20 Jun

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 20th June 2019

4 brave souls arrived this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were very cold with temperatures not much above zero degrees, heavy drizzle and a strong southerly wind blowing. Not ideal conditions for a ride.

2 riders rode the usual 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane and the other 2 rode a 48km modified loop by eliminating the Bryces Lane loop. Once we rode away from Woodend the weather began to clear and we had no more rain until heading back to Woodend near the Carlshrue Roadhouse. The roads were wet the entire ride with a lot of spray coming up from the road and keeping dry was difficult.

Once back at Woodend it was into the warmth of the cafe for the usual refreshments and chatter before heading home a little dryer and warmer. Back home it was then the chore of hosing down the bike and re-lubing chains etc. for the next ride.