Went out for a ride today with Nick, Gordon and Gerry. This was the first time that I got to wear my new race suit, and I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and warm it is My knees got a bit sore towards the end of the ride, but I'm not sure if that was the suit or just the fact that I haven't really spent much time on the bike since I got it.

We had a reasonably late start of about 10am, when the three of them rocked up to our place. Syndia and I were inside having a cup of tea, and she looked a bit startled when she heard them coming From there we headed out to Cranbourne, where we stopped at the MacDonald's, before refuelling and heading out along the Gippsland Hwy towards Drouin.

A quick fuel/coffee stop in Drouin turned out to be a pretty decent lunch stop at one of the local cafes. After lunch, we cruised off to Warragul, Neerim South, Noojee, then back via Seville and the Maroondah Highway.

All in all, it was a pretty cruisy day. Highlights were the quick blast that Nick and I enjoyed on the way to Drouin, the shot-glass-sized rock that a truck threw up at me just outside Neerim South (I have a huge bruise on my arm), and the absolutely amazing scenery along the entire trip after Cranbourne. It was just so pretty that we didn't have the heart to go fast