On the Saturday before taking off for the long weekend I popped into the Heidelberg cluster of bike shops looking for a pair of Alpinestars SP1 gloves to replace my rapidly disintegrating pair (if anyone knows where a XXL pair of these are please let me know) but didn't find any in my size. Adding to my need to track down these gloves and stumbling across a Shopping tour page on this website while planning the route to for the weekend away I wondering if anyone would be interested in tagging along to make a bit of a tour of as many bike shops as we can fit into one day. How does that (recycled) idea grab you all? I guess the next step is to collate all the bike shop districts around the place and decide which ones we want to visit. Elizabeth St heidelberg (most gear for girls I've seen in a while) Ringwood Brighton - Nepean Hwy Burwood Hwy -Jeffrey's Honda & BTX Dandenong ? Would also like to venture into the wilds of the west to make it a full coverage of the city, so throw in as many stores/ shopping districts as you can think of. Feel free to get the PoS jokes out of the way as soon as you like. I think the best way to do things is to just have a route and let riders loosely follow it rather than having designated leaders and tail end charlies, especially if the group is quite large, smaller independent groups that want to move around the route more freely would work better and prevent and huge influx of people to the stores and people standing around in stores waiting for everyone to get their act together.