2013 Old Mutual Duo Challenge

This was my first time that I was racing the kind of format of racing. 20km Mountain Bike and then a 8Km trail run. So called Brick session.

Amazing Photo as the sun comes up over the mountains in Stellenbosch. Getting mt T2 ready.

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My Titan Team 29er getting some Air time!!! Amazing photo! well done to Chris Hitchcock.

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At the start Pieter said there was over 600m of climbing in 2okm so this is one way to shake some weight. The photo says it all!!! 🙂

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the gun went off and all the youngsters jumped out of the starting gates as if it was a 100m race!!!! Stuart and i knew what was coming.

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After about 8+ attacks from Stuart my legs fell off big time. He was riding really well. Took G-spot to recover well sort off. The Jumps makes me really happy.

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On to the run I knew i lost some time but i had good running legs so was really keen to test them. Please not the fast Brookspure flow! As Tim Don always says dirty fast!!!!

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In the air shot!!!! have a look at the face!!! yip that’s pain and legs burning like a bonfire!!! After the race i stopped at the spar and this local guys said! “my bru daai shoos is gevaarlik!!!” made my day.

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In the end of the race i was 30sec behind Stuart, So i will take a second any day behind him. His really flying at the moment. Well done to him he didn’t make it easy for me.

Was a really fun race and i will be back next year for sure!!!

Next up is Xterra Knysna.

Until i blog again Keep it in the big blade!!!

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