REPORT ON THE CLUB BREAKFAST RIDE TO THE ITALIAN MOTORCYCLE IMPORTERS (IMI) CAFFE DA CORSA, MILNERTON, ON SUNDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2020 – BY IAN SINCLAIR

Once again, I was up early on a Sunday, as it was a club ride day. Time to go and greet and meet the members in Mowbray. Upon arrival at Damelin, there were already a few members eagerly awaiting to go riding. Slowly more riders arrived and soon it was time for the briefing on the venue and the route.

Departing shortly after 08h00, we turned onto the N2, then left onto the M5, over Koeberg Interchange onto the N1. Taking the service road past Century City, we then turned left onto the N7. Riding all the way on the N7 to the Melkbosstrand turnoff and turned towards Melkbosstrand and the West Coast road. This a short ride down to the R27. A couple of kilometres and then slowing down on the approach to the West Coast road. We crossed over the R27 and continued into and through Melkbosstrand.

Exiting Melkbosstrand we had and have the best view in the World. Table Mountain across the bay, with the Mother City at its base. We continued along the beach road negotiating the traffic circles going through Big Bay Blaauwberg area. One more circle at the end of Blaauwberg road and then past the Dolphin Beach Hotel, turning right into Otto Du Plessis Drive towards Milnerton.

We continued along the R27, crossing the Flamingo Vlei until Racecourse road where we turned left towards Koeberg road. At Koeberg road we turned left and then turned right into the first entrance of Marconi Centre, only to find that the gate was closed, so a quick ā€˜Uā€™ turn, back into Koeberg road and enter the centre at the second entrance. The owners of the restaurant forgot to tell me that that particular gate is closed on a Sunday.

Helmets off, masks on, sanitizing of hands and into the restaurant where we found tables to sit at. Drinks and breakfasts were ordered. Soon the chatter got started. Then it was time to eat.

Everyone having eaten and paid for their food, it was time to depart for other engagements/priorities and respective residences.

There were 18 members, 2 visitors and 16 bikes.

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