As requested by the Alpine Cycling Club, we left Bright early to find a spot on the hill, drove to Hotham but couldn't find COFFEE.....so went back to a spot I thought might be good for both taking pics and for being a spectator, and then wished I had packed some warm gloves.
Hubby sat in the car with a heater and the paper and I sat on the road.......all riders seemed happy to be 3km from the end of the Mountain.
Here are quite a few pics from the Hotham stage. As mentioned previously I will have full galleries by the end of the weekend as time is hard to find.
|Hotham (Pic taken on the way Home on the Monday)|
|A grade lead bunch had to contend with really poor visibility|
|The later bunches didn't have such a problem|
|Jarryd Jones showing MTB skills|
|Posing for the camera...........(It is low oxygen up here isn't it?)|
|Team Kosdown fought all the way to the end.|
|With pain face|
|You can see my hubby in the car.....nice and cosy|
|Broken spokes....running to the top|
|It was a real battle in Masters 6+ Wayne Hildred and Malcolm Dow|
|Justin Mollison took out the overall MMAS6+|
|Giant Celtic riders again well represented.|
|The battle in Womens A grade was to the wire......Miranda Griffith (Team Holden winning overall by less than 1/10th of a second)|
|Fully escorted to the top in womens A Grade|
|Jim Taylor, like all the officials, smiling on the way past|
|It was a long tough climb up|
|and a fast spin down!|
|He got out of the car!|
|Convoy back down the mountain|
|The sag wagon right at the back of the field.|