Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 6

Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 6

Day 6 – Hail To the Howes Today was the best mountain trails I’ve ever been on and the first time this week that I felt one with the bike. I’m surprised that it took me a while to get used to the feel of a new bike and looking back, I should have spent more time...
Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 5

Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 5

Day 5 – The silent trek to Roma Have you noticed how quiet people get when they ride far and long? When they start off, it’s usually in a chatter, but as the road gets longer and the climbs steeper, your bike takes you beyond the noise to a still place inside...
Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 4

Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 4

Day 4 – Malealea Monster Where did your bike take you today? Mine took me on an epic roundtrip in Malealea, Lesotho. Today’s route piggybacked on an established Lesotho mountainbike event, called the Malealea Monster.  It’s a 55km route that loops in a figure...

Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 3

Day 3 – Malealea Loop It was supposed to be a rest day, but it became my toughest day on the bike. The route was awesome and the trails were some of the best I’ve ever ridden, but I just could not get my legs to work and my mind to focus. I felt as if something...

Adventures on a Silverback in Lesotho – Day 2

Day 2 – Roma to Malealea I knew today was going to take me to a dark place. After 5 hours my body was like: “Dude, you usually get off this thing after 55 minutes and then do some push-ups in the room where the gym keeps all those balls!” The ride The first 30km...