Angus reports on preparations for the upcoming Honda Quest

Quest – a long and arduous search for something, an expedition by a knight to carry out a specific task – so says the Oxford English Dictionary.

Our Cape Town Corespondent, Angus Welch, updates us on the Cape Town participants’ preparations for the Honda Quest Boot Camp which is coming up shortly.

“After some chit chat , better known as a Whatsapp group chat , the Cape Crew for the Quest Challenge decided to meet up and do a breakfast run. To the Barrel Pub it was then. Sadly it was closed until ten am so we just used the parking lot as the meeting place.
Everyone soon arrived and we said our hellos and then headed off on back roads to Philadelphia to the Peppertree Coffee Shop for a snack. The lads and one lady rider settled in nicely and we all speculated about what the up coming “Bootcamp” had in store for us… No one seemed sure about what lay ahead!

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The Cape Town Honda Quest group “kuiering” at the Peppertree Coffee Shop in Philadelphia, Western Cape.

With the chatting and “kuiering” done we decided to go and play in the bush – go find some obstacles and sand… A great bunch of people enjoyed a wonderful time getting to grips with the nuances of sand riding and dealing with the various obstacles we encountered.

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One of the Honda Africa Twins dealing with an off camber obstacle with aplomb! Off camber riding is not easy and can be quite daunting…
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The group of intrepid Honda Quest participants getting to grips with the “Sand Monster”! Sharing ideas and techniques is all part of the build up. Extra hands also make light work of getting bikes upright if necessary!
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Teamwork is essential! A few members of the group clearing the way on one of the bush tracks.
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A BMW GS getting in on the action! It doesn’t matter what bike you ride… riding with kindred spirits is all that matters!

We ended off the ride at the Blue Peter in Bloubergstrand, covered in mud and all on a high! It was an honour to ride with these guys. Lets see what they have up their sleeve for next weekend…”

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Most of the happy Cape Town Honda Quest group after their successful “training” day lined up at the Blue Peter in Bloubergstrand.

Thanks for the update Gus. It must have been a great time out on your bikes bonding with the group before the next stage of the Quest! We look forward to the next report from the Honda Knights of the Quest! Good luck!

Keep the rubber side down!

Bruce Houghting

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