Coming off the HR you did great! Good to have your pulls on the way back - we always need more 'tank engines' for the transits! Since these rides are generally WATT (wait at the top) , they are great for any vertical capability - and the top is seldom more than 5km away! (Unlike HR where it could be a mountain away!) So - differently than Alps we get similar vertical , but packed into more climbs-per-trip.
Thanks Pete for organizing and being my tour guide. I enjoyed it despite my initial issues with the weather. All in all I ended up with about 190km. I think I will listen to the smart ones and stop riding home some time soon. At the moment, I can need the long base training.
Enjoy your weekend, everybody,
Norman (aka the vertically challenged)