KAMILS 2018 – DAY 1 & 2
2018 Ride to Conquer Cancer
The morning felt good and the team gelled pretty quickly with riders working out the best places to be in the peloton if you could call it that. Didn’t hear too many comments regarding riders Sphincter’s but wait until tomorrow that will be another story to tell.
DAY 1 – Kalgoorlie to Bullabulling Mine Site
MEET THE SPONSORS!
This is our third year riding so we thought it was important to visit our Goldfields Sponsors. Thanks to all our sponsors who have donated to our worthy cause.
Prior to leaving Kalgoorlie, we caught up with our fellow MAMIL Rider “Ron Ellis”.
We left Kalgoorlie around 12:30 pm and made our way to Bullabulling mine site for the night. The ride itself was pretty good with the team forming riding etiquette to ensure the less than season riders understood the key points of riding in a group.
Approximately 15km from Bullabulling our ride Captain Wayne “The Man” Heald suffered a cramp. This was not just your average cramp it could be compared to losing a leg or walking over 100m of hot burning coals, it was absolutely a priority one case for the RFDS to consider.
We are so lucky he manned up and pedalled through the pain. The average rider or even anyone on the Tour de France would have stopped and called for a medic it would likely be a career-ending injury. Wayne, you are a winner and we all think you are awesome.
Laurie – Camp Manager made us feel welcome and a hot shower and great meal prepared earlier by Vella topped off the day.
Average Speed: 26 km/per hour
Weather Conditions: Tail Wind and Cool
Sphincter Facto Scale: 5
Fly Factor: Ok with the constant breeze
Quote for the Day: If you suffer from a cramp, you need SALT……. Lincoln Legend.
DAY 2 – Bullabulling – Southern Cross 160km
All up at 5:00am and on our steeds by 6.30am Vella cooked an awesome meal last night (You’re on a winner Jeffery, she’s a keeper mate) and we had that heated up and it was awesome.
Left – Lincoln Legend Right – Debbie (QOM) Gavan (La Fixie) Jeff – Lone Ranger
Last night as a team we spoke about the 160km and we were all a little bit apprehensive. For some in the team this is going to be their longest ride, would they make it, how much is this going to hurt and most of all as a Team can we get everyone across the line in Southern Cross.
The morning felt good and the team gelled pretty quickly with riders working out the best places to be in the peloton if you could call it that. Didn’t hear too many comment regarding riders Sphincter’s but wait until tomorrow that will be another story to tell.
It was mostly flat until 100km out of Southern Cross then the hills become undulating and a number of riders (Not Chadel) had to dig deep to maintain the group speed. With the wind at our backs we were pumping it and everyone was still in high spirits. We arrived in Southern Cross around mid-afternoon. At the end of this day, those riders in our group who hadn’t ridden that long in the saddle had a new appreciate for “Butt Cream”.
Average Speed: 29km
Weather Conditions: Blessed again awesome Easterly.
Sphincter Facto Scale: 7 ½
Quote for the Day: Let’s try rotation Wayno……Nope – Paul – BMX Dancer