The weather was kind and Barry and Ken set off from Marngrook Oval in Diamond Creek at 8.00am. Making good time, we arrived at the meeting place in Eltham to be greeted by Bruce, Brian and Leon. After the usual preliminaries, we set off for Heidelberg. Lindsay was there to set up camp for us after leaving his car for service at Makin and Luby. The problems of the world were discussed and as usual, resolved. The peloton then split – Brian and Leon headed back to Eltham, Lindsay to pick up his car and Barry and Ken pushed on with Bruce to Fairfield. Bruce headed off for Grandpa duties at Northcote with Barry and Ken opting for the lights of the City. Barry hadn’t done this section before and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. After a memorable lunch at Southbank – pie & sauce, we ambled along the Southbank Promenade to catch the train back to Eltham. A mixed ride with everyone fulfilling their objectives.Good to know that notwithstanding various side issues, the Thursday ride is still an important item on the individual list of things to achieve in the lives of the implacable OMNICYLISTS.