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  1. Hey everyone im busy building up a pyga slakline and for the time being I am going to be using 2 pot brakes but I want to upgrade my budget is under 5k any ideas?
  2. Hi all. I'm new to the group. I'm currently cycle touring around South Africa and hoping that maybe someone has done a similar ride. I'm looking for a route from Johannesburg to Durban and plan to cycle it over a few days, I have found a few and have made some but not sure what they will be like and if the areas they go through are safe or not, it needs to be an alternative to the N3 as its very dangerous and I think its illegal to ride on highways here. I don't mind any distance, dirt roads, hills etc, if they include camping spots along the way then thats awesome to or I will find places to camp. I will be riding with a loaded bike and will have all my camping gear with me. Thanks for any advice, it will be highly appreciated.
  3. Howzit Hubbers. Westdene Cycles has always had the reputation of "go there if you want a good price, not if you want advice". This is soon to change, I will be taking over the management of the store and all things related during March this year, and will be looking to change up most of the store from bringing back electronic bike set ups to keeping a wider range of products and stock as well as doing weekly specials. I need your valuable feedback on the store to start fixing some of the major issues as soon as I step in the door. I understand that the workshop and salesman knowledge is not up to scratch and will be the first place that I start. If Westdene has done you wrong and ruined your buying experience I ask you to please try us again once we are settled. Many thanks all! Keep the rubber side down. Regards George Wohlters
  4. Hi guys . Looking for any groups or a riding partner in the JHB south area . (Klipriver, mulbarton , Alberton , suikerbos , midvaal ) etc ATM just looking to do some long rides. My level is pretty high , Junior men/ Elites , but ATm just recovering from a collarbone accident and looking for a group to tag onto Any suggestions numbers etc , will be much appreciated Thanks Irshaad
  5. Hi All - Tried looking through the forums but didn't find what I was looking for so I'm hoping you all can give some input from personal experience. I'm getting back into the gravity side of riding as not excited by doing 50km of jeep track just for the sake of riding. I'm looking to get my confidence up and enjoy a day out cruising down hills and trails. I used to do a lot of this kind of riding so I'm prepared to put myself out there a little, but just not ready for 20 foot gaps and 3 meter drops if you know what I mean... Places I've heard are good: Thaba Red Barn Van Gaalens Cheers, Balt.
  6. Hi guys, I need some help. I have a mate coming from the UK in a few weeks time and am thinking of going riding together, but he wont be bringing his bike out for a few rides. So, looking to rent a mountain bike for him to use. Do you know of any places in Jhb that rent out bikes? Looking for something that isnt a PnP special but also doesnt have to be top end more than a car. Thanks in advance.
  7. Hi there, A mate and myself are heading to Afriski for the weekend from 24 - 26 February 2017. One small problem is that we need help getting our two downhill bikes there from Fourways in Johannesburg, as we don't have any transportation for them. If anyone can help, we are willing to pay for transport and would be very grateful for the assistance to enjoy an epic weekend of riding!
  8. Hi there, A mate and myself recently bought ourselves downhill mtb's and are looking to get into this type of riding now. We tried out Helderkruin in Roodepoort and enjoyed the downhill but are looking for something a bit longer with more variety. We've also tried Cascades in Pietermaritzburg, which was awesome! But obviously too far. Does anyone know of any decent downhill routes in and around joburg?
  9. Hi Folks, I'm looking at getting a MET helmet but would like to try it on/physically see it before I actually purchase it. Does anyone know of any shops in Johannesburg who stock them? Google aint helping out much here & I even contacted the distributor but no luck. Muchos gracias in advance
  10. CycleOps VIP is offering a Sani2c 12 week trainingprogram for those cyclists keen to train and get ready for the race. Our location along Rivonia road has easy access for clients traveling to and from Sandton. Included in the packages is full access to the facilities within the hub, such facilities include showers, change rooms, toilets, coffee bar and many more.Our training hub makes use of only the best CycleOps equipment that is kept hygienically clean and maintained on a daily basis for consistent and accurate training.Our partnership with the world’s leading online endurance monitoring software, TrainingPeaks.com, enables clients to view their training data immediately after completing a workout on their smart phone and tablet or online with their unique user login. Training with Power is a precise measure of the exact amount of work you do and enables one to establish a quantifiable baseline level of fitness known as Functional Threshold Power (FTP). The ability to create specific training zones personalized to your level of fitness is then achievable and micro changes in fitness can then be monitored.You have twice the chance of achieving your fitness goals with a proper training plan.Contact us on: 011 072 0847 or email: info@cycleopsvip.co.za
