Scooter AddictsOrganization in Cape Town, Western Cape
Reminder to any of my friends who have not yet watched my Holman prize application pitch video and given it a thumbs up. Please please do. You must select the t...humbs up or like function on the actual You Tube clip for your vote for me to count, not just like this post on Facebook. So, what are you waiting for? Also please share far and wide. I am the only South African in the running to win this grant. Actually the only African full stop. Please help me make my goal easier to achieve. My expedition next year is going to cost a lot of money and then there is still the costs of editing, proofreading and typesetting of the book about this, my next journey. The prize money would certainly go a far way to making the trip and the publishing of the story a bigger success. So, go and hit the thumbs up and share share share. Thank you all for the support. https://youtu.be/sHawkUREmtQ #BlindManCan My Multifaceted Mediterranean Mobility Meander 2018
Please support Chris, The Blind Scooter Guy, in his #HolmanPrize application for blind ambition. By watching this 90 second YouTube clip and giving it a 'Thumb's Up' this will help realise his next adventure expedition: My Multifaceted Mediterranean Mobility Meander 2018.
Officially announcing the next adventure for The Blind Scooter Guy - My Multifaceted Mediterranean Mobility Meander 2018. Please support #HolmanPrize for blind ...ambition application by liking this post as well as watching the YouTube clip below and most importantly giving the YouTube video a 'Thumb's Up'. Please also share this video far and wide. Looking forward to showing the world that a #BlindManCan. Thank-you to all my fans and followers for the ongoing support. Much love and respect, Chris. https://youtu.be/sHawkUREmtQ
My TEDx talk video is again starting to get lots of views. Unfortunately, the old video was removed for a small edit by the organizers and the view counter went... back to zero when the video was reloaded. The previous talk video was already watched over 1000 time. The new video is nearing 500. So, it will have been watched over 1500 times in its first month live on YouTube. I hope some of the audience listens and learns that... In a #Accessible world a #BlindManCan do anything a sighted person is able to. Thank you to everyone who has watched, shared and continues to support me. I really appreciate all the love. https://youtu.be/8a9UVmmChug
If anyone would like to get a taste of what Chris is now writing, here is a link to his blog. His personal Facebook page can also be liked if you want updates on stories, articles and book launches. Find it from www.blindscooterguy.com
Some of you may remember back in 2013, a group of four guys rode all the way from Cape Town, South Africa to Dublin, Ireland on little 150cc LML Vespa scooters.... The trip was a publicity stunt for a local children's hospital and paediatric healthcare organisations in Africa. While in the UK, the team were hosted one day by the Ace Cafe. it was a fun and exciting day with much media and meeting many new friends here at the cafe. The team of riders still talk about this day as one of the highlights of their journey.
One of the riders, Chris, who was the original organiser of the expedition, became very ill whilst crossing Africa. He flew home for medical attention before rejoining the team and completing the trip 30,000kms and 20 countries later. The team had no support vehicle by the way. When the guys returned back to South Africa after completing their journey, Chris again became very ill and doctors only managed to diagnose the problem correctly when his eye sight disappeared very suddenly in 2014. Although he survived, he is now totally blind.
Chris embarked on this journey to create a story to write about. He has now become the travel and adventure writer he has always aspired to be, he just never expected to become a blind travel and adventure writer.
Chris recently took to the stage to tell his story at the TEDx Cape Town event. Please watch the Youtube clip below to learn more about Chris, his adventures and how he now manages to survive and still thrive as a blind man in a sight dependent world. The talk is entitled #BlindManCan. It is and interesting and inspirational story that will appeal to all the petrolheads out there.
Chris writes under the catchy name, Blind Scooter Guy. He has a blog with some interesting stories and articles that are also worth a read.
if you want to connect with Chris you can find him on twitter @BlindScooterGuy
On Facebook you may want to go and give his page a like on: https://www.facebook.com/BlindScooterGuy/
#ICYMI Chris recently did a TEDx talk about his Scooter expedition from Cape Town to Dublin and what his life has been like since loosing his eye sight from a virus contracted during the ride. Check it out if you have not as yet. https://youtu.be/8a9UVmmChug
#ICYMI After the legendary Cape Town to Dublin by Scooter expedition, Chris lost his eye sight. Some people may recall that he became ill while crossing Africa and had to fly home for medical help. After the Doctors pumped him full of vitims and a couple courses of antibiotics, he rejoined the guys and got to complete the ride to Dublin. Ironically, Chris, with having to ride south in Europe to meet the team, ended up riding more kilometers than the others. Unfortunately, aft...er returning home, his health went from bad to worse. It ws only in June of 2014, when his eye sight dissappeared, that the medical staff correctly diagnosed the problem. Although the doctors managed to save his life, he was left blind. His book about the scooter safari and his sight loss story is been edited as this post is made. It will be available to purchase next year, finally. Chris shared his story on the TEDx stage a few weeks ago where he became the first blind man to present in the region. Here is the link to the video for the talk on YouTube. Check it out and please share if you remember him and the story of the scootering expedition. Thanks... https://youtu.be/8a9UVmmChug
Chris Venter's (aka Blind Scooter Guy) recent TEDxCapeTown talk about his journey after the epic Cape Town to Dublin by Scooter adventure in 2013. Take a look - we hope you enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngjgHtV8Ohw&t=6s
How cool is this. I think these year books are destined to become highly collectible in the future.
Ace Cafe Year Book Special....
Ace Cafe London is at the heart of defining a culture that is based on a ethos, with a rich heritage, born of the street
This glorious 132 page, copiously illustrated, gloss finished and perfect-bound bookazine celebrates all that is identified with the worldwide appeal of Britain’s most historic roadside cafe, the meeting place that is a destination!
From high-speed thrills to the birth of an entire culture, the Ace Cafe Yearbook takes us from the ton-up boys getting their speed kicks on the road, the Mods versus Rockers, right through to the present day with the people and machines that are the Ace today. It’s a must read for all!
Available at the cafe or on-line web shop
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How cool is this. Another blind scooter guy...
Check this cool video out. It is a short look at my friend Dan Parker's Quest for the Salt. He is a world leader in drag racing that lost his sight a few years ...ago after a terrible accident during a trial. He got up and pulled himself together to become the first blind man to race on the Bonnieville salt flats, unassisted... Yes, solo. He uses a cool navigation system that he and his team made. He also builds most of his cars, bikes and scooters himself. Insprational stuff from a fellow sightless adventurer and another Blind Scooter Guy of sorts. https://youtu.be/EDwtYhvXlIE
Best spot in Paris to get your bike or scooter sorted and perfect for European summer riding. Check it out and support these are good people.
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them... Quote used by friend of the Scooter Addicts, Sam Manicom, in his book 'Into Africa'... Chris has just finished this book and highly recommends it for anyone interested in travel, adventure and bikes, or even if you just want an excellent and addictive read. Feel inspired! Adventure Motorcycle Travel Books by Sam Manicom http://www.audible.com.au/…/Into-Africa-Audiobook/B00FLR2CEE
Cool and interesting article p.s. that was Chris on the radio