Thursday, June 15, 2006
The Retro Ride
The Retro Ride is a monthly group ride from my house in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.
Although the use of a vintage or retro bike, and the wearing of vintage clothing and regalia is encouraged, it is by no means compulsory.
Because the ride leaves from my lounge room, the Retro Ride is by invite only.
That's the way it will be until someone opens a cafe nearby that is open early on Sunday mornings.
On a good day, we'll cover about 60kms at a conversational pace, stopping for coffee somewhere in the South Auckland countryside. On a miserable wet day, we'll do an hour around Mangere and then drink coffee in front of the fire.
Attendance varies. Rain or shine, someone always turns up, but we have started one ride with two riders, others with as many as 14.
Occasionally, Westie heartthrob and track racing legend Matt Sinton organises a West Auckland Retro Ride from the Swanson Railway Station cafe.
Girls, watch this space...