Firstly, I should let you know that I finished the Jacaranda Satellite Classic (94 km's) in 5h25 - Woohoooo for me!!
It was a toughie especially the second half, so much for it being downhill to the finish. Not everyones version of downhill or flat is the same. This is something I have to remind myself of constantly.
The good news is that I cycled all the way up Hekpoort. No walking for me. Yippeeee!! I did, however, stop in 3 places to catch my breath. :-))
I had a rough start where I nearly quit the race. Traffic was chaotic and between me trying to stick as far left as I could, motor vehicles galore and other cyclists squeezing between me and the cars, my nerves were shot. Fortunately, we turned off the busy section and the road quietened down a lot.
|Always happy at the start of a race|
|Coming up to the finish line. It felt like forever - thankfully I had a friend encouraging me along on the side|
|I'm not sure if that is a smile or a grimace from pain. hehehehehe|
I am confident that I will have a great race this coming Sunday and that I will finish.
To everyone who has supported me, a HUGE big THANK YOU!!