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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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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE FISHERMAN’S RESTAURANT, MAIN ROAD, KOMMETJIE ON SUNDAY 6 AUGUST 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
This morning the skies cleared and upon arrival at Damelin there was already a large group of members and their guests/ visitors. 08h30 ticked by and I gave the route briefing and as there was no rush to depart as the restaurant was opening at 10h00 for the riders. They normally only open at 11h00 in the Winter season. I phoned the Social Secretary as she was going by car direct to the restaurant to give her the number of people ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE OCEAN BLUE RESTAURANT, VICTORIA ROAD, CAMPS BAY ON SUNDAY 16 JULY 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
On this Sunday morning it was raining at 04h00 until about 06h00, and I thought that it was going to rain on the ride. When I woke up I looked out the window and saw that the clouds were breaking up and disappearing and the sky was clearing. Upon arrival at Damelin there was only the Chairman and Vice Chairman waiting for the rest of the members to arrive. Shortly afterwards a few more members arrived. I gave my briefing on the ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE STOEP CAFé, HARBOUR ROAD, KLEINMOND ON 2 JULY 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Sunday morning dawned bright and very cold. It was off to Damelin in Mowbray to see who had braved the fresh Winter morning. Once at Damelin a briefing was given to the route and off we set. The ride left Damelin and turned onto the N2 and stayed on the N2 all the way through Somerset West, having to stop at the petrol station just past Somerset West for Michael Meiring to put in petrol as he had misjudged when he ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE SIMONDIUM COUNTRY LODGE ON 18 JUNE 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Up early this very cool winter morning with no rain and a promise of sunshine for the day. Arriving at Damelin there was already a bigger group of members compared to two weeks ago. Once all the regulars had arrived it was time to brief the members on the route. Having done the aforementioned we set off onto the N2, left onto the M5 and over the Koeberg Junction onto the N1. Once again very little traffic and it was into the right ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT, CLUB MYKONOS, LANGEBAAN ON 4 JUNE 2017 BY – IAN SINCLAIR
The morning was bright and sunny with a definite cold bite in the air. Arriving at Damelin, Robbie Geugis was already there, with Gerhardus Keuler and John Lee arriving shortly afterwards. A very short briefing as to the route and off we set onto the N2, M5 and over Koeberg Junction and onto the N1. Taking the service road of the N1 past Century City and turning onto the N7. All the way until the turnoff to Melkbosstrand and then down to the ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE SWARTLAND FISHERIES & CAFE, MALMESBURY ON 21 MAY 2017 BY – IAN SINCLAIR
The morning started off with cool temperatures and a light cloud cover, very high in the sky. Off to Mowbray first to refuel at the service station in Durban Road then round the corner to Damelin to meet up with the rest of the riders of the day. After greeting everybody it was then time to brief everybody on the route. The route went from Damelin right onto the N2, turning left onto the M5, over the new flyover at Koeberg Interchange onto ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE BLOEMHOF RESTAURANT, OAKDALE, BELLVILLE ON 7 MAY 2017 BY – IAN SINCLAIR
The day started off being cloudy, cool and threatening to rain, which it had done during the night. Whilst riding on the N1 towards the M5, looked at the mountain and saw a dark ominous cloud which could have meant rain. Fortunately as I got closer to the M5, I could actually see through this cloud and realised that it was only a mist cloud and I knew that the sun would burn it off. Upon arrival at Damelin, there were already ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO DE KELDER RESTAURANT, PLATTEKLOOF ON 23 APRIL 2017 BY – CAROLE HORN
It was a lovely start to the day, we had a great turn out including lots of visitors, on and off bikes. We met bright and early at Damelin as usual. We took the Liesbeek Park way turn off onto the M5 toward Muizenberg way. We went past a lot of new places that I had never see before i.e.: Lavender Hill - yes, we have all heard of it, but who knew where it was? I now know. We went along the ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE SILVER SPUR, BELLVILLE ON SUNDAY, 2 APRIL 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
This Sunday greeted us with a cool North Westerly wind blowing and cloudy skies, but never fear the rain suits have been packed in the bike for months already, just to keep the rain away on the first and third Sundays of each month. Mandy and I arrived at Damelin at 07h35 to an empty parking area, but as we stopped and parked the bike, Alistair and Carole rode past to turn at the traffic lights and join us at Damelin. Thereafter ...

