27 Feb

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 27th February 2020

9 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The weather was a cool start to the day with a freshening south westerly wind. The morning warmed up, the sun began to shine as the ride progressed.

We rode our usual 53km ride out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning for the ride back to Woodend at Batters Lane. The ride conditions were similar to the last few months. A mainly tail wind out to Batters Lane followed by a head wind back to Woodend. Average ride speeds were approximately 23kmph or better for all riders.

Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments enjoying the sunshine before we all headed home.

 

23 Feb

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Sunday Club Ride – Kyneton – 23rd February 2020

26 riders assembled this morning in Kyneton for today’s ride. The weather was warming up by the time we commenced to ride with a light northerly wind blowing. We also had one new member having his first ride with the club plus 2 other first time riders with us.

15 riders rode the long ride, 9 rode the medium ride and 2 rode the short ride as one member was on call. Riders on the medium ride rode to the top of Metcalfe Hill with 3 proceeding down the hill and back up before rejoining the other 6. With the north wind the ride was head wind for the first half followed by a mainly tail wind for the way back. Part of the ride back the wind was a cross tail wind however ride speeds were fast.

Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we headed home. A large portion of the riders on the long ride had ridden from Woodend and went back direct without the cafe stop in Kyneton.

20 Feb

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 20th February 2020

10 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold, overcast with the threat of rain and a strong southerly wind blowing. We had one new rider with us this morning having his first ride for a couple of years on his road bike and rode a short ride. The remaining 9 split into 2 groups of 6 riders and 3 riders.

The 3 riders rode a modified normal loop of 48km eliminating the Bryces Lane section. The remainder rode our normal ride. When we reached Pipers Creek Road there was road sealing with a delay of at least 10 minutes.  We retraced our steps back to 3 Chain Road and continued on from there riding 50km. Riding conditions were similar to previous weeks with a strong tail wind early and an equally strong head wind back to Woodend. We managed to complete the ride with just a few light spits of rain as we finished.

Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home.

 

16 Feb

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Sunday Club Ride – Woodend – 16th February 2020

19 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride with inclement weather at the start. The morning was cloudy with light drizzle and a strong southerly wind blowing. Not ideal conditions for a ride. One member (Names will not be mentioned) decided not to ride and the remaining 18 started riding. We had a tail wind for the early part of the ride then a head wind for the middle section and a cross wind for the ride back to Woodend along Ashbourne Road.

All riders commenced riding the medium ride as most of the riders present who would normally ride the longer ride decided not to due to the weather. By the time we had reached Anderson Road the weather began to clear and from then on we had a good ride with intermittent patches of sunshine. 2 of the group decided to ride the short ride and the remainder continued on the medium. By the end of Central Road the ride had split into 2 groups of 8 riders each. All rides were ridden at a good pace due to favorable winds for a good part of the ride.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home.

13 Feb

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 13th February 2020

8 members assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were very cool and foggy with a strengthening south east wind blowing as we arrived. Once we were riding by about Newham the skies had begun to clear and from there the morning temperature began to increase.

The ride split into 2 groups with 5 riders riding our usual 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Rd, Chases Lane and turning for the back to Woodend at Batters Lane.

The remaining 3 riders eliminated both the Bryces Lane and Chases Lane loops for a distance of 40kms. Riding conditions were very similar to previous weeks with a tail wind for most of the way out to Batters Lane and a head wind back to Woodend. By the time the ride finished the morning was beginning warm up.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home.

09 Feb

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Sunday Club Ride – Gisborne – 9th February 2020

28 members arrived in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cloudy and clearing by the time the ride began. Once the skies cleared the day warmed up and finished being a good morning for a ride. We also had 2 first time riders with us.

19 riders rode the medium ride with some members modifying the ride by adding on the loop to McBean Ave and return. The remaining 9 rode the longer ride with one rider shortening the ride by not climbing Governor’s Road. Due to the wind conditions all rides were ridden at a good pace with a head wind early followed by a tail wind for the ride back to Gisborne.

Back at the cafe all riders were together enjoying the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.

06 Feb

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 6th February 2020

10 members assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The weather was foggy and cool early. Once we commenced riding we soon rode out of the local fog and the sun came out and temperatures began to warm up.

7 riders rode our normal 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Rd, Chases Lane and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. The other 3 riders rode a shorter modified version of the ride. The wind strengthened during the ride and shifted slightly from a Northerly wind to a North Easterly mid way through the ride. The wind change meant a head wind for some of the early part of the ride followed by a tail wind for most of the way back to Woodend. With the generally favourable wind the average ride speeds were in the mid 20’s.

Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we headed home.

02 Feb

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Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 2nd February 2020

25 members arrived in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride with overcast skies and a strengthening southerly wind. Early in the ride the cloud began to lift and the skies cleared followed by the temperature increasing making the latter part of all rides pleasant.

1 rider rode a modified version of the medium ride and met up with the others on the medium ride part way through. 15 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 9 rode the long ride. The ride had a tail wind for the first portion of the ride followed by a head wind on the climbs and then a tail wind or cross tail wind for the ride back to Kyneton.

All riders were together back at the cafe apart from one rider who had ridden up from Woodend and returned along Ashbourne Road and another who had time commitments. It was the usual chatter and refreshments at the cafe before we all headed home.

30 Jan

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 30th January 2020

11 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The morning had already began to warm up by the time we commenced riding. At the start of the ride the wind was light but strengthened during the ride and by the time we were on the way back to Woodend we enjoyed a nice tail wind back.

2 riders rode a modified vesion of our normal ride by eliminating both the Bryces Lane & Chases Lane loops. The remainder set of to ride our usual 53km ride out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain rd, Chases Lane and turning for the ride back to Woodend at Batters Lane. As occasionaly the plans falls apart and this morning one rider had a puncture and the group had split slightly by this time and one of the front group went back to assist. The remaining 4 riders continued on the full ride and the other 5 modifief the ride by eliminating the Chases Lane loop.

By the end of the ride it had become very warm so sitting outside in the shade was the order of the morning.  Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home

 

26 Jan

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Sunday Ride – Woodend – 26th January 2020

31 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were ideal for riding with a warm morning and a  light southerly wind blowing. We also had a first time rider with us this morning and another who travels up from Melbourne visiting relatives and rides with us on occasions.

4 riders rode the short ride with 2 of the riders having their second ride with the club, 19 rode the medium ride and the remaining 8 rode the long ride. Due to the light wind all rides were ridden at a good pace. Riders on the medium ride split into 2 groups for part of the ride before rejoining for the last portion of the ride. Riders on the long ride maintained a fast pace and the group were all together at the finish.

Most riders were together at the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home. Some of the riders who rode from Gisborne went back shortly after the ride and the 2 who rode from the Kyneton area went back part way through the ride.