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It’s taken me a while to get started

with this editor’s note, for it will

be my last as editor of RideFast

magazine and very emotional for

me to try and put into words the

experience I have had over the

past 10-years.

What an incredible journey it has

been, memories and experiences

I will cherish forever. I have met

some amazing people of this

journey, people who have become

so much more than just reader’s

as friends of myself and RideFast.

I can honestly say that I gave

110% every time I put a magazine

together, and always worked

extra hard behind the scenes to

make sure you the reader, and

the advertisers got their money’s

worth when not only paging

through the magazine but also

interacting with the Facebook

page and anything else to do with

RideFast. I thrived on the challenge

to produce the best magazine in

the land each-and-every month,

and in my eyes, we did that more

often than not.

I’ve managed to build up

resources and contacts that

helped me through this journey

and helped me always bring you

the latest and greatest articles,

tests and features – that’s what

makes RideFast a step above the

rest in my book.

In 2019, I started MCSA

magazine, and in 2013 I was

not happy with that name, so

RideFast was born, and since

then we have been at the

forefront of everything that

makes the world of sport bikes

unique and so fascinating. Sadly,

a few years back when the mag

was in trouble I did not have the

finances to take it over, and this

is where Glenn Foley stepped

in and saved RideFast. Glenn

deserves a huge amount of

praise for taking that step and

that risk, and also for helping

me grow the brand to what it is

today. I wish him and the rest of

the team all the success going

forward and thank them for

everything they have done for

me. I can honestly say I gave

them my everything and leave

them with a brand I poured my

heart and soul into.

The time has come for me to

move on and do my own thing,

and keep trying to grow not only

as a business man, but more

importantly

as a person.

My journey

does not

end here,

and I must

thank each

and every one of you, as well as

all the advertisers who not only

believed in RideFast, but also in

me. Just know that I will forever

be grateful of the opportunities

you helped create for me, and

that adventure in the wonderful

world of motorcycles will always be

ingrained in my heart!

Cheers, Rob Portman

(No, I’m not crying… ok, maybe a little)

Apology to Bike SA magazine.

A few weeks ago I made some unfortunate

comments replying to a reader’s question on

the RideFast Facebook page. The comments

made were absolutely unverified, personal

opinions. They were out of line - and should

never have gone up.

I realized the mistake a few minutes later,

and removed the post.

I did send out a public apology on the RF

page as well as sending this to George

Portman and Diana Richardson from Bike

SA: “I hereby retract the statements made

by myself and promise that this will never

happen again as there is no need for it. I am

disgraced and embarrassed by my stupid,

unprofessional and childish action”

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