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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gypsy Jokers fun day

The weather hasn't been too bad of late, the spring flowers; the vygies and the daisies for which this area is famous, are starting to bloom. At the moment there are plenty of white and orange ones around and soon the veld will be covered in multi-coloured carpets of flowers. This usually brings a lot of tourists to the area to boost our flagging restaurant and accommodation facilities which have suffered somewhat over the winter months.
I have booked two rooms at the Eendekuil Hotel for the second weekend in September and Dick and Janet are going to join us for a bit of a flower tour, I hope that the weather will be good because we want to do it on our bikes.
We had a quiet weekend but we did manage to get out on the bike on Sunday, we didn't go far, just a local cruise and we ended up at the "Admiral's Bar" in Velddrif for lunch. I mentioned it briefly in a previous post, it is relatively new, quite pleasant and the food is very good value for money; I had a really nice hake fillet with chips and salad and Janet had two crumbed pork chops with mash and gravy, that and a bottle of Chenin Blanc came to R125! About 10GBP or about 16,5USD, does that sound like good value to you?
We will definitely go back there again, the window panel just behind me in the picture says, "Bikers Welcome" - that's a good thing! So there's a good ride and a good value lunch for you Capetown bikers, let's see you out there!
I'm really hanging my ass in the direction of a long road trip, we haven't done one for almost a year now and I keep visualising good sections of road that we have ridden, we just happened to be chatting with Don and Connie the other day and he mentioned the fantastic "Huisrivier Pass"
on the R62 between Ladismith and Calitzdorp, immediately I could visualise that wonderful area and I found myself longing to be there.
Janet and I talked about it and we are thinking of taking a week off in September and heading out on the road, come on let's do it!
Capetown and local bikers join us at the Gypsy Jokers fun day on Saturday 4th September at the Phoenix bar in Vredenburg, it starts at 10am and finishes late, R150 gets you a badge and a meal consisting of fresh steamed mussels as a starter and then lamb on the spit with potatoes and salad.
There will be live music all day and for an extra R100 you can get accommodation at the nearby, (well not too far) Saint Helena Bay, Cove Hotel which will include a shuttle bus and breakfast on Sunday morning.
For more information or to make a booking call Danny on 0823401698.
Come on out, it promises to be one hell of a Jol!


Geoff James said...

Oh that I was a bit closer and had some free time Andrew!

One day.....

the rider said...

Anytime you fancy a trip to SA I will organise accomms for you two in Capetown and in Saldanha and I'll gladly show you our riding area. AND I'll buy you a couple of beers at the Phoenix!

IHG said...

Hey Rider...are you still planning Sturgis in 2011?

the rider said...

Hey Stephanie - YES that is still definitely on the cards for me and Frank, we'll see you there.

Anonymous said...

R u still blogging?? Is the Phoenix pub still open? Lady and I will be out there march/April. Any other recommendations for biking enthusiasts?