The ride was brilliant and I ended up doing 116km with nearly 2000m ascent. Down De Beer's Pass I was held back by strong winds but managed a respectable 86km/h. And then there was the mud... Glorious mud... Getting dirty is so much fun on a mountain bike.
I had big plans for Sunday, but the rain persisted and the laziness got the better of me. Eventually we went for a little ride (3 of us, Paul and Charles joined in) and this turned into a nice adventure when we decided to ride around the mountain at Swinburn. Only 12 km but it turned into a 4 hour ride/freeride/slog/hike. And did we get soaked by a thunderstorm of note!
But a great weekend and the mountain biking potential will definately see me back.
|Lovely early morning riding along the service road.|
|Every indentation was a river after all the good rain.|
|The low point of the ride was that this pass was tarred recently.|
It did make for some stunning downhill riding.
|The escarment awaits. A lovely ride up the old railway pass near Van Rheenen|
|Marelize (organiser), Paul, Sharon, Linda and Charles|
|The Mountain in the Mist. The round trip was 12 km,|