Time to ride. My heart beats. The sound of the ratchet on my shoes raises the intensity of my heartbeat. I grasp my water bottles and head down the stairs and my breathing quickens. To ride. Two hours, 50.4 kms, no effort, sheer enjoyment, the amazing time worm which makes the whole thing seem like 10 minutes. I am deep in the groove, 262 kms into the challenge, 13% done, 26 days to go.