I had a great interview with Capitalk FM where we explored my journey to the Dakar Safari. Here are a few snippets from the interview, or listen here for more:
Why are you doing this Graeme?
“Pretty good question, and one that many participants have in the late hours, or early mornings as the days tick closer to the starting line.I grew up watching the event on SuperSport, and have been involved in motorcycles for a long time. I grew up on a ranch where riding a motorbike was an easy and enjoyable way to get around. I’m a farm boy, a bush boy – I’ve been a guide in the Zambezi Valley. The bike gave me an means to explore untouched spaces, and remote places – the map reading helped getting out of tricky situations. My upbringing aligned me with this sort of challenge.”
Clearly you are not one for comfort then?
“Mexico and Zimbabwe are pretty similar. The third world countries have great energy which I enjoy. I enjoyed racing in Mexico – uncontrolled, wild spaces. The thrill of taking on an adventure every day, navigating 600 – 700km every day with nothing more than a scrolling paper map, its just you and your mind. ”