After stopping a few times to ask for directions to make sure I was on the right route, I crossed the line in a time of 6 hours 40 minutes, which ended being a longer day out on the bike than any Cape Epic day I have ridden in. What a great way to get back into training; so glad my legs lasted.
Day two ended up at 143 km and 2,710 m of climbing.
The first team to finish was Bespoked, with Tyronne van Rooyen and Neil Clark. The first mixed team was that of Neil Ungerer and Nicky Giliomee of Merrell. Jason Meaton won the solo category in a total time of 10 hours 10 minutes.
This is a really a beautiful part of our country and an area few actually make the effort to come and see. There are lots of great places to ride here, especially towards the mountainous areas and the Baviaanskloof. And for those adventurer seekers that like their backpacking and canyoning, I can recommend doing a trip through or at least into the remoter areas of the Baviaanskloof.