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Club Rides

REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE FRANSCHHOEK`S STATION PUB AND GRILL RESTAURANT, MAIN ROAD, FRANSCHHOEK ON SUNDAY, 18TH NOVEMBER 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
The third Sunday of the Month means it is a Nomad`s ride, so it was up early to get ready to lead the ride to another breakfast venue. Off to Damelin to meet the other members, who were waiting to ride with fellow members and motorcyclists. At 08h00 I briefed the riders on the venue and the route that we were going to take. Putting on helmets and gloves and finishing the general chatter, which just delays the start of the ride, ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB RIDE TO THE DU KLOOF RESTAURANT, DU TOIT`S KLOOF LODGE/TROUT FARM ON SUNDAY, 4TH NOVEMBER 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
The first Sunday of the Month it was up early as usual as there was a ride to attend/lead. The weather was looking a bit dicey with a North Westerly wind blowing and threatening rain. Off to Damelin to meet up with the members who had also got up early to attend today`s ride. At 08h00 I briefed the riders on the venue and the route that we were going to take. A quick phone call to the restaurant to give ...

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REPORT ON THE BRING & BRAAI RIDE TO THE SOETWATER RESORT, KOMMETJIE ON SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
The departure time for this ride was for 10h00 from Damelin. At 07h45 Sue Hair had telephoned to say that the wind was blowing extremely hard and that they would ride through to Soetwater to see what the conditions were like. Shortly thereafter Sue phoned back and said that Soetwater was definitely out and to cancel the braai. The Chairman was contacted, and he put a message on facebook to say that the ride was still on and would still ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE MARESOL RESTAURANT, VICTORIA AND ALFRED WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN ON SUNDAY, 7TH OCTOBER 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Once again, the weather was perfect for riding our motorcycles. Bright blue skies and lots of sunshine and no wind. This ride was one week after the Springbok Rally as there was a very poor turnout or certain members did not realize that there was a club ride on the first Sunday of the month. This being the first ride after the Springbok Rally, the Summer departure time for our rides is now at 08h00. Shortly after 08h00 I briefed the ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB RIDE ACCOMPANIED BY CHILDREN FROM THE MARSH MEMORIAL HOME ON SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Waking up on this Sunday, the weather was perfect for riding. Bright blue skies, warm yellow sunshine and no wind. So, it was off to Damelin to meet up with the other members and three [3] visitors who had volunteered to assist the club with the orphan ride. Thank you to Pierre Wubbeling for obtaining these three extra bikes/riders. Certain members had put their names on the riders list and then they failed to arrive on the day. I also ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE BLOEMHOF RESTAURANT, BLOEMHOF ROAD, BELLVILLE ON 2 SEPTEMBER 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Sunday morning was cloudy, cold and there was the possibility of rain at any moment. This was the complete opposite to the day before, which had bright warm sunshine. Be whatever the weather was, there was a club ride to attend. So off to Damelin to see who was brave enough to ride in the unpredictable weather. Arriving at Damelin, Kevin and Konrad were on their bikes and Val and Barrett were in their car as Barrett was recovering from Bronchitis ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE MUGG & BEAN RESTAURANT, BAYSIDE MALL, TABLE VIEW ON SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
This Sunday the weather was cool, what with it being August and our Winter season it was not surprising. Dressing warmly, it was off to Damelin to see who was brave enough to ride in the cold. At 08h30 I called everybody closer to brief them on the restaurant and the route and then it was helmets and gloves on and start up the motorcycles and to move off on our ride. The route consisted of turning left out of Damelin, left ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO A MYSTERY VENUE ON SUNDAY 15 JULY 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
We woke up to a brilliant sunny clear blue skies morning, with no signs of rain anywhere near Cape Town. So, it was off to Damelin College in Mowbray. Mandy and I were the first people to get to Damelin. Soon other members started to arrive and the numbers going on the ride started to climb. Ivy Matthews arrived on her new KTM 1050cc with her husband in tow on his very dirty KTM 1190cc. Then John and Heather van der Spuy ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO KALFI’S RESTAURANT, FRANSCHHOEK ON SUNDAY 1 JULY 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
The whole week before this ride I was getting weather updates from Mandy. It stated that on Sunday it was going to rain from 76% up to 78%. Waking up on Sunday morning, the wind was blowing and there were very heavy and dark clouds in the sky. Having dressed warmly it was off to Damelin, only to find an empty parking area. By 08h30, we were still the only ones there. Mike and Jenny had phoned me during the ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT, HARBOUR ROAD, KLEINMOND ON SUNDAY 17 JUNE 2018 (FATHER’S DAY) – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Once again, the wind was blowing a North Westerly, which is an indication that there was rain on the way to Cape Town. Fortunately for us going on the ride it was not raining as yet. Off to Damelin to see who was getting up to ride on Father`s Day. Upon arrival at Damelin, there were already a few members waiting to go riding. Slowly more members arrived, and it was time to brief everybody on the restaurant and the route. ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE BEACHCOMBERS BISTRO, FISH HOEK ON SUNDAY 3 JUNE 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Once the rain storm had subsided on the Friday morning, the weather cleared very nicely for the Sunday ride. So, it was off to Damelin to see who had survived the rain storm from the Friday. Upon arrival at Damelin, there were a few bikes waiting for the ride to start. Once having greeted everybody and briefed them on the restaurant and the route, we set off. The route comprised of riding onto the N2 and then onto the M3, the old ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE BOSSA NOVA GOOD TIME RESTAURANT, PAARL, ON SUNDAY 20 MAY 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Once again Sunday was bright and sunny. It was off to Damelin to meet up with the people who were going to ride this morning, considering that the club had had its Annual Dinner dance/prize giving the night before. There were quite a few riders waiting at Damelin upon our arrival. Once again it was time to brief the riders about the restaurant and the route. We all put on our helmets and gloves and started our bikes and off we ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE BOTRIVER HOTEL ON SUNDAY 5 MAY 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Sunday morning was bright and sunny. Up early and get ready to ride. Off to Damelin to see who was ready to ride this morning? Once at Damelin and greetings were done with, it was time to brief everybody on the restaurant and the route. We left Damelin and turned right onto the N2, once again the back half of the ride got caught at the traffic lights under the N2, so it was a slow ride until the rear bikes ...

