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Thanks to ride leader Bill for this report and photos.
Today we had 13 riders who set off for Drysdale. It was a warm and very humid day with rain expected in the afternoon.
Unfortunately Peter Olsen had a flat tyre along the trail in Whittington. While repairing the tyre we were attacked by huge numbers of mosquitoes. The group was sent on and Peter and I stayed to repair the tyre. We were not able to fix the tyre and Peter decided to walk back to the start and I rode on to Drysdale. Peter did get his wife to pick him up and had the tyre repaired at de Grandi’s.
I was killing 5 mosquitoes at a time but they still were unbearable.
Otherwise the riders had a nice coffee and cake at the Zoo and rode back together to the start point.
I would recommend that future rides carry plenty of insect repellent
Thanks to Kevin for this report and photo.
Nine riders left the start at 9-am, to be joined later by Peter baker, Bernie madden, Jim Petros and Gavan. The weather was fine but a bit windy.
Thanks to David S for this photo and report.
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.
Four riders left Balyang in sunny weather, only to get a light shower of rain at Breakwater where we met Tina. Tina left at Shannon Avenue and got attacked by a Magpie in Swanston Street. An uneventful ride from then on to Barwon Edge.
Thanks to David Jones for this report and photos.
A reminder to all cyclists riding on bike paths, especially the Barwon River Path which is very busy at present. Please check the path before you step or cycle out.
At the Queens Park Road bridge stop Peter Olsen was walking across the path when he was hit by a rider travelling south on the path. Both Peter and the other rider fell onto the path. Peter suffered a graze to his left elbow. The other rider appeared to be uninjured. Names were not exchanged.
The ride participants were: Karen Anderson, Geoff & Steph Andrews, George Belcher, Rod Charles, Kevin Clingan, Pau Cooney, Russell Ison, David Jones, Lynton Leigh, Margy McIntyre, Herman Mennerich, Doug Merritt, Peter Olsen, Ron van Oosten, Gavan Vigar.
Kevin reports that, once again, people are still riding the river circuit. These Cycling Geelong members were spotted riding singly, and in pairs, at the Breakwater on a sunny Saturday morning.
Thanks to Kevin for this brief report and photos. We look forward to the easing of Covid19 restrictions and being able to ride club rides again.