Enjoyed my first Alpine assault ever riding the 140km with Bones and Blybo.
Cruising comfortably behind them and the Brunetti jersey team. Slowed down at the foot of the first Tawonga gap climb and my breathing went all out of sync. Thanks to one fellow Audax rider who reminded me to have deep breadths instead of shallow ones.
Did not quite made it to Dingo Dell. Engine began to overheat a few kms before Watershed. I made the decision to pedal as far as I can at the second Mt Buffalo water stop and the mind could not focused about 2 kms after that. I was disappointed not reaching Dingo Dell but felt somewhat satisfied climbing over 2000m in a day with my best hill training was climbing up Devils Elbow and 1:20 in one morning just after Christmas. I think my last Kinglake ride was with Blybo back in early Nov. EBL was a distant memory.
I'm looking forward to another attempt in 2013. Once again, thanks to the team that had organised such a wonderful event.
Oh yes - here is me: http://www.fallscreekphotos.com.au/index.php?session=1327979784