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Kings Kloof Time and Distance


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In the interest of market research (not really) :lol:

 

Post your Endomondo/garmin connect log, of your Kingskloof ride. Or even time & distance measured.

 

For interest sake, and motivation to train harder.

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For which route was this? I done the black route three weeks back on was close to 24~25km's - I did get a little lost at the end though.

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For which route was this? I done the black route three weeks back on was close to 24~25km's - I did get a little lost at the end though.

 

 

Black Route - but i omitted a section, i did not enjoy this section at all previously.

 

it's difficult to explain which section though. After the very very rocky descent, you cross a small stream. there is an option to continue straight (black route, or turn right up a rocky ascent, the one with the loose flat rocks. I went up the loose flat rocks section.

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Oh ok, I know the very very rocky descent well... I got 14 stitches from that descent a week ago :)

I went up that stretch too that you reffering to in my previous ride too.

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Oh ok, I know the very very rocky descent well... I got 14 stitches from that descent a week ago :)

I went up that stretch too that you reffering to in my previous ride too.

 

yep, there's no mercy if you get that downhill wrong.

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Sunday did what I thought was the whole black route, but Endomondo only showed 20.55km's? Did this in 1h50, 11 point something km/h avg.

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  • 3 weeks later...
  • 2 months later...

Friday was my first at Kings Kloof. We did the black but got gatvol near the farthest point of the route and jippo'd a bit. Finished with about 20km.

 

But on the way back on a rocky downhill I lost it and busted... well allot of things, on myself and the bike. So between trying to ride back with one hand, muscle spasms and walking, I don't want to mention the end time...

 

Needless to say, I was not prepared, this route broke me :-)

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Welcome to the club Carrot! that place should only be ridden when you are fully alert. I saw my @ss there too :)

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Hehe, well not considering everything else, I guess it feels quite good if you say it like that :-D as soon as everything has returned to normal painlessness I'll be going back for revenge. Maybe I'll get two fake tattoos just incase looking badass helps.

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Yip, I had a visit to Wilgehuewel and 14 stiches later, I have not gone back again but I will go face it again sometime.

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Ouch, both my wrists got hammered super hard, especially the one which is sitting in braces at the moment, even though its not broken...

 

But I've been thinking of getting a new front tyre, the monorail works great on flat-ish surfaces but suck on rocky routes like kings. Any suggestions? Maybe the maxis ardent or Minion? or something? Not interrested in the conti's...

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Hi all

 

I did my First MTB Race 40km 10 Sept 2011 (Silverstar MTB Challenge)on that route and that descent i got so a fright i mostly walked it. I also got lost but found the route again. At one stage i thought i was last on the race as no -one was in front or at back of me. My time was a horrified 3:37min. At least i know it was my first race and i only started riding from Aug 2011.

Up till now i am still afraid but i am trying to get more skills now.

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Kings kloof for a first race? Hectic...

 

Try doing a couple of easier races first, like baba's lodge ;-)

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