If our previous posts have ignited your curiosity surrounding international bike travel adventures, then this next series of posts right up your ally. If you have ever found yourself questioning the “challenge” of the predicable and generally paved roads here in Canada, follow along in this series from another one of our fantastic customers at OGC, Rod Klaassen, as he takes us to South Africa and back!
For anyone interested in getting in touch with his tour organizers, (Whom Rod highly recommends), check out the GSAdventures website
On a more current note, Dylan Van der Merwe (son of the tour organizer) is currently competing in the GS Africa contest (May 2016)!
A recent note from Darrell van der Merwe, Tour Organizer of GSAdventures, to Rod; RE: GS Africa contestant Daryl van der Merwe:
“Yes Dylan got through to the regional finals , this leg was however a team event . Three guys in a team with total points counting .
They finished 2nd as a team , unfortunately 1 of his team members hit a photographer during an event and although that didn’t count against them the time they lost because of that dropped them into 2nd .
They had been leading fairly comfortably at that stage .
So not the result he was hopeing for but he can compete again at the next event which is again an individual event . All of these qualifying events are leading to the final South African team selection in 2017 so all is not lost .
Dylan has emerged as one of the stronger competitors but in team events you need a little luck sometimes – Ill keep you posted .”
(Insert wide-eyed emoji here)
Could you imagine being part of a competition like that!? Get a little taste for what riding in South Africa is all about…..