2016 invittation......Please note!!!!BMW MC Cape : Annual Sutherland Winter Ride : 30-31 July 2016 :

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If I may Stoukie:

Go with the beginners group.  Then you will be able to see where you are at for future rides.  You wife will also appreciate it if you are riding within your ability rather than feeling pushed and rushed.

Seriously - us guys are prone to push things.  If you get it wrong by pushing too fast, you will soon find yourself riding alone.  The beginners ride will still be going through the Karoo, seeing fantastic scenery, and having as much fun (if not more) than the rest. 

I really enjoy riding green routes when my wife is coming with.  It means I can relax,  and help others where needed.  I also then look forward to the ride without worrying whether I will be able to cope.

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Thank you for the reply Charles, when referring to Group 1 and 2, Group 1 being the Tar drivers and Group 2 the beginner off road, basically what I was asking is, if the off road beginners will not be to technical I would like to try it (with wife as pillion), if you feel we will struggle I would rather go with the Tar option...

Suggestions?

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Hi Geoff

 

Here I am.  I made my booking right near the start of the thread. 2 People, 1 bike for the roadies please.

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As dit reën in die week voor die trip, gaan ek teer join!

Who will be leading Group 2 (Beginners off road)?

 

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Hi Stoukie

Sorry, missed the subtlety!  The club beginners rides on off-road cater specifically for people in your position, so you should be fine to ride with the beginners' offroad group.

Typically, you should be comfortable riding at about 80km/hr plus on what we call a gravel highway (smooth, straight gravel with no surprises, where more advanced riders will do 120 or more).  On less "highway" gravel, a traveling speed of at least 60km/hr.  Obviously slower on "technical" sections like tight turns, steep passes and such-like.

There are beginners who are unable to ride more than 50 on perfect gravel, and this is just too slow to get to Sutherland.

My first ever offroad ride after the Intro course was this Sutherland trip, with Geoff, and his instructions at the time were "riding offroad is just like riding tar - lean into corners and countersteer" (I kid you not).  You might take that under advisement, although I enjoyed the ride unscathed that time... wink

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Perfect thank you Charles.

Just finalizing our accommodation in Sutherland, will do the Club payment after that and update the thread.

Will then book in Group 2, very exciting. 

As this Wednesday is a public holiday I will throw the wife on the back and do a quick Riebeek Kasteel ride (very nice pizza's at Mama Cucina), there should be a gravel road on the way there that I can test this 80km/hr limit on...

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 Grier, thanks

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Payment made in full and email sent to Geoff.

In summary, my wife (riding pillion) Eldale and myself (Alwyn) would like to join Group 2 for the Sutherland trip, accommodation booked in the Sutherland Hotel.

Thank you.

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Geoff - note that we have made all payments... Thanks!

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Geoff Russell's picture
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Thanks Jacqui,

I update payment details on an ongoing basis as they appear on our bank statement that the Treasurer sends me from time to time.

Thanks for paying.

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Hi Geoff,

Please move me to the fast group 4. 

Then, this Sutherland tour, is it only for club members or can lost souls on KTM’s also join?  I have a friend from PE, wanting to join if he may.

Thank you

Tarryn

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Morning Geoff,  

There is still no "paid" next our names...  I paid on 25 April and sent payment receipt to David.  Got it?

 

Thanks

Jacqui

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Thanks Jacqui...........sure you have paid so don't stress please.

I have not had an updated "paid" list recently (probably because I am never here).

Will request one today.

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Geoff, I'm in===Rene leaving on the Friday morning. Paid this evening.laugh

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Do you ride that slowly Rene?

Ha, ha!!

You on your own?

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Well Geoff, Where I am, you still need to get there. smiley I'll be joining Mike and staying over in Laingsburg, then on to Sutherland Saturday morning.

It's us old buggers that don't want to hold up the youngsterswink

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Hi Geoff.

Jy kan vir my en Charlene by Group 1 plaas asb.

Sal jy ook asb vir Gerhard en Ella de Klerk plaas by Group 3.

Betalings sal volg.

Groete.

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Hallo Stoukie.

Was verlede jaar op groep 2 (beginners off road) met my vrou as pillion.

Tegnies maklik,maar het baie lank gery agv verskeie faktore.

Gaan die jaar weer die teerpad doen met my vrou.(Sit darem nie heeldag in die saal nie)

Groete.

 

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Dankie Zackie.

Op die lys.

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Geoff, I have paid, if need be I can forward proof of payment.

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Zachie Loots wrote:

Hallo Stoukie.

Was verlede jaar op groep 2 (beginners off road) met my vrou as pillion.

Tegnies maklik,maar het baie lank gery agv verskeie faktore.

Gaan die jaar weer die teerpad doen met my vrou.(Sit darem nie heeldag in die saal nie)

Groete.

 

Dankie Zachie, sal bietjie aanstuur aan haar, as sy nie kans sien nie sal ek groepe verander...

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Hi Geoff, I assume that bookings are still open as long as accommodation in Sutherland has been secured. Some members wanting to join the Sutherland trip may be battling with accommodation. There is two rooms available from Helain at Karreekloof if anybody still wants to join. Just waiting for my room confirmation before I apply to join the ride. Then the decision will be off-road or roadies

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Thanks Eddie,

Standing by for you.

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Hi Geoff, I assume that bookings are still open as long as accommodation in Sutherland has been secured. Some members wanting to join the Sutherland trip may be battling with accommodation. There is two rooms available from Helain at Karreekloof if anybody still wants to join. Just waiting for my room confirmation before I apply to join the ride. Then the decision will be off-road or roadies

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Do you know of anyone else needing accommodation

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This guy was looking, he booked camping as he could not find accommodation.

Milan Sosic  milansosic88@gmail.com

There is still space. Hence the "standing by for you".

Let me know.

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Thanks Geoff, have sent Milan an email regarding available accommodation

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Hi There group three,

Yuo have by now received the email from me on the meeting point for the start and the introduction.

Anyone still waning to join Group 3- try find accommodation.

Then go to the club online booking form and book for the ride here  booking form link

 

 

Looking forward to a great ride weekend.

Andyman
Anyone can ride a bike fast....   But can you ride your bike real slow???

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Hi Geoff, please record my name on the list. Accommodation and BMW trip fee sorted. Group 3 this time please.

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