It was an amazing experience. This two day event took us from the PMB Dusi Canoe club all the way along the river tot the Blue Lagoon Canoe Club in Durban the following day. It is a short event, with our total race time set at under 5 hours but the experience was unbelievable.
I am sure all of you have ridden a very nice flowing single track and thought; 'imagine a race that only has single track like this all the way', well that was exactly what Dusi2C was, a trail riding heaven all the way.
Andrew Hill invited me to do it for TiB this year after he won the inaugural event last year and because it is a difficult event to get into I was not going to give it a miss. Also with world champs coming up this coming weekend I decided to make an calculated choice in skipping the very hard MTN Hilton Marathon in a bid to save myself for what I am sure will be a incredibly hard world champs on Sunday. You have to be fresh for a race such as world champs and a five hour marathon won't help with that process.
Andrew and I did not have any real competition at the event but because the race is mostly downhill getting any sort of gap is quite hard so we did have to work quite a bit. We went hard from the gun every day which resulted in gaps forming early on both days but because the race is unmarked and you race via GPS routes you do take a few wrong turns which allows the chasers to catch up and then the breakaway process starts again.
The '2C' group always put a lot of effort into ensuring that the rides have a great experience on and off the trail and if there is any event that you have to put on your calendar it will have to be this one.
This coming week is about resting, resting, resting and making sure all my equipment is ready to roll on Sunday. I am very excited for this big event on home soil. For live updates follow the following accounts on twitter:
Bronwyn Hill - @bronniehill
Team RECM - @Team_RECM
Bruce Diesel - @BruceDiesel
Cycling SA - @Cycling_SA
Also see some cool pics from this weekend attached.