About Us

Posted on February 23rd, 2007 by siteadmin.
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Dan Morgan

Dan

 

Age:

32/33 (at time of trip)

Hometown:

Whangarei, New Zealand

Living:

London, England

Years Riding:

2 (1 on a Vespa!)

Bikes:

2007 KTM 640 Adventure (Bert), 2004 Vespa Grantourismo 125 (Betsy)

For a Crust:

Procurement Software Implementation Consultant

 

Special Someone:

My Dahhhling Girlfriend Catherine

Favourite Food:

BEEF! Steak, roast, burgers, stew… it’s all good! Mmmmm

Favourite Music:

Anything but Pop! Love a bit of alternative rock, and reggae/dub for chilling.

Other Sports:

Mountain bikes, Surfing, Boarding, Fishing, Diving, Running, Jumping, etc, etc…

Other Interests:

Couch Time, Shiny Gadgets, 4WDing

 

Some Life Highlights:

Hiking to Everest Basecamp carrying a 20kg pack, 6 months spent travelling in Central America, becoming a Divemaster, completion of my first marathon in May (I hope!)

Likes:

Apart from Beef? Beer, motors, rugby; When good things happen to good people; The mythical perfect line – whether you’re riding a board or a bike, when you make a turn that feels spot on, it’s the biggest buzz I know; Being at the beach drinking beer with my best mates; Schnoogles with my loverly girlfriend (ohhhhh, she’s behind me as write this!!!).

Dislikes:

Dishonesty, greed, the usual; When people start the toilet paper with the sheets running down the back of the roll, instead of the front!!!! Grrrrrr!!!!!

 

Dan on Jody:

Having seen Jody attempting to ride a mountain bike (and getting it horribly wrong over the handlebars), I’m really looking forward to seeing him hit the sand dunes! Still, it’s reassuring to know that if the worst happens and we get stranded somewhere, I can watch the bikes while the ultra-athlete runs for help! I really couldn’t hope for a better mate to travel with.

 

 

Jody Forrester

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Age:

29 (at time of trip)

Hometown:

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Living:

Johannesburg, South Africa

Years Riding:

4 years (6 years break while in the UK)

Bikes:

2007 KTM 640 Adventure (Ernie), 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 750 (Susy), Yamaha TW 250 (Nemisis)

For a Crust:

Management Consultant (Supply Chain)

 

Special Someone:

My special goose, Nicola

Favourite Food:

Milk, cottage pie, muesli rusks, lamb shank….all readily available in Africa!?

Favourite Music:

My mates call it ‘angry yout’ music’ – but they are all die hard Ronan fans!

Other Sports:

Snowboarding, mountain biking, ultra-running, golf, fly-fishing, etc etc

Other Interests:

Electronic gadgets, Extreme TV, wildlife, thinking up business idea’s that never happen, watching the US dig a deeper hole!

 

Some Life Highlights:

Hiking to Everest Basecamp carrying a 20kg pack, running the 100km Mongolia utra-trail race, completing 4 ultra-marathons in 5 months in 2006, having a wonderful family (including a sister who flies Boeing’s!)

Likes:

With Dan on this one - Beer, motors, rugby; When a person takes pure joy from someone else’s happiness/good fortune; An African smile that stretches from ear to ear; an unridden snow piste on a crisp French winter morning; The ability of the human brain to push its body through pain barriers; and most importantly MILK!

Dislikes:

Cultural intolerance; big dogs; bee’s; and people that leave the protective cellophane on watches/remotes/mobiles!

 

Jody on Dan:

After riding a Vespa in London for 2 years I know Dan will be a master at dodging goats in Marrakech, but given that you can do a lap of NZ in 4 hours will he have the patience to survive deepest darkest Africa!? Dan’s mechanical know-how and good natured soul (which I tested on numerous occasions on our way to Base Camp!) make him the perfect travelling buddy!

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