Thursday, October 16, 2008
Less than a week to go and I will be in a four wheel drive, just like in the above photo.
What an amazing experience it will be.
Mareeba to Cape Tribulation... the long way.
The riders will each cover around 1300 kilometers in 9 days. I will be happy to do it in the airconditioned comfort of a support vehicle!...
I am so excited to get the chance to see the race 'up close' this year... it is almost like getting a chance to be in a support car at Paris-Roubaix. Reading the race reports from John Flynn last year gave me goosebumps. I can only begin to imagine what it will be like to actually be on the sidelines of this tough outback race. The scenery, of course, will be spectacular. But I am also very keen to see how each of the riders deal with the race in their own way.
Each of the competitors will be facing their own tough personal challenges. Regardless of whether they are a previous TDF stage winner, or a previous winner of the world solo MTB champs, or just out there for the experience of completing the Croc, every rider will be confronting some of their fears, and finding their own induvidual ways to stay motivated and encouraged to continue.
It will be an awe-inspiring 9 days.