Friday, April 2, 2010

A history lesson

We were scattered all over the Stormberg today. Dr Rudi de Wet (who was the race doc for Freedom Challenge) rode with us and was a massive store of knowledge on the Boer War battles in 1900. We checked out the blockhouses and graves for British soldiers killed in an ambush.

The riding was pretty easy and the views were stunning. Groves of poplar trees were donning their autumn colours and the veld was green and lush. I split off from the group to head back a different way with Rudi and was treated to a panorama from the Stormberg around to De Rust farm all the way to Aasvoelberg. Then a 10km descent to Molteno with a tailwind rounded off an 80km day. Brilliant!

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