27 February Ride – Yarragon

Last Saturday of the month so as we have been doing for a while we will start from Yarragon at 8am.

There will be a group who will be riding from Warragul at 7am from the clocktower to meet in Yarragon for our Westbury circuit ride. Coffee in Yarragon before returning to Warragul – rough a 100km stint.

There is a chance of fog in the early morning. Partly cloudy day. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

20 February 2021 Ride

Lockdown is over (again) and the weather is forecast to be very mild to warm tomorrow morning. Im sure you are all itching to get back to our normal riding routing. its Darnum leaving at 8am.

It will be humid and mostly sunny morning. The chance of a shower or thunderstorm about the ranges in the afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.

13 February 2021 Ride – suspension

After weeks of no community transmission the more virulent B117 virus has forced the lockdown in an effort to arrest the spread. Heavy handed. May be but it would be worst for all if this virus spreads to the wider community. Five km travel distance restriction, so our ride will have to curtailed as almost all of us live more than five km from Darnum. Hopefully this restriction won’t be for too long.  As frustrating as it may be we will just have to wait and see.

More frustratingly the forecast is for a reasonable wether tomorrow. Predicted to be cloudy with medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h turning south to southwesterly during the morning and early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.

6 February 2021 Ride

Mild but humid with a slight chance of light rain tomorrow. Hope fully it will be fine. However come prepared for all weather  eventualities. Yes, Darnum it is leaving at 8am.

Forecast for medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 29

30 January 2021 Ride – Yarragon

Yes, it’s the last Saturday of January so we will start at 8am from Yarragon. The weather looks like it will be wet so it would be best for our longer and earlier start from Warragul is cancelled. this does not mean you may want to ride from Warragul. Come prepared for a wet or damp ride.

The forecast is for Saturday to be cloudy with high (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.

23 January 2021 Ride

What can I say, tomorrow’s weather promises to be a cracker for a good ride. A dry warm day with a cool start. UV levels however will be high so slap on your favourite sunscreen. It’s not the last Saturday of January so our start venue will be Darnum. get ready to depart by 8am.

It will be mostly sunny with the chance of mist in the south in the early morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 32.

 

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.