Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Day 16 - All downhill from here, till tomorrow

The FNB Home Loans Team had to navigate some really technical downhill sections to reach Cambria this afternoon. At 101km it was certainly not an easy day.

"Today the tour headed back into the mountains to the Baviaans. Its sort of like our version of the Tour de France heading into the Pyrenees, except without drugs."

John seemed to be a bit slower on the straights, but catch up quickly with the rough stuff. Eleven river crossings later, he was leading the pack.

They are still stuck with intermittent cellphone reception, and John's MTN phone could not send through his photos of the day. Hope to receive and post them tomorrow.

"Yesterday's ride took us past our first shop since Hofmeyr"

Albert, on Vodacom, took a picture of August Carstens as he came speeding by. He doubled up and left them at the support station. Craig and Joan phone them from a couple of kilometers back. They will not make the Support Station by nightfall and decided to camp out in the bush tonight.

The plan for tomorrow is to push through to Willowmore, doubling up on pace to finish a couple of days earlier. Cold weather and strong North Westerly winds could slow them down.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for the photo and news much apreciated, as the boskind travels free...