The pace was hot all day. 30 km/h average into morning tea. 29 km/h average into lunch and 28 km/h average by the end of the day. And while we did get some tailwinds coming into lunch, the peloton was gifted with a good strong cross wind that was on the right side of the nose for the remaining 50 kilometres into our finish at Victor Harbour.
Cookie deserves more than the $500 he was promised from a very generous Matt “Maddog”Muir, when he rode for 30 kilometres dressed as a drag Queen. Hats off to Cookie who has a sunburnt crack to prove his dedication to the cause. And a big thank you to Julian and Neil for taking one for the team and having to ride behind Cookie for that 30 kilometres and not look at his crack.
Emotions were high at the finish as we celebrated our achievement in the usual sweaty hug way. Captain Kevvy and Luisa were given the honour of taking the huddle, and Victor Harbour residents were woken out of their afternoon slumber, when the huddle concluded with its usual chant of Smiddy Smiddy Smiddy.