Wayne, thanks for putting this together as always! I am very excited about finally making it to this world renowned cycling event (my world is very small).
Caroline is planning to join the adventure, may do some easy rides only (rail trail etc). We will be heading up on the Friday staying at Alpine Hotel (I delayed too long for Bogong…) and staying there again on the Sunday night allowing for a relaxed return and potential ride (Buffalo?) on Mon morning …
To other matters; training! We have all had lots of trainer rides, flat rides, some mid-hills (Bonds), a reintro to the ‘Nongs. (some have been a bit more active in the hills. certain individuals have headed interstate for intensive pre-alpine training…)
I will be looking to do a stepped hill program (?) over the intervening weeks (primarily on Sundays), gradually increasing distance and vert metres. This will be around the ‘Nongs and the plan will be to add segments each week increasing km and vm as we go. Lots of options for varying fitness levels allowing riders to do shorter routes as needed with Svaks as primary coffee shop. Watch for the posts.
Looking forward to the training and the weekend!