My 2nd hardest day on the bike ever, and only because it was shorter than yesterday. Another 5 cold hours in the saddle as the heavens open up. We were running late to all appointments because of the rain and flats.
Found the reason for my 2 flat tyres yesterday and the one this morning - a very sharp piece of metal was in the rubber. I had hoped to go the whole way on my GatorSkins but alas they let me down. It is no fun changing a tube in the freezing rain, especially with the rest of the team shivering around you waiting.
Bright point of the day was the police escort from Deer Park into Federation Square. We are welcomed by Tim Costello who put up us with being quite late. Off to the ferry early in the morning.