#bruisedbuttcyclechallenge. Day 6. Riding day 5. A LONG, HARD day!!! We headed out from Dias Beach, Mossel Bay at 07:10. It was a clear day, even if it was cold. We made great time for the first three hours – and then we got lost. We had planned to ride about 97km for the day, but the road that is on the map doesn’t seem to know it is supposed to be there. We thus had to modify our plans slightly, which involved getting back to the N2 highway and some tar. We know things turn out for the best because the detour allowed for us to have a sit down lunch of slap chips (soft French fries to the unenlightened) and a coffee for Neale. We also topped up our chocolate supply because the off road section we covered used up a lot more energy than planned for. The detour also allowed for me to attend to some urgent work. Our host at the lunch stop, a great man who cycles in the area whose name is ‘Boy’ helped us by telling us of the most direct, off road route, to our destination in Stillbai. The off road section was an adventure – exceptionally grateful for shock absorbers – and we managed to arrive at our destination at 17:45 with about 20 minutes of day light to spare. We had a fantastic dinner of chicken kebabs with mixd grilled vegetables and baked potato, all washed down with some ok wine. We finished with. ice cream for dessert. In the end we cycled a total of 115.3km with an average speed of 17.4km/h and climbed a total of 1106 m.