Allan led 11 riders on Sunday’s ride which was a northern circuit from Colac taking in Lake Colac, Beeac, Lake Corangamite (long route), Red Rock and Alvie, and Cororooke. The riders for the longer (70km) route were Allan, Kelly, Russell, Dirk, John M and Dave S. The shorter route riders included Helen, Margy, Alex, Barbara and Coralie (on her Brompton).
As is usual, it was windy. This year, the wind was south easterly, and some assistance on the outward journey, but slowed riders once they turned southerly.
The country was green and the lakes full. The cows looked contented. Apart from the Beeac-Colac Road and a short section of highway riding, traffic was minimal. Lunch at Cafe Rooke was most welcome. The longer route riders tucked into old fashioned hamburgers with the lot, which were demolished with alacrity. Alex’s wife Rosalie joined everyone for lunch, and there was a surprise visit from Heather. It was a very relaxed occasion – especially as, having taken a more direct route, the short group riders had a very long break of around two hours. Despite their taking a shorter route back to the cars at Colac, they were only minutes ahead of the longer group (fueled by lots of calories) on return.