12th Annual


some of the guys at Estcourt Ultra City...

Friday the 28th we met at Vaal Star Stop (Villiers) for breakfast. Departing 9.30am, we rode on the alternate route (as we were told the fuzz were having a big road-block on the N3), stopping for petrol at Monte Vista Star Stop, Estcourt Ultra City and Cato One Stop. We re-grouped on the other side of Mariannhill toll plaza and took the N2 highway towards Stanger, turning off  to the La Mercy Beach Hotel. We arrived there at 2.30 pm, which was excellent time, and decided to ride to Thirsty's for a quick chow and dop, and had a gander at some ships arriving in Durban.

leaving La Mercy for Durban Yacht Basin early Saturday morning...

After an early breakfast, we rode to Durban Haba (where the sheeps perk), where we boarded the Hakuna Matata and embarked on our 2-hour Indian Ocean cruise.

some happy bikers; Allie, Brenda, JJ and Patrys, on the deck of the Hakuna Matata

three happy Vaalies... Robbie, Pam and Alex

Gina and Jack

Dewald and Warnia

Svetlana and Michel

Jackie (the Priest from Secuda) and Dorothy, Peter Ward (the brave dude who rides the 996 Ducati) and Warnia and Dewald

After the boat trip we rode to uShaka Marine World, where we had a bite at the Upper Deck of  The Phantom Ship, took in a Dolphin show and then had a butcher's-hook at their many fantastic aquariums.

a hammer-head shark cruisers by...

we saw wild Dolphins in the ocean and then again at the uShaka Marine World

Sunday after breakfast we headed home, with many happy memories.

There was a total of 22 of us on this Run, on 12 bikes: A lone Ducati 996 SPS, 5 BMWs (2 X 1200RT, 1 X 1100 GS, 1  X 1150GS, 1 X 1100R), 2 Hondas (1 X CBR600RR , 1 X  Pan-European ST1300) and 2 Yamahas (1 X YZF 1000R1, 1 X FJR1300).

Candy, modelling the 2006 T-shirt.