The next day would be a whole different ballgame. No gravel today. And our steed?
A Harley-Davidson Street Glide
HD Street Glide is part of Harley's touring family model line-up. The
Street Glide was only introduced into the touring family in 2006. It was
originally designed by Willie G. Davidson to be his personal ride. A
retro ride in typical bagger style with a big ass V-twin motor.
who's ever ridden one of these big touring Harleys know that they just
eat the miles. But we're not hitting the road just yet. First we have
some stops to make. The first - Motostars!
of the largest retailers of Classic, Sports, Muscle, Collectable,
Vintage, Veteran, and Unique cars in Southern Africa. No petrol head
would ride past a place like this!
And for good measure, a stop at Ferrari.
had spent a good part of the morning drooling over these vehicles and
we had to get a move on. But still, George is only 400km away and on tar
that's half a day's ride, so we take the scenic route via Rooiels.
far as tar rides go this is one of my favourite biking roads. A
20-something kilometer stretch along the coast from Gordon's Bay to
Rooi-Els, blessed with unending curves.
Drive was named after Jack Clarence who was responsible for replacing
the footpath between Gordon's Bay and Rooi Els with a proper road. It
was built with the help of Italian POWs during WW2 and stretches all the
way from Gordons's Bay into Kleinmond and the heart of the Kogelberg
In-ride pillion shot. Now we're Cruisin'
Lunch at the popular biking stop Drummond Arms.
And finally we roll away back to George. Big V-Twin rumbling doing what a touring Harley does best.
Scenery on the way back:
was a good ride. Excellent bonding time. But he's grown up. I doubt
we'll ride again where I ride and show him places and things. Soon he'll
fly the coop, ride his own bike and discover his own things. Who knows,
there might even be rides where he goes to show me new places.