We’d ridden from a little place called Barn62 Backers a short way down Route 62, and then right on to the Seweweekspoort road. The going was rather tough and the 25km ride took its toll on the legs, leaving us a little uneasy about the return trip and wondering if we’d get back by dark. What we hadn’t realized was that we had been climbing for those 25km. Gently climbing all the way. What a delight to discover that the ride back was virtually all downhill. 😊😊😊. What was even more delightful were the ice cold beers and gin and tonics that Rhenda served up at Barn62 on our return. 😄😄😄
Mountain bike ride to the Karkloof Falls. Howick. KwaZulu Natal Midlands. South Africa
Pride of De Kaap, aka Orchid Tree, Red Bauhinia, Nasturtium Bauhinia, African Plume, Red Orchid Bush (Bauhinia galpinii). Prince (Prins) Albert. Western Cape. South Africa
Mountain biking on Swartberg Pass. Prince (Prins) Albert. Western Cape. South Africa
Olives on olive tree branch. Prince (Prins) Albert. Western Cape. South Africa
Mountain bikers on a farm road. Farm and Swartberg Mountains. Prince (Prins) Albert. Western Cape. South Africa
Silver River and old road bridge on the Silver River Pass. Seven Passes Road. Near George. Garden Route. Western Cape. South Africa
Karkloof Falls in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
We're testing out a little Panasonic GM1 camera. Seems like and ideal little camera to carry while mountain biking. This pic is a stitch if 3 images I shot while riding my mountain bike. Howick. KwaZulu Natal Midlands. South Africa
Evening scene. Whistler. British Columbia. Canada.
It's that time of year - the most delicious bramble berries make a welcome snack while mountain biking. Howick. KwaZulu Natal Midlands. South Africa.
View of Karkloof River and the Karkloof Mountains. Howick. KwaZulu Natal Midlands. South Africa
The Haibikes at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Durban. KwaZulu Natal. South Africa
Durban beachfront. KwaZulu Natal. South Africa
Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. KwaZulu Natal. South Africa
I know they are invasive and can cause huge problems on farm land but the berries of brambles make a wonderful mid ride snack in summer.
One of our favorite trees - the Cape Chestnut, found in many of the indigenous forests around South Africa.
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