16 January 2021 Ride

Summer has decided to take a short sabbatical. It will be a  little damp and will be cool to cold in the morning so come prepared for all weather conditions. 8am depart from Darnum.

Saturday is forecast to be cloudy with 70%chance of showers in the west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Possible snow above 1400 metres. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 20.

9 January 2021 Ride

Happy New Year! Trust you have ushered 2021 with family and fiords. Hopefully 2021 will be a better year than last but in saying this it has a slightly stumbling start.

On a positive note – tomorrow’s weather promises to be perfect for a ride.

A note of advice when overtaking groups or being overtaken by others. The protocol is as follows:

a) When passing a slower rider or group say ‘passing’ or ‘riders passing’ to signal you are going to over take. Pass quickly when it is safe to do so. The onus is on the passing rider or passing group to overtake safely, giving room to the slower rider or group. Be courteous – always.

b) In the event you or your group are being passed – hold you line and pace do not slow down or worst still brake. Keep your position if you are riding two abreast.

c) If your group notice a faster group approaching from behind and decide to form a single file, ensure the group has sufficient notice  to form a single file. The process here is for the inside front few riders to pick up their pace while the rear riders are to gently feather back with their pace. This has the effect of creating  gaps for the outer riders in your bunch to safely fill the created gaps forming a single file. Practice required.

In any case, do not be intimidated by passing groups and definitely do not intimidate slower group when you are passing them.

Back to tomorrow’s weather. It will be sunny with light winds becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31.

2 January 2021 Ride

Happy New Year! Trust you ushered in 2021 in a celebratory setting with friends and family. We need to keep things in a positive light given we might be at the start of the third Covid19 wave. Let’s hope this will not be the case.

Tomorrow’s forecast is for rain but the local forecast suggest or a window of about four hours of no rain. So let’s take advantage of this window and ride. Darnum it is setting off at 8am.

It will be cloudy with a high (80%) chance of showers about the ranges, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

26 December 2020 Ride

Merry Christmas all! Trust you are merrily celebrating the occasion in your usual way and not over indulging. If you are then tomorrow’s ride will be a perfect way of working off some of your Christmas cheer.

Being the last Saturday of the month and 2020 the ride will be from Yarragon starting at 8am. Please have your rear lights on and ride safely as a cohesive  bunch.

It is forecast to be great for a ride as tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a slight (20%) chance of a shower or storm in the east in the afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.

 

19 December 2020 Ride

Seven sleeps to Christmas! Two more rides before 2020 bids us farewell. Cool and a bit windy tomorrow with little chance of rain tomorrow. It’s Darnum starting at 8am.

Saturday is forecast to be partly cloudy with medium (60%) chance of showers in southern parts during the morning, then in northern parts in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.

12 December 2020 Ride

We’re back in Darnum for our usual start at 8am. It is forecast to be sunny, high UV so sunscreen will be recommended. Apart from this it will be windy but this cycling. We have to deal with what is being dished out.

Yes, sunny with easterly 25 to 40 km/h winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

5 December 2020 Christmas Breakup Ride – Yarragon

Following popular requests and as discussed, tomorrow will be our Christmas breakup ride. Our start venue will be Yarragon setting off at 8am for a shorter Westbury course (returning via Embeltons Road). Kevin has booked a seating for around 20 riders at our usual Yarragon after ride stop – Foziegobbles. Ride safely and as a cohesive group. Enjoy the event.

As much as Ian would like to join the ride he’s will be away visiting his 91 year old father in-law and apologies for his absence.

Saturday will be partly cloudy with a high (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of thunderstorms about the ranges in the afternoon and evening, possibly severe with damaging winds. Winds northeast to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h in the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27

28 November 2020 Ride

2020 is rushing to and end. Hopefully it will be the end of Iso. Yep, its the last Saturday of November so our usual start venue will be Yarragon setting off at 8am. The weather promises to be very mild with light wind. Nothing to complain about.

Ian will be riding to Yarragon and joining the group on our usual Westbury circuit and will be rinding back to warragul after our coffee stop. A couple riders have indicated that would like to join Ian. Anyone else wanting to join in to meet at the clocktower at 7am for an easy pace ride to Yarragon. The total round trip will be around 100km. Speed and effort will be kept low to enjoy this longer ride.

Please do not forget to RSVP Kevin Roberts 0408 457 505 for booking purposes  if you intend to attend our Christmas breakup on Saturday 5 December 2020. Our ride venue on that day will be Yarragon.

It is forecast to be partly cloudy with   showers, most likely at night. The chance of thunderstorms in the east in the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possibly severe with damaging winds about the ranges in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 32.

21 November 2020 Ride

Milder weather but it will be a little windy tomorrow morning. Darnum it is, departing at 8am as usual. Please have your lights on and ride in a cohesive bunches.

Our Christmas breakup ride will be on Saturday 5 December 2020 from Yarragon where we will ride the shorter circuit and return to Fozzygoble for our coffee and Christmas chat.

We need to know numbers to help with our booking. Please RSVP Kevin on 0408457505 by Thursday 26 November 2020.

Tomorrow’s forecast is for patchy fog or low cloud in the early morning. Partly cloudy.Winds easterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

14 November 2020 Ride

Mild temperature forecast for the mormig May be a bit damp so be prepared for for a drizzle or two. Darnum it is starting at 8am. Light on please and ride as a cohesive safe group.

Forecast to be partly cloudy with medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.

There is a request to have our Christmas breakup up ride from Yarragon on Saturday 5 December 2020. This means there will be two consecutive rides from Yarragon – last Saturday of November followed by our Christmas breakup. It will be bust time so we need to book a venue and need to know numbers. Please RSVP Kevin Roberts who will be looking after bookings.