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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Kamanya on September 22, 2021, 05:34:14 pm

Title: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on September 22, 2021, 05:34:14 pm
You never know, you might just land a lucky spot and be part of a truly epic adventure. Entries are open.

https://www.quest-trueadventure.com/ (https://www.quest-trueadventure.com/)

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on September 22, 2021, 05:42:43 pm
To ride the new 1100 Honda Africa Twin in spaces few ever get to see...

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With other like minded souls

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Do some amazing things

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On a legend of a bike

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Vis Arend on September 23, 2021, 06:53:12 am
From their Facebook page:

31 July - 7 August

"Pre-qualifying events have been held across the country to allow riders to introduce themselves and showcase their riding skills.

See the events on Facebook for more information:

Western Cape – 31 July
Gauteng – 7 August
Free State – 7 August
Eastern Cape – 7 August
KwaZulu-Natal – 7 August
"

So, one can still apply although one did not attend the events?    :patch:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on September 23, 2021, 07:24:27 am
 :ricky:

Epic! 
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on September 23, 2021, 07:58:30 am
From their Facebook page:

31 July - 7 August

"Pre-qualifying events have been held across the country to allow riders to introduce themselves and showcase their riding skills.

See the events on Facebook for more information:

Western Cape – 31 July
Gauteng – 7 August
Free State – 7 August
Eastern Cape – 7 August
KwaZulu-Natal – 7 August
"

So, one can still apply although one did not attend the events?    :patch:

Absolutely.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: tinusvdb on September 23, 2021, 08:54:37 am
 :thumleft: This is going to be an EPIC event!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: saklx650c on September 28, 2021, 12:49:41 pm
Contestants for Boot camp have been announced in case you missed it.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Losper on September 28, 2021, 01:25:25 pm
Congratulations to the 30 semi finalists, they will attend the Bootcamp from 12-14 October at Kaleo guest farm.
14 Finalists will then be chosen to participate in the Quest 1-10 November.
Here they are:
https://www.quest-trueadventure.com/

Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on September 28, 2021, 02:45:10 pm
Who are the WD's?
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Grunder on September 28, 2021, 03:29:08 pm
Congratulations to the 30 semi finalists, they will attend the Bootcamp from 12-14 October at Kaleo guest farm.
14 Finalists will then be chosen to participate in the Quest 1-10 November.
Here they are:
https://www.quest-trueadventure.com/

Hey, nice1... 2 Bloemfonteiners I know of:

Rhonwyn Christian Gilbert (also WD member)
Celeste Diener

Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: roxenz on September 28, 2021, 03:44:34 pm
Well.done @Roux ! Good luck and have fun!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on September 28, 2021, 03:45:43 pm
Who are the WD's?

ME!!

Time to
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Grunder on September 28, 2021, 03:48:30 pm
Who are the WD's?

ME!!

Time to

 :headbang:

gratz
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: tinusvdb on September 28, 2021, 03:49:34 pm
Who are the WD's?

ME!!

Time to

Awesome boet!! Gooi mielies
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Rooies on September 28, 2021, 04:21:21 pm
Well.done @Roux ! Good luck and have fun!

Thanks @roxenz  :headbang: 
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: ETS on September 28, 2021, 04:58:06 pm
 ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on September 28, 2021, 05:14:04 pm
Who are the WD's?

ME!!

Time to

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Striggs on September 28, 2021, 05:36:38 pm
Who are the WD's?

 :hello:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 28, 2021, 05:47:53 pm
Who are the WD's?

ME!!

Time to




And the organisers are working so hard to give this event an air of respectability.....now you join. :biggrin:

lekker Dave!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Vis Arend on September 28, 2021, 07:38:31 pm
Who are the WD's?

 :hello:


Congrats Ellio and the other WD's, enjoy the adventure.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: unishaun on September 28, 2021, 08:18:39 pm
I'm in too. Can't wait!

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: BuRP on September 28, 2021, 09:32:45 pm
Who are the WD's?

ME!!

