Who am I?
I used to be known as The Kid, but though no choice of my own, got re-branded to Peachy (apparently due to bruising too easily when the ex- All Black’s physio goes to work on me). I am almost one of the veterans, having only missed a few days of Africa 100, but managed all the other miles since these adventures have been going ahead (whether it be by foot, bike, motorbike or raft).
Why oh why??? Am I going on this trip…
This is a real modern day adventure, which are hard to come by in today’s day to day life for anyone. We’ll have 5 weeks of daily adrenaline, challenges and the unfamiliar. We are a group of 20+ people who know nothing about South America and probably less about motorbikes. So each day will be a first for everyone on who whole trip.
The route and terrain is something so different to our ‘usual’ motorbike trip, which brings its own challenges as it is hard to prepare for what you don’t know (temperature, terrain, locals). To add to the challenge, almost half of the group are brand new to motorbiking. We have tried this before with one or two newbies and it didn’t go that well. So when we have 7 or 8 who will be first timers to bikes or the way we do these ‘Ratcliffe Tours’, it will guarantee we are adventuring into the unknown.
In summary to ‘Why of why am I going on this trip…’ How could I say no!