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Topeak Panniers

Gear Review: Topeak Pannier DryBag DX

The Topeak Pannier DryBag DX is a large capacity, waterproof pannier featuring a sonically welded and fully seam sealed 420 denier and 840 denier exterior. A watertight roll- top closure provides maximum protection from road spray and wet weather. Its quick release Hook and Lock system attaches the pannier securely to the rack and makes installation and […]

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Barking Mad Charity Ride: Get involved

(This event will use the following hashtag: #BarkingMadSA) Project summary: In March 2014 plan on cycling the 4000km Spine of the Dragon mountain bike trail with my two Jack Russell’s. I will use this unique experience to raise funds for www.pet.org.za . Visit: http://seanfraenkel.com/barking-mad/ for more details. I’m busy looking for sponsors to assist with prizes for […]

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Fat boy on a bicycle: 10 lessons learnt from credit card touring in England.

“The adventure is the not getting there, it is the on-the-way. It is not the expected; it is the surprise.” Stephen Graham Planning your next cycle-touring trip? Discussing maps, miles, and your motivation? Don’t! Leave some things to chance and you will experience more than you bargained for.Sometimes, not preparing for a cycle tour leads […]

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Barking Mad charity ride: The Route

(Use #BarkingMadSA on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter to catchup on my adventure) In March 2014 I started  cycling the Spine of the Dragon: a +-4000km mountain bike tour across South Africa and Lesotho to raise funds for the animal shelter, PETS (Pet Empowerment in Townships). Behind my bicycle I towed a custom built trailer (courtesy of Holdfast) with a dog box, so […]

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Book review: Thunder and Sunshine by Alistair Humphreys

Alistair Humphreys is an English cyclist, adventurer, author and motivational speaker. He is a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Thunder and sunshine is the second book in the series, covering his cycle around the world. You can read my review of part 1 ‘Moods of futute joys’ here. Humphreys began his journey in August […]

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