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REPORT ON THE RIDE TO THE SWARTLAND VISSERY, BOKOMO ROAD, MALMESBURY ON SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
A fantastic Autumn day for riding our bikes. Clear blue skies, warm sunshine, unfortunately no sign of rain. Soon it was time to leave for Mowbray to meet up with the other members who were going on the ride this morning. Upon arrival at Damelin, there were already quite a few members eagerly waiting for the ride to start. As this ride was only departing at 08h30, our Winter start time, there was no rush as to give Swartland Vissery time ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE GREEN FOUNTAIN RESTAURANT, 38 GORDON’S BAY DRIVE, STRAND ON SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2018 [EASTER SUNDAY] – BY IAN SINCLAIR
A lovely Autumn morning to ride our bikes on the long weekend, with Monday being a public holiday. At Damelin we stood around chatting and at 08h00 I called the riders closer to brief them on the route and the venue. As the restaurant only opened at 09h00 there was no rush to depart from Damelin. I phoned the restaurant/events coordinator and gave her the number of people that would be having breakfast. We departed Damelin at about 08h15 and turned ...

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REPORT ON THE AFTERNOON RIDE TO THE THIRSTY OYSTER RESTAURANT, OLD HARBOUR, BEACH ROAD, GORDON’S BAY ON SUNDAY 4 MARCH 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
This ride was a sunset ride only departing Damelin at 16h30. Arriving at Damelin and briefing the members on the restaurant, it was decided to go direct to Gordons Bay. Shortly after 16h30 we departed from Damelin and proceeded onto the N2 and stayed on the N2 all the way to the last set of traffic lights at the bottom of Sir Lowry`s Pass. We then turned right into Sir Lowry`s Pass road. At the end of Sir Lowry`s Pass road, ...

