7 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cool, cloudy with a north west wind blowing. As we commenced to ride the cloud on the mountain descended and we were in the cloud as we went around the back of Hanging Rock. Once into Newham we rode into clearer skies and had no more low cloud for the remainder of the ride.
2 riders rode the 45km shorter loop by not going down Bryces Lane and the other 5 rode the normal 53km via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane to Batters Lane. We had a head wind for most of the ride out to Batters Lane before turning for the ride back to Woodend and the tail wind home.
Once back in Woodend it was into the warmth of the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home. We were also joined by Michael C for a coffee with good news that he has been cleared to begin riding again. After a holiday soon we can expect to have him back riding with us.