The venue is great and parking, toilet and registration was a breeze. We prefer arriving early enough to get everything done while remaining in relax mode.
Typical scene from the route.
Anette on her way, now using the road bike.
Crossing the Vaal river.
Into the Free State province.
Typical Free State.
There wasn't too much traffic although some cars were speeding past us as if we were not there at all. There were also quite a lot of motorbikes flying past at high speed on their way to the town of Parys, where lots of them flock to over weekends. I am getting better with the traffic zooming past from behind although I still prefer facing traffic as I do when running...
Bridge over the N1 highway.
Anette arrives at the turnaround point - 30km done, 30km to go.
On her way back.
Crossing the river back to Gauteng.
We finished on a downhill and got a nice looking medal. Somewhere on the last part Anette had to stop to adjust her shoe. She was up against it during the last part but she persevered and finished. She changed from the mountain to the road bike a week ago and that also had some affect on her legs and muscles.
Why does the finish banner also say Ambulance...?
My 3rd cycling medal! Who would have guessed that a year ago?
Profile - not as flat as the route appears to be.