13th Annual


the BMW K1200R outside the Fouriesburg Country Inn

Friday we met for breakfast at the Blockhouse One Stop on the R59 near Meyerton. After toppie Dennis arrived late, we departing at around 9.45 and rode via Vereeniging, Heilbron, Petrus Steyn and Bethlehem, stopping for a quick bite and then rode on to Fouriesburg. We arrived in Fouriesburg Inn at about 2.30, ten minutes before the rain came tumbling down. After supper we adjourned to the pub, where Dewald and I got drilled at pool (but Charles Glass and Captain Morgan got in the way), finally crawling into bed at around 3am.

At Golden Gate. The BMW handled the corners like it was on rails

Saturday after breakfast we rode to Clarens, through the scenic, twisty mountain roads of Golden Gate Highlands National Park, past Sterkfontien Dam, to the Mont-Aux Sources Resort in the Drakensburg for lunch and then headed back to Fouriesburg via Harrismith (for juice), Kestell, Bethlehem, Ash River fall-out and Clarens.

Sunday after breakfast we said our farewells and hit the road home.

The glorious BMW K1200R with the Drakensburg Amphitheater in the background

There were ten of us on the 2007 Redline Run; Alan Spangenberg on his Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit, Shane Roets on his Yamaha YZF-R1, Dennis Schultz on his immaculate YZF-R1, Michel Alcaraz and Swetlana on a Honda GL1800 Californian Trike, Mike and Irene Pieters on their BMW R1150RT, Dewald and Warnia Day on a BMW R1150R and me on the sporty BMW K1200R.

I covered a total distance of 995 kilometers on the Run, measuring Saturday's ride at 383 km and from Fouriesburg Inn to my cabin was 306 kms. The homeward-bound trip took me all of 2 hours to do (hey, I was peddling the 1200R... what a lekker bike).

  Cool and the gang: Mike, Irene, Alan, Dennis, Michel, Svetlana, Shane, Wernia and Dewald

happiness is... Dennis Schultz on a Honda