Dirt and Trail September 2019

RobRidefast

SA's adventure magazine

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And of course, I thought about the day he passed away.

I had expected this trip would be tough for me, but I underestimated

the strength and support that came from

being with some of my oldest, most important friends,

and doing a ride that combined two of John’s greatest

loves – charity, and adventure.

As Leandi said, this was a hell of a trip, but by the end of

it, we wished we could carry on forever.

As we rode into Richards Bay together at the end of day

4, the enormity of the ride, the distance, the money being

raised, and the fact that we were about to achieve it

all, weighed very heavily.

Hearing the whoops of joy and seeing air punches from

riders coming past us, and then remembering that I was

finishing this epic adventure without the man I loved by

my side, was heartbreaking.

But in the end there was also something else: There was

seeing my friends waiting for us at the end. There was

seeing the Quad4Quads banner, getting the medal and

being

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photographed. There was falling into the pool with

join the fun!

my gear on, celebrating as each rider finished, and chugging

back a few beers. And there was feeling alive – properly

alive – for the first time in ages.

JHB 2 Richards Bay in the dirt.

What breaks some people heals others, and that is what

epic adventures are all about. I’m very grateful that this

one was mine.

Dirtbikes, quads and Side By Sides all welcome!

4 days of fantastic fun for a great cause.

If Quad4Quads isn’t already on your bucket list, then it

is time you put it there.

DATES FOR NEXT YEAR

Kicks off 21st September 2019

LEAVE JHB 21st SEPTEMBER 2019.

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More pics up on Facebook/theadvco

Raising funds for the QuadPara

Association of SA (QASA).

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Phil Case help hands over ten wheelchairs to

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BUI LT T O GO

A S FA R A S Y

DAR E T O TAK

Please make no attempt to imitate the illustrated riding scenes, always wear protective clothing and observe the applicable provisions of the road traffic regulations!

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