Thanks to ride leader Richard for this report
Ride leader’s selfie with friends at ride start
Ride leader: Richard
Ride participant: Kevin, Doug
Coffee groupees:) Gavin, Helen
On a chilly wet Saturday, Kevin and I braved the conditions to complete the cycling Geelong Saturday river circuit. We waited until 9:01, and we lulled into a false sense of security with the tailwind, and little rain towards Breakwater.
Kevin has just returned back from a Canadian summer, so full marks to him for turning up in the first place (If he hadn’t I couldn’t guarantee the ride would have gone ahead)
There was no one at the Breakwater stop, so we carried on around the other side of the river into the driving wind and rain. We stopped under the bridge to get some air into Kevin’s front tyre, and Doug caught up with us.
After the rain subsided we headed towards the next stop at Shannon. We considered taking the short hop over the bridge and round for coffee but decided to press on in the elements.
The wind was confronting towards Queens Park – (Doug took a moment in the midst of this to check out the frisbee golf) – the weather looked like it was going to be kinder, and we were getting a bit warmer, so we each removed a layer of clothing.
There wasn’t too much traffic on the pathway around Fyansford loop and we were staying dry, but it wasn’t to last and we were spurred on with a cold shower towards the cafe.
Gavin and Helen joined us for a coffee. Contented with a warm coffee in hand, and good company, we ticked off another circuit completed, even if it was the smallest group to complete the ride this year. The tradition continues.
Editor’s comment: Wow! This is way beyond the call of duty.
Do you like chocolate? Maybe we’ll see you on the joint ride with GTC to Moorabool Chocolate tomorrow. This is a slow meander – starting at Rippleside Park at 8.30am – to Point Henry, then circling to the south and west to arrive at Moorabool Chocolate in Ballarat Road at 11am when they open. Easy 48km. Click the map for more detail.