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REPORT ON THE CHAIRMAN’S CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE OCEAN BLUE RESTAURANT, VICTORIA ROAD, CAMPS BAY ON 18th FEBRUARY 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Sunday morning was cool, with no sign of rain, which suited us just fine. It was off to Damelin in Mowbray to meet up with our fellow club members. At 08h00 I called the riders closer to brief them on the route and the venue, then it was helmets and gloves on and I contacted the restaurant to give them the number of people that would be attending. Leaving Damelin the ride turned left onto the N2 and taking the left off ramp ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB RIDE TO VIA’S DELI & STAY, 33 MAIN RD, GREYTON ON SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Sunday dawned bright and sunny and it was off to Damelin normal time as this ride was going to be leaving at 09h00 and I needed to inform early arrivals that the departure time was only at 08h00 and also that the end venue had changed. Originally the ride was meant to go to Shunting shed, Botriver, unfortunately for them they cancelled on Saturday afternoon. Their loss. Kevin Farrow was the first to arrive at 08h30, John Lee arrived shortly thereafter. ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB RIDE TO BERTHA`S RESTAURANT, WHARF STREET, SIMONSTOWN ON SUNDAY 21 JANUARY 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Waking up to an overcast, cloudy, and cool day it was off to Damelin to see who was prepared to ride in the unpredictable weather. Arriving at Damelin the mist had cleared, and it was soon time to brief the members on the route and the restaurant for our breakfast. Leaving Damelin we turned left onto the N2 and again left onto the M3, staying in the right lane as we were going to turn right into Rhodes Avenue towards Kirstenbosch ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB RIDE TO THE BRIG’S BARN RESTAURANT, DARLING ON SUNDAY 7 JANUARY 2018 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
It started to rain on Saturday evening, which everyone is thankful for, despite the fact that there was a ride on Sunday morning. Sunday morning was cloudy/overcast with very damp road surfaces. So, it was off to Damelin, Mowbray to meet up with the members that are not fair weather riders. Upon arrival at Damelin, there were already a couple of members waiting. Just before 8 o` clock, Mandy asked for her rain pants and John van der Spuy was seen to ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB CAPTAIN’S INCENTIVE RIDE TO THE RIEBEEK WEST HOTEL ON SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
This morning the sun was shining and the “good” old Cape Doctor was blowing much better. Never fear, the Nomad`s club had a ride to attend. There were 11 members who had qualified for the club captain`s incentive breakfast. These members had attended more than 60% of the year`s rides. Time to get dressed and refuel the bike and off to Damelin to await the arrival of the members. Upon arrival at Damelin, Kevin Farrow, Sean Anderson and a friend were ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE FRANSCHHOEK STATION PUB & GRILL ON SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
The morning dawned bright and clear. Time to get ready to get dressed and refuel the bike and off to Damelin to meet up with the members who were going on this morning`s ride. On arrival at Damelin there were already a couple of members waiting for the rest of the riders to arrive. At 08h00 I gave the riders a briefing on the restaurant that we were going to and the route that was to be taken. Helmets were put on, ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE ELGIN/GRABOUW COUNTRY CLUB ON SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Waking up on Sunday morning, one knew that we were in Cape Town as the “good old “Cape Doctor was blowing up a gale, not that a bit of wind would put our dedicated members off from riding on a scheduled Nomad`s ride. Arriving at Damelin, there was Bill and Barbara and Glen eagerly waiting to ride. Slowly more members arrived bringing along a couple of visitors. The minutes ticked by and at 08h00, I called the riders closer and gave the ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE ONS HUISIE RESTAURANT, BLOUBERGSTRAND ON SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
The whole week the weather forecast for this particular Sunday it was going to rain. Time to get up an hour earlier as this would be the Summer starting time of 08h00. With the inclement weather there were already quite a few members at Damelin. Time for the pre-ride briefing at 08h00 as it was starting to rain. Once the briefing was done, we set off. The route comprised of turning onto the N2 and then onto the M5 and over Koeberg Interchange, onto ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE GOODWOOD SPORTS CLUB, MILTON ROAD, GOODWOOD ON SUNDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Sunday dawned as a bright Spring Day. This was going to be a short ride as we had to cater for the members to save their money for the Springbok Rally at the end of the month. Upon arrival at Damelin there were already a few members waiting to ride their bikes. Once the briefing on the route and restaurant was over, we departed for Goodwood at 08h30, the last time for the year on Winter starting time. The route was into ...

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