Good morning Victor Harbour!
Pretty hard to wake to, I know...
It's was the first of our guest rider stage and we welcomed 18 riders to our team. I was in the lead peloton this morning and we where running late to get Mark Beretta to the Sunrise morning cross. We "dropped the hammer" to ride 48kms through heavy head and side winds. The heart rate was definitely high. We did our tv cross and took some footage for the documentary that will be shown on New Year's Day. Enough time for a muffin and a coffee and we were back on the bike towards Meningie.
Arriving in Meningie, the locals lined our entrance. Many happy faces to greet us and talk to. I had a great chat for about an hour to local guy a,ed Gordon. He told me all about the town and people who lived here, the history of the lake and the local football teams. He loved to hear about what we have been doing and what is in store for us for the next 8 days. It was a real privilege to have this time to spend with the community.
Cube cap was on my head from the moment I arrived till I got back to the cabin for a shower.
Time for dinner, and we were blown away by the effort that went into accommodating us. The food was delicious and the entertainment was great! We had the local auctioneer come in and auction some donated items. Amazing items at even more amazing prices... e.g. A plate of 14 locally make cream puffs sold for $750! All going straight to TdC.
The night was amazing and can't wait to do it all again tomorrow!