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After an awesome relaxed evening with Ian & Dana at Allandale, the newly established cast aways from group H – The Hackers (Jody, Phillip, Sean, Dino) – set off in high spirits.

My Dec recky paid off as we cleared Donnybrook then the tricky Nxumeni forrests with no issues. By the time we hit Centacow for an early lunch the legs were weakening.

From there on the route got mad. Crazy 8km portages and navigation that found the Hackers wanting. The net result is that it got dark way short of our overnight stop at Ntsikeni. And it was in this nature reserve where the wheels fell off. Navigating with no prior route experience or moonlight made things tough, but trying to hunt down a nature reserve office that we only found out later was closed with lights off meant that we spent 2 hours floundering in the dark.

Finally we made it down to May Lodge where Nxobo and the ladies took care of us. 15 hours (6am-8pm) out there on the bikes…….we were finished. The positives is that the team kept a great attitude during the difficulties and hopefully got schooled on the important lesson of “navigate twice, ride once”

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