Day 22 Willomore to Avontuur via Uniondale.

Started riding somewhat earlier than other days to a very pleasant Karoo morning. Again, the ride started with a 10km climb out of town and then it all turned in my favour, with a nice continual 10km downhill and the wind from behind. The mountain ranges were showing off in all their splendour and glory in the early morning winter Karoo sun. I had such a great ride and good time that suddenly and unexpected the ride down into Uniondale happened. It was a great ride down into the town, again very clean and well kept Karoo town, recalling the start and festivities of the Karoo to Coast 100km MTB Challenge as I rode past the camping ground and starting point. Got some needed supplies and got going to Avontuur. This was the highlight of the day making my way through the beautiful rockfaces of the Uniondale Poort and 12 km later, turning towards our stop for the night at Jimmy Zondagh, founder of the Karoo to Coast MTB Challenge. Tomorrow is the final day of the ride from Avontuur to Knysna over the intimidating Prince Alfred’s Pass, part of the Karoo to Coast route. Today’s ride, 75,42km, riding time 03h24 and avg speed 22.1kph .

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Uniondale Poort

Uniondale Poort

Jimmy Zondagh - Karoo to Coast founder member

Jimmy Zondagh – Karoo to Coast founder member

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