The bus down to Cradock is not cheap and definitely not fun with a bicycle. After some crazy fly by night volumetric measurements we had some very light pockets. After a crazy week prepping, I passed out for the full 12hr drive. Fiona did not sleep a wink thanks to crazy loud phone calls at 12am... Bollywood movies being watched on cellphones (no earphones necessary apparently) and one crazy near brawl over something we've yet to figure out.
We arrive and thank Bob Margaret was there to save us from the Friday Shell garage jollers complete with milk stout and bloodshot eyes.
Margaret's home was the perfect pre ride resting place sent comfy beds, hot water bottles, sausage dogs galore..
3hrs of proper sleep later we unbubble wrapped our babies, wrestled with an unwieldy brake pad and hit the local wimpy. Hard.
It was basically onwards and upwards and upwards and upwards. Pretty Karoo 18k. climb up Swaershoek Pass. Took some pictures of myself in the pretty Karoo flowers - what an awesome Day!
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