Stage 1- Flat me @rse
173km with 1218m ascent at average of 31.6 km/h. Ouch
I headed out the road to Castleisland at 42km/h knowing I was going too fast. Four and a half hours later I was still with the lead group of twelve. I knew I was going well when I looked around and saw I was the only one around me who didn’t have shaved legs! Kinda like that time in MCR ,when I went for a drink in Canal Street. The result was the same- 5 minutes later I was all alone, sweating and confused. The last 40km/h I did by myself.