Good stuff! I’ve been planning on doing it at some point, so it was good to read about your experience.
I had to laugh when I read this: “A much tougher route than I had anticipated.” I know most sections of it well, as they are all parts of my local rides. To give folk an idea of how much climbing there is though, it has more than double that of the Bear Bones 200 (6400m compared to 3000m)!
Congratulations and well done. You’ve put me to shame 😳 …
I’ve been putting this off and coming up with all kinds of excuses but non worth sharing (apart from how do you keep your Garmin going for that long ?). I know the whole route well and I’ve pieced together some good long epics myself that take some effort (none as long as that mind !) but I’ve always got an excuse not to do the 200 !