This morning was the annual Argus Cycle Tour, apparently the world’s largest timed cycling event, with 35,000 competitors. I was entered in the veterans 40-49 racing group, but random illness at the end of the week made me reconsider actually racing the event. Instead I decided to join my mate Pieter and capture a few shots of him as he competed wearing a pink fairy outfit. His strange dress decision was the result of losing a bet and getting some charity fund-raising going.
There was a lot of press for the event this year, mainly because Lance Armstrong was in Cape Town doing fund-raising work, and also racing in the pro-race. I think Pieter’s outfit got as much attention as Lance. Almost every spectator we passed had something to say. He was called everything from the tooth fairy to a pink elephant.
All the girls loved pink. Here Pieter is accosting some young promo girls.
In Noordhoek we spotted someone that had their coffee machine wired up next to the road. So of course we invited ourselves for a round of cappucinos.
A great way to spend the Argus. I think next year I’ll also be dressing up. Any suggestions for costumes?