RIDE REPORT – TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2011
GUEST RIDE REPORT FROM 18 MILESPERHOUR CORRESPONDENT JIM EBDON – ON TOUR IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.
• Jim the audio engineer (taking the pictures so I’m not in there)
• Matt the drummer
• Chad the yoga teacher.
We headed out SE from the city along the coast. Headwind made the first half of our ride a bit of a slog - especially on heavy, old rental bikes.
It had threatened to rain in the morning so naturally we took several layers including coats - all heavy stuff. By the time we hit the coast the sun had come through but still heavy scattered clouds and that wind!
After 13 miles down the coast we decided to stop for lunch. Nowhere special, just the first place we happened upon. It turned out to be perfect. Soup and coffee…right by the beach.
After a few texts and emails read, we set off back to the city. It seemed that the wind had changed direction…yes right towards us!
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Look for our next Universal Truth Of Cycling: Headwind Both Ways.)
About 20 into the ride we agreed that our collective asses were really sore (I’ll never leave home again without my bike shorts again)!!
Only 6 miles to go. We made it in one piece and as I was returning my bike…it started to piss down…
A great afternoon out.