27 members assembled in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were the best we have had for a Sunday ride for many weeks. Clear skies, Light Breeze and warm temperatures.
6 riders rode the medium ride with the remaining 21 the long ride. The long ride split into 2 groups with 11 in the faster group and 10 in the slower group. There were multiple incidents on the long ride.
The first incident was a member having trouble with his DI2 gears not shifting. Upon resolving the problem he continued the ride. The second incident near Kerrie Hall with another member having his rear derailleur cable break and could then only ride in the smallest rear cog and struggled climbing the hills. The third incident on the way back along BFD from Woodend with one rider having a puncture causing him to slow suddenly and the rider behind crashing into him and having a fall. We called the ambulance and waited with him until they arrived and transfered him to hospital for further tests. A quick update is he has had tests which were all OK. Now waiting on wounds being cleaned and some jabs before hopefully being released today.
Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home The delayed group was late getting back and decided not to have a cafe stop and proceeded home.