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The Cradle - Post Mortem


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Guest Michelle

It definitely seems like they put in alot more effort than last year.

 

I found the route quite tough Embarrassed (at least the wind stayed away this year)

 

Two gripes:

  • The venue held a kwela/kwaito music concert on the same day!   Had they started it a little later (maybe from 12 instead of 9) it may have been a bit better.  Fighting with traffic to the finish was not fun (especially considering how I was feeling).  I politely asked the lady who almost hit me not to ride so close to the cyclists.. she just stuck her nose up & accelerated... hmmm oops... looks like I got it wrong... lady cow

  • I felt really sorry for the riders doing the shorter distance.  The road back to the Cradle had no shoulder & the traffic was TERRIBLE.  On the way home I saw a couple of people walking on the dirt/gravel with their roadbikes... I'm guessing they were too scared to stay on the road!! Dead  So much for a "fun ride".
Other than that... much much better!! Clap

 

Anybody know why it's no longer an Argus seeding event?

 

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Actually I could not agree more Michelle---I did a loop of 130k's and came up from Magaliesburg..did Hekpoort to Ontdekkers as my last stretch...I rode into this race and with a few cyclists...I saw the congestion/aggravation of some motorists and the cyclists walking on gravel....In that heat all you want to do is be finished with your race & not getting bumped....  Unhappy

 

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Who won the girls race? Who was all there? All i could do after saturday was lie on the couch and feel sorry for myself!!! I gues that is what happens when you've been sick hey!!

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Grapkas: Cherise Taylor won... against lots of Cbist girls

(including Elsa Karstens)  It was quite a small group.  They were

pretty aggressive.. attacking from 10km's in.  There was lots of

shouting going on.  I got dropped early (really bad day on the bike...

nose & throat are stuffed today Cry) so Amoryn might be able to fill you in on what happened later on in the race... 

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Hey Michelle, were you doing the race for seeding purposes? If so wouldn't it have been faster to ride in the open sections (where everybody is trying to ride a consistant but fast race) rather than racing ladies where everybody is racing to win and doesn't care about time??

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I was hoping for a bit of race experience as well... definitely got that.  Ah well... live & learn Ouch

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