Ride on March 1, 2019
We had 8 riders today for a pleasant ride to Sandringham with a few shaded watering breaks on the way. It was warm but not that uncomfortable.
Four riders from the US were met at Pt Melb and later 2 of them boarded the train at Brighton Beach on the trip back. We had a good chat and even got onto discussing 'The Donald' near the end.
The newly renovated Sandy pub was as ever welcoming and the food a real treat. The excellent aircon was particularly appreciated. Three of us enjoyed the Sandy's now near iconic 'tarte du jour' : a towering medley of golden organic butter short crust and puff pastries enclosing a rich ragu of Aussie Black Angus pasture fed prime beef and drizzled with homemade tomato relish, nestling enticingly on a bed of sublime heritage potato mash and crowned with fresh handpicked minted garden peas almost drowning in an earthy jus. All of this for a most reasonable $15 on the seniors' menu! The other nosh was pretty good too.