March 08, 2009
Cape Argus 2009 – A Cape Town Tourism Flickr photo essay
This is my third year doing the Argus. I spend a few months before the event training, and I load up on carbs the night before. On the day I’m up at 5am sharp for a quick coffee before driving into town with all my specialist gear.
Then I get out my camera and take pictures of all the people on bicycles who are actually doing the race.
Sometimes I think I’m a bit mad to be getting up so early just to take photos, but the festive and friendly atmosphere at the starting line always makes me feel that it’s worth it. Seeing the CBD so transformed is especially appealling, as I dodge through the thousands of cyclists and watch the sun come up.
This year had an added hazard: very strong wind. People were hugging lampposts to avoid being blown away, and had to be wary of flying cardboard and up-ended portaloos!