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- Powerful Pete
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- Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:22 am
- Location: Lima, Peru and occasionally in the Washington DC area.
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.
Dawn on Lac d'Annecy
What a roller coaster of emotions today. Started off making the front group at the etape and finishing 45th. Ended at Sallanches hospital, looking after a good mate (great bike rider) who crashed in the JPP and is going to need back surgery tomorrow to decompress his spine after crashing on a descent where the choice was car or ravine
Four partial repeats of Mt Buller. Turned around first lap due to the thick slush and falling snow at Andrew's car park ~12.5km in.
Next three repeats were to Box corner around 11km in. Still a couple of kilometers into the snowline, but slush not as thick.
The only others not in a car. Dropped in for a cup of tea on the descent.
Learn't the hard way that it really depends on the day and who is working at the entrance if you are allowed on the Mountain. Sunday cars weren't having to fit chains, weather was looking a little better so was keen on another couple of laps but I was stopped! Reason given is that once the toll opens, VicRoads hand control of the road to the resort and although not mentioned anywhere that bikes are banned we are a hazard with numerous buses and inexperienced drivers making their way up the mountain.
So instead of being passed by cars going under 60km/hr, I turned around and rode to Mansfield return plus a side out and back up towards Tolmie on 100 km/hr roads...
Support for local lad Simon Gerran's.
@WillT: I carry a panasonic Lx5
@jmilliron: what tires are those? I had grand bois 26mm (actual width 27) slicks and wished for something bigger/grippier on the dirt roads. I'd say cross tires would have been a better choice on the Finestre/Assietta stretch
@dalai: I feel for you in the snow...
@wingguy: I wish I could claim intent on the window, I just snapped the picture before people moved across.
@calnago - I am adding col de Granon so it's not text only
@ultyguy: is your friend ok?
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