Dec 13, 2019
Adventurer Quincy Lee
From Cairo to Capetown by Bicycle

We have heard the stories of some extreme athletes at Rotary, but this one takes the cake!

Join us today for the first-hand account of an amazing and daring adventure by PVHS alumnus Quincy Lee.  It is the story of a six-month Africa adventure on two wheels.

Quincy Lee will share the highlights of a 7,500-mile journey from Egypt to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. The spectacular ride featured all types of the harshest and wild weather imaginable and some even wilder animals.  Today a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, Quincy and two college friends flew to Africa to begin “186 days of physical endurance, mental roadblocks and iconic destinations.”  Exploiting the notoriety of such an imaginative expedition, the three “Locos Ciclos,” (crazy cyclists) raised money for the charity World Bicycle Relief. “The organization coincides with the group’s belief in the power of a bicycle. The power of a donated bicycle to change a child’s life,” Quincy explains. 

Wasn't he just a little concerned about the risk?  Quncy answers, “I was 23 when I flew to Cairo, Egypt and turned 24 on the road, and I’m 24 now! We were confronted by everything from hostile farmers to hostile elephants.  Danger is when the risk outweighs the preparation.  Although the risk of incidents from and interactions with the weather, the animals and the people led to  some of the wildest moments of my life, our group was able to remain relatively safe!”

Quincy is the son of a past program speaker Nate Lee who, together with fhis business partner Mike Grimshawj, entertained us last June with an interactive improvisational exercise used in organizational team-building.    

The introduction will be made by Greg O’Brien.  Bring a guest.  In fact, bring two!!