Number Plates, Race Bags and Rider Briefings

So we’re registered, our bags have been sent ahead to the finish and we are now living out of the “everything must fit” Adidas kit bags. Food and drink, riding kit, post race clothes, sleeping bag and campsite gear. Everything in a bag each.

For lunch we stopped off in a local bar here in Knysna and chatted to some fellow riders. The combination of my Ti Deluxe and Tyrrells’ stickered up pseudo IF have caught a lot of attention. It turned out that the Californian guys we were chatting to were numbers 153-1 and 153-2, immediately behind is in the original listing. A bit weird! Tim is a fellow Indy Dan owner, but the two of them are riding 29ers here.

If all goes to plan and we wake up tomorrow at 5.30am tomorrow’s post will feature news of the days racing. Keep and eye out for Andrea’s Canadian bloke Karl Yeh and his buddy Mike Jacoby riding as The Weapons of Mass Destruction – 418-1 and 418-2. Tomorrow’s 2,660m starts with a 20km climb up from sea level, so we’ll soon find out how we match up to the rest of the field.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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