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  1. I must admit was a little hurt by the colour choice, there must have been something other than pink available? Yellow? Neon green? Anything! I know it's trivial but the sad reality is pink is widely associated with women. But my gender studies warped brain aside: looked like a great event well done!
  2. Agree, why not make the ladies team a sub 6 and go for podium? That sounds like more fun
  3. Hi and welcome You can take a look at what other Pyga's are selling for here. My feeling is if you aren't going to use the bike anytime soon you are better off selling before it gets too old and loses too much of it's resale value.
  4. Why not go for a men's model? If you dig deeper in many cases the geo is identical and depending on her height/ size component specs should be fine. Thinking long term the resale is often higher on men's models due to the higher demand
  5. I had a Cube AMS100 dual suspension for a year, the frame cracked twice during that time, and was replaced under warranty without too much hassle- but just bear in mind that it took about 6-8 weeks each time for the warranty frame to arrive.
  6. Me too we're working on it!
  7. I was lucky enough to do it this year. Brutal but absolutely incredible route! Wonderful hospitality as well- you'll put on weight from the great food. Get comfortable riding: in heaton rocky terrainhills
  8. I use a Vindex jacket from Ciovita: it converts into a gilet so doubles as a jacket and gilet and packs very small. Found it very useful this winter, and it breathes well so it doesn't feel like wearing a plastic bag. https://za.ciovita.com/products/vindex
  9. Do you mind sharing the details of your optometrist (and roughly how much it all cost)? Also looking to get some prescription lenses for riding.
  10. When your day starts like this things can only get betterThe day got off to a shaky start: rain and high winds, and about four punctures before we even left the house. We got on the road a good two hours later than originally planned. Revved on coffee and armed with three gravel bikes, and a road bike with seriously beefy tyres, we headed off from the lighthouse to our first coffee stop in Bredasdorp. En route we rescued a feral cat with it’s head stuck in a foil chip packet (don't ask), dealt with another puncture, and absorbed ourselves in being a bit damp. The sun was out by the time we pulled into the picturesque Bredasdorp Square for our first coffee, giving us a chance to thaw out, and raising our spirits before the next leg of the journey. Coffee stops were the order of the daySeamus had planned a route that would have taken us in a loop to Protem and then back to Bredasdorp, but our late start meant a change in plans, and instead we headed into unknown farmlands for a shorter loop. Getting onto the gravel farm roads was a relief after the busy, narrow tar road between Agulhas and Bredasdorp. It was a pleasure to roll through green fields, watched over by windmills, and race the bikes down the rockier parts of the road. The Overberg in winter is an experience best had on the back of bicycle. Photo credit: Seamus AllardicePhoto credit: Seamus Allardice After being chased by a very angry farmer, we figured that maybe we had gone wrong somewhere, and had to retreat, finding our way back to Bredasdorp in time for a leisurely lunch. The next leg took us from Bredasdorp to Arniston via the tar. This was pleasant easy mileage, with the wind at our back: perfect riding for after lunch. Photo credit: Seamus AllardiceRiding through the fishing village at Arniston was a highlight: having never been there I was intrigued by the picturesque white fisherman’s cottages, and colourful fishing boats. A quick stop at the beachfront to admire the view, and top up bottles: thanks to our amazing support driver Pierre, and we were back on the road. Photo credit: Seamus AllardicePhoto credit: Seamus AllardiceWindmills, green fields and endless gravel characterise riding in the OverbergOur route back to the lighthouse at L’Agulhas took us via gravel backroads, where we were kept company by a few startled buck, and herds of sheep. The corrugations, paired with a hefty headwind meant we worked off our lunch here, before we popped out onto the tar back to Struisbaai. A visit to the harbour for fish & chips is an important part of exploring a coastal town. Photo credit: Seamus Allardice As the light and temperature plummeted we raced the last few kilometres to the lighthouse, ready to end the day with a hot shower, followed by a cold Fraser’s Folly and fresh fish and chips at the harbour. The original route planned, courtesy of Seamus. I don't want to link to our Strava file from the day in case we accidentally trespassed while we were lost.
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