|Probably 80 riders behind Buzz's helmet|
|This is the effort it takes to beat a Manly boy|
We regrouped and took off up the Basking Ranges for the second time this week. My legs were pretty cooked after yesterdays big day, so I took it pretty easy. About 5k from Loebental, Damo attacked, with me isolated again, up against Leigh, the Koala, Gus, and Jay. I knew that if I bridged up to Damo, then one of the other Hampton boys would counter. I decided to wait till the last climb about a k from town. I hit them hard and got a little break. I was closing in on Damo, but couldnt get him, so I had to give one away there.
The Koala kept the group entertained as we waited for a few stragglers to catch up with his impersonation of a famous climb from a few years ago by Robbo......
|Gus after a big effort up Checkers Hill. He later took a very dubious KOM|
Buzz told me later that Manly continued to take the points in the afternoon ride, while Mike O'B, the Koala and I led the other group back. At the end of the 15k Gorge ride, Gus (who had done nothing all the way back), under threat from me that if he attacked after sitting in our draft for 30k, would be sledged in the blog if he took the last KOM/Sprint.
He will be a target for us tomorrow!
Last day tomorrow. 140k over Greenhill Road again and down to Algate/Willunga Hill
|Luke joining the Manly Boys today|
|Mike O' Brien adding to the depth of Manly riders|