We are sure that by now you have heard plenty from the Savages about their exploits rolling around near the front of races and chasing down KOM’s. However as we are very much an amateur bunch of lycra clad warriors, there is still the family and work life to balance. We thought before the Cape Town Cycle Tour it would be great to get the other halves thoughts on our cycling addiction.
|Photographer, support car driver and soigneur – All while pregnant!|
We had a few of the Savages ask their better halves a few questions about their husbands cycling “hobby”. Here is how it went.
‘The hardest part would have to be my concern over his safety when cycling and having to hold the fort down at home when he is cycling which isn’t always easy with the kids!”
“Getting up at the crack of dawn (with a super load alarm so he doesn’t oversleep) and not staying in bed for some cuddles.”
“His new shipment of 11 pairs of socks, his 4th bike is in the process of being assembled (storage is becoming an issue) and his spandex (which has to be hand washed)”
“The ride does not end once he is home, their is a full analysis on the Strava after the ride and the Kudo’s to go with it!”
“All the cycle talk, being made to watch all the European races around the same little part of Belgium and having to listen to him butcher the Flemish names of the climbs – Tiaaanburg “
|All the Savages with their Mrs at the Cycle tour!|
“He gets me involved, I am allowed to come along on the the recovery days and he buys the coffee.”
“He encourages me to enter the same races, hence I had to do the double century!”
“He tells himself I like the razor sharp tan lines and silky legs.”
“He likes to think I enjoy his smooth legs and chiseled abs.”
“When he comes back from a ride all happy, after leaving early in the morning all grumpy!”