77.6 miles, 4,423 feet
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|Perfect road for a time trial|
The Elites were in good spirits and together we made excellent progress on some superb smooth road surfaces. I dropped off the back of the group at one point to take a photo and then indulged in a spot of time trailing to get back on. It was pure bliss to spin along almost effortlessly at around 25-30mph for a couple of miles with the aid of a tailwind and the sound of my tyres swishing on the smooth surface. It made me realise how crappy the roads are back home. After catching up with the rest of the Elites we rode together to the first feed stop at around 25 miles. With a mug of coffee and a banana inside me I was fully recharged and ready for the second leg.
|Geoff crests an 'insignificant' hill!|
|Fuel - strictly for the bike, and not the rider!|