Our 12th Annual Iron Horse Run was on the 15, 16 and 17th December.

Starting with breakfast at the Middelburg Ultra City, we rode to Belfast, Dullstroom, Lydenburg, over Long Tom Pass to Sabie,

where we stopped at the Woodsman Pub and Restaurant for lunch, and then on to the Old Post Office Inn in Graskop.

die hoogste punt van my rit, die BMW K1200GT (the highlight of my trip...)

Saturday morning we had breakfast at Harry's Pancakes and then left for our Iron Horse ET ride.

 Eddie, Alan, JG, Andre and Kenn at the Three Rondavels. Photo by Dylan

That's JG himself (Nortje), with his back to the camera and Dylan holding our helmets.

The ride took us past the Blyde River Canyon through JG Striydom Tunnel to Mad Dogs for lunch.

wish I was there right now, for a Chicken salad and then ride the roads

parked at Wonder View

and... the wonder view

Saturday dinner we'd organised a lekker braai

Sunday after breakfast we donned our helmets, mounted our Iron Horses and headed for home...

My Iron Horse trip from Joburg to Graskop and back, including Saturday's ride, was 1104 kilometers, done on a BMW K1200GT.

Homeward bound - after filling the GT up in Dullstroom, I managed to return figures of 5.3 litres/100 kms and after riding fifty clicks,

the on-board computer indicated I still had a range of 555 kms left in the tank (while tucked in behind a lowered screen and the cruise control set at 120 kph).

 

Thanks to Gary Whitehouse and the dudes from BMW Lifestyle in Midrand for the ride.

The GT is one hellofa Grand Tourer. It's compact, fast, handles corners like it's on rails and offers all the comforts needed for fast, long-distant touring.

After riding all the way from Joburg to Graskop, around ET and back to Joburg, I must tell you, I could easily do 1000 kms a day on the GT... forever.

 

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