Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ice-cream anyone?

The aim is to race...mmm...ride from Pietermaritzburg to Paarl near Cape Town on a MTB (human powered device a.k.a. bicycle). The route is mostly off-road with very little tar. There are some hike-a-bike sections where riding is not possible - hopefully not too much of this. The total distance is about 2200km with 80km on tar.

There are support stations set up about 100km apart. I think David (the organiser) is no good at map reading, 'cos I see some stages that are 150km apart. Eish - I'll worry about that when I get there.

We can send a 2 lt ice-cream box to each support station with supplies for each stage. About 3 towns are encountered along the way, so most supplies must be sent to the support stations, carried with us, or stolen along the way (from Ben's report last year, this is an option - see
http://www.crosskaroo.com/cat159.php?catID=160). In total I sent about 30kg of supplies down divided into 24 parcels.

PS. I have lots of ice-cream at home if anyone wants some. Many flavours to choose from.


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