RideFast August 2019

RobRidefast

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Why? Well that’s easy to answer really.

The weekend is open to – well everyone.

It does not matter what kind of road or

adventure bike you ride – or even the

brand. Suzuki’s philosophy is all about

introducing riders to the Suzuki Way Of

Life. We expected a weekend of great

riding – but we were treated to just a bit

more than that.

We all assembled at the Alzu one

stop on the freeway and joined the

guys on a very scenic ride up through

Schoemanskloof, via Sabi to the

famous, motorcycle friendly Numbi hotel

in Hazyview. The hotel has been run by

the Fick family for as long as we can

remember. We all chatted about the days

when rallies were hosted there – but it

has all been renovated and upgraded.

It’s a really great place to kick back and

soak it all in.

The turnout was great and we were

surprised to hear how many repeat

customers were on the trip – testimony

to the fact that they are doing something

right. Suzuki took the opportunity to

showcase some of their cars, along with

bikes like the new Katana and the very

latest DL1000 V-Strom.

It was a great bunch of friendly

people from all walks of like who

assembled for dinner on Friday evening

– and that’s when we realised that this

was not simply about going for a ride.

The MC gave us a broad outline of what

to expect – a hunt of sorts, a series of

games in teams of two – and each team

would be scored at the end. Cool!

In the morning we were handed

some very well-thought out route maps

– and were given a list of items that we

needed to collect through the day. A nut,

a feather, a pine cone, bottletop, chip

packet – and a few other bits and bobs.

RIDEFAST MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019 51

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