For some, Cup Weekend means horses and dresses that are rather tight,
For others, it means the annual THB camp held up in Bright.
Bags, and more importantly bikes, are packed into our cars,
Along with a mammoth amount of food, DISC wheels and aero bars.
A rest stop at Oxley is naturally required given the berrylicious bounty,
A sense of homecoming then ensues as you pass Myrtleford, Porepunkah and other small counties.
A mad dash to throw on some kit and get ready for a roll,
The sun was shining and the small tap up Buffalo did not take a toll.
Our good fortune continued as we conquered Mount Hotham under blue sky,
#wymtm was the hashtag as we recovered with coffee and chai.
Wombats, kangaroos and cockatoos kept us company during the Rose White loop,
And the descent down Tawonga on dry roads was definitely a hoot!
The camp would not be complete without a team huddle and gourmet BBQ,
Tender eye fillet and scrumptious salads were enjoyed beneath the campfire hew.
The guns were then out as the back of Tawonga got a hit out,
Followed by the TT, the legs were burning – without a doubt!
Our final day saw us put some money in the bank as we had one more climb,
Thankfully we knew that Bright Velo was open and we would get there in time.
For most, the next return will be the infamous Tour of Bright,
When your legs are in top condition and you climb to new heights.
May those who are racing enjoy each moment and stage,
It is truly a right of passage and where a cycist comes of age.
A big thank you to all who were involved over the last few days,
We could not have done it without you and happily sing you praise.
For now though we all need to recover and sleep,
So that on our next Beach Road session we do not creep…
Until next time,
Ride with a Smile, Ride with a Purpose, Ride in the Moment,