Oh nooooo......... sterkte aan alli ander ouens  :lol8:

Seriaas baas Deev, hoop jy kry n goeie partner!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kortbroek on September 28, 2021, 09:44:45 pm
Ag no man, were the entries only open last week? ffs :xxbah:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Psycho Porra on September 28, 2021, 10:05:35 pm
congrats to all the “chosen ones”


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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on September 29, 2021, 06:56:12 am
Thank y'all..I can't wait  :ricky:

And the organisers are working so hard to give this event an air of respectability.....now you join. :biggrin:

The problem with riff raff - can't keep them out  :imaposer:  and once they're in...  I'm in   8)
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: JustBendIt on September 29, 2021, 07:04:47 am
Well done Beserker and all other WDs

I am rooting for you Dave ... I know how much of a Honda fanboy you are ...ride that AT like your XR650R !!!!

Braaaaaappppp !!!!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Sandban(g)k on September 29, 2021, 07:45:33 am
Congrats everyone!! Sure going to be one of your most memorable experiences!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kortbroek on September 29, 2021, 08:52:05 am
congratulations to the guys that got in.  :ricky:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 29, 2021, 09:24:20 am
I'm in too. Can't wait!

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Congrats.. lekker one

Well done to all the Wild Dogs.. pack your bags and do your pushups.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on October 01, 2021, 08:19:42 am
... I know how much of a Honda fanboy you are ...

 ::)

Yip - ever since, as a gangling pimply 16yo I got my '81 XR200R - my only brand new bike ever, one of the first Pro Links in the country, and started racing.

Having read Geoffry Moorhouse's The Fearful Void ('74) I was already, to put it mildly, Sahara "befok" and then this....

The 1982 Dakar rally, in it's 4th year, was won by Cyril Neveu on a modified XR500, the XR550 -  branded XL only for marketing reasons (the base is in effect a XR)

I still remember pulling the poster from a mag in the Vryheid CNA - we went there twice a year as it was the nearest dentist:

Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on October 01, 2021, 08:20:59 am
The engine was the XR500 but with 550 cm3 which developed around 45 HP, with some tricks to improve reliability, as the oil cooler located below the headlight.
At a 130kg dry (with 42l fuel capacity), it proved to enough to take the crown from the BMW R 80 G/S.

Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on October 01, 2021, 08:23:18 am
By now the popularity of the Dakar equaled that of many big races like the 24 Hour Le Man, the manufacturers got serious, the competition heated up and BMW returned in 1983 with an HPN R80, and dominated the race.

Honda, recognizing the marketing opportunity (Europe was rally crazy, and replicas sold like hotcakes) returned in '85 on a fact finding mission, went off and developed the NXR750.

Obviously at this, my testosterone and adrenal glands went into overdrive..  :P

Weighing in at 189 kg, the 75 hp, 6 Speed with 59l fuel capacity
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on October 01, 2021, 08:24:29 am
They returned in '86, like they say, the rest was history.

Honda won the Dakar on their first outing, and dominated the race for the next 4 years, first Cyril Neveu ('86 and '87 NXR750), and then  Edi Orioli ('88 NXR800V), finally by the legendary  Gilles Lalay ('88 NXR800V)
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on October 01, 2021, 08:28:42 am
In 1989, the rival manufacturers had built highly competitive machines to beat the NXR, which meant Honda had to step up - the modifications and updates to the NXR had made the '89 NXR the strongest ever and Honda was seeking a fourth victory.

Gilles Lalay who had been with the Honda squad form the beginning took the race with 30 minutes, after a fall and  being 53 minutes behind the race leader at one stage.

The later NXR800V

Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Stroke Her on October 01, 2021, 08:29:00 am
Well done on being selected Dave! Very proud of you. You better start doing some gym and lay of the stogies...the AT is almost twice the weight of your Zaar ;)

Go show the boys how it is done...but above all else enjoy it :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on October 01, 2021, 08:32:28 am
1989 Was also a year to be remembered for the Africa Twin, the commercial Honda inspired by the NXR, which entered the stock class and won the class title.

The Africa Twin also went on to win in 1990.

In case you are wondering, the below genuine '89 model sold for $32000.00 beginning of this year.

NXR Project was closed after Four consecutive victories, and delivering the African Twin to the rest of the mortal world.

