Allez Allez wrote:
Got there in time for a mouse start and had 2 others present. John who had met Outlook whilst commuting was on his 1st MRR and Wizdofaus was on his second. No other mice so we sat til 6 and when no one else arrived we set out.
These guys set a cracker on the hills and I had 2 thoughts. 1. They'd be rabbits or hounds any other day. 2. I might be riding solo. Soon enough we came across Bob then Kelvin. The group was much stronger than myself but fortunately Bob and Kelvin had heavy legs and all the guys were feeling patient. Lights were also my friend. Did keep an eye out for Squeezasis to let her know of the coffee stop but see she didn't ride.
Whilst heading back to Bourke Rd in search of caffeine we came across a group of MRR'ers who had conspired to start at 7.
How I would have loved an extra hour sleep.
Anyway did a few extra k's in search of a brew that was never going to meet the MRR standard and after finding more places closed than at easter, we settled for a place that supplied a suitably inferior blend. Despite the coffee the company was good.
Following that I decide I'd do the Boulie on the way home, so rounded up a nice 70k for the morning. Thanks for a great start to the day guys.
Great ride with Allez Allez, kelvinp and the two new guys (wizdofaus and John)
The smash fest that was handed out by wizdofaus was a huge surprise as he turned up on a very heavy old flat bar, kitted out with a big lock, a ton of commuter gear and standard peddles (nothing, not even a bit of old string to attached them to his feet). On top of that he squeaked all the way round, not to worry though he’s got a brand new Malvern Star C6 on its way
. I was very entertained by his post from a few months ago
wizdofaus wrote:Yep thanks, I tried out the Maling Room Ride the other morning - boy do I have some work to do, could only keep up for the first 12km or so...
– not sure who he was riding with but he has certainly done the work.
Even with the ongoing smash fest Equip_Pro flew past us on Doncaster at about twice our speed. Also saw the guy on Whitehorse (don’t know the name but said hello) and the secret 7am-ers leaving AA (caught ya