RIP Mike Hall….
For me, today had started as a sunny day…with the excitement of watching some dots on a screen avoiding work, as they worked their way to the finish line….i would have loved to have been able to spin through the National Park, awaiting the race leaders, alas work was unavoidable…
Tiredness from lack of sleep fed with coffee, having watching the dots overnight…the “when will the reach Sydney” anticipation..
Eagerly awaiting to possibly catch the riders as they went almost past our house, and straight past my workplace and cheer them on.
I’m sometimes considered crazy, however these guys are the ones cycling from Perth to Sydney, the hard way…unsupported, along the dead straight Nullarbor, then the Alps etc
Mike had been in second place for most of the race it is current at Day 13, and he kept the race alive and exciting over the past few days taking the race lead a few times as it snaked its way through the Victorian Alps region.
Whilst I didn’t know you personally Mike, we certainly feel we got to know you, your battle with Kristoff and the interviews in the race videos keeping us animated and on the edge of our seats.
Unfortunately you didn’t get to see Sydney or the finish line….