I also knew that Rick is a very strong rider having spent many years in competitive cycling back in the
The first hour of riding was at moderate pace, but when Didier and David turned back the speed quickly increased. I felt pretty good at the turn around point though and going back we had a nice tailwind. Unfortunately this meant that speed increased even more and the guys were pushing pretty hard on the ascents. I did my best to keep up, staying behind for most of the time, avoiding the hard work up front as much as possible. After a while I got too cocky and attempted a breakaway but Rick and Carl easily stayed on my tail. After that, speed increased even more and I was starting to suffer, especially going uphill – but I did not crack!
Coming in to
All in all a wonderful ride with an average speed of over 30km/h. Hardly any traffic as soon as we got out of
Videos to come once I get to a faster Internet connection!