The ride leader checked the BOM website before leaving from home to only see a few weak shadows on the rain radar - so 10 of us lined up in light persistent rain at Ardeer ! At this point (young) Seamus decided it was not going to be any better up in the hills, so he went home. That left 9 of us old blokes, either getting weak in the head or just plain desperate for a ride !
We made our way around the Ring Road and turned off to go up through Taylors Lakes and Sunbury. Still in drizzle and rain, only colder. A quick stop in Lancefield (still colder, 6-7 degrees !!) persuaded Mike not to go higher through Pyalong but lower to Kilmore, where the sun did appear. After an obligatory u-turn at a No Through Road sign, we took to the freeway to Seymour and pulled in at Burger Me to catch-up with the rest of the Melbourne mob.
Thanks to Terry, Dennis, Colin, Carlo, Gary, John, Julian, and Les (TEC, double thanks) for staying the distance for what was a very enjoyable day out.