Moving time: 6 hrs 42 min
Average speed: 29km/hr
Total distance: 194km
Vertical gain: 1095m climbing
Min temp: 6 degrees C
Max temp: 30 degrees C
As the days rolls by the code of conduct has changed. Public lubing is now acceptable behaviour, and groaning whilst doing it becomes a shared ectasy.
A hearty meal and a couple more cold drinks meant that the arms were loosened to allow for some vigorous bidding for various item including $700 for 2014 Smiddy Jersey signed by Anna Mears, $500 for Signed Cricket Pads by Matthew Wade and $850 for locally made wooden side tables
The Smiddy riders were also surprised with a special presentation of messages from loved ones back home bringing a tear to many an eye. As Smiddy riders we are privileged to ride with such “awesome” people but are even more privileged with the support from our families and friends. Thanks Anna, it was just the pick up we all needed.
Day 5 Jersey Recipients
Spirit: Ian Cope and Brenton (Copey) Cope – uncle and nephew, you couldn’t find a pair of better blokes. Copey, a mate of Adam’s, rides every second year and this year convinced his uncle to join him. Together they have raised over $18,000 a remarkable effort from some remarkable men.
This is more than just a bike ride. Until you have participated in the Challenge and become one of Maria and David’s surrogate family, not just for 8 days, but for a lifetime, you will not understand. Thank you Maria and David and thanks to Sharky for allowing each of us to become part of your life, in memory of Adam, who was obviously one hell of a bloke.
I DON’T KNOW BUT IVE BEEN TOLD