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Title: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Kamanya on October 31, 2021, 01:14:32 pm
This is the 4th edition of Honda Quest.

14 adventurous souls will climb aboard their bikes tomorrow for a trip of a lifetime through some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the Northern and Western Cape. Only tomorrow night, once everyone is safely in camp will the contestants know who their partner will be.

It should be epic!

All the links and videos will show up here.

I am sure some of the WD contestants will have a few words and pictures to add as we go along.

For most of it, there will be daily live tracking.

If you have curiosities or questions I, or others on either the crew or contestants will attempt to answer them.

Go check out who the lucky sods are...

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

This was this years Boot camp from which the above were chosen



This was last years



I can't wait!

 
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: woody1 on October 31, 2021, 02:58:40 pm
 :ricky: Good luck everybody
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Vis Arend on October 31, 2021, 03:11:02 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: unishaun on October 31, 2021, 03:14:27 pm
My bags have been packed and ready for a few days now already, waiting in anticipation

Sent from my BV6600 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: 73 Peanut on October 31, 2021, 03:36:31 pm
Enjoyed watching every minute.  Thanks to all involved .
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BuRP on October 31, 2021, 05:03:33 pm
I've got my favourites already - and yes, I both know them (and noone else) so I presume I may.
Dave & Hugo, gaan mal, and I hope you two will make a team  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: 2StrokeDan on October 31, 2021, 07:32:00 pm
Dave Gous is one of my best friends, and I wish him well.

Dave is such a good friend, in fact, that I know he won't mind me wishing every competitor equally well.
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 01, 2021, 12:27:05 am
 :sip: Good luck!!
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Oubones on November 01, 2021, 05:55:20 am
Good luck to everybody and remember the it is an experience of a lifetime!
Oh, and yes you have a good chance of riding away our competition bike.
Just know your life will never be the same again, like covid, post Quest is never the same!
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Rooies on November 01, 2021, 07:40:48 am
Lekker okes!, enjoy  :thumleft:
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Post by: I&horse on November 01, 2021, 08:12:02 am
Go Parkinoff and Fuzzy!!!
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Boerbok on November 01, 2021, 09:58:31 am
Sub  :ricky:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Kamanya on November 01, 2021, 03:10:25 pm
Lots of excitement at Honda Tygerberg.

Then it rained.

It’s cold and windy.

All the contestants will only find out who their partners are this evening.
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BuRP on November 01, 2021, 04:45:39 pm
All the contestants will only find out who their partners are this evening.

Please put that info here too?
My thanks in advance  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BiG DoM on November 01, 2021, 05:46:30 pm
Good luck to all - looking forward to this quest.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 01, 2021, 06:15:16 pm
Check that beautiful old Peugoet in the background.
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Vis Arend on November 01, 2021, 08:29:28 pm
Nice bikes  :thumleft:

Hope they revamped that venue at Kokerboom Motel.   :eek7: 
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Kamanya on November 01, 2021, 09:24:27 pm
Nice bikes  :thumleft:

Hope they revamped that venue at Kokerboom Motel.   :eek7:

Nope.

But it’s dry and warm. Sooooo glad not to be sleeping out.
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: jeff on November 02, 2021, 02:43:24 am
 :peepwall:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Vis Arend on November 02, 2021, 05:46:06 am
Nice bikes  :thumleft:

Hope they revamped that venue at Kokerboom Motel.   :eek7:

Nope.

But it’s dry and warm. Sooooo glad not to be sleeping out.

True with that weather, at least it's cheap and the hosts are friendly.  Say hi to the auntie with the weird hairdo.   :lol8:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Kamanya on November 02, 2021, 07:55:14 am
Day minus one in the bag.

The next 2 days we are fortunately in zero signal. so you'll have to stress about what's happening.

As for the teams...

 www.quest-trueadventure.com

Honda Quest minus Day 1

For all, though the actual competition only starts this morning, the 14 finalists who made it through bootcamp met at Honda Tygerberg in Cape Town early yesterday on an uncharacteristically cold and blustery Monday morning.  The competition starts in the iconic and remote deserts of the Northern Cape. What better way to introduce and transport themselves to this world, than to cruise north to the start line a cool 560km away on their CRF 1100l Quest Edition Honda Africa Twins?
South Africa is blessed with some epic Adventure Riding country that the bike was made to comfortably shrink the distances between.

Adventures and the unexpected often go hand in hand and the weather played its part in providing for this; The weather was foul with a biting sidewind and intermittent driving rain almost the entire way. This weather is very much standard fare for the Cape of Storms in winter, and though not unusual, not so expected in high summer. Lost in their thoughts of what’s to come and with much anticipation, there was much time to bond in collective solitude with their new steeds.  The big twins effortlessly and safely bringing the 14 up to the gateway town that lays before the Desert Mountains of the Richtersveld.

With many soaked through having expected the searing heat of the deserts, yet in fine spirits, a hot shower soon had them all gathered for the Team Reveal. Great care has been taken to pair Honda Quest team mates so that they complement each other and afford them the best possible chance of being very competitive. This year’s pairs are particularly strong.

See the team selection at www.quest-trueadventure.com

This is a fine group of adventures, crew and contestants alike. They should prove to have some excellent stories to tell when we emerge tomorrow. Technology has yet to penetrate this remote world, we will be out of contact with the world till tomorrow evening.

Today will be the teams’ first taste of the Richtersveld proper. It’s iconic and searingly beautiful, however it remains off limits for many as it’s intimidating and a serious test of riding skills.

Besides getting to grips with this world, the teams will have to bond fast to work together, for this is competition after all. The first of many curveballs, is that navigation will play a key part and it’s back to basics. There are no GPS’s to be used, it’s old school maps, compasses and dead reckoning.

