Wines2Whales Day 3

– So the final day finally arrived, we were all sad, too much fun this race.
– As per yesterday dunno distance & time, no watch, only brought the fun-o-meter. I think 70km or so.
– Our new friends Gavin Cowden & Driekie Heyns were not in the starting line. Driekie crashed & broke her collar bone 400m from the finish on Day 2. She is a strong & accomplished rider, her incident testimony to a course that can give & take in equal portions. We are sad for them but she’ll be back stronger than before.
– A glorious day greeted us, blue skies & sun, another perfect riding day.
– More single track, more bridges, more berms, more bliss.
– Last night we were introduced to the 4 full time trail builders, young men from the local community. They got a standing ovation from 1200 riders. How apt & well deserved.
– The landscape changed from orchards & vineyards to rolling wheat fields as we descended down Houwhoek Pass.
– The views over Walker Bay were spectacular as we shared the ridge above Hermanus with para gliders ridge riding the onshore wind.
– I have run out of descriptive words for Wines2Whales. Maybe if you can Google “synonyms for Brilliant” & just insert them into this bullet point, it’ll do justice.
– Im sad to be finished, very thankful for no issues, grateful to a great partner Brian Bear & I leave with fantastic memories.
– Next year, its your turn!


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