adiridas in South Africa
Early this year, adiridas Andrew Taylor, Phil Sundbaum, Joscha Forstreuter and Mads André Haugen travelled to Botswana and South Africa as part of the Summer of Shred tour. After spending some time in the vastness of the African bush they went free-riding in the Northern Drakensberg mountains before checking out the dirt jump trails in and around the vibrating city of Cape Town.
“I’ve caught something!” Andrew firmly holds the fly line while pulling out a rainbow trout. He got up at 5h30 this morning to indulge his new passion: fly-fishing. Last night Greg Bond taught them the tricks of this ancient angling method and now AT and Phil are hooked
The adiridas are at Mount Anderson Water Catchment Reserve, an elegant ranch style homestead within the Drakensberg (‘Dragon Mountains’) in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The dramatic mountain landscape near Lydenburg boasts some of the best single track riding in southern Africa. Eland and black wildebeest gather on mountain slopes while the bark of baboon’s echo off cliff faces. Mads, Joscha, Andrew and Phil kick off their trip to South Africa with the ‘Gold Rush Experience’, free-riding along the scars of former gold mines. Their bike guides Greg, Trent and Warren take them up to alpine heights (7000ft), down winding forested valleys, along dramatic quartzite escarpments and over rocky crests.