Which teams will rise to the occasion?
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BuRP on November 02, 2021, 09:54:21 am
As for the teams...

 www.quest-trueadventure.com

Zero team-info here Squire?
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Kamanya on November 02, 2021, 10:05:40 am
Hmmm,

Well, here they are

Team 1
Murray Campbell & Andrew de Bruin

Team 2
Dave Gouws & Heindri Visser

Team 3
Hugo Minnaar & Hein Kumm

Team 4
Jaco Swiegelaar & Elio Striglia
   
Team 5
Tom  Stewart & Pieter Siegling

Team 6
Shaun Engelbrecht & Danie de Kock

Team 7
Ruan Ueckermann & Neil Rieck


I am very hard pressed to chose a favourite. I think they're a really strong bunch this year.

I am looking forward to seeing how they do!
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 02, 2021, 11:41:12 am
What an adventure!!

Kamanya's update from the field......



&t=1s

Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 04, 2021, 07:44:57 am
Highlights from Day 1

&t=2s
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: I&horse on November 04, 2021, 08:08:02 am
Interested to know how the map navigation went, I think that was a great idea!!
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: ETS on November 04, 2021, 08:14:14 am
Using KTM wickets i see :peepwall: :pot: :pot:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 04, 2021, 10:53:24 am
Honda Quest Day 1

Honda Quest is not a race, it’s a competition yes, but not in the obvious sense. It’s the rare opportunity to bring the everyday man and the very best Dual Sport Adventure Motorcycle on the planet together in challenging, yet truly adventurous and inspiring places that few will ever see. The actual competition is then be a part of something that enables your partner and the other 12 contestants have this be, deeply rewarding, fun and truly life changing.

That’s a bold goal and a measure of selfless competition.

Leaving the last of civilisation to strike out on this adventure, there’s something magical and transformative about setting off and leaving all the certainties and stresses of regular lives for this moment behind. Exchanging these for a helmet, some fine new friends, the promise of the unknown and newly washed, bright sun-baked desert trails. The anticipation was obvious!

It was to be a reasonably short stage of 130km, but with just enough of what’s to come to settle the nerves, find the natural rhythms of riding with partners in small groups and still be testing. So too was growing the understanding of what the bike can do and tweaking it to be just right. Because, in the next days, all will be severely put to the test.

The goal for the day was a fly camping space alongside the Orange River, nestled amongst the many shaded mountains besides an ancient, old Melkboom tree.
For many, this is their first experience of extreme desert adventuring on big dual sports. The Richtersveld with its stark, sharp contrasts was at it’s very best this year. Its rugged and formidable landscape was in fine form having benefited from the recent cold fronts. The tricky sandy and sometimes silty trails were firm and not so treacherous. Today there few tumbles of no consequence to man or machine.

Some serious competitive juices came to the fore once at camp with a late afternoon bisley with catapult and short game of cricket on the river bank. Team #7’s Ruan Ueckermann found it hard hide his provincial cricketing pedigree! The Specialised crew were not immune to the games either. It may be that for many, the stiff muscles for tomorrow will have nothing to do with the days riding?

Honda Quest is certainly not just about the riding, it’s a time to be enriched. To this end, one of the exercises is to present on topics home prepared that relate in ways to the world we will be travelling through.

First up, Murray Campbell, a lifelong Honda fan, spoke enthusiastically on the life and times of Soichiro Honda, the man for whom without which, we wouldn’t be doing this!

Andrew de Bruin, Murray’s partner was next with an insight into just what lay around us, his topic was The Richtersveld.

This evening, we were blessed with no wind to speak of and no moon either, the perfect combination to fall asleep under a magnificent carpet of stars.

Tomorrow, the Richtersveld Eco Trail proper, the very finest off-road desert trail in Southern Africa.

To follow along live when technology allows, please go to www.quest-trueadventure.com
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 04, 2021, 11:03:33 am
Honda Quest Day 2

All the teams and the crew took turns to stand guard during the evening for an hour. Sitting in the quiet hours with a few relative strangers before a small fire has a powerful effect. For many, it’s quite a novel and yet formative exercise, vastly more intended for bonding than safety. Relative strangers were fast becoming, if not great teammates, deep friends.

On the menu today was the heart of the Richtersveld Eco Trail. A winding track that comes and goes from the river to the mountains and back and, starts innocently enough, but then threads its way through such challenges as Hell’s Cradle; a scorching canyon of river sand. Also, Split Pass; a double option climb, all the while whilst being surrounded by iconic post card vistas. It really is hard to take in.

The teams set off in small co-horts of 2 or 3 pairs, taking turns to navigate, make key decisions and decide the pace. It’s quite daunting doing something so very obviously adventurous and fun and knowing that you are being minutely observed by the instructors and crew. To have any chance of winning, you’ve got to have fun, learn and help and make it your job to help others do so too.

The temperatures started to soar along with the sweat. As with any serious off-roading, the groups experienced a few punctures and tumbles that slowed the pace, such that when the teams all joined up at Hells Cradle it was just past midday.

Hells Cradle is a high sided, 3km long canyon with seriously deep sand. The heat gets reflected off the steep walls. As if this wasn’t intimidating enough, into this fun challenge a competitive element is added. A snaking route is plotted that all have to navigate for points awarded for the riding of it. It’s not at all easy and, made all the more challenging by the fact that each successive rider leaves a deeper mark more difficult for next. The competitors drew their start order out of a hat. The cheers for those with low numbers, turned to groans when the starting order was reversed!

