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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.

11 Jan

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 11th January 2018

7 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were warm with a North Easterly Wind blowing. We rode a 53km  route out through Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane, Batters Lane and back.  We had a head wind out most of the way out before turning at Batters Lane before we enjoyed the tail wind back to Woodend.

Once back at Woodend it was into the cafe for the usual refreshments and a chat before heading home.

07 Jan

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Sunday Social Ride – Kyneton – 7th January 2018

25 riders assembled in Kyneton this morning under cool, cloudy conditions. A strong Southerly wind was blowing which made for a fast start to the ride. Unfortunately at some point riders had to ride into the wind on all rides before finishing with a tail wind.

5 riders rode the short ride, 10 the medium ride and the remaining 10 the longer ride. All distances had various degrees of climbing with the climbs all being into the wind which always them more difficult. All riders successfully made the climbs and then were able to enjoy the downhill and tail wind sections back to the finish of the rides.

Most riders then enjoyed the company at the cafe apart from those who had other commitments that meant they were unable to stay for refreshments before heading home.

04 Jan

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 4th January 2018

11 riders rode today’s ride in cool conditions with a light southerly breeze blowing. We rode one of our normal 53km routes  to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane and Clancys Lane. We started out with 8 riders with 3 late comers catching up and joining us. 2 riders rode a a shortened version of the ride by eliminating  Chases Lane. The speed of the ride was good as the wind did not slow the pace much on the return ride.

Congratulations also to Kath & Hilary who climbed Straws Lane yesterday afternoon. A great achievement as it is a steep climb. Brett was also getting in some hill climbing practice and climbed Straws Lane 3 times in succession plus going over the mount.

Once back at the cafe we were joined by John H who was a late starter.  We all enjoyed the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.

31 Dec

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Sunday Social Ride – Woodend – 31st December 2017

30 riders arrives in Woodend this morning for today’s last club ride for the year. Weather conditions were perfect with a light breeze blowing and plenty of sunshine.

4 riders rode the short ride, 9 rode the medium ride with 4 riders going up Mt Macedon Road to Straws Lane and 5 bypassing the climb. The remaining 17 rode the long ride. A special mention must be made that Davo managed to ride through Lancefield without having a mid ride coffee break. A great effort.

All riders were then together back at the cafe which became quite busy with all of us. The usual enjoyment was then had by all before heading home.

28 Dec

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 28th December 2017

11 riders assembled in Woodend for today’s ride. Weather conditions were overcast, warm and very humid. We rode a ride of approx 58km riding out to Newham, Lancefield, and back over Rochford Hill & Bryces Lane. The ride was at a fast pace with the quick riders out front and the rest tucked in behind hanging on. Average speed to Lancefield was just on 30kph . One member (Davo)  complained of a cafe not open for a mid ride coffee break. However he still managed 2 coffee stops anyway.

Once back at Woodend there was the usual banter especially about multiple coffee stops on rides. Everyone enjoyed the break before heading home with all having a good ride even with the fast pace.

24 Dec

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Sunday Social Ride – Gisborne – 24th December 2017

23 riders assembled in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cool with a strong South wind blowing and misty rain. As the ride commenced any rain ceased and the sun began to shine for most of the ride.

9 riders rode the medium ride or a modified version of the ride. The remaining 14 rode the longer ride. Riders on the longer ride also rode modified versions of the ride as they were in a hurry to get back for a coffee led by number one coffee drinker. (D)

Members were together at the cafe for the usual good times before heading home.

Wishing everyone a merry and safe xmas.

21 Dec

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 21st December 2017

6 riders arrived in Woodend this morning to do battle with the elements. The weather was cool with a brisk south easterly wind blowing. We rode one of our usual 52km loops out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane, Batters Lane back to Woodend.

5 riders rode the full loop and 1 rider who had not ridden a lot lately rode a shorter loop by not riding Chases Lane. The weather soon warmed up quickly and a good ride was had by all members.

Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.

17 Dec

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Sunday Social Ride – Kyneton – 17th December 2017

25 riders assembled in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride.Weather conditions were overcast early with a strong South Wind blowing. The first half of the ride was difficult into the wind. The tail wind that followed back to the respective starting points of Woodend or Kyneton meant a fast finish to the ride.

23 riders rode to Woodend where they joined up with the community ride to McBean Ave in Macedon. The riders in Woodend included Bike Safe Macedon Ranges members, a further 10 club members, riders of the Mountain Bike community and the general public. The group of approximately 50 riders rode along Black Forrest Drive to McBean Avenue and back to Woodend.  The club members who commenced in Kyneton continued on back to the velodrome.

2 riders rode a modified version of the days ride. It was good to see Tim back riding again after his fall some months again.

The club’s end of year function was held following the ride with all present enjoying a good meal with plenty of chatter and fun. After refreshments we all departed for home.