A good friend of the Team, Paul Erasmus phoned me from the trail last night. He got news from the support crew that Albert and John split up and that John almost got lost in the dark alone. He wanted to check if they were okay.
|Paul Erasmus on the 2010 Ride to Rhodes|
Paul started with the FNB Home Loans team, but left them around day three, carrying his bike up a mountain. Since then he has been making ground at a phenomenal pace. He spent four tough days alone on the road. Saturday and Sunday, he managed a 19 and 17 hour shift respectively with Martin Dreyer and John Croasdale. His current position is 8th, with only a handful of big names in front of him. Well done Paul, and good luck with the next couple of days.
Steve Burnett, a previous Freedom Challenger sent me this photo. It does not need any explanation.
|Steve Burnett, Freedom Challenge 2008|
The FNB Home Loans Team travelled from Toekomst to Bucklands today, and will tackle the final section of the Karoo to Hadley tomorrow. Here are the profiles: