Sunny summer morning riding the Snake trails in Tokai Forest, Cape Town South Africa. Mamba, Boomslang, Snakes Eyes, and finishing up with Vasbyt. We were also joined by Andrew for his first Mountain Uni ride in Tokai Forest.
Speaking of snakes, came close to riding over a 4-5 foot Puff Adder yesterday in the forest. One of the stranger ones I’ve seen as it was an almost florescent green and yellow.
You’ll love it here then Shug There are quite a few very large troops in Tokai Forest, and with summer around we see them a lot and often end up riding through the troops as they move around the trails.
They’re not aggressive at all, they usually just give a puzzled look and then move off the trail when you get close to them. Although having said that 1 of the guys I was riding with was chased by an alpha male, but only because he got in between the alpha male and a rogue male he was chasing away from his troop. It was probably the fastest I have ever seen Justin ride . At least it did end well with the alpha male continuing his chase of the other rogue male.
I am looking to get the wider rim too, I phoned yesterday though and I think UDC uk are not going to have them untill sometime early next year My rim at the moment is very out of true after an attempt at a big shifty off a big drop to slope
Do you ride with a brake? and what lenght cranks? 150s?
I’m running duel-drilled cranks - 150 for muni (as in this vid) and 125s for cross country. I have a greasy old magura on there which leaks. I’m not very skilled with it yet, and I need to top it up regularly otherwise it sticks to the rim even after I release it! It was not working in this vid though:(