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Rockin' and rollin' in the daisies

Rockin' and rollin' in the daisies

10 December 2015 - Another bucket list dream come true. A visit to see the flowers in Namaqualand! And better still, to do it on a bicycle. It all happened rather quickly. Spaces had come available on a tour and...
Racing with lights on

Racing with lights on

27 October 2015 - My brother-in-law, the Colonel, has done a few night rides at Modderfontein over the last few months and encouraged us to join him. The Boss decided he wasn’t going to take part because ...
Bikes, the Godfather, cleats and useful tips

Bikes, the Godfather, cleats and useful tips

10 June 2015 - Our 50 Shades of … Mud riders have become very accomplished mountain bikers since they started less than two years ago. Susan Winter, or “buns-of-steel” as she is known, takes st...
Have I bitten off more than I can chew?

Have I bitten off more than I can chew?

03 June 2015 - I started riding my mountain bike for enjoyment and fun as well as to get fit. Now I'm becoming obsessed ... Or so it seems. How did this happen? Well, let me explain. About six weeks ago, Rodger (...
Falling for a last holiday ride

Falling for a last holiday ride

14 April 2015 - By Marie-Ann Meijers Sunday morning and the alarm goes off. It’s the last Sunday of the holidays and I open one eye and look over the vlei at the breaking dawn. Do I really want to g...
What Happened To Holidays?

What Happened To Holidays?

12 March 2015 - I remember a time we went on holiday to the beach to relax, paddle in the sea and get sunburnt. We would get up slowly after a late night of braaiing around the fire and drinking copious amounts of...
Struggling along the Amashova

Struggling along the Amashova

22 January 2015 - By Jean Reynolds It would appear that the seeds for my adventures/ challenges over the past couple of years have been sewn around a table with friends, food and wine. And I don’t even drink! ...
Bedpans and Bicycles

Bedpans and Bicycles

28 October 2014 - The telephone rang late one evening. The home phone this late can only mean one thing ... problem. Usually it is one of the kids who makes one's heart stop but this time it was a call from Fran...
Hitting the Dirt

Hitting the Dirt

16 October 2014 - Well, I think my nickname has to change – ‘Catch me if you can’ has to change to ’Crash me if I can’! I’ve been ‘farming’ quite a bit recently. I...