Road Ride 4:15:04  125.4 km (29.5 kph)
shoes: Giant Defy
Camping for the weekend, thought I would take a second attempt at riding down there after bailing at the 100km mark last time.
Conclusion: it is a shit ride.
There is about 95km of flat grind to get to the base of the hills, the last bit of that into an eternal easterly, then a long climb on legs that really aren't interested. If Rach had come past at teh same point as last time I would have happily climbed off the bike again.
It is not until the last 20kms that the ride was actually enjoyable, by which time I was knackered anyway. The last 8kms were gravel that was surprisingly fun on the roadie, the back stepped out a few times and I descended like a chicken but more interesting than slogging down the freeway path.
Still, I made it, and felt less guilty about stuffing my face all weekend as a result.