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Win! Run the AfricanX with Rehidrat Sport

Competition time! R10 000 in prizes up for grabs and its so super easy to win. Rehidrat Sport have an entry plus accommodation up for grabs in the AfricanX Trail Run. Quick overview here: When participants describe a race as “feeling like heaven”, then you know you’ve provided a sublime […]

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Beginners Guide to MTB Stage Racing

While the Wines2Whales Race is taking place this weekend, marking one of the big races for me this year (and especially so racing for Rehidrat Sport) I thought I might share some of the little things I have learned over the years, having now raced 5 x Sani2c races, a […]

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Cape Pioneer ’15: Stage 4

Last year, I had a very, very big meltdown on the Swartberg Pass. It was an emotional day out where the lights were on and then, suddenly, they were off. I was not quite sure what kind of day it was going to be today. Yesterday was a big day […]

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Cape Pioneer ’15: Stage 2

“Have you dropped the kids at the pool yet?” “How’s your gunnel ridge this morning?” “Is your leg still oozing?” Stage racing is not for the faint hearted. Essentially it’s a heaving, hungry mass of middle aged white dudes riding through the Karoo, mowing their way through buffets and Pilsener […]

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Cape Pioneer: Prologue

“DO NOT STUFF THIS UP” This seemed to be the words coming from most starters today. A fantastic route was thought out by the organisers to bring the race ‘to the people’ so to speak, before we head off into the wilderness to suffer in silence. The Cape Pioneer Trek […]

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Every man needs a war

There is something about struggle that can make us stronger. That is not under debate, the entire sports industry lives off that, and the rise of Crossfit as a mental release as much as a physical one is testament to the idea. But, I think we have it a little […]

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That winter funk

You know it. You feel it. Some even have a name for it. I am going to call it the winter funk. Generally it leaves me feeling as follows: – Tired – Lethargic – Hungry – This much motivation But I think its normal. Especially in our part of the […]

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Gentlemen Riding Tips

This year, I am doing some writing for Red Bull and this week, can you can find some info on tips for bunch riding like a real Gentleman. Here is the intro: There is a wild thing that lives within each one of us. There is a time and a […]

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2015 Athlete Manifesto

I hope that 2015 will be known as the year we went from goals to experiences, from results to journeys, as the base experience. I am not averse to winning or walking all over my goals, but it’s the way athletes pursue these things that has me concerned. I want […]

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In defence of nothing

So the bird’s in the hand and now what? The penny shiny in the dark belly of mr. piggy. The day dawns and dawns and may be in trouble of actually going anywhere. Trees migrate secretly up- ward. They might be saying all we need to be here if we […]

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