|Pre Buffalo Breakfast|
The Musketeers set out to tackle
via Towango Gap, a 200km cycle with over 80kms of relentless climbing. The weather seemed favourable, so no rescue missions this year…better luck next time I guess. Mount Buffalo
|Brenton attaching his 'Go Pro' Cam for the day ahead.|
What the Musketeers missed out on last year was the descent down Buffalo... This was their day. As it turns out, Todd and Andy are fearless kamikazes, flying down the massive descent at speeds that would make Mark Webber flinch. Andy, clearly using the descent to shake out the last of his recklessness before fatherhood in a few months, went ‘no hands’ for most of the way down…. mental.
The last section of the ride was the climb back up to Falls Creek. This was a very testing 30km as the team was completely spent from the days efforts. They managed to complete this section in around 1hr 45min, except Todd, who (without a second thought) powered up the 30km climb in 1hr 23mins. The total ride time was approx 8hrs.
Back at the ranch, the priority was food, and lots of it. Steak, Rice, Salad, Ratatouille and plenty of water…then bed.
This morning the Musketeers rolled out of bed and into the sauna to prepare their muscles for the day ahead.
Today’s plan is for a long run. Heading out across the Alpine Way and to Bogon High Plains, this 35km run will be off road, technical, and all at elevation.
As soon as the run is complete, the Musketeers will be donning the wetsuits for a swim session in the (very cold) lake.
Will keep you posted.
All for one….