Grafton to Inverell One Day Classic
The final event on the 2012 National Road Series Calendar was the 220km Grafton to Inverell One Day Classic. With our bikes and gear packed we set off on a solid day’s travel of flights and car transfers eventually reaching Grafton later in the evening. It wasn’t an ideal time of the day to go for a ride however Nathan and I opted to build our bikes and go for a short ride, it was good to spin out the legs and do some exercise after a full day of sitting down in cars and planes. With the ride out of the way we joined the rest of the team at the local pub for an enjoyable meal capping off the day nicely. Pre-race day began with a training ride with the boys followed by a visit to the coffee shop, the weather was a very warm 30-35degrees, a bit of a change to the weather back home in Gippsland. A relaxing afternoon checking our bikes and preparing our race food was enough to keep us busy before we got an early night ahead of the big race.