Nine riders today, and another who came to the meeting point to socialise. There was a heavy shower just before we left but it was almost over by the time we saddled up, and although there were a few threatening clouds, no further rain fell during the ride. Ole Falkenhaug took us to Hopin Stopin cafe in Taupiri via Highway 22, Rotowaro and Glen Afton.
We came home via Rutherfurd Road, Waikare Road and Island Block roads. At the intersection of Waerenga and Falls roads, we came across a recent accident between a ute and a small car. The ute was in a ditch and the car was extensively damaged along one side. We didn't stop as there were already many people there, but we saw a fire engine heading for the scene a little later. I thought we might also see an ambulance, but maybe one came from a different direction.