Wow, had a tough but amazing weekend. Partner Greg and I headed up to Winterton on Thursday which for me would be a new adventure. Luckily we got to ride some of the course with the D4 productions TV crew with Andrew King getting some classic footage. The pre riding helped my confidence and was super pumped up for the challenge of 60km first day.
The ride went really well. There were some huge climbs on day 1 with a total 1000m elevation gain. The views were outrageous and you could see the entire Drakensberg from the top of Spiernkop Mountain. It wasn’t all uphill and the there were some classic rewards with technical single track on the way down.
The organising team put on a great show feeding us to death. Everyone headed out to sundowners on a hill top after day 1, where Gary Green did a talk on the history of the area. Some huge history as we were riding through where the Boer War took place and to see the graves on the top of Spiernkop was serial.
Day 2 was great riding. Not so much climbing and a really good 55km track. The riding was so good I never stopped to take many photos. I had taken tons the day before. Well stoked to get through the weekend with no crashes and broken bones. My paddling is way to important to me to be crashing. All in one peice for the next months surfski racing.