Day 9 Honda Quest 2020

Day 9 Honda Quest 2020

The final day. On bright still morning, surrounded by the craggy Cederberg mountains, Claude Deyzel one of the two instructors and previous year’s winner of Quest, reminded the contestants during the riders briefing, that on the short 103km leg for all but 2 of them,...

Day 8 Honda Quest 2020

Day 8 Honda Quest 2020

Sting in the tail! Today we started straight into the Postal Route from the Tankwa side. A challenging route especially for big bikes, it has everything on offer – thick sand, steep rocky climbs, loose rocks, river crossings and magnificent vistas. Even more special...

Day 7 Honda Quest 2020

Day 7 Honda Quest 2020

The pace and intensity of Quest takes its toll on both Competitors and Support Crew. The static day on day 7 is both a tradition and a very much needed break in the relentless pace of the competition and the space to take a deep breath before the final push. “Static...

Day 6 Honda Quest 2020

Day 6 Honda Quest 2020

Marathons and Reflection was the theme of today. An adventure bike has many roles to play, it’s been abundantly clear that the Africa Twin is quite at home in the rough stuff, far off the beaten track. The transition needed today, was the ability to make the distances...

Day 5 Honda Quest 2020

Day 5 Honda Quest 2020

At the morning briefing, rider #2 Annemien van der Linde announced that she would be withdrawing by giving her place to the partner-less Leon le Roux, (his partner having fallen out on day 1 due to injury). Annemien had been struggling with a shoulder injury from a...

Day 4 Honda Quest 2020

Day 4 Honda Quest 2020

The Richtersveld's finest tracks and roads are now behind us, the best of the iconic Bushmanland, Tankwa Karoo and Cederberge lie ahead. Despite these adventuring delights, the days are starting to take their toll; there are some very tired bodies here in Kamieskroon...

Day 3 Honda Quest 2020

Day 3 Honda Quest 2020

What a day! “I wasn’t expecting it to be this tough!” – Jaco du Plessis, once he’d made it up the gnarliest climb for the day. Much had been made of the day in the briefing; as opposed to yesterday where sand was the main dish and rocks the snacks, today it was very...

Day 2 Honda Quest 2020

Day 2 Honda Quest 2020

It is now confirmed; Jason Bryden was casevac’d out to Springbok late last night with a suspected and later confirmed fracture of his left lower leg. We send our best and trust there’ll be a speedy recovery Jason. The contest was designed with a day of settling in and...

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