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Ridetheberg - 30 June & 01 July 2018
Discover your extraordinary...

Dear Drakensberg Trails Enthusiasts

There are as many different reasons to ride as there are riders. This fact is what inspires us most. Our theme for this year is RideyourBerg - Ride your own race - a metaphor for living life on your terms. We encourage our riders to go for what they want most in life and to articulate what's at stake, so that each time they ride they move towards that. Riding your own race is not easy. Most of us can relate to getting swept up in the rush at the start and being left wondering what just happened by the finish. Hopefully we don't get to the end of life, wondering what just happened! If we are consistently and consciously aware of our surroundings, we can pick up on the feedback that is keeping us in balance every day.

There's no better place to learn about responding to feed back to keep you balanced than on your bike - If you don't respond, you literally fall over.

What we can learn from our bikes is endless!
Over the next couple of weeks we would like to share with you what we have discovered about life from our bikes.

A bike is a collection of systems like any organization:
The drive train can be likened to a communication system.
The crank can be likened to the boss - where the energy and drive come from, the sprockets to the employees - where the actual work happens. The chain is the line of communication that enables the ideas to become reality. Great Chain performance is a lot like great communication, the more clear and fresh your chain and speaking, the better the shifting and acceleration of your gears and people. Change your chain and communication often and you will get more life out of your sprockets and your people. Add a little lubrication (right words choice for the right situations) and your and chain and people will perform even better in difficult conditions. So keep clear and clean and your team will play nicely when you're away Riding Your Berg.
We would love to hear what you have learnt from your bike!

Competition Time:

Enter Ridetheberg, and submit your "Life lessons learned from my Bike" and you stand a chance to win a "Pimp my weekend" package of awesome extras to make your weekend even more memorable.
Prize includes meal vouchers, spa vouchers, adventure experiences, a sundowner experience and lovely wine!
Post your learnings on our Face Book page
Hint: Keep it real and you might really win.
Entries Close 20 June 2018.

New Routes:

Day One has been rerouted a little to include the scenic Otter Trail on the Berghouse property. This means less boring mealie fields and more mountain single track!
Owls Pass, just below All Out Adventures has been revamped for Day 2's finish - so keep something in the tank for this last spicy climb.
There is so much more to doing an event than just the ride - the journey of discovery and the surprise you encounter along the way make it an extraordinary endeavor. The journey begins as soon as your enter - those who have already committed will know what we mean.

If you haven't entered yet, but you're thinking about it - do it now. Besides the obvious reasons like awesome single track, sane start times, and a brilliant vibe, the sooner you enter the sooner you get on that journey of discovering your extraordinary.
Enter Today
Chris and the RideTheBerg Team
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