Day 10 of our African Bikers mountain bike tour throughout South Africa started with breakfast and a drive. Leaving the Rooiberg Lodge behind, we have been dropped off in a superbly inexperienced and hilly mountain area and picked up once more later within the day by Kim, our driver.
The journey was a continuing up and down with medium-sized hills, fireplace roads and a number of other gate crossings.
We cycled via one area that had lately been set on fireplace. Proof of a large burn was all over the place you appeared… and you can nonetheless odor the smoke within the air.
On the finish of our journey was a steep rocky downhill, which I used to be in a position to navigate with out getting off my bike (which I used to be very happy with having completed).
By the point we reached Kim within the ready automobile, I used to be sizzling and drained. Myself and some others in our group dunked our toes in a close-by swimming pool after which drove 20+ kilometers out to the principle street within the van, whereas Harry and Kirsten selected to cycle the lengthy filth street on their mountain bikes.
We ate lunch the place that lengthy filth street that Harry and Kirsten have been biking and the principle freeway met – at a small roadside restaurant/gasoline station (owned by Mark – our tour information from the day earlier than).
As a vegetarian, I used to be served a “veggie pie,” and whereas I used to be skeptical at first, I actually loved it! I drank two sodas and ate two ice lotions whereas we have been stopped at this small out of doors/indoor cafe.
Then we loaded ourselves again into the van and drove for fairly a while to one more guesthouse (this one in Mossel Bay, South Africa), the place we have been every assigned a room, took a bathe, after which met later within the night for dinner at a neighborhood seafood restaurant.