This was in prepartion for the Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa which I did in 2014 in memory of Jaco Strydom. In May 2014, my wife Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer. This blog will be tracking my effort and preparation to raise R100,000 for Breast Cancer by doing the Big Ride form Beit Bridge to Bloubergstrand for Breast Cancer, a distance of 3,500 kilometres, which I plan to do in April 2016. I am also doing this in memory of my son who died in a cycling accident on 20/01/2015.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Trans Baviaans oefenrit
Three of our Trans Baviaans team were scheduled to do a training ride today. Unfortunately Rob over slept and then had problems with his bike, so only Danie and myself got going at 07:00. The idea was to get some climbing in with a fair proportion of district roads included. The first bit of climbing was Hillcrest. That was followed by a ride across the"green corridor" to Meerendal where we went up Dorstberg, which was the last hill in the Absa Cape Epic Prologue. There after it was mostly district roads past Occultdale, the wind generators, Leeuwendal, Leeuwenkuil, Klapmuts, Joostenbergvlakte, Spea Bona, the green corridor and down Contermsnskloof on to Blouberg. In total we did 149 km in 10:16 with a riding time of 9:06 and 1,876 m of climbing.