Saturday, March 30, 2013

Rosemary Hill

Flat, flowing singletrack with some bridges, a ruin or 2 to ride through, and a floating bridge to add some adventure. 18 kilometers of non-intimidating high fun. The ideal place to show to non-riders what the fuss is about. And coffee and breakfast afterwards.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Afternoon Commute: Braamfontein Spruit

7 Weeks until Sani2C. 
No time to train due to study deadlines. 

So the only solution is to commute by bike. 
Tough life :)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Argus 2013

Entry fee: R330
Kulula Tickets: R1953
Lanseria parking: R350
Waterfront parking: R50
Bribes to stay with the family: Amarula, chocolates and a Hollow Tree dinner
Buying the nephew's old bike: R1000
Permits for Bottelary Hills MTB to test the nephew's old bike: R50 

Evening dress from the Chinese shop: R350
Time: 6:24
Punctures: 3
Buckled wheel: R80
Smiles: Unlimited :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bottelary Hills

Cycle Tour registration done, bikes unpacked, pedals changed, seat height altered. So we were off to the Bottelary Hills mountain bike trail to test the bikes.

We took the green route from Protea Heights side. a few kilometers from the house, and you're cycling between vineyards. A long climb to get to between the fynbos, where we found a view of the sea and some hand-cut singletrack. More clim, then a twisty curvy downhill that reminded of sani2C.

Will definitely go back for more exploring when i'm in the area again :)

Day permits R50 per day (plus R50 deposit) from here:

- Radish Restaurant (previously the Only-One) : from 8 am
- Devonvale Golf Estate: from 6 am
- Devon Valley Hotel : 24 hours per day

info on where to get permits here:

Long way up

Fynbos singletrack

Twisty curvy singletrack.