Saturday, 5 December 2015

5/12/2015

Hell Ride:
There were a few moments that weren't awesome, like the dog that ran across the road mid bunch as we descended at 75km/h off Olivers Hill, or the car that thought my arse needed to be polished with his wing mirror. As shit as they were, they were outshone by the rad moments.

Like, sitting pretty on James Cummings wheel as he whacked Hopes Rise, I turned to check the damage as we crested the top and saw that 3 of us had gone well clear. I suggested we carry on, but Jimmy didn't want a bar of it. The attack had been all he had, and he was actually worried I'd tear him apart on the next hills. A bit later I had a chat to Jez Hunt. Bensley, and more importantly to Jez, Ray Forbes had gone off the front. He asked if I'd chase it down.

Two moments, two good hard efforts, but more than that, two moments where guys I respect gave some to my legs/fitness/me. One who'll race his first elite road nationals this year (and I imagine finish with the much diminished bunch), the other who won both the UK and Aus races (the Aus title went to Jamie Drew, the first Aussie finisher).

Strava link.

D: 100.3km
A: 376m

PMPW: 87kg

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