Tuesday, October 13, 2015


....Well here we are again... A quick vacation break with family away from home and all with trekking around and round trip of 2000km completed, by vehicle that is. Apologies for the lack of comms but this happens when you are out of range or you get a minimalist blip on your signal notification bars on any gadget that requires a signal to beam out to the world.

Took off on my mountain bike early this morning and even though training has been sporadic with plenty interruptions up to this point and with the Freedom Challenge race across South Africa just short of seven and a half months away, the volume, heat and intensity has begun, like a switch being flipped.

Some serious planned, systematic, projected training starting and coming my way.

The end of 2015 is racing towards us at a rate of knots. The summer heat has kicked in and I surmise we are going to be in for a hot rough ride. This will call for early morning riding and putting in some miles before the heat threatens to derail the best of plans and intentions. Heat has never been my forte, give me the cold any day but as it be told, the training must go on, heat or no heat. The planning will manifest and as we may well know, failure to plan is planning to fail.

As mentioned before, from August 2015 to June 2016, raising funds for Carel du Toit Centre, Cape Town where deaf children are taught to speak, is something close to me, and I also realise that it may still be early days to push for donations towards my initiative and cause but yet I have. Sadly, barring two donations to date, I have pushed out numerous requests at present and it has either been a negative response or as it may, companies willing to offer some of their brands whether for my personal use on the Freedom trail or to use to rally donations from it. I am still hopeful for positive outcomes.

Come on! Join me! Make a difference!

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