Congratulation to Bernie on completing the Ötztaler Radmarathon glad to hear that you enjoyed the day. I was impressed by your time of 11:30 for an event which covers 238km with 5500m of climbing, good to hear that you managed Timmelsjoch (max. 14 %; 1,759 m altitude gain; 28.7 Km) without any “unscheduled stops”. I estimate your average speed to have been 20.7 Km/h (12.8mph), which puts my average speed of 22.8 Km/h (14.2 mph) over 99 Km (which I thought was good) the same day into perspective. This just leaves me with one question, did you see any cows in the Kühtai tunnel?