Thanks to Joe for the photos and ride report.
I am pleased to report a successful ride with eleven riders taking part as per images with Kevin as tail-ender.
The overcast weather was perfect for riding with a little head wind upon returning.
Overall a nice ride with a coffee stop at Cafe Zoo enjoyed by all.
Joe and Lynton
The starting group
Kevin led 12 riders the river track on Saturday, the weather was cloudy and cool with no rain, ideal for riding.
At the Breakwater stop a very kind young lady offered to take the photo for us, that was much appreciated by the all male group. (Where were all the women on this fine Saturday morning.)
The coffee was at Barwon Edge take away.
Thanks Kevin for the report and photo.
David J led the ride with 14 riders: Karen Anderson, George Belcher, Rod Charles, Kevin Clingan, Tina Gordan, David Jones ,Lynton Leigh, Doug Merritt, John Miro, Peter Olsen, Joe Wansink. John Miro and Karen Andrews joined the ride at Princes Bridge. Tina and Doug left the ride at Queens park.
A short break at Breakwater
Thanks to Maree for this report.
I was not able to lead the ride today due to injury, but Bill took over the ride leader duties for me.
This fine morning, 14 people started from Rippleside Park – 12 as in the group photo and Doug & Karen (in separate photos) because they arrived just after the main group was leaving.
I was at Rippleside Park at the start of the ride and handed out sprigs of rosemary in remembrance of Ted. It was the 10th anniversary of his death on 1st July.
The group rode north on the Bay Trail and picked up the Ted Wilson Trail at Broderick Road. Coffee was meant to be at Soft Cafe in Minerva Road but when the group arrived, the cafe could not accommodate the riders, as too many were already on the premises (COVID-19 restrictions striking again!) and we could not book in advance. By that stage, a few people had left the group at different points, so 11 people remained. Those 11 then rode to Raw Cafe in Geelong West. With the disruption caused by the change of location for coffee, people were happy to get their own way home from Pako – so a shorter ride than expected.
Trail sign near Cement Works
Rosemary for remembrance – this plant from a previous ride’s sprig
13 riders braved the cold and frosty start for the ride to drysdale. Coffee was at Cafe Zoo, with tables for four spread well apart. The ride back was much warmer and uneventful, with plenty of sunshine. Good riding weather after the cold start.
Thanks to ride leader Kevin for this report and photo.
Many thanks to Rod for this report and Kevin and Edith for the photos.
Eleven members took the now well worn trail around the Barwon River beginning at Balyang Sanctuary on a chilly but clear morning.
We share the trail these days with many more people out walking and jogging, parents with children and friends chatting and many singles with listening aids in their ears to make bell ringing sometimes irrelevant.
This morning we took the return route along the south side of the golf course down at the breakwater end.
Coffee and a chat at Barwon Edge is always the right way to end the club ride.
We beat the rain which began to fall lightly as we rode home.
Kevin took photographs with help from Edith.
Six Cycling Geelong riders and one guest rider (my brother, Gary) today. It started out looking like rain but things improved and we even had periods of sun as we took a leisurely ride around a short 20km loop. From Sth Barwon Reserve to Waurn Ponds, a lap around Deakin on gravel, the Highton Pipeline path, coffee at Highton Shopping Centre and finishing up back to Sth Barwon via the Barwon River path.
It was great to introduce some of our members to bits of cycle paths that they hadn’t ridden before (always a good thing 🙂
Thanks for the ride.
Thanks to Kevin, ride leader for this report and ride photo.
Four riders left Balyang in wet conditions to be joined at Breakwater by Tina, Joe Edith.
The track was wet with some light rain at times, but the was a lot of people and dogs on the track.
Coffee was take away at Barwon Edge.
Thanks to Rod for letting us all know about his ride last Monday, led to pastures new by Kevin.
I went on Kevin’s Monday ride this week.
It was one of those all time memorable experiences like the ride I did with David Fisher to Torquay all those years ago.
Kevin took us through Warralilly from the Barwon Heads road to the Torquay road along the Armstrong creek.
It was a beautifully conceived route exploring this new subdivision and came back via Waurn Ponds. We compared the bold and the new.
We talked town planning and passed through stands of old red gums and so got onto things green.
As always the chums we ride with are integral, all good to talk with, we came home elated.
The ride was clearly very well planned in detail, lead with panache.
This was one of those all time memorable rides which make being in CG so worthwhile.
Thanks Kevin and all those others who were part of the day.
Doug led the first post-lockdown river ride. It was a cold, still sunny morning – perfect for cycling. With a field of 13 riders, Doug asked David to lead a second group, with the groups setting out a couple of minutes apart. However, before the start, Doug handed members of each group a chant, to be yelled at the top of voices. He also had a post-lockdown poem to share.
The river path was busy, but quite navigable. At the Breakwater, Hermann joined the ride, and Tina and Gavin (who is still recovering from surgery) greeted the group for a quick chat.
Helen didn’t make it all the way around due to bike problems, pulling out near West Fyans Street for a car ride home. The rest of the group congregated at Barwon Edge for take-away refreshments.
Perhaps it was jinx day as Doug reports a broken gear cable cramped his style on the ride home.
Thanks Doug and David for leading a most enjoyable ride.
Doug recites his poem at the start of the ride
At Rippleside Park
Kevin was keeping his distance
Doug and Tina take a group photograph at the Breakwater while Gavin looks on