Friday, October 26, 2012

Croc Trophy - Day Eight

A brutal day!  Maytown to Laura seemed like a short stage, but the while only 80km in length - a relatively short day for the croc - the terrain more than made up for it.
Technical climbs.  Technical descents.  And sand - so much sand!  Nick estimates walking approximately 6km in deep sand during the course of today's arduous stage.

The slow going also introduces extra problems for racers - as the longer they are out there, the more chance it is that they have burned through their water and run low.  Nick reported feeling stressed with a bit of dehydration - but has got it all riding on tomorrow - the last stage!

We are still waiting on timing - but looks like Nick was again in around 15th.
One more day!

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