report by peter.
a good attendance at today’s breakfast and we had around 60 come through the doors. a lot more manageable that the 80-90 we had last time and i put that down to the wet weather we had leading up to the event. much unlike the usual breakfasts, it didn’t actually rain during the ride. the roads were a bit damp, but the spirits were not.
main 1 were by far the biggest group today and after that group and the fast group departed, there was less than half the originals starters remaining. still enough for 5 groups though, and i am glad that this trend has continued through into winter. the change in routes today meant that every group would eventually make it to my place instead of the coffee shop. i was hoping that people read the maps properly as i had informed the coffeeshop that we weren’t coming this week.
after kicking everybody off, i headed home to help set up the place ready for the onslaught. kate and lorraine had the kitchen under control and they had the help of daniel, darryl and toby (all very good around the house apparently). bacon and egg muffins, banana bread, quiche, brownies, mini muffins and fruit salad with yoghurt’s were all part of the spread. with toby manning the front door, the hordes began to arrive with the transitional and main 1 arriving together. we started stacking the bikes in the garage and space was soon at a premium. the fast group and main 2 arrived next and the garage was almost chockers. a few minutes later the development group rounded things out to get about 60 bike in the shed.
a good breakfast all round, and i apologise again for not organising the raffle prizes early enough. however, the social aspect to the day is what most people come for and that was well catered for. it was a first breakfast for some and i hope that you enjoyed it as we like to show that our group is more than just riding bikes. it was good to see nicole up and about after her accident and others like jarrad and julian who also came down, back in the fold.
again a big thanks to kate and lorraine for providing the food and daniel, darryl and toby for providing support. hope you all had a good morning.