14th annual

IRON HORSE

Friday 14th November, we met for breakfast at the Middelburg Ultra City.

Departing at 10.30am we rode on the N4 to Belfast, Dullstroom where we stopped for fuel and something to drink,

then we rode on to Lydenburg, meeting up with Billy and Gerrie from Pietersburg, we then headed over Long Tom Pass to Sabie, stopping at the Woodsman Restaurant in catch our breath, and then rode down to Hazyview where we stopped just in time to see three elephant cross to road in front of us, and then continued up Kowynís Pass to Graskop.

We stayed at The Old Post Office Inn, which we used as our base for the weekend. For dinner we had a lekker braai on the veranda of the Inn.

Lohan and Lizelle on their booming boxer

Dewald and Warnia aboard their BMW R1100R

Nico on his fast Aprilia RSV1000 Mille

on the road from Hazyview

Saturday we had breakfast at Harrie's Pancakes, drew our first cards and left on our Iron Horse Poker Run.

The Run took us back to Sabie, to Sudwala Caves Hotel, Kaapsehoop, White River and back to Graskop in time the watch the Bokke beat the Scots.

Then it was back to Greg's place for another happy, lekker, socialising braai... with some really great friends.

OH... by the way, the Poker Run millions was won by yours truly, with a bottom-straight; an Ace, Two, Three, Four and a Five. Now I'm off to buy me a cheap little Ducati V4.

 

outside Harrie's Pancakes in Graskop

regrouping at the Kaapsehoop turnoff

Sunday morning at eight bells we left for the Woodsman in Sabie for breakfast and then rode home.

What a great weekend! We had perfect weather, great guys and rode some of the lekker roads.

Dennis on his Honda... err... or is that a Suzuki?

 

Next year is our 15th Iron Horse... when we'll do it all again, only better!

Cop ya later... Kenn Slater.