The last two Saturday mornings have been spent doing the Hell Ride, from Blackrock to Mt Eliz and back at a blistering pace. Last week was great, spending much time working turns with about ten of the stronger riders in the 100+ bunch. But yesterday was terrible. Could only guess on the number of riders (200ish), and with this came a lot more speed. I found it difficult to work turns because of the speeds we were riding, sitting in the bunch had the heart rate high enough for a good hit out. My biggest problem with this group was the constant pushing for position and therefore there were many riders way out of their depth making it very dangerous.
So, that’s about it for race prep rides and the next two weeks will be the test to see if I have done enough riding to race at a competitive level. I can't wait.