Managed to crack the 500 myself this year, after only making it half way last year.
The most difficult part for me last year was finding the time to ride. I managed to get time off this year, which made that much easier.
However it was still more difficult than I had expected. Backing up a big effort day after day was more tiring than I'd anticipated.
Once again, in awe of the pro-peleton and their stage race efforts. Insane.
All finished up as well. Had to pull out a 156k on the second last day to be sure of completion. Nice base for the month of January. Now to keep up the ks.