I can hardly believe tomorrow is the last day of the Absa Cape Epic. The week has gone by in a flash and a blur and I’m saying that after more than 7 hours on the bike each day. It has been an amazing experience and to think it all comes down to finishing 1800m of climbing in 69km is a bit daunting, we should do it in time, bit the last day could make or break your event.
So here is to positive thoughts, Bennetts Baby Bum Crème and good legs to carry my tired and sore body over the Gantouw pass and on to Lourensford wine estate to become a Absa Cape Epic finisher.
After the killer stage yesterday most people struggled with tired legs and my Diesel engine took longer than usual to kick in, only after 7hours did it fully function again – uhm oh yes, we took 7:01 to finish today..
Thanks for everyone that came out in support today, Howard, Willie, Sammy, Shireen, Jan and Marius. To see familiar faces at a water point and at the finish really lifts one to push on. Although today was tough the single track we rode made up for all the suffering as we made use of the opportunity to have some good fun out on the bike (to then be follow by an uphill again).
Looking forward to riding into Lourensford tomorrow and catching up with some more mates and to conclude this epic journey.
Have a great Sunday and hold thumbs please that we make it to the otherside.