How to define an adventure
Did you break a bone, bust a lung or pop a muscle are usually good measures by which to decide if you had a good adventure or not. If you came close the chances are you had an excellent adventure! Riding in the Cape Epic it felt like I was in danger of doing all three. Fairly often. Andrew Woodburn and I teamed up to do the Epic and cycled with 600 other teams from Knysna to Somerset West over 960km of the Western Cape. With cumulative ascent of 18 500 m believe me, lungs, muscles and brain screamed, “What were you thinking?” at fairly regular intervals. Eight days of constantly changing and constantly challenging terrain, from the dusty Karoo to the moist coastal forests provided the answer – it sure beats sitting in an office!