How's riding over tehre in Pretoria (where is that BTW?)? HEre in the RP, riding (not to mention driving and almost everything else) SUCKS! That is why I spend most of my time on my trainer. I can get a better workout indoors rather than outdoors!
No, I don't ride a WSD, just a normal bike.
The route that I train on is very popular with cyclist, got a broad shoulder to ride on. And because I'm female and cycle alone, it is very dangerous to cycle on remote roads. You've probably heard how popular SA is with car hijackers, well, believe you me, we even have cycle hijackers!!! Just have to have a look-out for the occassional taxi and bus jumping in front of you. Once had a car turning right in front of me while I was going done a very steep hill. Sumersaulted right over the car and landed on my head (did wear my helmet). Needless to say, my bike was a complete wreck. Luckily I didn't even have a scratch on me, only one hell of a headache. Also tried to do indoor training, too boring.
Reynhardt, tried the supercycling messageboard, but it's more a complain board, like you said and also if you want to buy a number for a big race that you wanted to enter but didn't. Not interesting at all. If you don't live in Pretoria any more, where do you live now?
Roadster... I now find myself living in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town. Beautiful place to stay... you know, with the mountains, winelands, relatively quiet backroads....same old, same old
But I really miss Natal...lived in Durban just before coming down to the Cape. Natal is definetely cycling heaven....its the never-ending summer. Where else can you get up at seven in the morning, in the height of winter...go for a training ride (without arm warmers, long tights and the like), and get back from your ride drenched in sweat.......Beautiful!!!