Suikerbos Cycling Brilliance, Challenging Climbs, Fast Descents

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

Belnori-Train-Bridge Excursion, 120 km later!

Sunday, 20 March 2022, Belnori-Train-Bridge Excursion ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ๐Ÿž! Fabulous ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฅณ! 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!

Windy Belnori Cheezy Dash

Windy Belnori Cheezy Dash ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒช๐Ÿง€๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅžโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿฅณ! 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

Mother Cow! REBEL-Day Trail Night Ride!

Weekend Things! Friday, 21 August 2020. REBEL-Day 2020 ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿป was a fabulous affair! Endearing wishes and messages โ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’Œ received, followed by a relaxed and pampered day ๐Ÿคฉ! Then the ultimate excitement for the day! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Mother Cow ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ˜! REBEL-Day ๐Ÿฅณ … Continue reading Mother Cow! REBEL-Day Trail Night Ride!

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

The seasons are turning ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒผ! Rubber side down ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ and toe-to-tar ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ sessions are at the order of the day! Saturday, 1 August 2020, was enjoyed on the Mountain Bikeย ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ, riding 80 km of mostly gravel and small farm roadsย ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿž๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ›. The ride took us to … Continue reading The seasons are turning! Rubber side down! Toe-to-tar!

Gravel and Dust

On Saturday 25 July 2020, I ventured out and enjoyed a fabulous Gravel Ride in the countryside ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿœ๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿžโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜! The Cow-House-Oxbow-Gran-Fondo Ride ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ kicked into action at 8 am. What is a Gran Fondo Ride? It is a long-distance bicycle ride … Continue reading Gravel and Dust

Self-motivation and 5-Star Service!

Falke SA and Dawn Wing Couriers made my day with their 5-Star โญ๏ธ Service ๐Ÿงฆ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿšš๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ! Thank You ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜! I’m doing a training ride this Saturday ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ, The Mini Munga, 6hr Ride – FTR, distance ยฑ105 km, with an avg. elevation … Continue reading Self-motivation and 5-Star Service!

The best view comes after the hardest climb!

26 km Testing the Spares ๐Ÿฆต Fueling โ›ฝ๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ the Mojo ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜ kind of ride! Right Hamstring Sensitive! Right Quadriceps Tendon Stiff ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ? Not sure what I did ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜œ! Niggle better today after Anti-inflammatory ๐Ÿ’Š+ TLC! Little post-ride caffeine โ˜•๏ธ sweetened with berry biscuits ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿช๐Ÿ˜‹! Naughty but nice ๐Ÿ˜‡! Ride Avg. ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ not too shabby, considering ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ˜…! … 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 ๐Ÿคฉ! Absolutely loved it ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿ’จ! Clocked โœ… 103,47 km, with and Elevation Gain ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ of 1,108 m, and burned 2845 Cal ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜ƒ! This ride also … Continue reading Blackwattle-Kakiebos-Jive

Notched VO2 Max to 41!

Easy 10 km this morning ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿฅถ! 3 STRAVA Badges in 1 Day ๐ŸŽ–๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜œ! Keeping the system healthy with a Triple Action Vitamin C Booster, Omegas, and a healthy dose of fresh winter fruit, veg and protein ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅฌ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿ—๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ˜‹! Contemplating life ๐Ÿฅบ! … Continue reading Notched VO2 Max to 41!

Taking the Edge Off Life!

Taking the edge off life, putting thoughts of COVID-19 and the current state ofย ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆย aside, I took the Curves for a Spin this morningย ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ˜œ! Energizing my Mojo Babyย ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŒŸ! Pedallingย ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธย along, dodging the 6-9 AM crowd๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜…! Training Load is lookingย ๐Ÿ‘€ย betterย ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜! Yay, earned a … Continue reading Taking the Edge Off Life!


Rosemary-Oxbow-Loopย ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ5โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜! Absolutely loved it! Fab MTB ride, yesterdayย ๐Ÿคฉ! Great groupย ๐Ÿ‘! Fabulous 76.91 km Gravel Rideย ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธย withย #StofpadTrappers! Theย #BlackStallionย ๐Ÿšฒย behaved himself, had an absolutely awesome time on the bike with great Peeps! Continue reading Rosemary-Oxbow-Loop!

Celebrate Pleasure!

Walk On The Wild Side Baby๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ”Š๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ˜! Icy Chocolate Affair ๐Ÿคฉ! 100 km MTB ride ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ on Saturday past, called for a recovery ride the next day! My taste buds however demanded a serious chocolate ๐Ÿซ ice-cream ๐Ÿฆ invasion ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜! Compromise … Continue reading Celebrate Pleasure!