So here are some photos from the epic 7hr workout. Look how neat and tidy the group is pre workout. Not the same at the end, sweatier, dirtier from 6:30hrs of road dust and gels carbo drink, rain and all stores of everything depleted. It was not a pretty sight at the end.
I always ride with a helmet as it is so important for safety while training. However I made an exception to my rule as we were on a quiet road climbing in 32'C weather travelling at maximum 18km/hr. We suited up with helmets, gloves and more clothing for the decent down the volcano.