I haven't posted anything for a while, I've had data problems which now appear to have been sorted out so I'm back!
The weather has been beautiful lately though sadly we are still drastically in need of rain, I would gladly sacrifice riding and braaiing weather in exchange for a week of solid, heavy rain.
We haven't done much riding lately because I have had battery problems, unfortunately my battery did not stand up to the three months of inactivity even though my friend Craig ran the engine a few times, I put it on trickle charger at home and then went down to the garage to check tire pressures and fuel so that Janet and I could go for a midweek cruise.
I refilled the tank and adjusted the tire pressures and when I pressed the starter there was just a "click", I got help from the garage and we took the battery out and put it on charge but I had to walk home! Not a happy biker. I ended up leaving the bike at the garage overnight so that the battery could get a good charge and collected it the next day.
The coming Sunday was our regularly scheduled breakfast run and now things seemed to be alright but come the Sunday morning, another beautiful day, Janet and I were standing next to the bike in our riding gear and it wouldn't start! We ended up going on the breakfast run in our cage, nothing else for it at that late stage.
Eleven of us on five bikes and two cars, Floors is still recovering from a knee operation, left Juffroshoogte that morning, for the relatively short run down the R27 to the Yzerfontein turn off, Janet and I bringing up the rear.
We pulled in to a convenient layby for the traditional "tea break" and raised a glass in salute to our fallen brother Anton from the Mohicans who lost his life in an accident not far from where we were parked.
Road Captain Daan lead the small group back out onto the R27 and down to "Die Stal" pub just on the outskirts of Yzerfontein. The breakfast was alright, service was a bit slow and two of the orders were wrong but we still had a good time.
I ended up having to buy a new battery but luckily we have a supplier in the area, Battery Pro in Vredenburg stocks bike batteries and I got a new gel one for a very reasonable price so we're happy again and things are returning to normal after our extended time away.