Day 5 of the GS Trophy was a day of mixed emotions.
The ride from Phinda to tonight’s camp was absolutely spectacular. We rode serpentine dirt roads and winding trails, the weather was splendid and the scenery absolutely breathtaking.
Although Team Canada team members were blown away by the great ride, they didn’t fare so well in the special tests.
Today’s special tests were more light-hearted in nature than the previous tests and included a rear-wheel swap between two machines, a spear throw while riding and a canoe race.
Team Canada fared better in the spear throw (riders had to ride a short oval course, picking up a spear and chucking it at a target without stopping), and we finished fifth in the canoe race.
These results, combined with the results of the second photo contest (there’s one more shot of the day to vote on at gstrophy.com) were enough for Team Canada to hold on to fourth place with 99 points.
The top three teams are Team Nordic with 108 points followed by Team South Africa with 110 and the UK still holds on to the lead with 114.
Despite today’s special test results, the three members of Team Canada are in high spirits and are recovering quickly from the injuries sustained in the last couple of days.
Tomorrow is a long day with 380 km to the next camp and three scheduled special tests. The boys are pumped and ready to give it all they’ve got. Stay tuned.
” PROUD TO BE A CANUK ,YOU BOY,S MADE US ALL THINK ABOUT WHAT IT IS TO BE CANADIAN !! NEVER QUIT ,EVEN THOUGH YOU,RE ALL BUSTED UP!! THE MIND IS A POWERFULL, SPONGY LOOKING THING !! :eek
We are proud to be Canadian you guys are awesome keep up your spirit that is the most important and have a good time!!! See you soon Brian….:) Cheers to all!
My mom and I have been rallying and practically selling our souls to get votes on todays photo! I can’t believe some countries are in the thousands already! WHAT THE CRAP!?? haha! I have bogged my mind as to what else I can do to gets votes for the team.
Anyway! I am glad to hear that the Canadian boys are in high spirits! SO PROUD! GO CANADA GO!
What? Finished 5th in the canoe race? Aren’t we supposed to win that one?
Keep the stories coming!
I am sure they will give everything they can give.Good luck today
Go Go team Canada, we are with you all the way 🙂
It’s good to hear that their spirits are high… the long hours and physical demands each and every day must be getting tough. Dig deep boys… You can rest when you get home and go back to work!! hahaha
Go Canada Go!!!!!!!