Start planning your 2017 Mountain Bike event calendar

This week I saw a post on my FB feed that the 21st annual Barberton XCM MTB Challenge entry page has opened. My excitement at the thought of the next Barberton adventure was almost outdone by seeing 3 of my images {main image and the bottom two on the right} of the last event used…

Mpumalanga XCO Finals – Mankele

A Goldie Locks day greeted us as we made our way through the entry gate of Mankele this morning. You know, one of those days where it’s not too hot or too cold, but just right. Any complaints today could not be levied against the weather or the track as both these were in perfect…

Ashburton Investments MTN National MBT series #2 – Sabie

GUEST BLOGGER: Barry Wasserman Facing the alarm A Sunday without sun. At 3:30am on Sunday 22 February a very weary face with red eyes greeted me in the bathroom mirror. The morning breath was cursing the loudmouth neighbours. They were noisy. Their leader was the one with the voice of an opera dragon with a…

The Race: Momentum Health DualX #1 at Hakahana Trails

GUEST BLOGGER: Barry Wasserman The rookie, the dust and the sunscreen lotion. This past weekend a thousand excited people descended on Hakahana Trails to take part in the first of the DualX series. Among them were three scared but terribly excited Wassermans. Among them was me. We were in Gauteng for my granny’s 90th birthday…

2015 Momentum Health Oatwell Dual-Cross Series at Hakahana Trails

GUEST BLOGGER: Barry Wasserman Fear and excitement are playing tug of war with my intestines. Three types of fear come into play. Fear #1: We are on our way to Gauteng Yes,  I fear Gauteng. For a rural countryman from Mpumalanga, Gauteng represents a big dark creeping thing, that might or might not send you…

Barberton XCM MTB Challenge: Song of the Daisy Warrior

GUEST BLOG: Barry Wasserman Ever wondered how to make yourself pay for a December holiday filled with lazy days and eating enough to feed a province in Somalia? Well you might consider making your way to Barberton to compete in the Barberton XCM. This event, hosted by the Barberton Rotary Club has become well known…