Day 26 – Wet & Wild 101 km

by admin on October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

A soaking wet day today as we headed towards Armidale and beyond.

A storm hit about 1/2 hour before we left and didn’t look like going away, so we started riding.

Coming into Armidale the rain became torrential and the rain actually hurt (yep, we have to harden up!).

Visibility was down to about 20 metres, so we took refuge in Armidale for 15 minutes for the rain to ease before setting off again.

The day was a constant of ups and downs, with a decent 40 km climb to finish off at Ebor – NSW’s 4th highest point.

Churned Out The Last Tough 30 km

With climbs like this it’s often best to do them on your own, so I left Jack to battle alone with about 30 kms to go.  He grafted it out over a couple of hours to finish off a tough 101 kms (luckily I managed to beat him in by a couple of minutes!).

Dave and Chris rode the whole day (a long way ahead) and think it was the hardest ride they’re done in the 9 or so days they’ve ridden.

We’re staying in the Ebor Hotel Motel tonight, the 2nd night out of the tents for the whole trip.

We’re a bit ahead of schedule, so have a couple of very easy days coming up before gettin into Surfers Paradise on Friday.



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Jonah October 7, 2008 at 9:24 am

You guys are smashing it. Absolute legends!! Your almost home and despite some atrocious conditions you have time to spare. Use this time to enjoy this incredible occasion and soak up the last few days. Jack you have not only done your family and friends proud but also everybody who has heard about this ride is astonished that some one so young can put their body through what you have done and completed such a gargantuan journey.
Of course you would not have achieved all this without your support crew and it looks like they have also done an incredible job in keeping you on the road.
Bring it home and enjoy the occasion and all the accolades beacuse you certainly deserve them.
Since your ahead of schedule how about being really tough and come home via the back side of Tomewin.

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