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!
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?
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
It is the 2nd of January. If you are like most people, you are still following your New Year's Resolutions to a T. I hate New Year's Resolutions. I think it was 5 years ago when I officially decided to stop making any new New Year’s Resolutions. I used to write them down religiously, until … Continue reading Why I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions
2020 was a turbulent year for all of us, myself included. There were a lot of ups and downs. Unfortunately, there were more downs than ups, but it did have its moments. A highlight for me this year was getting to do my first stage race with the Elite category at the Tour of Good … Continue reading Looking back at 2020 and what lies ahead
I continue to be blown away by the incredible variety of gravel cycling routes in Plettenberg Bay. I am taking full advantage of the riding here before I need to return home. On Sunday I did a 137km ride from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna. The ride starts out on the same road as the gravel … Continue reading Gravel cycling from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna and back
I will never forget my first 100km bicycle ride. I bonked so HARD! The same thing happened during my first 200km ride. Needless to say, I have learnt the hard way that bonking is not fun. Bonking in cycling is a very common phenomenon that I think every cyclist has experienced. Bonking is not something … Continue reading How to avoid BONKING and conquer every long ride!
This is the gravel cycling races in South Africa in 2021. This list of gravel cycling events is updated regularly to be as accurate as possible. If you know of a cycling race I need to add to this calendar, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merry Christmas! I hope all of you have a blessed day and that you get to spend it with the people you love. I for one am spending it camping with my family at the Keurbooms Forever Resort in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. I went for an 80km ride this morning. It was 4 years … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to psychoanalyze a hundred different metrics in order to get the most out of your power meter. You also do not need to be a professional cyclist to train with a power meter! Every Tom, Dick and Harry who rides a bike could greatly benefit from power … Continue reading 5 Power Meter Workouts Every Cyclist Should Do!