Once tolls were paid the climb began. With a facial breeze and no protective peleton, the climb was slow, but hard yards are required if Mengler's is going to be conquered in 3 weeks time!
I dipped my hat to the Eagle and proceeded towards Lofty. It wasn't as big as I thought it was going to be, as it was my first jaunt up to Lofty, but the climb to the Eagle covered a fair majority of the vertical. The view was great, many internationals snapping away.
Greenhill was the way home and the avg speed picked up considerably with more braking than pedaling. No cars behind, so observing the speed limit recommendations on corners was crucial as I speed down, eyes watering voluntarily.Normality resumed at the bottom of Greenhill with the slight downhill making cruising home a pleasure.
Av 22.8 km ph
Dist 43.3 km
Time 1 h 54m
Ascent Stats (when more stats are never enough)
Av 16.9 km ph
Dist 21.2 km
Time 1 h 15m