Mykonos > Langebaan
Distance > 193km TIME > 3:32:42
Ceres to Langebaan – The final stage.
Mixed emotions existed in the morning as it became very clear that the trip was nearing its end. The team travelled to darling via Riebeek Casteel. The first set of roadworks was encountered some 90km out of Ceres and at this point, the 35 year old Landrover of Team Blond (Fondly called Jaeger) proclaimed: “To here and no further”.
Now before you Landy haters reading this say; “Typical” this vehicle had given us no trouble up to this point, hadn’t even used (or leaked) a pint of oil. After much consultation the root cause was determined to be an 80amp ignition fuse that simply rattled itself apart ad disintegrated. A team was dispatched to fetch a new fuse but unfortunately the unit could not be found. So between Doc and Team Sandown, the fuse was “bridged” and the replaced.
Breaths where held and as the ignition key was hesitantly turned, Jaeger erupted into life.
And so the journey continued. Unfortunately the roadside repair set us back somewhat in time and the team decided to trailer the bikes through Riebeek Casteel, however the bikes quickly came off and we rode onwards and through the town of Darling. The team arrived at the entrance gate of the Langebaan Reserve and the bikes were prepped for the last stretch. The trip through the reserve was epic and the townsfolk of Langebaan seemed surprised at the sight of our Convoy of vehicles and MX bikes travelling through.
A mounting feeling of sadness but still coupled with accomplishment and pride started mounting as each turn of our wheels brought us closer to Club Mykonos and the end of this most epic trip. The final turn was made and we were welcomed into the resort as hero’s and heroines, titles richly deserved by a great team who achieved something never before undertaken. BurnRun 2019, what a trip