Today was a good learning curve for me. Yesterday Roly had a few ‘words’ with me when I ‘jumped’ unnecssarily to get onto a share the road rider. We don’t want these guys going up the road so if they do, the best way is to work as a team to bring the bread they’re in back (usually staight away). Well, I sort of did it again today – whoops. Also made an attack when Share the Road were on the ropes (only Bauer and Yates were left), but neglected to look around to see who was on my wheel – Yates was there – waste of energy. And wasted energy was not a good deal today! First hour we did 50k, ish! I felt good til Gore, when the hills started! After that I spent a reasonable amount of time with Roly (most important – especailly after being on the wrong side of the split up the hill out of Edendale). I felt good after the race, but every hill hurt, but there are a lot, and I mean A LOT of tired guys. Hope to have another good night sleep and be good for tomorrow – it’s going to twice as hard as today!
Wake up time: 6:30am
Garmin data – YEAH I was excited to have a brand new Garmin 500 Edge on my bike – no more magnets! Unfortunately no data after 1hour – the battery died!