I had planned to race this last weekend but the Gravel Travel which was scheduled in the calender for Saturday was postponed until the end of the month. Then on Friday afternoon whilst out riding with Erik he told me himself and Christiaan were organising a trip out to Greyton that weekend. The plan was to ride out there on Saturday and back on Sunday.
The next morning we all met up in town. Christiaan’s Dad Carel would be driving through and he would be taking our bags for us. Approximately 110km awaited us with a mix of tar roads, gravel roads and 2 passes thrown in for good measure. A group of 7 of us left for a good day out on the bike. We rode at a comfortable pace most of the way pushing it a bit on the climbs. We also had a nice tail wind most of the way which saw us average 27km/hr. After lunch in Greyton , Corne the local bike shop owner took us on a ride to show us some of the trails around the area. We rode some super fun single track before retiring for the day with a solid 5 hours under the belt.
After an enjoyable evening in Greyton with an awesome braai we returned back to Stellenbosch. Unfortunately now we had a bit of a head wind but nonetheless we set off at a good pace arriving in Stellenbosch four and a half hours later. All in all a good weekend training, great to ride on unexplored roads and I’ll definitely be visiting the quaint town of Greyton again. Enjoy the photos.
Heading on towards Francehoek.
Beautiful scenery: green mountains and blue skies!
Debating as to which is the right way to go.
Erik looking into the distance.
Check daai bicep uit!
Thanks to Jan Hendrik for the pics.