Sunday Social Ride – Gisborne – 9th October 2016
16 riders assembled in Gisborne this morning on a day that was definitely not a good day for riding. 5 riders rode the longer route, 10 the medium and one rider decided not to ride. All riders rode modified routes because of the extreme wind conditions. We encountered multiple trees down across the road in Baringo which entailed either clambering over or under fallen trees. The cross winds were so severe that it was difficult to keep the bike straight. Once we came out of Baringo all but 2 riders on the medium ride rode straight back to Gisborne. Nick wanted to climb Waterfalls road so I kept him company for safety. 3 Riders on the long ride also rode back to Woodend and the remaining 2 turned back and rode an amended route also. The only enjoyable part of the ride was the tail wind back to Gisborne.
After the ride it was nice to be able to get out of the wind and enjoy the warmth and company in the cafe.