Archive for May 5th, 2019

Red Shield Ride Day 7 Orbost to Sale

Easy they said! only half the climbing (elevation) of yesterday. When you have 880k in the legs from the last 6 days nothing is easy! Today it was wet at the start and then when the rain cleared up around lunch time we had a strong headwind to contend with. Nothing was easy today and we are all smashed! The last few hours were very tough with a few riders hanging on to the back of the pack. We had a much needed stop 20k from completion for water, Coca Cola and Bananas. Rolled into the Motel a very weary and tired bunch. We did stop earlier in the day at Lakes Entrance for morning tea where I have started to help with the coffee van to speed up the breaks and lunch at Bairnsdale.

Todays ride was 173k with 1,009m of climbing. That makes it 1,053.1k for the week 11,174m of climbing and 39h 55m of riding time. No wonder we are tired. Surely that is worth a donation if you haven’t already or maybe you are inspired to donate more? So we have 3 days left and around 350k of riding and a massive climb up to Mt Baw Baw on Tuesday.

I hope you are enjoying the updates today I have nothing left to say I am just too exhausted. Looking forward to an easier day tomorrow and hope that the weather is dry?

#RedShieldAppeal #RedShieldRide


“If you are comfortable with your training regime then you should be concerned. You can only make the big gains by being out of your comfort zone.”
- Me

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