Wishing all my clients huge success this weekend at XTERRA South Africa in Grabouw! Enjoy the rock garden! #xterrawarrior
Don't miss The weekly FREE ladies ride from Specialized - Stellenbosch at 17:30! All fitness and skill levels welcome. You will learn a tip or two and we ride about 15km. #fearoutfunin
Flat corners, loose rocks and some drops made for a fun first Enduro of the year at Delvera! My Stumpjumper was plush and responsive... dream like really! I took a wrong turn sadly, which cost me 2 minutes and the top positions I was hoping for. The event was super well orginanised and efficient, and super rad to see more and more ladies out there! I'm super proud that my brother Dan of @irideafrica who was the fastest rider of the day! #stumpjumperexpert #specialized #fearoutfunin 📸 Chris Hitchcock
If you enjoy riding downhill fast, be sure to diarise these dates!
Ladies, common...enduros are super fun, super social and pretty fast! See you all this Sunday The All Mountain Enduro - Delvera. If you are tagged, I really believe you can totally enjoy these events...if I have not tagged you, dont feel offended - just come!
What a happy morning spent skilling up a group of friends in Somerset West! Organize a group and I'll come to you! T's&C's apply. #fearoutfunin #skillup #specialized www.BikingInTheBosch.co.za
Even the mighty skill up! Flora Duffy Triathlon is racing the SA Cup at Coetzenberg this Saturday AS A TRAINING RIDE. It was good to show her the lines and make her even faster! Be sure to follow her on her adventures and come support on Saturday!
Flora Duffy (born 30 September 1987) is a triathlete who competes internationally for Bermuda. She is the 2016 and 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series World Championing the the 2015 and 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion, and a four-time winner (2014-2017) of the XTERRA World Championships. She participated on Bermuda's behalf at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to her 2015 win Duffy placed second at the 2014 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships.
#skillup #xc #fearoutfunin
See you all that this beautiful race in Franschhoek this weekend! ALL proceeds go to charity!
Hey Riders, please take note of our Registration venues & times.
- Chris Willimse Cycles, Willowbridge - Thurday 25th - 12h00 to 14.30.
- Bridge House School - Friday 26th 12h00 to 14h30.
- On the day entries at Bridge House School - 05h30 to 07h30. (Online entries close 24 Jan 2018)
If you have not yet entered, click here: https://www.entrytime.com/event-details/?EventId=5401
We are looking forward to seeing you!!
Last night we rode beautiful trails with so many like minded ladies. We just want to have fun on our bikes! Join us next week Wednesday 17:30 from Specialized - Stellenbosch for another rad ladies only ride! They are free! Thanks to Coffeeworks for the iced coffees!
Also check out the all new Stellenbosch Trail Angels daily ladies rides. Nikki Haywood started this ladies club in Cape Town a few years ago, and now Cherise Willeit is riding with ladies in Stellenbosch.
#Specialized #Fearourfunin #skillup
Lots of information right here:
No helmet no ride!
Stick to lines that you are comfortable riding, master them before hitting lines that advanced riders make look easy.
Berms are there so you don't brake! Brake before the corner if you have to, and accelerate out of it!
Share the trail with walkers.I'm all for trail dogs, but please keep them off the downhill lines! Guinea fowl families are hard enough to dodge!
Be encouraging to learner riders, you were there once too, Strava can wait!
#camberexpert #specialized #stf
Pre- coaching coffee in one of the most beautiful towns in the world! I feel so thankful that I get to call this quaint, mountain bike town my home. #stellenboschofficial #kompanjie
Download this awesome FREE MTB ladies magazine by Kim Voller! I love being a regular contributor. This issue I show you how to flow down single track even faster! Check it out!
#Specialized #skillup #fearoutfunin
The latest issue is out! A Great gift guide to spoil others or yourself, Theresa Ralph chats to us about life and racing, we meet the apparel queen from Activize Apparel, get some great nutritional advise from Passion4Wholeness and check three amazing trails off the beaten track like Tranquilitas Adventure Farm which is a treat! We give you some info on the ladies only stage race brought to you by TrailGirl / MTBikeGirl Events. Get some more amazing skills coaching by the best, Joanna Dobinson from Biking In The BoschShe truly is the best in the business. Read it now online : www.dirtyheart.co.za
Livio has been riding pretty much his whole life. He was surprised just how much stability and speed he acquired in his first skills session last week.
