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eala

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  1. Nothing against a gravel bike ,but in good old RSA it is a robust road bike and a good idea if you don't have a road bike yet ,but i ride some of the best gravel roads in the country and still prefer to ride them on a proper hardtail with strong tires and suspension
  2. Yes ! And if i think they look dirty it is also my own opinion
  3. New entry requirement is to already have such a weapon in place .The lady riders look at pictures attached to your application and they actually decide who they will share the trails with .It is called natural female mountain biker selection .I have been chosen twice ,so i am smiling
  4. I have done both and really enjoyed it .I cannot ride Epic for the fee of JB2C ,so i have to pay the other fee to do the other event .Simple really .I rode JB2C in 2013 .I think i paid R14000 for a solo entry .I still have the same bike and great memories and some lekke pics
  5. It is a go ahead .Yeah! We really need to get some former life back on track after all the cancelations
  6. I see it the same way as i see paying salaries .If the market for a good pa is a R20 k a month salary ,but you have a really excellent one and they deserve a higher salary for what they are worth and you pay R25 k a month .The extra cost is only 5 x 12 = R60 k a year and not 25 x 12 =R300k. So the extra R60k should be justified only .For me the Epic in 2019 was worth R35k for the eight days of riding all the good trails we did ,not worrying about logistics and safety and all the rest .The logistics of trying to do it on your own would not even be a consideration imo . So i only need justification for the extra R15 k in 2021 .All the extra @TWAK# that riders buy into is for their own justification ,like massages ,coaches ,supplements ,new equipment and so on .For me coming from Gauteng to Cape town to ride the CTCT is an expensive exercise that i have never justified for myself
  7. Same with the August race in cape town .First thing people ask me when they hear that i cycle is .Have you ridden the august and Sani .I haven,t done either .I know a few folks that have done ten plus argus races and nothing else .Why????
  8. What he said .Prepare to handle cramping also .Walk the difficult parts if you burn too many matches riding them .You will need the energy later on .A camelback is a good idea because the trail keeps your hands really busy.Ride with lower tire pressures . Similar to Magalies monster .It will be hot ,it will be technical.The surface will be sandy,rocky,marbles,graspolle and combinations thereof
  9. We are preparing as if we are riding on 17 October. If it is only us we will have all the trails to ourselves
  10. Interference in selection AKA quota system ruined RSA sport .No amount of motivation will correct that
  11. The public announcer sounds very south African
  12. We have an entry and are preparing .I reckon there might even be less than 500 .We had an option to postpone before the 10th august .So far no other communication .If the WC is on level 1 ,then 500 riders .Will WC be on level 1 in October is the big Question .Personally i don't think level 1 in 5 weeks is realistic .
  13. You are correct on all said .I am in the medical ,ophthalmological business. Driving licenses can be bought at the back of the license offices next to the dustbin for R200 cash .This i know for a fact ! I see people on a daily basis with a valid license that will not come close to getting one legally due to this fact .So you are sharing the road with drivers with no training ,license or ability in many cases .Then you add the bakkie brigade that think they own the road and was pissed off at the previous crossing by the taxi and now comes across you and your mates holding said driver up ,and takes it out on the least vulnerable .Us in this case .The problem is deep and complex and there is no solution imo .I am the master of my own safety and try and ride accordingly . I often see cyclists wearing black kit on dark bikes in winter .YOU ARE NOT VISIBLE MY FELLOW RIDER ! Start wearing the not so cool ugly multicolored laughable silly kit .At least you will be noticed
  14. This thread can just stop hear .This is the truth and will stay the truth until Government takes cyclists seriously and changes laws and applies them diligently and that will eventually change road use culture .You only need one idiot to kill you on the road
  15. eala

    Magalies Monster

    Not to long ago there were three events in Gauteng ,all on Monster day .Eish!
  16. eala

    Magalies Monster

    CANNOT ENTER AND NO REPLY FROM STILLWATER .
  17. You can treat a shoulder discomfort ,but some covid survivors suffer from lung damage months after they were out of hospital .They need to take high corticosteroid dosage and use oxygen permanently.Above is so minor it is not worth mentioning
  18. It is a problem .I just hose the bike and carrier off as soon as possible .The main issue is usually dust and pebbles getting into the brake calibers and shifters
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