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I have been doing quite a bit of Mountain Bike training recently to prepare for the Freedom Challenge – a race across South Africa. Spending nights out in the bush and getting a good bum callous.
One of the areas that I have focused on is my backpack/hydration pack for the race. I have tried a few and so far the best of them all has been the new OSPREY – HORNET SERIES 24. Last week I did a 330km ride from Cathcart in the Eastern Cape to Middelburg – all off road and some of it part of the Freedom Challenge route. The first day of 160km’s was hectic mountain terrain with a total ascent of 2000m. I was packed to capacity as I would be sleeping out and unsupported.
This was the first time I would be using the pack and was unsure of its capabilities.

Blown away is what comes to mind.

These are some of the features I loved:
• It weighs only 560g – super light
• It sits snugly on your back – no back issues at all
• It has two zippered panel load entry points, so packing in and out is sooo easy
• The hydration pack container is really easy to use – just slide in and out.
• The fabric is “bullet proof”! …. so to speak.


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Peter is a professional adventurer, highly sought after international business inspirational and keynote speaker. He has become globally known as a specialist around business’ ability to persevere in a dynamic and turbulent economy. He has worked with major corporations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. He takes the lessons learned from his expeditions and relates them to the business environment. His expedition stories are of survival, courage, perseverance, passion, loneliness, tenacity, amazing team work and the will to win. Peters presentations take people on powerful life-altering journeys, changing the way they think about themselves and their businesses. His Motivational Speaking website can be found at motivational-speaking.co.za

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