1st of May was a public holiday and it was great to go out on a long ride during a normal working week. 21 of us met for an awesome group ride that started from the BP at O'Reilly Merry street before we headed out to the Benoni outback.
|The group before the ride|
Fantastic strong group that was well matched. So awesome to ride with different people and have the continual banter and entertainment provided mainly by George.
First obstacle was a little river crossing and after a bit of hesitation we all got our feet wet, some braver then others - riding through the rocky riverbed and a few choosing to walk it out. Below of some photos of the ride:
|Greg wetting his nice white shoes|
|Clint's new Ghost gliding over the water|
|Jaco - ex roadie|
|Gary riding a real bike once again|
|George showing the youngsters how it is done|
|Tuck and roll when approaching thick sand|
|George at his best after going round the locked gate to the quarry|
|Birthday boy Paul had to be different|
|Heading down into towards the quarry|
It has been a great week of riding, starting on Sunday, we did a ride to Modders and back (incl. airport trees) 98km. There were 4 of us that rode Greg, Eddie, Milton and I. Few tumbles but good riding all-round. The next day Greg, Dee and I went for a chilled 56km to loosen the legs.
Sani2C starts in less then 2 weeks so our preparation is pretty much done now, few more medium rides and then we can relax until the 3 days of madness begins.