Round 8 to cut a long story short went much the same was as round 7. With the exception being that I was extremely tired from the MTB enduro a few days earlier.
And so it went. Ride the inner circuit feeling fine.
Go up the road to bring back the break.
Catch said break, only to see thirteen riders make the jump.
Hang onto the break.
Look over shoulder to find main bunch nowhere to be seen.
Finally drop off lead group.
Solo for ages.
Catch a few stragglers and a dropped A/B rider.
Solo to finish in about 9th/10th.
Not chasing the breaks in round 9, to see how I get on with fresher legs.
|Far left in the safety of the bunch|