23 Jun

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 23rd June 2016

3 riders arrived this morning to tackle the conditions for today’s ride, not very friendly at all with a strong North Wind blowing and the temperatures certainly well below 10 degrees. Definitely long knicks, thermals and wind / rain jackets. Fortunately there was no rain just damp roads to contend with, which had dried by the time the ride was completed.

We rode a 38k loop into the wind along Cheveley Rd, Central Rd, Chanters Ln and back along Ashbourne Rd. Once we had the tail wind conditions were great but the strong wind made Ashbourne Rd difficult with the wind at times a cross wind and at times nearly a head wind and not the tail wind that we had anticipated.

After the ride it was straight into the cafe and huddle around the heaters to thaw out. Whoever said that cyclists had to be a little crazy to ride in some winter conditions had it right. After the mandatory warm drink we departed for home to no doubt do the same thing again another day.