Day 4, Abel Erasmus pass to Lydenburg

Day 4 dawned and started way earlier as I wanted to be on the road by 08h00. Everything went well and I started riding just after 07h30 with a climb of 19 kilometers up the pass and through the GJ Strijdom tunnel . Eventually I reached the top of the pass, but that was not the end of the days climbing, as the whole ride was mostly going up with the wind from all directions. Ohrigstad consists of maybe 10 houses, a Pancakes shop, petrol station and a bar. Continued to Lydenburg and a dramatic change of landscape and scenery from the previous days riding. Up and up I continued with short fast downs now and then, stopped to look at the beautiful old Bridge and rode the final kilometers to a well earned rest in Lydenburg. Tomorrow it is a short day to Dullstroom, about 50km. Today’s ride 96.5km, riding time 5h08m and avg speed of 18.9kph.

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