Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Knysna Cycle Tour Photo Update - it's nice, ne!

Excuse the daddy joke title - if you read the post, you'll see it's been quite a busy weekend, and my brain (if I still have one) is probably frozen solid.

This past weekend marked the start of the Knysna Oyster Festival and all the sporting events that come along with it. It also meant that we'd be taking our annual trip to the little south coast town for the Momentum Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour.

Early on Friday morning, we rocked up at Papu and Yaya's house to set off on our trip. We were a good couple people short on last year's party what with the duPs in America, and the Hendricks girls having other commitments in Cape Town, so we all climbed into the green bus and set off: Papu, Andel, Brendan, Adair, Zac and me.

05h00 bike set up for 06h00 departure

Some of us were still very much asleep...

... others were wide awake

Sleeping on the way

Him too

Zac opted to read rather

Group Play music courtesy of Samsung

Safely at Lake Brenton in warm weather!

Unpacking and settling in

We spent most of Friday and Saturday in and around Knysna enjoying some of the non-cycling festivities as well, including indulging in some yummy oysters.

The breakfast table

Zac ready to take the plunge into Andel's plate

Look who we met at the Expo - Gabbi!

Sunday was race day: Andel and Brendan started their 100km race of death at 08h00, Papu started his 50km race at 08h30, and Zac started his 500m race at 10h00. While this kept Adair and me very busy, it did mean we were able to see everyone off, and see them back in.

Ready to hit the road

Brendan getting ready

Zac getting ready

Offloading all the bicycles

Bernil getting ready

Adair doing some cheerleading

Papu ready to roll

Zac carbo-loading before his race

Some of the activities for the kids

Riding to the start line

The long wait before the whistle

At the finish waiting for the big boys

Monday was recovery day - and Adair's birthday - so we had a leisurely morning before hitting the road for the long drive home.

While a weekend away is always a welcome break from our normal routine, I must say that adding a toddler to the mix of an already very full weekend, without very many non-cycling hands, is something I need to recover from when I get home again!

(I will continue adding pics to this post as I am able to)

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