Day 12 – OLT Lockdown Tour SA

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Aaaaand we are still in the Karoo, camping at Mountain Zebra National Park for the night. After another sweltering day of 37 degrees in the heat, a good 84km and 451m of climbing done. As Alistair Watermeyer would put it, undulating hills, but a rewarding 10km downhill into Cradock.

The roads were busy and decent tar for the most part. So decent I couldn’t even get ahead of the pack in time to get some footage, and the peleton came “sizzling” past.

While Deidre takes reign as ride captain, with some misinterpreted chaos, the crew seems to be doing great. The greatest thing, at the end of the day it’s for a massive cause, that all differences aside, we get to enjoy a hearty meal at the end of the day, reflecting on the ride, and what the game plan is for tomorrow.

Ah matambo continues to bring the laughter on tour. I’m yet to see the Love Hate relationship from any other, as David and his brother from another mother have. They have been working together for 30 years. Matambo, has perfected reversing, not for the lack of lessons, but he has got it.

Badger is pushing hard and putting in the km’s, but I fear his lack of afternoon naps might impact my sleep tonight. Hope he doesn’t snore. 🙌🏻

While we are just outside Craddock tonight, we head south towards Pearston tomorrow, with predicted heat of 37 degrees. I think an early start shall suffice.

As any tour, everything is unpredictable. As uncertain of our pensioners future in Zimbabwe. Support the cause 🙌🏻


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