Wines2Whales – Meeting an old friend

This last weekend was a spectacular one. I was incredibly excited. Never before had I done Wines2Whales but was intrigued by all the fuss that was going on almost 1 year before and leading up to the event. It was a new event for me but to a large extend it felt like visiting an old friend. Many years ago I had ridden the W2W … Continue reading Wines2Whales – Meeting an old friend

The Queen’s stage: from Prince Albert to Calitzdorp

What an amazing day it was! I felt great, my legs were back to normal and consolidated my 3rd position in GC with the fourth girl being now over 1 hour behind me. We started the day with a little spin up the Swartberg Pass this time from Prince Albert side. It felt much easier than the previous day’s grind up from De Rust. I … Continue reading The Queen’s stage: from Prince Albert to Calitzdorp

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 3 Kammanassie – The Hike

Today we were invited to ride trails in the Kammanassie that have never been ridden by bicycles before. This, however, will remain after today’s stage. It was hiking at its best. Over 1 hour of pushing the bike up a steep incline in fact so steep that my lower back muscles started cramping from the rather awkward movements. But I am getting ahead of myself, … Continue reading Cape Pioneer Trek: Stage 3 Kammanassie – The Hike