Jan 28, 2009

New MTB Trails

I've had a cracking few rides so far this week and have now done 13½ hours of my 16½ hour week but more of that in my Weekly Summary at the end of the week.

Today I did my usual Wednesday morning ride with Petie from the bike shop only this morning was a little bit special. Petie had been asked to test ride part of the a new route for the 'Wine to Whale' mountain bike stage race from Somerset West to Hermanus. This is a new race on the calander with entries opening soon (sadly the website is not online yet).

As part of this ride we had one-off access to Morgenster winery which is normally forbidden territory. We also rode onto Mount Rozier, Journey's End, Wedderwill and onto the Sir Lowry's Pass servitude road before going into Mola Mola's estate to ride the single track in there, much of which is brand new. BIG thanks must go to Morgenster for allowing us access this morning, it really was great! Also, the single track at Mola Mola is brilliant and we'll definitely be back as this will make the usual Sir Lowry's ride much more interesting.

One added bonus of all this is that much of what we rode this morning is also part of the Cape Epic route and will be part of the last day after crossing over the wagon trail on the Hottentots Holland mountains.

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Brent said...

Hey feloow Cape Townian Epic rider. looks like you've been having some fun with your bike :)

any news on that stage race to hermanus - dates and distances would be helpful
thanks, Brent

Dino said...

Hi Brent

Thanks for stopping by. It's always cool to meet other like minded folk in cyberspace.

regarding the race it's supposed to be in April but I personally think the organisers are leaving it too late to make it happen this year. Most stage races are advertised and open for entries months in advance. Their website is supposed to be up and running shortly, but beyond that I have no further info.

How's your training going?

If you want to email me my address is dean@ 'this domain'

Bless you