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The third race in the Cape Summer Trail Series for 2011 was held on Wednesday evening, 26 January 2011 at Silvermine Nature Reserve West.

Cooler weather than last Wednesday’s race was the order of the day: we spent much of the time up in the low clouds.

The start and finish line was at the mountain bikers parking lot. From here the route lead up to the jeep track and left toward the Tokai Fire Lookout, with Steenberg Ridge on our right. Just before the lookout, it was left along some more jeep track toward Noordhoek Peak. From here we dropped down onto the Crassula Edge trail which is part of the Amphitheatre Trail above the reservoir. The a single track east down Steenberg Plateau before turning and heading back toward the reservoir, and switching back down the other side of the Silvermine River to the finish.

Another stunning route, slightly less technical with less climbing than last week. I finished in a time of 1:15:01.

Slingsbys Silvermine & Hout Bay map

By David

Outdoor adventure enthusiast living on the Garden Route.

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