Nineteen riders left the show grounds on a cool, overcast day with a light wind, to be joined by Ron at Leopold. There were only two women on the ride. It was one of those days with a light head wind in both directions, but still a good ride for all.
Thanks to Keith, ride leader, for this report and ride photo.
There were 11 riders today and we started soon after a major rain event had occurred in Geelong. The ride was pleasant with an overcast sky and little wind but a short rain storm caught us at Curlewis. Seven riders sheltered ( almost dry) under a sheoak tree but 4 others sheltered under a pine tree and got wet and attacked by mosquitos. I am not sure what lesson can be learned from this.
After the storm we rode under blue skies to Café Zoo for a pleasant refreshment break and rode back as a group under more blue skies to the meeting point without incident.
All covid restrictions were enforced and road rules obeyed.
Thanks to Bill J, ride leader, for this report and photo.
Kevin led 10 riders along the trail to The Bungalow Cafe at Drysdale, where Ron joined the group. Terry and Gerry had ridden from Drysdale to the start of the ride, and left the group after the coffee break.
With a strong tail wind, the ride back to the Showgrounds was easy and fast.
Thanks to Kevin, ride leader,
Next Wednesday is the last of the On Ya Bike! rides for 2021. This is a mystery ride of around 60km starting at Rippleside Park at 9am. Dirk, ride leader, says it is an interesting ride of medium difficulty. All cyclists welcome.
Kevin Clingan led the ride, with 19 participants. He reports
Eighteen riders left the start on a fine cloudy morning, with little wind, ideal for riding. We met Gavan at Coppards road. The group spread out as some riders rode ahead of the group, with Hermann as tail end Charlie. The ride back was uneventful with Hermann leaving early, but waiting for the us along the track. It was a very good day for bike riding.
Dave led the ride, with 13 cyclists starting from the showgrounds, and others joining along the route to a total of 18. Conditions were perfect and, as usual, the welcome and service at Cafe Zoo was great.
Keith led on the return as Dave and Joe left at Drysdale to visit The Pedal Shed in Clifton Springs. Helen, Stella and Karen left the ride at Moolap Station Road, to return home via Eastern Park and the waterfront.
Thanks to Dave and Keith, ride leaders, and to Dave for the photo from the Showgrounds.
Thanks to David S, ride leader for this report and photos.
As there were more than 10 riders, we split into two groups. The Drysdale magpie on High Street, on the town side of the railway station, is still actively swooping riders. Robert and Tina rode from Portarlington and joined us for morning tea.
Sixteen riders (including (Dr) Mike from GTC) left South Geelong in two groups. Along the way we picked-up Gavan, Ron L. (GTC) and Doug creating the largest number of Thursday riders since before COVID-19.
As usual, Cafe Zoo were right on to it with tables ready for us in the front garden and courtyard. In future, I recommend the ride leader should appoint someone to lead each group, to help things run more smoothly. No incidents occurred and the High Street magpie has ceased surveillance operations! Yay!!