When asked, most teams admitted that the strategy at the moment was more focused on making themselves better team mates and not making too many mistakes. They were not at the moment too focused on what others were doing, other than to also acknowledge that they were up against some great fellow adventurers. Despite this being a competition, it was obvious that everyone really enjoyed each other’s company. Kind of the whole point of Honda Quest.

Split pass is one such place that faults are easy to make. It has two routes; the more direct, rutted out, seemingly more dangerous and tougher. The other snakes up the side of the mountain in a less direct fashion. Though often called the “chicken run”, it is arguably the tougher, with sharp switchbacks of loose deep rutted shale.
This is where the CRF 1100L DCT shines. The dual clutch transmission and traction aids make something that for many would be near impossible, much more manageable.

With the sun low just off the mountains, we rolled into Oewerbos River Camp to sort out the day’s adventures. It had been a staunch, full, tough fun day. Along with the previous evenings interrupted sleep, there was no late-night banter, at all!

Tomorrow, we head into the western trails of the Richtersveld.  Another round of sun, rocks, sand and more unexpected tasks.
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 04, 2021, 11:05:41 am
More pics...
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Post by: Africamike on November 04, 2021, 11:06:29 am
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Post by: Africamike on November 04, 2021, 11:07:06 am
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Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 04, 2021, 12:11:58 pm
Day 2....

Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: I&horse on November 04, 2021, 12:51:22 pm
I drew #14 to go through "Hell's Cradle" last year, ruts all over plus every camera and cell phone out to capture the action!! Serious pressure!!
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: JACOVV on November 04, 2021, 01:21:10 pm
 :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 05, 2021, 08:44:29 am
Honda Quest Day 3

Wow! What a day!

After an early night, it was a very keen and rejuvenated group who took on their next task. As mentioned on Day 1, navigation was going to be old school, maps and compass. Today, the pairs had some core decisions to make;

“There are two routes. Only one map per pair. Only one member per route. The better sand rider is highly suggested to take the right-hand route. Here’s the map. We set off at 8am sharp.” That was it!

Now all the competitors are above average to excellent riders. (The barrier to entry for Honda Quest is high just to guarantee that we can more safely travel to these places). For some, it was a more obvious a choice. But for others who are reasonably matched, it took a fair degree of burying the ego for the sake of the team to relinquish the seemingly more fun and challenging route.

Everything since the start had been focused on uniting the teams, now they had to, for the sake of the team, complete an individual task. But, also be brutally honest and realistic about each other to achieve it.

Many had assumed that one route was harder than the other, when in fact both routes were tough for their own reasons; one had a LOT of sand, the other very steep, loose technical climbs.  Solving the lack of maps puzzle also required some strategic bargaining with other teams.  The teams split up not 7km from the start and wouldn’t see each other again till much later.

The Hammerkop route has 30km of seldom travelled riverbed and jeep tracks wedged tight in-between the mountains of the Nababieb Nature Reserve. The entrance to this piece of riding heaven though, is guarded by a near impassable silty fesh-fesh section that took an hour to dig out the logistics landcruiser.  Fesh-fesh - a fine talcum powder consistency sand that is almost impossible to look elegant in. No-one likes riding in it, even the pro’s hate it. If you fall in it, it’s going to get EVERYWHERE.

Hellskloof’s Little Brother, on the other hand starts off as an innocent looking side track to the main gravel road to Eksteenfontein. It soon became a hardcore scramble up what could better be described as a 4km rough path up a series of waterfalls.

Reuniting with their partners much later in the afternoon, there were many laughs and stories of the sweat and fun. Not everyone escaped unscathed however, there were some who made it back to camp walking stiffly, hopefully the morning brings some recovery.  Back at the camp for the second night alongside the river, Hein Kumm hauled out a canoe to use as prop for his presentation on the Orange river.  His partner Hugo Minnaar took us on a fact filled journey about the African Rift valley.

Tomorrow, we turn south and away from river and the Hellskloof World heritage site. There’s still some of the Richtersveld to explore.
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 05, 2021, 08:45:45 am
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Rooies on November 05, 2021, 09:28:31 am
Looks awesome, please keep 'em coming :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Elkanah on November 05, 2021, 09:38:40 am
Great stuff. Following every step of the way. Go Danie!   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :sip:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Matewis on November 05, 2021, 10:18:38 am
Volg
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Kamanya on November 06, 2021, 11:43:53 am
Sitting here now. Tough tough hill!!!!

https://bluelane.io/G0Jj2y

https://youtu.be/9djiYEDcEL4
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 06, 2021, 11:47:12 am
Honda Quest Day 4

Honda Quests first casualty, Team #1’s Murray Campbell had injured his ankle. He and Andrew de Bruin have been offered the choice of either;
-For him to ride in a vehicle for one day’s grace, join for the rest and accept whatever points Andrew earns for the team for the day as their average.
-Or, try ride the day and risk, in his weakened state, taking them both out of the competition – if Murray goes out, Andrew has to join him.
They chose to rest Murray.

Soon after setting off from Oewerbos heading South through the Richtersveld mountains, in a beautiful spot, there is an unusual place the rough gravel road passes, called Stone Piles. Over the years, many thousands of piles of balancing stones have been raised by travellers who had memories to honour or troubles to shed. The group were asked to think about this ritual and in a collective fashion build their own. Not so unexpectedly, it was deeply moving.  Tom Stewart when asked summed it up best, “I am not an emotional person, but I really felt it there. For the next 2 hours of riding, It was good to have my head in a helmet to process that experience.”

Just 30km later, through sandy and stony jeep tracks amongst a pallet of colourful desert shades, lies the Red Staircase. The CRF1100L Africa Twin is deceptively capable, however there is no getting away from the fact that it is a big bike and in steep climbs where the going is loose, it takes some skill and commitment to clear. In previous Quests, this climb has proven to be something of test for the riders. This year, despite 3 tumbles and some near misses, the teams all made it up within the time limits. They were not only doing great as teams but the group in general were drawing closer.

