Things heard at the Cape Epic
"Have a nice day." -- Race theme song by Bon Jovi. Played at the start.
Hanging out in George before the race
"What happened to your hand?" -- too many people to mention
"Isn't that a camera sign?" --Lou getting a little nervous with my one-handed night driving in the fog
"This isn't Africa this is Europe." -- Kenyan rider commenting on South Africa, related to me by Eric.
"I speak pig latin." -- Blair talking to a Norwegian team on day one.
"Put your hands up! Put your hands up! Put your hands up in the air!" -- Mic Mike, the #2 guy at the CE and race announcer, at the 7am race start.
"Shut the F*#@ UP!" -- more than a few rider's reply to Mic Mike.
"We're so lucky." -- Lou commenting on our access to much more awesome trails in the States. The trails in SA aren't really that great and we've got awesome if not better scenery.
"Need Ganja?" -- local on my first day in South Africa
"I've never seen anyone crash like that and get up from it." -- Guy that saw me crash
"Someone call a medic." --According to Blair, something said after I crashed.
"I speak Canadian." -- Blair making conversation with another team.
"Hey! Good to see you." --Christina Begy on the first climb on day one
"No one in South Africa stands together. The only people that stand together are the ANC." -- Local woman commenting on the general SA mentality
"Want me to pray for your hand?" -- Ohio chick, one of the missionaries that was at the start blocks every morning.
"I hear the Tequila is good here." -- My friend Neil talking to the waiter in Capetown after we had plenty of the local beer and a complementary bottle of wine. Neil was out of the race after day one. We caught the same bus to Capetown on day 4.