A quick update! As readers of this little blog here well know, Wes and I have been mountain biking avidly for over a year and are still loving every second of it. A year ago I wrote a post, The road to nowhere, in which I described our frustration and disappointment in travelling and looking forward to a trail which we found on an online directory which did not exist.
This was not the last time this happened to us; we learnt through experience that finding new trails is a daunting task; we have spent many wasted hours (and Rands) trying to locate new and exciting trails online only to sometimes drive kilometres, following sketchy maps and directions, to arrive at derelict or non-existent trails which had obviously not seen a rider in years.
We then decided that seeing as though we were on a mission to travel South Africa – riding every single mountain biking trail we could – anyway, we might as well collate all the information in one place. And so Cycology 371 was born – a trail information centre designed to give you, the enthusiastic rider, the essential knowledge required to find and ride our proudly South African trails safely and effortlessly. Whether you are a beginner or expert rider you will find information here that will benefit your riding and maximise the time spent on your mountain bike.
Our awesome logo which Christine from Flat White Concepts designed. She is too great, check out her free online magazine too!
We pride ourselves in our accurate GPS co-ordinates given in all three formats, suggested tire pressures and chain lubes to use, brief standardised as well as personalised trail descriptions, and other tips for each trail.If a trail does not feature on Cycology 371 we have either not had the chance to ride it yet or it was not good enough for inclusion, which is why you can be rest assured that following our guides you will be enjoying the time in your saddle, exploring these exhilarating and beautiful places, without the stress and hassle.
So far we have enough trails on the site to keep you entertained at a different venue every single weekend for five months and we are always looking for more; we would love any trail suggestions for us to try out for possible inclusion on the site. In addition, as ‘trail information’ is only part of the first phase of Cycology 371 (cannot wait to share the rest in due course!) we are always looking for ideas and interests, please let us know what else you would like to see on the site. Comments can be made at the bottom of our About Us page or email us on email@example.com.
The site went live a week ago and we were very overwhelmed by the positive response we received! We put a lot of effort into the site and are immensely proud of it, so please go show us some love We appreciate all the support and encouragement.