This weekend, a friend and I decided to tackle the iconic Jonaskop Mountain climb located between Villiersdorp and Worcester in South Africa. The climb has been dubbed “the hardest road climb in South Africa”, a title which once again held true on Saturday. The climb was extra tough this time around due to my lack … Continue reading South Africa’s very own Mont Ventoux!
Here is the reality that I, as a vegan, hate to admit… most people will fail on a vegan diet. I have met more ex-vegans than I have actually met vegans. Isn’t that ironic? However, it is not necessarily that a vegan diet is flawed. On the contrary, a vegan diet done well is an … Continue reading Learning from Reddit: Why people fail on a vegan diet
If you are looking for a brutally challenging, yet mesmerizingly beautiful mountain climb, look no further than Jonaskop. Jonaskop is arguably the toughest tarred climb in South Africa. Today marked my 4th summit of the mountain and I figured it is high time I share this experience with you. Jonaskop Mountain Climb There is a … Continue reading Cycling up Jonaskop: the hardest tarred climb in South Africa
It is already the 21st day of the new year and therefore the 21st day of Veganuary! What is Veganuary you may ask? Veganuary is an annual challenge that encourages people to follow a vegan lifestyle for the month of January. I know I am a bit late with this. The idea only popped into … Continue reading How to stay vegan during Veganuary and after
This is the first post in my new blog series, Q & A Friday’s. Every Friday I will choose one comment I received, either in the comment section of one of my blog post or on my social media platforms. This week the question I will be answering is, “What are the best cycling shoes … Continue reading What are the best cycling shoes for bicycle touring?
I miss a lot of things from Thailand. I miss the friendly people, cheap cost of living and the beautiful mountains, but most of all I miss the Thai food. The flavors of this Thai Red Curry Recipe take me back to the time I spent in Thailand. I can never get it to taste … Continue reading Thai Red Curry Recipe
Yesterday I published part one of Cycling Across Africa: My journey from Cairo to Cape Town. It received a lot of positive feedback and I would like to thank everyone who read and commented on it! If you missed yesterday’s blog post, I will leave a link below for you to check it out. I … Continue reading Cycling Across Africa: My journey from Cairo to Cape Town (Part 2)
When I got married in 2017, I signed the marriage register with one huge caveat: I would one day be able to temporarily leave my wife, and go cycling across Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town – however long that took. It had been a decade-long dream for me – I saw it as the … Continue reading Cycling Across Africa: My journey from Cairo to Cape Town (Part 1)
As you will know if you read yesterday’s blog post, I have the Corona Virus! Fortunately, I am recovery well and I have had nothing more than a minor flu with a sore throat. While Covid-19 might not have been a big deal for me, it got me thinking about the time I was seriously … Continue reading I thought I was going to die.
On Tuesday I received an SMS to let me know that I have tested positive for the Corona Virus. I was expecting to get a positive test result based on how I was feeling, but obviously it is still a shock. As you will know if you read my previous few blog posts, I spent … Continue reading I have the Corona Virus!
For most people, attempting the Everesting Cycling Challenge will be the hardest ride they have ever done. I was no different. I attempted an “Everesting” for the first time in 2017 and failed miserably. I attempted one again later that same year, but failed again. This is the story of my first TWO unsuccessful Everesting … Continue reading How I FAILED at the Everesting Cycling Challenge
Hi everyone! This is just to let you know that I am starting a new series on my blog called Q & A Friday’s! I have been getting a lot of questions about different topics in the comment section of my blog posts. I think having a day of the week that I answer one … Continue reading Blog Announcement: New Series!
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