IT’S A WRAP
Three men were catapulted into a select ‘elite’ category of human beings today as they crossed the line in Cape Town on their bicycles after having cycled 10,800 kilometres in 38 straight days to claim the world record and the admiration of thousands, for the fastest human crossing of the African continent.
Their Journey began on the 9 th September 2015, in Cairo and ended on the 15 th November 2015 at the Cullinan hotel in Cape Town, where friends, family and followers patiently waited for their arrival.
Seven riders were lined up to start, yet only three remained in the final days. To say these three men were broken, is an understatement of enormous proportions, with words simply incapable of accurately portraying their condition.
Their smiles were out in full force however, as exhilaration and relief quickly took the place of pain and suffering.
On a personal note, following such an epic Journey for 38 days, with an unwavering intensity has taken it’s toll on me. Strangely, the seemingly rapid ‘END’, has left me feeling rather empty. I could almost say, I feel a strong sense of anti-climax settling over me, in a way I’ve never felt before.
Saying goodbye to extreme feelings is actually difficult as they provide the much needed peaks in our lives that keep us interested in the world around us.
So the question on my mind that has no answer, is…
I think I’d like to simply embed myself in the memories for a while longer, for my heart is still fully entwined within them.
Thanks for the memories.