Speed wobbles….

02 Jul
2012
by in Race Updates

Riding out of Williowmore at 11:45pm after just had ‘breakfast’ was not only fantastically un natural but incredibly exciting.

The first 30km past fairly quicky, but then we made a nav blunder which meant doubling bacl at least 10kms. Whilst this was going on the temp was plumetting…..by 5am I was falling asleep on the bike and totally numb. Emergency recovery immediately stepped in and we knocked on the door of a local farm hand and family. We sat/slept next to the inside fire for 2 hours to recouperate, then were on pur way.

We managed to finish the Willow to Prince Albert 170km section in 15 hours. Due to the nav and my wheels falling off Andre missed his window to push on into Gamkaskloof.

After a long chat we agree that me opting to drop off this pace is better otherwise a complete blowout is on the cards which coulf lead to a DNF. I have learnt a great deal from Andre and we be sad to see him press on earlie on his own tom morning, he is an absolute gentlemen!

150km Gamkaskloof and Die Hell lies ahead but I am going back tp my day 1 routes of pottering along and soaking up the freedom trail….

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3 Comments

  • Johann Rissik

    03/07/2012

    It was good to meet you. You have hardly been pottering along though!
    I’ll be watching your progress.

  • Joey

    03/07/2012

    Hey Jody, I am reading your updates and it sounds very Tuff. Listen to your body and take it easy when you have to. Enjoy the days you have left.

    Good luck!

    Joey

  • johan Potgieter

    04/07/2012

    Sorry to hear Jody. I also totally agree with you. Pacing in these kind of races is your strongest point. Keep going you are doing well.

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