Tuesday 3 January 2017

Posted by Velouria Posted on 12:28 | No comments

Klein Karoo Caper 2016

Sometimes we get so obsessed with training, racing, Strava, kudos, heart rates, average speeds and KOMs that we forget the reason we started riding bikes in the first place. For me, it was the freedom, the big outdoors, the adventure, the independence and the me time.

The intrepid adventurers
This was my second adventure with Cape Cycle Tours, and once again they did a fantastic job in reminding me about the joy that simple bike riding brings. The wind on your face, surrounded by friends, riding through some of the most scenic parts of our beautiful country. No pressure, no urgency. The journey was the adventure, not the destination.

Places I'd never been to before

No need for bike locks or car guards

The Peloton

Our pace setter
If you're looking for that weekend break that's a little different, or some time to forget about the outside world, a tour like this is perfect. No Twitter, no email, and most of the time, not even cell phone reception. Conversation is done around a fire with a glass of wine, not online. Meals are events, more than just nutritional replenishment. Schedules and distances are merely guidelines, and are likely to change based on the amount of wine had the previous night, or the time spent at quaint coffee shop in the middle of nowhere.

Literally stopped to smell the flowers

Ridiculously cheap coffee

This is not the top!

Today's downhill is tomorrow's uphill

My first time to Prince Albert

It was so much more fun the other way!

Reads like an invitation!

Some chose tea, others opted for a G&T

At Cape Cycle Tours, everyone is welcome

A simple sign for a massive achievement

And yet we enjoyed it!

Which way is home?
With so many amazing places on offer in the wonderful country of ours, there is no better way to explore it than on a bike, with friends. I can't wait for the next adventure.


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