This weekend my wife Megan and I will do a little bit more training for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay cycle tour which takes place on the 10th of March. Megan's fitness is coming along very nicely! She rode an Argus about a decade ago and did nicely.
I'm fortunate to have done 11 Argus rides over the years - the 110km ride along the coastline of Cape Town is spectacular. There are few places in the world that are as beautiful. In addition to this, the spirit of the close to 40 thousand timed riders is magnificent!
Since Darth (my M6L Brompton folding bike) has arrived from the UK I will be doing the training ride on him tomorrow. There are lots of hills around Cape Town, so have 6 gears on Darth (as opposed to the 3 gears or Doris) is a great blessing! Although, I will confess that the Schwalbe Kojak tires on Doris, and the 13 year old Sturmey Archer rear hub, are much smoother than the Brompton treaded tires and 6 speed Shimano hub on Darth! I also prefer my brown leather Brooks saddle on Doris for the longer rides (tomorrow we will do 70 km). But, it is important to get some time in the saddle of the bike that I will ride on the day!