The spirit of the true adventurer was emerging.

The last few days has been reasonably technical, coming down off the Richtersveld into the Concordia Conservancy, the back roads to Springbok, were an opportunity to open up a little. The flowing tracks have a mix of hardpack that suddenly switches to deep 2 track sand to catch the unwary.  A great opportunity to stop and swap tales, was that we’ve been plagued by numerous punctures. The Africa Twin encourages spirited riding and on Honda Quest is riding where few will ever venture and as such, they are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. It’s part of the adventure and mostly 15 minutes is all that’s needed before we’re off again.
The evenings camp is in Modderfontein and it was very crisp considering we’re supposed to be in summer.

Jaco Swiegelaar’s presentation was on the land we were traveling through – Namakwaland.

Elio Striglia had Thomas Bain, the unbelievably productive roads and passes engineer who’s efforts litter our more iconic spaces.

Today was an emotional day. Tomorrow, the toughest climb of them all. Honda Quest is working its magic.
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 06, 2021, 11:48:18 am
Sitting here now. Tough tough hill!!!!

https://bluelane.io/G0Jj2y

https://youtu.be/9djiYEDcEL4

Thanks for the inside track Kamanya!  Loving it!!!!!!! :thumleft: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 06, 2021, 11:49:39 am
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Post by: Africamike on November 06, 2021, 11:51:41 am
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Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 06, 2021, 11:52:27 am
The guy on the right looks familiar........
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 06, 2021, 11:54:15 am
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Fenderbender on November 06, 2021, 12:31:21 pm
Staan op die fiets en ry die fnokken ding ........ waar grawe julle hierdie ryers uit ???
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 06, 2021, 12:45:39 pm
Giving credit to Kamanya for all the effort of bringing the Quest updates to us......s'pose there are worse places to set up office  :)

Thanks Andrew!  :thumleft:



Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: woody1 on November 06, 2021, 01:38:13 pm
Ek hoop julle het BAIE van die lekkerste pizzas by Oewerbos gekry. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BuRP on November 06, 2021, 01:40:09 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue-KC-kD6to

That's a steep long climb that!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 06, 2021, 05:49:21 pm
Let the pictures talk........some more random pic's from day 2

Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 06, 2021, 05:50:28 pm
more from Day 2....
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 07, 2021, 10:00:40 am
Honda Quest Day 5

Those following Murray will be pleased to know he joined his partner this morning. He’s a little worse for wear, but isn’t worried.

The Richtersveld with all its delights have bid us Adieu. As with most visits to these places, we’ve heard many making plans to return with families and friends.  Ahead are the evocative sounding Bushmanland, Tankwa Karoo and Cedarberg.

Not much had been made of the harder parts of Quest other than to say the Day 5 climb is a monster. More suited to an enduro bike, few would consider this on an adventure bike. Today, it’s literally the first thing on the menu – not 20km from the chilly evenings camp. It’s a long, very steep, rutted, slippery test of ones courage and skill.

Hardy de Kock, Owner of Specialised Adventures who are hosting this event, raised his concerns about Devils Run. The recent rains had cut deep into the trail making it even more threatening than ever. His 3 instructors though, have final say on riding decisions and leaving this up to them, Jaco du Plessis the lead instructor who is a man of few words said, “Yes, there is much to lose here, but “Dream no small dreams, for they stir not the hearts of men””. It just so happens to be a favourite quote of Hardy’s 😉

Hardy was left to work on his stress levels whilst the teams got on with it.
2 riders had a clean run. The others had varying degrees of success. This hill counts! Despite the many falls, the rugged design of the bikes showed no sign of the ordeal. Everyone was praising the DCT for being able to accomplish the task; Less controls to operate, constant torque and never in the wrong gear.

The Northern Cape, if you are willing to go in search of them is laced with wonderful riding. As if to reward the sweating and swearing, the rest of the day was the very best type of adventure riding; weaving ones way through small trails that meander South.

Unfortunately, in an open, easy, though dusty riverbed, Hein Kumm Team #3 a gentle giant of a man and one of the only 2 to ace Devils Run, smashed a hidden boulder with his foot. He made it through to camp in Kamieskroon in good spirits, but, he shall have to wait for the morning to assess his condition that may affect him and his teams fate.

Camp has an icy wind this evening. Summer seems to be eluding us so far!? 
After presentations by;
Tom Steward – a fascinating discussion on the Quiver Tree
Pieter Siegling – spoke on the Cedarberg, complete with a piping hot cup of Rooibos Tea.

A long tough day of 191km’s wasn’t finished yet. The group departed on a 60km night ride. Many have never done any off-road riding at night. It should be some very tired riders who make it to bed this evening. They have yet to return as of the writing of this at 9:30pm.....

What has day 6 in store?
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 07, 2021, 10:02:36 am
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BuRP on November 07, 2021, 11:17:26 am
2 riders had a clean run.

Ooooh come on now, don't keep me in suspenders, I look utterly ridiculous in them!
Plus, my reputation's oot the window now with this confession, hell, can't face my friends anymore........ tell us who these 2 are please?
Hardly a state secret Mike so out with it, come on, I can't be the only one wearing said suspenders...  :P
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Africamike on November 07, 2021, 11:23:30 am
2 riders had a clean run.

