Just less than two weeks ago I took part in a 3 day mountain bike stage race from Somerset West to Onrus through some of the most incredible countryside South Africa has to offer. Having done the Sani2c earlier in the year, I can say without a doubt that mountain bike stage races are things that you have to put on your bucket list. It’s the ultimate combination of manly adventure, roughing and risking it and competing against yourself and a fiercely fast field. Throw in the fact that you do it with a solid riding partner, in my case Foxie (who spilt his breakfast all over the trail on day three and still sucked up the strength to keep our overall position), and good friends DC, Andrew and Kentt, it couldn’t have made for a better three days.
Just watch the highlights from the three days to see why you should buy yourself a soft-tail 29er this Christmas and get entered for next year..