I finally took the courage to take my bike riding to the next level. The Road Race.
Here's how the day panned out.
5:45 am - Get up, eat vanilla slice for breakfast. Drive 3 hours to Gunning.
9:00 am - Arrive at small Australian Country town.Buy coffee and ANZAC biscuit at local cafe. Ask for directions to show ground.
10:00 am - Get to hall, sign in. Forget my license, go back to car to get license. Realise the lady's talking about my racing license which I haven't received yet. Buy a race tag holder for the bike ($2.50), pin number to back and side. Head off to start.
10:15 am - Look for other women and hang around in their vicinity.
10:20 am - Get briefed about the "neutral zone" - the area where we're not racing, lead by our lead car to the "safe zone". More details here - http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/index.php/site/road
Racing Etiquette - know hows
Where to get Race Info (for NSW races)
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