Rookie Ride Summary – 19/02/2017
While the regular club ride was happening we put on another “Rookie Ride” for our beginners to get some more rides in and pick up some good tips by doing the opposite of what I do.
The wonderful Ferny Forest green level trails were chosen because its a good 10km loop, not too difficult, easy parking and now it has coffee!
Emma, Marty, Mike, Tania, Ben and myself starting off at 7.30am but we had guest appearances from Jason Daw, Susie and Sonja as they did their laps of Ferny Forest. I was planning on taking it easy, do the one lap, then coffee and chat afterwards. We ended up doing 2 laps and I even had an attempt at giving some line choice tips at a rock garden (but everyone just nailed it perfectly so it wasn’t really necessary at all – good job!). Overall the ride went great and there was only one itsy bitsy stack where a front wheel washed out on some loose stuff at the bottom of a gully but there were no serious injuries.
Afterwards coffee, toasties and some free samples of their chocolate/coconut protein frappes was provided by the BrewHaHa van. Also a big shout out to the guys from Sunshine Orienteering and to the riders who came over for a chat about joining up – feel free to email us or message us in Facebook if you have any more questions.
Everyone did great and I hope you had a good ride. Look out for the next one soon.
Michael “Coffee seems tastier when Ben pays for it” Johns