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A High Wait:Ride Ratio - Kiwi Brevet 2014

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The 2014 edition of the Kiwi Brevet seems like a good enough excuse to break out into the world of blogging again I suppose...

Before I get into this I should fill y'all in - I've been waiting for the 2014 KB since about three days after completing the 2012 edition. Having read John's blog of the original Kiwi Brevet in 2010, I'd been really keen to see how the route felt in the original anti-clockwise direction (the 2012 route I completed was run clockwise). Also, with a natural inclination towards the endurance side of things, events like the Kiwi Brevet are about as far up my alley as you're likely to get without dinner and a movie.

One thing John touched on back in 2010 was the idea of riding the KB course quickly - minimal stopping time, no long lunch breaks, and not particularly social. I absolutely love a tough challenge, so this idea stuck in my head...

My planning was reasonably comprehensive, and I began acquiring equipment for the ride in about February …