Well after being support last year i was looking forward to riding this time,but my back said otherwise,so it was support again this year.As the day went on and the weather got worse riders were dropping out one by one,even a couple of broken legs it would seem! that would be fine by next week lol .As start time approached it was down to 5 riders and i headed off with Ann and the hot coffee,muffins and cookies that i made that day. As i reached the city i passed dahondude playing catch-up and to my suprise he had reached AVO and gareth on the climb up norton,even though i had already seen them start the climb well ahead,great work dahondude.As i began the drive up the fog appeared and soon you could hardly seen 10mts ahead.As i reached the now 3 riders there reflective gear really showed its worth and the rear lights were easy to see even in the fog.I followed behind and waited for a safe place to pass then headed off to the summit,well that was the intention b4 the fog changed that and i missed my turn and ended up way off coarse,so it was out with the sat nav to get back on track as it was impossible to see the road signs or even the road at times.As i turned up summit rd i again found the riders who were keeping a cracking pass up that hill and even AVO on a fixie ( nutter) was making it look too easy.
I stayed behind them to help with the lights of the car in the now thick fog,rain and even hail.As we all reached the summit we were greeted by some locals ( see photos) which i dont think the riders even noticed as getting out of the rain was more important.At the summit we were joined by boots who had made his way up via the freeway.The coffee and food was handed out ( coffee was instant shit but at least hot ) Ann was thinking she was back in the uk all rugged up as it was now down to about 5c at the summit.We all shivered for awile b4 the time to head back down arrived.
4 riders had made the summit , AVO DAHONDUDE GARETH and BOOTS ( jason w ) ( derek hasel a no show?)
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