End 2021, the search was on, we needed a break. Self-catering, countryside, family-friendly, mountain biking, trail walks, pet friendly, and pet safe, topped our list. It was important that our travel companions, the “Honey Badgers” 🦝🦝 aka Yorkshire Terriers, Queen … Continue reading 5 Star MTB Gravel Adventure, Greystone Lodge, Dullstroom, 3-8 January 2022
Reflecting on my 2021 activities and achievements recorded on STRAVA gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Every day is not a great day, but we get up, dress up in our spandex and ride our bikes, go for walks, run … Continue reading 2021 STRAVA Activity Reel
Saturday, 21 August 2021, we raced 🚴♀️🚴♀️💨💨! I was invited by Santi Luus Lombaard to be her Teamie for the King Price Trailseeker #2 Legends MX Mountain Bike Race 🚴♀️🚴♀️💨💨🎖💃🏼🥳! Challenge accepted, my little Black Stallion 🚲 at the ready, … Continue reading Let’s Race
Windy Belnori Cheezy Dash 🚴♂️🚴♀️🌪🧀🥧🍓🥞☕️🐐😅🥳! Just after 08:00 am, on Monday, 9 August 2021, we zoomed off on our mountain bikes, from Pretoria East to one of our favourite coffee stops, Belnori Boutique Cheesery, near Bapsfontein. It was a true … Continue reading Windy Belnori Cheezy Dash
Weekend Vibes 🎶💃🤩! Saturday, 22 May 2021 was a test of Bike-and-Body 🚲🔧🤧! Completed a 4×4 + some extra, of two urban loops, to evaluate the “Black Stallion” post-service 🚲🔧. The ride totalled 31.34 km, which is nothing really, but … Continue reading Weekend Vibes
This morning I was in for a lovely treat, at the award-winning Annique Beauty Salon & Day Spa in Clubview, Centurion. After I participated in the Cullinan2Tonteldoos MTB Ultra, a 24-hour Mountain Bike Endurance race from Cullinan to Dullstroom, my … Continue reading REBEL Skincare!
Sunday morn, 5 km Versus Virtual Run 3.0 done and dusted ! Loved it! Tackling small challenges, allows you to conquer bigger ones eventually. Start small, aim big! Today you run a virtual run to receive a certificate confirming your … Continue reading Versus Virtual Run 3.0 Done!
On Sunday, 6 September 2020, I joined the Malles Doen Alles – Stofpad Trappers Urban-Bush-Excursion, on the Copperleaf Route, in Centurion. The outing was a recovery ride, for the previous day’s 137 km Wildevy Around the Canals MTB Ride. I … Continue reading Copperleaf Urban-Bush-Excursion
Weekend Things! Weekends are made for fun and adventures, as you already know! This past weekend was no exception 🚴♀️💨🌸🌾🌼☀️🍀🐀🐄🐂🐎🦎🦟🦋🐜🐞🐛🥳. It all started on Thursday, 12 March 2020, pre-COVID. I spotted a self-navigated endurance ride being advertised by Ultimate … Continue reading Wildevy Around the Canals 137 km MTB Ride
Battling to fall asleep at night? As a creative, I often find that by the time I’m ready to hop into bed, I cannot fall asleep. My brain is active and busy with all sorts of things I was working … Continue reading Milk, Honey and the Sleep Monster
Weekend Things! Friday, 21 August 2020. REBEL-Day 2020 🎁🎈🥳🍻 was a fabulous affair! Endearing wishes and messages ☎️🖍💌 received, followed by a relaxed and pampered day 🤩! Then the ultimate excitement for the day! 👉 Mother Cow 🐮🐄🐂😁! REBEL-Day 🥳 … Continue reading Mother Cow! REBEL-Day Trail Night Ride!
All Those Lies (DI Tracy Collier Book 1) by Emmy Ellis Genre: Hard-boiled MysteryPage Count: 224Source: Amazon PurchaseRating: 5 ★ Detective Inspector Tracy Collier has dreadful memories of her younger self, locked away in the recesses of her mind. She … Continue reading All Those Lies (DI Tracy Collier Book 1), Emmy Ellis
Pretty pictures 📸, thoughts of a fabulous trail ride enjoyed on Monday, 10 August 2020, and an 8 Cup Brew of the Best Kalahari Coffee ☕️☕️ to kick the Creative Mojo into action today 🙃🖍📗💻🤓😅! Every trail ride 🚴♀️ at … Continue reading Kick the Creative Mojo into Action!
Happy Women’s Day 2020, to all the WOMEN in SA 🇿🇦🌸! “I am Generation Equality! Realizing Women’s Rights!” 👉 This is the theme for 2020, for women all over the world, presented to us by the International Organisation, UN Women. … Continue reading Women’s Day 2020 in SA 🇿🇦🌸!
The seasons are turning 🍁🍂☀️🌸🍀🌼! Rubber side down 🚴♀️ and toe-to-tar 🏃♀️ sessions are at the order of the day! Saturday, 1 August 2020, was enjoyed on the Mountain Bike 🚴♀️🚴🏻♂️, riding 80 km of mostly gravel and small farm roads 🐎🐄🐂🐞🐌🦋🐛. The ride took us to … Continue reading The seasons are turning! Rubber side down! Toe-to-tar!
