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  • What are your time goals for Munga 2018?

    Adventures of an Ordinary Cyclist Oct 21, 2018 | 18:07 pm

    What are your time goals for Munga 2018? Munga, unlike the Freedom Challenge, is a numbers race. It's the sort of event you can plan with the aid of a spreadsheet or simple mathematics. The Freedom Challenge is exactly the race to crush you if you have crunched numbers to figure out your moving time over distance. For example, the last day of the Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa is only 56km. Tucked in there is a section of 7 km that typically takes 7-9 hours but has entrapped some riders for 32 hours. The varied and difficult terrain over the whole route makes average speed calculations[…]

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  • THE PASSAGE OF TIME

    AFRIVENCE Jul 23, 2018 | 10:26 am

    January 2018 - July 2018And nearly seven months have passed........I know I have had some personal request from readers/followers on when I would be posting again as it has been quite a while.The long and short of it, I plan hopefully soon!The passage of time waits for no one but rest assured I have been busy with this and that and hopefully some news will pop out the locker soon.....Watch this space. 

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  • Kitchen Table to Kitchen Table Adventuring

    Adventures of an Ordinary Cyclist Mar 14, 2018 | 09:24 am

    Today the second of 7 batches of Race to Cradock riders hit the road. I'm happy to announce that I'm in the line up once again—I'll be sweeping in Batch 7.The Freedom Challenge events are special. In conversation with Julia Fisher (accomplished adventure racer and Blanket Wearer) I asked her what she understood to be the unique aspect of the Freedom Trail. She encapsulated it in one short sentence, "They are the only events that go from kitchen table to kitchen table."That's a profound summary. There's an implied intimacy—our kitchen tables are the space we share with our friends. In[…]

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  • Life Without Knickers

    Adventures of an Ordinary Cyclist Mar 3, 2018 | 16:50 pm

    Life Without Knickers Knickers, underpants, scants, undies, panties - call them what you will. They are as integral a part of our lives as are shoes or a toothbrush. But that is not everyone's reality.While chatting to my niece who is busy with her degree in social work she told me about knickerless kids. While doing community work at a government children's clinic she heard that many of the children who attend these clinics have no underwear.It seems that we are the reason for this. No, we're not stealing them but we are tossing them in the trash.While happy to bundle our kids[…]

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  • 2017 WHERE DID YOU GO! HELLO 2018!

    AFRIVENCE Jan 8, 2018 | 19:15 pm

    Hello there 2018! I'm back!WOW! can you believe 2017 has come and gone, and I almost went into total hibernation as far as postings are concerned. Six months it has been.All has been well though in between the struggles of juggling business, work, family and my passion of riding my bike out into remote places and being a 'serial phone cam" photographer. My goal for 2018 is to be a lot more involved and active, especially with my blog Afrivence, and a little more detailed on what I get up to. As far as some challenges are concerned, looking at some[…]

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  • The Munga 2017

    Adventures of an Ordinary Cyclist Dec 23, 2017 | 15:28 pm

    The Munga 2017 The third edition of the Munga came and went and I added a third medal to my Munga collection. My race went well but given my race pedigree over the the last few years my achievement was nothing worth writing about.If we want a remarkable Munga tale then we need to unwrap the story behind medal number 69. The story behind it is extraordinary.Laz Mashishi has worked with me for many years. His first bike was a BMX that he used to roll with the the 'bike gang' at school. They would ride around town and from the school to[…]

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  • 2017 Freedom Challenge

    Die omswerwings en ervarings van 'n Freedom Challenger Jul 10, 2017 | 11:10 am

    2017 Freedom Challenge So sit ek bykans twee weke later en top oor die jaar se Challenge, my vinnigste tot op datum. Kyk vanjaar moes nie eers gewees het nie, as Handelaarshoof van Vredendal Toyota moet daar eers 'n paar goedjies in plek val en om 50+ mensies gelukkig te hou gebeur nie altyd so maklik nie, veral nie as jy in die voorafgaande maand 'n paar nuwe aanstellings maak nie. Die mensies moet mekaar eers vind en baie gelukkig is ek bevoorreg om 'n reg span mense saam met my te kan hê en het hulle mekaar gevind en baie goed presteer[…]

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  • Trouthaven - Diemersfontein

