Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lonely, oh so looooonnnnnnellllyyyyy.....

I can't believe it's only day 4 when it feels like weeks and weeks. Everyday I keep my phone close just in case Andre calls but I have missed some of them. I didn't hear from him on Tuesday at all and tried to go onto the tracking site that is set up for the riders but it's a nightmare. It wasn't updated, looked like Andre wasn't moving and it's difficult to read. I can't read a map that has contour lines only either...I need something with street names and landmarks for it to be understandable!
But Andre called yesterday and said that the tracker site link had been removed from the Freedom site because it's inaccurate and causing too much drama for the families trying to track their riders. Apparently it is sorted out today and will be fully operational tomorrow. But that still doesn't help me with the contour lines.

Andre called this afternoon and is so joyfully happy. He is riding well with Earl and Andy and just loves the Chocolate Brownie! He asked me to put an ad in the paper for a Giant Anthem for sale.....hmmmm...I don't think so!
But he said that he had one of the best riding days ever today. They tackled single track for hours and did his famous, "I wonder where this path goes....." and had a absolute ball. They arrived at support station 4 at about 1:30pm and has been washing clothes, eating vetkoek by the dozen and chatting to all the other guys. He had to walk to a remote area about 60m away to get cell phone signal but got freezing standing in the chilly breeze.

So far, so good and Andre is in really good spirits. Thank you to everyone who has left messages of support and encouragement. Andre really does appreciate it.

Till next time,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello our marvellous son-in-law, once again we are so proud of you for attempting something so challenging, we are telling everyone we know!!!! Enjoy the ride and the scenery and above all the sense of achievement. You are a superstar of note. Love and admiration Mike and Liz

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Lindsay said...

well done Andre. Olaf is so green with envy he can hardly think straight. we're thinking of you and wishing you all the best. keep up the good work, lol Lindsay and the kids (all 3 of them).

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi A and C....
i love reading what's going on! only thing is it makes me miss home so much...!!! A you are doing great and I am sooo jealous! look after yourself and remember to take plenty of pictures for me!!!
love sis

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andre,
this looks like the family page so far, its wonderful that we are all behind you (not even on the crossbar), you must feel the vibes from home. Cant wait to read the updates everyday, am so proud of you and your strength (even without the veggies), your positiveness personal achievements that are going on there.Carry on the great work.
Love Mom.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am chuffed you enjoyed the single track, that is the reason for going there in the first place! Hope you enjoy your hiking session today and tomorrow as much. Keep that tracker on, yours seems to be working, so we can suss out where you are.
Green with envy!

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's been a year since the last race already... feels like yesterday! I'm really glad to hear the things are going well for you, Andre... and it sounds as though the silly bike isn't so silly afterall!

Hang in there... perhaps for next year you can add 'learning zulu' to your strategy???

Take care, lots of love

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great going Andre we love catching up with you every evening, love this family page too, but where in cyberspace is Rudi Britz???? WEll done so far. Love you Liz, Mike and Kellsxxx

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hy Andre not much i can say,u're doing excellent keep it up As i said not how "hard but how smart" Hou by jou program daar is nog 'n lang pad voor
Good luck

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cold and wet conditions will set in over the western high ground areas of the Western and Northern Cape provinces during Sunday, spreading to the Eastern Cape on Tuesday. Snowfalls are possible over the SW Cape mountains on Monday, spreading to the Eastern Cape and Lesotho on Tuesday and Wednesday. Heavy falls of rain are possible in places near the mountains of the western parts of the Western Cape on Monday.

11:15 AM  

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