Thursday , 6 August 2020

 

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PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

PURSUIT CHALLENGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL – AND REVIVAL

“Do you know all my passwords?” asked my wife, Joanne, after just less than an hour had passed during the 84km Pursuit Challenge at Buffelsdrift on Tuesday. “If I die on this ride, you’re going to need to know all my passwords,” she said as we made o ...

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JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED TO MOUNTAIN BIKER’S KILLER

JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED TO MOUNTAIN BIKER’S KILLER

I was standing behind a row of policemen as they threatened to arrest a group of silent protesters that gathered at the Randburg Magistrates Court on Wednesday 29 July where the case for the death of mountain biker, Steve Preston was to begin. The tw ...

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THE ONE SIMPLE CHANGE THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR RIDING INSTANTLY

THE ONE SIMPLE CHANGE THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR RIDING INSTANTLY

It may seem complicated, but it isn’t really. When riding a mountain bike there are really only a handful of basics you need to learn; and once they become second nature, you will not only feel more confident while riding, but will also be able to go ...

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THE FUTURE OF SA MTB ACCORDING TO ERICA GREEN

THE FUTURE OF SA MTB ACCORDING TO ERICA GREEN

If we were to choose a First Lady of South African mountain biking, it would be foolish to name anyone other than Erica Green. Today she’s a mum, a business owner and a coach, but it’s her journey that began almost three decades ago and includes two ...

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SAFETY IN NUMBERS – LET’S TRY RIDE TOGETHER

SAFETY IN NUMBERS – LET’S TRY RIDE TOGETHER

The Covid-19 lockdown has thrown our regular riding routines into disarray. No events or organised club rides are permitted, but we are all riding as much as ever, some of us even more. Riding alone remains as dangerous as ever, possibly more so with ...

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COLD COMFORT: HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER RIDES

COLD COMFORT: HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER RIDES

In South Africa we are fortunate to have relatively mild winters, and the days usually warm up enough to ride fairly comfortably with only one extra layer, or some arm warmers. We do get some seriously cold snaps though, which send us rummaging throu ...

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THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FEMALE AND MALE MOUNTAIN BIKERS

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FEMALE AND MALE MOUNTAIN BIKERS

I started instructing mountain bike skills clinics in 2010. Having taught over 2500 mountain bikers in that time, around 40% of them women, I have learned that female mountain bikers, compared to males, differ, sometimes significantly. Obviously ther ...

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THE MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GIRLS AND WOMEN

THE MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GIRLS AND WOMEN

When you consider the health and social benefits it offers, besides being a whole lot of fun, it’s not surprising that there’s a growing number of South African girls and women discovering mountain biking. But there’s isn’t a wide range of appropriat ...

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LAUNCHING TREAD FEMME

LAUNCHING TREAD FEMME

Because TREAD has always had a woman, co-founder Joanne Badenhorst, helping navigate the brand since we launched it in 2009, we have always embraced women as part of the SA MTB community. But with the growth of women in mountain biking we’ve decided ...

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LOCKDOWN LEVEL 3: WHERE YOU CAN RIDE YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE

LOCKDOWN LEVEL 3: WHERE YOU CAN RIDE YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE

After just over two months of government enforced lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, South African mountain bikers will once again be able to ride with the level of freedom they’re used to. Mostly. Here’s a breakdown of where you can ride your mo ...

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