So Fiona, Doug, myself and Carine headed off from home, met Malcom at Broadacres and then set off together to Teak Place. We rode via Lanseria and across country towards the top end of Beyers Naude to collect Chris who would join us from the Krugersdorp side.
Despite not discussing a meeting time with Chris and despite us having an interesting navigational discussion via cellphone about which of two 5km distant communication towers on the horizon he should head towards we finally met up along the way.
It was all going quite well until someone commented that their odometer was already registering 35km at Teak Places gate ! That meant that if we did the 21km route at Teak Place plus the 35km back home that our 60km fun ride would end up being about 91km - O crap !!! The distance is not the issue but rather that our minds had been prepared for 60km's, that the weather had cleared up and the temperature was soaring ever upwards towards 30 deg's. Also Teak Place's black route has a few stiff lung busting hills so the fun prospects were deteriorating rapidly.
PS: After taking a shortcut at Teak Place and another shortcut to get home we ended the day at 13:30pm on 85km. So what's a few km's between friends ?