Secunda To Midlands
When we planned this weekend, we said we'd travel by car because we wanted to do some fly-fishing, golfing and sightseeing. A few days before the weekend, we changed our minds because we started to feel some biking withdrawal symptoms.
Cobus quickly improvised a plan for his fly rod and we decided to hire some golf clubs. We are not the most serious of golfers anyway. Opting for the bike was the best decision ever.
The ride to Midlands was a bit rough and difficult; the problem is that we ran out of good roads to travel on so we had to ride from Secunda to Newcastle to cut out the bad roads between Standerton and Vrede.
It was a long ride; we only stopped once in Newcastle. From there it went slow what with all the speed traps. A speed limit of 100km/h is not very cool but we did the best we could.
We arrived safely at our destination, checked in and then went shopping in Mooiriver for some food for the weekend.
Janeke and Andre joined us the next day. We played some golf and had a nice braai. The Sunday we took a drive to the Valley of a Thousand Hills where we met Tienie and Ronelle. After a great breakfast, we cruised back to Mooiriver. Tienie and Ronelle came with their Harleys and it was great to ride alongside them. Yes, Superbikes and Harleys can ride together...
Ronelle made reservations for dinner at "The Manor House". Thanks for that - it was stunning and the food brilliant.
The next morning we said our goodbyes and took on the road back home. Van Reenen's Pass was another great ride with the bike. At Harrismith we had a quick stop, at Villiers we had
some lunch and only then we notice that Andre's bike's tyre was in bad shape and starting to show metal. So from there we had to take it very slow with most cars and trucks overtaking us. I wonder what they thought - "Look at those beginners!"
Luckily, we had to get off at Heidelberg to get home. Andre and Janeke had to maintain a slow speed until they got home to Pretoria.
From Heidelberg, we opened the throttle hard and Christa had to hold on tight cos it was time to get home!
Another great weekend...