Weekends are made for adventures 😁! On Saturday, 25 July 2020, I enjoyed a fantastic 100 km gravel ride 🚴♀️🤩! What do you do on Sunday? 👉 Recovery ride 😂🚴♀️😋! The Moo Trails 🐮🐄🐂, as I like to call it, … Continue reading Weekends are made for adventures!
On Saturday 25 July 2020, I ventured out and enjoyed a fabulous Gravel Ride in the countryside 🚴♀️🚴🏻♂️🚴♀️🌾🐝🍂🐜🦎🐞☀️😁! The Cow-House-Oxbow-Gran-Fondo Ride 🐮🐄🐂🚴♀️🚴🏻♂️🚴♀️🤩 kicked into action at 8 am. What is a Gran Fondo Ride? It is a long-distance bicycle ride … Continue reading Gravel and Dust
Late-early 🖍💻⏰🤓! Late night of writing and design, up early to continue with the work. Once finished, it was time to take a break and get stuck in some chores around the home for a few hours, to refresh the mind. … Continue reading Late-early!
Roadblock ⛔️🚳 👉 Reroute 😁! 👉 Roadblock ⛔️🚳 105 km Gravel training ride planned for Saturday, 18 July 2020 🚴♀️! Enters Life! Madam Roza gets sick on Friday night 🐶😢! The Love Of My Life doesn’t hold anything down from … Continue reading Roadblock – Reroute!
Falke SA and Dawn Wing Couriers made my day with their 5-Star ⭐️ Service 🧦😷🚚💨🚴♀️🤩! Thank You 👌😁! I’m doing a training ride this Saturday 🚴♀️, The Mini Munga, 6hr Ride – FTR, distance ±105 km, with an avg. elevation … Continue reading Self-motivation and 5-Star Service!
26 km Testing the Spares 🦵 Fueling ⛽️🚴♀️ the Mojo 🌟😁 kind of ride! Right Hamstring Sensitive! Right Quadriceps Tendon Stiff 😬🙄🤷♀️? Not sure what I did 🏋️♀️🤸♀️😜! Niggle better today after Anti-inflammatory 💊+ TLC! Little post-ride caffeine ☕️ sweetened with berry biscuits 🍒🍪😋! Naughty but nice 😇! Ride Avg. 🚴♀️💨 not too shabby, considering 👆😅! … Continue reading The best view comes after the hardest climb!
Pushing the limits, body, mind and soul! Fab Bronkhorstbaai Ride on Saturday, 20 June 2020 🤩! Absolutely loved it 💃🚴♀️🚴♂️🚴💨! Clocked ✅ 103,47 km, with and Elevation Gain 🚵♀️ of 1,108 m, and burned 2845 Cal 🔥💪😃! This ride also … Continue reading Blackwattle-Kakiebos-Jive
Oscar Wilde once said; “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” Oscar Wilde was a clever man! It hurts when you are … Continue reading Looks, Clothes, Fancy Car?
David Vellacott brings us two short reads, reminding us of simple things, that help you, and me to save time and be more productive. Both books are available on Amazon. In Productivity Hacks: How to do less and get better … Continue reading Use your Time Wisely!
Easy 10 km this morning 🏃♀️❄️🥶! 3 STRAVA Badges in 1 Day 🎖💪😜! Keeping the system healthy with a Triple Action Vitamin C Booster, Omegas, and a healthy dose of fresh winter fruit, veg and protein 🍋🍊🍏🍌🍅🥦🥬🌶🥕🥩🍗🐟😋! Contemplating life 🥺! … Continue reading Notched VO2 Max to 41!
Taking the edge off life, putting thoughts of COVID-19 and the current state of 🇿🇦 aside, I took the Curves for a Spin this morning 🚴♀️💨😜! Energizing my Mojo Baby 🤩🥳🌟! Pedalling 🚴♀️ along, dodging the 6-9 AM crowd🚶♀️🐕🏃♀️🚴♂️👶🚗🤭😅! Training Load is looking 👀 better 💪🚴♀️🏃♀️🏋️♀️🤸♀️😁! Yay, earned a … Continue reading Taking the Edge Off Life!
Thursday was chilly ❄️ and windy 🌪 outside! Best place was on Lulu’s reading chair 📚🤓, under her blankie 🐶! #K9Security from inside, I could still see the garden 🌸🍄🍀🌳, and spot the birds 🦅 and lizards 🦎! I saw one … Continue reading #K9 Security from Inside!
Limits tested, soul revived, we arrived back at Kuungana Bush Lodge and popped into Sweet Torque Café. Energizing the bodies with lovely craft beer, and scrumptous toasties and fries, served by the friendly barman of Kuungana. Continue reading Kuungana Bush Lodge MTB Ride!
Rosemary-Oxbow-Loop 🐂🚴♀️🚴🏻♂️💨5⭐️😁! Absolutely loved it! Fab MTB ride, yesterday 🤩! Great group 👏! Fabulous 76.91 km Gravel Ride 🚴♀️ with #StofpadTrappers! The #BlackStallion 🚲 behaved himself, had an absolutely awesome time on the bike with great Peeps! Continue reading Rosemary-Oxbow-Loop!
Walk On The Wild Side Baby🚶♀️🍦😋🔊🎧🎶🥁🎸😁! Icy Chocolate Affair 🤩! 100 km MTB ride 🚴♀️💨 on Saturday past, called for a recovery ride the next day! My taste buds however demanded a serious chocolate 🍫 ice-cream 🍦 invasion 😋😁! Compromise … Continue reading Celebrate Pleasure!