Displaying items by tag: race

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 07:02


FedHealth MTB Race at Meerendal. 60km with estimate 1800m of climbing.

It was a beautiful morning in Durbanville, the day started off with much excitement. Someone at Stillwater Sports had a sense of humour and put me in the "A" batch with all the pros. Not a worry, for I was ready, on my newly acquired TREK TopFuel 9,8. What a machine! At least my bike fitted right in there with the pros, not me so much at 3kg shy of 100kg. Must be honest, I got more than one questioning look of who is this guy.....race official, media, or photographer?

Needless to say, we were off to a blistering start and I realised quickly that I won’t last at this pace. The TopFuel handled magnificently on the downhills, where I was able to keep up with the remainder of the "A" batch. The bike handled superbly on the climbs; however the climbs were not so kind on my legs. Either way we were having a jol!

Published in News