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Toys for Africa

14 December 2011 Bulletin Board
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While on the subject of motorbikes, I’ve decided to balance my last road biking post with something interesting from the other side of the fence, given that Dave is so involved in both aspects of biking. Enduro World magazine constitutes a lot more than the catchy byline “The Best Ride You’ll Ever Read” implies. The […]

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Keeping the Rubber on the Road

29 November 2011 Daily Life
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As regular readers know, Dave is a long time biker, having raced superbikes professionally for 9 years (including representing South Africa internationally), as well as racing dirt bikes for many more and also doing his fair share of instructing other riders. Despite retiring a few weeks ago from the racing side of riding, he’s far […]

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EWXC Action: Not for the faint-hearted

23 August 2011 Daily Life
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It was typically hectic, Saturday’s leg of the Enduro World Cross Country championship, held at Heidelberg (about an hour’s drive from our home in Johannesburg). I was relieved that Dave wasn’t racing, because that tends to spike my stress levels a bit, particularly since his double spinal fusion was done only three months ago. All […]

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17 May 2011 Inspiration
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PAIN Prisoners sometimes, of our own making Pain frees us from the bonds of our minds Physical or emotional, it’s inseparably mental Washed in Pain’s waves we can’t escape truth And truth is the path to freedom from Pain ©Naomi Estment Quotes to consider: “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” – US Marines, as quoted […]

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Playing catch-up

5 April 2011 Daily Life
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OUCH! Eleven days offline following a severe lightning strike – that was frustrating. Our iPhones helped, but let’s face it, they’re not a satisfactory substitute. What a relief to be fully connected again! In the meantime, the 2011 enduro season is well underway. It kicked off with the Enduro World Cross Country held a few […]

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SA’s Champion Lady Racer

11 December 2010 Studio
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Petite Nicole van Aswegen is perfectly at home mixing it up with the men. On the race track, no less. She and Janine Mitchell are the only two women who regularly compete in South Africa’s National Super Sport motorcycle racing class. As the 2010 – and first ever – winner of our all ladies’ 600cc […]

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Raising ‘The Roof’!

1 December 2010 Daily Life
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What a WILD few days – The Roof of Africa 2010, which concluded on Saturday in Lesotho. Fittingly tough for “The Mother of Hardenduro”, it took no prisoners, conceding twenty-two gold medal finishers from a field of about two hundred and sixty. Twenty-four riders earned silver medals and a mere six took home the bronzes. […]

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FeverX Endurocross rocks Port Shepstone!

31 July 2010 Daily Life

WOW, what an event!! Dave took part in the FeverX X-treme Endurocross, highlight of the Lions Show in Port Shepstone on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal earlier this month. I wielded the camera, partly to capture some of the action, and partly to help calm my nerves, because this one was OVER THE TOP. […]

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Captivating Katberg

30 July 2010 Daily Life

Every now and then a surprise discovery crops up. Like Katberg did for us. More specifically, the Katberg Hotel and Eco Golf Estate nestled in the Katberg mountains in the Eastern Cape. This is another of the delightful destinations we’ve come across on Dave’s motorbiking trail. It was the venue for the last national enduro […]

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2010 World Superbike & Supersport Championship – Kyalami

22 May 2010 Bulletin Board

Being an ex-professional superbike racer and an accredited member of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists, Dave loves few things more than attending an international race meeting, chatting to the riders and doing some fast-reflex photography. It was his particular pleasure that the last leg of the World Superbike and Supersport Championship was held […]

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On the Enduro Trail…

20 April 2010 Daily Life

As you may already have gathered from this blog, Dave is an avid enduro rider and racer, participating in South Africa‘s National Pro Masters Class and sponsored by Pro Action KTM, as well as Venture Sport, who are the importers of top biking gear such as Scott clothing, Airoh helmets, HGS performance exhaust pipes, TCX […]

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