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
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
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 email@example.com.
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!
I have been cycling in Plettenberg Bay for years now, but this is the first time that I have a gravel bike with me! I can not believe what I was missing out on. I always knew that Plettenberg Bay had some epic off-road riding routes, but I never knew exactly how epic they were … Continue reading Prince Alfreds Pass: Gravel Cycling in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
The Pragma Gravel Breaker is one of the Pragma Bikes sold by YouTube personality Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider. Here I share details about my Pragma Gravel Breaker bike build, which came out to under 9KG! I also talk more about Pragma Bikes in general.
There is something that all great cyclist and runners have in common. You will see this if you watch professional sport on television, or if you have been fortunate enough to see a professional athlete train in real life. They all have incredible state control. What is State Control? State control in cycling or running … Continue reading The art of “state control” in cycling and running
The Western Cape is home to some of the best road cycling routes in South Africa. What I like about this part of the country, is that you have access to a wide variety of different scenic cycling routes. Depending on where in the Western Cape you live, you could choose to ride next to … Continue reading 7 Best Road Cycling Routes in the Western Cape, South Africa