Thanks for coming along and making the ride what it was today, successful by all accounts.
I was talking with Mike earlier this evening and discussing what seemingly made it a hit.
We came up with a range of possibilities:- nice day, thou it was cold- maybe dam cold as we approached Windsor,
-it wasn't quite an all day ride,
-nice climb with switch-backs, seemed nice and challenging and don't think anyone
suffered too much, -
- different direction, only the 2nd time I've ridden west of Parramatta,
-that we were able to roll along at a good pace out to Windsor,
-and that we had 2 stops.
I'm keen to know what made it a good ride for you for future ideas
On the quotes, I recall Svetlana saying she was slow at MRC this morning. "No problem, it's not meant to be a fast ride" I said. Then around Stanhope Gardens Svetlana rolls to the front feeling as though she must do a turn and I said "you can just roll off if you like, you don't have to do a turn". Well, several k's later Svetlana is still on the front and rolling around 38kph and looking comfortable
Then around Vineyard Stuart IS ON THE FRONT give us a good tow along having previously declared that he was sitting in today
Kudos to The Orient cafe who looked after us by offering the Lunch menu early, putting us in the comfortable outdoor sheltered seating with a gas heater, good food and prompt service
Adam- I hope you can shake that cold quickly!
Philip- as usual, nice work on the photos
Anna and Robert- yes, we gave you some grace and it was time to roll.