Easter started with a fabulous 60 km gravel ride ! Rain hampered riding plans for two days after. We were lucky to get patches of clear skies on Easter Monday, 18 April 2022, so we got out and enjoyed a … Continue reading Mud, River Crossing, Cheezo Blitz!
Sunday, 27 March 2022, three of us friends decided to visit Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. The plan, riding through the reserve on our mountain bikes, each with a different goal in mind for the day. One needed extra elevation for his … Continue reading Suikerbos Cycling Brilliance, Challenging Climbs, Fast Descents
Sunday, 20 March 2022, Belnori-Train-Bridge Excursion 🚴♂️🚴♀️🤠🐥🧀🐐🚂🌻🌸🌾🦋🐛🐝🐞! Fabulous 💪💃🏼🕺🥳! It started out as a ride to the Cheese Farm (Belnori) for lunch. The day before, we raced the 70 km Munnik Meerkat MTB Challenge. My body was still tired from … Continue reading Belnori-Train-Bridge Excursion, 120 km later!
The Munnik Meerkat MTB Challenge is annually presented by members of Munnik Farmers (Pty) Limited. It is one of the oldest Farmers Associations in South Africa, founded on 23 February 1917. The race has been held more than 13 times. … Continue reading Race Report – Munnik Meerkat Mountain Bike Challenge 19th March 2022, Limpopo
Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Mostly creating exciting adventures and fabulous memories. We’ve been blessed with many rainy days in the past couple of weeks, in my region. The downside of all the rain, most mountain bike trails, … Continue reading Trains, Floods and Frogs
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
Tough 100 km countryside MTB ride in Great Company! If you put your mind to it, you can do anything! Positive actions, thoughts and vibes help you overcome any negatives life throws at you! Continue reading Pienk Koei Gran Fondo!
Maintaining your bike is key to your riding comfort, and performance on the bike. My #GiantTalon has served me well for just this reason. Continue reading Maintaining your bike!
If you are a cyclist, you will know that one needs to carry small tools, a spare tube, tyre repair kit, CO2 Cartridge or two and a few other bits-and-bobs on the bike for emergency repairs on-the-go. I have always used the traditional saddlebag Continue reading Top Tube Cycling Bag
Fancy a good “Cup of Joe”? Need your caffeine kick every morning when the sun rises? Enjoy a Coffee Freezo Protein Magic! The added protein to the “Coffee Freezo Protein Magic” makes it an ideal beverage for an athlete. If you’re not an athlete, this lovely Freezo can also be enjoyed if you did not have time to prepare a traditional breakfast, and you need something on the go. Tasty and filling! Try the recipe! Continue reading Coffee Freezo Protein Magic!
Life is an Adventure! Do it Today! Tomorrow might not be yours!
Don’t live with Regrets! Just Do It! Continue reading Life is an Adventure!
Wake-up Shake-up Berry Blitz, enjoyed as a pre-workout snack or an on-the-go sip. It is a healthy refreshing, light and energising drink. It is excellent for those who are lactose intolerant, as it contains no dairy products. Easy to make, with ingredients that are readily available from your local grocer. Blitz the ingredients together in a blender until smooth, pour and enjoy! Continue reading Wake-up Shake-up Berry Blitz!
Prepping for your next workout session? You don’t want to weigh yourself down with a heavy meal. Instead, you want something refreshing, light and energising! The “Lean Green Machine” is just what you need. Continue reading The Lean Green Machine!
It’s Monday, here is a Little Nudge, to push you into Tuesday and help you embrace the rest of the week! Continue reading Just a Little Nudge!
Real Life REBEL is a lifestyle blog, and we’ll be chatting up a storm about all things; Adventure, Trail Running, Mountain Biking, Running and Cycling Gear, Gadgets, Food, Lazy Days, Self Care and more. Continue reading We’re Off!