Combined Ride to Armstrong Creek and Freshwater Creek – 10th February, 2019

John Hagan’s Circuit to Armstrong Creek & Freshwater Creek as a Combined Ride with Cycling Geelong on Sunday 10.2.19

A good turnup of 12 riders at Sth Geelong for our ride today. However, Ron made the mistake that many of us have in the past, and that is because he had a beanie on his head had the secure feeling that he had his helmet on – unfortunately he didn’t and had to head home. In the photo below (from L to R) we have: Lindy, Peter J, Dave S (only participant from Cycling Geelong), Ian, Rolf, Heather, Ron, a new rider – Jennie, Ross and Dr Mike. Photo was taken by John and Noel made a grand return to the Club just after the photo was taken. Sunday was a good day to be heading down Barwon Heads Rd as the traffic was not as heavy as on weekdays. We followed the scenic path along Armstrong Creek and crossed the Surf Coast Highway and on to Whites Rd. Here the road had been

narrowed in the rebuilding process and was cortrolled by traffic lights. However, we were unable to trigger the green light and had to make alternative arrangements. Being a dull morning (weatherwise) The Farmer’s Place was not overcrowded and coffee service was quick. The highlight of the return trip was taking the newly completed Pipeline Track through Highton. Our total trip was just over 40km and by the time we finished the sun was just starting to peep through the clouds. Thanks everyone for a very enjoyable ride.

Keep Riding, John H.

Joint ride to Freshwater Creek: GTC and CG – 9th August, 2015

At 9am there were 9 riders – David J, Mike C, Helen and Ian F (member of both clubs) and six from GTC including John Hagan, ride leader and photographer.  By 9:05 when the group set off, there were eleven.

South Geelong Station

South Geelong Station

The route followed the river and Barrabool Road to Scenic Road and Wandana Drive, then the Ted Wilson trail for a short distance (but steep) to Pigdons Road.

Swinging past Deakin University (lost of orange clad volunteers welcoming visitors for Open Day) the group rode under the Ring Road, and joined the bike path (still Ted Wilson Trail?) to the roundabout at Anglesea Road.

Tunnel under Ring Road at Waurn Ponds

Tunnel under Ring Road at Waurn Ponds

Then it was an easy downhill ride to The Farmers’ Place at Freshwater Creek.  It was busy, so outside was the only option.

Mark had lost his light on the downhill.  What the rest didn’t realise was that he’d also had a puncture.  He finally arrived for well-earned coffee and Baklava.FarmersPlace-9-8-15-5

The return was via Ghazeepore and White’s Road, Surfcoast Highway, Boundary and Horseshoe Bend Roads, and the Breakwater.

This was an easy ride – well suited to most of Cycling Geelong’s Saturday riders.

Click the map for more details

Click the map for more details

See you on a Sunday ride soon.