Saturday I was feeling a bit "under the weather", apart from a very annoying pulled muscle which seemed to be inside my rib cage I was just feeling a bit "pap", it's a good descriptive Afrikaans word which I'm sure doesn't need translating.
I was alright on the bike though, infact I loved the ride out to Velddrif so much that I took the longer route, this in spite of the fact that the wind was blowing quite strongly too.
By the time I got there the parking area was crowded with bikes, the occasion was the Clique MCC's annual "dayjol" and it certainly looked like the bikers had turned out in force to support them. I wandered around meeting and greeting and had a couple of beers but I wasn't in the mood.
There was a lot going on, the wheelie machine was kept busy, there were some good food stalls and the bar was doing a roaring trade. It was good to see the members of the host club all pulling together to ensure that things ran smoothly, well done guys and gals.
I stayed to watch some of the games but left at about 16h30 amid rumours of traffic roadblocks pulling bikers over but there was nothing, I hope the jol was a success and I hope that everyone got home safely, sorry I could not stay longer.
Sunday morning I was feeling better but that pulled muscle was still giving me a problem, Janet and I saddled up at about 08h45 and rode out to the Engen One Stop to join up with Meeulanders members for our monthly breakfast run.
Stop/Go's are still a feature of local riding and we had a stop at the first but not for long, soon Daan was leading the group into a layby for a smoke break and the now traditional "Melk tert" liqueur which was provided by Johan.
It was inevitable that we would be stopped at the last roadworks and we sat in the sun swatting "miggies" while we waited, we were pretty much an hour late at the restaurant but they didn't seem to be worried and did not keep us waiting long for our breakfasts. We relaxed in the sun and drank our beers and chatted,
What a pleasant biking weekend.
The next club function is the annual "Dart run" on Saturday 22nd but obviously we'll ride before then, stay safe - keep the shiny side up and we'll see you on the road.