By the time we arrived in the outskirts we were both good and hungry so we stopped at the "Viper Lounge" for a beer and a breakfast, R45 for two eggs, sausage, mushrooms, bacon and toast - good value as far as I'm concerned. We browsed around in the shop and I ended up spending R1200 on a new "Cortech" denim bike jacket and what a nice jacket it is, it will make a big difference on next week's Polar bear run. Unfortunately they did not have one in Janet's size but they are going to try and get one.
We had a nice evening and Linda's oxtail pot was very good, had a good time with our friends and this morning I made breakfast out of the left over "sadza" that I told you about;As you can see the sadza is a stiff "porridge" made out of the maize meal, make small balls into which you push a small block of cheddar cheese, wrap a strip of bacon around them and pin it with a tooth pick and then grill them, turning often until the bacon is cooked. The cheese melts and the bacon fat soaks into the maize meal - delicious and decadent!
What I did notice, and a friend also pointed out while we were at the pub is that I am going to have to get a new back tire before the Polar bear run, it is a Bridgestone Battlax and I have done just over 11000kms on it which about par for the course the way I ride, it may be good for another couple of hundred but we are going to do about 1000kms so I'm not taking any chances.
I will give the bike a good wash during the week, check the tire pressures when I get the back tire done and make sure that everything is good.
This afternoon Janet asked "What time are we leaving next week?" I said "I will check but I think we have to be at the gathering point to leave at 0830." to which she replied, "Well I hope we do leave straight away and not stand around for an hour talking crap and looking at the bikes like you guys always do."
Here we go!