Photo: Richard Schoch with his bike riding group (click to enlarge)
The ride started at the Mudjimba Surf Club, where you can’t see the surf from the clubhouse, heading north along foreshore bush bike paths, with dappled light and colder ground, then terrain undulations to get the legs pumping hard on the pedals and lungs sucking in deep breaths, culminating in a great ocean and coastline view at the half-way destination at Point Perry, Coolum Beach.
Following the obligatory Kodak moment, with JA as photog, guess what? Yep, back along the same track with everyone relishing the hills and tight turns that perhaps made some riders wonder why they left their warm bed at 6am for the drive to Mudjimba.
But No! Not one was heard to complain, else suffer a Mention in Despatches in Richard’s post-ride report to the cycling world.
But wait, we get to do it again next Wednesday, and what will be the Captain’s challenge this time: perhaps a swim leg to a sandbank off-shore. Who knows!