Roadblock – Reroute!

Roadblock โ›”๏ธ๐Ÿšณ ๐Ÿ‘‰ Reroute ๐Ÿ˜!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Roadblock โ›”๏ธ๐Ÿšณ 105 km Gravel training ride planned for Saturday, 18 July 2020 ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ! Enters Life! Madam Roza gets sick on Friday night ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜ข! The Love Of My Life doesnโ€™t hold anything down from 10 pm ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿ™ˆ! We run up-and-down ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ! Bedroom-to-Garden-to-Bedroom! This continues throughout the night ๐ŸŒš๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿคญ! At 4 am, Saturday morning I stand in my kitchen, exhausted, making coffee โ˜•๏ธ, and looking at my bike gear all neatly set out for my ride. Bike ๐Ÿšฒ on itโ€™s stand, gleaming, ready to roll! Deep down I know, Iโ€™m not clocking 105 km today ๐Ÿ˜ข! I text my riding buddies, and the event organizer, cancel, and feel like shit ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฌ! But, 30 kg of pure unconditional love needs caring ๐Ÿถโ™ฅ๏ธ! By 3 pm on Saturday afternoon, Iโ€™ve managed to stabilize Madam Roza ๐Ÿ™‚! She holds down half a banana ๐ŸŒ and water. By Sunday morning allโ€™s still good ๐Ÿถ, and sheโ€™s asking for food ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿฅณ! She eats 3 small meals on the hour, and drinks lots of water ๐Ÿ’ฆ, still good ๐Ÿคฉ! Breathe ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜! Overjoyed ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฅณ!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Reroute ๐Ÿ˜! By mid-morning I feel comfortable to pop out for a ride ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฅณ! Instead of local, I zoom off to Hazeldean Valley Trails ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ!

Iโ€™ve only ever raced on the โ€œCow-Houseโ€ trails, so the solo leisure ride was super cool ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž! No rush or noise! Just โ€The Black Stallionโ€ and me on the Moo Trails ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ!

โญ๏ธ Trail Options ๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ–ค 36 km โค๏ธ 30 km ๐Ÿงก 25 km ๐Ÿ’™ 20 km ๐Ÿ’š 16 km ๐Ÿ’› 11 km ๐ŸŒธ 5 km โญ๏ธ

I started out following the green ๐Ÿ’š trail, and realised it was too short, then opted to zip down the red โค๏ธ trail, came short of 30 km, and popped onto the pink ๐ŸŒธ trail to clock โฐ over 30 km at least ๐Ÿ˜!

Think I made a blaps ๐Ÿคฃ! My ๐ŸŒธ was not 5 km ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™„ and my โค๏ธ not full 30 km ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! ๐Ÿ’กStarted on ๐Ÿ’š and switched โค๏ธ๐Ÿค”! Maybe ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘ป?๐Ÿ’ก

Fabulous 5โญ๏ธ trail experience! Trails cut clean! Routes marked clearly with markers. I was lucky to meet the cows ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‚ coming home ๐Ÿ˜! Soo pretty ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿคฉ! The landscape, a mix of bushveld trees and grassland. In winter, a different kind of beauty ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜! Definitely popping into Hazeldean Valley Trails more often from now on ๐Ÿคฉ!

Few pics for your enjoyment ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜!

Photos by Luculle Stols โ€“ย @real.life.rebelย on Instagram

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