With the second half of the season’s racing upon us, I’m keeping it a little different this weekend.
Tomorrow morning I’ll be picking my Dad up from Cape Town International and we’ll be heading East, down the coast to Storms River, for the 36ONE Storms River Traverse.
The Storms River Traverse is unlike many of the other mountain bike stage races on the calendar and is more geared towards the up and coming mountain bikers, who may feel they’re not quite ready to take on a daunting 80km plus stage.
Festivities get started on Friday morning with a 60km stage followed by two 40km stages. My Dad’s training has been going well, only a ride or two missed due to self-induced hangovers 😉 I’m excited and looking forward to a great weekend without the usually rigours and stress that racing can bring.
I’m sure we’ll also be tucking into some delicious meals with the Dryland Crew running the show. Report back from stage one to follow soon!