May has finally arrived!

One of the many stops on our way to Gariep Dam. Although I don't like riding in a group I enjoy the friendship among the off-road fellows.

May has finally arrived.

Today in three weeks I leave for Windhoek, Namibia, to take the KLR for its flight to Berlin, Germany.

Yesterday I dropped the KLR off at Cytech in Johannesburg for the final service and check-up.

The border insurance for the KLR in Europe was issued last week. That means all the preparations were completed in time!

Although I am struggling with a heavy cold I feel totally content today. The reason is quite obvious. With this ride you and I are going to make a huge difference to the lives of so many children. In a time when one so easy feels that your life is meaningless the Naboom2Siberia ride is going to underline the reason why you and I are on this earth.

And my friends keep on doing good … I need to mention a few at this stage.

Willie Beukes from Naboomspruit serviced the bike trailer for me. It is ready for the long ride to Windhoek!

Anne and Achim Rebstock from Germany helped me so much in getting the insurance and KLR flights sorted out and paid for in time. It is just fitting that they will be my first stop in Germany, like with the previous two rides.

Neil Buckley from Johannesburg is a man with a big heart and passion for children. He is helping me in so many ways to focus attention on Operation Smile and the fundraising effort. He organized a radio interview with 5FM and the good people at the station added the project to their website. Have a look at it on 5FM.

Tomorrow I will update the website with the donations that came in during the long weekend. I know that before I leave for Germany the money will be in for the first child’s operation. Remember to make your R 10 donation while you still have a green note to spare! Here you can donate. And don’t forget about your friends!

And soon you will share in the long ride towards the snow! I am getting the itch to get going!

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4 Responses to May has finally arrived!

  1. Makkie says:

    Kan al die opgewondenheid aanvoel.
    Word gou gesond!

  2. Willie says:

    Lodie, baie seen en voorspoed met jou trip! Hierie gaan n epic ride wees en alles sal reg loop, want jys in die hande van jou Vader!

    Many will be blessed and will bless themselves through and because of you!

    Gaan groot!
    Willie Landman

    • Lodie says:

      Willie, weet jy hoe lekker is dit vir my om die hele ry en fondsinsameling vir Op Smile aan Hom op te dra. Sy Naam sal verheerlik word! Ons is mos deur Hom tot alles in staat!

  3. Bea says:

    “Die lewe is te kort om te sit en te slaap …. pak jou bike, gear up en enjoy the ride.”
    Nou ja Lodie, oor 29 dae is dit sulke tyd.
    Ons mooi wense aan jou vir ‘n veilige reis en ons gebede trek jou vooruit, soos ‘n “wolk kolom” !
    Mooi blessings! 🙂

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