|Elevation profile: not for the faint-hearted|
|"I can't believe you talked me into this"|
Miles 4-6.2: 6:36, 6:26, 6:42 and 5:57 to finish
I round the turn out near the zoo and wave to Rob as I see him on the high side of the road; he gives me a grin and a thumbs-up, which I interpret as a free pass to do whatever I like (twin telepathy is good like that) so I step up the pace ever-so-gently. I have a very good idea of what's coming up and it includes some very unpleasant uphills, but my killer instinct has been ignited and I want to see if I can catch some of these girls ahead.
|With the usual retinue of guys trailing me|