Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Its Official, here is my confirmation for the race in Knysna. No backing out now :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Training Ride in Tokai Forrest

A cold day in Cape Town and the last long distance training ride before the Knysna race with my mate Murray. Another 3hr's and 60km's in the legs.

Just 5 days to go to the Knysna race and I would just like to take this time to thank all of you amazing people who have donated so generously towards my first race and giving me the opportunity to do so. There are no words to describe how special you guys are. For the Knysna race I have managed to cover all my costs with your donations, so a big thank you again.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Just 1 week to go till Knysna. The weather definitely has not been on my side and training has been difficult but thank god for home trainers. Will be out in Oak Valley this weekend doing the last of the miles before the 2nd & 3rd of July.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I am trying to sell my bike to buy a new one. Unfortunately to get the new one I need to sell the old one. If anyone is looking to buy a MTB this is a really great dual suspension. Its a Rocky Mountain Element 19 inch. Its kitted out with full SRAM XO groupset, XX front Fork, ZTR Olympic tubeless ready wheels.

Here is the bike I'm trying to sell:

This is the bike I would like to buy:

Just an update to keep every one in the loop. I have designed some new Cycle shirts. Unfortunately they will not be ready for the Knysna Race but will be for the next race.

Monday, June 13, 2011

First MTB ride back from Flu. Saturday 11th - My Berg & Bush partner (Murray Mitchell) and I on a training ride in Tokai Forrest. We Did 60km's and managed to do about 800m of Climbing.

below: Bikes having a rest and View from Silvermine gate.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hi Guys my first race is about 3 weeks away so thought I would just give you some info on the race itself. The race is all part of the Knysna Oyster Festival which happens annually. I will be
participating in the 85 km Mountain Bike race on Saturday the 2nd of July and then 100km Road race on Sunday the 3rd. Although this event is not a Multi-Day MTB stage race it is a good test of my endurance doing the MTB race on the Sat and then doing 100km's on the road bike on Sunday and thought i would start off my campaign with these events. I have attach a profile of each of the events below. Chat to you guys soon.

"There is a particular task that i would like to undertake and tell you about and that is to start and finish all the multi-day stage and as many single day races as possible that this beautiful country of ours has to offer. You may wonder why I would want to take on this outrageous fete, well I have joined an amazing charity called Operation Smile whom I will be raising funds for by doing these races, but without your help however, I will not be able to achieve this goal.

Our Mission: Operation Smile South Africa is dedicated to transforming the lives of children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.
In as little as 45 minutes, a single surgery can change a child’s life forever. The cost of this surgery plus follow up care is R5 500.
In Africa, approximately one in 750 children are born every year with cleft lip and/or cleft palate.
These facial abnormalities are usually corrected shortly after birth in areas with sufficient access to health care. However, for many children living in more rural or poorer areas, medical treatment is not available. Often children suffering from cleft lips and cleft palates cannot eat, speak, breathe or hear properly. Many are barred from attending school. Most live a life of isolation. All this can be changed in 45 minutes with a simple cleft lip surgery that ultimately alters a person’s entire life.
About Us:
Officially registered in March 2006, Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA) is the regional base for conducting medical and educational missions in rural areas across South Africa and throughout southern and central Africa. Operation Smile volunteers provide free life-changing surgery and related healthcare as well as hands-on training, lectures, and symposiums that help uplift rural healthcare and build capacity within our partner countries. Since inception, OSSA has provided over 2000 patients with new smiles.

I am just asking for a small donation towards my first race which will be in July for the Knysna Oyster Festival. I will be doing both the MTB and Road races. 2 days of hard intense racing. My aim is to do as well as I can so I can raise as much money for Op Smile as I can. the donations from you guys are specifically for me to enter the the race, travel and accommodation, however if you wish to find out how you can make a contribution towards operation as well as mine please visit their websitehttp://southafrica.operationsmile.org or contact their Regional Director for Southern Africa:anel@operationsmile.org

should you need to contact me, here is my mobile 082 8211131 or you can email me on tim@outlinedimension.co.za should you guys wish to make a donation.”