Cape Pioneer 2012

Prologue at Buffelsdrift

Great single track at Buffelsdrift Oudshoorn made us feel like we ride in the middle of Kruger park.


Day 5 Louvain to George, 60 km, 1500 m climbing

Organizers had to cut 15 km of single track out because of mud but it was still challenging route with steep climb and rocky slippery descent then bit of tar road for a change and great single track in forest coming into George.


Having Beet it for stamina and energy at the start

When we got to Swarterberg pass after almost 5 hours of riding it felt quite different then riding it on fresh legs!


Carmen at the finish. Day 6 – George to Oudshoorn, 85 km, 1700 m ascent

Great single track in forest followed by Montaqu pass that was a climb of the day. Rainy but beautiful! The rain got harder and mud got really bad on gravel roads coming into Oudshoorn. Impressed by my bike lasting in that mud I had shower at the finish in clothes and shoes to wash the horrendous mud of. Delicious ostrich steak awaited us the VIP Bridge tent and tasted best ever!


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