bikes

Tokai Forest

This is one of the things that I love about loving in Cape Town. You can goto Tokai forst, and find runners, cyclists and horse riders all sharing the same area (and genrerally getting on with each other).

Today I found all three on the same day.

Horse riders
Horse riders

Runnners
Runners

Mountain biker
Mountain biker

The cycle tour is just three days away

Argus Cycle Tour

On Sunday, I will be cycling in my 5th Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour, or just the Argus as everybody knows it as. The tour, which is 109 km long, winds itself around Cape Town. Approximately 38000 people will be riding in the race, which to my knowledge is the longest timed cycle event in the world, and probably the only cycling event to span two oceans.

It is an amazing event to be part of, the roads are closed, thousands of people arrive to support us on, and you get to cycle on the most beautiful scenery in the world. These are a few pictures taken over the past few years, some while watching, and some while participating in the event itself. I hope it gives you a feel for the event.

Start line

Start line

Main Road

Main Road (before permanent road-works caused the Boyes Drive detour)

Hand Cyclist

My Friend Zilani, the hand cyclist

A big bunch

A large bunch coming past

The Bar One Girls

The Bar One Girls cheer you on and hand out free chocolates

Refueling

One of the many refueling stops

Physios on duty

There are many physios on duty to help the tired legs

Boyes Drive

A few extra hills here, thanks to the previously mentioned road works.

 

If you are in Cape Town, I hope you will either be on a bike, or supporting us as we come past. Good luck to all the cyclists, ride safe and I will see you on the road on Sunday.

Bikes

This is the second of my posts from the Ink & Skin expo, some very cool bikes and choppers.

There are two groups of people in the world. Those that ride Harley Davidson, and those that won’t.

Honda CBR 1100 Super Blackbird

Fabienne: Whose motorcycle is this?
Butch: It’s a chopper, baby.
Fabienne: Whose chopper is this?
Butch: It’s Zed’s.
Fabienne: Who’s Zed?
Butch: Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead.

Pulp Fiction

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