As I write, I'm aboard a van taking Evan and I to the stage 1 start town of Hermanus South Africa, a coastal town at the foot of the mountains we'll be traversing tomorrow.
The prologue is done and dusted, literally dusted, and we aren't reliving the day because tomorrow is already on our minds. Today got hot, around 30c, and tomorrow is looking to be even hotter (35c).
Falling right back into order, Evan and I did pretty well at playing on each other's limitations, with Evan setting pace on the climbs and me setting pace on the descents.
Tomorrow will be tough. 100+km's and 2000+ meters of climbing in the heat.
The 2 hour trip to Hermanus will be a bit longer due to a massive fire closing the scenic coastal road. SA is in the midst of a h2o crisis, with empty reservoirs only able to provide the region with around 100 days of drinking h2o! This fire is surely more of an issue for the locals than it is for us.
Until then, here's to a good nights sleep and a good race tomorrow.