Moonlight Mass

Well that was an interesting cross section of the Cape Town population!

 John and Gos in what I believe is a pink unicorn, possibly rhino onesie

John and Gos in what I believe is a pink unicorn, possibly rhino onesie

 

Moonlight Mass spins throughout downtown CT each full moon. I'm not sure how many cyclist, mini bikers and skateboarders were out last night, 500 wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination.

 That's us about middle of the pack awaiting the Police outriders to stop traffic. 

That's us about middle of the pack awaiting the Police outriders to stop traffic. 


The 'Tweed Ride'

I'm in Cape Town, and found myself taking part in a local event called the Tweed ride.. As it may suggest it's a quick spin around downtown CT in tweed attire. Sadly I packed light so none of my tweed jackets (yes i have multiple) could be donned for the ride. It didn't matter. I met some interesting and impressive characters followed by amazingly great coffee from Truth Coffee. 

If this place was in NYC you wouldn't be able to get anywhere near it. Very cool decor and vibe. Owner, also a David was on hand to run proceedings and spin around town with us.

A few characters in this bunch.

My Whip..

I love my bike. Last year embarking on the Unogwaja I decided it was time to invest in a proper bike. Maybe i got a bit carried away with this carbon beauty with full electronic shifting. You'd think that was enough but no, upgraded wheels, power hub (which indicates that I can generate the wattage of a teenage girl.) and don't get me started on the kit. It's expensive but awesome.

Somkhanda Game Reserve loses first Rhino since '10

The reserve is owned by the Gumbi community of KwaZulu-Natal and is managed with the support of Wildlands Conservation Trust. The field rangers, Rhino monitors and other staff of Somkhanda, with the assistance of Wildlands and Wildlife ACT Fund, have put in an amazing effort over the past several years to avoid such a loss.

“We have been trying by all means to combat Rhino poaching on the reserve,” said the Reserve Manager Nkosinathi Mbhele, “ but unfortunately it has not been enough against such a crime but we will keep pushing to make sure that this incident is just a once off.”

“Project Rhino KZN’s ZAP Wing has also shown incredible support, assisting us with law enforcement and aerial surveillance services following the incident,” commented Dave Gilroy, Regional Manager for Wildlands. 

The adult male white Rhino was found poached with both its horns removed. The Organised Crime Unit responded to the call and has collected all available evidence for further investigation. INkosi Gumbi, the tribal leader of the community has requested that the community assist with any investigations. “I would like to see the Gumbi community coming together to work with Wildlands and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to combat this crime and prevent any future poaching” he said