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Offline Africamike

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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #100 on: November 10, 2021, 06:23:17 pm »
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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #101 on: November 10, 2021, 11:48:32 pm »
Pragtig man, welgedaan!!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #102 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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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #103 on: November 11, 2021, 09:23:22 am »
Some pictures from the final day!

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Re: Honda Quest 2021
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Re: Honda Quest 2021
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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #106 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.
 
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Re: Honda Quest 2021
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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #108 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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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #109 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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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #110 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:
 

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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #111 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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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #112 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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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #113 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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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #114 on: November 11, 2021, 08:48:51 pm »
Awesome stuff!!!  :salut:
 

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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #115 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

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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #116 on: November 12, 2021, 08:46:20 am »
And so it ends.........

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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #117 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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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #118 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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Re: Honda Quest 2021
« Reply #119 on: November 15, 2021, 12:06:04 pm »
I see it is on advrider but not getting many views, maybe on the wrong fred?