The seasons are turning! Rubber side down! Toe-to-tar!

The seasons are turning πŸπŸ‚β˜€οΈπŸŒΈπŸ€πŸŒΌ! Rubber side down πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ and toe-to-tar πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ sessions are at the order of the day!

Saturday, 1 August 2020, was enjoyed on the Mountain BikeΒ πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ, riding 80 km of mostly gravel and small farm roadsΒ πŸŽπŸ„πŸ‚πŸžπŸŒπŸ¦‹πŸ›. The ride took us to the famousΒ Broodblik en KoffiepitΒ Coffee Shop. It’s a fabulous little hotspot situated between Petit and Bapsfotein, favored by cyclistsΒ πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ, bikersΒ πŸπŸ›΅, families and friends who’s looking for a lovely outing intoΒ the countryside. All the mouthwatering eats and treats are freshly made and baked on site. This being our halfway point, we refilled the reserves with fab freshly brewed coffeeΒ β˜•οΈΒ and hot out of the oven tasty beef pieΒ πŸ₯©πŸ₯§πŸ˜‹! The smell of freshly baked bread, of various types and sizes, arrested my senses 🍞πŸ₯–πŸ₯¨, had my mouth watering and me wishing that I had used my bigger hydration packΒ πŸŽ’, to cart a bread or two back homeΒ πŸ˜‹πŸ˜…! I highly recommend a visit toΒ Broodblik en Koffiepit 🍞πŸ₯–πŸ₯¨πŸ₯§πŸͺβ˜•οΈπŸ˜‹πŸ€©πŸ₯³! It’s a great 5 Star ⭐️ family-owned establishment! You’ll love it!

Refreshed and back in the saddle πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’¨ our route included a railway track crossing πŸš‚! Passing through earlier it was just clean shiny tracks which we zoomed over, going back not so! There was a beautiful red diesel locomotive idling on the track not far off, waiting for clearance to go πŸš‚πŸ’¨πŸ’¨! Excitedly we waited for pull off! Then the beaut warned us, toot toot, make way, I’m coming πŸš‚πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ€©! Then it came rumbling past, click-clack, click-clack! Trucks in tow, filled with a precious load of automotive cargo! Brilliant πŸ‘Œ!

My little Garmin claims it was a tough ride πŸš΅β€β™€οΈπŸ˜…, the Aerobic Training Effect Scale hitting a solid 5 πŸ˜! Overreaching, the little gadget warns πŸ€­πŸ˜‚! However, for me, it was a most rewarding and fantastic ride! Totally Loved It πŸ˜»!

Today, Sunday, 2 August 2020, saw me lacing up πŸ‘ŸπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ for a slow paced Chubby πŸ₯ 10K Urban Run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ, to the rhythm and beat of Rock Tunes πŸŽΆπŸŽ§πŸ₯πŸŽΈ! πŸ‘‰ Running allows me to think, assess and reflect! Arriving back home, I was greeted by my beautiful little Grey Ghost and K9-Love, Madam Roza πŸΆπŸ˜! Enjoyed a brew β˜•οΈ, some treats πŸͺπŸŒπŸ§πŸ˜‹ and Vitamin D β˜€οΈ!

⭐️ Reminder to self πŸ‘‰ Optimal Nutrition + Hydration πŸŒπŸ’¦ + Stretching πŸ€Έβ€β™‚️ + Constant Training Efforts β° makes hard rides and runs easier and less taxing on the body! β­οΈ

Fabulous weekend, revived and ready to tackle the challenges of the new week ahead! Life reset! Let’s Do This πŸ–πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ€“πŸ’ͺ🀩!

Rubber side down, toe-to-tar! Stay Motivated! Stay Safe! Keep Moving! REBEL Life πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ƒπŸŽΆπŸ₯³! Just Ride! Just Run!

Photos by Luculle Stols – on Instagram