The Dryland Event Management Tankwa Trek is a tough, rocky stage race in Febuary. He is determined to skill up for it, as he knows how much physical and mental energy he will save in the race if he has more skill. Yesterday he totally aced his rock garden session!
#tankwa #dryland #skillup
I keep bumping into @bikepark_uitsig company on The G Spot trail. They are SO Enduro! So great to see Chris and Gina on my home turf so often these days!
Is it just me, or do you feel the increase of people on all forms a bikes in our beautiful land? Bikes bring freedom! What's your favourite type or riding - road, all mountain/trail riding, Marathon, XC or downhill?
I love the challenge of all mountain/trail riding cause I need to be fit to get to the top of the mountains, and then be super savy on techy decents...it's really social too.
Correct bike handling and better body positioning makes all the difference to your ride! These girls are now ready for The Porcupine Ridge MTB Challenge 2018 in Franschhoek on the 27th January!
Sign up for next Saturday's Porcupine Ridge MTB challenge Intermediate Skills Clinic at La Couronne Wine Estate. Learn to ride serious rocky sections, how to better negotiate obstacles on the trail and how to corner faster! Sign up for the race today, the trails are amazing! Long, medium and short routes are ready for your adventure. #fearoutfunin #skillup
Rocks and drops were on Stefkas skill menu today! She has been skilling up every week in her vacation and I'm super impressed with her progress! All the best with your XCO and marathon racing in 2018 Stef! #skillup #fearoutfunin
First ladies ride of the year from @specializedstellenbosch ! What a rush! See you all next week at 17:30 from the shop! #fearoutfunin #skillup @ Stellenbosch, Western Cape
My 2018 free weekly ladies rides kick off tonight from Specialized - Stellenbosch!
See you all 15 minutes before for a delicious discounted coffee at Coffeeworks in store! We leave at 17:30 sharp and will ride till 7pm. You ride for as long or short as you like! We will ride Eden, Mont Marie and G-spot trail. All skill and fitness levels welcome!
#specialized #fearoutfunin #skillup #ladiesrides
The Tygerberg Mountain Bike club has spent a lot of finance, time and effort in building the first phase of the Hoogekraal Skills Park at The Hoogekraal MTB Trail. It's awesome! Be sure to stick to your skill level and choose the lines that you are able to ride comfortably, don't be tempted to ride the difficult lines just because other riders make them look easy! Always push yourself to be better, but be wise!
Why not make 2018 the year that you skill up, on top of all the mileage that you are putting in for all the events that you are planning to ride? Skills count, confidence counts! Skills are the cheapest part of your mountain biking journey!
After training 4500 riders over the past 3 years, the common finding is that my clients all agree that no piece of equipment will make you that fast, and that stable in a relatively short period of time.
In this photo, I'm hitting a wooden berm at the park on my Stump Jumper, can you see how I'm using my hips to turn the bike, and not my handle bar? Do you use your hips to turn your bike, or are you your steering from your handle bar around berms, risking over steering and landing on your face!
Book your skills session today :www.BikingInTheBosch.co.za
#confidencecounts #skillup #fearoutfunin
Photo: Colin Hadley
No wonder that's the 7th wonder! What a view from the all new Hoogekraal skills park! I loved my first session there today- fast a flowy! Be sure to go hone your skills on this dirt - art landscape! Watch this space! #tabelmountain #hoogekraal #skillup
Eye Candy! The views never disappoint!
#YourRideYourRules #specialized #specializedbikes #sram #mtblife#enduromtb #stellenboschofficial #aerospherevision #mountainbiking #cycling #bikeporn #whatsworthit #wheremybiketakesme #jonkershoek #g-spot #southafrican
Nigel is getting Epic ready! This morning was his third of four skills sessions, and he couldn't wipe the smile off his face! After eighteen years of riding, he can't believe how much his confidence has soared with just three, two hour sessions. He wishes he invested in skills training a long time ago, as he has never felt this fast or this confident! He is very happy to learn to ride like a girl! #confidencecounts #fearoutfunin #skillup #epic#rocks
I showed the girls jow to ride this small drop on Elements trail, and they all smashed it! Oh I must say I do love my new @aerosphere shades! #stumpjumpefsr #aerospherevision #skillup #fearoutfunin @ Mont Marie