The 12th Annual Redline Run started at the Block House One Stop on the R59 near Meyerton, where we met for breakfast.

There were thirty two of us, on eighteen bikes, namely Dennis Shultz on his Yamaha R1, Johan Mienie on his Suzuki GSX-R1000, Basil Carolis on his BMW K1200RS, Ian Rosendorff on his BMW K1200LT, Michel Alcaraz and Svetlana on their Honda Pan European ST1300, Armando and Susan Pellencin on their GL1500 GoldWing, Dewald and Warnia Day on their BMW R1100R, Ian Lacey and Meri on a Honda VFR800, Mel and Liza Wilmans on their Kawasaki ZX-9R, William and Henta Cox on a Suzuki GSX-R1300, Quinton Cox and Alta on a Honda CBR954 Fireblade, Andre and Leanne were on their Suzuki GSX-R750, Theo and Marieta Prinsloo on their Honda CBR1100XX, Hugh and Sonja on a Honda CBR1100XX, Koenie and Geraldine on a Honda CBR1100XX, Cas and Veronica on a Honda CBR1100XX, Johan and Fransien on their Suzuki GSX-R1000 and me on a brand new Ducati Monster S2R1000 from Rossomoto (importers of Ducati in South Africa - see Road Test in "Magazine" section).

Departing at 9.30am, we rode via Vereeniging, Heilbron, Petrus Steyn, Reitz and Bethlehem, stopping at the Wimpy in Bethlehem for lunch and then rode on to Fouriesburg. After we'd checked in and dropped our kit off, we went for a ride to Clarens and Golden Gate, then, like good cowboys, rode back into the sunset, to the Fouriesburg Country Inn.

our group outside the Fouriesburg Inn on Saturday morning

Phuthaditjhaba - I still can't get my tongue around that... nice bike

some of us walked up to the Vulture Kitchen  -  photo by Dewald Day

relaxing at the Golden Gate admin block

Redline Run participant's bikes parked at Fouriesburg Country Inn


and tourers

party time at the Fouriesburg Country Inn

Sterkfontien Dam in the background  -  photos by Kenn Slater

Saturday after breakfast we rode to Clarens, through the scenic, twisty mountain roads of Golden Gate Highlands National Park, where we saw some wild-life. We stopped at the Vulture Kitchen in the Park (saw some really big Vultures flying overhead) and then rode to the Caterpillar & Catfish Cookhouse, past the Sterkfontien Dam, for a drink. We then we headed back through Golden Gate, stopping in Clarens for a lunch and then rode back to base in Fouriesburg. Saturday night we had a scrumptious lamb-spit-braai. We even had Andre get engaged to Leanne on Saturday night (everyone wished them love and happiness), everyone was in bed by nine (after a long day in the saddle). Simon Fourie (of BikeSA), Dennis and I stayed up late, just to check that the barman stayed to the end of his shift.

Sunday after breakfast we said our farewells and headed for home, stopping in Sasolburg at Ian Lacey's palace for ABFs (Absolute-Bloody-Finals).


The 12th Annual REDLINE RUN was a great weekend (as usual) with the best people you would ever wish to meet on a motorcycle.


If you want more REDLINE RUNS details please phone

Kenn on  082 413 5773  or  011 943 2729