15km of road, blustering headwinds, and the other competitors stood in the way of me and an Auckland and Counties Manukau Open Time Trial Champs U15 title for 2013.
Lining up for the start of the out and back course I was unaware of the building winds which would test me on the way back. I flew on the way out and dug deep of the way back, there was a sigh of relief when I finally crossed the finish line after battling the wind. After a warm down and watching the rest of the racing, prize giving was underway. I was called up and stood in first place, with a beaming smile and sore legs I felt proud and equally tired. Then home for a shower and a well earned nap.