31/01 - 03/02

Trip Start Dec 26, 2012
Trip End Feb 16, 2013

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

31 jan: The original plan was to go for a ride at Oak Valley, but while Chris his clutch got burned, I had to tow him today to the garage and decided to postpone the ride with 1 day... after towing I decided to go to Robben Isle...oh my god, for me the worst thing of my trip so far! Not worth the money and losing 4-5 hours! Anyway, I can take it of the list!

01 feb: Early waking up, leaving at 6.15h to Grabouw, going to the Oak Valley wine estate. It's great, you pay 30 Rand, and afterwards you can shower and clean the bike. The area is just beautiful, awesome ride out there. A ride of 43 km with 670 m of climbing! After heading back to Table View I had a rest before I went to the stadium at 17.00h to check out what my colleagues are doing there for RHCP.
For the sunset I drove later on up to Signal Hill! Very crowded upthere but wonderful views.

02 feb: Today Chris and I left at 7.15h to Buffelsfontein...a gamepark at 1 hour drive of CPT. I wanted to spot some wild animals, while so far I did not see that much. In the park Buffels, Giraffes, zebra, Oryx, Eland, Springbok, Ostrich, Wildebeest, .... are living in the wild. Further they have lions, cheetah and rooiekat behind fences. Oh it's nice to be out in a park with wild animals. We went also in the 'cage' where they have the cheetah, oh my god, cool to be like 3 m away from this big cat.
After our visit at Buffelsfontein it was lunchtime...so we decided to drive to Darling where we had lunch combined with a beer tasting.
By 15.30h finally back home (yes, I name Hopleyweg 83 home already :-)). Time for a nap and later a braai to finish the day.

03/02: Today a last training, waking up at 6.30h, a drive to Jonkershoek (Stellenbosch) to meet up with JC and having a ride. We made it a short one, but with lots of climbing. A ride of 24 km and 500 climbing meters! Now it's time to rest a few days before the race is gonna start on friday...
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