Upping the Training
As we were driving up to Barrington Tops, the heaven's opened and rain pelted the car. It was looking like it would be a wet, cold and tiring three days.
The plan was to set up at the camp site and meet up with Jason English and Jamie Vogele for the initial climb up the mountain.
The second day was mainly hill training and we climbed the mountain several times; interestingly, my times improved as I settled into the task of climbing and started to build a comfortable rhythm. We did explore a few tracks off the side of the mountain and our curiosity was rewarded with insanely steep climbs to return to the main fire road.
On our final day, we arranged to join up with Jason English again and on the Link Track a snapped chain added to our misery. We missed our meeting with Jason and after constructing an arrow to point him in the right direction we continued on. Shortly after, Jason had caught up with us and was soon driving the pace up as we skirted the top of the mountain. The rain began to fall once again and the temperature plummeted but trying to keep in touch with Jason kept some semblance of heat in the body.
We were tired and dirty but happy. It had been a great weekend and one we would love to repeat in the near future.