  11. I just had a Thule Detacahable Towbar installed on my Audi by Terrence today, if anyone is looking for a reliable and professional mobile installer dont hesistate to give Terrence a call, the install was done very neatly and it looks like it was actually installed at the factory. Give Terrence a call on 0815022172
  12. On the 12th of May 2014, JUCA members attended the Cycle Jozi Forum. This meeting is held every two months so that interested individuals and organisations can share information and coordinate actions on promoting commuter cycling in Johannesburg. During this meeting a presentation was delivered by a representative from the City of Johannesburg’s Transportation Department. JUCA was very pleased to note that thanks to the leadership of the Mayor of Johannesburg – Mpho Parks Tau – four cycling lanes andJUCA’s wayfinding project are fully financed and in development. The first lane is due to be complete next month – June 2014. You can read more about the City of Johannesburg’s commitments here: Cycle lane projects progress may 14-1 The cycling lanes will traverse many corners of the City including Orange Farm, the “corridor” between the University of Johannesburg and University of Witwatersrand, Ivory Park, and Soweto. Preliminary designs suggest that these will be high quality routes which will offer cyclists safer riding experiences. JUCA calls on the City to ensure that where these planned cycle routes travel on or cross busy roadways, they are protected. Ideally the cycle lanes should be physically protected from vehicles to offer the calmest riding experience to all users – children, students, pensioners, fast paced business executives… everyone! The JUCA wayfinding project is a physical manifestation of the JUCA map of routes that experienced commuter cyclists have identified as being as safe as possible. These are routes that do not necessarily need protected bicycling facilities since they feature low traffic volumes or are already traffic calmed via speed bumps and other measures. In some other cases however, the routes will need additional street redesign solutions to make them safer for cyclists. The JUCA route map consists of about 120 kilometers. The network links high density, lower-income residential areas to economic hubs, student residence areas to university campuses, residential areas to parks. These routes will be made visible by signs noting direction and distance posted on the side of streets at regular intervals. Cyclists will be able to move quickly and reliably along a route without wasting time getting lost, stopping to read a map, or asking for directions. Furthermore motorists will be aware that cyclists will be traveling on these routes and will therefore need to pay more attention. This is fantastic progress and we would like to applaud the City of Johannesburg for the work done so far. We look forward to seeing all of these plans realised. Source: http://www.juca.org.za/?p=370
  13. Hi all, I'm out on the hunt for roads in and around greater Johannesburg that are good for intervals. The majority of my training is done according to power and time. It's a lot easier to control these sessions on a Wattbike or similar as opposed to being outdoors. It's also easier to manage the power requirements on a mountain bike as opposed to a road bike. But outdoors is better than a trainer and I dont have a power meter on my MTB. Anyway, the longer intervals are harder to find i.e. 10 min. So I was hoping someone could share some additional options. I have only one section that I do my 10 min interval (average 330 watts) on which is on Modderfontein Road. http://www.strava.com/segments/8194677 A good interval section has no stop streets or traffic lights and a decent gradient. I thought Woodmead Drive from Jukskei River up to Maxwell Drive might be an option - two traffic lights though. https://www.google.co.za/maps/dir/-26.0054513,28.0781765/-26.042727,28.0908137/@-26.0058948,28.0730695,15z/data=!4m3!4m2!1m0!1m0?hl=en' Suikerbosrand has some serious climbs and the back of Krugersdorp climb is also great for longer uninterrupted intervals but is too far away in the week. Hekpoort also good! So share away! Cheers, Rob
  14. I often see mountain bikers in and around the Beaulieu Area and know how much cyclists love coffee stops and a good breakfast. Cafe Bonsai (Located in Sawasdee- The Bonsai and Orchid Nursery)serves amazing coffee!! and they serve very cheep breakfasts so you can even afford it with the cash you take along for the ride . Just thought I would share this great find with all of you :)its a good place to meet up and get your daily dose of caffeine.
