Monday, 18 June 2007
If one was concerned about the well disguised race strategies at the pre-race dinner, then breakfast this moring would have brought some relief. Those intent on following an aggresive strategy were hunched over their plates, licking their own eye-balls. In fact, a whole nest of racing snakes was evident. The ride today covered 105km, with a climb of just over 2500 metres. The climb out of the Mkomas river was 650 metres over 9 km, which was really tough on tires legs. Walking gave little relief as the 9kg on my back makes walking as difficult as riding. I arrived safely at Allendale - the first support station - and we are being wonderfully looked after!