LEBOHANG Machakela is passionate about his biking hobby.
Said the biker from Trimpark in Potchefstroom, North West: “My wife supports my sport.
“Although she’s afraid to ride, she keeps reminding me not to speed.”
Nicknamed Calman, his riding name describes a specific species of crocodile which is aggressive toward its prey.
Explained Calman, who rides a Suzuki Boulevard: “These crocodiles are quiet. They sit in the water and don’t speed to attack, I’m not speedy on my bike.”
Q: When did you buy your bike?
Q: When did you start riding?
Q: What’s its nickname?
A: Have not thought of any nickname yet.
Q: Is it your first bike?
A: No. I previously owned a Yahama and Honda.
Q: Would you allow anyone to ride your Boulevard?
A: Only my nephew, Donald, a seasoned rider in his own right, is allowed to ride my bike.
Q: Do you belong to a bike club?
A: Yes, Batsumi MC and consists of law-abiding riders.
Q: Are you a safe rider?
A: Yes, I’m always disciplined and don’t speed. In our club we haven’t experienced any fatalities because not speeding is our gospel.
Q: What’s your dream bike?
A: Harley Davidson.
Q: What’s special about your riding jacket?
A: It’s a reflection of my commitment to being a proud member to my club, who understands our roles and responsibilities.