There’s nothing to do but love these two! Dave’s daughter, Terri-Lee, said it best last week, after he’d launched car and trailer – airborne – onto a vehicle-width bridge, and crossed it at break-neck speed without wavering an inch. “Adventure finds you,” she exclaimed, rubbing her head where it had just hit the roof. Well “it takes one to know one” as the saying goes. Terri has a good dose of Dave in her DNA 😀
Not three months have passed since his double spinal fusion (to repair an old racing injury), and Dave is back to motorbike riding and teaching Terri too. Here they are in search of some enduro racing action, which we were shooting at the recent EWXC (Enduro World Cross Country) race in Mpumalanga:
This is a sample of Dave’s selection from the day, showing just how hectic things can get! More awesome photo’s can be viewed in his Facebook album: EWXC 9 July 2011
We were there for the Enduro World “Snow Run”; one of the tours that prepares motorbike riders for the Mother of Hardenduro, the Roof of Africa. We learned exactly what “Snow Run” meant, finding icy patches all over the shadowy mountain sides, and no running water on our last morning, thanks to frozen pipes.
Luckily the lodge has electric blankets, which work off the generator from 5pm – 10pm, so bedtime was early! It was a wonderful weekend, complete with great company and summer’s delicious peaches, masterfully bottled. There was a bit of stress too, but thankfully the full moon came through for us, guiding the guys home on one fateful evening, in the freezing cold. Don’t get me wrong, though, we also relaxed. To prove it here’s a pic of the peaceful scenery 🙂