Wet and windy this morning, but six riders turned out plus several talkers. The rain had mostly gone by the time we set out, but it stayed windy all day. Tony Kay led us east to Mangatāwhiri, then west to Whiriwhiri, and back east again to Pahurehure, all on the most obscure back roads, which in several places were covered with fallen branches. There was one heavy shower which we sheltered from. A good day out.