Shaking the Grass



Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race

The Absa Cape Epic takes place every year around the last week of March and the first week of April. The route changes every year, and leads aspiring amateur and professional mountain bikers from around the world through approximately 800 kilometres of the unspoilt nature of the Western Cape and up approximately 16 000m of climbing over some of the most magnificent passes in South Africa. In 2009 gearsandtears.com coached athletes Dave Featherstone & Mark Lawn competed. The following picture board provide a taste of what they enjoyed...




 

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C.J.'s Ultraman Hawaii Report

My UltraMan Hawaii did not exactly go according to plan this year as I did not finish the race. While I was for a short time disappointed in my DNF this year my reason for entering the race was to travel the circle of Hawaii once again and experience the ohana (family), kokua (help) and aloha (love) that sets UltraMan Hawaii (and Canada) apart from all the other races, both long and short I have been part of. Though not a finisher this year I satisfied my reason for entering. 

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