After a few days of good weather, the rain finally came. Batch A seemed to have been least affected as they made it into Romansfontein by early afternoon – Dave, Dawn, Colleen, Janine, Ray, Brad and Chris are staying over there tonight.
They were already heading off to bed by the time Carl and Coen arrived. Another good day for them after an early start from Moordenaarspoort. They had to dodge a storm in a cattle shed at Vegkoppies farm and had a few bike issues which slowed them down a bit but are still feeling good and ready for another big day tomorrow.
The rest of their Batch B riders, Fiona, Leon, Craig, Annie and Stewart arrived at Kranskop at 17h00, after another solid day’s riding – tomorrow they will be heading for Romansfontein.
Behind them we have Anthony (Batch C), who got to Moordenaarspoort at 20h00 after a long, hard day which included a few mechanicals and surviving a big storm on the Bontehoek.
The rest of Batch C, Colin, Gavin, Henry and Theo, all arrived at Slaapkrantz for lunch and decided to stay for the night – they may have to contend with a muddy Bontehoek portage in the morning.
Batch D are all sound asleep in Rhodes, thankful that the rain has finally stopped but no doubt dreading the muddy roads that await them in the morning.