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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…
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Tour de Qhubeka

Images via Strava stories HERE How awesome is the TDF? How ridiculous have MTN Qhubeka, presented by Samsung (official term used once here) been? The Qhubeka concept is close to me and how I feel. It …
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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 mu…
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My 4 Pillars

I’m sitting down with a cup of tea, purposefully to write something that may change your pace, or potentially you direction, even for a moment. In a world flooded with statements, viral videos and t…
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Attack the world!

Right. I need you to listen right now. Turn off the music, turn up the headphones and pay some attention here for a minute, or ten, or whatever it takes for you to get this to really sink in. First, I…
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Q1-2015

Jeepers 2015 is going so very well. I am nervous to jinx it at times. If I look at the progress going on around me and the big picture stuff coming to fruition I have to pinch myself at times. So let&…
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The Thing About Safety

Over the last few weeks, we have been rocked in the Western Cape by a new series of attacks on runners and cyclists in Tokai forest. One of our benchmark climbs has been declared a crime hotspot and m…
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My Rubbish

Good Morning / Afternoon / Evening. Thank you for taking the time to surf on over here and read what I write. It’s a little thing I hope I never take advantage of. We are all busy people. Some o…
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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 eac…
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The Truth

I mentioned on Twitter that this was my song for the year. Sure – its a little dark and loud, but its powerful and without some pain, life is but a dream. First post of 2015, right? Say somethin…
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