Cataracts and Mountain Bikes

Steve Reed sent a query aus Aussie in 2015: Any ophthalmologists on the east / North rand come to mind? My 71year-old brother Doug sounds like he has cataracts. Wants to know who to go see. He does not trust his optometrist anymore who keeps giving him stronger glasses (?what?). So he wants to goContinue reading “Cataracts and Mountain Bikes”

A Muddy Slog

Dad, says seven-yr-old Tom, I’m tired of the 5km and 10km races with Mom. I wanna go on a longer race with you, please. So we enter the 18km race starting at the Eston country club and meandering thru Tala game reserve. Days before, it starts raining; and it rains; and there’s mud – AContinue reading “A Muddy Slog”

Money’s Worth

Hey, I went haring around on my bike on Sunday – first time in a long time! A friend took the kids on the 10km fun ride, so I had no-one to shepherd and could indulge meself. This was just like the old days. Single track, through pine forests, up and down rocky paths, acrossContinue reading “Money’s Worth”

GODBiRitoLS

The Great Occasional Downhill Bike Ride to Lilani Spa – GODBiRitoLS. Named after the fashion of the more famous GABRAN (Great Annual Bike Ride Across Natal), this one is much better! All downhill; Only 17km: Ends at a hot water spring with spa baths! Getting back out is done with kombi power, not pedal power.Continue reading “GODBiRitoLS”

Fietsry in the Karkloof

So we enter the 19km event at Karkloof on our pushbikes. Me n Jessie. Aitch n Tom are going to do the 10km. We head off and Jess does well, stays on her bike on some gentle uphills, no pushing. Riding up one hill after 4 or 5 km we hear a whooshing sound, andContinue reading “Fietsry in the Karkloof”