Riders years of experience

Warren Ellwood's picture
I was one of those lucky enough to be have motorcycles when I was young, eventually taking part in moto X, enduro's and even a few months on a RD350 trying my hand at road racing. When I went to the army in 87, that was it, no more bikes until 2006 when I decided to buy 2 x TW200's to get back into biking. These soon turned into BMW650's and since then, mine has turned into a 800GS.
Charles Oertel's picture

Hi, I'm the webmaster of this site, and the lucky owner of 'Mr. Badger'. I started with Brenda Buttercup when I got her for a song when I mentioned to a friend that I was in the market for a bigger scooter to replace my 150cc Vespa. At first I didn't want her, thinking that BMW bikes must be just like their cars - common. How wrong was I... Brenda and I did the Anysberg trip in 2005, and we did the introduction to off-road rider training at Zevenwacht, and Julie and I and Brenda had a threesome at the ''Intro to offroad rider with pillion training''. Brenda Buttercup: In the Tankwa Karoo reserveBrenda Buttercup: In the Tankwa Karoo reserve I have been married 27 years, and have two sons - 26 and 29 years old.

I sold Brenda to my eldest when I got Mr.Badger - a beautiful blue and white 2003 R1150GS - in 2007/8. Now my wife Julie owns Brenda and we do trips together. Mr.Badger at Klipbokkop: This is the jumping on the advanced courseMr.Badger at Klipbokkop: This is the jumping on the advanced course

Mr.Badger is a bike among men. I have done the intermediate and advanced offroad courses with him, and practise skills challenges and allsorts. If I drop him, he just lands on his tappet-cover protectors, waits for me to pick him up, then shakes the sand out of his pelt. He has over 230 000km on the clock and is still going strongly (though he has taken up smoking recently wink). Bunny HopBunny Hop

Training

I am the first person to have completed every one of the courses provided by Country Trax and I was awarded a certificate for this honour, as well as a complimentary training course. I believe that regular training and courses are essential to maintaining your riding skills and improving your safety on a bike.

Tony's picture

I'm an IT Architect. Married to Adrienne - "retired" teacher, now home exec. Enjoy single day, weekend and multi-day offroad trips.

zebra's picture
Chris, 50 years old, last rode a Honda CG125 in High School - the same model that that delivery drivers could not break, Thankfully, mine had no 'chemist' box on the back! then a Dakar, then an 800 GS, and now an 1150 GS; the best bike BMW ever made?
Garth Hewitt's picture
Hi, I'm Garth (36) and stay in Brackenfell. I work as the Advertising Manager of TygerBurger, City Vision and People's Post community newspapers in Tygervalley and we serve the Cape Peninsula with 720 000 newspapers delivered weekly free of charge to the households. I'm fairly new to biking and decided on a BMW 1200GS in 2010. This was my 1st ever experience with a bike. I have just more than 6 years experience on the GS now and have done about 60 000km since I bought the bike. I have also done an intro to off-road course at Country Trax where Johan Olivier from Wild@Heart was our instructor. Have done a few interesting trips through the Cederberge (it stays my favourite), Wupperthal/Eselsbank/Clanwilliam, Tankwa Karoo to Sutherland, Merweville, Moordenaarskaroo, Stanford/Tesselaarsdal, Van Wyksdorp/Ladismith/Herbertsdale, Gamkapoortdam, Seweweekspoort and the gravel roads in the Stillbay/Riversdale area to name a few. Have also done a few trips with the club to Calitzdorp, Vleiland and Malgas. Recently joined the club on the annual roadies tour to the Eastern Transvaal. I love social media, reading, riding my bike, camping and photography. Recently got married on my wife Yolandi's 30th birthday. She is on a silver 2008 BMW R1200GS and she is also a club member with more than 10 years biking experience. In December 2014 we became parents to Oliver, our son.

Fun, humour...short light & bright.

From Johan Gouws

I am a mature rider wishing to participate in on road events of a touring nature. 

Mwendo's picture

My name is Cecil Hill, married to Celesta, resident in the Helderberg (Strand), parents of two young adult daughters.

 

Trygve Roberts's picture
Although I am not a biker as such, I have a lot to do with the 'sport'. I run the Mountain Passes South Africa site and would like to share some of the amazing passes of SA with the club.
TheoFS's picture

Adventure spirit and exploration is my forte! 2004 R1150R Rockster, 2008 R1200GS, 2015 R1200GSA LC, 1976 R60/6

gerhardkoen's picture
Age 55 Love outdoor life - Hiking for 25 years, Sailing (Hobie Cat) Married to Alida for 31 years. Two daughters aged 27 & 25 Independent Financial Adviser- 34 years in Financial Services Industry. Now enjoys Motor cycling very much, introduced to me by my brother Louis.

10 years pillion.
Now learning to ride :)

Hi, I'm Tim. I'm from Stellenbosch. I recently started riding again on an 1150GS after a few years without a bike. Previous bike was a 650 Dakar which I rode for aprox. 5 years. Excited to get riding and improve and develop my off-road knowledge and skills.
Kevin Charleston's picture

Gravel, dirt, off-road, rocks, mountains - but not too much loose sand or mud please

Wazza's picture

Hi my name is Warren. AKA Wazza.

Been riding for about 8 years mostly off road and enduro. I recently got myself a F800gs......love that bike!!!! 

My fiance also rides....she has a scooter a 200cc symjet, she thinks she's streethawk!!!!

Looking forward to some rides and trails. 

Good day my name is Willie and i stay in pretoria. I am 49 years of age married and have 2 lovely daughters. I love my bmw 650 funduro and it is a very strong bike.

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