With Andre and Jody finishing earlier in the day, the supporters waited for the next arrivals. Peter and Johann managed to sneak home just before dark and also before the first light rain started falling at Diemersfontein.
Johann started in batch F and finished in 22days 12hours, crossing the line at 6pm. He rode with Peter the whole way and they made their way steadily along the route without too much incident. He was almost late in getting his support station boxes to the race office before the start and seemed to be one of the least prepared riders to start but it made no difference to him. He took a detour right near the end when him and Peter started cycling into the Du Toits Kloof tunnel instead of up the pass, but after security chased them out, they got back on track.
Peter , the vet, also started in batch F and also finished in 22days 12hours. He arrived a few days before his start batch to scope things out and was probably one of the most prepared riders at the start. He kept a daily blog of the journey. He was hampered by a tendon injury in the latter stages of the race but it never dampened his enthusiasm and he kept moving steadily forward.
Well done guys – enjoy the blankets!