Happened upon this group of riders organised by Ridewiser whilst checking out the ACE 250 route.
Thought folk riding in this part of Victoria for the first time might be interested in this public report and subsequent discussion. Some great photos too.
http://www.cyclingtipsblog.com/2010/10/ ... more-15270
The day before the weather was idyllic - warm, sunny and clear skies. In the evening the thunder and lightening rolled in. The next morning it was pouring with rain and the fog was down on Hotham requiring lights. That's the Alps: fine one day - diabolic the next. Many times its fine one minute - diabolic the next
Continue to have a great preparation for riding in the Alps next year and embrace the worst possible weather to go out and train in
Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? As for me, give me a fixed gear!
Henri Desgrange: Founder of Tour de France 1903 & Audax France 1904