Monday, October 20, 2008

2008 Grand Challenge

Just a quick post here to say that the

2008 Grand Challenge is all over and I managed to get there in the end!

The route was reasonably tough this year and took me to a few places where I'd never been and the weather certainly added another element to the challenge.

Perhaps because of this of the 104 people who registered for the ride, 30 did not finish.  This includes those that crashed out, broke down and pulled out due to weather or knowing that they would not have enough time to complete the run.

One who did not finish due to a crash was a riding friend, Steve.  Steve had a low speed fall on Route 52 north of Wimbledon.  Luckily he got away with a broken collarbone and is now resting at home.  It certainly was not nice coming around the corner and seeing him sitting on the side of the road with his bike over the bank.  Get well Steve and I hope the 'busa is not in too bad condition.

That's about all for now - I'll do a more detailed write-up for the website at some stage.

More pictures here.

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