Saturday, 24 July 2010

TransAlps 2010

After months of training, 10 of our friends finally started the TransAlps in Fussen, Germany.

Four of us went to support them on the final two days. Douw & I spent a week on the Italian coast, Cinque Terre before we headed up to the mountains, I told the girls that were joining us from Milan onwards that Italy is experiencing a heatwave, don't bring lots of clothes. The closer we got to the mountains, the harder it rained and Liezl came without a sleeping bag, Douw gentleman that he is, gave his to her. He ended up sleeping in the bathroom from 5am onwards whilst us 3 girls snuggled cosy in a sleeping bag each, with the bodyheat of each other in one tent. Sara he is a keeper. :)

Best Supporter Car

Hectic rain on Stage 7 - Madonna de Campiglio
They were kept on the mountain for a while
Me & Dollatjie
Drinks prior to the Final Stage
Janet Webb: "Guys is this decaf coffee" as a waiter puts an espresso in front of her.
Most relaxed team in the world, The Beast & The Machine (Dawie & Zane) recovering already whilst some riders are still out riding.

To Quote Christiaan: "It looks like South Africa vomitted over you
Noisy Nic
Ricky still eating!

Si & Ja-Net finishing strong!
It's been a long 8 days, but they have done it!
Nicolaas, Nic, Simon, Christiaan, Elisca (Dolla), Ricky, Janet & Jaco
The amazing Riva del Garda
TC, Lindizwe, Pokkeltjie & Douw Pou

We are the Champions, we are the Champions!
Makeshift sleeping bag, taking patriotism maybe a bit too far Pokkeltjie
Post-Race Chilling at Lake Garda
Christiaan, TC, Douw, Lindizwe, Dolla & Pokkeltjie