Cape Trek Pioneer: Stage 4 De Rust to Prince Albert

Today was hard for me, extremely hard. The stage started with the usual neutral zone to get safely out of De Rust. The pace picked up to lightening speed as soon as the vehicle pulled over. I was in the front bunch and could stay for exactly 2 minutes before I dropped off. As soon as the pace had picked up I could feel that … Continue reading Cape Trek Pioneer: Stage 4 De Rust to Prince Albert

Cape Pioneer Trek: Stage 2 George to Oudtshoorn

Today’s stage started off with a +/- 1 hour spin up Montagu Pass followed by a freewheeling flight into the community of Herold. From here on it was mostly open gravel road until Paardepoort where the climate changed to dry and hot temperature. The Karoo welcomed us with 40 degrees and made the last 40 kilometers a tough ride. While riding in these conditions it … Continue reading Cape Pioneer Trek: Stage 2 George to Oudtshoorn

Cape Pioneer Trek: Stage 1 Mossel Bay to George

We arrived in George to beautiful sunshine! Yes, no rain, no flooding, no gum boots but beautiful summer weather. It was a long day in the saddle for me with just over 6 hours of riding but certainly very eventful. It all started this morning in Mossel Bay. The leader’s jersey riders, including me, were allowed to start in front of the A group. Lined … Continue reading Cape Pioneer Trek: Stage 1 Mossel Bay to George

Dr Evil Classics: The last stretch of preparation for the Tour d’Afrique begins

People always ask me how I will prepare for the Tour d’Afrique. It’s simple, I do what I always do and race day and multi stage events. Apparently one gets fitter and stronger as the tour progresses. Everyone can go at their own pace and less fit riders will just spend a little longer in the saddle each day. I aim for a good base and prep … Continue reading Dr Evil Classics: The last stretch of preparation for the Tour d’Afrique begins