Saturday, June 23, 2007

Day 6 - Decision confirmed

Some carried, some pushed, some cried but in the end everyone made it over Leana pass. This is a 6km footpath over the mountains that took us about 3 - 4 hours to do.

After supper last night, we were all shipped off to various huts around the village and everyone reported that they'd slept warm even though the beds were a bit worn and 6 bricks high off the ground to ward off the tokoloshi!

Before sunrise we headed to the base of Leana pass and were slogging away at first light. The weather was clear but the wind was icy cold and blowing a gale - we hardly stopped to take photos - we just pushed on.

At the top we passed the spot where I turned around last year and then made our way to Tenahead lodge for coffee and coke. My decision to turn around last year was a good one as the navigation in this area was quite tricky and I would have been seriously lost.

So we are in Rhodes now where we have caught up with Glen who is sick and are watching Xolani and Adam chase off in the wrong direction. There are some minor ailments in the group but everyone is basically okay. I broke a bottle cage today and have nearly worn through the plastic water bottle but other than that, I am super healthy and Chocolate Brownie is going like a Boeing. Tomorrow we have a hard slog across to Rust de Winter.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi my boy,
What a story you tell, it is wonderful to track you and know exactly what you are up to. ALL you guys are super heroes, but you beat the lot with your Chocolate Brownie, what faith you put in her and she is pulling it off for you. Go well the two of you, stay strong and positive,
Lots of love.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andre
Man it is good to see that you are well on track and enjoying the race. Keep it up and we all at the office are watching your progress every day. Beware of the cold front approaching should reach you on Monday.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Andre,
Watching & reading (google and sportstrack) the ride is fantastic, It looks like brilliant country- did you stop for some fly fishing. lol. Good to hear about your health - look forward to the blog updates. Good Riding

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey bro!
Glad to hear you are having the time of your with envy! i can't even cycle around the block without falling off!lol
keep up the good work...
love t

3:53 PM  

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