We had that cold , strong wind for our ride on Saturday morning in Jhb and a wet ,strong wind ride in the Raithby trails yesterday. Woke up this morning to some rain . Hopefully it will clear up later so we can go for a ride after work.
My retirement plans ( which have been delayed until Dec 2022) are to buy a van and shuttle between JHB and Cape Town stopping at all the interesting places to ride a bike. The pass is definitely on the to-do list.
We went down to Reitz for the Bieliemielie 3 day Mtb race. Routes were mostly gravel roads but there were some decent single tracks as well. I really enjoy these small community races.
Reitz is home to a very large wolf sanctuary- over 200 of them. Photo is of a 18 month old male wolf
Some photos of the snow on our ride from Firgrove to the top of Helshoogte yesterday.
Surprisingly for an ex Durbanite and used to heat and humidity I set a PR up Helshoogte
it was very cold coming back down into Stellenbosch
As a blissfully unaware part timer in Somerset West my wife and I went out on the R304 and back on the R44 on Saturday morning. And we have ridden up Helshoogte on a few occasions. We have always done these on a weekend morning well after sunrise.
We saw lots of riders on the R304.
after I had a very mild covid infection I built up slowly again ( I am 63) as I lost a friend who started too fast after he had covid
1st week 20 minutes at walking pace HR
2nd week 40 minutes at walking pace HR
3rd week kept HR below 70% of max
I have no commonalities so that helps. Non smoker and non drinker as well
We try go out to Rooiels as early as possible on a Sunday morning to avoid the pilgrimage to Hermanus . and we have bright flashing lights front and rear. very nice coffe stop just before you get back into Gordon Bay