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.
Dave led a group of 10 on a relaxed ride to Lara, via Hovells Creek path. In contrast to Saturday’s sunny weather, conditions were overcast and misty. However, these still conditions were perfect for cycling.
Water under Melbourne Road at Lara hasn’t cleared in over a year.
Bikes got wet in the usual flood at the highway underpass. (It really is time the problem was fixed. While it’s a nuisance for cyclists, walkers either get wet feet, or have to balance their way along the kerb.) Coffee was at at Cafe Xpresso.
After coffee, the group explored the concrete path from Flinders Avenue to Patoulis Road which ends with a quite dangerous road crossing. After this the route led to paths and roads around Lara Lakes – on the eastern and western side of Forest Road. Several families of Cape Barron Geese were grazing around the western lakes.
The return to Geelong was once again via Hovells Creek arriving at Rippleside Park around 12.30pm.