No funnily enough I haven't done that much since. Running is more of a preference so I tend to lean more towards that.
That said, I'm being tempted by a duathlon in November which is based at Box Hill - the Box Hill BallBuster! Like you say though, strong winds and less than pleasant conditions might make it less appealing...
Well, it seems a while back now but fond memories remain. I loved the whole event despite having neither ideal preparation nor fuelling, and perhaps blasting off a bit too quick at the start and paying for it on the hills.... :-)
How about you? Are you in the ballot for next year?
Hi - funnily enough just thinking of updating you as I've been out on the route twice now...
Box Hill is the easiest of the three climbs in my opinion - nothing too steep, just goes on a bit. The Newlands Corner approach and Leith Hill are definitely challenging although I made it up OK. What's your gearing like?
My start time is 7:02 - bit of an early one isn't it!