My support team, consisting of my wife and three kids were kind enough to drive me out to Fort Langley for the start of the ride. I was on my own to get home :)
A group of eight of us set off under cool but dry conditions. It was pretty cool to ride in a group to take advantage of some drafting. We had some spirited sprints and uphill bursts. I think everyone was enjoying the dry weather. We even tackled the fearsome Armstrong Hill, which I had been avoiding all year, never really feeling up to the challenge. I don't know if it was the 450 kilometres I had in my legs, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
@1luckybiker even made it through an entire ride without a flat!
I easily knocked out the remaining 51 kilometres I needed for the Rapha Festive 500. It was a nice way to wrap up my first year of serious cycling.
|Rapha Festive 500 complete!|