Being invited onto Supercycling together with Tim James was an unexpected bonus. Then flying down to the start in Tim's plane the next day was a real treat. While Tim snacked on some lunch and took in the view, Skinny got to earn his real pilot's stripes. Of course I just got bundled into the back of the small plane together with Tim's highly strung carbon racing steed and all the baggage - charming! I was a bit worried when Tim told him to line it up on the runway as we approached PMB but thankfully he took over the controls in the nick of time.
So now we're at the start a day early and will probably head out on the route tomorrow to see some of the other riders as they tackle day 1. Only one more day to go then we're off!