Life in the life of Caveman. Dealing with XTERRA Grabouw & build up to XTERRA NZ

This is my last year racing as a professional. I’ve known it for a few months, but somehow avoided putting it on paper or ether. It all started with sponsorships imploding, but that is a story for another day.

Our next chapter is very exciting: A baby girl – any day now!

Also, a unique new online coaching business, a unique racing series, Caveman Racing & Adventure training camps, Caveman Skills Clinics, an autobiography, building pump tracks, single tracks, riding motorcycles, less travel, more family time, more home time, (even) less swimming,  slower lifestyle, training for fun. And my first winter home.  More about that later.

Missing XTERRA Grabouw due to a lung infection was a great disappointment. Watching my last “home” XTERRA from the sidelines was really really hard.  If you’re not in the know, XTERRA in South Africa has really taken off in a big way. The Grabouw race has become a significant global event, with a legion of foreign athletes, big prize money, big media, and for a home boy, big King of the Hill points.

Conrad Stoltz Caveman Berg Adder snake eating mouse

My most memorable experience at XTERRA Grabouw was during course practice. Watching a rare Berg Adder eating a mouse. (easily confused with the more lethal and much more common Puff Adder)

In the weeks after Grabouw,

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Greyton Classic MTB festival is a fun outing for all levels of riders…


So bring your #Fatboy, bring your family, and come have fun!

Whether you’re going slow or fast, this long single track in the woods is guaranteed to make your smile muscles hurt.

More info on Greyton Classic website.

Greyton Classic MTB preview with Conrad Stoltz


Join me on a ride of the scenic Greyton Classic Mountain Bike route.

Single track through Fynbos, high speed jeep track, scenic country roads & the ever present views of the majestic Riviersonderend Mountain range. Start/finish area at the historic The Oaks Cape Dutch farm house.

Pick from the 65km, 33km or 16km routes to suit your ability.  R15 000 prize money for the 65km race.

Trail runs- 21km and 10km run/walk.

A Duo- 30km bike/ 10km run duathlon.

June 13-15, 2015 Make the long weekend count!  http://www.greytonclassic.co.za/

Video: JB Badenhorst.

Music: Jeremy Loops, Power

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