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Danief

2019/01/29 - 17:26
BMW F800R
6-12 months

Hi - I am driving a BMW F 800 R

Danie

troos

2019/01/29 - 11:11
R1150GS
3-5 years

I enjoy riding a motorcycle because...... its nice to ride a bike smiley.

Touring the back roads over a weekend or over longer stints is one of the most enjoyable things to do in life.

Chris Blenkhorn

2019/01/27 - 11:44
R1200GSA
3-5 years

Hi 

I had a 1200GS for 5 years and then sold it due to available time to ride the bike, but the bug had bitten.  Visited GS Traders, saw a GSA and had to be back in the saddle.  My wife and I would love to be part of a group of like-minded people who share a passion for these bikes and the outdoors. 

Eddie11

2019/01/25 - 14:36
F800GSA
10+ years

Been riding since the age of 4. Motorcross, superbikes and adventure.

Presently own a Blackbird, 700 Transalp and a 800GSA.

Regards

Eddie Creed

Anroux

2019/01/17 - 09:40
R1200 GS Adventure
0-3 months
Hi, my name is Anroux and I am a Marketing Manager in Fruit Exports. I live in Paarl with my Wife and I am 41 years old. Have owned my first GSA for about 2 months know and enjoy every minute.

frdavel

2019/01/13 - 22:40
F650 GS
5-10 years

I am a software developer in Cape Town, originally from KZN. I started my riding addiction with a Yamaha IT175 the moved on to a Yamaha TW200 and recently purchased a F650GS to get more into adventure riding!

Gerald

2019/01/13 - 10:21
BMW F800 ST, BMW R1200 GS
6-12 months

Hi,

My name is Gerald and I am probably one of the typical examples of a man of mature age, who has rediscovered a passion from the youth.

My wife, Alice, has acquired a BMW R310 and absolutely loves to ride.

We have two children, 18 and 23, and Achim, our son, rides as well. We live in Cape Town and own guesthouses.

That said, we are rather rusty and need a group of like minded people to (slowly) ride to discover the beauty of the Cape together.

We are also interested in attending training sessions to improve our riding skills.

 

See you at one of the next breakfast rides?

Max

2019/01/10 - 11:23
G310 GS
0-3 months

Hello everyone!

Am 26 years old and have lived in Cape Town my whole life.

Novice to motorcycling - started off riding an old Honda 125 on dirt roads at a friend's holiday home up the West Coast numerous times. Biking-bug bit me and went on the search for a bike. Got the new G310 GS in September 2018.

Looking forward to gain more confidence and always strive to improve my skills.

I try and ride around the block every moment I can (some might have seen me around Rondebosch (bike is parked at work)).

Mostly into leisure/adventure and not commuting i.e. doing weekend breakfast runs and maybe venture into multi-day/off-road trips later on.

Live in Milnerton. I enjoy rock climbing at City Rock. I try and go camping each quarter.

Gids

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2019/01/08 - 19:31
BMW R 1150 GS 2002
3-5 years

Hi. I am Gideon. Born and bred in Southwest Africa, now known as Namibia. Spend some years in KZN and for the last 21 years in Cape Town.  Love riding motorcycles, 4x4 and camp as often as possible. I am new to adventure biking.  Have fun, enjoy life while you can. 

Maland

2019/01/08 - 07:55
GS1200 LC
2-3 years

Danie Malan. Work for Old Mutual Finance. Love sport and outdoor stuff. 

JonT

2019/01/06 - 23:56
BMW R1250GS-HP 2019
5-10 years

My name is Jonathan, was born here and have lived in Cape Town my entire life. I got my first bike, a Suzuki AC50 at 16, followed by a Suzuki GT250C and thereafter a GSX750. After a long break from riding I purchased my current bike purely for leisure, but if have to attend more early-morning meetings in town, I may well commute on the bike. I would like to tour a little, I have been following the Missenden Flyer on YouTube, and would not mind giving a local version of the Australian GS Safari a go - a little milder though. Not much one for camping, preferring a comfortable bed, having had all the camping I can take in the army.

Work-wise, I am into Geographic Information Systems which keeps me pretty busy and thus like spending some time on the bike on weekends to clear the mind a little.

I did find getting back into riding a bike reasonably easy, but these days prefer puttering along and enjoying the scenery. Mountain passes are a favourite, especially curvy sections. Have not done trips longer than 5 hours thus far. Looking forward to weekend outings in a group.

