

22 Riders assembled in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. We were joined by 2 others  who were late arriving.  Weather conditions were hot with a strong northerly wind even with the 8.00am start.

5 riders rode the short ride, 8 the medium and the remaining 11 the long ride. Good to have Mark D back riding again. On the medium ride one member had the misfortune to suffer a puncture and 2 others had chains come off on bumpy downhill sections.

Riders on the long ride shortened the distance as the temperature  heated up.  A large number also started from Woodend and rode back direct aided by the tail wind.

For the remainder it was the usual chatter and refreshments at the cafe before leaving for home.

25 Jan

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 25th January 2018

12 riders assembled in Woodend for this mornings ride. Weather conditions were overcast with a northerly wind blowing. As we commenced to ride the skies cleared and the temperature increased quickly.

We rode one of our normal 53km loops to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Rd, Chases lane and back along Batters Lane.

4 riders opted not to ride the full distance due to time constraints and eliminated the loop down Chases Lane and rode a distance of approx 40km’s. The wind was beginning to strengthen by the time we reached Batters Lane  however by this time we had a tail wind back to Woodend. By the finish of the ride temperatures had increased significantly.

Once back at the cafe in the shade where we enjoyed  refreshments and a chat before heading home.

21 Jan

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Sunday Social Ride – Woodend – 21st January 2018

29 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were very humid with little wind. 13 riders commenced the long ride and were joined by another member who had ridden a quick ride up Mt Macedon Rd and back down to make 14 riders on the long ride. The remaining 16 riders rode together to where the medium and short rides separated.  13 riders continued on the medium ride and 3 rode the short ride.

We also had a new member (Cathy) having her first ride with the club plus one other new rider. All rides were conducted at a good pace due to the lack of any significant head wind during the ride.

Everybody was then back at the cafe together and the usual chatter and good fun was had before we all departed for home.

18 Jan

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 18th January 2018

9 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were sunny, warm with a freshening northerly wind. Club members were spotted on the road earlier to escape the heat. Fortunately the ride was fairly quick and we were finished before the temperature was to hot. We had a first time rider (Les) with us from Taylors Lakes who had noticed our rides on facebook.

We rode one of our normal 53km loops out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane and back to Woodend. 5 riders rode the full loop with the other 4 riding shorter distances to finish before it got too warm. Once we turned to come back to Woodend the heat became more noticeable but due to the tail wind everybody made good time back and were not exposed to it for long.

We all then enjoyed the refreshments and sitting in the shade at the cafe before heading home.

14 Jan

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Sunday Social Ride – 14th January 2018 – Gisborne

24 riders assembled this morning in Gisborne for today’s ride. Conditions were very cold with a strong south wind blowing and the threat of rain. Fortunately there was no rain during the ride however the wind made riding difficult especially when we headed south. Once turning to head back to Gisborne we then enjoyed the tail wind back.

15 riders rode the long ride, 8 the medium ride and one rider rode the short ride. Due to the weather conditions riders on all rides varied the distances with some changing from the medium ride to longer rides and vice versa.

At the end of it all we were all together back at the cafe where we had some sunshine whilst sitting outside enjoying our refreshments before heading home.