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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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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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