Dealing with illness

I wrote this 4 weeks ago It is now less than a month to the 36One MTB race and although training was going well, once again I have succumbed to a sinus infection which has evolved to Bronchitis, and will not going away. Onto my third round of antibiotics, physio, but most frustrating is no … More Dealing with illness


6 days to the longest 1 day single stage race in the world

3pm on Friday the 11 of December 2015, and I will start the longest 1 day single stage race in the world. The 369km long Nedbank Desert Dash in Namibia. The cut off time for the event is 24 hours, and traverses the oldest desert in the world. My thoughts at the moment would surprise … More 6 days to the longest 1 day single stage race in the world

The easy part

Ok, so its done. The easy part that is, where you sit in front of the computer waiting for the clock to tick down so you can hit the button to enter the event. Call me paranoid, but I need to be in there when the entries go live. You never know, just maybe the … More The easy part

Transbaviaans 2015

Well it was quite a roller coaster ride, from a mental perspective, and although the terrain had a fair number of “undulations”. Some parts of the race are completely soul destroying and I had to dig deep to get through those moments. Whether it was just being tired or intense knee pain you just have … More Transbaviaans 2015


Yesterday, as part of getting time in the saddle in prep for the Transbaviaans in 4 weeks time, I went out to try out a new nutrition strategy, as on my recent training rides my quads have started aching at around 1h 45m of exercise. The pain has been excruciating and has had me close … More Nutrition