Sette and Lama have fun and give us a RR when you get in.
News Flash: Lama takes Doncaster Hill KOM, backs it up with a win in the bunch sprint to Red Rooster.
One very successful night one the bike. I joined in just before Chandler Hwy and sat up around the front. A few familiar faces in the pack of 60-70(?) riders. Rolling rolling. I was up around the front at the base of Doncaster hill. Jacob Sutherland (SHM) and a CycleCity rider (who I raced against at Carlsure West on the weekend) attack. I jump on them just to see how long I could last. Jacob popped a few 100m up the hill, CycleCity was out of the saddle monstering away. I held his wheel and he waved me through at the base of the final kick up. I rolled past informing him "dude, your're a monster" then threw in an attack
I had enough of a gap to cruse the last 50m to the line. KOM = Woot!
I was somewhere around top 5 for the kicker before Foote St, then helped drive the pace up the long drag to the servo waiting point. CycleCity, a Richmond Cyclery rider and me were the first three to roll in there. More woot! I had a good chat to the CycleCity rider to the base of Burgundy St. Then asked him who I should keep an eye on. He pointed out a few and said he was sitting back on this one. It all went down the drain when three riders made it through the lights at the base of the real climb. Green light meant a 60+ rider bunch sprint to the top. I kicked it up a notch, then sat up about 100m to go, I'd burnt all my matches early on. Top 10 or something... arh well.. still stoked about Doncaster hill!
Back street winding - time for the sprint kings to take over. The bunch split at a roundabout. 15 riders 50m up the road. Solo bridge time, all out, digging myself a hole. Got on the back just as the next set of lights changed. Such is road rac..er.. I mean riding! A handful of riders made it through the lights and were off on the downhill run before the Red Rooster sprint. They would have their own sprint, damn it!... anyways, Neil (ABOC) was next to me at the lights as we waited for the green, a friendly wheel indeed. BANG. It was on. Neil drove a train of about 12-15 riders in front of me all strung out on the descent. I threw in a wide attack and wound it up about 300m out, I think I surprised them and nobody grabbed my wheel. Dig deep dig deep - turn and look - the chase was on and spread out. Got it! I rolled over with about 10m or so gap. A Richmond Cyclery guy rolls past and congratulates me - he looked like a sprinter, thank god I jumped him early! Neil then rolls past me asking "how did you like that lead out train"? my reply "bloody perfect!!!"
Sette - I saw you in the bunch!