Wet and about 8 degrees C, first ride on the new bike.....aim was not to cramp and to ride all the hills. This was achieved although I did stop at the changeover area for 5 mins to stretch. Time was 2:58 mins.
Rory had a good ride and the single track sections went well perhaps a bit too slow on my part. I walked the wall!!!
Best race of the year for me...with Rory, Tony and Michael...bigggest thing NO CRAMPS!
This is always a tough one amd I cramped 10 km's from the ned and limped home to a 2Hrs 42 mins
This is undoubtedly the toughest and longest race for me to date...8 hours is a long time to spend in the saddle. I cramped severely in the last ten km's and it was as hot as blazes. I got bitten by three cattle flies which was quite an experience...the one through my lycra.I had a rock bash my shin from another bike...which was quite painful
On the positive I enjoyed the novelty of the water crossings and some beautiful scenery and the fact that my bro-in-law had his best ride to date was the highlight for me. The race was well organised and sign posted.
Tough fast race with lots of climbs, fire trail and cow poo. No real time to recover. Great event and spirited prize giving
Rode a time of 2hrs and 37mins for 50kms