At last - things were looking a bit bleak for a few weeks there, but finally we're under way and I can stop talking about the "first ride of the season", referring to a different venue each time !!
As usual, the Waikawa Beach venue has proven very popular - a large field and lots of folks taking advantage of the flat, fast terrain to try the next level up - 8 entries in Open is a very good turn-out - well done those who took the plunge.
We're now off to a good start, with Newsletter 140 published along with Waikawa results, and a ride flyer for the new Wainuiomata venue.
Pukemarama, also a new venue is reportedly a wonderful location and the trail has been marked and measured and checked. This will be another fast flat ride, but conditions underfoot will be much firmer as the ground has dried after the early season flooding.
If you're intending to take advantage of the camping facilities at the venue, please note that our hosts have requested that you arrive after 4:00 pm on Saturday.
Also, take a moment or two to programme the new club cellphone number 022 023 4914 into your phones - we'll use this number to post messages giving advance notice of any cancellations, as well as a using it as a ride-base contact number for emergencies during our events, but do note that this is subject to network coverage.
Oh - photos - I'm battling through them but with rides 3 weekends in a row, I am definitely going to have a backlog and there will be some delay in getting them posted - as soon as they're available they'll be posted and I'll set up the usual link from the club site.
See you at Pukemarama