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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE BISTRO 14 RESTAURANT, KLEINMOND, SUNDAY, 1ST MARCH 2020 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Once again what a beautiful day to wake up to, with blue skies, bright sunshine and no wind. Off to Damelin after refuelling in Goodwood. Upon arrival at Damelin, John Lee was the only rider eagerly waiting for the ride to start. He was on a borrowed Honda VFR 800. Soon more members arrived and then it was time to brief all the riders on the restaurant and the route. Lodi Cronje had invited his friend Tume Motse on his new ...

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REPORT ON THE CHAIRMAN’S CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST TO THE BLOEMHOF RESTAURANT, OAKDALE, BELLVILLE, ON SUNDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2020 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Upon waking up on this morning only to find that the weather was on a bit of the cool side. So off to Mowbray we set to join up with the rest of the members. Riding along the N1 and looking at the mountain the clouds were a darker shade of black and they were increasing in quantity. At 08h00 I called the riders together and briefed them on the venue and the route. We left Damelin just after 08h05 and ...

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REPORT ON THE LUNCH RIDE TO THE WINKELSHOEK PADSTAL, PIKETBERG, ON SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2020 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
The weather for this Sunday was bright blue skies with very little wind and the temperature starting to climb rapidly. This being a lunch run it was not necessary to get up early as we were only leaving Damelin at 10h30.  So, we had a relaxing breakfast, then it was time to get ready to leave for Mowbray. Arriving at Damelin the members were waiting for our arrival, with the Chairman and his wife arriving shortly after we did. A quick briefing ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE CAFé RESTAURANT, 43 WESLEY ST, STRAND, SUNDAY, 19TH JANUARY 2020 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Upon waking up on Sunday morning, the weather was cloudy, very windy and cool. Off to Damelin to see who was going to brave the elements this day. Arriving at Damelin and looking across into the parking area, there were no bikes there. Once having turned at Durban Road intersection and approaching the parking area, David and Tracey were riding towards the aforementioned intersection. I thought at least there would be four of us on the ride. Soon more members arrived, ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB RIDE TO THE GRILLE SHACK, CLARENS DRIVE, R44, GORDON`S BAY, SUNDAY, 5TH JANUARY 2020 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
After the extreme heat on Saturday, it was a pleasure to wake up on Sunday to cooler weather. Leaving home [Goodwood] it was quite warm and approaching Mowbray and the mountain the weather was a lot cooler. The weather remained cool for the rest of the day. Upon arrival at Damelin, Rob and Nickie and Lodi were already waiting for the rest of the members to arrive. While waiting a different looking BMW arrived with a British Columbia number plate ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB CAPTAIN’S INCENTIVE RIDE TO THE OLIVE TERRACE BISTRO @ THE HERITAGE BOUTIQUE HOTEL, TULBAGH ON SUNDAY, 15TH DECEMBER 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Up early to get ready for the long ride to Tulbagh. Approaching Mowbray, the clouds were getting darker and almost everybody was there already when Mandy and I arrived. Quick greetings all round, with John Lee having to excuse himself from the ride as his bike`s one baffle had popped out and he did not want to cause any damage to any valves. It then started to rain, so it was a very quick briefing on the restaurant and the route. ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE BRIG`S BARN RESTAURANT, VAN DER STEL STREET, DARLING ON SUNDAY, 17TH NOVEMBER 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Waking up on Sunday morning, the wind had died down after it had been blowing gale force the previous day. So, it was time to get ready and set off to Damelin College in Mowbray. Riding through to Mowbray and looking at Table Mountain, which was covered by its tablecloth, which were very dark almost black clouds. The temperature was a bit on the cool side, but we had a ride to go on. Arriving at Damelin, John Lee and ...

