South Africa’s very own Mont Ventoux!

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!

What are the best cycling shoes for bicycle touring?

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?

How I FAILED at the Everesting Cycling Challenge

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

Why I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions

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

Looking back at 2020 and what lies ahead

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

Gravel cycling from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna and back

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

How to avoid BONKING and conquer every long ride!

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!

Merry Christmas!

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!

5 Power Meter Workouts Every Cyclist Should Do!

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!