Team Cobra9 managed a solid showing in the new look Noosa Century course, with 2 riders finishing in the lead bunch of about 20. With a ride time of 4hrs 13 mins and an average speed of a little over 37kph, a good workout was had by all.
The new section west of Noosa, through the hills of Pomona, Cooroy and Kenilworth added another dimension to the ride. “Restaurant Hill”, was a noticeable omission on the run home via Bli Bli and out to Marcoola on the coast. The bunch that formed in the first 80 hilly kilometres hung together through the final run up the coast and crossed the line relatively intact.
A few of us were musing after the race that a finish on top of the Noosa hill at the round-about at the Reef Hotel would add the icing to an otherwise perfect course….