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 of bikes on the ride the tail end Charlie still got stopped at the traffic lights on Liesbeek Parkway under the N2, fortunately he caught up to us on the M5 and we picked up speed going over Koeberg Interchange and onto the N1.
This being a short ride we stayed on the N1 until the Klapmuts turnoff, where we turned left towards Wellington and continued along R44 until it became a dual carriageway, and about 1 kilometre further we turned left onto the Vryguns Road, going past THAT restaurant, where we had the worst service possible in the month of June.
A further 7 kilometres it was time to slow the ride down as we were approaching the Perdeberg winery and we turned right into the property and found parking just inside the entrance and right outside the restaurant. We all decided to sit outside in the fresh air and occupied the two bench tables. Coffee arrived very quickly and then the bread boards arrived with 4 different breads on them with lots of butter and jam. Before we knew it, our breakfast started to arrive and everybody got stuck in to their full English breakfasts, with lots of chatter and bottomless cups of coffee in between.
With everybody’s hunger satisfied, it was time to pay the bill and set off home to other prior arrangements. Mandy and I turned right out from the restaurant and continued along the R44 until the Malmesbury/Durbanville, turning left towards Durbanville. At Klipheuwel we turned right and another right onto the Philadelphia Road, going through Philadelphia until the N7 where we turned towards Cape Town, arriving home in time to watch the rugby.
There were 10 members, 2 visitors and 8 bikes on the ride. Thank you to those who took the time to attend the ride. It is really appreciated.
The next two rides will take place on Sunday, 3rd November 2019, going to the Elgin station market, and on Sunday, 17th November 2019, going to Brig’s Barn, in Darling.
All the rides depart from Damelin at 08h00.
On Thursday, 7th November 2019 is the Free whisky tasting at Downtown Barbers, starting at 18h30 [6pm]. There will be a cash bar for non-whisky drinkers. The premises are located in the new FNB building, shop 4, Bree Street, Cape Town. This is at the bottom end of Bree Street, on the Sea Point side of the street.
The Killarney motor show, which was meant to take place on Sunday, 27th October 2019, was postponed to the 8th December 2019.
The Annual Toy Run will take place on Sunday, 24th November 2019. There will be two departure points.
1. The Grand Parade at 10h00.
2. Grand West at 10h30.
Both rides finish at THE Killarney International Raceway.
If you do not want to ride in the mass ride, you may go direct to the finish at Killarney.
The following members have qualified for the Club Captain’s incentive breakfast, which will take place on Sunday, 15th December 2019.
John van der Spuy,
Lodi Cronje has one more ride to do, then he will also qualify for the breakfast.
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