GOAL by Jimmy Stewart
For ten days I biked towns, deserts, winelands, headlands, capes, ravines, farmland, hills, gorges of the Western Cape of South Africa with a team from Vermont Biking Tours, old friends and new.
Our guides for the biking trip were Alan, the leader; Thomas, our botanist; Gareth, the bike trailer jockey and supply guy; and Hanif, our bus driver and all around good guy…they are all good guys. Here are a few photos of the guys.
Then there were my friends Jeff Coulson and Betsy Evans who where the ones to invite me to go with them to South Africa; I cannot thank them enough for opening up the continent to me.
Everyone else on the trip are new friends. Ritchie and Joel from Alaska, Steve and Rita from New Jersey, George from California, Karen and Ward also from California, Sue from Maine, John and Pat from Florida, Bob and Gayle from the Blue Ridge of Virginia and Bob and Nancy from Minnesota. We all got along well and really enjoyed the people and geography of South Africa.