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Mfana Jere wants to enjoy the road on a cruiser. Photo by Phineas Khoza  ~ 

THIS uncle was surprised when his nephew taught him a few new things.

Mfana Jere from Zwelisha in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, said he is forever thankful to his nephew who introduced him to biking eight years ago.

“He is crazy about bikes and that rubbed off on me too.”

Mfana rides a Suzuki GSX R1000.

Q: When did you buy it?

A: I bought it in 2010 but I still have my first bike, a Suzuki 150cc.

Q: When did you start riding?

A: I started in 2008. It was scary. You know when you start learning something new, you make mistakes and you learn by making mistakes – and that was me.

Q: Why do you love your bike?

A: My bike is unique and special, just like me. I call it Green Mamba because of its colour.

When I am on the road I always feel great. It’s like being in heaven.

Q: How many fines do you have?

A: None. I hate getting fines which is why I ride safely.

Q: Do you have a licence?

A: Yes, I am licensed.

Q: How often do you ride?

A: I only have time to ride during weekends.

Q: How far have you travelled on your bike?

A: I’ve been to Bloemfontein, Mozambique and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.

Q: Tell us about your outfit?

A: My outfit is my armour. It’s protective and I don’t ride without it.

Q: Do you belong to a club?

A: Not yet but I’m joining a club soon.

Q: Tell us about your future bike?

A: I am tired of superbikes. I want to enjoy the road on a cruiser but I haven’t decided which one to buy yet.

Q: What’s wrong on Mzansi roads?

A: Bikers must obey the rules of the road and respect pedestrians, but it goes both ways. Motorists must respect pedestrians too.

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