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