A few years ago, an “evening with the girls” would have entailed much different activities. Nowadays, a girls’ night starts in the day with a ride and ends with protein shakes and carbohydrates. Thanks to the public holiday for Human Rights Day, I easily convinced my friends Annemie Kruger (BMC Racing) and Emily Clarke (Valencia) to come to Stellenbosch for an afternoon training session through the winelands and a vegan dinner afterwards. With our own version of Truth or Dare, almost crashing my bike from laughing too hard, a pillow fight, and lots of food, our version actually wasn’t so different after all.
The new version of truth or dare. [Emily Clarke]
Riding through the winelands. [Emily Clarke, Annemie Kruger]
Happy to finally be riding again! Take that pulled hamstring!
Catching up on girl talk. [Annemie Kruger, Emily Clarke]
Up to no good in the shady suburbs.
Wait for me!
Exhausted and happy!
Qunioa lentil tabouleh with pomegranate and greens.
“Did you get enought to eat?”, I ask. Annemie just glares…
Dinner served with “training champagne,” i.e. sparkling apple juice.
Dessert: Fresh pomegranate, blueberries, kiwi, nectarine, plum, green apple, and fresh coconut.