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 JORG's LATEST 3rd OUTRIDE MESSAGE....

GET READY FOR OUR THIRD NOT TO BE MISSED OUTRIDE, OFF TO CERES THIS TIME
 

Ref. our third outride for the Cape Town VMOG Chapter

 

Fuel up and check your tyre pressures and get ready for another spirited outride on one of  our magnificent Cape mountain passes.Next Saturday we will journey out of Durbanville and hit the hinterland of Paarl,past Windmuel farms,through the by now historic student town of Wellington.After announcing our arrival to the shoppers  in the mainroad,we slowly exit the town and head for the most beautiful twistees and climb the mountain over old Bains Kloof.Roadengineer Andrew Geddes Bain ,with the assistance of local prisoners ,the back-breaking  work led at first to horse -drawn traffic on gravel roads ,opening the 18 km mountain pass in 1854.On the side line of useless ,yet very interesting information,Bain’s Cape Mountain is SA’s first whiskey produced from single grain,being made from 100 percent yellow maize,distilled in Wellington at the James Sedgwig Distillery since 2009.Our pass crests at 595 m and then winds down to a lovely river crossing and wonderful green farms  under shadecloth .At the T-junction we turn left  and a little later turn right onto Mitchell’s Pass.

 

We enjoy the long wide dual carriage road for 490 m over the Skurweberge ,pass the Sliplining venture on the left,enter the town at 60 km/h ooooh beware that nasty camera and head for the Golf course on the right hand side and view the steam train station for Ceres Rail .The Ceres Rail keeps its main train at the Royal Yacht Club  in the Cape Town Harbour.After a short viewing break ,we return slowly to the pass and wind down to below the rail line crossing and stop at the cosy Tollhuis Bistro for the most delicious roosterbrood made freshly on a smokey fire.Do not expect a fancy menu,but whatever the menu lacks ,the historic venue makes up for awesome atmosphere.In winter ,they sport a hearty fire inside the restaurant to keep its warmth.

 

After the lovely stopover,we continue down the pass and head back to Wellington,with a small stopover for a lovely beer ,passing Tulbagh and the road to Porterville.These are straight roads and a bit of a nightmare when the wind pumps.Passing on the outskirts of Wellington ,back to Durbanville and greetings.

 

Here are some more details :

*1.  Where to            : Ceres over Bainskloof

*2.  When                  : next Saturday ,the 07th of March 2020

*3.  Where to meet : Caltex Garage ,Durbanville ,next to the Private Hospital

*4. What Time         : 07h30 to 08h00 for riders briefing

*5. Departure          : 08h15,cruise mode

*6. Bring With         : your sense of humour,the Vmax good spirit ,drivers licence,camera ,money for fuel for about 300 km and about R300,- for grub and beer

                                     Add a printed copy of this notification and IMPORTANT…….Please forward me your name and number of your next of kin for my records  

                                     Via e-mail  by this weekend please         

*7.Return                : expect to be back before lunch time

*8.Important tel nrs: Saps Durbanville   : 021 970 3800 and 021 9703812

                                      Saps Wellington    : 021 864 8440 and 021 864 8472

                                      Saps Ceres              : 023 316 8600 and 023 316 8616

                                      Ceres Paramedic   : Netcare Ceres 023 316 1304  

                                      Cape Moto Assist  : Ryan 082 923 9348

                                      Collect a bike service : 072 225 9999

*9.Weather             :  at this stage 40 percent rain is predicted,this however I know will change

*10.Raincheck        :   if I need to cancel ,I will sms everybody on Friday or latest Sat. 07th by 06h00

*11.Communicate : let us make a better commitment to participation next Wednesday  the 04th of March

*12.Indemnity        : this is a non paid event for members of the VMOG Cape Town Chapter group,if you wish to bring your biking friends ,more than welcome

*13. Special             : your patches will be handed out at this event

 

This event is threatened by a possible rainy day,let us see if the weather forecast will change by next Wednesday,when I will make another written announcement.Have a magic weekend coming up ,be safe and do not do anything that I wouldn’t do,that provides you with a big scope. 

