My name is MC van Litsenborgh. I'm 26. I Live in Yzerfontein on the West Coast.
I Bought myself a BWM F800GS 2011 on 24-05-2013. I've been teaching myself around town wile I save up to buy all the gear I need.
Kevin, back on a bike after 27 years, single after 25. Looking forward to driving some of the back roads of SA.
I hope everybody knows me.
Greetings all real name Francois Naude loved bikes forever had to wait for kids to growup to start riding with wifes blessing but not a rider herself
I sell tools bolts and nuts all day.Did not want to miss my 50 year mid life crisis, so I got a bike.
I always had a bike but sold my last Yamaha in 2008 due to the fact I only used it on the toy runs. Got the itch again a year ago, but for a BMW only and a R1200GS. It did not go away,so I now own a Adventure and loving it. Done a few rides including one with Donfords which was a dirt roads to Barydale. I ride when I get the gap on weekends and try not to interfer with my family life. Oh yes and my name is Adrian and surname Nigrini. Two riding buddies but they do not have BMW's.
New BMW Rider with a F800 GS, looking for some solid advise
Hey, I just bought a bike and I am intersted in joining the club.
I am Anna-Marie,previously from The Back-up vehicle and wife of Neels. We have recently bought ourselves R1150GS's and in future we will be riding out there in the dust with you guys and girls. Gone are the days of luxuries in an aircon environment. However, at the meetings we will still be at the back....of the BAR, picking up any lost personalities. This we will gladly return the following day.In the meantime I don't know, yet, if I'm brave or stupid in tackling this wild horse....but its fun
Got a bike after doing a few months biking in Laos, Vietnam and Bali. Keen for off the beaten track adventurous missions.
Bought gs this year and love being on a bike again after many years.
Hi everyone, My name is Rudi(±60), married to Susan(±younger) and we have Stefan(15)with us at home and 2 (35+)sons working in Gauteng. I'm in solar water heating/heat pumps since 1984 and my 1st bike was a BSA back then. In 1980 I bought a Honda custom and 10 yrs later, gave it to my son.
I now own a Yamaha 1100 drag star with a lot of bling-bling. I wanted the wife to also ride her own bike and bought a 1200GS but after only 2 rides, decided that it was to heavy for her. I don't mine because now it's mine ha ha.
I then bought her the F650 and she went for some riding lessons. hopefully she will have her learners within 2 weeks.
We decided to join the BMW club so that we can ride with people that knows what it is all about and we hope that you guys will take us in.
Have a fun filled day you all.
Newbie, first get to grips with tar riding, then hitting the gravel!!! When I'm not making wine I'm hunting the coast for waves. Jean
I am 42, married to an amazing woman and have 2 fantastic boys age 8 & 10.
My GS has been considered by my wife as part of my midlife crisis, and as such between her and a good friend of ours, the bike was christened "FLUZEY", allowing latitude for all sorts of suggestive connetations.
Having an offroad passion which started when I was young living in old Camps Bay which at the time allowed for a lot of BMX tracks & for some lucky kids kiddies 80cc scramblers (not myself unfortunately). When I was 18 my dad helped me buy a 1964 series 2 SWB which was then rebuilt and we used it at our holiday house in Hermanus for driving down the beach, towing the boat etc, which planted the offroad driving seed and honned my 4x4 sand skills. Since then I've owned many other landrovers and done many, many offroad trips which I really enjoy.
I still have my old Series which we use regularly to take our 2 Golden retrievers to the beach and it parks alongside my F800GS in the garage (sharing stories I would imagine).
My passions have always been outdoor orientated and from growing up above Glen Beach and surfing most days, as well as surf lifesaving for over 15 years with both Clifton & Llandudno Lifesaving clubs, my life has always remained water orientated.
Being fortunate enough to have the opportunity I've always gravitated towards watersports including surfing, skiing, scubadiving, keel boat sailing, windsurfing, whitewater paddling etc etc with the addition of other sports like paragliding comming into the mix, for a period of my life.
Enjoying adventure and often venturing off on 4x4 trips on my own & joining folk along the way, the natural progression was to get an adventure bike, which I would like to use mainly for seeing parts less travelled.
Fortunately my kids enjoy the outdoors and sport as much as I do, and my 10 year old son aside from his other sports is enjoying his motocross on his KX65, but can't wait until he's old enough to get his own adv bike, however my youngest is still not sure of two wheels and prefers his little quad. Perhaps one day in the not to distant future the three of us will venture off on a GS trip with my wife following in 4x4 aircon comfort.
I'm really looking forward to club events and the steep GS learning curve.
Byron Herbert (aka Buzzy)
Haven't ridden for many years, and it's time to get going again...
Hi all. I am back in the saddle after being "away" for 15 years. And loving it! Looking forward to making some new biking friends , and learning from you all.
I am Andre Cornelissen and just bought my GS 1200. It is a '06 model with 40 000 km on it. I switched from a KLR to this. It was now passed on to my son. We reside in a small farming community called Koekenaap on the west coast. It is about 300km from Cape Town. I am a farmer and civil engineer at dep. of Agriculture. Two of my sons now have the KLR 650 and me and my wife have made a few trips on the one to cape town. I am excited for the trips on the GS.