The BCC was well-represented at the Blue Mountains Centurion this year! A fantastic time was had by all, and a lot of firsts and personal bests were won. From the outstanding finish of Paul M., to the first-time rides by Trish N. and Ivana, I think that people reached their goals and even surprised themselves!
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There are so many great stories that I'm afraid I'll forget someone if I attempt to tell them all.
The C-50mile was well attended. Petra and Christina Meynell both finished second in their age categories! Deanna (4th in her category) and Sage, Nick and Terri, and Laura all fought the wind and had impressive finishes. Laura had to fight it out alone, I think - amazing. Also doing the C-50 were Chris Mount, Marco Martinez, Keld, Josh, I'm sure I'm forgetting someone...
I rode the C-50 with a great group - Myself, Mel, Lana, Ivana, Trish N., Rami, and Dan decided to accompany us! Fun! We decided to stay together for the ride and form a tight paceline. We rode together for the whole time, regrouping at the top of the long climbs. We rode so well that we picked up a lot of appreciative hangers-on. At one point I turned around and realized we had a train of at least 2 dozen people tucked in behind us. We had so many nice compliments from peole who thanked us for pulling them along, and there was great cameraderie along the way. We pushed ourselves and it was a tough ride, but we weren't in it to race this year, and we worked well as a group. Trish N. just started riding this year, and this was a big triumph for her! Ivana only started riding with the club this year, and she was always one of the first up the hills! Rami and Dan did a good share of the pulling, and, as usual, Dan did a fantastic job of keeping everyone together. We crossed the finish line in a tight pack lookin' pro and feeling great.
The C-100s were amazing! Paul M. was first in with an absolutely stunning 50th-place finish over all and an average of 37.6km/hr! Close behind him were Patryk Biegalski, the secretly-speedy Steve Jones and Ian Mountfort, Simon Kelley, Charles Robba, Jason Shuker, Joe Coreia, Jeff Norman, Rob Jones, Nils, Jon Spira, Paul van Dongen, Steven Boake, Dave Adams, Bob Knight,... who am I forgetting? And, another outstanding finish - Tatiana and Brooke, who rode together and totally kicked ass! I didn't expect to see them so soon - they were amazing! Tatiana only just rode her first 100km a few weeks ago, then she pulled off this very difficult 100-mile ride in the wind!
At the finish line, we heard that there had been an accident 1km before the 100-mile finish. It was Andre. Apparently someone wasn't paying attention and rode into him! Please let us know how you're doing, Andre - we're all so worried about you. We heard that you have some nasty cuts, but we don't know much else.
Congratulations to everyone on their achievements! Please share your stories!
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