As I sit here on my indoor bike trainer on what would have been the first day of #myjoberg2c 2020 race, I am full of emotions. Sadness, frustration, annoyance, despondent… the list goes on and on. But the more I think of it, these emotions are smothered and extinguished with gallons gratitude and a big warm smiling heart.
I feel extremely humbled when I think back to everything that was apart of my journey right up to the day when we got the email to say the Joberg2c was not
When we were at Suikerbos Rand two or so weekends ago we came across a very serious accident about 24km in. It sounds like the cyclist was hit by a strong side wing while going down a long hill and she came off her bike sustaining very bad facial injuries but was sitting up and could feel her toes. In that area of SBR, the reception is not reliable and there were a few other riders on their phones trying to contact emergency services as well as the main gate of Suikerbos. As
Knowledge is like underwear. It’s useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off! Since starting this journey 7 weeks ago, the knowledge and understanding that I have picked up on all things MTBing has been liberating and fascinating – I have just loved it so far and told a friend the other day that it’s taken me 40 years to learn how to eat correctly… LOL! Surrounding myself and reaching out to people that can assist me with #myjoberg2C journey, asking uncle Google and
I have heard about the mysterious bag monster that lives in your bag during #joberg2c and eats up items of clothing and other odds and ends which you never find ever again….. Living out of a bag for 9 days (The maximum size of your bag allowed will be 100cm (L) x 36cm (H) x 39 (W)) with a new location every night and in a tent means that there has to be some serious organisation. If this is not high up on my priority list in terms of preparation, a little bag monster which re
I have always seen myself as a “low maintenance” kinda girl… but want to be even lower maintenance while on my bike - I still have a lot to learn here. I have a magic garage. My bike goes into it after a ride all dusty or muddy and comes our sparkling clean and riding like a dream! I have become a bit on the lax side in terms of looking after my bike and getting it ready for a ride not because I am too lazy to do it but because it gets done for me! Brett has taken on that rol
Photo by: Em gatland Let’s face it…the chance to ride your bicycle through parts of untouched South Africa from Gauteng all the way to the sea is any seasoned mountain biker's dream. The race is not solely dedicated to the winners and fastest times of the day, but more to allow every single rider a chance to enjoy and engage with their fellow riders, the landscapes and trails and the people and communities along the way. The joBerg2C legacy is not just about the race but a