Stella’s rides are always popular. This morning, despite early mist, thirteen lucky people rode the rail trail to Drysdale – Stella (ride leader), Shane & Tricia, Rosemary, Karen, Colin and Richard (new members), David F and David J, Rod, Sandra, John and Helen. The trail was quite busy – with a mixture of cyclists and walkers. The conditions were perfect – light overcast and warm. There was plenty of time for chatter as the group pedalled along. Refreshments were at Cafe Zoo.
There was lots of bike discussion. We checked out Rosemary’s new Avanti Giro (Tricia is getting a new one for Christmas). John brought one of his newer acquisitions – a folder from a large German discount grocery story (sorry, no picture of this one). Of course, with Stella, Rod, John and Helen all on small wheels, these were also part of the discussion. (Shane has defected to a Dutch Gazelle – all the bells and whistles but not quite the svelte speed of the Airnimal.) Karen loves her chic colour co-ordinated yellow bar tape (but bemoaned that it often needs cleaning).
This is a ride for anyone. It’s flat, the surface is good and the scenery interesting. Thanks, Stella, for another splendid ride.
another lovely ride this morning to Drysdale, one of the classics for Cycling Geelong. Access into the countryside to this township, to Torquay, to Barwon Heads and to Lara is so easy along quiet ways to places with historic character, are for me my classics. They can all be extended but this morning, a couple of weeks before Xmas all we want to do is have a good chat along the way with good friends.