Monday, June 29, 2009

Day14: A Fine Day - Van De Venterskraal & Toekomst

Today was great. We covered 2 stages (130km) from DeDoorns to Toekomst going past Van Der Venterskraal shortly after lunch. For a change the weather was perfect for riding, despite the chilly start.
The portage down a steep rocky kloof this morning was tiring but stunningly beautiful if you took some time to appreciate the beauty around you.

There was a price to pay this morning - a slashed tyre bead mean't changing the tyre for my spare. I just hope nothing else goes wrong.

The afternoon portage up & over the mountain was equally fantastic culminating in a 14km decent to the main district road below through what appears to be a large game farm.

Brett, Estelle, Erol & myself made good time along the district road sections.
Erol unfortunately took a spectacular fall this evening as we were hurtling down the road to Toekomst.

We were charging along the dirt road in the dark and Erol tried to avoid a rain washed rut, but too late and went flying over the bars !

Fortunately he was ok with only a bit of blood and dust to show for it.

Must get some sleep now - it's 12pm & our wakeup is 04:30am.

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