3 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were hot with a freshening North Easterly wind. To avoid the heat we rode a 55km modified version of our normal route. We rode direct to Newham, Carlshrue, Central Road and back along Ashbourne Road with the latter part of the ride mainly in the shade of the trees.
Once we started heading towards Carlshrue we enjoyed a tail wind for most of the remainder of the ride. With the favorable breeze the ride was conducted at a good pace.
Once back at the cafe it was inside in the air conditioning. A good chance to cool down from the heat on the ride. Following refreshments it was then back out into the heat and homeward.