Laurence

2019/01/06 - 20:17
R1200 GS ADV LC
5-10 years

My names Laurence and have been based in Cape Town for the last 20 years. Rode a lot of bikes when i was much younger and have rekindled my love for riding again when i purchased a GSA 6 years ago.

I have 4 grown up children who have more or less flown the coup. So with more time on our hands, my wife and i like to take day trips on our bike as much as we can. We are also keen mountain bikers so we try and balance our available weekends. Either way we love getting into the countryside together on two wheels.

Kobus Breed

2019/01/06 - 14:09
non at the moment
10+ years

Kobus Breed,

Ek woon al vir die afgelope 53 jaar in Pretoria.

Eerste motorfiets was 'n tweedehandse Honda 50cc op 16 gekry.
Tweede motorfiets was 'n nuwe Kawasaki Z440 nuut gekoop by Mean Machine, Pretoria in 1980.

Derde Motorfiets was 'n tweedehandse Honda 750.

Tans geen motorfiets nie.

andreapril

2019/01/05 - 20:56
BMW F800GS 2013
0-3 months

Hello,

Very very new to motorcycling. Last rode a motorbike back in varsity days (1992). Got bike for commuting to/from work but also for weekend socializing/adventure. Looking forward to  group rides and possibly some multi-day tours.

Best regards

Andre April

 

bernie.cpt

2019/01/04 - 13:37
BMW F800 GS
3-5 years

Love my f800gs , easy to work on and yet so much reliability and fun to ride with

Mark Struwig

2019/01/04 - 11:14
R 1200 GS LC
0-3 months

Hi, you can call me Mark. I don't' have second names although I nearly had the name Andries Gustaaf Stefanus, but my mom informed my dad that she did not feel it was right for me. Apparently I was born slightly under weight and she believed I did not require any additional reason to be teased.

I can also be called "Crash", but that is not a reflection of my driving skills... to be fair I did drop my bike already... but that's why i added the drop bars. It's like my wife's car's bumper, it is full of knocks and scratches and her defense is that it is called a bumper... it's made to bump things.

The name Crash is my gaming name and came about long ago that I had the the worst, what ever parts I could get for cheap, PC. Nothing worked well together and as the name suggest, was very prone to crashing. But that also helped me gain the skills to fix PC related issues and now I work in IT as a Server Engineer.

Rode bikes when I was much younger and recently started again after almost 20 year gap. Did have a scooter about 10 years ago that I rode for a year to commute to work and back, but it was a tiny 125cc so I cant really count it. Unless no one was looking, then it counts.

Born and bred in the Cape and although having to move to other locations when I was younger and for work, always found a way to come back. Been back for 5 years after a 3 year stint in JHB. It was very refreshing seeing Table mountain and finally having a sense of direction again.

Married for 7 year with no children yet, but they say practice makes perfect. In the meantime my wife has increased the cat count in the house as time goes by, so we live with 5 cats and a large dog. To be fair, some of the cats were not ours but used to be family's who moved. I say moved, by that I mean moved out of our house and in some cases, the cats were better company so no hard feelings that they stayed.

I have a Yin-Yang sense of humor, by that it is light with a bit of dark and other times very dark with a bit of light. I was also raised in a family that is very witty with sharp remarks and although nowhere near the god level of my aunt with regards to comebacks, will try keep up with a good round of banter.

As for the riding itself, I would call myself Novice at best as I can ride but as my other friends explains, fall behind on the corners and only catch up again on the straights. Furthest road trip so far was to Hermanus and back but hoping to change that as i get more experience.

 

 

Bergbok

2018/12/31 - 23:14
bmw 1200 gs adv lc
1-2 years

Hi all. My name is Johan.

We moved to Cape town 5 years ago bringing along my first GS that only a couple of months in Cape Town.

Now at last I got my LC 

Me and the wife enjoy the outdoors and exploring, Bergbok is but one of the ways we do it

We always do it together and now want to take it to the next (offroad) level. 

Alice

2018/12/27 - 12:02
G310R
3-6 months

Having turned 50 this year, I got the G310R as a birthday present from my husband Gerald. He was riding a bike in his youth but stopped for many years...  He currently rides the 800ST and we look for trips with groups to gain experience and confidence.

Due to our motorbikes we are not "geared up" for off-road, so we look for more gentle street trips around Cape Town and beyond...

Apart from us two joining the mixed groups, I am also interested in the ladies only excursions.

