"I'd rather be seen on my bicycle than on a park run" - Quote from the dark side

Friday, 4 September 2015

Jozi Juma

The Jozi Juma (Jozi Urban Mountain Bike Adventure) is taking place on Sunday 6 September.  For those who might not know, Jozi is the SA slang name for Johannesburg.

Also for those who might not know, Anette and I both entered the 22km event. We are way too newbie for the 54km version. That is for next year!

We registered yesterday and got our numbers and goodie bags...

My first cycling goodie bag... bicycle bell included!

We are really excited but also a little bit nervous. This will be our first true mountain bike race. Even though the 22km course is designed for people like us it still includes a few obstacles worth mentioning.

There are three scaffolding bridges across roads. These are built for the event so that traffic is not disrupted during the event and also so that mountain bikers don't have to be worried about traffic.

Scaffolding across busy roads - awesome!

Then there is the finish across a floating bridge at Emmeratia Lake. I've run over floating bridges often but never crossed one on a bike before. Should be fun!!!

The floating bridge will be exciting for sure!

The race takes riders through some of the green belts in Johannesburg and though it is urban, it is also truly off-road.

They also have the Jozi Jura (Jozi Urban Run Adventure) on the Saturday before the cycling. You can enter both events for a great double challenge. Maybe also next year!

Maybe the run next year or even the double challenge...

We are having some great rain at the moment which might make for a very interesting adventure. Wish us luck please, we need it.

Race report to follow next week...

Have an awesome weekend everyone!


Karien P. said...

Good luck, Johann and Annette - looks like a lot of fun!

I've never run or cycled across a floating bridge, but they make me really nervous...

Looking forward to the race report!

One Crazy Penguin said...

You'll do wonderfully! It looks like a great race :)

Giorgio said...

It seems a challenging race. Good luck, Johann! I look forward to reading your race report!

Char said...

You know it's going to be a fun race if there are giant purple ducks. Good luck!

Jill said...

On to new adventures for you; looks like a really cool event to do. Good luck and as always, have a blast!