30 May 2020 Ride – Yarragon

As autumn gives way to winter and it promises to give us good weather with light winds for our last Saturday of the month ride. Yes, its 8am from Yarragon. It will be foggy so please have your batteries charged and lights on.

As with previous Saturday rides we will have our after ride coffees at Foggygobbles. have something warm for this after ride chin wag.

Saturday will be a patchy morning fog followed by a mostly sunny day with light winds becoming northerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 18.

23 May 2020 Ride

Paring back of restrictions still remains the same where we still need to ride in  than bunches of not more than ten like we did last Saturday.  Rug up as it will be cool tomorrow with little change of rain.

It’s Darnum again setting off at 8am. Please have your batteries charged and lights especially your rear lights for the ride.

As with last week bring along something warm for coffee after as we still have to have to have our coffees outside.

There will be areas of morning fog and patchy frost in the north, then a cloudy day. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.

16 May 2020 – resumption of ride

Trust you are all well and have been handling the recent restrictions without too much hassel fitting a ride or three along the way.

“Chairman Andrews” has now relaxed the Victorian Covid19 19 restrictions where can now ride, still observing social distancing, in groups up to 10 riders. We will have to split into two or more groups should there be more than 10 riders.

Weather for this Saturday all be it being cool promises to be quite perfect for us to resume our normal Saturday group ride. Please not we will have to takeaway our coffees. We could mingle in the carpark and around the nature strip table and bench. Bring along a warm coat to keep warm for coffee. Look forward to catching up with you all on Saturday.

Venue is Darnum setting off at 8am. Please have your batteries charged and lights on for the ride.

It will be a patchy morning fog on Saturday. It is forecast to be a sunny day with light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.

2 May 2020 Ride (suspended)

Aa much as we would like to meet for a ride the COVID restrictions precludes us from doing so but allows groups of two to ride. In any case the weather tomorrow however will not be conducive for a ride with cold wet and windy weather predicted.

The curve is such there is talk about lifting certain restrictions. Let’s see what will transpire in the following weeks. In the mean time stay safe. Hope you are all well and looking forward to our usual group rides.

Saturday is forecast to be mostly cloudy with very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow falling above 1100 metres. Gusty winds. Heavy falls possible in the west. Winds westerly 35 to 50 km/h with stronger squalls, particularly near the coast and about the ranges. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 13.

25 April 2020 Ride (suspended)

It will be ANZAC day tomorrow and I hope some of you will be getting up at the crack of dawn to commemorate this auspicious  occasion from the driveway of your house.

It would be a good day weather wise to ride in our group but we just have to let this slide for time time being.

Trust you all have been riding on your own during this lock down period. I have – but very infrequently. Can’t wait for restriction to be lifted.

ANZAC day will be partly cloudy with patchy morning fog. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 22.

18 April Ride (suspended)

We are still in the lockdown mode during this ongoing Covid19 crisis so will have to ride independently to be doing the right thing. Nevertheless the weather tomorrow is forecast to be wet so it will not be a  big loss to suspend our ride.

Ride safely with another  if you are riding. Have your light on please.

Saturday will be cloudy with a high (70%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.

11 February 2020 Ride (suspended)

Happy Easter all! Trust you have been enjoying larger dose of chocolate easter eggs – being constrained to home and not much else to do,

The weather tomorrow is forecast to be wet but you can still ride – in pairs, keeping social distance apart.

Saturday will be cloudy with very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 1200 metres in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the west in the late morning and afternoon. Gusty winds, possibly damaging in the southeast in the afternoon. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h turning west to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.

3 April 2020 Ride – suspended (Covid19 pandemic)

Hi all, Trust you continues to be fit and well under this Covid19 reality. The restrictions and lockdowns have tightened. It would be best to suspend our Saturday group ride tomorrow. We are under Stage 3 restrictions one of which is the “stay at home” rule, to quote the Dept of Health and unman Services notices state:

The Victorian Government is directing all Victorians to stay at home to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). To date, the majority of confirmed cases of coronavirus are linked to overseas travel, however there are an increasing number of locally acquired cases emerging in the community. By staying at home and limiting your contact with other people, we can all reduce the spread of the virus.
If you can stay home, you must stay home.

Who does this apply to, and when?

Everyone in Victoria. The ‘Stay at Home’ period begins from midnight on 30 March until midnight on 13 April 2020.

Is this compulsory, or voluntary?

It is compulsory. The Deputy Chief Health Officer of Victoria has issued a lawful direction as part of the current State of Emergency. It means that, except in limited circumstances, you should remain in your home.”

Weather: Tomorrow is forecast to be cloudy with very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 1000 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Gusty winds and possible hail. Heavy falls possible in the west in the early morning. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending westerly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17

28 March 2020 Ride Suspension

The weather tomorrow is forecast to be perfect for a ride. I have however suspended our Saturday’s ride until further notice due to the ever changing Covid19 environment we are experiencing. We are required to reduce our movements by staying at home for the time being to avoid being infected and for our community’s protection or worst still passing on to others. We also need to be seen to be doing the right thing too.

Please understand this does not preclude you riding individually or if you wish ride in small groups riding at a reasonable distance between riders.  Keep social distancing in mind when having our usual after ride coffee.

Tomorrow is the last Saturday of the month so if you wish to ride tomorrow as usual then the venue will be Yarragon departing at 8am. Please ride safely.

I will not be riding tomorrow – being grounded by my better half – need to keep my Brownie points intact!

Saturday will be mostly sunny with areas of fog in the east in the early morning. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28. Perfect!

21 March 2020 Ride

Cool but dry weather tomorrow morning for our ride as forecast. Yes, it autumn so it will be  cooler in the morning and will soon be freezing in a  months or two time.

We will at 8am start from Darnum and ride our alternative course as a 4km stretch of Yarragon Shady Creek Road is still unsealed. Council advises sealing works is scheduled for 25 March and will last a could of days – weather permitting.

By the way, many of you have support Ian for his Lions Ride for Sight which was to start on 1 April 2020. This Ride has been cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic. It is necessary for Ian as a Ride for Sight rider to contact those who have sponsored him to either return sponsorship money or to ascertain sponsors wishing to contribute their sponsorship to the Lions Ride for Sight fund raising for sight research.

There is a chance of fog in the west in the early morning. It will be cloudy with winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.