9 riders prepared to battle the elements on a Woodend morning which has been typical of the last few weeks, being grey skies, strong south wind and the ever present threat of rain. As Lawrie says a 2 layer day and just about all riders had arm warmers and some with leg warmers also. We managed to complete the ride with no rain and clearing skies towards the end of the ride. A very good ride for the conditions.
We rode a 55km loop out to Newham, Carlshrue and back via Chanters Lane and Ashbourne Road. A good ride except for the middle section which was into the breeze and basically uphill for the most part. 2 riders also had to shorten the ride due to other commitments with the remainder riding the above route and having a good coffee break at the usual cafe to finish off the morning.