Enough to drive you mud Off-road cycling can present the best, and worst of riding conditions
madly like a turtle caught on a clump of kelp.
So you uncleat and push your bike. But there are no footholds. Each step forward takes you two back. You slip. You slide. You spend a lot of time on your knees, looking heavenward.
You get to the top, panting and wheezing. Your bike looks like a weapon wielded by the Swamp Thing. Back on the open road, out of the forest, your bike makes horrifying scraping sounds like the last rasping breath of a dying Darth Vader.
Then time stands still. Silence seeps back. You hear it. Air sucks in. Air sighs out. Kadoof. Kadoof. A heart-beat.
This is no recording.
DURBANITE Grant “Twiggy” Baker has been invited to compete in the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Invitational. This prestigious contest will take place at Waimea Bay, Hawaii, if the right big wave conditions present themselves this winter.
Robb on a roll
CURRENT World Champ Simone Robb convincingly won the women’s open division at the Western Province longboard championships held at Long Beach, Kommetjie, in perfect conditions. Word on the beach was that she would have won the men’s division too, had she entered. She off to China to compete in the World Professional Longboard Champs.
A pumping southeaster canes the coast this weekend. There is plenty of 4-5’ groundswell around today and tomorrow but the wind tends to the south, which makes some of those sublime beachbreaks a little sideshore. Muizenberg will be blown out onshore and not very pleasant.
TALL STORIES: Twiggy Baker, who has been invited to compete in the Eddie Aikau big wave surfing event in Hawaii.