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Monday, December 1, 2014

The toy run without me

Sunday morning the weather was beautiful, partly cloudy with a light breeze, perfect for riding but it did get pretty hot in the early afternoon. I was not allowed to ride my motorbike so I got into my bakkie and headed over to the Engen One-Stop to see who was there.
Just as a matter of interest the eye op was a great success, I can now see perfectly with my left eye which before was hazy due to the cataract, in fact I am like a kid with a new present I am so amazed at how clear my vision is. Where I thought that my right eye was good and was doing all of the work for the almost blind left eye, the right eye is now blurry and I realise that I have been going around quite happily in a state of near blindness! I am looking forward now to having the right eye done as well even though already I can again see the fine golden hair on a young ladie's inner thigh.
I arrived at 07h45 and there was already quite a large crowd in the parking area with more arriving all the time and the almost constant roar of bikers heading past on their way to Capetown, the west coast was going to be well represented.
That looks like a new Yamaha Super Tenere' in front, very nice.
There was a large contingent of the newly formed west coast chapter of the Mohicans in attendance.
Kick-stands up at 08h00 and the group headed out onto the R27. Div and Caro.
'cois and Linicia.
Heinie and Gerda on their Triumph.
Wessel's lovely, recently re-sprayed Honda with music blaring, heading out.
Big Anton and his good lady.
I watched them all leave and listened to the rapidly diminishing roar of the bikes blasting southward and suddenly it was quiet. I walked disconsolately back to my bakkie and headed home, ride safe.
I haven't spoken to any of them yet but from social media reports it was another successful charity event and I'm definitely going next year.


Trobairitz said...

Bummer they had to do the toy ride without you, but at least you could go down and see them off.

Literally see them since your surgery. Glad all went well with that.

Hopefully you can be riding soon.

the rider said...

Yes Brandy I felt like I was being left out of something as they all rode off, I have a follow up check-up tomorrow and I'm sure I'll get the all clear after that.

Travis said...

Ive just found your blog, making my way through all the posts going back to the beginning. Very good reading and nice food porn. Got yourself another fan.

the rider said...

Travis thank you for the kind words my friend, this is the kind of thing that makes it all worthwhile.