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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hi Peeps

Sorry for the late update. Work was upon as too soon but here are a few pics to show you how it went.

See http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=317896&id=519477288  for more photos.

Overall a great experience, we learnt a few lessons on our first trip but have come out wizer and already plannig our next trip. Up here in Gauteng we don't really see that much touring but I was pleasantly surprised with the people we saw along the route, the hospitality of the places we stayed and just the overall friendliness we encountered along the way. When doing races we tend to be too focussed in reaching a goal or time we anticipated, but often we forget the pure pleasure of just riding your bike and even more so if it's your primary transportation. But this time we definately didn't miss the gemsbokke running along with us or the many rapotors we saw along the way.

Francois

Thursday, December 9, 2010

How it all started.

Everyone will know I am quite a keen mountain biker. When seeing what I could do this holiday that involves a lot of biking I came to realize that touring will be the ideal solution for combining mtb'ing while seeing the country. I started planning the trip early July, soon afterwards I started to look for people on the hub to join me for either the whole tour or sections along the way.

see: Thehubsa

The route has bee somewhat changed from the original concept but stays mainly the same.

see: Google maps

Thanks in advance for eddy on thehub for letting us stay at his place in Calitzdorp.

Heres to the one week countdown.

Will keep you updated on the ride.

Monday, December 6, 2010

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And so the planning begins.

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The last week in the office, can't wait for the holiday to begin.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Just as I got the panniers sorted.