Come, get up, we have to start riding again …

“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.”            Vera Nazarian

My adventure motorbike brought me into contact with some of the most wonderful creatures that dwell on planet earth. My life would have been so much poorer if I hadn’t had the chance of sharing a coffee, tea, chai, Nile water, Pepsi, Pepsi again, beer, rum and Russian vodka with all of those wonderful people.

It is totally unfair to mention ten and leave put a thousand. Therefore, to ALL of you a yellow rose, the colour of Live.

Thank you all!

Thank you all!

Willie Beukes from Naboom: The first to cut his hair.

Willie Beukes from Naboom: The first to cut his hair.

My Gauteng colleague, Suzanne Baker, followed Willie’s example. Wow Suzanne! You deserve a medal for gut! Now I understand why you did free fall and are a biker as well!

FSA Colleague Suzanne Baker.

FSA Colleague Suzanne Baker.

Marius Venter, CEO of SABest and Interexcel, Africa rider, motivator of people, invited me last week for a pre-shave photograph at this company.

The young, energetic and caring staff of SABest, Thinktank, ULS and Interexcel.

The young, energetic and caring staff of SABest, Thinktank, ULS and Interexcel.

Yes, next week, it will be gone!!!

Yes, next week, it will be gone!!!

One week later:

O dear, it takes so much guts to sit down for a purpose which could never touch your life!

O dear, it takes so much guts to sit down for a purpose which could never touch your life!

I was humbled by all the goodwill.

I was humbled by all the goodwill.

Mrs Venter gave her husband Marius a support kiss. Leading by example, especially as Marius celebrated his birthday the same day!

Mrs Venter gave her husband Marius a kiss of support. Leading by example, especially as Marius celebrated his birthday the same day!

We are brothers and we support!

We are brothers and we support!

At the end more people joint in as indicated a week earlier! Thank you guys!

At the end more people joint in as indicated a week earlier! Thank you guys!

The ladies organised, motivated, kept the wheels rolling while the gent had their hair shaved off. Thank you for you support as well!

The ladies organised, motivated, kept the wheels rolling while the gent had their hair shaved off. Thank you for you support as well!

Marius, thank you so much for your support. Three generations were present to support you in living your dream of support, get things going and done!

Marius, thank you so much for your support. Three generations were present to support you in living your dream of support, of getting things done! O yes, see “Rooiwynliefde” in person now!

Rindy and Lechelle, thank you so much for getting everything organised and the people fired up. Your team of young professionals is an example of  what can be achieved. Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.

Lastly, South Africa is experiencing a hot summer. Good friends made and bought bandanas for me, for which I am really grateful. Ronel from Phelwana Game Lodge, my sister Ronelle, artistic Lita, thank you so much for it!

Enjoy your Friday, and be on the lookout for the ride report of Patti that will be published over the weekend!

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5 Responses to Come, get up, we have to start riding again …

  1. ivi says:

    Lieber Lodie, ich bin sprachlos…. es ist so überwältigend zu sehen wie viele Menschen bei Dir sind und Dich unterstützen – aber anders wäre es bei so einem besonderen und wundervollen Menschen wie Dich auch nicht zu erwarten!
    Dicke Umarmung von Ivi und dem Rest

  2. Patti Govers-Tesch says:

    I agree, it is hartwarming to see how you all deal with this… what a touching report. And YES Lodie you are a very special person. Warm greetings, Patricia

  3. Christine R-G says:

    Lodie, your being-and-doing promotes conscience and human compassion, but never tolerates pity. The circle of people around you grows. Salut!

  4. Christine R-G says:

    Such a lovely rose = a living smiley face.🙂

  5. Uitdaging op uitdaging Lodie!!!!

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