A tale of a journey

“Who are we, where are we, why are we, what are we” – Muse Day 1: George to Oudtshoorn via Old Montagu Pass 69 km, 1000 m ascent, 4h18 Mel went for a swim at the Virgin Active while I hopped on my bike. Keen to start my journey. Around the circle and up theContinue reading “A tale of a journey”

Enduroman race report

I was fascinated by road kill. There it was, I had seen the blue gel packet in the same spot twice before and a little further on I would find the orange jelly baby just to my left on a flat rock. Discarded but now a friendly supporter on each of my three laps ofContinue reading “Enduroman race report”

The Camel – Enduroman training

What on earth is Enduroman you ask? Check out the site here. Basically this is a new off road triathlon to be held in Franschoek. In my opinion the distances involved put it in the league of Ironman. Enduroman takes us on a journey of a 2,5 km swim in the Breede River Dam, 90 kmContinue reading “The Camel – Enduroman training”

Caveman skills clinic

I spotted a tweet, almost by chance, for a skills clinic being offered by none other than Conrad himself. My mountain bike signed us up as he feels he is as good as Conrad’s bike ( both are red, black and white – mostly). Who was I to object? We checked tyre pressure and setContinue reading “Caveman skills clinic”

Terra Firma Race Report:

One of the iconic multi sport events of the Cape. A must do.  Outline: The Terra Firma is all the land based activities of the 7 discipline of the Total Sports Challenge. 50 km Road Bike 13 km Road Run 25 km Mountain Bike 9 km Beach Run My Race: We arrive in Gordon’s BayContinue reading “Terra Firma Race Report:”

Totalsports Terra Firma:

My first challenge this year is the land based activities of the Totalsports Challenge. Namely 50km road cycle, 13km road run, 25km mountain bike and 9 km beach run. Basically this starts in Gordon’s Bay and finishes in Kleinmond. A fair bit of planning into seconding logistics has been taken care of by M whoContinue reading “Totalsports Terra Firma:”

Overberg cycle tour 21 to 24 Dec 2013

The idea of doing a cycle tour has been in my head for a long time. I did not find the right degree of challenge and manageability for our plan until a few months ago. M and I were cycling in Grabouw and loved it. A plan was coming together for our December holiday. IContinue reading “Overberg cycle tour 21 to 24 Dec 2013”