Blue Skies, Big Hills
Another beautiful day in the paradise we know as South Africa;blue skies, big hills, smooth roads, yummy lunches but unfortunately the tail wind had become a cross wind and sometimes a headwind. The honeymoon just might be over on that account. Rolling hills most of the way and fast down hills allowed most riders the opportunity to get halfway up the uphill before pedal power took over. After lunch the crests of the hills gave us glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean which we will meet up with in just over a day. Nels Hagglund took out the final sprint to win the stage today. It must be all the water and ice cream he has been consuming over the last month. The rest of the riders enjoyed the great conditions and, coupled with the fact that we have only 4 riding days to go (cross your fingers that all the bikes make it as wear and tear has definitely taken over), everyone is feeling relaxed and raring to go. Alan even entertained us at dinner tonight with a few songs of his own and we have set up an outdoor theatre to enjoy “Napolean Dynamite” under the stars this evening. I’m sorry…did someone say bike heaven??