With smoking Vmax greetings , Jorg

With kind regards,Jorg

 

JORG's NARRATIVE OF OUR 2nd OUTRIDE

Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:12 PM

Subject: REPORT FOR SECOND OUTRIDE to Villierdorp

 Dear Members,

 Yesterday we had our second outride on scenic and slightly technical roads to Villiersdorp and the weather was overcast and no wind,it could not have been any better.Ernest was the only member that could make it and this time he came on his highly polished and very neat Gen. 1 Vmax. The fuelpump was sorted out and his baby performed like a bomb.

 We met up at the Winelands Engen One Stop,waited up until 08h00 and left punctually.Off to Hells Hoogte and what a delight those wide sweeping bends were …..I remembered to remove my gear selecting boot from under the select lever,last time my foot was almost “sucked” under the frame and it happened so frightingly quickly.Well,over Helshoogte we cruised at speed and then slipped through the old village of Pniel,over the suspension  testing  bricked wide humps inspercing the tarmac over 6 times ,lifting me out of my saddle every time.Then past Boschendal Wine Estate and Anton Rupert’s awesome car museum over the Bergriver and off to the Bergriver dam wall.Ernest had seen this for the very first time and for me it was time to reflect on the lovely daytrip I had on Droomer’s Demo Vmax a few years back,which locked my visor even more on the purchase of my 1700 Vmax ,which I describe as a streetrod on two wheels,as I have a serious passion for Streetrodding as well ,having cars of my own.

 You will see the steel railway bridge in my photo collection of this trip.I stopped to walk on it again ,because in the early eighties,all the car and supply  traffic to Franshhoek shared this single lane bridge .The shawing wood had been removed by now ,yes ,the new bridge and raised road was built approx. 37 years ago within my student years,how the time flies.After a quick refuel in Franshhoek , Ernest was alerted by an eagle spotter petrol attendant,that his rear tyre  pressure was extremely low.A quick check for nails or spiky debris and a pump up from 0.9 bar to 3 bar and the matter was sorted.And all the time Ernest did his ride up Helshoogte on his 4x4 sand terrain tyre pressure setting.

 Up Franshhoek pass and at the tourist view point outlay we met an old hippie named Gordon ,what a lovely soul he was.Over the pass  and some of the bends were tighter than expected,hitting the bottom after 14 kays of extreme fun we hit the highspeed sweeps ,Ernest comparing his Max’s speed with mine and regularly filling my whole rearview mirror to my surprise and that at about 230 kmh-1close to my governed limit of 240..Left to Villiersdorp,a quick U-turn and we then we had the chance to repeat the lovely experience,except that there was a noticeable difference in the fun department, between the down and up-run.I preferred the up-run and Ernest the down-run.Ernest tyre held all the way thank goodness .Through the very busy towncentre and off to the Franshhoek brewery.Oops,we stop infront of the venue and to my dismay ,the dreaded and unexpected “CLOSED” sign was up,although I checked on the internet during the week.Back into town ,about 4 kays away and we stopped at the reknowned Franshhoek Station Hangout….one of my faviourites.We both settled on some German culture and had the most delicious Eisbein with Mash, Senf and Sauerkraut and of course delicious Craftbeer .

 Back to Bottleray Road ,we parted with a hoot in Brackenfell ,back at home just after 12 noon.That was a super delightful route and as I had mentioned right from the beginning ,my priority focus will always be on the ride .We both have lovely new memories to add to our list of rides now,ride nr. 3 following in two weeks time again,the weekend of the 07 th of March 2020 .Please diarise and  be prepared,the ride will take place and my announcement of the details will be sent out on Thursday this week.Ernest received his lovely new Cape Town Chapter embroidered patches as well ,to complete his waistcoat properly .Sorry I could not make it a small ceremony as I had intended,but we adapt to the flow of things.

 Ernest ,thanks for coming along on this memorable trippie,I am very glad I could get to know you even better in person this time around.I enjoyed our lovely diverse conversations tremendously .Let us see who can make it for the next round in 14 days time,remember we have some of the most beautiful roads in the Cape to explore.Mitchell’s Pass is tickling me this time.

 Wishing you all a wonderful working week ahead  and hoping to see you all in two weeks time.

With tyre smoking Vmax greetings, Jorg

 

 

JORG's NARRATIVE

Ref. Our wonderful outride to Darling Breweries, 

Wow guys,what a lovely outride we had yesterday.The weather could not have been any better.As I was riding the lovely sweeping backroads from Durbanville down to Table View,I hit the robots just before the petrol station and I was early.What did I see ??? my boys riding in a neat single file right past me,their enthusiasm was showing clearly and I could not have been more proud of managing to call for the first gathering of the Vmax Riders group .

