Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Day 16 - Up, up and away

As we were trying to double up, we left really early from Cambria towards the top of Baviaanskloof. This is a series of passes, big hills and small hills that need to be negotiated. The going was really hard at first but the views are indescribable. At one point I said to Earl and Andy that it's a pity that we cannot capture the whole experience and send it back home. My tubeless kit got damaged so I had to put on a new tyre and tubes so I will have to be on the lookout for thorns now - haven't had to do that for a while.
We had a delicious pasta dish at Damsedrif but immediately pushed on to Willowmore. There's not much to say about this stretch other than it was dark and cold.
There are no other guys here at Willowmore - they all left at 3pm this afternoon so we'll have to try and catch them some other time.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo Andre

Sounds like you guys are really having a ball. Good luck for the next stages. You never know who you might pass on the next run.

The other Riaan (:-))

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi stinky
where is your oomf! you finding this part a bit boring after all the excitement from the last few days. lol...use them to revitalise your spirit...have fun and go for it! love you ! tanja x

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andre
Pity about the tyre but that seems small now compared with what youve been through already. Sounds like you are having a whale of a time, the scenery must be outstanding, its as though you dont want to leave it. Keep those legs going and look after that C.B. have a good day tomorrow and i hope there will be some catching up to do.
Go well, Stay strong and positive.
We are very very proud of you.
Love MOM.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andre

Good going and keep it up.

Mark RP

3:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andre
Gee hulle gas.
Groete Outoppie

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi big little boet, glad all seems to be going well again. You are on the "downhill" now - the end is in sight. Keep your spirits up and know that we are all proud of you. Can't get to work fast enough in the morning to see where you are and how well you have done. Keep smiling, lots of luf, Lynn and Theo.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Grant said...

Andre, You are performing absolutely awesomely out there. Hopefully we will all get the benefit of some the anecdotes in the next few months. Keep it up.
Grant

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning son glad to see you are on track again, the past experiances were only to make you a better and stronger biker then before
Laat die voete werk en skop gat
ek is trots op jou
Jou Dad

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Andre,
Man am I pleased to see that with a little help from your friends you are back on the trail again. Dont over do it now - hang in there Cape Toawn is getting nearer now.
Take care
Alan.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Andre can't wait to go on to the Net every evening to see what you are up to!!! Thank God for broadband. Life is going to be a lot less exciting once you have crossed the finishing line!

Congrats on keeping it all together
Love Liz and Mike

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Dawie de Wet said...

Andre,
Voorspoed verder - mag jy nie enige meganiese issues weer kry nie - dit klink of jy nog sterk is (Mind & Body).
Vasbyt en enjoy!
Dawie

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Matthew said...

75% of the way there - go are going so well. Keep enjoying the sites and sounds as you go now as I'm sure you'll make it to Paarl.
Good luck
Matthew

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey
Im addicted to the blog now. When's the next one? how about twice a day now :-) It sounds awesome and Good luck further bro.
First Riaan

6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andre,

When you ride back to your car I hope you remember to take some pictures. Us real bikers would probably never get a chance to see those dusty places. Good luck for the last bit.
The one-armed-bandit.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome Andre.

Really hope that tube holds up.
Andries

PS Don't look now but you might just finish !!!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andre
Fantastic, you are in the home stretch now, keep going!!!
Francois

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi andre
you are almost there and you'll have your name down in the books. keep it up...and don't forget we are all waiting for the pictures so make sure you put them on here when you are done!!!
love you lots
tanja
xxx

12:52 PM  

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