Helen and David J arrived at Rippleside for this ad hoc ride. The decision was to ride to Lara, via Hovells Creek. Pre-Christmas roads were very quiet along the northern waterfront, as was Hovells Creek path. Another David, who was riding by himself, joined us part way along the trail and joined us for coffee at Xpresso Cafe in Lara. David I (not J) then cycled on a longer and faster ride while David J and Helen returned to Rippleside via Hovells Creek.