Ooooh come on now, don't keep me in suspenders, I look utterly ridiculous in them!
Plus, my reputation's oot the window now with this confession, hell, can't face my friends anymore........ tell us who these 2 are please?
Hardly a state secret Mike so out with it, come on, I can't be the only one wearing said suspenders...  :P

Hey BuRP.....I'll have to leave that one to be answered by Kamanya..... :sip: :ricky:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BuRP on November 07, 2021, 11:24:47 am
And now for something completely different, I see Hardy's wearing his boots!
Do they fit again Meneer, or are all your straps on 'super-loose'?
Hope not, and enjoy the riding you do  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BuRP on November 07, 2021, 11:34:02 am
Hey BuRP.....I'll have to leave that one to be answered by Kamanya.....

Ah, I get your point there mate, so now I'll still buy you a beer when we meet  :thumleft:
Thanks for your reporting here btw, it keeps me a little involved so to speak!


Andrew, I hope that if anything you remember about me is the fact that I would look utterly ridiculous in suspenders!
Highly uncomfortable too, and let's not even touch on things like embarrassment and me blushing .... and yes, I can do the latter!  :P
Tits oot fer ze lads mate, or fans rather: please tell us who the 2 are?

Sure, yes, my fave's are listed above somewhere... and that certain 'underdog' may just surprise even more!  ;)
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 07, 2021, 11:42:10 am
Staan op die fiets en ry die fnokken ding ........ waar grawe julle hierdie ryers uit ???


Vir daai klim, sit jy. Hoe anders gaan jy gewig vorentoe en agtertoe skuif?

Wat soort ryer is jy? :pot: :pot:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BuRP on November 07, 2021, 11:43:57 am
Staan op die fiets en ry die fnokken ding ........ waar grawe julle hierdie ryers uit ???


Wat soort ryer is jy?

Kan jy nie lees nie Dan?
Hy's n fenderbender!
 :lol8:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 07, 2021, 11:54:42 am
Staan op die fiets en ry die fnokken ding ........ waar grawe julle hierdie ryers uit ???


Wat soort ryer is jy?

Kan jy nie lees nie Dan?
Hy's n fenderbender!
 :lol8:


 :eek7:  Net n geterg, Roelof weet hoe om n bike te ry!
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Kamanya on November 07, 2021, 12:47:39 pm
2 riders had a clean run.

Ooooh come on now, don't keep me in suspenders, I look utterly ridiculous in them!
Plus, my reputation's oot the window now with this confession, hell, can't face my friends anymore........ tell us who these 2 are please?
Hardly a state secret Mike so out with it, come on, I can't be the only one wearing said suspenders...  :P

Guess?
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Post by: BuRP on November 07, 2021, 12:56:58 pm
I have my fave's, plus dunno the others (sorry Okes): Dave & Hugo!
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Post by: Kamanya on November 07, 2021, 01:11:47 pm
Neither.

Jaco and Hein.
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Post by: BuRP on November 07, 2021, 01:22:51 pm
Jaco and Hein.

Thank you Andrew!

I'm clearly an optimist, but hell, maybe I should start screaming for the partners of my fave's eh?  :P
Well Done chaps  :thumleft:
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Post by: Africamike on November 08, 2021, 01:46:53 pm
Honda Quest Day 6

As with Murray, a strong dose of Voltarins, some rest and heaps of Vasbyt, Hein Kumm was, much to his partner Hugo Minnaar’s relief, back on the bike. 

9:45pm was when they returned last night. 12 hours on the bike for the day! It’s a testament to the all-round ability of the big Twin that, the morning was hard-core off-road. Afternoon was flowing, quick twin track and the evening, gravel backroads around the mountains of Kamieskroon under the stars. A major reason why it’s rare that people will travel on a bike after dark off-road is because lighting is the issue. There are no such concerns at all for the Africa Twin. Its lights were a revelation for even the seasoned riders. It’s massively reassuring to ride into a wide tunnel of clear light thrown far down the road.

There was a biting wind that accompanied them too. Quite unexpectedly, the support crew met them for a very appreciated Hot Coffee and confectionaries. The juxtaposition of dusty, hardcore men, ready for anything to be thrown at them with a smile, stopping on the edge of a starlit escarpment for some of the sweeter things in life to appreciate the beauty of the land, isn’t a bad metaphor for the Honda Africa Twin. It does many things outrageously well.

By design, after yesterday’s marathon day, today was shorter but with tricky navigation. There are stunning hardly used backroad tracks that connect little used communities such as Twee-Riviere, Kheis, Karas and the Lankloof valley. Whilst we travelled through them, its apparent the rest of the world seems to pass them by. However, one stop next to an immaculately kept graveyard, spoke volumes about the people in that humble village.
Honda Quest’s focus is on the journey, the dream, the true Adventurer. It’s far bigger than the individual. Inspired by this small-town journey, a challenge for the contestants is to suggest a humanitarian project they want to implement in their homeplaces. The winner, voted by all crew and contestants will receive funding from the group as a whole. They will have their helmet time on tomorrows ride to put that together.

Tonight, we sleep in one of these miniscule communities called Uitspan. Just outside the few houses that make up the place is a field with small junior school. It’s just a tiny hall with a small stage and out houses. Perfect!

Dave Gouws took the stage to present on the Inca’s
Heindri Visser followed him with the Kruger National Park
Later in the evening, the contestants also watched all their videos up until Day 5. None of them had seen any of them yet. Being in Honda Quest is a huge undertaking, seeing and hearing themselves too, many were moved to tears.

Tomorrow is the longest day of Honda Quest.
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Post by: Africamike on November 08, 2021, 02:15:15 pm
Some pics from day 6......

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Post by: Wolzak on November 08, 2021, 02:21:50 pm
Some pics from day 6......

Some great Pics on this Thread, compliments to the Photographer.
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Post by: Rooies on November 08, 2021, 02:24:18 pm
Awesome!

