|A group powers away from the Silver Hill control.|
|Happy riders at the Kaoota control. Only one more hill to go.|
|Plentiful uphills means downhills in spades too.|
What was most remarkable was the speed of this year's event. The first rider was around he course in nine hours, including stops. The last rider was barely over 11 hours. Last year the last rider finished at 8.20pm, whereas this year I was on my way home by 6.30pm, which seemed a little early. The volunteer who was to run the second-two hour shift on the final control turned up just as the last rider was passing through .
|The Silver Hill control. Food and drink to satisfy the hungriest of riders.|
6907km so far this year.