Day 2: Kim­ber­ley to Bloem­fontein — 16 April

We had a good night’s rest at the Bik­ers Church in Kim­ber­ley. Thank you to Flip Kuhn and for host­ing us for the sec­ond year of the Chutz­pah jour­ney with Dave Barr. We started off a bit later than planned but soon we were on our way to Bloemfontein.

Photos by Mary-Ann Palmer

The church com­mu­nity was very warm, wel­com­ing and sup­port­ive. Fires were blaz­ing into a warm winter’s braai. You can feel the sea­sons are chang­ing, we really felt it in Kim­ber­ley for the first time but it was fresh and we were in great com­pany and happy that we were finally on the road.

Photos by Mary-Ann Palmer

It felt great to be back on the road with mov­ing land­scapes all around us.

Photo by Mary-Ann Palmer

Mark Bowron, one of Dave’s long time friends who joined Dave from Amer­ica for the Chutz­pah Aven­ture gave a lift to a jour­nal­ist from SABC Dig­i­tal News.

Photo by Mary-Ann Palmer

Air­force Von was very enter­tain­ing when­ever we made a stop from danc­ing to play­ing good tunes there was never a dull moment.

Photo Nina Oosthuizen

Bill Lebeda, another one of Dave’s com­pan­ions from Amer­ica said that the drive from the North­ern Cape to the Freestate reminded him of the land­scapes in Texas.

Photo by Nina Oosthuizen

We arrived at Harley David­son in Bloem­fontein with Gert Le Roux and his team who organ­ised a warm wel­come to a meet Dave Barr.

Photo by Mary-Ann Palmer

150 pat­ties of meat was pre­pared on the braai for a ham­burger feast of a dinner.

Photo by Mary-Ann Palmer

Dave gave a pas­sion­ate talk to a sea of lis­ten­ers at Harley David­son Bloemfontein.

Photo by Mary-Ann Palmer

Time for a good night’s rest at the Pro­tea Hotel in Bloem­fontein as tomor­row we will ride our longest stretch of the trip. Next stop, Cape Town.

Ben­e­fi­cia­ries

Cheshire Home South Africa

After more than forty eight years of ser­vice to Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties in South Africa, Cheshire Homes has accu­mu­lated a sub­stan­tial range of resources and ser­vicede­liv­ery pro­grammes, which are care­fully man­aged, in line with a ded­i­cated visio­n­and mis­sion refined in con­sul­ta­tion with Per­sons with Disabilities

Quad Para Asso­ci­a­tion of South Africa

QASA is a co-​ordinating, policy-​making, gov­ern­ing and­sup­port­ing organ­i­sa­tion.
The Asso­ci­a­tion strives to pre­vent spinal cord injury, as well as pro­tect and pro­mote the inter­ests of peo­ple with mobil­ity impair­ments by for­mu­lat­ing a national pol­icy and strat­egy, to develop and ensure the full poten­tial and qual­ity of their lives.

Main Spon­sors

Hoog­land Health Hydro

Hoogland Health Hydro

Hoog­land Health Hydro is a fam­ily owned busi­ness, spe­cial­is­ing in improv­ing phys­i­cal well­be­ing since 1977. Hoog­land prides itself in treat­ing guests as unique indi­vid­u­als and sup­port­ing and improv­ing the body’s own heal­ing abil­i­ties in a com­fort­able, nat­ural envi­ron­ment. Their team of med­ical and well­be­ing pro­fes­sion­als are highly expe­ri­enced and all cel­e­brate the tenac­ity of the human spirit. Few peo­ple embody spirit and tenac­ity as much as Dave Barr.