In a previous post we touched on how the monumental mountain-bike challenge that is the ABSA Cape Epic sets up my racing year from a mental perspective. Of course the physical benefits are massive too.
In fact, it is with good reason that cycling in general is arguably the most
Wings for Life World Run 2018 was amazing once again. This has become an annual thing for me and is more special every year…
Obviously as I’m based in the Western Cape I do the ‘App Run’ rather than the main event in Pretoria (check out what went down
The Epic is far more than a physical challenge and the mental prep and determination it requires helps me with my rally racing. Here’s how:
1. It mentally prepares you for anything in the year
When you finish the epic you’ve gone through absolute hell. There are moments in
This was supposed to be a mid-week round-up. A post somewhere around the stage three or four hump. But that is how the Epic goes – you go into such a bubble of riding and recovery and riding and recovery that nothing else really matters.
Anyway here (better late than
Craig Kolesky and I kicked off our 2018 Absa Cape Epic campaign on Table Mountain on Sunday with the 20km time trial. With about 600m of climbing and the dry, dusty conditions it was always going to be super tough.
CK rode super strong early on and I struggled to