Last night it was decided we would have a little bit of a sleep in and not leave till around 0730 on the shortened morning ride. We were planning on riding to Augusta and back but it was decided we would half the ride and just do a short route so we could get back pack-up and leave at a decent time. Well this was the plan. I think all riders except Jordan kitted up for the last ride today.
I rinsed out my kit the day before so was having to wear it still damp. Just what you want on a morning down south. Ronny went down to the driveway to let the South West guys know we had planned on leaving a little later so come hang in The Shed while the rest got themselves together.
After finally all assembling we headed out down Caves Road and down to Wallcliff Rd. I was on the front down the descent as we road in pairs. Once doing a lap of the round about we headed back the way we came. Today I must have been feeling good because without meaning to I took off up the hill and once I reached the top and looked back had pulled a large gap and soft peddled waiting for the rest. Ronny made mention of my efforts here later in the ride.
After this climb we headed back to Caves Rd and down until we got to Boodjidup Rd. This was a descent climb and I was feeling good for this one pegging a few people back as I worked my way up the top. After this climb was a short trip to coffee. Was odd doing only like 34kms before stopping but of well. After coffee we made our way back to camp and one more trip down Ellenbrook Rd. Here a group went well off the front on a smash fest. I missed the jump and probably couldn’t hold it this morning. I hung back and lent a wheel to a couple of the girls but they dropped back again. One however was trying to catch me up so I toyed with her letting her gain a little then pulled the gap open again. Apparently she chicked me earlier but I don’t recall. I think this debate will continue for a while. Turning into the farms driveway for the last time that was the weekend done. 329kms for the weekend not a bad effort.
After getting back to camp it was a matter of a quick shower then re-packing all our gear into cars and heading home. I really enjoyed the weekend and hope the event is held again next year so we can do it all over again.