9 riders assembled on a very cold morning with a strong southerly wind for today’s ride. We rode a 45 km circuit to Gisborne and return via Baringo for the tail wind on the way back. Two of our riders were late starting and rode the route in reverse with a minor variation. Donna achieved a first by climbing the Gisborne side of Mt Macedon for the first time. A great effort as it not an easy climb.
During the ride the sun managed to shine for most of the time with the roads drying except in the trees. When we started to ride back from Gisborne we had the tail wind to Woodend for an easier ride.
After the ride we were able to sit in the sun at the cafe which was very enjoyable. Following refreshments and the usual chat we departed for home much warmer than the beginning.