I’m thinking of doing it*, just wondering if anybody else has done it** or will be doing it and would like to express their thoughts. My only goal will be to stay in front of the sag wagon and cross the finish line.
On my fix-ay, because I am one roadie short of a peloton.
** I think the event has been done before…maybe.
Amy’s Gran Fondo has received approval from Union Cycliste Internationale of the event being included as one of the 12 global qualifier events under UCI’s new UWCT series.
With this new series, the International Cycling Union targets well trained amateurs that is consistent with the tradition of Gran Fondo.
Accordingly, this provides;
• an opportunity for amateur cyclists to compete for a World Championship rainbow jersey
• for 12 qualifier events in 3 continents – Amy’s Gran Fondo confirmed as one of these and the first in the 2012 calendar
• the top 25% in each age category qualify to compete in the UWCT Final to be held in Belgium in 2012
• international exposure and prestige for those that take part and for Victoria as leading global special events destination
• for all results to be displayed on the UCI website
i imagine it’s more scary driving up Skenes than riding up it. it’s a favourite of car enthusiasts, and also the easy road to the Otway Fly Walk. (and by easy, i mean the direct road instead of going around the bottom and clockwise from the GOR adding an hr or so)
Very. I’d say about 50% of my ride was raining and it was mighty cold. I saw a couple of riders at refreshment stops with blankets looking damn near hypothermic. Lots of unprepared people. My shorts bib, two jerseys and arm warmers were not really enough, but if you kept moving and ignored the sogginess, it was a great ride (my first ever that long)