I hit the ground running and skipped town the day after The Alpine Weekend and can finally draw breath.
Thank you everyone for a fantastic Alpine Weekend of cycling and good company.
As Juan Antonio (and Matt) would say “Best ARC Alpine Challenge Ever!”
And it is a challenge. Regardless of which way we go it takes training and stamina.
A special thank you to Justin, Rob & Maddie, Gordon, Wilma, Helen, Jude and Clare for your support and patience with the logistics of moving 20 cyclists around the countryside.
Saturday drinks and nibbles continues to impress, a big thank you to Jude, with Clare ably assisting, for a terrific social gathering, leading into a dinner in great atmosphere at The Blue Duck.
The weather continues to surprise, and after an early summer of record setting temperatures, we were faced with fierce winds through The Hotham Saddles both days and a little drizzle and cloud on Sunday, but generally “Goldilocks” temperatures, it reinforces the temperamental nature of all Alpine areas and the need to be prepared for all conditions. It certainly made for spectacular cycling.
Special award to Glenn and Trevor for a huge effort in taming the Alps for the first time, a significant and rewarding achievement, well done.
I hope everyone had a great time, I’ve booked for next year and will release details soon.