Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 17th February 2019
26 riders arrived in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were excellent for riding with the sun shining and a lite breeze. We had 2 first time riders with us this morning and both rode the medium ride. We also had L. H back with us for his first ride for some time who rode the medium ride as well. Great to see him back on the bike.
15 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 11 rode the longer ride. There were riders on both rides that rode modified versions of the rides, eliminating part of the climb of Waterfalls Road on the medium ride and eliminating Baringo on the longer ride. Rides on both groups tendered to split into 2 groups due to varying speeds of the groups. Another rider with a new road bike had his first ride with us even though he had been doing some training before the ride. We wont be able to stop him in future.
All groups were together at the cafe but due to congestion we had to sit in 2 separate sections, however the usual refreshments and chatter were enjoyed before we all headed home.