Jakes100

2018/12/26 - 21:28
GS 650
6-12 months

Assegaai

2018/12/22 - 21:39
GS1150R
10+ years

Hi

I am Hannes and have recently relocated to the Cape. I have been a police officer in Gauteng for about 27 years, but recently resigned and we now run a family business in Strand.

I have a lovely wife and four daughters. We homeschool all of them.

carl

2018/12/19 - 07:28
F800gs adventure
0-3 months

hi

after 20 years i have decided to climb back on the bike and i am enjoying every moment. bought the bike 2 months ago at donford stellenbosch and just loving it. working as a marketing manager at a small winery in montagu and what a nice place. hope to see you here.

 

happy biking

Claire van Zyl

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2018/12/18 - 07:07
BMW F700 GS
2-3 years

I love beautiful motorbikes, fast cars and American long nose trucks. I am a "Tomboy" and love adventure, hiking, biking and camping. I hate shopping!  The only exception is buying hiking, biking or camping kit! 

When I was 5 years old I told my Mom "When I am big, I am going to drive trucks across America".  When I was 19 years old I had the opportunity to learn to drive Code 14 trucks (articulated vehicles exceeding 25 tons).  My Mom encouraged me to grab this opportunity and reminded me of my dream as a 5 year old.  In 2 years I personally drove trucks with interlink refrigerated units and curtain sider trailers over 20000km across South African and Namibia with friends on my learners licence. I travelled a lot more kilometres as a passenger.

I have wanted a motorbike since I was 13 years old, after watching the 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix and Wayne Rainey tearing up the track.  Also loved watching Ayrton Senna racing Formula One until that fateful day 1 May 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix when he was no more :'( I couldn't watch another Grand Prix after that until I saw a documentary on Lewis Hamilton in January of 2007. He would start his Formula One career in March 2007. I decided I would be rooting for this young racing driver. 

I rode my Yamaha Sygnis Scooter everyday for a year while living in the UK, in all weather including rain, hail, sleet and snow, so I know what it's like to get reeeeaaaaallly cold on 2 wheels.  Riding on icy/snowy roads with 2 wheels made things very interesting. I now try to avoid riding in wet and miserable weather as I experienced enough of that for a lifetime.

I chose to get Storm my 150cc motorbike as my first bike, so that I could learn, build up skill and confidence before riding bigger bikes. Storm and I have done 25800km together in 2 years and 9 months. We even did 550km in a day from Cape Town to Meiringspoort (beyond Oudtshoorn).  Storm has very road tyres but we were blessed to have successfully ridden the 3 gravel passes above Citrusdal on the R303 - Elandskloof, Middelberg & Buffelshoek passes (42km on gravel there and back) - in April 2018

I had the pleasure of doing 3271km on the Sexy Beast (1600cc BMW) in 2 months including two solo trips of 967km & 700kms. This proved to me how much confidence I had built up on Storm my 150cc.

I recently passed the 30000km mark riding bikes in the last 2 years & 9 months.

My heart's desire is to explore the dirt roads and passes of South Africa and beyond. Meerkat has now made that possible.  I can't wait to attend Offroad training.

Let the adventure continue and the offroad adventure begin!

LiTellau5

2018/12/14 - 12:03
BMW 1200 GS
1-2 years

Blue-Sky

Blue-Sky's picture
2018/12/14 - 06:17
1200 Adventure
10+ years

Bike Rider.

Danie J van Vuuren

2018/12/13 - 10:04
800 GS
5-10 years

Hallo Everyone.... A few years ago I was a member of this club but due to circumstances I could not continue but now I'm back. I still have the same bike and I intend to do some more trips.

Danie van Vuuren

Savy

2018/12/12 - 09:00
F 650 GS
0-3 months

jacmout@gmail.com

2018/12/11 - 10:56
R1200GS 2006
10+ years

Hi all,

50 yo family man, love music, photography and the 2-wheel life. Outrides on weekends with friends are amazing and my wife rides with!

Zelda

Zelda's picture
2018/12/11 - 07:47
BMW 1200GSA
6-12 months

I am the pillion on my husband's bike Schalk du Plessis

Wrencken

2018/12/10 - 19:05
BMW F750 GS
10+ years

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AndrewWheeler

2018/12/10 - 13:52
GS1200
2-3 years

I have been riding for a few years, no experience off road, but enjoy the bike I have.

Look forward to joining in the activities that are offered by the club, as time permits.

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