Wow, we arrived in Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve just before 7 on a chilly morning with the temperature outside the car at -5 degrees. Not knowing what to expect Greg and me eagerly followed Clint on our first ride around the reserve. Clint said it would be tough and it sure was - 1200m of climbing in 57km. There were no flats like we are used to riding in the outskirts of Benoni, it was either up or down. It was a fantastic yet painful experience, the reserve was lovely we saw lots of game and there road was pretty much only used by cyclists. Our legs took a hamering and I used all 30 of my gears. Great to have Clint as our guide - he let us know in advance what to expect and was supportive all the way.
|After a cappuccino to warm us up, the boys are ready to go.|
|Yup one of the 'small hills' we were down there at one stage..(you can see Clint isn't sweating yet)|
|At least the views were good near the top of the climb|
|Greg didn't care about the view here.|
Edited a few minutes of the ride on the headcam below..