One of the benefits of living in Windhoek is that the entire city is surrounded by mountains, making for some fun riding trails.
One of the offroad tracks leads up a mountain and is in particular loads of fun yet quite a challenge at the same time. Every now and then I would call my best friend / riding buddy, and ask if he wants to go and climb Kaiser Wilhelm mountain with the bikes. This mountain is a favourite of ours as it is one of the highest and offers quite the view.
It is quite the expedition to undertake so it requires loads of water, full tanks of gas, an action camara and a determined mindset. After everything is ready we set off from home. Then it’s about half an hours ride though rivers, up and down hills to just get to the base of the mountains.
Then the “road” to the top, if I can even call it that, is a winding hikers trail that is barely wide enough for us to treverse, yet we welcome the challenge with a smile. Some parts of the trail is seriously challenging and most often it is literally a case of just holding on and praying nothing goes horribly wrong.
However, once you reach the top and look back over the city and surrounding landskape, the view is literally breathtaking. Sometimes we just stand and stare for minutes on end, feeling like birds flying high above the clouds.