As of now, I'm selected for bootcamp - part of the Legend

 8)
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: unishaun on October 01, 2021, 08:35:59 am
Went falling around in the sand this morning before work. Trying to build up some riding fitness (and mental) quickly(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211001/b006769829e0945d89d0f8809f33b3dc.jpg)

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 01, 2021, 10:02:04 am
Went falling around in the sand this morning before work. Trying to build up some riding fitness (and mental) quickly(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211001/b006769829e0945d89d0f8809f33b3dc.jpg)

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We doing some sand training on Africa Twins at Atlantis tomorrow morning.. will be at the main gate around 8 if you free, pull in.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: unishaun on October 01, 2021, 10:57:33 am
Went falling around in the sand this morning before work. Trying to build up some riding fitness (and mental) quickly(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211001/b006769829e0945d89d0f8809f33b3dc.jpg)

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We doing some sand training on Africa Twins at Atlantis tomorrow morning.. will be at the main gate around 8 if you free, pull in.
Flip, would love to. But I work Saturdays unfortunately

Cheers for the offer

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 01, 2021, 11:55:57 am
Cool.. im pretty certain that there will be a few other rides organised, if you want to hit Parklands or something just drop me a whatsapp 0824441421, just not Sunday, im doing the Honda outride to Greyton on Sunday but next weekend for sure.

Lekker,

Fuzzy
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 01, 2021, 06:16:14 pm
I would HIGHLY recommend you get as much training in as possible.

The route is pretty hardcore.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: unishaun on October 02, 2021, 06:30:13 am
Cool.. im pretty certain that there will be a few other rides organised, if you want to hit Parklands or something just drop me a whatsapp 0824441421, just not Sunday, im doing the Honda outride to Greyton on Sunday but next weekend for sure.

Lekker,

Fuzzy
Sweet, I will pop you a message next week to organise

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: unishaun on October 02, 2021, 06:30:30 am
I would HIGHLY recommend you get as much training in as possible.

The route is pretty hardcore.
Cheers for the heads up

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: P.K. on October 03, 2021, 01:59:04 pm
I would HIGHLY recommend you get as much training in as possible.

The route is pretty hardcore.



Having ridden the route (on a lighter bike) and having been involved in the recce for the Quest, I would suggest taking Andrew`s  recommendation seriously.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 04, 2021, 11:46:40 am
I'm going to be getting a days worth of saddle time this Sat, just an endurance run on gravel, technical and sand.. riding the parklands bush. If any of the semi finalists wish to get some training in feel free to contact me and we can meet up
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 11, 2021, 09:17:19 am
The last 2 weeks has seen a flurry of activity .. the situation just got real

28 hardcore adventure riders with big personalities are about to descend on Kaleo Guest farm just outside Ceres..

The last 2 weeks has been training, training and more training, saddle time on an Africa Twin to master rocks, sand and everything in between while trying not to pick up any injuries. Besides a strained shoulder and elbow on my left arm and a bent finger on my right hand everything went excellently. 3 other semi finalists joined me and the Parklands bush lads.. lead by Wild Dogs very own @Crossed-up  to brush off any last min nerves with trail & sand riding in 31 degree heat in full gear over the weekend..  much fun was had as we pushed ourselves on the big bikes.

Sat we had to do a quick covid test to submit to Specialised adventures.. we really appreciate the extent and efforts the crew are going to in order to keep all contestants safe.

Tonight is final packing and prep with the start of the semi finalist bootcamp starting at 9am on Tuesday

Here we go go go  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Sandban(g)k on October 12, 2021, 09:48:52 am
Good luck everyone  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 12, 2021, 12:29:21 pm
And so it starts. Honda Quest Bootcamp for 28 semi-finalist hopefuls. 14 will be chosen.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: RobC on October 12, 2021, 12:53:14 pm
Holding thumbs for Graham Maclachlan! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: JACOVV on October 12, 2021, 01:19:03 pm
Go Ellio!!  :deal:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Edgar on October 12, 2021, 02:22:03 pm
Jislaaik those AT's look good :drif:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Vis Arend on October 12, 2021, 02:41:43 pm
Go Ellio!!  :deal:

+1
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: 73 Peanut on October 12, 2021, 04:08:32 pm
The bikes look stunning.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Africamike on October 12, 2021, 04:45:48 pm
The bikes look stunning.

100% agreed - they look amazing!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 12, 2021, 05:20:23 pm
How porno is this?

All the bikes have their Rockfox protection on now.

