Ride on 8th March 2019
We had 14 riders, the weather was ideal and we had a modest tailwind almost all the way. This was a very varied ride with probably too many street and road crossings that break the riding rhythm, but it was good to do the new bike path from Hawkstowe Station to South Morang.
The best place for coffee etc was when we arrived at the Dalton Rd and Ring Road intersection - but no one liked my suggestion of Maccas. Another 15 minutes or so saw us at Reservoir Station where we lucked out on Il Pasticcino- Pasticceria Italiana at 64 Edwardes St , down from the station. The place I was originally heading to in Edwardes St had disappeared. This is a ride where the OYB Pop-Up Cafe Velo would have been a better option.
We resumed riding after this welcome stop and soon found one rider’s crank was intent on leaving it's axle. We assembled a formidable range of technical and engineering expertise and managed a good enough repair to get the rider home.