This ride is for Alex M, who planned it, but who could not come after crashing yesterday: http://app.strava.com/activities/66639638
Well done Alain, very tough ride.
Bloody hell man- huge effort without the weather- superhuman with it.
Thanks guys. Probably the worst weather, overall, I've ridden in - I'll never trust a weather forecast again! We shortened Alex' planned route a little, not venturing back up to Pheasant Creek as the cross winds across the big hill were just too dangerous. Coming back down from KL central to KL I almost lost control when hit by a gust and Blake was blown clear across to the oncoming lane, at which point a car undertook him! We also avoided riding on the Melba, in part because of an unusually high degree of driver animosity up to that point - though we got our fair share on the Mt Slide climb anyway!
Alain which forecast wasn't forecasting rain and wind all day! Mt Donna was alright as most of the time we were protected except the summit. Super effort by u boys today.
massive effort alain! u r mad.
You're crazy! Epic ride mate...EPIC!!
FANTASTIC Alain, what an effort and success you've pulled off in that weather, as your trio rode away from KG and I saw those black clouds on the KL ranges I knew that was going to be a super effort and you did it. I couldn't get my internet working at home last night for some reason. Couldn't see the ride till this morning. Super effort GreenWEGDEe! Ed climbed Ventoux on Bastille Day!
Alain - I'm sorry, I should have caught the removal of your second sock on video. I would never have believed it was physically possible for one sock to contain so much water, but the second one topped it.
Hey Alain, George who did GWC ride on Saturday did this ride on same day, July 14, as you four did.
Extraordinary! It looks like we passed on opposite sides of the road near Pheasant Creek around 10:20 and then maybe around the Kinglake rest area at midday. He went a whole lot further after that.
Good detective work Alain.
I don't remember seeing anyone...except for a solo rider giving it up at the top of KL and some people at the bottom of Humevale rd, who were parked down there and looked like they were gunna do some Humevale repeats (they were parked down there).
...I really thought I was the only nutter on the road that day...haaa!...little did I know I had some esteemed company... :-)
Gents, coincidentally, found this today from Strava. You are going to love it:
Alain, you are correct...this tool does indeed show we crossed paths twice, once at Pheasant Creek, the other at Kinglake..
Strava stalker tools
Wow, it's like veloviewer on steroids! This has confirmed a suspicion I was about to voice. We took shelter for a moment under an awning at Pheasant Creek and that's when you rode past George - so you wouldn't have seen us. Then you left the Kinglake shelter just a minute before we arrived at it. Crazy! Now to review some races ...