This past weekend was the Easter weekend and while most people packed up and on a long weekend getaway, we stayed home. This did mean I could get in some good training to prepare for the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic. Living in the Westrand there really are a lot of trails to pick from.
On Saturday I went on a ride from my house to Breedtsnek, the ride itself I found the going tough from about 35km point and had to push myself to carry on. The road to the top of Breedtsnek has detreated over the years and for mountain bikers and for the 4 x 4 enthusiast it is a perfect training and playing ground. Isuzu is one of the sponsors of the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and by chance also fortunately for me Dynamic Instruments the company I work for uses Isuzu’s as part of their fleet. My Isuzu enabled me to meet my wife and kids on-top of Breedsnek where we had picnic.
Being a long weekend it was great to spend time with the family and enabling them to form part of my training rides is not always possible. It was lovely to be able to involve my wife and kids in my training rides and I try and involve them as much as possible. As most of my fellow cyclist know it is rather difficult to balance training and family and to get them involved in your training is not always easy and possible.
The Westrand has some of the nicest dirt roads and trails around and on one of the rides I went on this past long weekend close to Tarlton I saw some interesting wildlife as well. This baby “Rink-hals” (Type of Cobra) that actually came charging at me when I managed to take this shot. This picture was taken from between my Moutainbike wheels where the snake decided to go through.