No, not my age anymore…
ON Sunday I will ride my 20th Argus. (Cape Town Pick ‘n Pay Argus Cycle Tour…)
BUT Table Mountain has been burning since last weekend. The fires has been conquered to a great extent. A great health threat still remains with possible flare-ups and soot.
SO the race organisers took the difficult decision to shorten the route to 47 km. It is usually a 109 km race around Table Mountain, now just 23.5 km out on one side and then an about turn back.
I am disappointed, as I have really tried to train hard for this race. But then: a lot of people lost so much in the fires. And the firefighters put up such a brave fight against nature’s power.
So- I really understand the decision and will try to do my first sub 3 hours Argus ever!
I am so grateful that the race was not cancelled altogether. I salute the race organizers and marshalls for still hosting the greatest one day cycle race.
Meanwhile- we are really enjoying the good times with our friends in the Cape. Having a great time with my son!
We just celebrated sunset over Robben Island at the Blue Peter Hotel, a very significant place in my life as that is where we celebrated our honeymoon, on the 31st of March, 25 years ago…
Today was a beautiful day in Cape Town, and in my life!
But the young man is starting to scribble his girl’s name in the sand…
Bly om te hoor dit het toe goed afgeloop.
Your perspective is a good one: sad for all the loss, glad the race wasn’t completely canceled. You two boys look so happy.
Vosper … if his girlfriend is anywhere near as goodlooking as your wife, you can be happy for him, eh ? 🙂
Hi M-R! Missed you! Yes he has a beautiful girl with an amazing personality, so his dad is really proud of his choices in life!
And of him generally. I mean, what biking maniac doesn’t want his son to be like him ?! [grin]
Everything hunky dory with the guts, now …?
Yes thanks! Been training hard since September, swimming a mile a day till January, and then started cycling again. All the health problems are ancient history now. 🙂
Very glad to hear it, Vosper ! Goodonyermate ! 🙂
The Cape is still magnificent. I hope you enjoy the race!
Posting from my cellphone, can’t see all the spelling mistakes…