I found it really tough as I'm no sprinter but do climb the hills well and finished in 6th place with the top 5 all being quite a bit younger than me. I was pleased to be only 46 seconds behind a very talented and highly recognised and successful rider, Mark Donald who took out the race.
Lea was kind enough to come and support me and take photos. Getting on the course was difficult due to the narrow roads so there were limited photo opportunities. Here are the photos that Lea managed to get of the event.
|Calm before the storm|
|Definitely tougher than it looks|
|Showing form at start before hitting the climb|
|First hill bend|
|A pretty place to be riding|
|Much happier now race is over|
|Time to tell stories and find out placings|
Here is the link for the results http://www.kapiticyclingclub.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1382&Itemid=102