we are old and slow
but were very happy with our 5 hour 41 min bums-on-seat time, plus about 3 hours rest/eat/wee. My main problem was finding a toilet on St. Kilda beach....! I only fell off once - at the first traffic lights we stopped at 'cos i forgot to take my feet out of the straps! the weather was great, the people were friendly - especially the kids standing clapping at the end of the streets! I was very happy to discover that the hill behind Mornington wasn't as steep as the one i do in training, between Bendigo and Castlemaine. So, first challenge over, i'm looking forward to the GVBR now, with more confidence.