Monthly Archives: February 2015

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015 – The Final Stage

Today unarguably marked the end of a fantastic beginning, that is for sure. History was made as the inaugural TransCape MTB Stage Race went into its final day here in the Winelands, with the riders taking on a tortuous route over the rugged Cape Fold ranges along nearly 80km of track all the way to […]

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015 – Day 6

Good things are worth waiting for, and Greyton is a case in point. With the additional evening presentations (and all the wine flowing at the Gala Banquet) I sort of missed out on uploading the images for the route section between Greyton and Villiersdorp. Good thing, as it allowed me to vicariously re-live what to […]

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015 – Day 5

So, the Saffas eventually took a Stage at the Transcape MTB Stage Race here in their own backyard! It was left to the manne from #Team27 – Martin Lambrecht and Rory Attridge – to step up to the plate, and they did so in fine form today, bagging their win on #Stage5 from Swellendam to […]

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015 – Day 4

Four days in, and the Belgian Team Versluys are still hanging on to their lead. The competition are hotting up though, and with the weather cooling down, I’m hoping to see one of the SA teams take a stage off these two amazing athletes. Today was basically mountain biking heaven for stage racers, with constantly […]

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015 – Day 3

No Country for Old Men … this is the movie I thought about most today on my bike and in the car as we documented yet another day of the inaugural TransCape MTB event. Sweeping minimalist panoramas, badland views, tension in the air … that kind of thing The faces this morning told a story […]

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015 – Day 2

I know MTB Stage Racers are supposed to be tough, but today again made me realise why mountain biking is the Sport of Real Heroes. George to Calitzdorp, over Montagu Pass, plus the gruelling Gamkaberg jeep-track, and then 40km of gravel road into a head wind. Damn. This equates to around 3000m of altitude gain […]

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015 – Day 1

Anybody who knows the Garden Route, will know that the riding in this area is not really for Sissies. If you start at Knysna, you start at the coast, and the only way to go is up (if you can’t walk on water, that is). The full complement of hundred riders – each and everyone […]

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015 – Day 0

Knysna is always a great spot, and it is therefore now onder that this is the start venue chosen for the inaugural TRANSCPAPE MTB Stage Race. With the registration happening at the famed Mitchells’ Brewery, a huge buzz surrounded the start field as they arrived at the start venue. Seven days of gruelling riding awaits […]

Rock Stars of Trail

Waking up at 4AM for a dawn shoot may be a little testing when a chilly wind is whipping up the Peninsula fynbos, but if you get to spend it with a bunch of legends … who the hell cares. A 3hr window of opportunity and two major brands meant we had to pull out […]