About the Author

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Liv GifKath Fourie is a project manager, a Masters student, a double UCI Masters World Champs medal winner and now a regular contributor to Full Sus. She can be found on the trails of Howick with her little pack of trail dogs, and Mark Millar, chasing down KOMs.

Liv Beyond

LIV BEYOND: RIPPING IT UP ON THE HAIL 2

  1 month ago

Regular columnist and mtb-junkie Kath Fourie, spent some time with Giant’s new female specific enduro machine. One of Liv’s most exciting productions in 2017 has been that of the Liv Hail. The Hail is a female specific, 160mm travel Enduro bike that is built first and foremost for descending, but is designed with comfortable climbing…

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LIV BEYOND: SUSPENSION- A TALE OF 2 BIKES

  3 months ago

Mountain bikes offer different suspension setups for different types or riders. Regular columnist Kath Fourie recently found out that less travel is not necessarily a bad thing. When I first bought my own bicycle, I had no idea that bikes came with different suspension measurements. However, it didn’t take long for me to find out…

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ACTUALLY, I CAN – REDEFINE LIMITS

  5 months ago

Recently I was scanning through the news online, when an impressive image caught my eye. It was a photograph of a young women in full aqua coloured hijab flying along on a Liv Triathlon bike. Extreme athleticism is not often associated with the Islamic dress code, but one Liv athlete has taken great running, swimming…

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CORE STRENGTH TRAINING = LESS PAINING

  8 months ago

When I was 24-years-old, I was late for work and dashed to the car in the rain. My arms were full and I slipped going down into the garage and bounced down a flight of stairs on my backside. After 6 months of chronic back spasms and misdiagnosis, it turned out I had slipped two…

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Goals for life, vehicles to take you there

  8 months ago

As a young person, I was never very goal orientated. I was pretty happy to cruise along, never trying massively hard to achieve much. I found I really struggled to make proper friends at school, and I was bad at sports. I was rubbish to be honest, and extremely rotund, which gave me very little…

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Frankie du Toit’s Top Tips for Marathon Racing

  10 months ago

When people mention the word ‘marathon’ to Kathryn Fourie, her mind generally flashes to visions of lean leg muscles crunching away on some hellish climb up a never-ending dirt road. So she roped in someone with lean leg muscles, to share some XCM know-how. I think about crunching away for a minimum of 60km and…

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Growing Kids on Bikes

  10 months ago

There is something about seeing a tiny person completely focussed on riding a bicycle, which is kind of cool, writes Kathryn Fourie. And we wholeheartedly agree. Furrowed brows, shifting their balance from side to side over the seat, bulbous helmet sitting at a jaunty angle, eyes looking ahead… a huge smile splitting ear-to-ear when they…

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Dressed For Success

  1 year ago

Winter brings with it short days, chilly evenings and often some of the best riding conditions of the year recons Kathryn Fourie. However, to make hay while the sun weakly shines, you need to get all Game of Thrones and be like “winter is coming”. Burrowing deeper under the down duvet the other day, I…

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Riding Solo ‘coz YOLO

  1 year ago

Riding solo is necessary for many of us quite often muses Kathryn Fourie. The risk of taking a slam to the head may seem remote, but if you’re prone to riding alone there are a few easy safety tactics one can easily take advantage of. Recently, a friend of ours was out riding along the…

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Garden Gnomes and Mystery Trails

  1 year ago

Howick seems to be on the lips of many riders at the moment, with a refreshed energy buzzing along the trails writes local lass, Kathryn Fourie. Many South African cyclists have heard of or experienced the Karkloof trail network, particularly over the past few years. However, while Karkloof is still pretty spectacular, the neighbouring trail…

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