Grootkloof in the heart of the Magaliesberg!

Grootkloof in the heart of the Magaliesberg!

There is no doubt that Nature has a way of opening ones eyes and helping to completely relax you in every way, almost rejuvenating you, wait, it does! Truth be told, there is a rather spiritual connotation to being in a place of immense beauty, such as this, especially when you’re outdoors. That rejuvenating feeling I mentioned earlier is probably as a result of the immense amount of natural energy in this area of the country.

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This morning for me was a really interesting one, biking related of course…

While on my way to work i was joined by Pierre, the friend who got me into the whole thing! Thanks dude!!! We rode together for a while and had a great time doing it! It’s always great fun when  you get to ride with someone. Usually it’s a barrel of laughs as we play with each other on the highway…. Very cool!

Needless to say, it’s always great when you get a whole group of biker travelling the same direction. It definately brings a sense of community to the whole escapade. We started off with another few bikers riding with us. All travelling at the same speed, going the same way.. it kinda felt pretty awesome to be a part of this community!

After a while i decided to say goodbye to Pierre as I was beginning to run late for work and his GSX-R600 is in for repairs due to an accident. He’s currently on some or other Scrapmbler which maxes out at about 80Km/h. I waved goodbye and headed off on my usual path to work, only to encounter a HUGE group of about 15 bikers going the same way… WOW! It really felt like a breakfast run! I really enjoyed it!


Well… What can i say?

The Mad Traveller has been something that i’ve been working on for a very long time. It’s gone through some interesting changes along the way and it finally is what it is today… my personal blog… which was the original idea back in 2005 before I went overseas for the first time! Originally it was to be called Shaun’s Travels… which never really happened in time for my travel. While in the USA a friend of mine and I were sitting around a camp fire in the ‘not-most-sobre-of-states’ with a crowd of people we’d never met before and, after a long hard day of running a camp for them, we came up with the name ‘The Mad Traveller’, which has kinda stuck since then I really like the name alot.

Anywho… From there it was decided that it should be a community site for like-minded travellers who like to do things a little differently (hence the name). I still like that idea and definately plan to build that aspect into this site because i’m fanatical about travelling, but until that’s ready to go it’s going to be my personal blog.

Relating to everything from Adventure to Travel to Spirituality (and some of my interests thrown in to boot), i’d like people to come here for information on these most important aspects of life (The Spirituality and Adventure). They really are fundamentals of life and one certainly can’t live without them at all.

As time goes by (and as time allows) I’d like to add a forum to the site. This will enable communication between like-minded people who love life and travel and all the rest. From there, who knows where it’ll go. Obviously, if you feel there’s something i’m missing then please feel free to let me know about it (I do have a contact page).

Happy adventures!