Finding my line is all well and good
but it does not help to flood
my lungs with the oxygen I so desperately need
to feed my blood
so I can soar away from the pain and succeed
rather than bleed and sink gasping
grasping for some hope and some sign
of a glorious descent
and the line drawn by another
Mustering for the start with our destination in view.
Exiting the forest on the lower slopes
The ascent in worsening conditions
About halfway of the ascent complete.
This needs to be descended at speed.
Conditions at the summit turnaround point.
Unleash the demon. The Kamikaze Goat winds up for a sub 6 through the turns.
Approaching the final road section back to Brodick.
At the finish, spent, but still pushing a sub 7 min mile pace.