 

So here I meet them for the very first time ,David with a slight hearing impairment ,yet he was wearing a very impressive colourful waistcoat full of stark reminders of his Rally days of the past.Here he overshadowed me in a big way.Then came Leonard,David’s bussom buddy for over 30 years,with his lively beady eyes.Both sporting a Gen 1 ,but Dave has a frame stiffener which he clamps like a jockey on horseback.Both had raucous exhausts,showing that they were not going to be intimidated by anyone.Then we had Ernie on his economy BMW, his  chin was  hanging down as he sucked on his cigarette.His steeds fuelpump gave up the ghost a few days before the event,but he was  nevertheless there in heart and soul to attend our inaugural Vmax Riders run,with a spirited “ never give up” attitude.I am confident he will be ready at our next event.Little did I know the passage that David went through in the last week.Apparently his shocks were in pieces and the home techy could not get his act together,so David moved some mountains to be there on time.missing the first outing was not an option for him.Then came the youngest member of our posy,Anton with a very enviable Gen 2 Supermax,a bike that any Vmax owner would seriously drool over.This bike sports a extended swingarm with a rear tyre broader than a trucktyre.Every item in the world that was available as a the aftermarket part was to be seen on this bespoke bike.From fairings under the radiator ,to peeping K&N  airfilters,to enlarged Alu fuel tank,to billet brake and clutch foot levers.I will have to devote my time to making a extensive video on this truly magnificent beast that will kick you back in your very best couch.Anton,you are a very very very fortunate fella.

 

So here we saddle up and  hit the road through busy Table View,Blaauwberg and head out to Melkbos ,where we were greeted by the lovely aroma of the ocean.Then turn off onto the Westcoast Road ,past Koeberg Powerstation and as planed ,we left the city life behind us and the road opened up to us.It screamed at me to let rip,so we did….Donald on my side,but he had the athletic advantage ,no doubt.Still we gave our ponies some Wally,as the English might say and poor David ,Leonard and Ernie kept playing caterpillar in the rear.Turn-off to Darling and we were hit by a bumpy road ,we refuel in town with about 6 litres and arrived at the venue almost an hour early.But I had made arrangements for early refreshments the day before ,so the gates to beerheaven were politely opened for us.At the large tables ,the chatting fires were really stoked and lots of laughing stories came out the closets.

 

And then came charismatic Phill,an old Vaalie,now staying in St Helena Bay.Who would have thought that his biggest gripe of the Cape was the very lean biltong offered here ,yet he prefers the hearty thumb width fatty strip on the side of his spiced sirloin strip.On top of that he has tastebuds of a warrior.The hottest chilli of the house was proclaimed as “die beste konfyt in ‘n lang tyd”.I am glad I did not touch that stuff ,as a bush toilet with ridingkit leaves you very ungracefull at the best of times.Well , Phill you really made us laugh,thank you for being our entertainer.Next time ,I am sure ,your bike should be ready to join us .Then we had Kobus and his charming wife Vivienne arrive just in time for our second round of craftbeer.They too call St Helena Bay home and managed to come by bike.Big Kobus showed me how to pack away a platter ,so delicious with great company.Then Leonard re scheduled his hasty retreat to home,you see he saw the light around newfound priorities.

 

Time flew by very fast,as we had great fun,chatting ,laughing, having jovial intros and Chapter Planning.I suggested we keep matters simple:no treasury,no normal club formalities,just lovely outrides with the priority placed on the ride.We hit the road again on a hell of a bumpy road to Mamre.I admit ,I did knyp bloudraad at one moment ,being over 200,going up a blind rise with a terrible bumpy curve to the left.One final beer at David’s lair in Blaauwberg and we went our separate ways with huge smiles and wonderful memories.We had found new cameradery and had an awesome time together.My work seems to be easy in future with such an amazing group of riders.

 

Cheers to an AWESOME  first outride and looking forward to the next one.Remember to keep the tyres on the road,stay safe ,be ready at all times and keep an eye on our new letterbox.Be assured ,you have lots to look forward to.         

 

With kind tyre smoking Vmax greetings, Jorg

 

 

23 nov 2019

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