December 6, 2010

Tour of Bright

Last weekend was the Tour of Bright and there were several Baums in attendance.  Tony Chandler placed 6th in Masters 4/5 in a time of 5:29 over the three stages, continuing his strong performances in Masters racing.  Phil on his Ristretto also rode well in his first Tour of Bright.  He and Matt (Corretto) were competing in C grade along with four other mates.  Laurie from Warrnambool was riding in Masters 4/5 with Tony and finished 53rd.  I chatted to him after the final brutal stage to the top of Hotham and he was pretty happy with his ride and definately happy with the bike.

I finished 67th and found the weekend a big learning experience.  I learned that racing in a bunch is a whole lot different to training in a bunch, that I need a lot more power and that Mt Hotham is big!