Monthly Archives: June 2017

Camelroc Guest Farm

Camelroc

Great grravel road-tripping and seriously gritty trils here at Camelroc Guest Farm on the Lesotho border. know this, the Free State is NOT flat … superb technical mountain bike challenge for those keen on a proper high altitude mtb training session! Click here to view the pics

Letsatsi Private Game Lodge

Letstatsi

Finding so much Free State Funk here amidst the kopjes of Smithfield. The mountain bike trails at Letsatsi Lodge rock, while there are stacks of offroad routes to explore in the Isuzu too. Brilliant game viewing and birding to boot; even spotted an aardwolf over the bars on my ride yesterday.  

Road Trip – Cape Town to Letsatsi

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Early 4am mission out of Cape Town, cruising the highway in a cherry red Isuzu South Africa Xrider, courtesy of Lunga Ntsendwana. Brekkie in Baurfort West and lunch in Bethulie, all while shooting destinations for my new Moer And Gone book. Click here to view the pics   Now chilling at laid-back Letsatsi Game Lodge [...]

Beyond the Desert Edge

Beyond

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes … “. ~ T. E. Lawrence And so [...]

The #GreytEscape 2017

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Listen up, all you fat tyre fans … there’s a singletrack party happening in Greyton, and the good news is you’re all invited. I discovered dozens of fresh tracks during this past weekend’s #GreytEscape, and there’s no better event to put you in touch with all the fantastic MTB options here in #greyton. I’ve heard some folks [...]

KalahariChallenge 2017 Day 3 ~ Riders of the Thorn

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Welcome to #Day3 of the annual #KalahariChallenge in Botswana, as seen over the handle bars of your bike as you bomb this beaut of an African Stage Race. Or maybe we should say #BUTSWANA, as in ‘BUT not quite as you know it’, because the ride through this incredible country will surely deliver way more than you expected. Yup, there [...]

KalahariChallenge 2017 ~ Day #2

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Welcome to #Day2 of the annual #KalahariChallenge in Botswana, as seen over the handle bars of your bike as you bomb this beaut of an African Stage Race. Or maybe we should say #BUTSWANA, as in ‘BUT not quite as you know it’, because the ride through this incredible country will surely deliver way more than you expected. Yup, there [...]

KalahariChallenge 2017 ~ Registration & Day 1

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Welcome to Botswana, as seen over the handle bars of your bike during the annual #KalChall MTB Stage Race. Or maybe we should say #BUTSWANA, as in ‘BUT not quite as you know it’, because this incredible ride will surely deliver way more than expected. Sure, there are the odd patches of sand (it’s the desert after all, [...]