    Die omswerwings en ervarings van 'n Freedom Challenger Jun 26, 2017 | 09:57 am

    Trouthaven - Diemersfontein Die ander manne is vroeg op hulle wil 5H00 ry, Tim is nie lus om die heel dag met Stetteyns te stoei nie, safety in numbers soos hulle sê, ons is sewe en 'n paar gaan bosbrekers word, padmakers vir die ander. Theo het 'n roete oopgekap tot halfpad waar die moeilikheid begin. Ek wil alleen wees, ek wil alleen die laaste ervarings opslurp en alles in neem en ek talm, die ander manne val in die pad teen 5H00 en ek eers 'n half uur later so op my eentjie.Oppad na die damwal besin ek oor my roete, ek[…]

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  • Anysberg - Trouthaven

    Die omswerwings en ervarings van 'n Freedom Challenger Jun 25, 2017 | 08:47 am

    Anysberg - Trouthaven Net na een val ons weer in die pad Tim nog nie heel lekker nie, ek so ent voor hom, sy liggie so ent terug vol my, by die Touws rivier herenig ons weer en so ent aan is dit weer tyd vir my vir 'n visgraat maneuver, wat nou 'n heel irriterende beweging word, ek moet die enjin voer, maar sodra ek iets sensitief voer wat blykbaar omtrent alles is moet dit uit. Tim nogsteeds net met sy voorbriek is bietjie versigtig vir Oubergpas, dis weer 2.Moer koud en net voor die pas begin vat ek 'n vinnige catnap[…]

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  • Gamkaskloof - Anysberg

    Die omswerwings en ervarings van 'n Freedom Challenger Jun 24, 2017 | 15:03 pm

    Gamkaskloof - Anysberg Die nagrus was so lank ek droom ek's klaar en spring verward op toe my horlosie alarm afgaan, Gerhard het vir my 'n lekker koppie Boeretroos gemaak, toe ons by die ander manne kom slaap hulle nog heel snoesig, ons trek toe maar so bietjie later as die beplande 5H00 weg, eintlik goedso want dis 'n mooi deel van die aarde die. Met eerste lig kry ek die geleentheid om vir Gerhard die leer in daglig te kan wys, dis 'n steil klimmetjie wat ons so 45 minute neem tot bo, ook maar goedso want toe knak my kniee en[…]

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Freedom Challenge Blogs


2016 Freedom Challengers

Bruce Hughes - East of Adventure


2015 Freedom Challengers

Lee Fuller - Adventure Guaranteed

Clint le Roux - Afrivence

Carl Scholtz - Making Trackz

Mike Woolnough - Adventures of an Ordinary Cyclist

Marnitz Nienaber - Omswervings en Ervarings van 'n Freedom Challenger

Lee Fuller - You can take your Freedom

 

2014 Freedom Challengers

Chris and Julia Fisher - The soul of mountain biking

Philip Erasmus - One Giant Challenge

Marnitz Nienaber - A Freedom Experience


2013 Freedom Challengers

Glenn Harrison - Life by bike

Doug Kennaugh - Freedom 4 Unity


2012 Freedom Challengers

Charles Mansfield - The Rhino Challenge

Gerrit Pretorius - Nog Steeds Flippin Mal

Gerda Milford - Spinning at Bullamakanka

Andy masters - Two Farts Two Bikes

Mike Woolnough - Adventures of an Ordinary Cyclist

Casper Venter - Freedom Challenge 2012

August Carstens - Boskind Rides Kili to RASA

Jaco Strydom - Beit2Cape

 

2011 Freedom Challengers

Mike Woolnough - Adventures of an Ordinary Cyclist

Glenn Harrison - Let's make it snappy

Anton Mayberry - Riding for Five

Philip Erasmus - One Giant Challenge

Marnitz Nienaber - Omswervings en Ervarings van 'n Freedom Challenger

Andy Masters  - Two farts two bikes

Team FNB - Off The Trail

 

Touring

Jaco Strydom - When the remote mountains call

Team Counterbalance riding the Freedom Trail on unicycles - Freedom Revolution Tour

Steve Thomas and Dave Bristow open up the People's Trail - Spine of the Dragon

Alex Butcher - Cape to Malawi on the Freedom Trail

 

2010 Freedom Challengers

Glenn Harrison riding a Giant 29er single speed - One Giant Ride

Boskind's - Hikeabike

Gerda Gruner - Spinning at Bullamakanka

 

2009 Freedom Challengers

Mike Woolnough - Adventures of an Ordinary Cyclist

Fiona Coward - Dash for Freedom

Derek Hall-Jones - Blanket Wearer: Freedom Challenger number 76

Doug Kennaugh - Freedom Challenge 2009

Carine Reynecke - Entranced

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