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REPORT ON THE CHAIRMAN’S CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE BLOWFISH RESTAURANT, DOLPHIN BEACH HOTEL, TABLE VIEW ON SUNDAY, 5 MARCH 2017 BY – IAN SINCLAIR
This Sunday morning dawned with bright sunshine and clear blue skies. Mandy and I set off earlier than usual wanting to refuel in Mowbray. Upon arrival at Damelin at 07h33, we were the first there and started to wonder if we had the right date and day. Five minutes later Simon Jefferies arrived and the day was saved as more and more members started to arrive at Damelin. At 08h00 Alistair briefed us on the route to the breakfast venue at the ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE HOLLOW TREE RESTAURANT, BELLVILLE ON 19 FEBRUARY 2017 BY – CAROLE HORN
It started out as a lovely Sunday morning. It was a little windy out in the Northern suburbs way and we were a little worried but there was no wind at our meeting point. It turned out we had 8 bikes. And we were off........ We left Damelin went right onto Liesbeek Park Way onto the M5. We were having a nice ride until a "crazy lady" in a Silver/Grey Polo squeezed between the Club Captain and Glen. Glen had to slam ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO ON THE EDGE RESTAURANT, BETTY’S BAY ON 5 FEBRUARY 2017 – BY CAROLE HORN
It looked like the perfect day for a lovely breakfast ride. We arrived at Damelin and the only person there was Kevin. We thought we were either early or no-one was coming. LOL After a little while we had company and all were in good spirits and eager for a nice ride. The route we took was from Damelin onto the N2. We travelled on the N2 all the way until the bottom of the pass and turned right to Gordon’s Bay. The traffic on ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE PLEASANT PHEASANT RESTAURANT, RIEBEEK KASTEEL ON 15 JANUARY 2017 – BY IAN SINCLAIR (Retired Traffic Officer)
Sunday morning dawned a little cooler than the previous days of the preceding week. Upon arrival at Damelin there were 3 members already there. As the minutes ticked by so more and more members arrived. Alistair Horn, our new co-opted Club Captain briefed us on the route and off we set. Leaving Damelin the ride turned onto the N2, then left onto the M5, over the new flyover bridge at Koeberg Interchange onto the N1. Here Sean Anderson upon joining the N1 overtook ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S INCENTIVE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE OLIVE TERRACE, TULBAGH HOTEL, TULBAGH ON 18 DECEMBER 2016 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Sunday morning was bright and warm. Arriving at Damelin, Mowbray, there were already a couple of members eagerly awaiting the arrival of more members. Also there was Anton and Lee-Ann from Langebaan. After the general banter about bikes, weather and anything else, Luderick called everyone together and briefed us on the route and informed us that Alistair would be leading the ride. Alistair said something along the lines of ‘if everybody followed him and he got lost, he could not get ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE THIRTY ATE EATERY, GRAND DADDY HOTEL, CAPE TOWN ON 6 NOVEMBER 2016 – BY JEAN POTGIETER
With not so good weather looming, Krog called everyone together and explained the route for the morning. At 08h10 he led the group down the N1, onto M5, N1, R304 Klipheuwel/Stellenbosch offramp. Left towards Malmesbury. At 4-way stop left onto R312 past Fizantekraal to T-junction. Left onto R302 through Durbanville and right into Main Street. Left at circle onto M48. Right at the next circle towards Melkbos. We spent about 10 seconds at the stop/go and then left again towards ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S RIDE TO THE SWARTLAND FISHERIES AND CAFE, MALMESBURY ON 4 SEPTEMBER 2016 – BY JEAN POTGIETER
Sunday morning arrived full of promise of a great wind free and sunny day and when we arrived at Damelin we found that Pietie just pipped us to the post. More members and visitors arrived and when Krog called everyone together for his pep talk we had a noisy and vibrant crowd ready for the ride. The route took us onto the N2, Nelson Mandela Blvd, Hertzog Blvd, right on Christiaan Barnard Road, right on N1, Paarden Eiland off-ramp, Marine Drive ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO ELLIE’S DELI, CROFTERS VALLEY, NOORDHOEK ON 7 AUGUST 2016 – BY JEAN POTGIETER
