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 refueled the day before. I pulled the whole ride into the petrol station to wait for Michael to refuel his motorcycle. We set off again past the turn off to Gordons Bay and up and over Sir Lowry`s Pass, past Grabouw and over Houwhoek Pass.

Once again, the roads were fairly quiet, probably due to the cold weather and our early, not too early, start. At the bottom of Houwhoek Pass, the ride took the off ramp towards Hermanus, crossing the N2 and proceeding to the Kleinmond turn-off, where we turned right towards Kleinmond. Passing the Arabella golf estate on the left.

Slowing down as we approached Kleinmond, due to the derestriction speed limit and stopping at all the stop signs in the Main Road, we continued until Harbour Road, where the ride turned left.

Over the speed bump and exiting the traffic circle at 12h00, we pulled off on the left side off the road as the Stoep Café is on the right and there was no parking directly outside the restaurant.

Upon crossing the road we were sat down at a table outside, a couple of the members opted to sit inside as it was warmer. Once the sun came up it was quite warm outside. Our orders were taken by name and the food arrived shortly thereafter. Most of us ordered the full breakfast which was enjoyed immensely.

All of us having settled our breakfast bills, the members left in small groups, opting for the coastal route back home.

Mandy and I rode back on our own via the coastal route which was fairly quiet and very pleasant, getting home in time to watch the Moto GP.

A good ride and a good breakfast for a Sunday morning ride.
There were 11 members and 3 visitors. 10 bikes and No cars.
BMW. 5. Harley Davidson. 1. Honda. 2. Suzuki. 1. Triumph. 1.

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