Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 25th November 2018
30 members assembled in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cool and overcast with a South Westerly wind blowing. Conditions remained the same for most of the ride with a tail wind coming back from Gisborne South.
5 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 25 set off on the longer ride and the climb over Mt Gisborne. Riders on the longer ride then regrouped at the corner of Deverall and Dalrymple Roads and then split into 2 groups. 15 riders completed the longer ride with 10 riders riding a 5 km shortened version by not climbing Waterfalls Road.
We had 2 incidents on this mornings ride with the first one being a member falling off his bike just after the start of the ride. Fortunately he was able to continue the ride. The next incident was a puncture by one of the lady members. One member (gentlemen Jim) stopped to assist. When the ladies attempted to pump up the replacement tube it would not inflate. A swap to another tube then fixed the problem. By this time all the members on the modified ride had arrived and waited while the puncture repair was completed and then all rode the remainder of the ride together.
Once the ride was completed all members were together at the cafe. The usual chatter and refreshments followed before we all headed home.