The 28 hopefuls.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: McSack on October 12, 2021, 06:02:29 pm
@Rooies is going to feel right at home in-between all that red bike camouflage .
Good luck tjom

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Psycho Porra on October 12, 2021, 06:09:40 pm
Good luck @ Rooies, Gooi mielies


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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: roxenz on October 12, 2021, 06:46:13 pm
Good luck to all the entrants. Make memories to.treasure!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Goatman on October 13, 2021, 03:33:05 pm
Good luck chaps, im sure many of us would have given our left ball to do this but its not always possible.
Ride safe and have fun.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 13, 2021, 04:43:15 pm
Day 2, Long day, started early and not nearly finished yet.

Skills and tests and lots of getting to know each other. The regional qualifiers created a seriously good pool of semi-finalists and it's going to be very hard to pick the best 14. It's a very diverse but there are no weak apples at all!

Lovely group!


Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Buff on October 13, 2021, 05:43:54 pm
Lekka, good luck to all our WDers  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 14, 2021, 12:19:19 pm
Epically bad internet.

Someone please go into the facebook page and post them here please...

https://www.facebook.com/HondaAdventureMotorcycles
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Noneking on October 14, 2021, 12:52:26 pm
Epically bad internet.

Someone please go into the facebook page and post them here please...

https://www.facebook.com/HondaAdventureMotorcycles
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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Noneking on October 14, 2021, 12:53:48 pm
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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Noneking on October 14, 2021, 12:54:59 pm
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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: 2StrokeDan on October 14, 2021, 12:55:35 pm
Last photo looks like Burt Reynolds, the actor. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Noneking on October 14, 2021, 12:55:58 pm
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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Noneking on October 14, 2021, 12:57:04 pm
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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: McSack on October 14, 2021, 01:07:07 pm



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Everyone must be real glad they are only doing front wheel punctures with those E09's... didn't see anyone in the group "course boned" enough to be able to break the bead on the rear :D

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 14, 2021, 02:05:34 pm
Ha! Round one of the tyre changes needed the Landcruiser to break the rear E09!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 14, 2021, 02:51:34 pm
Boot camp is done. The hard part happens now. The haggling and arguing between 12 observers as to who will be the lucky 14.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: RSA_Maniac on October 14, 2021, 03:28:00 pm
Ha! Round one of the tyre changes needed the Landcruiser to break the rear E09!

Does the sidestand trick not work on the beads?
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Grunder on October 14, 2021, 03:28:54 pm
Boot camp is done. The hard part happens now. The haggling and arguing between 12 observers as to who will be the lucky 14.
Good luck to the 12 observers.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on October 15, 2021, 10:00:09 am
Boot camp done and dusted - holding thumbs whilst waiting for results.

All contestants were put through their paces in a manner designed to take you out of your comfort zone  and gauging your reaction to these circumstances.

Special tests (theory testing general knowledge on our adventure world), practical tests like tyre changes (and yes @Noneking, including the rear) were interspersed with instruction on everything AT related - working the electronics from the dash, general mechanical service checks.

Instruction on medical, the focus being prepping and getting yourself through the Quest that is to be run through the harsh Northern Cape and Richtersveld during the hot month of November when the trails will be dry, loose and technical. Keeping in mind that this will happen with day time temperatures of 40+ and nighttime temperatures plummeting to close to zero, it is crucial.

And then of course there was the riding -  we had to practice teamwork getting rider and bike going on steep inclines. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, it was mostly the drill of doing it as the DCT, the correct use of traction control/throttle response sensor and the low down balance balance of the bike made taking of on the steepest section of the incline a none event - my experience is the the Honda just laughed it off, making the rider look good.

Individual riding included a sand section that had to be done slowly and under control - the sand was a tweespoor, deep, warm and churned up by the instructors.
The contestants were required to slalom over the middelmannetjie in order to avoid tree branches place over the track by the instructors.

The low down torque of the AT handled it without a whimper - even though the bike was sabotaged by the crew; the tyres was pumped rock hard to increase the level of difficulty.

On the rocky sections rider balance and control was tested, it was tight to the extent that riders had to duck overhanging rocks barely clearing the front cowl of the bike, sections so narrow that the rocks cleared the engine cases on both sides with a few centimeters.

The event was awesome, and the "gees" among the contestants made the intention of he crew "to take everybody out of their comfort zone" difficult.

