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My first Gran Fondo ride

I had no idea what I was signing up for when I registered for the 160km ride at the Noosa Sports Festival. I hadn’t ridden anywhere near that far before and my training regime over the last few months certainly didn’t warrant any special recognition, so my expectations for yesterday’s race ranged anywhere from collapsing in a puddle of sweat and Gatorade at the 3h mark to barely teetering over the finish line before collapsing in a puddle of sweat and Gatorade. In the end there was no collapsing, just a 5 hour battle with leg cramps, insane motorists and dehydration, and I can’t wait to do it again. Continue reading “My first Gran Fondo ride”