Posts written by Jamie Perkins

The lead up to SSWC has been great. I’ve met a ton of cool people from South Africa and all over the world and gotten to ride in both South Africa and Swaziland. On my first real ride down here at the Groenkloff Nature Reserve, I saw giraffe, zebra, ostriches, wildabeest, impala, hartebeest, kudu, mongoose and sable antelope all within the first hour. It was awesome!

I’m really looking forward to the race tomorrow. The course is true Africa. The trails are mostly just cow trails so they meander back and forth slowly making their way from A to B. There are tons of thorns, a good, hard climb, and some super fun singletrack descents. The REEB and belt drive are holding up spectacularly and people keep stopping me to ask about it. It’s a great conversation starter and has made me quite a few friends!

There is going to be some stiff competition tomorrow for the SSWC tattoo, but I think I have a good shot at the title. I know Garth (SSWC 2010 Champion) is here as is Dax Massey (finished 3rd at Breck Epic). There is also a rumor that Barry Stander (represented South Africa in the Olympics this year) will be participating…

I’ll let you know how it goes!

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