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The trio of Barry Futter, George Evans and John Croasdale have arrived at Diemersfontein, just in time for supper! They started in Batch C and finished in 19days 12hours 25min, a great time for these FC rookies. They've ridden together since the start and were all in great spirits when they crossed the line.
Their's was a well thought out and executed ride, without any major setbacks and very little scratching around in the dark - proof that a level headed and steady approach can lead to a successful and enjoyable Freedom Challenge. George commented that at one point he was having so much fun that he felt a bit guilty because he had thought it would be hard all the time.
Along the way they tried to think of a nickname for themselves and eventually came up with 'The Onions - many layers on the outside, a bit smelly inside.'
They rode from dawn most days and usually managed to get in before dark - just in time for supper. Their longest day was in fact their last day where they pushed from Kasra this morning, starting at 01h00, all the way to the finish.
Well done guys, you can be proud of what you've done, hope you have many fond memories whenever you look at those blankets.