So, I need some serious prayers. Last night, Friday, we were having a lovely dinner with Evan and Kerryn Torrance (refer back a few posts) and some of their friends. After dinner the conversation turned to how one of the guys, Frank, was riding in the Cape Argus this weekend. If you remember from my post about my new bike the Cape Argus is the WORLD'S LARGEST BIKE RACE!! So, out of nowhere, Evan says, "Casey you should ride the Argus. Mark (their pastor) isn't using his entry. You should use it and ride." After many laughs and much conversation I somehow got talked into it!!
So, on Sunday morning, about 10am (3am there) I'll take off in the World's Biggest Bike Race for about a 5 hour ride! It starts in City Center of Cape Town and continues all the way to Cape Point at the end of the Southern Peninsula, up around the other side of the peninsula, up two giant mountains, and back to Green Point Stadium. Total of 109klms, about 65 miles!! I know, what am I thinking?? I'm crazy!! But what an amazing opportunity to see Cape Town and to say that I'm going to be part of such an amazing tradition. The guys I'm riding with (Frank and his buddies) are riding casually, so I'm confident that I won't die.
However, I would cherish your prayers. 5 hours is a long time to ride a bike!! And the temperature should be close to 80 tomorrow. So, get up early and pray hard! We'll definitely post pictures and maybe even some video after the race. For info about the race check this website: http://www.cycletour.co.za/home.aspx
Gotta go, we're off to go Rock Climbing with our flat mate, Mandy. It's "Flat-Bonding Day."