Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Prince Albert, Karoo
Bikes: GT Peace 9r, old South African bikes
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Hi from the hot and dry Karoo
I've been a regular (but intermittent) viewer. Time to come out and join the group.
I'm 49, live in a small rural town in a straw bale house in a semi desert with two Australian Cattle Dogs and some bikes..my personal favourite is a singlespeed GT Peace 9r.
We ride a variety of local trails, including the Swartberg Pass (I think it's about a 900m climb). I have recently completed an unsupported 1000km solo across Bushmanland and the Kalahari. I intend doing the Freedom Challenge next year (www.freedomchallenge.org.za
I love old bikes, particularly those made in South Africa. Ironically we no longer have anyone producing large numbers of bikes locally - on a continent that really needs them- even more than the North!
I have a blog (irregular!) http://johannrissik.blogspot.com/
Any cyclists who pass through here are welcome to look me up.
And right now I need advice on how to restore a completely neglected Brooks saddle. The steel frame is fine, but the leather is dry and torn. It probably needs new hide......