Take 1...weather too awful for pathetic little me
Take 2...my saddle fell off!
the weather was great..perfect for racing and with my saddle was firmly clamped in place and the Garmin cemented into place..what else could go wrong?!
Actually I didn't really feel like racing. I was a bit jaded as I'd spent the past 2 days driving around the state firstly taking a great niece to Sovreign Hill in Ballarat then driving out to woop woop to be the trail car at my cycling club's race. However..you do what you have to do and I HAD to race.
The weather was perfect..cold, windless, clear blue sky. Approaching the race venue there was a great vista across the city with 7 balloons up in the sky...magic.
The KB course is undulating..persistently undulating...there's not 1 flat bit..the link is to Strava where there's the map and details but for those not on Strava here is a chart of the elevation (and my heart rate!)
A tough race like that deserves a reward and mine was a Peppermint Magnum...YUM!...oh and 2 snakes! (an ice cream and 2 jellied lollies/sweets for non Aus readers!)
Next race: next weekend at Paraparap (great name,eh?) ... this course is also lumpy but not quite so up and down as KB: