Paradyskloof New Trail Run

Our trail grading: ORANGE 7A
Distance: 7km
Extremeness: A few meters of off-road and technical single track
Location: Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Joggers: Deryck Nel, Lianie Nel & me

This afternoon we did the regular Paradyskloof route with a new twist or two. We started the uphill with a new single track and was forced to jog a few meters of off-road and jump over a ditch... as Lianie so gracefully demonstrates in the first picture. At about 2km we connected with our regular route and on the way down took the most awesome single track in the Paradyskloof area. The cooler autumn weather made a huge difference and, even though we were held up by mountain bikers, we could actually complete the route in a semi-respectable time.

Lianie and the ditch
Lianie and the baby Christmas trees
Gravel road with bad drainage
The saddle where the Stellenbosch, Hottentots Holland and Helderberg mountains meet
Evidently it is becoming autumn
The last uphill before the fun begins
A new route with a bridge

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