2012 Sabie XCM #3

2012 February 25
by Tim Carleton

Start of the Men’s 113km race in Sabie, South Africa. Everyone seems to respect the countdown; cookies deserved by all. A 1.5km neutral start may or may not have contributed to the laid-back pace…

Sabie Ultra Marathon

2012 February 25
by Tim Carleton

Front row call up: A nice way to start the day.
3150m of climbing: Lots of good views if you care to look.
30 degrees celcius: Turns one into a rolling salt lick. I’m unsure if the monkeys that have been walking on my car are into this or not. I limit my time spent sitting on the grass post-race, for safety and embarrassment minimization. I did not opt for the Primate Footprint Waiver from Hertz, so I hope they cleaned their shoes.

Kruger Park

2012 February 23
by Tim Carleton

Showed up at the park not too long after the gates opened for a little animal viewing action. Was a little apprehensive about driving a miniature Volkswagen hatchback into the stomping grounds of a variety of plus-sized mammals, and the pamphlet outlining elephant encounter protocol was not reassuring. Roll-up windows and a vague recollection of select Survivorman episodes would be relied on for my personal well being.

While I didn’t see a lion (I’m not fibbing), there was no shortage of other viewing opportunities.

Top tip: Signs indicating the upcoming road is designed for vehicles with high ground clearance might not apply to VW Polos.

Chapman’s Peak Drive

2012 February 20
by Tim Carleton

Lion’s Head (Cape Town)

2012 February 20
by Tim Carleton

Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving

2012 February 19
by Tim Carleton

Sharks like the tuna heads. Nom nom nom…

Tulbagh Ultra-marathon

2012 February 18
by Tim Carleton

Saronsberg Wine Estate

2012 February 17
by Tim Carleton

Is EPO for cheetahs?

2012 February 17
by Tim Carleton

Cape Point

2012 February 16
by Tim Carleton