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16 Aug

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 16th August 2018

6 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The sun was shining but the air was quite cold with the wind beginning to strengthen. As we rode the loop we seemed to be into the wind for most of the way. Either a direct head wind or a cross head wind. Everyone was commenting on the way back they were expecting a tail wind at various sections but it did not happen.

We rode our usual 52km Thursday loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, then Chases Lane and returning at Batters Lane.

Once back at the cafe it was sitting outside in the sun enjoying our usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.

12 Aug

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Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 12th August 2018

18 riders assembled in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold and frosty with the sun shining and a strengthening westerly wind blowing.

6 riders rode the longer ride, 10 the medium ride and 2 a modified version of the medium ride. A few other riders who were riding from Woodend to join up with us by going over Mt Macedon unfortunately were late arriving and chose to ride their own route.

Conditions on the ride were good with the sun shining if a little cool. All riders enjoyed the rides and most were together at the cafe for chatter and refreshments before heading home.

09 Aug

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 9th August 2018

5 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold, cloudy with a freshening north westerly wind blowing.

We rode our usual 52km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, then 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and back commencing at Batters Lane. The ride out to Batters Lane was mainly into the wind and starting to strengthen and once we started on the way back to Woodend we had the benefit of the tail wind. Due to the light wind early and the wind getting stronger on the way back the ride speed was good.

Once back into the cafe it was into the warmth for refreshments before we all headed home.

 

05 Aug

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Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 5th August 2018

17 riders assembled in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were sunny with a very strong north wind blowing. The first portion of the ride was generally a cross head wind and partly protected by the trees. Once we started back to Kyneton the wind then became either a tail wind or a cross tail wind.

11 riders rode the longer ride and the remaining 6 rode modified versions of the short and medium rides. Riders on the long ride split into 2 groups with 6 in the stronger group and 5 in the other group. Only 2 riders on the long ride completed the full circuit. The remaining 9 rode a distance of approximately 55km by eliminating the section from Chases Lane onward.

After then ride it was a welcome relief to get out of the wind and into the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home

02 Aug

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 1st August 2018

8 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’ ride. The weather was cold and frosty with the sun shining and the wind beginning to strengthen. As the sun was shining when we started the temperature warmed up during the ride.

We rode our usual 52km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane and Batters Lane back to Woodend. The first part of the ride was into the wind but mainly down hill . With the tail wind from the end of Chases Lane back, the  return to Woodend was faster and the overall ride speed was good.

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

29 Jul

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Woodend Ride -Sunday – 29th July 2018

12 foolhardy members gathered in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold with a strong North Westerly wind blowing. Skies were overcast with the threat of rain present.

7 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 5 rode the longer ride. Ride conditions were difficult for the first part of the ride as we were riding directly into the head wind. When we began to pick up the tail wind the ride conditions eased and the sun had begun to shine through early during the ride. 2 riders on the medium ride had punctures, both from tiny pieces of glass at totally different sections of the ride. Some light rain began to fall as the medium ride were nearly back into Woodend. The longer ride group caught the rain as they turned into Ashbourne Road.

Everyone was together back at the cafe and enjoyed the warmth and refreshments before heading home.

26 Jul

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 26th July 2018

5 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold, foggy with a light wind blowing. As we commenced to ride some weak sunshine began to shine through for a short while. Once we reached Pipers Creek Rd the skies had begun to lighten and conditions improved on the ride back to Woodend.

We had a first time rider with us who could have picked a better day for his first ride. We rode our usual loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane then Chases Lane and Batters Lane back to Woodend.

After the ride it was into the warmth of the cafe for some refreshments and a chat before heading home.

22 Jul

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Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 22nd July 2018

18 riders assembled in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. The sun was shining with a cold start and a light northerly wind blowing. Once the rides reached Gisborne South and commenced to return the wind had started to strengthen.

11 riders rode the longer ride, 5 the medium ride and 2 riders rode a modified ride due to one unnamed member leaving a glove behind and having to drive back home to collect the glove. Most rides were modified with riders varying the distance the rides. A group of members had ridden from Woodend and rode back there by varying routes.

The remaining riders enjoyed the refreshments at the cafe before heading home.

19 Jul

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 19th July 2018

5 members assembled this morning in Woodend for today’s ride. Weather conditions were very cold, windy with the sun shining.

We rode our usual route out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane, Batters Lane back to Woodend. The first part of the ride was mostly into the head wind until we turned at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. At this point we picked up the tail wind and enjoyed the ride back to Woodend. With the wind behind us the temperature also felt as it was warming as well.

Once back at the cafe it was inside out of the wind for the usual chatter and refreshments.

15 Jul

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Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 15th July 2018

17 members assembled in  Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were a very frosty morning with thick fog to the north of Kyneton. Once rides rode north of Metcalfe Hill the fog began to clear and the sun started to shine. Riders on the medium ride began to encounter sunny skies nearing Malmsbury.

5 riders rode the longer ride, 10 rode the medium ride and 2 rode the short ride. All rides started into a head wind for the first half of the ride and a tail wind for the return to Kyneton.

After the ride it was good to get into the warmth of the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments with all riders before heading home.