Garden Route Trail Park 2017

Garden Route Trail Park:  The Garden Route Trail Park in Barrington has become synonymous with Mountain Biking in the Garden Route.  It is on many mountain biker’s bucket lists, and for good reason. We were fortunate enough to book into the Cottage on the farm, with the trails literally on our doorstep. The Trail park has […]

Read More

When it all goes wrong

When it all goes wrong The old adage is that there are only two kinds of mountain bikers. Those who have crashed and those who will still crash. But it is wrong. Everyone has crashed. Some crashes are minor, afterwards we joke that that it only counts as a crash if the blood reaches your […]

Read More

Exploring Roam Rooiberg

Exploring Roam Rooiberg: I often go in search of new trails to explore and it was on one of these occasions that I discovered Roam Rooiberg; a newly built coffee shop and bike park, which lies about 15 kilometres outside Robertson in the Western Cape, South Africa. Roam is situated in the valley across from […]

Read More

The Grootbrak Grabadoo 2016

The Grootbrak Grabadoo 31 December, 2016: During the month of December I took a long-deserved break and headed to the Mossel Bay and Gouritz area in the Western Cape to just take a break from the normal hustle and bustle of the busy corporate life. I only recently purchased my new Scott Spark mountain bike […]

Read More

A Stellenbosch Summer Adventure

Stellenbosch has a multitude of trails available, and when permits for private trails are paid, it expands even more, but our mission was simple, ride as much of the trails that are open to ride without permits around Stellenbosch. We were a small crew, the Sheriff, his superfast Wife Sune and Myself. We started in […]

Read More

The Hills Challenge 2016

The Hills Challenge MTB Race, 2016: The day is the 22nd of October 2016 and it brings the very first “The Hills Challenge”.  I first spotted the flyer on my car at the Burger race in Stellenbosch and thought I would consider the ride because I have not heard the name before. The Hills Challenge took […]

Read More

The Gansbaai Sufferfest – Funky Fynbos 2016

The Gansbaai Sufferfest:  The Gansbaai race is one of my favorite races on the calendar, and I missed it last year while cruising around in Namibia. Thus I simply had to do it this year. To make matters easier, we had accommodation in Gansbaai sorted so we sommer made a weekend out of this race. […]

Read More

Ezelenduro: A riders perspective

Ezelenduro – A riders perspective I wanted to do this race badly, I wanted to test myself against the mountain, see how I stacked up against other riders and I wanted to have a lekker weekend around it as well. Last year I was still riding a little plastic bike with lightweight wheels that I […]

Read More

Exploring Sutherland: South Africa

Sutherland, South Africa: Sutherland is well known for being the coldest place in South Africa. With temperatures easily dropping below 0°C, one can easily see why they think this way for a country that usually has fairly warm weather. Sutherland is home to the South African Astronomical Observatory or SAAO, where some of the telescopes […]

Read More