eden hills roll out 0700hrs. sweep by the doctors and tour in tandem to belair road junction. message from the flank signals dutch is rolling from ANZAC ridge to the rendezvous. ETA 35min. 15 klicks to roll new belair. panoramas spectacular. downhill at pace. onward to fullarton glen osmond intersector. lyrca in numbers counted. a small battalion on the move to distant tours of duty. quick recce of the ATM and the 'wide boys' descend for some smokkeling. head north dequeteville hackney high and sweepers into melbourne street shuffle. rusty dave is hopping curbs and seeking dirt and a drop. noel throws out lycra lines benefits vs obligations. tour north adelaide roll montefiore. right into memorial drive for some flatland hustle, rusty in the dirt at point. wier. bike path. dodge strollers and barkers. tight pack descends on narrowing course. hand signals no to be ignored or some old timer wears a michellin pattern. at pace collect and drive to the beachead. henley cafe long blacks whites and stiff chocolate muchos. rusty retreats to pack and retrieve commrades. the group heads north coastal. the wind glassing. the tour sweeps tennyson and semaphores. largs pier. outer harbour tree lined loop of asphalt. noel deflating wide boys need air for the tail wind tallys and shifts to a southerly beckoning a new frontal assault. at 58 we retreat hewind now constant. discussions issue of industrial design form over function and type face benefits of tiling over tight kerning. take on rations and more caffeine and carrot cake. roll the torrens and parade to croydon bunching keeping the wideboy tucked in. back street sortee. traffic minimal. south road brewery and backstreets to the wheatsheaf. noel retires form the homeward takes on fluid and puts up the standard issue cleats. observe rememberence from the beer googles. lager. smokkelaars trois maintain momentum and cruise. mile end stop for puncture possible. push on to the ANZAC legend and observe the rituals of traffic. winston calls in and van dutch drops offline and the cross roads and heads solo back to the ridge via the eagle. doc and skipper quieten down and grind out the last 10. shepherds hill bites hard. at 92 klicks we call it a day. feed and water solo. thanks lads. all respect to the diggers. the legend is alive. the true ANZAC spirit.