This Friday morning started off with a 5:30 am swimming session as it does every friday , it turned a interesting corner. I saw on twitter my fried Hendrik said its snowing on the mountains surrounding Stellenbosch. I looked out the window and I saw it was so white and I have never seen it as low as that. I called Antonie, said you keen to run up the mountain? He was like yes please. Hendrik picked us up and off we when to Jonkershoek. If I feel like doing something crazy I know I can always count on these to crazy guys! What Legendary mates!!!
That’s me jumping up like a crazy guy! So excited as this was going to be my first time in the snow ever. Yip it took me 24 years to get to that point to make a snow ball and chuck it as someone. Boy and did it feel good. Felt like a kid again.
After about an hours run up the mountain we got to this amazing snowed up hill top of Jonkershoek. It didn’t take a long time before the first snow ball started flying around. Man it feels so good to live.
Hendrik thinks he was on the titanic. “I am flying jack”
Antonie the(mountain gout) and I showing big smiles on the mountain.
This being my first time in the snow. They said initiation time!!! So that’s why this happens but they were good sports and did it as well. Trust me it was cold. Good fun!
Like a kid again! moments like these will stay with me forever. Living every moment full out!
On our way back down. What a run with 2 great friends, So glad that they was part of it!
We just had to finish this amazing moment with a great cup of coffee at Rideinn cafe.
Here is a sneak peek on what video is coming soon.
Till I blog again Keep it in the big blade!
Listen have a great weekend!
Went bush diving yesterday on my ride. Really didn’t plan it. Well the GoPro kept rolling. Got a cool shot. See the rock and then you see me fly over the bars. Well i got up smashed it in the big blade and kept going.
Always Keep it in the big blade. Have a supper week.
Front cover baby!!!! So please to say I made it on to this months front cover of the DO IT NOW Mag. Pop in to your local CNA and pick up your copy. This photo was at Xterra Knysna a real mud bath. Good fun.
More info about this Mag: http://www.doitnow.co.za/issue28
See you soon.
Keep it in the BIG Blade.
Xterra Knysna was a new one for me. Riding in the mud is something different. There where I come from (Farming with dust and wind) North West. There is nothing like this mud. But you have to give it a go! In the BIG BLADE and “Vir volk en Vaderland” Here we go!!!
This xterra was different to the other xterras no swim but a very hilly 3km run followed by the bike and run.
After the first run I was sitting in the top 5 and felt strong.
In to T1 feeling good and was so keen for that bike. I knew that I was in good shape I have been working so, so hard on my biking. But the legs on the bike was not there on the day. Was going okay. I really need to be honest I didn’t had the legs I had at the Lourensfort Duathlon. But had to keep on grinding!!!! After I lost my legs somewhere along the way. I was booming down a hill and my chain bubble looped, had to take my wheel out to the it back into riding order. Lost so much time there. After that my gears got stuck in the big blade yip I was locked in the KING KONG gears for the rest of the ride!!!! Now i can claim my name ” Big Blade Blignaut”
As I kept King Konging my way to the end of the bike leg. Last decent what do you know? Back brake failed and I was putting my big foot on the back wheel to just slow down!!! Old school braking. “In case of emergency slap foot on back wheel” If that doesn’t work tug and roll!
In to T2 in 15th place and now I had to work really hard just to make it back in to the top 10!!! Must say King Kong gear has killed my legs but I did run in to 10th place.
Not happy with the race but its back to grinning and go home and work harder.
So proud of my Titan Team 29er that maid it all the way!
Yes that a Titan and PVM bottles and you can’t even see my CycleOps Joule GPS but its there and it is mud proof!!!!
Well done to everyone who raced it was not easy out there!!! Once again Stillwater Sport did a great job.
Keep well and keep it in the Big Blade!!!