ABSA CAPE EPIC

Legs of the Absa Cape Epic

My first post for Tenspeed Hero on the ABSA Cape Epic will be simple. A photo gallery of Legs and dust compounded together by 2000 meter plus climbing days with stages up to and over 100 kilometers long. A mix of nations represented around the world coming to the Western Cape of South Africa for #eightdaysofcourage, essentially the Tour de France of Epic Racing. Hard-tails and Full-Suspension 29ers coursing through 10 kilometer stretches of sand drifted roads, 7 kilometer climbs followed by washed out jeep trails. The race is Led and followed by Helicopters and KTM Rally Bikes. I am new to the world of marathon – epic racing but I already say names like Sauser + Platt and Kleinhans + Langvad with the respect due to their achievements. And Behind their clouds of dust come the amateurs and newbies taking on the race for the third, fourth or first time. All so beautiful

Word and Photos by Luke Batten