With the beginning of November comes the fun of Moustaches, and this year Harley Davidson added a great twist by hosting the Snors for a Cause Motorcade 2014 a 60 km ride in support of men's health and the fight against cancer. Buffs were sold to raise funds and donated to-More balls than most, with purchasers also being entered into a competition to win a gorgeous, new Harley Davidson Street 750.
On the 1st November, I was invited by my good friends at Café Cruze to join in the fun. Their motto is to 'Make friends', and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting many new people, while indulging in a cup of their great coffee.
Now, I’ve never ridden on a bike before and was privileged to ride with Marius Jansen,one of the safety marshals, on his Harley. Even though I found myself both extremely nervous and excited throughout the journey, it was an awesome experience. The pure, powerful acceleration and famous purr of the bike made my heart race,
and I can now fully understand the addiction that comes with owning and riding a Harley.
The camaraderie, passion, exhilaration and pride involved in being a Harley owner are also definitely enticing.
The Snors for a Cause Motorcade 2014, which attracted around 200 big-hearted bikers, kicked off from Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, in Pretoria. From there, they cruised to the Open Window in Centurion, then south on Old Johannesburg Road past the Voortrekker Monument, through Brooklyn and under the iconic jacaranda trees, to finally finish at the new Harley Davidson dealership in Pretoria East, on Lynnwood Road.
The trip was incredible, and the traffic officials did an excellent job at setting the pace of the group and controlling the flow of traffic. With so many riders, safety was the primary focus, but awareness through numbers and banners about the #rideforhealth was definitely achieved.
This was an amazing event, with smiles all around. However, most of the smiles (including mine) were hidden by helmets!
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