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An Audacious Venture
« on: May 04, 2021, 10:13:07 am »
So, I seem to do silly things every few years, my brain is always racing with mad ideas which I need to keep in check but one is sticking again. This post is just a quick recce, I will post a formal one as plans progress, the basic idea is to get my overweight and unfit body in shape and cycle from CT to PE in December while raising funds and creating awareness for some or other cause - I am not a cyclist or crusader.
The reason I'm typing this is to get your input regarding the cause, I had an uncle who suffered from depression commit suicide last year so I'm thinking of raising awareness and funds for an association that deals with male depression specifically, I'm not immediately aware of such an association so I hope you chaps can steer me in the right direction?
I have another uncle who battles with depression, I want to get him to join me on the journey to sort of be the face of what can be achieved no matter the affliction.
Points to ponder:
1: Establish a cause to support, think I'm already fixed on this but open to other ideas.
2: Get uncle's buy-in, we hike every Saturday so I'll broach the subject carefully with him this coming Saturday.
2. Sign up for a gym contract and start spinning classes.
3: Create a professional FB page, my girl works for a marketing agency so should have this covered.
4: Money - I'll fund all the expenses, money raised(if any) will go to the cause entirely. Do I try to get sponsors and get them and FB members to pay per kilometer covered or use some other mechanism? I'm just
    an average Joe so don't see myself getting any big sponsors, will most likely target other average Joe's. 
5:Treasury - my sis is a CA so she can handle any potential incoming funds.
6: Videography - attain and learn how to use a GoPro effectively for general trip videos and interviews
7: Chat with a psychologist to give a breakdown of the affliction for the FB page.
8: Figure out how to pack light for a bicycle trip.
9: Stop vaping.
10: Train.
11: Train.
12: Cry from pain.
13: Break through the pain and train more.

Any input will be appreciated chaps. I have zero experience with this sort of thing, I'm really not sure why this entered my brain. I don't want to go OTT, just want to make a small difference, 

Edit: I will need to map a bicycle friendly route as we obviously can't follow the N2, it will need to follow an efficient vector between A and B as much as possible,
« Last Edit: May 04, 2021, 01:08:56 pm by Blikkies1 »
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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 11:44:20 am »
i am gonna follow you

good cause mate
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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 08:28:54 pm »
Blikkies,
Any movement on your plan?

P.S. I think your ride would be much easier without a orange trumpet sticking out of your body :lol8:
 

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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 08:53:51 pm »
Blikkies,
Any movement on your plan?

P.S. I think your ride would be much easier without a orange trumpet sticking out of your body :lol8:
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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 09:11:37 pm »
Ha ha, ja chaps, my oom is in, he said yes before I finished my sentence. I serviced my 2nd MTB for him and he's trapping around and falling a bit after many years off a bicycle. We're still mulling things over but will launch something during June, even if it's half baked - audience can be part of the journey and give input. One cool thing so far, my uncle's company will match whatever we bring in. Will keep you updated, thanks guys.
It's the end of the road as we know it and I feel fine.
 

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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 09:30:38 pm »
Ha ha, ja chaps, my oom is in, he said yes before I finished my sentence. I serviced my 2nd MTB for him and he's trapping around and falling a bit after many years off a bicycle. We're still mulling things over but will launch something during June, even if it's half baked - audience can be part of the journey and give input. One cool thing so far, my uncle's company will match whatever we bring in. Will keep you updated, thanks guys.
Cool, watching this space.
 

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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2021, 10:14:38 pm »
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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2021, 05:10:12 am »
Good on you for your (ad)venture. All the best.
 

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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2021, 08:34:05 am »
Backroads or up the N2?
 

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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2021, 08:41:53 am »
What a worthy cause :thumleft:

Will follow and support.  Shout if you need support from the forum..
 

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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2021, 09:26:11 am »
Thanks @KiLRoy, appreciate it. @the ruffian, no bicycles allowed on the N2 so it will be backroads all the way, still need to sit down and plot it properly. Went to the Dr yesterday to get full bloodwork done, I'm feeling extremely fatigued after workouts so just want to check that my thyroid and other levels are in check, it may just be age creeping up on me.
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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2021, 06:32:58 am »
Here are some handy routes, alot of useful info on the various points. But only covers certain parts of the WC.
https://capecycleroutes.co.za/route

Also maybe join BikeHub and ask there, alot of guys bikepack and can provide you with route and equipment info
 

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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2021, 08:28:19 pm »
i am gonna follow you

good cause mate
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On a bicycle? :eek7:
 

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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2021, 10:40:15 am »
i am gonna follow you

good cause mate
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On a bicycle? :eek7:

are you fukking nuts !!!!!!!!!!    on my couch  pffft
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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2021, 09:09:16 pm »
i am gonna follow you

good cause mate
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On a bicycle? :eek7:

are you fukking nuts !!!!!!!!!!    on my couch  pffft

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Re: An Audacious Venture
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2021, 02:52:47 pm »
All the best with your venture! Depression is a condition that is very poorly understood and often stigmatised in society. And sadly most treatments focus on medication and not on the internal dialogue and understanding what causes the dark emotions in the first place.

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