Charley Boorman and Ross Noble are on a motorcycle adventure tour from Cape Town To Victoria Falls with Motoaventures. This episode covers the South African leg of the trip.
At 10:55am I let out my first whimper, it was low and quiet enough that no one else in my riding group could hear. Whipping the thin, light, dust out of my eyes I realized we had only been riding for about one hour, and it was only the first day. Expectations and confidence were already shattered; this was going to be an intense BMW Enduro two-day training course.
While the Yamaha’s Fazer family has been a European mainstay since 1998, it’s still relatively new in Canada. For 2011 Yamaha has delivered the FZ8, a bike that owes much to its bigger and more brutish sibling the FZ1, and surprisingly little to the defunct FZ6. That positions the bike to be novice and intermediate rider friendly, so it needs to be both frisky (or even occasionally ferocious) and friendly all at once.
Joe & Flora finish their Albertan visit at the Ukranian cultural village. Then it’s time to ride through Saskatchewan and it’s vast spaces. From there they visit Flin Flon Manitoba, and onward north to Thompson. Boasting painted wolves and an amazing nickel mine, Thompson entertains and educates the traveling duo.