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  1. Saw "As it is in Heaven" the other day at Nuvo. Must be one of the best movies I have seen.
  2. So how do you explain the fact that every second Gautenger want to move to the <?:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Western Cape? Besides that, we have by far the best cycling roads. <?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Seriously - I was shocked when I recently did the Panorama Tour and saw how much more money was floating around in Johburg, Neslpruit, Witrivier ext. It seemed to me that people in Gauteng earn at least 1 to 2 thirds more for the same job than us Capies.
  3. Robby Rodrigues and Cathy Carstens the only two road gold medal winners from the WP??? Not good enough if you think we represent the biggest number of riders in the country. I think the main reason is the negative racing as a result of not enough incentive for top riders. The PPA must stop its focus on fun riders and lucky draws and start promoting the sport on a more scientific way.<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
  4. I think I was one of the riders that started the group round about 1984. There might have been a group before that I am not aware of. In the beginning it was just Francois du Toit, Cathy Carstens, myself and Bertie Mostert. Later it grew and Gert van Zyl, Steven Viljoen, Wiele Wentzel, Steven Bull, Andr? Dippenaar, George & Anita Gerber ext. also joined. I know the group continued when Cathy and I stopped riding (due to parental obligations). It did split a number of times because members did not always get along. To tell you the truth that is exactly how the Andrag bunch started. We used to meet in Protea Hoogte. If my memory does not let me down, it was Dippies or Gert that got mad at Francois and those that followed him started meeting at Andrag. I can recall a number of good memories and interesting stories from that group.<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
  5. My wife & me did enter. Hope there will be a race - but on Sunday or so because we both race the Saturday morning
  6. Het julle die top vroue se tyd gesien. Nou dat hulle met die Vets ry sien mens vir die eerse keer hoe sterk hulle werklik is! Dis scary!
  7. Some of the unconfirmed results (I think) I know:<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Tandem Chris Botha & partner Mixed - Douglas Rider & wife VA - Bill Moore and David Garret third VB - Gary Benecke as far as I know
  8. Cathy spends a lot of time training and retraining all her physios. However who you go to will depend on your taste. Cathy and Heidi tend to have a firmer hand. Elizaan and Annalize tend to have a softer touch!<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
  9. Let me remind you, the Construction du Cap 99ner was won by a mixed tandem. Absolute nonsense to single out the mixed tandems. In the Argus there are racing tandems and non racing tandems. It works according to seeding only and it works well.<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
  10. Anybody have a extra Mavic Criserium front wheel in his possession after the race. Lost one<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
  11. ruscar

    Dry needling

    Dry needling is definitely the fastest way to get rid of muscle spasms especially if those spasms are bordering on injury. I battled with a VMO injury for about two years. Dry needling was the only effective way to manage it. There is nothing better. At one stage I even needled myself (during a stage race)
  12. As a vet it was nice to race with the elite's. I would not mind if that stays the same for next year. I think a 3-5km time trail will be more exciting for the prologue (than the hill climb) as the time gaps will be a little smaller and more riders will think themselves in with a chance for the rest of the race. If you want to have a hill climb do it later in the race. The kermesse is a good way to finish. If there are enough vets for next year, I would have a separate kermesse for the vets. The tour was excellent! There was a relaxed atmosphere. It proves, you is possible to organise a safe race without treating riders like children and enforcing every single little law regardless of logic.<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
  13. "Ruscar, does she give or have some1 there that does deep tissue massages?? " Yes, the best one for that job is Heidi de Swart - one of the physios that work for Cathy.
  14. As I reap from the profits it is not only a matter of contractual obligation - rather economic sensibility!<?:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" />
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