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Can you imagine having to endure the excitement of being invited along on one of these?!!!??

Well, I've been lucky enough to have been a finalist last year and this year, I've been asked to come along help out with some of the instruction but also getting the amazing journey out to you bunch too. I'm going to try get the contestants who are members here to enter their experiences, hopefully sort of real time or at least as the day ends with their thoughtsÖ If they get enough time.

Here was Toshiaki Konanka, the President Honda South Africa welcoming speech to the 30 lucky sods just moments ago;

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Welcome!

A very big welcome to you, the semifinalists of this second edition of the great adventure called, Honda Quest 2018. Iíd like to extend that too to my friends and your hosts, Hardy and his team from Specialized Adventures.

Last year surpassed my expectations in ways I cannot begin to do justice to; The bikes lived up to their potential, the routes were as tough as they were awe inspiring, the contestants had their lives changed, literally! It was a privilege to witness and be a small part of.

I am very happy to be able to be here at the beginning again and congratulate you for being chosen to have the opportunity to become a finalist.

Why are we doing this?

I know the dual sport adventure concept needs no convincing to people like yourselves, but there are many many more out there that we intend to become close friends and first choice with.  Shiny brochures, slick marketing speak and good looking proís just doesnít cut it anymore. Markets are moved by the passions of real everyday people living their dream.  And that my friends, is going to be your job.

But first, of course, you are going to have to get past these next 3 days. Can you be a great addition to a team? Are you resourceful and with good character? Is your attitude and humour enough for when things get tough or donít go so well? Are you the kind of person Iíd be proud to know and love to have on any adventure with me?

At first glance, looking around and from hearing of the handpicking thatís gone on to get you here, Iím worried that we will have our work cut out choosing who will be joining us.

I wish you the very best.

Have fun, be safe and Good Luck!

The Specialized team


The prizeÖ







The place



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I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 01:47:31 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 01:58:45 pm »
Lekka manne, good to see some familiar faces in the Specialized Team and good luck to all this years participants, give it horns  :thumleft:
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 02:06:51 pm »
DÍmmit daai ou heel links in die onderste ry lyk kwaai!!! :eek7:

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 02:18:43 pm »
DÍmmit daai ou heel links in die onderste ry lyk kwaai!!! :eek7:

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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 02:19:37 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 02:23:01 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 02:24:46 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 02:24:59 pm »
Ook ingeskryf! :thumleft:

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2018, 03:05:50 pm »
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2018, 03:20:13 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2018, 03:28:57 pm »
Ek ken ook 3 manne daar. Hulle is al 3 moerse ysters. Dit gaan taai wees.
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2018, 04:10:13 pm »
Those bikes look the biz. :thumleft:
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2018, 05:35:38 pm »
After a nervous start, being delayed on the N1due to a tree falling over blocking the highway things looked up after arriving early ..

Or so i thought... tanking badly on the written tests made us all realise it's not going to be easy . I'm looking forward to giving it stick tomorrow.

Great bunch of guys and looking forward to what's in store with the cold front looming.

For now we settling in. Thank you Honda and Specialised for the spread.

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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2018, 05:41:03 pm »
Those AT's sure look pretty!
 

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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2018, 05:41:40 pm »
Some pics of us at the challenge today . Swinging spanners like pros.

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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2018, 06:21:14 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2018, 07:16:05 pm »
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2018, 07:18:32 pm »
DÍmmit daai ou heel links in die onderste ry lyk kwaai!!! :eek7:

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