Riders years of experience

David ffoulkes's picture

Recently retired after 40 years as a banker. I am now looking to enjoy the outdoors more than before. Riding now for 36 months and loving it. Wife not interested. Upgraded to 1200GSA from F800GS in Aug 2015.Dec 2015-officially no longer an "Off-Road Beginner" - that stuff is addictive.

Zanie's picture
I seem to collect things with two wheels. I've cycled since I can remember and really enjoy mountain biking. I bought an electric bicycle in 2012. I bought my first and current motorbike in Oct 2013, as I was tired of sitting pillion or sitting in traffic. My name is Zanie Cilliers.

I am married and have two kids. My daughter (the eldest) is doing her articles after completing her degree and entry board exam. My son is doing an internship at Hill Song Church.

I work for the City of Cape Town

I have been riding bikes from school till the kids came along. Then I started riding quad bikes as a family adventure for a few years.

After selling my quads, i bought my adventure bike just over 2 years ago and enjoying it big time

 

 

skim's picture
Jimmie Louw. Like the outdoors. Married 3 daughters m

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

Tian van Heerden's picture
Hi, Tian here. Got my first BMW (an R75/5) at the tender age of 19 in 1986 ... always loved 'em! Had another Beemer (R100) but no bikes in my life for about 15 years - started again at the beginning of 2009 with my shiny new 800gs, and this is my first foray off-road, hence the 1-2 years experience level. Update (April 2011): after an incident with a cage my 800gs got written off. HP2 is my new bike.

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.

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!

Hi Everyone,

Too much tar, not enough gravel. Looking for mates to hit the trails with, and hopefully learn a few things from the club.

Looking forward to meeting you all.

Ciao,

Raf

CKuhn's picture

Female Rider

robenslin's picture
I moved back to SA 3 years ago and have decided to do adventure rides on my GS (800). As a trail runner it would be nice to meet other adventurers that appreciate running in the wild, while out on an riding adventure.

Good day, I've been riding for about 3 years. I'm just looking for advice and saw some good dialog here.

New GS owner haven't ridden in years just getting back on I am a semi pro photographer, a scuba instructor and also a Primary and Secondary Care (adv first aid) Instructor. Work in a stressful industry and am always looking for escapes And Yes Shannon is my real name ..

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