#myjoberg2c - One Women's Journey to 9 Days of Mountain Biking Adventure. Week 8
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 soon as we got her stable and warm, we offered to ride on to find reception to call EMS and luckily found a ranger not too much further on and alerted him.
This incident got me thinking of “what if it happens to me?” Running through this scenario I realised the importance of my ICE ID. I-in C-case or E-emergency. I religiously wear my ICE ID around my wrist whether I am running or riding. Brett even used to put his on Kim when she was little and we were in large crowds just in case she got separated from us. This can really make a huge difference as to what the outcome may be if you ever find yourself in this situation.
ICE ID says a lot about you, not only in the event of an emergency but also as a lifestyle statement. Whether you're a runner, cyclist, walker, hiker, climber, surfer, swimmer, kayaker, or just someone who doesn't spend their life on the couch, you should wear ID. We don’t think twice about wearing a seat belt or a cycling helmet, yet we repeatedly venture outdoors with no identification. It's not just adults that need ID, kids need it too. Every child at every time of the day should have ID, whether at school, riding a bike, playing in the park, in a shopping centre, at the beach or visiting friends. Imagine paramedics not knowing who to contact simply because we did not have ID. In the event of an emergency, minutes matter!
If you have a medical condition/allergy then wearing a ICE ID bracelet is of paramount importance for quick recognition of your medical conditions, allergies, medications, or treatment wishes; this leads to faster and more effective medical treatment.
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ICE ID speaks for you in the event of an emergency, if you become unresponsive.
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A ICE ID can help save your life and the lives of those you love.
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This was a tough week for me on the energy level side of things.
I hit major energy slumps in the afternoons with me bonking at about 2.5km on my usual 6km run that I do almost every day. It’s something I will take up with Sarlene, my sports nutritionist when I see her next but it really SUCKED – I felt terrible!
I hooked up with 2 girlfriends this week… it was proper GIRL POWER! Both are incredible riders in their own ways.
I rode with Victoria Rose from @ridelikeagirlmtbskills www.masteringmtbskills.com to work on a few technical climbing skills which was incredible for me to learn that slight adjustments to body positioning helped me climb a loose, rocky and steep hill with ease. I also learnt how to stop and start on steep inclines as well as learning how to ride sharp hair pin bends on steep downs… more about these skills in another diary entry.
Then hit the hills of Suikerbos Rand again with @nickygreek beating my previous personal best by 7 minutes which was awesome! I am down to 2.51 hours for a loop! The only thing is that I now need to beat that time now!
I focussed on pre and post nutrition before my Suikerbos ride which I believe made a huge impact on my performance. On the bike, Nicky and I were talking so much I slacked a bit with eating regularly but still felt strong from start to finish!
17th February – 23rd February
Mountain Biking : 63km
Indoor Cycling : 0
Running : 20.28m
Pee Squats : 240
Total Training summary from 1st January 2020
Mountain Biking : 602.15km
Indoor Cycling : 5 hours 52 minutes
Running : 163.7km
Pee Squats : 1520
Weight loss : To be updated
Yours in adventure
"To me, old age is always 20 years older that I am… sorry to everyone that’s 60! The older I get, my life gets more and more adventurous and I am absolutely loving it! Being 40 is knowing what I want, who I am and proud of what I have become. I am a partner to the most amazing guy, mother (well, step mom really but I don’t like that description) to Kim who’s turning 12, a very grateful entrepreneur of a bustling catering company which has grown into a healthy happy business over the last 5 years, I am a friend, a sister, an aunt and a daughter… I am who I have made myself into and I love it! I started riding in 2012 and it fast became a part of me… the personal challenges it brings, the smile I get after achieving, the social side of it, the chance to exhale after a busy week – you don’t need a therapist if you ride a bicycle, especially if it’s a mountain bike!"
“The fun begins where the tar ends”
joberg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never travelled across four provinces of South Africa. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding. The communities, the trails, the landscapes and the feast of flavours all conspire to make this a journey for the soul. for more info visit their website: https://www.joberg2c.co.za/