Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
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
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:
Monday, June 13, 2011
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.
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:email@example.com
should you need to contact me, here is my mobile 082 8211131 or you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org should you guys wish to make a donation.”