This was my first ride Around the Bay, and I opted for the 135 Geelong to Melbourne, so missed out on scooting along with a good tailwind but had plenty of headwind, all the way up from Sorrento to the finish.
No major dramas, except there were plenty of folks riding together two or three abreast, which meant being very careful overtaking.
I got to the finish with a ride time of 5.47 (plus 1.11 on the ferry) which I was pretty happy with, especially given that this is a 58 yr old bloke on a flat-bar commuter! Maybe I should get a serious road bike and give the 210km a go next year? Food for thought.