Category: #ThrowbackThursday

My first knobbly tyre bike

EersteMTB1979.JPG

My “Knoppebandefiets.”

The plate number was the right one all along!

I was a rabid cyclist at the age of 5. It was the year 1979 and it was Christmas.

Santa (my dad minus the Santa costume) wheeled in the most amazing bike I had aver laid eyes upon- in fact, it was a little motorbike. Minus the engine.

It was black with yellow plastics: Mud guards, a number plate, (#1) even a little bottomless petrol tank. The suspension was HUGE. (ok, I was 5) Double coil springs in the rear and the front end looked JUST like a “Scrambler”. Except, after a few

Read more ...

#TBT Caveman catches air at XTERRA Milwaukee 2005

Conrad Stoltz jumps MTB XTERRA Milwaukee

XTERRA Milwaukee was one of my favourite XTERRAs of all time. Right in the middle of the city build by beer loving Germans, and stunning, rough and ready bike & run courses.

This year was insanely hot and humid – you can see I’m glowing like a ripe tomato, with top rolled up to get more ventilation. To manage the heat exhausted athletes at the finish, the city parked a huge double decker city bus with Aircon running flat out to cool cooked athletes down.

The 2nd year was pouring with rain, we had a duathlon and I crashed really hard- 3 times

http://www.conradstoltz.com/index.php/humpty-dumpty-did-an-xterra-milwaukee/

Cant believe how far bike design has come in 10 years! The 2005 Specialized Sworks Epic was aluminium, the new Brain shock was on the seat stay, no Brain in the fork, bars were narrow, shoes were modified XC shoes (I cut the tongues out) and Mavic was the best wheels around. (Now  we have Roval wheels)

Monster Burger Eat and Run World Champs -flashback from 2005

Conrad Stoltz Matt Lieto burger eating contest

Caveman & Matt Lieto tackles the 1st leg of the World Monster Burger Eat and Run Champs

Pilot Butte Restaurant, Bend, Oregon, 2005

Each contestant has 30 minutes to eat:

1) The 18oz Pilot Butte Burger. (with all toppings) For the Civilized World – 18oz means 510.34873grams. That’s just the meat patty!
2) Medium fries
3) Large milkshake of your choice.

30 minutes after the start of the Eating Challenge, the Hill Run takes place. (From Pilot Butte Restaurant to top of Pilot Butte)

First on top of the Butte with all of the above mentioned items intact, wins. (This rule will be changed for next years contest, as

Read more ...

Caveman tries to remember Durban Ultra Triathlon 1994 #ThrowbackThursday

Conrad Stoltz Caveman Durban Ultra Triathlon 1994

The year was 1994. In a time before the internets. The year  Apartheid crumbled. The year I had “Mark Allen hair” Nowadays its called a mullet.

“Ironman” was nothing but one race on a more-distant-than-the-moon volcanic island full of “Scotts” or, closer to home, “Ironman” was a Boere style triathlon: 20km K1 paddle, 120k  bike, run around Harties- dominated by hard hard men with tough names like Rockley and Bester.

To us, the “Durban Ultra” was the pinnacle of endurance triathlon. 4k ocean swim with sometimes huge swell,

Read more ...

How on earth did we survive our youths?! #ThrowBackThursday

Conrad Stoltz Caveman Yamaha YZ 125

“What do you mean protective gear?!”

Its about 1987,  I’m 14 years old. On a bored out two stroke YZ 125,  I tore through dongas, thorn bushes, streams and my home made MX course- wearing nothing but worn out Nike Pegasus, PT short, T shirt and Open helmet & goggles. And a “This is awesome!” grin.

Not sure how I made it safely to (sort of) adulthood.  As I near parenthood, I’ve heard people talk about “babies bounce”, but in hind sight, if I can help it- rather safe than sorry. Or as we modern bike riders say: “Dont dress for the ride, dress for the fall…”

A life time later- my dad and I crossing rivers (but not tearing through dongas and thorn bushes) on our

Read more ...

Sponsors

Sponsors_2015_2nd

Archives

Story Time

Cavegirl on the way!!!

Cavegirl on the way!!!
Liezel and I are happy to announce our baby girl on the way! We are 23 weeks in, #PrincessHotstuff is fit and trim, and for me, time is not moving fast enough!  Due date 15-5-15. Suuuuper excited prix viagra en pharmacie! With these genes, she’ll be shooting hoops while wheelie-ing at the age of 3. […]
Read it...

Being the Caveman is hard work- have been busy…

Being the Caveman is hard work- have been busy…
As you all know, its easy to overindulge and pack on the pounds during the festive season, so Cross Training is a key ingredient to keeping the Caveman fit and flexable. Gotta keep on top of skills training too. Breakfast sure wasnt pretty. But its all part of the food chain… Like I said, being […]
Read it...

Caveman wins in mountain region of Scanno at XTERRA Italy

Caveman wins in mountain region of Scanno at XTERRA Italy
XTERRA Italy has the most amazing course! Parts through the old mountain town of Scanno. To the tune of "eye of the tiger" (thanks DJ Jack!) Caveman wins XTERRA Italy by 4 minutes. XTERRA Italy made is debut in the idyllic mountain town of Scanno, in the province of Abruzzo. In terms of the culture […]
Read it...

Caveman’s specialized equipment choices in quest for 7th World title

Caveman’s specialized equipment choices in quest for 7th World title
#aeroiseverything #soisfattyres #dittohorsepower ITU Cross Triathlon Worlds 2013 Long version Cross Tri Worlds Highlights. (Short version- 2.40) Racing through the dunes, stairs and sidewalks of Holland proved a fertile ground for innovative equipment choices.  From the video you can get a feel for the course- but the real test was the long sections of deep, […]
Read it...

a Caveman car for a Caveman situation…

a Caveman car for a Caveman situation…
Caveman’s Stellenbosch Kelfords Ford Fietsta Ambiente 1.4 [Open letter to friend and owner of Kelfords Ford and Mazda in Somerset West, South Africa] Dear Tristan, Thank you very much for the use of your wonderful little Ford Fiesta. We love the fuel economy, (5.9L per 100km) the nippy handling, the voice activated, hands free phone […]
Read it...

Cheers to a remarkable 2012

Cheers to a remarkable 2012
18 races, 1 World Title (ITU Cross Tri), my 10th XTERRA USA Series title, 10 victories, 16 podiums and many many special memories. My sporting highlight was winning my 2nd ITU Cross Triathlon World Title in Pelham Alabama, USA. a Personal highlight was sharing the entire year and all the remarkable experiences with my gorgeous […]
Read it...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5