  15. easoned riders are invited to join the fifth annual Ride for RedCap on 23 and 24 November. Fifty percent of the race entry fees go towards supporting the MRP Foundation’s programmes covering education, health and job creation. The fifth annual Ride for RedCap, one of South Africa’s most gruelling charity cycling rides, is strictly for seasoned riders only as the 640 km journey is the ultimate test of endurance. It’s a phenomenal achievement for the cyclists as the two day endurance ride features a stage longer than any one day stage of the Tour de France. With the 2014 edition dates confirmed for November 23 and 24 entries are open to all those who feel they have enough heart to take on this amazing opportunity to test themselves, but at the same time contribute to empowering South Africa’s youth from low income communities. Fifty percent of the race entry fees go towards supporting the MRP Foundation’s programmes covering education, health and job creation. With safety paramount for the riders on the busy national roads only 30 spots have been made available for the 2014 edition of the event. Kelvin du Sart, the Mr Price Sport Cycle Club Chairman who is key to the success of the annual event, is once again looking forward to another safe and successful Ride for RedCap, “So far everything has gone smoothly, road permissions have been applied for, and we’re coming back with positive feedback from the various road authorities who welcome the ride each year.” Endurance. Cyclists in a tight peleton round a bend approaching Durban during the challenging Ride for RedCap which raised over R75 000 for the MRP Foundation. Although the RedCap Foundation has recently changed it’s name to the MRP Foundation, the MRP Foundation still has the same heart to inspire tomorrow’s heroes. Marc Eslick, the MRP Foundation Manager, witnessed last year’s finish and was immediately humbled by the Ride for RedCap cyclists determination and passion to make a difference. “Last year when we welcomed the cyclists in Durban it was clear to see their discomfort but amazing to witness their commitment to the ride. Soon after the ride they were already making comments about cycling next year. And ‘next year’ has already arrived soon enough with one of the first areas of discussion around ‘doing good’. That shows the heart and commitment of this unique group of cyclists. "They are not only committed to completing this grueling ride but equally determined to make sure they make a lasting difference in someone else’s life. That is the true character of these cyclists who are ordinary people making an extraordinary difference in the lives of many and a significant reason why we welcome the association between the MRP Foundation and the Ride For RedCap.” The 640km Ride for RedCap ended in Durban last year raised over R75,000 was raised for the MRP Foundation last year which will go the Foundation’s Jumpstart programme to assist unemployed youth with work experience in the retail and manufacturing sectors. For more information on the Ride for RedCap and how to enter please contact Kelvin du Sart via email on kelvinv@iafrica.com, or with Cathy Kinnear from the MRP Foundation at cathy@mrpg.com. For more info about the MRP Foundation visit www.mrpfoundation.org.
  16. Plenty of team spirit and countless hours of training and preparation will soon be tested when thirty cyclists ride from Johannesburg to Durban in less than 48 hours, and all in the name of changing young South Africans’ lives for the better. Click here to view the article
  17. GROWING concern about traffic congestion in Sandton has prompted the launch of a campaign aimed at encouraging the estimated 9,500 motorists who drive into South Africa’s largest decentralised office node each day to ditch their cars for bicycles. The DecongestSandton initiative could see the roll-out of at least 10 bicycle lock-and-charge stations to encourage the use of greener transport alternatives among employees in Sandton. The Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA), in partnership with electric bicycle importers Cycology and Solid Green Consulting, are behind the company. The initiative comes after the City of Johannesburg announced last year that it was investigating whether to support the safe use of bicycles in South Africa’s largest city. A pilot project for a bicycle and pedestrian programme in Soweto — linking seven schools, two clinics and railway stations — had been planned. Jarrod Lewin, advocacy stakeholder manager at the GBCSA, said on Tuesday Sandton’s traffic gridlock was set to worsen, with a number of new high-rise developments coming on stream over the next two years. New developments under construction or in the pipeline will see Sandton’s office market expand by about 20%, according to the latest figures from the South African Property Owners’ Association. The new developments would result in the estimated 100,000 commuters, using all modes of transport, entering Sandton each day increasing by about 27,000 within the next two years, Mr Lewin said. " That will lead to even further congestion and the undeniable frustration that accompanies it." The initial phase of DecongestSandton will reach out to corporate Sandton to become part of a network of bicycle stations that will allow employees to cycle within the central business district (CBD). "We ultimately envisage bicycle commuting becoming as prevalent, if not a preferred, mode of transport within the Sandton CBD ," Mr Lewin said. "Our dream is for Sandton commuters not only to cycle to the office, but also between offices for meetings, for lunches, for shopping and for getting to and from the Gautrain station." Further, Mr Lewin said the campaign hoped to get motorists residing some distance from the Sandton CBD to park their vehicles at public transport interchanges near their homes. They would then travel into the area by public transport and use either bicycles or electric cycles to travel within the CBD. Solid Green Consulting director Warren Gray said a big challenge would be to dispel the notion that urban bicycle-commuting was impractical and potentially dangerous. "At the moment, many Sandton motorists feel unsafe and as such are button-holed into driving, whether it is the best option or not." A small drop in the number of cars could result in a significant reduction in gridlock. "In many other global cities … the uptake of cycling by a small number of former motorists quickly creates a tipping point, with others more likely to follow suit," Mr Gray said. Cycology CEO Vincent Truter said it was encouraging that local government was trying to promote a cycle-friendly Johannesburg. The construction of cycle lanes in Orlando, Soweto, and in the area between the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand was already under way. http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/2014/05/21/initiative-launched-to-make-sandton-bicycle-friendly
  18. I'm considering joining Club 100 (Sandton branch). Can anyone tell me more about this club? It's advantages/disadvantages? The culture? The routes? The support? The possible opportunities of joining a racing team?
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