Another glorious Sunday for riding our bikes.
So up early and off to Mowbray to meet and greet the other riders. At Damelin at 08h00 I briefed the riders on the venue and the route. This was going to be completely different.
Leaving Damelin we turned left onto the N2, rode onto Hospital Bend, and stayed left onto the old De Waal Drive, which is now called Charles or Phillip Nkosana Drive. Negotiating the slow-moving vehicles in the right lane and having to get into the left lane at the built-up area, to take the off ramp just before the Roeland Street Fire Station into Jutland Avenue which becomes Mill Street. [When I briefed the riders on the route John v. d. Spuy thought we were going to his residence for breakfast. He stays just off Mill Street.] We stayed in the left lane and took the slip road past the De Waal Hotel and turned left into Upper Orange Street. At Camp Street we turned right, between the two sections of De Waal Park. We continued all the way along Camp Street until Kloofnek Road, where we turned left towards Table Mountain and Kloofnek.
At Kloofnek intersection we did a “U” turn and proceeded back down Kloofnek Road, which becomes Buitengraght Street at Buitensingel Street. Buitengraght Street eventually runs onto the elevated freeway. We stayed left and onto the N1, or F. W. De Klerk Boulevard, the old Table Bay Boulevard. At the Marine Drive off ramp, we followed the road through the Paarden Eiland area until it becomes Otto Du Plessis Drive at Boundary Road, Milnerton. We stayed on Otto Du Plessis Drive all the way through to Table View until the set of traffic lights to turn onto the coastal road to ride past the Dolphin Beach Hotel. Our breakfast venue for this particular ride and day.
Unfortunately, they do not have a very big parking area as you turn into the hotel grounds, so we got the only 4 parking bays and filled them with 12 bikes. Once again, helmets off, masks on and sanitizing of our hands and temperature taking as we entered the Blowfish Restaurant. A table had been reserved for us on the glass enclosed balcony and we all sat down doing the social distancing bit.
Hot and cold drinks were ordered, and we placed our orders for our breakfast. With my breakfast I ordered brown toast, which I got. Luderick ordered white toast, which I think he is still waiting for.
As it was the club captain’s incentive breakfast ride, no one had to sort out the bill. Once we had eaten and the bill settled by the club, we all departed for different engagements and respective residences.
There were 13 members, 3 visitors, 12 bikes and 1 car.
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