Cape Epic Stage 3

134 km
2089m climbing

SXC Racing finishing time 6:15:29

This was another massive stage. Really a transit stage which took us from our current home in Robertson to Greyton. Some fast dirt roads had us averaging around 33 kmh for 25km, before the climbing really started.

Cape Epic Stage 2

101km 1600m climbing

SXC Racing finishing time 5:53:13

What was supposed to be a more gentler stage (well in Epic standards) was changed to one of the most difficult epic stages with over 50mm of rain over night, and constant rain throughout most of the morning.

Farm roads on the flat plains were turned into mud baths filled with thick clay mud. Think the first Capital Punishment with more climbing. River crossing were deep, and it turned into a day of survival.

Bikes awaiting the care of a mechanic

Cape Epic Prologue

Day 1
13th in Category
102nd Overall

What a day ! These guys certainly know how to put on a race / carnival / celebration.

Today was huge for us. Starting with packing up our accommodation in Cape Town, and moving bikes, wife, three kids and ourselves to a mobile home for the next week.