I met riders from all seven provinces in South Africa (*hint* should you want to partake next year), made friends, and networked - it opened up a wide riding world to me that will last beyond the Quest....

all nice and dandy, but not getting close to this, riding the AT.



 
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Grunder on October 15, 2021, 10:05:05 am
Boot camp done and dusted - holding thumbs whilst waiting for results.

All contestants were put through their paces in a manner designed to take you out of your comfort zone  and gauging your reaction to these circumstances.

Special tests (theory testing general knowledge on our adventure world), practical tests like tyre changes (and yes @Noneking, including the rear) were interspersed with instruction on everything AT related - working the electronics from the dash, general mechanical service checks.

Instruction on medical, the focus being prepping and getting yourself through the Quest that is to be run through the harsh Northern Cape and Richtersveld during the hot month of November when the trails will be dry, loose and technical. Keeping in mind that this will happen with day time temperatures of 40+ and nighttime temperatures plummeting to close to zero, it is crucial.

And then of course there was the riding -  we had to practice teamwork getting rider and bike going on steep inclines. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, it was mostly the drill of doing it as the DCT, the correct use of traction control/throttle response sensor and the low down balance balance of the bike made taking of on the steepest section of the incline a none event - my experience is the the Honda just laughed it off, making the rider look good.

Individual riding included a sand section that had to be done slowly and under control - the sand was a tweespoor, deep, warm and churned up by the instructors.
The contestants were required to slalom over the middelmannetjie in order to avoid tree branches place over the track by the instructors.

The low down torque of the AT handled it without a whimper - even though the bike was sabotaged by the crew; the tyres was pumped rock hard to increase the level of difficulty.

On the rocky sections rider balance and control was tested, it was tight to the extent that riders had to duck overhanging rocks barely clearing the front cowl of the bike, sections so narrow that the rocks cleared the engine cases on both sides with a few centimeters.

The event was awesome, and the "gees" among the contestants made the intention of he crew "to take everybody out of their comfort zone" difficult.

I met riders from all seven provinces in South Africa (*hint* should you want to partake next year), made friends, and networked - it opened up a wide riding world to me that will last beyond the Quest....all nice and dandy, but not getting close to this, riding the AT.

Awesome, thx for the feedback.

Poor Noneking got the stick here.

It was @McSack that tuned you okes  :lol8:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 15, 2021, 11:13:27 am
Well summed up Beserker.

Its going to be a tough decision for the instructors and crew.. there are some really strong riders & strong personalities with a good skillset up for contention to get through to the finals.. Nothing was just simple, everything came with a potential twist, the instructors have eyes in the back of their heads and miss nothing when it comes to your skills on a bike or your skills communicating in a group.  :laughing4:

Everyone working behind the scenes to make the bootcamp a success take a bow..  The food was great and the time management was excellent. there was a lot to get done in the 2 days preceding the individual interviews.

The Africa Twin DCT is a well balanced marvel of a creation. Honda has produced a superb bike.



Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: tinusvdb on October 15, 2021, 11:42:33 am
It is great following this adventure, and the spirit of it can be seen in the photos that have been posted so far. The bikes look amazing too!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: GRyPH on October 15, 2021, 12:22:55 pm
I would HIGHLY recommend you get as much training in as possible.

The route is pretty hardcore.



Having ridden the route (on a lighter bike) and having been involved in the recce for the Quest, I would suggest taking Andrew`s  recommendation seriously.

I have not done the current route.   but as @Kamanya s partner in 2017 Quest,   I would take his advice seriously.     If he says the route is hardcore, I believe him.  :ricky:   Sand training is always a good idea. So take up the very kind offers above to go train in Atlantis.   its a opportunity I wish I had before quest.   


Good luck to all the 28 semi finalists.       :thumleft:    I know the wait to hear who the final contestants will be can be agonizing. 

Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 15, 2021, 10:55:03 pm
I still have a wonderment about the utter fun and adventure that Honda are willing to put on. To put their money where their mouth is. Jeez, I get Goosebumps!

&t=16s

Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Vis Arend on October 16, 2021, 05:08:11 am
Honda going Orange.   :eek7:   :lol8:

Must say the colors do look good on the AT.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on October 16, 2021, 11:00:41 am
I still have a wonderment about the utter fun and adventure that Honda are willing to put on. To put their money where their mouth is. Jeez, I get Goosebumps!

