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 […]
In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus shares his favourite high intensity training session, tips on how to best perform these sessions, together with the scientific evidence.
Kick-ass climbs, bush tunnels, rumbling thunderstorms, outback trails and superb single-track… that’s Mankele MTB Park for you. If you and your bike ever get to Mpumalanga, this is one stop-over you can’t miss. Photographs and word by Jacques Marais.
The Prize: ICEdot may be new to South Africa, but they’re making big strides in the field of rider safety. Their crash sensor (read the Full Sus test on page 27) alerts your nearest and dearest in the case of you having a crash and being unable to call for […]
“I’m a little bored with riding so I started trail running”… wtf? Bored of riding and then running to alleviate boredom seems to be the buzz phrase right now and I have quite literally heard it from at least half a dozen people. Really? Surely then you are riding for […]