On a trip to the Kwa Zulu natal coast earlier this year I was lucky enough to attend the finish of the annual joBerg2c mountain bike race. This a grueling 900km race from South Africa's Johannesburg all the way down to the coast to finish at Scottburgh. There is only an esitmated 10km of tar on the entire race and 99.5% is off road.
The event organizers don't make it easy on the riders and throw in a 800m ride over the beach sand then a 30m or so lagoon crossing at high tide. This adds up to great spectatorship but something tells me the race's other 899km carry far greater stories of turmoil and triumph. Enjoy the collection!