 :thumleft:  Go see how in how many threads, after the collective technical input on "what bike to get", the brand/dealer plays a role in the decision.

No brainer...   :deal:

and you get the best...  #justsaying
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on October 17, 2021, 10:39:15 pm
Final Countdown ... I'm sure there is 27 other riders out there sharing a sleepless night with me, I wish you all the best of luck.

Myself, I have been re-visiting the boot camp experience, reliving the highs and lows - Boot camp does not leave you untouched, the experience is intense and leads to self contemplation.

Gaining an inkling of the extent of the endeavor by the seriousness which the instructors took their job, not only to evaluate us as possible finalists but also to equip us for the journey ahead, sent shivers down my spine.
I have a tingling of delicious anticipation.

One can only imagine what the 10 day quest will be like, it is shaping to be so much more than a trip or a competition, it promises to be a life changing event.

I leave you with some words from Hardy, words I can only echo as every rider impressed me in an individual way.

Dear semi- finalists

Thank you all for attending this year’s Quest boot camp. I think I speak for every staff member when I say that even though I enjoy boot camp, I hate the arduous process of eliminating some of you.

Unfortunately it is something we have to do in order for us to get to the final 14. Some of you are going through and some of you will be left disappointed. Please do not make the mistake of second guessing yourself. If you were not selected, it simply means that it was not your time. One of our instructors only made it to boot camp after his third attempt. The secret is to never give up.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with each and every contestant we had this year, and I certainly learned a lot from you. Each and every one of you made an impression on me that will stay with me for a very long time.

Support the guys that goes through and please keep your phone close by, as Quest always delivers a curveball. Out of the last four Quest events we had to call in reserves three times. Out of these three times the reserves ended up in the winning team twice.

Enter again next year if you did not make it through.

 You will never know what will happen if you don’t try.

Thank you again
Hardy




Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Rooies on October 18, 2021, 12:53:31 pm
Well done to all the finalists, it looks like a very strong and capable group of adventure riders.  You okes are going to have a blast and we will be following closely!

https://www.quest-trueadventure.com

@Beserker
@unishaun
@Fuzzy Muzzy
@Striggs
@Parkinoff

(I think those are the correct forum names, please add the ones I am missing)
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: unishaun on October 18, 2021, 12:59:19 pm
Cheers, I cant wait!

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: I&horse on October 18, 2021, 02:00:01 pm
Well done guys!! An awesome experience awaits you!!!!
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 18, 2021, 03:38:24 pm
A really strong group of people.. its going to be awesome

one big RR coming up
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: dw1 on October 18, 2021, 08:22:14 pm
Cheers, I cant wait!

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@unishaun Congrats Shaun. I knew you would make it.
Enjoy the quest - take lots of pics
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: unishaun on October 18, 2021, 08:25:46 pm
Cheers, I cant wait!

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@unishaun Congrats Shaun. I knew you would make it.
Enjoy the quest - take lots of pics
Thanks Dewald. Will do

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 19, 2021, 11:36:26 am
Yesterday things got very real.. my phone battery went dead by the afternoon for the 1st time in its life due to all the calls and messages and im sure that held true for every finalist's phone.. thank you to everyone for their support of the riders going to Quest, we appreciate it.

With t minus 11 days its a flurry of activity.. ordering kit, sending shirt sizes to the organizers so that they can have shirts made up and we already have our 1st task to prepare for. We have to see if we can get access to the bikes to fit GPS mounts and change things like seat height & suspension.. lots to get done.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fransw on October 19, 2021, 12:17:03 pm
Geluk aan al die finalist! Waar kan ons sien wie en hoe lelik julle is? :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: unishaun on October 19, 2021, 12:26:52 pm
Geluk aan al die finalist! Waar kan ons sien wie en hoe lelik julle is? :thumleft:
https://www.quest-trueadventure.com/

Not just pretty faces

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Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: dirtyXT on October 19, 2021, 12:35:29 pm
lekker! good luck all and enjoy, next year! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: teebag on October 20, 2021, 10:13:34 am
We have to see if we can get access to the bikes to fit GPS mounts

 :-\ what
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 21, 2021, 09:16:57 am
With only 9 days to go the pressure is on.. trying to quickly make a plan so that my business doesnt feel unprepared when I am away during peak season.. arranging things at home and then planning what to take on this amazing trip

Let the countdown commence...
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Sandban(g)k on October 21, 2021, 09:27:28 am
With only 9 days to go the pressure is on.. trying to quickly make a plan so that my business doesnt feel unprepared when I am away during peak season.. arranging things at home and then planning what to take on this amazing trip

Let the countdown commence...