Well done to Hein for getting back on  :thumleft:
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Post by: Africamike on November 08, 2021, 02:24:28 pm
Some pics from day 6......

Some great Pics on this Thread, compliments to the Photographer.

Some really good pics, agreed :thumleft:.  Credit to the photographers from Kalon Films
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Post by: Africamike on November 08, 2021, 02:25:42 pm
Some tired faces.....

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Post by: Buff on November 08, 2021, 03:59:31 pm
Glad to hear the injured riders are all back on the bike, never lekka to bow out with an injury especially if it affects your team mates chance.

These photo's are exceptional, congrats to the photographer  :thumleft:
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Post by: Sandban(g)k on November 08, 2021, 04:08:37 pm
The photograper, Will Venter from Kalon is extremely talented. I guess the reason @Hardy de Kock got him for the job.

Check out his work on Facebook also, some nice pics of the Masai recently  :drif:
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Post by: XRRX on November 08, 2021, 07:16:10 pm
Is it only me, or is the Honda Quest the toughest of all the marketing events? ...comparing with KTM and BMW events ...  :peepwall:
Respect to these guys anyway!!! :thumleft:
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 08, 2021, 07:40:01 pm
Is it only me, or is the Honda Quest the toughest of all the marketing events? ...comparing with KTM and BMW events ...  :peepwall:
Respect to these guys anyway!!! :thumleft:


Certainly makes the GS "challenge" look like a Sunday afternoon nap.
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Post by: Gerrard on November 08, 2021, 08:47:02 pm
Is it only me, or is the Honda Quest the toughest of all the marketing events? ...comparing with KTM and BMW events ...  :peepwall:
Respect to these guys anyway!!! :thumleft:


Certainly makes the GS "challenge" look like a Sunday afternoon nap.

Ag toe nou Danie. Vir 'n BMW ryer is dit tough  :lol8:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BuRP on November 08, 2021, 10:52:56 pm
Certainly makes the GS "challenge" look like a Sunday afternoon nap.

Unrelated, but why did Camel exclusively use Landrovers for their annual Camel Challenge?
If they'd use Landcruisers it wouldn't have been a challenge anymore!
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Post by: teebag on November 08, 2021, 11:24:01 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211108/8e00c73e5b0c959a354621899ad963b7.jpg)


They tried, too easy - so they made the switch to LR so competitors would have to drink their own piss
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Fransw on November 09, 2021, 09:37:43 am
Certainly makes the GS "challenge" look like a Sunday afternoon nap.

Unrelated, but why did Camel exclusively use Landrovers for their annual Camel Challenge?
If they'd use Landcruisers it wouldn't have been a challenge anymore!

  :lol8:  Or what about the Ineos Grenadier? Awesome looking vehicle, in SA next year..
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BiG DoM on November 09, 2021, 12:08:57 pm
Certainly makes the GS "challenge" look like a Sunday afternoon nap.

Unrelated, but why did Camel exclusively use Landrovers for their annual Camel Challenge?
If they'd use Landcruisers it wouldn't have been a challenge anymore!

Because oil floats.  >:D
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: Kamanya on November 09, 2021, 09:33:06 pm
It's really been epic!

Great group of guys.

Long tough days.

Not a single mechanical on the bikes besides punctures! That's 4 Quests now with nothing breaking or going wrong, despite some very good efforts at throwing them down the road and rocks.

That's 67 bikes doing 2500km of hardcore adventure riding each without a single mechanical.

2 big crashes yesterday at high speed and not a scratch on the bikes!
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 09, 2021, 09:36:26 pm
It's really been epic!

Great group of guys.

Long tough days.

Not a single mechanical on the bikes besides punctures! That's 4 Quests now with nothing breaking or going wrong, despite some very good efforts at throwing them down the road and rocks.

That's 67 bikes doing 2500km of hardcore adventure riding each without a single mechanical.

2 big crashes yesterday at high speed and not a scratch on the bikes!


 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by: Wolzak on November 09, 2021, 09:56:42 pm
2 big crashes yesterday at high speed and not a scratch on the bikes!

Honda gives you Wings.
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Post by: Africamike on November 09, 2021, 10:03:41 pm
Honda Quest Day 7

The longest run homeward bound, 397km almost entirely off-road. After the long, tough days, no-one is fresh. Everyone is carrying some form of wear and tear, some more than others. However, the teams have acquired skills, forged friendships and settled into a rhythm.

On the bike front, the Africa Twins have not given a moments mechanical worry. We have had numerous front punctures though. It’s a function of the tough routes and standard tubes. The tubes can cope with every day running, but to be fair, they’ve been asked a little more than just “everyday running”!

From Uitspan’s little school house, we stopped off at a giant Quiver Tree Forest, the first of many we saw today. But here are some particularly fine specimens.

For large sections where the navigation was easy the pace was quicker. Over the Knersvlakte with its massive skies and Boesmanlands’ wide-open roads, the group made great time. Watching them ride side by side for company on the gravel tracks, it’s clear they’ve become so very attuned to each other.

There were few breaks to stretch the legs, a stroll around the interesting Fred Turner Windmill Museum, a cooldrink at the Ganaga Lodge with its magnificent views over the Ganaga Mountains and Pass.

That is how most of the marathon day went, navigating and reeling off the kilometres. At the stops,  within the normal banter and laughing, there’s a sense of wistfulness that that can be felt too. This marathon stretch southwards towards home is another step towards an ending of sorts. The finish line is approaching in a few days, as it inevitably must. Once absolute strangers, now bonded brothers, will have to step off their Honda dream enablers and return to their worlds, forever changed. It’s the purpose of Adventuring; when done well, it helps us make sense of ourselves and our worlds. It’s no sin to wish it never to end though.

