So the GVBR is over for another year.
As a first time rider in this event - I found it to be a great ride but 2 days too long for me.
I must say that I was in awe of the level of organisation that surrounded the event and that all the volunteers did an absolutely amazing job in getting us all fed, the camp set up, keeping us rolling and safe and not lost on the route.
Only a couple of grumbles from myself in the closeness of the riders on route - being close passed by a peleton is off putting for a person who normally rides alone and often people rode so close that there was little room left for manouvering around things like pot holes.
The gravel sections of the route were rougher and more challenging than the gravel shared paths that I have ridden and were more of a challenge than had been discribed. I managed them all right with just one heart in the mouth moment.
With the 2013 route being the Great Ocean Road and being capped at 6000 riders I think I'll give that one a miss - 4,000 odd riders was more than enough for me.
How did you enjoy the ride?