Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

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Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Postby BenevolantDictatorD » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:48 pm

It was a true Autumn day in old Richmond town that had the weather forecasters amongst us a bit puzzled. After a bit of drizzle came and went and thoughts of alternative routes came and went I called the course as I had first thought it might be - with a first time trip on a new bit of road. So off we went at the allotted 9:00:00.000 with about ten of us - I didn't get around to counting. Up to the turnoff on to Grass Tree Hill Road and along for a hundred metres or so and turned right onto uncharted territory called Cold Blow Road. This, when combined with Marengo Road is 2.5kms of reasonably nice dirt. We had a bit of company as a couple of horses joined in the fun and started a race. Luckily they stopped at the fence and we claimed the win.

Left onto Middle Tea Tree and we set off in 'chase' of the two non-dirt riders who were now a klick in front of us and ambling along. Left onto Tea Tree Road for a regroup and then a 'catch' of the leaders before turning up Back Tea Tree. The plan was to do two laps of this but that went west when Ray snapped a couple of front wheel spokes, when he was right behind me, and came to a screeching halt. He managed to hold the bike up but the wheel wouldn't turn and ScottyB was sent off to bring Ray's car back.

A fair bit of idle chatter ensued as we waited and by the time Scotty had returned the peleton had given up and was heading back along Back Tea Tree heading for Richmond. Scotty turned up soon after and we tootled along and regrouped with the peleton at the top of Duck Pond Hill. From there another regroup on Water Tower and then the serious stuff started. I was happily sitting behind Scotty until he dropped a chain giving me a second set of palpitations for the day. :shock: :shock: :shock:

This happened at the back of the bunch so they kept going and when the chain was back in place the two of us continued on catching sight of someone in the distance at some stage. Coffee chat went on for a while - it drizzled for a while. Farewell to our regular international - Gerry - who comes to Tassie each year just to ride with us. :wink:

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Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Postby BenevolantDictatorD » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:19 am

Not much action on the RBWR site for a while. I managed a Wednesday ride last week on a circuit of Myrtleford to Yacandandah and back via Beechworth. 80 odd km in a fair bit of drizzle.

Yesterday it was Swan Hill, Ultima, Culgoa, Lalbert and back for 140k. Climbing for the day probably topped out at 140m. Its seriously flat out here.

Missing the coffee chat.

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Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Postby Paul B » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:45 am

Hey Dale,

my wife is from Myrtleford & I've spent about 5 years living there. Nice part of the world... Your Wednesday ride would have been nice in the dry. Dunno about drizzle.
The flat course is about as flat as it gets...

Enjoy your travels 8)

Cheers, Paul.

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Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Postby master6 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:27 am

Sorry to hear about the broken fingers :roll:

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Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Postby BenevolantDictatorD » Wed May 31, 2017 8:16 pm

It's been over a year since a ride report has appeared - slack me.

For those who wondered - we are still riding. We still turn out 10 to 20 riders depending on the weather. We still leave from the car park opposite the back of the Richmond Bakery at 9:00:00.000. Well, actually, some things have changed. Sometimes we leave before 9!!!

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Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Postby master6 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:12 am

BenevolantDictatorD wrote: Sometimes we leave before 9!!!


This must be when you do the next weeks ride this week?
I take it that nothing has changed in the makeup of the riders.......ie....all thorough gentlemen . :D

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Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Postby Paul B » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:53 am

master6 wrote:
I take it that nothing has changed in the makeup of the riders.......ie....all thorough gentlemen . :D

None of the riders wear makeup. This is not a cross dressing bunch.

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Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Postby master6 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:34 pm

Paul B wrote:
master6 wrote:
. :D

This is not a cross dressing bunch.


Having been inspired by "Sheeds, A Touch Of Cunning", a book about the great AFL coach Kevin Sheedy, I must ask, why not?

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Re: Richmond Bakery Wednesday Ride

Postby master6 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:12 pm

The RBWR "Superior" group set out in frosty conditions at 9.00.00 am, as one would expect (or suspect if one was not present) . About 12 riders spent the morning strutting their best stuff, with PMM Man bolting home to claim victory. Unfortunately For PMM Man, a review of proceedings determined that the "Gentlemans" group had come home with a 10 minute advantage, and victory was confirmed in favour of the latter. It may be that the rules of engagement are subject to review.

For the benefit of Gentlemen contemplating participation with like minded fellows, the average speed today was 21.3 kph. Departure time for this group is 10.00.00am.

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