This weekend there are a couple of great excursions up for grabs, most of them long so gird your loins and boost your metabolism with some MORINGA (or beer and wine!!).
Safire Berg 100 – Sat 23rd (Himeville to Notties) https://www.berg100.co.za/
This is becoming more popular, a long ride through the midlands using the district and jeep tracks, no pesky single track or technical stuff to disturb your pounding rhythm and cause angst and accidents. It is long (100 km) so be prepared, R 400 for an entry, but remember you need to get to the start at Himeville and be collected from the end at Notties, after beer at the Hotel. E-bikes etc. are welcome as it is a social ride more than anything. Late registration is on Friday evening or Saturday morning, Zapper or cash, start at 7 sharp, remember cramp pills.
Umgeni Water Marathon – Sun 24th (Baynesfield) http://www.collegiansharriers.co.za/umgeni.htm
Running from Baynesfield club this year, apparently due to overpriced quote from Midmar KZN making it unbearable for runners costs, shame on them. Good on Baynesfield and it is a great place to run from. The run will be mainly district road, the 42 km (R240), 21 km (R160) and 15 km (R120) will all have about 2 km of tar and the rest district. The 15 km also has a great trail along the river. LATE ENTRIES ARE ALLOWED, even welcomed on Saturday at Collegians and Sunday at the race, but they are limiting late entries so no guarantee that you will be accepted. I think this will be a good experience out that way, a few more hill than the race used to have, but no-one expects it to be easy!! Remember, if you are not a member of CSA you also need to pay those race fees, for which you get zip.
I am sure there are events going down in Durban this weekend, surf swim etc, so go DO IT.
Another week of dodgy electricity supply from our favourite non-performing parastatal, and these guys still have jobs!! At least they can try to blame some on the fact we get from Moz and the cyclone stuffed the pylons.
This does not look like it is getting any better, remember this at voting time, we trust these people with our infrastructural, social and economic wellbeing through funding them with taxes, and they repay us by syphoning off funds for friends and family, well we should fire them.