On Sunday a hardy contingent of bikers rode to Toormina’s Velodrome to practise their sprints. The velodrome is a fantastic public utility and is an excellent training venue, consisting of the velodrome and an outer racing track (criterion). We used…
The wind was the critical factor in today’s ride. What seemed like a gentle breeze at our backs on the way north to Coffs had turned into a raging gale by the time we had our coffee and headed back south to Urunga.
Despite the chilly starting conditions, there were 12 riders who took off from Urunga, which was a pretty large group.
It may have been Ann and Bruce’s reputation for putting on a marvelous morning tea, or the fact that today’s ride was short with few hills, or it may have been the attraction of cycling on a fine winter’s day.
Whatever it was, it drew 16 DUBBUG riders for the ride from Urunga to Sawtell, a distance of just under 50km, on a nippy Sunday morning.
As I sit here writing the ride report, having done my first 100km ride ever, somewhere out there on the Pacific Highway between Macksville and Urunga, Phil, Bettyanne and Mark are still cycling. Let’s just call them the Legends for brevity’s sake.
The Legends left Urunga at 6am this morning, in the dark, and arrived at Macksville to meet the rest of the DUBBUG riders for the 120km ride to the southern end of the Kempsey bypass.