07 May

Ride News

Sunday Social Ride – Gisborne – 7th May 2017

10 riders assembled in Gisborne for today’s ride. Conditions were cool with a northerly wind blowing. Numbers were down due to many members riding the BAD ride in Ballarat today. We had 2 new riders with the club today, Tim who lives in Mt Macedon plus Julia one of the femmes Saturday beginner riders with us for the first time.

5 riders rode the longer ride and the remaining 5 a modified version of the medium ride with distances varying from 25km for 4 members and myself 38km. The ride included climbing Waterfalls Road for all. A milestone achievement for Julia especially as she had climbed Mt Macedon Road to the saddle the previous day. Both climbs were a first. Roscoe also had the misfortune to have a cut tyre and puncture. Part of the fix meant a new tube and a $10 note to patch the hole. Just another use for the currency of the land.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chat in the warmth before heading home.