Rehidrat. Lots and lots of Rehidrat  :pot:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 21, 2021, 09:50:49 am
With only 9 days to go the pressure is on.. trying to quickly make a plan so that my business doesnt feel unprepared when I am away during peak season.. arranging things at home and then planning what to take on this amazing trip

Let the countdown commence...

You could always just pull out and let the reserve guy go? :biggrin:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: MellowJo on October 21, 2021, 10:27:45 am
With only 9 days to go the pressure is on.. trying to quickly make a plan so that my business doesnt feel unprepared when I am away during peak season.. arranging things at home and then planning what to take on this amazing trip

Let the countdown commence...

You could always just pull out and let the reserve guy go? :biggrin:

Hee, hee, don't worry, I will go in your place .....  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: MellowJo on October 21, 2021, 10:29:17 am
Hi Kamanya, what is the gender and age make-up of the selected contestants?
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 21, 2021, 10:47:29 am
Hi Kamanya, what is the gender and age make-up of the selected contestants?

Bootcamp;
One female.
28 in total, 30'ish to 70.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: MellowJo on October 21, 2021, 11:14:48 am
Hi Kamanya, what is the gender and age make-up of the selected contestants?

Bootcamp;
One female.
28 in total, 30'ish to 70.

Thanks for the 70, but I was not asking your age .....   >:D
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 21, 2021, 12:57:03 pm
Hi Kamanya, what is the gender and age make-up of the selected contestants?

Bootcamp;
One female.
28 in total, 30'ish to 70.

Thanks for the 70, but I was not asking your age .....   >:D

I was being serious. I hope I am half as keen at his age and able to ride like he does.

(https://scontent-cpt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/245246681_719323565685844_4798267627214966016_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=ZWHBnQ4dVAgAX8eGAt6&_nc_ht=scontent-cpt1-1.xx&oh=5ff86fdc95cc5b0baa36809cafa4fd21&oe=6196E142)
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: BuRP on October 21, 2021, 08:36:46 pm
@Beserker
@unishaun
@Fuzzy Muzzy
@Striggs
@Parkinoff

Congrats to all!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 22, 2021, 12:09:53 pm
Work has just been a bit crazy.. Ill share some of the prep and packing next week
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 25, 2021, 11:03:25 am
In between the commitments of business and family life it was awesome to finally start prepping

Because I do a lot of adventure riding it was simply a case of opening up a drawer and throwing things in piles on the floor.. I generally have 4 piles that I attend to

1. Medical & hydration - Full medical kit with all your hydration requirements
2. GPS and electronics - GPS with backup GPS, batteries, cell phone charger, headlamp.. that kind of thing
3. Tools - -healthy set of tools with spare tubes
4. Gear - warm weather gear, cold weather gear split into riding gear and camp gear.. done.

I really need some new gear.. mine is falling apart a bit

Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Sandban(g)k on October 25, 2021, 11:18:10 am
Ek het nog n ekstra heavy duty 18 duim tube wat ek gekoop het vir Quest - eerste Quest contestant in Pretoria by my huis kan hom kry...

(PS hy is splinter nuut, en die kans is baie goed dat jy kan punte wen by n instrukteur - dis net hulle wat pap wiele kry  :pot: )
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Kamanya on October 25, 2021, 11:53:38 am
Ek het nog n ekstra heavy duty 18 duim tube wat ek gekoop het vir Quest - eerste Quest contestant in Pretoria by my huis kan hom kry...

(PS hy is splinter nuut, en die kans is baie goed dat jy kan punte wen by n instrukteur - dis net hulle wat pap wiele kry  :pot: )

Says he who modified the whole rear of a brand new Africa Twin :biggrin:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Sandban(g)k on October 25, 2021, 12:25:51 pm
Ek het nog n ekstra heavy duty 18 duim tube wat ek gekoop het vir Quest - eerste Quest contestant in Pretoria by my huis kan hom kry...

