Full Moon Ride (almost!) – Friday, December 21st 2018

Thanks to Tina for the ride report and to Richard for the photos.

As we gathered for the start at Balyang Sanctuary it rained heavily so we waited a while. We set off soon after 6, no rain thereafter. Barwon river trail and Waurn Ponds creek trail with just a very short ride on the road. We all enjoyed a meal at Waurn Ponds hotel. We left the hotel around 9.30. It was dark. The moon was visible high in the sky as we set off on our return journey. We returned a different route. Towards Deakin University climbing Pigdons Rd was a superb view of the moon where we stopped for for a while.  It was all down hill from there. The unexpected highlight was the Christmas lights along the way. The return route was entirely road.

 

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Saturday ride to Waurn Ponds

Stephanie and Geoff led the year’s last Saturday ride, with around 20 cyclists riding to Panache at Waurn Ponds for coffee. Once there they entertained the passers by with a lively rendition of Doug’s club specific version of The Pushbike Song:

“Christmas Pushbike Song”

Riding along on my pushbike buddy

Ridin’ on the Barwon with you

Riding around on a Saturday morning

Lookin’ at the river view.

You looked so happy

As you were riding along.

You looked so happy

As we were singing this song.

Well I put on the speed

And I tried catching up

But you were pedalling harder too.

Riding along like a hurricane buddy

Spinning out of view.

You looked so happy

As we were riding along.

You looked so happy

As we were singing this song.

Sing this song.

Round round wheels going

Round round round

Down up pedals

Down up down

But I got to get around

The River Ride

Before coffee time

Hey, hey!

Now we’re coming up close to Christmas Day

With the year now in review

I’m thinkin’ of all my bicycle buddies

Yes, every one of you

You looked so happy

As we were riding along.

You looked so happy

As we were singing this song.

Sing this song

Round round wheels going

Round round round

Down up Pedals going

Down up down

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!

All at Cycling Geelong

Hey, hey!

The previous week’s ride was the normal river circuit, with 20 cyclists.  Thanks to Doug for this photograph.

20_12_2014 River Riders @ Princes Bridge, Hightonweb