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We have been giving it horns down there a couple of times and I was just wondering what a good time would be for the 40km trail......

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I started a little bit higher up then Albert's Farm, did AF and then through Montgomery park, up though Delta Park and then to the N1 and back up Delta Park and into the Botanical gardens and back home skipping the climb in AF. That is 58km for me and my best is 2:59

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We do the run from the top corner of the Botanical gardens (at the cemetry) down to N1 (including that peski little thing called Hurlingam Hill BLECH!!) and then all the way back in 1h53min last Sunday. We hope to get it into the low 1h40mins soon as its not so muddy this time of year...

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We do the run from the top corner of the Botanical gardens (at the cemetry) down to N1 (including that peski little thing called Hurlingam Hill BLECH!!) and then all the way back in 1h53min last Sunday. We hope to get it into the low 1h40mins soon as its not so muddy this time of year...

 

My fastest time for that section is 1:39.

 

 

 

 

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We do the run from the top corner of the Botanical gardens (at the cemetry) down to N1 (including that peski little thing called Hurlingam Hill BLECH!!) and then all the way back in 1h53min last Sunday. We hope to get it into the low 1h40mins soon as its not so muddy this time of year...

 

 

 

please do not invite me to ride with you, I will never survive. smiley4.gif

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So now we can put names to the spruit "racers" who whiz past at lightning pace... I've often wondered who you are smiley2.gif

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So you are one of the guys who we all love to complain about and who thinks that racing the Spruit is great fun.

 

There are far more people who like a nice steady paced ride and who don't enjoy getting pushed out of the way or sworn at because you're trying to better your previous time.

 

You want to do speed work and race, fine, but do me a favour, find somewhere else !!

 

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HEHE.....far from it Thug...I'm the polite one on the 6" dual susp bike with baggies on.....not one of those spandex clad serious types who swear and bump into other people.....its fun pushing yourself though, I just wanted to get an idea of what would be considdered fast. That dude that says he did it in 1h39min might be a tad more serious than me thoughLOL

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We do the run from the top corner of the Botanical gardens (at the cemetry) down to N1 (including that peski little thing called Hurlingam Hill BLECH!!) and then all the way back in 1h53min last Sunday. We hope to get it into the low 1h40mins soon as its not so muddy this time of year...


My fastest time for that section is 1:39

Jesus Sean....what do you eat for breakfast.....flatbar on toast????
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We do the run from the top corner of the Botanical gardens (at the cemetry) down to N1 (including that peski little thing called Hurlingam Hill BLECH!!) and then all the way back in 1h53min last Sunday. We hope to get it into the low 1h40mins soon as its not so muddy this time of year...

 

My fastest time for that section is 1:39

Jesus Sean....what do you eat for breakfast.....flatbar on toast????

 

Just kidding. I ride for a good time, not a fast time...

 

 

 

 

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I've managed to do it in about 50 minutes on my scrambler.

 

Would have been faster if it weren't for those %^&$ing

cyclists clogging up the trail...

 

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Thanks Thug, you took the words out of my mouth! A new public hazard complaint might be looming on the Spruit - remember the teeter-totter where the chap with no helmet came a-cropper?

Yesterday I received the following mail:
Braamfontein Spruit accident

Dear editor,
I?m not sure who to contact so I thought you might help as you do have some signage up on the Braamfontein spruit. On Saturday morning I witnessed a horrific accident where a cyclist unknowingly crashed into one of the new wooden barriers across the trail. I?m not sure how he missed seeing it, but they are green and placed fairly low, possibly the low morning light? Anyway he sustained quite a severe laceration to the face, almost removing his chin. Would it not be possible to put up a small sign board on each pole? This happened just off <?: prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
1st Ave.
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I hesitate to ask which club accepted responsibility for that section, because it is surely not the point...
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We cam across two places where they, proberbly the council, put up cross beams. Caught us by surprise aswell.

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The trail crossing 1st Avenue next to Pick n Pay has been "ranch poled" by the council. 

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