Today was the second guest rider stage and the longest ever guest rider tour stage that TdC has had to date. 180kms of pretty long, flat and straight roads.We left Meningie this morning after breakfast at the golf club and a round of a hole in one competition. No one won the $100 that was on offer,but there were plenty of attempts. We said goodbye to Seb, who is an amazing bloke and very inspirational person. We will miss having him for the rest of the tour. Good luck with all things in the future Mate!
As we rolled of the start line, it started to rain... With five other riders I was leading the group for the first part of the morning. It was cold and very wet by the time we reached morning tea. Not a lot of chatter in the group during the rain, just a lot of concentrating riders.
The sun started to peak out as we got to our lunch destination and really lifted the spirits of the bunch! We waited for the other petitions to roll in and we chatted with some of the locals who had come out to see us. There was a little girl who was very excited to see us and even more excited when Mark signed her cast for her.
W had great weather for the rest of our journey for the day. The chit chat was back to normal and I got a chance to have a good conversation with a few of our guest riders. It will be sad to see some of them go tomorrow morning, but they may be back for more in another years time...
We arrived in Bordertown this afternoon and the temperature had dropped quite quickly as we got closer to the finish. Plenty of high fives for all after a pretty long tough day in the saddle. A warm shower and some comfy clothes were in order, once our chores had been done.
Cube hat on for yet another afternoon!
Dinner was put on by the local football club and it was delicious.
I've had a cider every night so far and I don't intend on stopping if they are available. It is the perfect treat after a long day on the saddle! Crazy Kenny was our host for the evening and I'm not really sure what he was talking about for half the night... Doesn't matter, cause it was a great night anyway.
Back to the hotel now, ready for bed. Just hung my washing up around the room to try and get it dry. Sleeping on a fold out couch tonight so could be interesting... Hopefully I get a good night sleep for tomorrow's ride. 170kms tomorrow.