Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lebanon Trail

After we exercised a bit more, we decided we were man enough to do the Lebanon Trail in Elgin

Road to Lebanon

Reception / Permit office

We started far behind those trees in the back ground

And we hit the woods

Need to rest, quite a climb

Out of the woods and on the "Vlakte"

Back in the wood for a bit

Old Bulldozer 

Near the finish, last leg next to apple trees (in bloom)

All and all, it was a tough ride with some of the most beautiful scenery - definitely doing this one again

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dirtopia - 15km

So we practices a bit on tar and other mtb routes and decided it was time for the 15km at Dirtopia - How bad can it be?'

half way up the "Kop"

Well, we were struggling up the steep climbs the first 7km, but once we reached the top, the view was stunning. Going down the technical single track with views of Table Mountain and the Winelands was exhilarating and around the one bend I bought some land ( hard fall).  Luckily just a few scrapes and we were off again.

Spot the rider in the rough

almost at the top of the  "Kop"
at the top

Zig Zag down

Spot the rider, again

P.S.  Sorry for the low res pics, taken via Cell Camera

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Helderberg Farm Trail

After a bit of tar, we were off on the dirt again.  This time just around the corner from our house - Helderberg Farm Trail.  We did the Red route, but got lost a few times due to ill marked trail splits here and there.  But all and all , we had lost of fun and the view was breath taking. - May 2010

The entrance to the trail

First leg cycling leisurely through the forest

Was raining the previous day, so lots of mud

Half way

Table Mountain in the back ground

Camera took a tumble at the top 

View from the top

Thursday, October 14, 2010

First Trail Ride

Been off the bike for a few years.   What better way to get back into it than a short trail ride in the vineyards.  From the top of the trail you almost have a 360 view of the Winelands and in the distance you can see Cape Town and Table Mountain.

On the trail at Dirtopia - Klapmuts
Beautiful views from the top

Rest at the top
Little ducks in a row