Hotham was ace
We had a great time up at Hotham
The weather was perfect. Cool overnight, around 4 or 5 degrees, days were sunny and cool, which made for perfect riding conditions. Flinty, our Darth Vader crossover rider from the 11:53am-ers was the hard-arse of the weekend, he rode from Marouka to the summit of Mt Buffalo and back on Saturday, and PB'd Hotham from Harrietville on Sunday while the rest of us were flexing back at Dinner Plain basking in the glory of the day before. HAF! Shane Miller got KoM with a 1:25 climb, Karen Wiggins was QoM with a new pb by some 30 minutes. No-one rode to Omeo, no-one hit any cows, no crashes, no hangovers and all smiles for the weekend. We missed you, Neil! No-one cracked 100km/h.
Photos from the trip are here, thanks to Dino for taking most of the climbing shots.
I drove Dino's and Bev's cars for support for the weekend but did do some sprint work in the morning on Saturday and rode to Dinner Plain and back on Sunday, so got some use out of the bike I took up. We also did some cross-training on Saturday evening with the sprinters who came up, bounding up the Marouka stairs to the amusement of the enduros sitting inside after their climbs.
Special thanks to Bev and Donna and Rich and Alex for your help on the weekend with logistics and cooking and cleaning up!