The adventure started with a 15-hour road trip from Cape Town to Lesotho intercepted with a quick overnight stop in Nieu-Bethesda, a quaint little artist’s town in the Eastern Cape. The moment we crossed the border over to Lesotho, the landscape started changing and so did the weather. Welcomed by heavy rain clouds it wasn’t long until the heavens opened, and dusty roads turned into … Continue reading Full Sus: The Kingdom Enduro – Africa’s Most Badass Enduro
Check out my recent article in the Full Sus on why skills development on the mountain bike is so important. Click on the image to open the article. Continue reading Full Sus: Skills development never ends!
We left Windhoek behind and turned towards Weissenfels in the mountains. It took not even 11km and the road changed from smooth tarmac to beautiful mountainous gravel. A real test were the 6-8% gradients after 1500 km on totally pan flat roads. It took a few hills to wake up the climbing legs. The views were incredible making 114km fly by very quickly. That afternoon … Continue reading Stage 76-78: Windhoek to Sossusvlei & The Naked Mile
The day we left Lusaka was rainy and relatively cold. After weeks of melting temperatures, it was fabulous to take out the jackets and long pants to keep warm. After wearing two sets of shorts and t-shirts (off the bike) for weeks on end, it was a great feeling to showcase something a bit different. It was wet and dirty with thick traffic all the … Continue reading Lusaka to Vic Falls
It doesn’t get easier! After a quick breather in Lilongwe we headed to the Malawian border. Ahead was a week of long miles and a decent amount of climbing. Physically I felt good and prepared to tackle the next section but mentally, I sensed, was going to be a tough one. After almost three months of constant riding, permanently stressful situations on the road with … Continue reading Lilongwe (Malawi) to Lusaka (Zambia)