Rydge wrote:Interestingly enough, heading out to Geelong and then Queenscliff (via Bellarine Peninsula) I never found a group I could tag along with for more than a minute or two. They were all too strong, too fast. I got overtaken by pretty much everyone, except 2 people (husband and wife?), AND all those poor bastards who were fixing punctures. There were so many of them on the Geelong side, and I hardly noticed any on the Franga side.
Now, on the franga side, an urgency took hold of me. We were delayed by ferry issues, and I really wanted to try and finish before 6, then when it became clear I wasn't going to make it for 6 I aimed for before 7 So I took off fast, and I was catching up with other groups. I found this amazing. Either everyone else had tired, or were taking it easy?
I still got overtaken by lots, but I also overtook many people. This astonished me. I would catch up with a group, go with them for a while, then find them too slow and pull ahead of them, hunting my next group. I just ketp doing that, until eventually by About St.Kilda I didn't bother staying with any group, and just powered on to the finish.
Well done dude.
Pretty much describes my first ATB trek a couple of years ago did the 250k down to the ferry groups were either too slow or too fast but you hang on there for a while, on the way back up the bay kept chasing down groups sit for a while then go after the next one. I'm certainly no hero so they were obviouusly slow groups but it does make you feel good
But today is all about you guys that did today so well done
Thanks mate! Gonna try to get it under 10 hrs for next year if I can