We got up early and took Zoot and his cute granddaughter for breakfast. We needed to buy spares and find a bicycle shop to service Tony’s bike. The wheels were all wobbly again and it needed someone that new what they were doing. Zoot took us to Cycle world in Bloemfontein. I have never been in a cycle shop that is so professional and so brilliant at what they do, you guys really rock. If anyone needs anything bicycle related in Bloemfontein, go and see Morne and his team of experts.
The day had gone by very quickly and it was clear the we would not be covering any great distance. I knew of a place just 40km south of Bloemfontein where we could camp but it meant dirt roads again because the only other way was highway. We had learned not to mess with the Free State law. So we made the decision and went for it. The road was rough as expected but we were going really slowly and besides a few punctures, we had another great ride. My bike, ARDmore had been absolutely incredible the whole way so far with only that one minor problem. Tony’s bike had been giving problems since day 2 but was now starting to really go well. We got to Tom’s Place and what a great decision that was to leave Bloemfontein and at least get some riding done. It is one of the cleanest camp sites I have come across and we really enjoyed our stay.