(PS hy is splinter nuut, en die kans is baie goed dat jy kan punte wen by n instrukteur - dis net hulle wat pap wiele kry  :pot: )

Says he who modified the whole rear of a brand new Africa Twin :biggrin:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

At least the tyre was still fine and dry  :deal: :pot:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Vis Arend on October 25, 2021, 02:10:34 pm
In between the commitments of business and family life it was awesome to finally start prepping

Because I do a lot of adventure riding it was simply a case of opening up a drawer and throwing things in piles on the floor.. I generally have 4 piles that I attend to

1. Medical & hydration - Full medical kit with all your hydration requirements
2. GPS and electronics - GPS with backup GPS, batteries, cell phone charger, headlamp.. that kind of thing
3. Tools - -healthy set of tools with spare tubes
4. Gear - warm weather gear, cold weather gear split into riding gear and camp gear.. done.

I really need some new gear.. mine is falling apart a bit

Drop the medical kit, there is a medic to attend to you. 
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 25, 2021, 05:57:23 pm
In between the commitments of business and family life it was awesome to finally start prepping

Because I do a lot of adventure riding it was simply a case of opening up a drawer and throwing things in piles on the floor.. I generally have 4 piles that I attend to

1. Medical & hydration - Full medical kit with all your hydration requirements
2. GPS and electronics - GPS with backup GPS, batteries, cell phone charger, headlamp.. that kind of thing
3. Tools - -healthy set of tools with spare tubes
4. Gear - warm weather gear, cold weather gear split into riding gear and camp gear.. done.

I really need some new gear.. mine is falling apart a bit

Drop the medical kit, there is a medic to attend to you.

I generally will  take my med kit on every ride I go on, no matter if its a planned funduro with medics or an rally with life support medics around.

The reality is that sometimes all you need is a pain killer for a headache or a burn shield for a burn.. no need to wait for the medic to catch up, he may be an hour behind or has to go attend to another rider.. you never know.

Being prepared is what adventure riding is all about, I don't like relying on other people because I am not prepared. If need be ill visit the medic at camp, or if its serious then sure , we will wait for the medic but IMO there  no reason why we cant prevent the medic from being stretched thin by being sorted ourselves.

Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Vis Arend on October 25, 2021, 09:01:08 pm

I generally will  take my med kit on every ride I go on, no matter if its a planned funduro with medics or an rally with life support medics around.

The reality is that sometimes all you need is a pain killer for a headache or a burn shield for a burn.. no need to wait for the medic to catch up, he may be an hour behind or has to go attend to another rider.. you never know.

Being prepared is what adventure riding is all about, I don't like relying on other people because I am not prepared. If need be ill visit the medic at camp, or if its serious then sure , we will wait for the medic but IMO there  no reason why we cant prevent the medic from being stretched thin by being sorted ourselves.

Understand your point, but you will understand my point once you completed the quest.    :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on November 11, 2021, 08:37:34 am
1st day back behind the desk after 10 fantastic days that was the Honda Quest

I have literally hundreds of photos to go through and I need to step back and just process it all but keep your eyes peeled for a ride report. :ricky:
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Beserker on November 18, 2021, 11:10:12 am
Understand your point, but you will understand my point once you completed the quest.    :thumleft:

With all due respect, pack the medical kit, an emergency response needs to be conducted in minutes.

It is so part of my kit that I will feel at a loss without it.
Title: Re: Honda Quest: True Adventure 2021 is on
Post by: Vis Arend on November 18, 2021, 11:43:12 am
Understand your point, but you will understand my point once you completed the quest.    :thumleft:

With all due respect, pack the medical kit, an emergency response needs to be conducted in minutes.

It is so part of my kit that I will feel at a loss without it.

Depending on what emergency, for the untrained it can be more harmful than any help at all.  If you ask me I will most probs kill you within a minute.    :biggrin:

Don't get me wrong, we also pack a medical kit, at all times.   :deal: 
I was just remarking on additional "luggage" on an event like this.  As far as I know the medic is at all times in close vicinity to the contestants and then the instructors, who at all times are with the contestants, do have radio coms with the backup/medic vehicle.     

Some would like to carry their medical kit along, I for one would only carry some pain killers and rennies along.   :thumleft: