The Return to the Dirt Continues…

With my stint in Joburg drawing to a close, thankfully because I think laps of the cradle are driving me crazy! Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to train in a relatively safe environment with a big bike lane it just feels like I’m doing hundreds of laps going nowhere! Cape Town and the sea can’t come soon enough! On a side note you won’t ever hear me describe Cape Town’s riding as ‘nice’….

But first I have been offered the opportunity to venture back onto the dirt for a mountain bike race I’ve never done before, the Isuzu 3 Towers! I’ll be joining the Fedgroup Itec Connect stable again for this one and will be teaming up with Bridgette Stewart. AKA: Greg’s sister, Brandon’s wife… , I hear she loves being referred to in this context and now you can call Bridgette, Chris’s riding partner 😉

In all seriousness Bridgette was a Downhill SA Champ in her day and after a season of just racing skinny wheels I hope I don’t keep her waiting for too long on the other side of each single track section! It will be my first race in the mixed category and I’m looking forward to it.

Meanwhile back in the big smoke I have two races left, the first being the Campus to Campus Classic this coming weekend and next weekend the Go West Classic. Rumour has it that the 144km route is a tough one, should make for interesting racing!

On the other side of the Atlantic, Kriek is having swimming lessons as Boulder floods! Word on the street is that he tied arm bands to his bike; he should be strong in the river crossings in the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek! At least I’ll have some practice on the fat wheels before we line up in the Karoo.

Until next week then, hopefully I’m still sane!

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