For this edition, Rochez O’Grady has decided to hand it to you on a platter: how to be epic at the Cape Epic. This means what to do before, during and after an event – particularly for a long distance ride, so that you can perform at your peak. You […]
In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus discusses the how nutritional strategies may help those who are time-strapped get the most out of their training. In previous additions of this coaching column I have discussed topics such as polarised training, periodization, tapering and most recently high intensity training. But as I […]
Fantastic riding, riveting rock climbing, world-class trout fishing and some of SA’s best hiking trails … damnit, what are you guys waiting for?!? Photographs and words by Jacques Marais. Local Buzz: Waterval Boven (now Emgwenya – or the ever-so-scary sounding ‘Place of the Crocodile’) used to be an old railway […]
12 issues ago we started Full Sus. A little newspaper that had (has) big aspirations and was given very little chance at survival, but like the blokes that sleep in tents and are doing the Epic, we have gutsed it out. Realistically we are probably only on day two of […]
Any rider who has ridden for a few years knows that bike mechanics sometimes do make mistakes. Conversely, all bike mechanics know that customers often blame them for faults the customers themselves caused. And Stirling Senior knows that mechanics and customers are reluctant to admit to their mistakes (sounds like […]
There’s nothing like a ride for getting you out into the amazing flora of the Western Cape! Oakpics is a Strand based photographic company. They shoot a vast array of events, covering everything from wild horses to weddings. But it’s in MTB that they’ve carved out a niche as one of the leaders in the field. If you spot them on the trails, usually when you’re […]
Somewhere around 2009 Jeanne-Louise Wiese stumbled across the little town of Greyton on a Western Cape road trip. She so enjoyed the tranquil little village, where local kids ride horses through the streets, that she decided there and then to visit whenever she could.
AmaRider’s Meurant Botha gets weekly requests from landowners and riders who want to develop new trails on their properties or in their backyards. Sadly most of these ideas or dreams do not materialise, primarily because of budget or permission restraints. So in the next series of articles, Meurant will shed […]
With the Epic just around the corner and having just lead three, four day training camps on the actual 2014 route, James Thornhill-Fisher has listed some must have items, that in his extensive experience you’ll need to ensure you make it to the finish line.
Rochez O’Grady was thrilled to hear the ladies would be taking over in this edition, and so she was more than happy to do the same for her piece this month. There’s a topic that stood out as she’d seen it repeatedly throughout her career, read it in research papers […]