Monday, 16 March 2009

"toughest Argus in history"

"toughest argus in history" according to David Bellairs, co-director of race. Only 25,000 of 35,000 entrants pitched to ride.

you know you have problems when you are getting blown off your bike in the first 50 metres! Wind gusts of up to 140kms, average wind speed of 60kms and head and cross winds for 70% of race.

Scaffolding, toilets and marquees blown over. The number of serious injuries increased to 71, with 35 of those entrants having to be hospitalised. Carnage defines the 2009 race.

My fall came on chappies, about a third of the way down. Scary stuff.

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