Archive for November, 2014

Recent Articles #1

Water from the Middle of the North Atlantic

Filed in Vasti Geldenhuys by on November 25, 2014 • views: 860

Today was such a special and beautiful day in Cape Town…We filmed Riaan & Vasti opening the container they filled when they were exactly in the middle of the North Atlantic ocean during their journey. They decanted the water into small bottles that we will have framed and given to all of our partners as […]

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Recent Articles #2

Clutching on Crutches

Filed in Paul Steyn by on November 24, 2014 • views: 2901

Sunday morning we drove through to Cape Town to meet up with Paul Steyn on his last leg (pun intended) of his 96 km walk from Wellington to the V&A Waterfront. 12 km per day, Whats the big deal? Well try it on crutches. Paul is a long distance walker for his foundation: The Paul […]

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Skype chat with Angelo 24 hours before start line

Filed in Angelo Wilkie-Page by on November 20, 2014 • views: 966

Last night I had the privilege and honour to chat with Angelo (in Los Angeles) via Skype. The best analogy I can use to describe Angelo, 24 hours before the start of his 8 year expedition, is to equate him to a Jockey on a racehorse in the starting gate before a big race meet. […]

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Clutch on Crutch Walk – Day 1 & 2

Filed in Paul Steyn by on November 17, 2014 • views: 1485

When I decided to do the Clutch on Crutch Walk to highlight the plight of thousands of amputees all over the country, I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. This walk is difficult, extremely difficult! I left Welgeleë Plein in Wellington early on Friday morning, rearing to go. The first few […]

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Getting to the Starting Line

Filed in Angelo Wilkie-Page by on November 11, 2014 • views: 763

Angelo Wilkie Page: Expedition720Degrees Firstly, this is my first ever blog post, so please bear with me. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be writing a blog post about what it takes to get to the starting line of a double human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. Let me start off by […]

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Tunnel of Death – Tajikistan

Filed in De Bruyn Joubert by on November 10, 2014 • views: 2090

I tried looking at my hands, but could not see them, my eyes were burning, it was difficult to breath, I was standing in a pothole about the size of the bike and at that very moment thought on what I can do just to get out of this tunnel. I’m exploring the world and […]

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Thank you Africa, see you again soon.

Filed in Ron Rutland by on November 10, 2014 • views: 770

Post by Fat Kid On A Bike.

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Couple Rows Across The Atlantic Ocean

Filed in Vasti Geldenhuys by on November 6, 2014 • views: 1023

What a date! Imagine your boyfriend inviting you to go rowing with him – across the Atlantic Ocean! Riaan Manser and his girlfriend Vasti Geldenhuys journeyed 6700 miles, from Morocco in North Africa to the Bahamas, and then Miami, before arriving in New York City. It was a six-month adventure. The journey started with a simple […]

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A quick look at our Awesome South Africans

Filed in News by on November 5, 2014 • views: 892

As I have mentioned before here, I have put this site together to draw attention to some of the Awesome South Africans we have in our country and the things they are doing that YOU as the public are not even aware of. I have compiled a brief summary below of the Awesome South Africans […]

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Jurie Botha views: 1270

Jurie Botha is an endurance athlete and adventurer. With his next expedition, Cycling South Against Rape, he will attempt to become the first South African to cycle the length of the equator(40,030km), solo and unsupported, within 20 months. This ultra endurance expedition will start in May 2017 when he departs from Lima, Peru on his […]

Stuart Connacher talks about Chris Bertish views: 545

  Awesome South Africans spoke to Stuart Connacher this morning, hours before Chris Bertish’s eminent arrival in Antigua. #theSUPcrossing Stuart shares his experiences after rowing the Atlantic three times and his communications with Chris during his Talisker Transatlantic crossing earlier this year with Facing It. This incredible chat with Stuart gives us first hand insight […]

3-2-1: Six South Africans on the Atlantic views: 1699

It seems to be the season for ocean crossings by South Africans. In September this year, Riaan Manser and his wife Vasti completed their second crossing by row boat celebrating their honeymoon by rowing to Hawaii. But let’s fast forward to the present: THREE – 3 Stuart Connacher, Charl Gale and Wayne Johnson have entered […]

Annual Charity Hat Walk with Paul Steyn views: 798

Saturday the 26th, Paul Steyn will walking in the 5km Annual Charity Hat Walk hosted by Balwin Properties and we invite you, resident of Helderberg and further afield to come join in the fun at Paardevlei. AwesomeSouthAfricans and www.SoundsAwesome.co.za will be there supporting Paul and providing the Public Address and Music in our mobile sound […]