If you have been wondering why I have not blogged any rides since December, the simple answer is, there hasn't been any. Not because I've not wanted to ride, but because of my loyalty to the hubby as riding is 'our thing' that we do together.
He took it upon himself to arrive home in November last year with a Yamaha WR 250, proudly announcing that this was going to be hi
s bike. Well, the little blue monster, as I aptly named her, spewed David off her back at the first attempt of a wheelie. wheelie Thankfully this all played out in a grass paddock on our farm in Napier. His story is that the back wheel gripped too quickly while he had the front up. All I saw was the bike go one way and David the other, landing flat on his back. Luckily he was wearing all his safety gear, motorcross kit, Leath body , neck brace, boots etc. He landed on his coccyx and writhed in pain for a few minutes until I got to him to help him up. It appears he cracked a few armour ribs which took 3 months to heal up enough for us to venture out today. The little blue monster has not been ridden since. It will apparently be used for 'dune riding' in the future... watch this space. .#justsaying
We are currently staying in Hout Bay as we sold our house while we build our next and probably last home. I call our stay in Hout Bay the 'birthing period of our new home' as we have 9 months to get everything done. An
exiting year awaits no doubt...
So, the ride started from Hout Bay, where it was gloriously sunny only to ride straight into a wall of mist just as we passed Llundudno. Undeterred, we continued along the Atlantic Coast heading up to meet the group in Richwood. Having the taller screens on our KLRs thankfully prevents our helmets from misting up or being rained on.
We chose to do a mainly tar route to breakfast at the Winterberg Inn just off the R43 between Wolseley and Ceres. After breakfast we parted ways with Erich and
Ian who went back on tar while the adventure riders went in search of some gravel. Never to disappoint, the Nav lead us along some spectacular gravel roads in and around Tulbagh and Wellington, making our way back home via Durbanville farm roads.
|The scenic route along the Atlantic Coast turned out to be a rather misty one...|
You could be forgiven thinking this was Misty Cliffs and not Llandudno
|Good looking girl...|
|We met up with Erich on his Suzuki GSXR 750 on route to our |
|4 KLRs & a Suzuki|
|Erich's brining sexy back, yeah....|
|Yes Bestie, your blue eyed girl is also a beaut!|
|All strays welcome.... |
|Ian's proud and joy - 27 year old Yamaha FJX 600|
|Somewhere along Menin Road, near Wellington|
|Rolex (aka David) kicking up some dust|
|I imagine the song in Eish's helmet is 'I'm still standing, yeah yeah yeah.... " (|
|Erich aptly called this photograph 'evocative' and I couldn't agree more... |
Thanks guys for joining us on an awesome day out. It's good to be back and we look forward to sharing many
Safe travels everyone