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Mon, 10 Dec 2012
Around the K in a day - 18:34
Only 100km to go (fullsize)
Who would have thought, doing some long rides before stepping up to a
really long hilly ride does help get you through it. Though I would like
to think it is mostly the awesome bike that did it (it is all about the
bike after all I hear).
I made it around the loop this time, 320km, 6500m of climbing. Not as
impressive as Chris with his extra 80km and extra 700m of climbing, but
I am not as impressive as Chris anyway so no big surprise. The photos
from the day are at the normal sort of place.
Around the K in a
day 2012, one of the most fun and interesting road rides in
Australia. Or as Beth said after finishing the day "The most epic,
spectacular and amazing ride I have ever done".
Alex has said from time to time how much he loves this ride, it was a
shame he was unable to come along. We will probably head back this time
next year anyway, a good annual ride to do. In the image to the left I
used the photo I took on Saturday from the same place as the one I used
last year (two entries down in the diary). However image wise one I like
is the three from Geehi over the years.
I think these three photos show a nice evolution of bikes I used on this
ride all from the same lovely river crossing at Geehi. Though I suspect
Nathan and Bleeksie wondered what the heck I was doing when I pulled up
to a stop there for no apparent reason on Saturday.
On another note, I commented on this in a photo comment, however Ed
joined in the fun for the ride, Andrew H on the other hand went to a
wedding (well okay he cycled up to the top at Thredbo too), who will be
sledging who for being soft this week I wonder? Though Andrew may have
gotten sick of the faffing at the first cafe stop and headed off on a
solo mission sooner than Ed, so maybe he needs to do this ride by