Unfortunately, there were two tumbles towards the end of the day, Shaun Engelbrecht suffered a puncture at speed on a gravel corner and if it had not been for his armoured pressure suit and skills acquired during Quest, he’d probably be in hospital. He escaped with not a scratch. His bike too, showed no signs of the accident.

Peter Loubser, the one instructor, hit a deep rut in thick dust, instantly bringing him down. Though he still made it to camp, he was much the worse for wear – a serious sprain but luckily nothing suspected broken.
It seems just yesterday we were in the deserts of the Richtersveld.  Tonight, we’re in Perdekloof in the Tankwa Karoo under stars. The finish line beckons.
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Post by: Africamike on November 10, 2021, 08:34:48 am
Some pictures from day 5.....
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Post by: Africamike on November 10, 2021, 08:36:42 am
more....
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Post by: Africamike on November 10, 2021, 08:38:34 am
more....
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Post by: Africamike on November 10, 2021, 11:28:35 am
Honda Quest Day 8

The penultimate day! This morning, for a change, it was cloudless and warm.

At the briefing, Hardy let the teams know that there was almost nothing between the top teams with everything to lose. All 7 teams this year are very strong. There are no passengers.

There is a great sense of team. They may very well be up against each other officially, but there’s a good bond that’s developed across all. Every morning so far, someone is presented with a large wooden spoon – it’s an honour to win it as it’s the “Spirit of Quest” according to the other riders. The other, a clown tie is a fun one, given for doing something silly or embarrassing.

Today’s route started as soon as we left Perdekloof with a tough navigation exercise; the Tankwa Karoo National Park is littered with trails, the ones we travelled on were vague and little visited. The Tankwa can be at times surreal with another worldliness to it. Dark shale fields between weathered red hued sedentary mountains with the pastel blue Cederberg Mountains beckoning us to join them off in the distance. In this harsh world, an Ostridge and Gemsbok raced across our path to add to the occasion. It’s a very special place.

Making the R355 we turned temporarily North to make our way to the Biedouw valley. We’d been warned that the Doring River was in flood and the crossing would not be navigable.

Considering that we’d just come through the furnaced shales of Tankwa Karoo, it was a bit surreal wading into the refreshing river not 40 minutes later, floating a bike across with a homemade pontoon just enough to carry one bike.
This is was an exercise in teamwork across the teams. At this late stage, sinking a bike would be a disaster as the team’s chances of winning will almost certainly be lost.

The Cedarberg is a craggy, rough, eminently picturesque backdrop to the final stretch to camp. The mood was high and despite a few more punctures, riding into camp was both high with accomplishment and a little sad that this would be the last evening together.

Tomorrow, in just over a 100km, Honda Quest winners will be announced. It’s been an absolute epic!
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Post by: Africamike on November 10, 2021, 11:33:01 am

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Post by: tinusvdb on November 10, 2021, 11:33:21 am
 :headbang:
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Post by: windswept on November 10, 2021, 11:35:36 am
That last photo with the bikes and night sky is tops.  :thumleft:
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Post by: Elkanah on November 10, 2021, 12:50:31 pm
 :eek: :eek: :thumright:  WOW!!
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Post by: Africamike on November 10, 2021, 01:10:13 pm
A few minutes ago the contestants crossed the finish line at Kaleo Guesthouse.....enjoy the festivities!

(thanks to Kamanya for taking this short video clip)



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Post by: JACOVV on November 10, 2021, 01:21:48 pm
What an epic experience!!   :deal: :deal:
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Post by: gastank on November 10, 2021, 01:38:27 pm
True hardcore adventure. Well done everybody you are a great inspiration for all!
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Post by: Rooies on November 10, 2021, 02:41:32 pm
Seriously well done, boys! 

And congrats to the two very worthy winners, enjoy those bikes   :ricky:
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Post by: Africamike on November 10, 2021, 06:21:50 pm
The Quest might officially be over but we still have lots of pictures to complete the story.....

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Post by: Africamike on November 10, 2021, 06:23:17 pm
more....
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Post by: Tom van Brits on November 10, 2021, 11:48:32 pm
Pragtig man, welgedaan!!  :thumleft:
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Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on November 11, 2021, 09:03:08 am
An epic experience, a big thank you to Honda SA and Specialised adventured for putting on an experience of a lifetime. I have been on many adventure rides but the way everything was structured kept you out of your comfort zone and on your toes.. splitting up the contestants and working with maps instead of riding in a group of 14 & following a pink line was for me, one of the highlights as it gave us the freedom to make decisions on navigation within a small group

Its amazing what sleeping under that stars after a long days ride, without TV or social media for 10 days does for the soul
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Post by: Africamike on November 11, 2021, 09:23:22 am
Some pictures from the final day!

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Post by: Africamike on November 11, 2021, 09:25:30 am
more...
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Post by: Africamike on November 11, 2021, 09:26:57 am
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Post by: Africamike on November 11, 2021, 04:46:29 pm
Honda Quest Final Day

And so all good things must end… Possibly, if only to start the next good thing.

This morning, unlike every other, we have time. A very precious commodity that has been scarce since we left Cape Town. By design, the rhythm this morning has slowed to have those most important conversations before the outside world comes flooding back in. A decompression process of sorts.
As per tradition, the crew left the competitors to head to the prizegiving venue where it all started at Bootcamp just a month ago at the Kaleo Guest Farm. The three instructors stayed close for a while before stopping the group to say their words.

The group were then left on their own to privately say what needed to be said to each other to be complete with the journey. It’s a precious time.

