Day 1: Edenvale to Sasolburg
Distance: 110km, average speed 17.3km/hr
Up early to head to our departure point at Subaru Johannesburg in Modderfontein. By, “up early”, I mean we somehow drag ourselves out of bed at 5am despite having too much wine and a midnight bed time. Thanks to Beverly at Subaru for supporting our trip. We are taking along Grafix Reloaded’s trusty Subaru XV along as the support vehicle, having served admirably on 9 Peaks Tour previously.
A few minutes behind schedule, we head off into the weekend Edenvale traffic, taking mostly back roads and doing a fair bit of climbing in the first 30km. We meet up with Maggie in Alberton again and head south. We’ve previously done the same route to Parys on our Triple Challenge so navigating doesn’t present much of a hassle. Most of the peril comes from reckless drivers and distracted pedestrians in Vereeniging CBD. Continue reading