Dirt Diva Diaries

LET’S GET TECHNICAL: PART 1

  5 months ago

As for me and my bike, we’re done with 2016! It’s 31 December 2016, and I’m writing this from a sun lounger next to the pool. Yesterday I planned a riding date at Hemel and Aarde trails with my husband.  When he woke me this morning to go riding I was grumpy. I was flat….

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PIES AND LATTE’S ANYONE?

  8 months ago

There is one thing I don’t like about mountain biking – I can’t ride as much as I want to. For various reasons, the two main ones being safety and time constraints. For those very same reasons, I’m very much a weekend warrior, but that can’t keep me from staying fit and in top form….

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Why do you ride?

  8 months ago

This year is fast approaching its end and I have to wonder what do I have to show for it? Fearing that I might not like the answer I find myself quickly hopping to the next thought. When I finally force myself to think about this, the truth is I have a lot to show….

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See SA Untamed by Bike

  10 months ago

Estelle Pickard recently met an inspirational group of women: the Untamed Cycling ladies. They work to get women on their bikes and Estelle knows you’ll love to read about their tours. Somewhere between the crevices of Table Mountain there are three untamed adventurers that I feel the world should know about. These three make me…

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Take it Slow

  1 year ago

Molly Fitz-Patrick has decided not to ride the Houw Hoek MTB Tour. So what now for Molly’s Challenge? And what has she learnt from her six months as a mountain biker? I started to get a really uneasy feeling in my stomach whenever my thoughts went in that direction. I’ve barely been able to clock…

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So Many Mountains To Climb

  1 year ago

As the Houw Hoek Tour draws closer, Molly Fitz-Patrick is discovering that there are far more challenges to overcome than simply riding on the mountain, never mind training. Starting mountain biking is a challenge on its own. Starting it with the pressure of doing a stage race several months later is even more of a…

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It’s all about the fit

  2 years ago

It’s almost four months into Molly Fitz-Patrick’s challenge, and she’s starting to get a bit worried, yes even more worried than before… But at least she’s now set-up correctly on her brand new bike. Things have definitely happened but at the same time nothing has happened. I’ve only ridden a handful of times and still…

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Ready to Ride (almost)

  2 years ago

The challenge has been set, now it’s time to get to it. Over the last few weeks Molly Fitz-Patrick has been bike window-shopping. Since my last article I’ve got over the nerves quite a bit, even though I’m yet to mount a bicycle. It’s amazing what a bit of shopping can do for the mood,…

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It’s All Uphill From Here

  2 years ago

Meet Molly Fitz-Patrick, she’s the newest member of the Full Sus editorial team and we’ve set her a challenge: to complete the Houw Hoek MTB Tour in May 2016. There’s only one problem: Molly has never mountain biked before… You would never describe me as active; I certainly would never describe myself as such. In…

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