Turning the corner
dec '04 - jan '05


boxing day epic bike ride


Whilst a disaster of tragic proportions was unfolding in the Asian seas

I was on the forest roads around Hogsback doing a mtb ride that has little comparison



It starts off with a long gentle climb away from Pooh Corner

(lower left just off centre below the clearing)

Geikas Kop in the background, an massive granite outcrop







the view back to the hogz is spectacular







the gentle climb to infinity







with only a few grazing cows and lots of hungry horseflies for company






turning the corner into the final climb through a pine forest

the temptation to slip into granny gear must be avoided







breaking on through to the other side the view of the elandsberg






geikas kop now the next way point








the view back down over the escarpment to the katberg







over geikas shoulder, a labyrinth of options to the escarpment

























fields of indigenous arum lilies never fail to please