Congrats on the longest account of this year’s race. A good 5 hours of typing in this one, Ed.

Heading into the cloud the sidewind was terrific and, with the bike on the shoulder acting as a sail and the 45 degree slope, forward momentum was tricky. Add in some bracing horizontal rain and it was a truly visceral experience – at one point I started to laugh and was met with a few blank stares so stopped pretty quickly and I trudged on.

Read it here if you have a bit of time to spare