Another Border Bites the Dust
We’re in the home stretch. Today we crossed the Orange River and entered our final country, South Africa. Our “seffer” riders were elated to be back on native soil and seemed quite keen to have all of us newbies take in as much of their country as possible. The border crossing was a relatively uneventful bit of bureaucracy, except for one rider who forgot to get an entry stamp for Namibia and had technically been cycling there illegally. No biggie, we all got in.
Today also saw the Battle of the Nations Part Two: The Reckoning”. Last time we ran a time trial with a few creative challenges, this time it was more of a scavenger hunt with riders being tasked with finding items like birds feathers and high content alcohol. They were also tasked with getting pictures of themselves kissing SA police, riding naked and other general tomfoolery. The final results aren’t in yet but it seems Team UK, desperate to make up for a dismal showing at the Time Trial are in the lead.
In 5 days we will arrive in Cape Town. Everyone is excited but also saddened that our adventure is coming to a close. That being said, there is still a lot of riding to be done before we cross that finish line.