It has been a great few weeks of riding - last weekend we went to Heidelberg and yesterday we had a great ride via Sentrarand. On both rides we did new routes that I have not done before. Awesome rides with great company. Heidelberg ride we went to the Telkom tower and then to Wimpy for a breakfast via the army camp. Was pretty shocking the lack of security as we rode through the army camp and then went out the main gate. It did however bring back some memories going across the parade ground (I begrudgingly did 2 years military prescription in 1987-1988).
Ashley and Graham (the 2017 ABSA Cape Epic contenders) did the radio tower a couple of times whilst the rest of us mere mortals were stuffing our faces with Wimpy's finest. On the way back, the group split into two and I toggled in between the A and B batch, eventually sticking to the B batch after being finally dropped by the A batch :-)
|'no tools Marius' getting help from the group|
|After a bit of bush whacking (my fault) we found the track to the tower..|
|The bunch at the top of the Telkom tower hill|
|Muddy route under the highway (wasn't me)|
|Was only a piece of wire holding the gate together to get into the army camp|
|The slog back|
|Becky and I were pretty dead on the way home...|
|Fast wide open spaces coming back from Sentrarand|
Bench warmers are back - yes after six months on the bench we managed to get Greg and Hansie back on their bikes. Paul is yet to join us but he got his bike serviced last week and Strava says he went for a ride on the weekend (just need to verify if it was on a dirt bike or MTB).
|Greg, Wayne and Becky having the customary Mug and Bean coffee.|