Friday , 21 February 2020

A BEER WITH: ‘TREAD BUFFALO’ GD KOTZEE

A BEER WITH: ‘TREAD BUFFALO’ GD KOTZEE

  The TREAD Buffalo Category became a hit in its first year, adding a whole new dimension to mountain bike racing for those weighing 90kg or more. For GD Kotzee, a former provinci ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY: TRAINING WITH DIRECTION

CAPE EPIC DIARY: TRAINING WITH DIRECTION

  So I got my results from my first FTP (Function Threshold Power) test. They read as follows: Max Heart Rate: 187 beats per minute Structural Aerobic Conditioning (STE) HR: ...

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CAPE EPIC DIARY: MY GREAT DILEMMA

CAPE EPIC DIARY: MY GREAT DILEMMA

  My teammate for the 2015 ABSA Cape Epic is fellow Joburg cyclist, Issy Zimmerman. Issy is a couple of years older than me, but has an ‘engine’ of note! He’s become a bit bored o ...

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ROOKIE PROJECT: BASIC BIKE MAINTENANCE

ROOKIE PROJECT: BASIC BIKE MAINTENANCE

    Our bikes have looked after us well over the years. They’ve got us through those hectic rock gardens when we had our eyes tightly shut. They’ve soldiered on bravely ...

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DE GROOT, WILLIAMSON CLAIM WINES2WHALES TITLE

DE GROOT, WILLIAMSON CLAIM WINES2WHALES TITLE

  South African marathon mountain bike champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) and Britain’s Catherine Williamson (Asrin Cycling), teamed up to secure one last title for the ...

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THE MUNGA DIARY: BENCHMARK 1

THE MUNGA DIARY: BENCHMARK 1

  Having never done an ultra-endurance bicycle race before, I figured the best way to tackle The Munga is by doing some longer distance rides that will test me physically, me ...

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TORQ ZONE ACADEMY LAUNCHES CYTECH TECHNICAL 1 ONLINE COURSE

TORQ ZONE ACADEMY LAUNCHES CYTECH TECHNICAL 1 ONLINE COURSE

  Torq Zone Academy, which recently introduced Cytech™ Technical training in South Africa, announced today that their online module Cytech™ Technical 1 Theory South Africa (C ...

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DE GROOT, STENERHAG DOMINATE PE-PLETT

DE GROOT, STENERHAG DOMINATE PE-PLETT

South African mountain bike marathon champion, Robyn de Groot and Sweden’s national marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag, combined forces as team Biogen Toyota Cape Brewing Company ...

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A BEER WITH: THE ‘CHIEF SPRUIT FAIRY’

A BEER WITH: THE ‘CHIEF SPRUIT FAIRY’

It’s probably the most popular mountain bike trail in South Africa, but it’s not purely a mountain bike trail. The Braamfontein Spruit in Johannesburg is a public urban green belt ...

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THE MUNGA DIARY: DOES FEAR MOTIVATE YOU TOO?

THE MUNGA DIARY: DOES FEAR MOTIVATE YOU TOO?

  Different things motivate different people. When it comes to racing bicycles, my biggest motivator is fear. Fear of excessive suffering and pain; fear of race-induced injur ...

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