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…