Northern Region, Mid-Week Ride Report, 16th October , 2018
A quick look out the window Tuesday morning gave me some indication of the day ahead. The road was damp from overnight rain, the wind was already blowing, albeit gusty and the skies looked threatening.
Keith and l rode to the Tram Stop servo in Greensborough and eagerly waited for our fellow riders to join us, or not. Within the 30 minutes wait 2 riders had showed up and were keen for the ride towards Broadford for our morning tea stop.
We discussed the ride ahead with both Reg n Frank and decided we didn’t need to corner marker with only 4 riders. Soon after we commenced our ride to Broadford via Dooren, Whittlesea and Wondong. The skies were slowly getting darker as we travelled north towards our destination (Broadford).
The roads slowly became damp and a light drizzle began to fall as the temperature dropped. Arriving at our destination we all tucked into some morning tea and a hot cuppa. Our many discussions included the first time we all had ridden a sidecar n how many times the chair wheel would end up on the curb (much laughter followed).
As the drizzle continued we decided not to travel any further north as the weather had set in. The decision was made to reverse our ride n stop at the Bluestone Bakery at Mernda for lunch. As we approached Wondong the drizzle stopped n the roads were dry again n pleasant to ride on. We travelled through Heathcote Junction, Upper Plenty, Whittlesea and onto Mernda.
The old Bakery was built in the 1890s at 107 Schotters Rd Mernda and offers good indoor seating, comfortable outdoor area in a garden setting, great food and service.
After an enjoying lunch stop we said our goodbyes and headed home. The four of us enjoyed the ride, roads, food and company, a great day for all.
Until next time……..Wally Walsh.