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What a course - straight up Mike Turtur is a Genius! This was a brilliant challenge ride course, my favourite 'mass' group ride yet! On rides like this the company is the key and Burg, Dan K and Walker (as usual punching well under his age bracket) where solid and I wouldn't have done it as easy with out such a steady tempo set by the boys.
Other then having my front wheel taken out from infront of me on Checkers the ride was fairly un eventful. Trying to clip back in for 15m while not stopping up checkers push pulling with one foot was interesting to say the least and lead to an all out adrenalin assault of the climb with a F*ck this i'm getting out of here mentality!
Was funny to watch dudes surge past us like 8-10 times through out the ride, reacting to every rider overtaking them by spurting forwards only to rejoin or pass them 5min later. Great to have learnt being that guy gets you no further up the road, especially when you can rely on some solid pace making from your boys! Cheers Lads. FS
PS - Cheers to Tri dude (my hero) little dude on a white Cervelo with TT bars (Tri dude - actually worthy of a cervelo) who just popped up every flat section and just banged it out on the front @ 40 -50km an hour. He was like hire a domestique just appeared form no where to get you across the flat fast bits. Champion!
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