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About nictwohands

Rider, writer, editor & gentleman.

2013 joBerg2C: Day 6 – Sounds and silence

Kamberg to Hazeldean Farm: 89km So something happened in Glengarry. I woke up 10 times during the night to discharge lumpy chunks of phlegm. At our 5am wake up call I was barely able to talk. I think the clouds … Continue reading

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2013 Joberg2C: Day 5 – Chasing and cruising

Winterton to Kamberg: 96km Yes, yes, I know. My last post from the trenches of the Old Mutual joBerg2C was three days ago. It really has been a battle out here. Ironic that it came a day after we had … Continue reading

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2013 Joberg2C: Day 4 – Mind-blowing beauty and quiet power

Being stuck in a mountain bike race in deepest darkest Africa has many pros. One of the cons is that connection to the interweb is not very reliable. Hence my post from Monday’s stage coming though now… Day 5′s update … Continue reading

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2013 Joberg2C: Day 3 – The buzz and the beers

Reitz to Sterkfontein Dam: 130km Sitting in a beanbag, as a gentle breeze blows off the Sterkfontein Dam. The sun has lost all its fury, but still hovers above the horizon. I’m listening to the post-race banter from riders. Beer … Continue reading

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2013 Joberg2C: Day 2 [image gallery]

Images courtesy of Kelvin Trautman | Nikon

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2013 Joberg2C: Day 2 – Freezing and flying

Frankfort to Reitz: 93km Frankfort was freezing this morning. And early. 4.30am is just rude. Especially when the alarm clock is a man in the paper-thin tent next to you applying chamois cream loudly. Did I mention it was cold? … Continue reading

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2013 Joberg2C: Day 1 [image gallery]

Images courtesy of Kelvin Trautman | Nikon

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