Awesome ride, but probably the hardest I’ve done (I’m not a hill climber). Lots of food at both stops, the second/last stop was just past the 60km point in the ride, so the last part was long.
Few of the hills had some nice pinches and I got used to seeing things like 7-8% gradient. the second half was harder with one hill when I looked down I saw it go from 17% gradient to about 9% after it backed off, luckily there was a run-up for that hill. Near the end I was feeling like i had nothing left, had about 30km to go so at that point I ate what food I had left in my pockets and kept going.
Little bit of drizzle and some rain, though it didn't last long and was only at the start. On the garmin the difference between the fixed elevation and normal was about 500m which is a fair bit, but it was wet for some of the roads so guessing that’s got something to do with it.
Distance: 114.36 km
Moving Time: 05:45:23
Avg Moving Speed: 19.9 km/h
Avg HR: 154 bpm
As I said though, I’m not a hill climber so it was a tough day, but a good one