I have been spruiking a charity ride in Tasmania that was held last weekend.
Two rides one starting in Devonport finishing in the west coast hamlet of Strahan and the shorter starting high up on the picturesque Cradle Mountain with the same destination.
The web site is www.puretasmaniacyclechallenge.com.au/ if your interested go have a look, you might be interested in next years ride but be warned, it was the most challenging thing I have ever done in my life with regards the physical pain of the MASSIVE climbs cat 2 or better on three alone. The time in saddle, fatigue and sheer speed that the group went out.
They say it's not a race but there were many who took it as such.
One rider retired hurt after putting it down with a face plant at around 45kph on a descent and I scared the shit out of myself with a new personal fastest ever speed on a very steep straight run.
There are no photo's from me because I was just trying to finish and my thanks to a man named Karl who was driving the broom bus (what comes and sweeps up those that quit) who refused to let me quit and stuck close to encourage me for around 160km. I can never repay him for that.
Here instead is my data and a map from my Strava account.
Be Excellent to Each Other and See You at the Big One!