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A Contradictory Life

Well, hi there

It’s been a while… I have so many thoughts that need to be typed out, so many draft posts, so many ideas milling around my head but I feel like I first need to ease back into this blogging thing. … Continue reading

The end of a season

On the 11th of November 2012 we took part in the 94.7 MTB Challenge which concluded our “racing season” for the year. It was tough (have I said that for every single one of my cycling posts? I think I … Continue reading

Perseverance to prove a point

Last week Saturday Wes and I cycled at Thaba Trails (absolutely gorgeous but will post photos and a break-down in another post). When we got there we decided to do the 13km trail as Wes was in his “recovery week” and I … Continue reading

It’s all technical

Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out. – Karl Augustus Menninger This past Saturday we cycled in the Nissan Trailseeker #4 Van Gaalen. It was tough but we did well in our first Half Marathon … Continue reading

Believe

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. – Thomas Merton On Saturday 22 September Wes and I took part in the Bainbridge Believe Project Race held at Northern Farm where we do most of our … Continue reading

Going down and dirty

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. – Ruth Stout As we enjoyed our experience at the previous Nissan organised mountain biking event so much, we decided to enter for Nissan Trailseeker … Continue reading

The road to nowhere

Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain A few months ago before Wes and I had even started cycling we bought a voucher on Daddy’s Deals for a weekend away. The first date they had available for us to book was the … Continue reading

A Diamond in the rough

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one – Chinese proverb As I have written previously, Wes and I recently took up mountain biking and are both hooked! In order to celebrate our four-year anniversary and our … Continue reading

An imaginary line that divides something into equal or roughly equal halves

Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. – Mark Twain The day I wrote my exam Wes arranged with the amazing people at Linden Cycles to pick up our mountain bikes which we had reserved. During the … Continue reading

Three things that made June an awesome month

  It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci June has been a very exciting month for … Continue reading

Three things to get me through

To look backward with pride and forward with hope. – Robert Frost I am having a tough time at the moment finding time at work to do everything I need to get done before I take leave to study for the CFA Level … Continue reading