Then, after a short 100km stage through the Southern End of the Cedarberg, they rolled dustily into Kaleo. Just 9 days previously they were relative strangers, polite and formal around each other. Now they were unrecognisable. It wasn’t the dust and travel grime that did that, it was on the inside; Their true adventure journey had irrevocably changed them.

After a heartfelt welcome back by Yuishi Fukuda, president of Honda Motor Southern Africa, Ruan Ueckermann & Neil Rieck were declared the deserved winners of Honda Quest 2021.

The final tally was so very close amongst this great group who really are the winners in this Grand Adventure. However, both men’s infectious energy, bringing a smile to everything they did and their consistency both on and off the bike saw them richly deserving of their prize of keeping and riding home on the very Honda Africa Twin that they competed on.
 
“Instead of being afraid of the challenge and failure, be afraid of avoiding the challenge and doing nothing.” Soichiro Honda


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Post by: Africamike on November 11, 2021, 04:48:23 pm

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Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 11, 2021, 04:50:47 pm
Give them each a Africa Twin !!

Beautiful photos!  Who's that bergie with umbrella in the river? :pot:
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Post by: Africamike on November 11, 2021, 04:55:30 pm
Give them each a Africa Twin !!

Beautiful photos!  Who's that bergie with umbrella in the river? :pot:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

So many photo's to choose from but all considered I could not leave that one out  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:

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Post by: MM on November 11, 2021, 05:53:40 pm
Well done to all the guys! and well done to the organizers! I truly enjoyed loved following the journey with you all.This looks EPIC and amazing
Thanks for sharing this with us.
This is a bucketlist dream for me  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Honda Quest 2021
Post by: BuRP on November 11, 2021, 06:14:28 pm
Who's that bergie with umbrella in the river? :pot:

He's fishing for a papsak man, baie normaal daarso inni sticks!  :P




Congrats to the Winners, and thanks all posters for letting us be a little part of it all  :thumleft:
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Post by: Tom van Brits on November 11, 2021, 06:22:17 pm
Thanks for aal the photos, vids and updates
I have enjoyed this
Thanks Honda
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Post by: Rooies on November 11, 2021, 06:52:51 pm



Absolute magic, well done again, guys. 

And thanks to the spectacular production team for making it possible for the rest of us to go along on the journey.

We are still waiting for Ruan's Ouma's message.  Ons wag in spanning. 
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Post by: XRRX on November 11, 2021, 08:48:51 pm
Awesome stuff!!!  :salut:
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Post by: unishaun on November 12, 2021, 06:09:14 am
Thanks for the messages of support all, it was an epic trip I will never forget.

I am doing a little write up I will share soon.

If you were unsure about entering, or worried about not having the time to do it, all can say is do it and make a plan. It was worth so much more then any monetary value you can put to it

Sent from my BV6600 using Tapatalk

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Post by: Africamike on November 12, 2021, 08:46:20 am
And so it ends.........

#kamanya
#specialisedadventures
#hondasa
#kalonfilms
#africatwin
#crf1100l

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Post by: BiG DoM on November 12, 2021, 12:40:58 pm
Congrats to all entrants and the instructors and organisers. Looked awesome and a well oiled and planned event.  :thumleft: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
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Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on November 15, 2021, 11:09:23 am
From Peter who was one of the finalists..

"I knew that the greatest challenge for me would be the "big group social'  part of The Quest, and it was.

Until we were all GATVOL, tired and sleep deprived. Then on the 4th day, something changed. Suddenly , I thought it was the group, they said it was me. Even though I was physically more sore and tired, I was on a mental high. Made a bunch of genuine friends, crew and competitors.

It was a deeply spiritual experience for me. Thanks to Specialised Adventures for having trusted me with their name, and Honda for having trusted me with their bike
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Post by: windswept on November 15, 2021, 12:06:04 pm
I see it is on advrider but not getting many views, maybe on the wrong fred?
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Post by: Africamike on November 15, 2021, 12:41:32 pm
I see it is on advrider but not getting many views, maybe on the wrong fred?

They've got this silly rule that all local rallies, etc need to be regional specific.....nobody really looks at the Africa section - but I posted a link under Africa Twin Action photo's which seems to have helped.  Also posted on the AfricaTwin Forum which got quite a bit of international interest.....

https://www.africatwinforum.com/threads/honda-quest-2021.41641/
https://advrider.com/f/threads/africa-twins-in-action.1143889/page-164#post-43302367
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Post by: windswept on November 15, 2021, 12:45:19 pm
Thanks for the explanation.  :thumleft:
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Post by: P.K. on November 15, 2021, 05:21:20 pm
From Peter who was one of the finalists..

"I knew that the greatest challenge for me would be the "big group social'  part of The Quest, and it was.

Until we were all GATVOL, tired and sleep deprived. Then on the 4th day, something changed. Suddenly , I thought it was the group, they said it was me. Even though I was physically more sore and tired, I was on a mental high. Made a bunch of genuine friends, crew and competitors.

It was a deeply spiritual experience for me. Thanks to Specialised Adventures for having trusted me with their name, and Honda for having trusted me with their bike



Thanks Murray...those who know Peter will understand exactly what impact this had on him.....Wonderful to witness from the sidelines.
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Post by: Beserker on November 18, 2021, 11:13:16 am
Dave Gous is one of my best friends, and I wish him well.

Dave is such a good friend, in fact, that I know he won't mind me wishing every competitor equally well.

Most awesome group of people  :thumleft:
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Post by: Africamike on November 24, 2021, 08:57:33 am
The full show of Honda Quest 2021.   Enjoy........

&t=7s
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Post by: Kamanya on November 24, 2021, 09:05:48 am
The full show of Honda Quest 2021.   Enjoy........


.... watch to beyond the end!