Grayton Classic 2016 – Day 1

Very quick upload on #Day1 of the #GreytonClassic MTB STage Race. The first day saw riders missioning into the Overberg hills along some serious gravel road climbs, with a few proper descents chucked in for good measure.

Top of the riding pops must go to the Rocky Horror Climb and consecutive Luislang Descent; these two new sections of singletrack were created specifically for this year’s #GreytonClassic, and rates as proper fun.

More stoke to follow tomorrow, with #Day2 combined with the regular MTB Challenge ride. More info atwww.greytonclassic.co.za

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Kalahari MTB Challenge – Day 3

Sitting at JHB Airport with dust in my ears and eyes, and up my ass, but with a huge smile on my face. What an incredible experience it has been to shoot the #KalahariChallenge up in Botswana these past few days.

If you’re keen on a serious session of #AdventureMTB, add this to your Do-List right away. Trippy singletrack windy-windy through the African savannah, littered with mother-cruncher climbs, endo-enducing sandy slipways, and errant kamikaze goats, this is a ride of bucket-list brilliance.

Good to catch up with a bunch of mates from way back, including Clinton Mac and Nicholas Mulder, and meet up with a quiver of brand new faces. Tip of the hat to Matthew Gibsonand Garth Armstrong and Seamus and Fiona Coward andKelly Fraser – you guys flippen rock. That was a pretty flawless event.

If you feel the itch, go scratch it at www.kalaharichallenge.comright now, and sign up for 2017 – it is about as much fun as you can have on two (650b+) wheels. And when you get to good old Gabs, have a St. Louis Lager on that spectacular over-the-bar face plant I performed when I got a bit windgat on the dikwiel. Fun and games, bru, fun and games 🙂

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Published Stuff – Latest

Some of my published articles from the 20-odd local and international mags and newspapers I contribute to. Have focused on a range of features, from extreme sport to family and adventure travel, just to prove you can teach an old dog new tricks.

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Roads Less Travelled

A few more Edits from last week’s Northern Cape trip, a gravel-travel journey that time-lined me, Kay and Grace through the forgotten dorps and magnificent landscapes characterising this bewitching region.

Garies, Kamieskroon, Hondeklipbaai, Tankwa, Leliefontein, Calvinia, Soebatsfontein, Koiingnaas, Sarrisam, Soutfontein, Wallekraal … and of course the incomparable Namaqua and Tankwa-Karoo National Parks.

Thanks for a million beautiful memories 🙂

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