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REPORT ON THE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE ELGIN RAILWAY STATION MARKET ON SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Waking up early this Sunday morning the weather was perfect for bike riding. A quick shower, get dressed and setting off to Damelin to meet up with the other members who were looking forward to the upcoming ride. Arriving at Damelin at 07h40, John Lee was already there, and David and Tracey were just ahead of us. Nice of them to grace us with their presence. Soon more members arrived and then it was time to brief the riders on the ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO EAT @ PERDEBERG, VRYGUNS ROAD, WINDMEUL, PAARL ON SUNDAY, 20th OCTOBER 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR.
Once again it was up early to get ready for the ride this morning. Off to Damelin to meet up with the other members who had also got up early to enjoy our beautiful roads in the Western Cape. Upon arrival at Damelin, Konrad was already there with a visitor, Kyle, a friend of Lodi. Soon more members arrived, and it was time to brief the riders on the route and the restaurant. Off we set and despite the small number ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB’S MARSH MEMORIAL HOMES CHILDREN RIDE ON SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
This Sunday the weather was perfect for riding. So, it was off to Damelin to meet with the members who had volunteered their services to spend the day with the children from the Marsh Memorial Home. Approaching Mowbray, I had to go to the Main Road as the off ramp to Liesbeek Parkway was closed due to the Cape Town Marathon taking place along Liesbeek Parkway. Arriving at Damelin everybody was talking about how they had had to find different ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO VIA’S DELI, MAIN STREET, GREYTON ON SUNDAY, 1ST SEPTEMBER 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Sunday morning was cold with clear skies, so it was getting dressed warmly with a short sleeve t shirt and a long sleeve t shirt with a neck buff and long warm socks inside our boots. Arriving at Damelin there were already a few members waiting to get going for the long ride to Greyton. At 08h30 I briefed the riders on the route and the restaurant and then it was putting on of helmets and gloves and starting up our ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO TOEKA STOOR, DOMAINE BRAHMS WINE ESTATE, WELLINGTON ON SUNDAY, 16TH JUNE 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
As this Sunday was Father’s Day, it was up early to see which fathers were going to go on the ride and then dash off to their luncheons with their families. Upon arrival at Damelin, there were already a few members waiting for our departure at 08h30. At 08h30 I called everybody closer and wished all the fathers Happy Father’s Day and the mother’s for Mother’s Day, as we do not have a ride on Mother’s Day. I then briefed the ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE KASTEELBERG COUNTRY INN AND BISTRO, RIEBEEK KASTEEL, 2nd JUNE 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Once again it was time to ride on Sunday. So, it was up early and get dressed warmly and off to Damelin. I encountered a bit of mist on the N1, nothing to worry about, or so I thought. At Damelin there were already members waiting. This day a whole lot more people were on the ride. The 4 Jacoby`s were still in Italy making their way to the Moto GP at Mugello. At 08h30, I briefed the riders on the ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE WILD FLOUR COFFEE SHOP AND RESTAURANT, BUITENKANT STREET, YZERFONTEIN, SUNDAY, 5TH MAY 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Once again, the weather was ideal for riding our bikes on this Sunday. Up early to get ready and setting off to Damelin to join the other members wanting to ride for the club. Arriving at Damelin there were already a few members waiting. At 08h30 I briefed the members as to where we were going and the route that we would be taking. Helmets and gloves were put on and the bikes were started up and off we set. Turning left ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE STELLENBOSCH KITCHEN, STELLENBOSCH HOTEL, SUNDAY, 19th MAY 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Up early and get dressed warmly as winter is just around the corner. Off to Damelin to see who was bold enough to brave the cold weather. Arriving at Damelin, it soon became apparent who had become members of the duvet club. Luderick, Helewese, David and Tracey Jacoby were not there as they were in Europe on holiday. At 08h30 I briefed the riders on the restaurant and the route, then it was time to put on helmets and gloves and ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE MAESTRO’S ON THE BEACH, MILNERTON, SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Upon waking up on this morning the skies were cloudy, and rain was predicted for the Peninsula. Soon it was time to head off to Damelin, with the rain suits in the pannier box, where they have been for the past year. Going past Century City, there was a bit of rain on the screen of my bike, going over Koeberg Interchange the rain had stopped and the roads were starting to dry. There were quite a few bikes already at ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE ONS HUISIE RESTAURANT, BLAAUWBERGSTRAND, SUNDAY, 20th JANUARY 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Once again, a beautiful day for riding our bikes. Up early and off to Damelin to see if there would be more bikes and members on this ride than the previous one. Arriving at Damelin there were already more bikes and members. At 08h00 I briefed the riders on the route, and we set off without any incident at the traffic lights at the N2. Although the back half of the pack got caught at the red light, but they ...

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CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE CAFé ROSA, VOORTREKKER ROAD, ROBERTSON – SUNDAY, 6th JANUARY 2019 BY IAN SINCLAIR
First ride of 2019 and the weather was perfect for riding our motorcycles. So, it was up early and off to Damelin to find out who was in Cape Town to ride this Sunday morning. What a disappointment for the first ride. There were only 7 bikes, 8 members, with Jenny Meiring being the only pillion and female. As this was going to be a very long ride it required us to leave as soon after 08h00 as possible. Off we ...

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CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE SWARTLAND VISSERY, BOKOMO ROAD, MALMESBURY, SUNDAY 17th MARCH 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Upon waking up on this morning and looking out the window to see what the weather was going to look like for the rest of the day. It was overcast and misty with damp spots on the ground where the extra moisture had dripped off the trees. Not to fear, as it was only the 17th March and the day should be OK for riding our bikes. Travelling towards Mowbray along the N1 getting closer to the mountain, the mist was ...

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REPORT ON THE CLUB RIDE TO THE HOOFPAD PUB AND GRILL, MAIN ROAD, KLEINMOND, SUNDAY 3 MARCH 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Waking up early for the Sunday ride, the weather was perfect for riding our motorcycles. Not too hot and very little wind. Off to Damelin to meet up with fellow members who were going to Kleinmond to support the firefighting services, after the devastating fires from 2 months ago. Arriving at Damelin, Mandy and I were first there, shortly afterwards the usual members arrived. At 08h00 I briefed the members on the restaurant and the route. Then it was time to ...

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REPORT ON THE CHAIRMAN’S CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE ORCHARD FARMSTALL, GRABOUW ON SUNDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2019 – BY IAN SINCLAIR
Wow, what a lovely morning for riding our bikes. Clear skies, a little breeze and not too hot. So off to Damelin College in Mowbray to meet up with the other members who had got up early to enjoy riding their bikes. Upon arrival at Damelin, there were already quite a few members waiting for the ride to get underway. All I had to do was to remember which members were going direct to the venue, as they had their ...

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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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