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TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015 – Day 3

MTB 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

MTB2

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

MTB1

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

Lenore

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

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 [...]

Loxia Living

Loxia

The #mirrorless revolution has sparked a need in me to move back to my original photographic roots. In those early days before digital, I shot from the hip with a metal-body F1 and a 50mm lens, and spent hours in the darkroom developing my monochrome prints. I’m not quite ready to venture back into that [...]

Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge

Sabrina Love

The annual Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge, sponsored by Stonehage and Discovery, once again enthralled locals and visitors to Plettenberg Bay. This premier Bitou town has firmly established itself as an unparalleled adventure centre along the Garden Route, with the multi-day Sabrina Love event further confirming its status as a tourism town for outdoor enthusiasts of [...]

In the Footsteps of the Great Farini

Lost City

Apparently there is a mythical Lost City of the Kalahari, situated somewhere amidst the shifting dunes and arid outcrops of the transcendental Kgalagadi landscape. This is if you care to believe the writings of Canadian explorer William Leonard Hunt, a man who also went by the stage name of … wait for it … The [...]

Just Another

False Bay morning

Summer is back and the Cape Peninsula rocks in the morning, especially if you get up Clovelly Peak before sunrise, and with a whole host of trail-running legends in tow. Noel Ernstzen, Roelande Greyling, Stuart Doc Hutcheson, Peter Kirk and Jade Jon De Hutton did the running, while Kim Stephens hung around looking pretty on [...]

Spur Adventure Duo Challenge : Paul Cluver 2014

Spur Duo

Chilled vibes out at Paul Cluver Wine Estate today for the first SPUR Adventure Duo of the Summer Season. As usual, the ‘Taste for Life’ crowd were out in full force, enjoying the stunning surrounds and superb trails characterising one of the Winelands’ top MTB (and wine-tasting) destinations. With a range of categories, from Racing-Snake [...]

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