After da 2nd big climb Qhubeka came hauling passed us & it wasa bit ofa bun fight till da 1st stop as we caught otha teams left in der wake, oh dat is also wer we lost Master P for about 60kms 😎
For da next 100kms we battled pumping winds, rain, sun, slower teams, rain & did I mention da crazy wind 😱 but da team ,directed by Franco & Hewan ,worked like champions wit Steve & Tiny Paulie controling da pace up da hills & Mat, Neal, Hewan, Nick, Fanco & myself taking up da helm onda flats & decends keeping da girls outa da winds.
After da 165km stop we were ready to slaughter wat was left of da legs to get our win. & even wit da rain pelting down & zero tail wind we slaughtered dos legs- helping da ladies where we could & smashing da last few hills. Master P had regrouged wit us jus before da 1st stop but he was da first soldier to fall during dis echelon & Mat was next to sacrifice himself pushing up one of da ladies. Unfortunately my explosion was less spectacular as I popped silently up da last hill & became absolutely useless to anyone. I proudly watched da monsterously strong team finish just inda distance. I couldnt walk but it was all worth it 👍
Da girls , Kirsten, Heidi & Lise were such Trojans- dey neva complained, always looked strong & flip- rode away from 3 pretty damn strong guys on der own team 😉
We won da mixed catagory & I got my bubbly 😊