Well, i am feeling alot of muscle stiffness today much more than last year. My brother and his 2 mates all on roadies, went alot faster than my previous experiences with Gong ride. I climbed most hills minus the 2 super steep ones, at about 17km/h, sat on flats around 30-40km/h. It was the first time I took my new OCR C3 out for a big ride, pretty sore back/neck from the drop bars but much quicker. Same as every year, plenty of danger (bad riders, bad roads, wet roads, stupid hoons), bad weather, 2x punctures... but it is a spectacle seeing so many other cyclist around and a challenge/experience to be part of it. All in all, it is the typical Gong ride experience.