1st Annual

JOBURG to CAPE TOWN RUN

2006

The guys rode long and hard to wear these shirts. If you see anyone wearing these shirts, salute them!

Riding over 3000 kms in sub-zero temperatures is not for sissies, the lowest temp was minus 4, riding back through the Karoo

at between 6.30 and 8am, from Beauford West and Richmond (without any wind-chill factor taken into account).

The warmest was 20 degrees while nearing Johannesburg on our return trip.

6.15am just before the Grasmere One-Stop,  and away we go...

as expected, the BMW RT is tailor-made for long-distance touring.

outside Richmond, on the way down.

the cause of all the cold, a dusting of snow on the Hex River Mountains... brrrrrr.

Thanks to the guys at BMW Lifestyle for the use of their grand 1200RT, WHAT A BIKE!

we hooked-up with Peter Soares and the Cape Town chapter of the Ulysses Club for breakfast, stopping at Constantia Nek for "coffee".

at Cape Point, you can see the weather in the background, although we never had much rain.

what's a trip to Cape Town worth, without getting a photo like this?

Basil (the Greek) Carolis on his BMW K1200RS (he suffered)

Dewald (Steel-Butt) Day on a Suzuki GSX-R1300 Hayabusa (he suffered more)

Donovan (Long-John) Bubb on his Suzuki GSX-R1000 (he suffered the most)

and me (Redline), with the fantastic-touring-machine, the BMW R1200RT (I suffered the least)

 

 

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