"No boasting here Neil. I completed the Epic, which was tough with the NW headwinds averaging 30-45kmh and gusts up to 65kmh, on the return leg. There were a few wobbles from Corin to Cotter.
A big kudos to Paul on here - first rider back in the Epic."
"I am yet to make the empanadas, while their bacon and cashew rice cakes will be in my pockets on Sunday. The blueberry and coconut bites are good too.
Pushys are the only place I can find the wrapping paper in…"
"All the best on Friday, Rob. Which Skratch recipe are you using? I used their wrapping paper for Fitz warmup, and it was great. Why can't such a type of paper, bar Skratch's, be bought in a supermarket? It makes sense.
Bhanu, you was in…"
A pity your wife is not going to Bright. Unfortunately having a six-month old makes sharing digs a wee tough. Going from your recent riding, you'll be lining up for the Ultimate next January.
Top effort on Monday."
"Rob, that would be a very solid effort to do both.
Eleri, I found using a 32 last year to make a noticeable difference. Some DHBC members have said they are using Fitz's to assess where they are for L'Etape."
"Who is going to this great event this year? Have a few riders decided to miss Canberra for the Bowral Classic instead?
I will be struggling up Fitz's, Rendevous Creek, Honeysuckle and Corin for again this year.
A few from DHBC will be along for…"
"Apologies for the delay in posting.
Great pics Rob, and congrats on your YRR. I completed my first YRR on that ride too. Good you enjoyed your day Bill.
The chips at the Olive Bar n Grill tasted nice after riding in that wind from along the river."
"You sound disappointed in missing Bumble, Bill. I never look forward to it but remind myself there is a nice descent soon afterwards.
The forecast for the 200km appears to have us riding into a headwind both out and back. Along with the dead road…"
"Well done Rob and Sir Mark. I walked outside and went, "I wouldn't enjoy riding in those headwinds."
Bub duties ended my chance to ride the Winery Wander, and miss out on Bumble Hill.
I have to squeeze in a 200 for my YRR to continue."
"Thanks Bill. I had the pleasure of riding the last 60km of the event with Bhanu, Ian and Katherine this year.
I have just noticed the crazy Ultimate 320 does have qualifying requirements, which is understandable. I am surprised that the 250 has a…"