Sunday morning arrived cloudy but windless and we arrived at Damelin with just Kevin beating us to the meeting place. We stood chatting for a while as more Nomads started tricked in. Glen arrived and for a moment we thought we had a new kid on the block with Christina sporting a brand new short hairstyle. That was really brave girl! At 08h30 Krog called everyone together and explained the route to the venue. Kevin volunteered as Tail-end Charlie and off ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE RIDE IN CAFE, ARKELSHOEK FARM, STELLENBOSCH ON 17 JULY 2016 – BY JEAN POTGIETER
Sunday morning arrived sporting some high clouds and should not be that cold - or so I wished. But we all know, wishes do not always come true. We arrived at Damelin to find Mike, Sean, Rod and his friends Carol and Steve already waiting. Robert and Wesley arrived soon afterwards, More Nomads filtered in and at 08h30 Krog called all together to explain the route for the day. Ian and Haley arrived a tad late and stayed on their bikes ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO SOUTHEY’S BISTRO, SOMERSET WEST ON 3 JULY 2016 – BY JEAN POTGIETER
Sunday morning arrived with the promise of a beautiful winters day but first I had to cope with getting my feet to move and find the floor so that I could get ready for the ride. In my mind was this silent plea "Todds, where are you?" But no lucky break this time and I had to make my way onto the tiny little plank Krog calls the pillion seat. After filling up with petrol, we arrived at Damelin where early ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE SIMONDIUM COUNTRY CLUB, PAARL ON 19 JUNE 2016 – BY JEAN POTGIETER
My beady eyes have been glued to the weather forecast the whole week but it would not change. 100% forecast for rain on Sunday. Now, don't get me wrong. I love the rain and we need plenty of it, but on the other hand it would have been great to have some sunshine on the ride. Well, Sunday morning arrived windy and wet and I kept pulling the duvet over my head just thinking about the cold outside. And then a ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S OFF ROAD RIDE AND SLEEPOVER – BULSHOEKDAM RESORT, CLANWILLIAM ON THE 4th & 5th JUNE 2016 – BY JEAN POTGIETER
After anxiously watching the weather forecast for almost a month, a very chilly Saturday morning arrived but at least the weather was clear. It was a happy, warmly wrapped crowd that gathered at the filling station having some muffins and hot coffee which the guys at Masekane so graciously provided. Thank you guys, much appreciated. At about 9h00 Krog called everyone together and explained the route. We were to procede on the N7 at own pace to meet at the Spur in Winkelhoek ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE SIMON’S TOWN COUNTRY CLUB ON 15 MAY 2016 – BY JEAN POTGIETER
Yes, I have been watching the weather forecast with a beady eye and this morning it was very clear that News24 got it very wrong as they have been showing rain for today all week. Not a cloud in the sky, not a bit of wind blowing, so apart from being pretty chilly, perfect weather for bike riding. Mark P, Luderick, Helewese and Lee were already at Damelin when we arrived and soon more Nomads and visitors followed. Just before 8h30 ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S BREAKFAST RIDE TO KALFI’S RESTAURANT, FRANSCHHOEK ON 17 APRIL 2016 – BY JEAN POTGIETER
When we woke up this morning the sky was solidly covered with some funny looking clouds, but the weatherman said "no rain" so we took him at his word and did not include rain suits. We arrived at Damelin well before the time and was shortly joined by Francois and Salomien on their first ride with Nomads. Robert was next to arrive and then there was a whole crowd so I lost count of who was who. On eight Krog did the ...

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