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    2018 Jaguar Simola Hill Climb

    Well that was one for the books. #theseareonlythehighlights Had my motor out three times in the last month chasing an oil problem. Collected car at 5pm on Thursday and decided to do the adult thing and withdraw from #JaguarSHC. Until I arrived home and watched a promo video of the guys setting up their pits… I had to go! Off to bed for me. Woke up at 00:00, jumped in the car and took an old school slow drive up the N1, R62, Swellendam to Knysna checking vitals in every town, with an almost full moon lighting the way. Arrived at 5:30, slept for an hour only to be woken by Craig &…

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    EURoadTrip2018 – Mattighofen

    So I watched “The Bike Show” this week, the first time ever!!! because they reviewed my current favorite bike, the 790 Duke. For the most part I was loving the show and couldn’t agree more with Matt Duran’s sentiments, although my heart skipped a beat and I have to admit I checked my pulse when Donovan Fourie suggested “if you bought one of these to do ANY long distance touring, you should probably not be allowed to breathe!” You see, I’m about to do the best 5000km roadtrip of my life… on a 790 Duke! He must be right I thought, after all he is on tv. And the internet! Too late to…

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    EURoadTrip2018 – Stuttgart

    Pouch fitted, we left for Stuttgart, via Munich Airport, destination Porsche Museum. I have new respect for Navigational Racers! Following GPS instructions, on the wrong side of the road, traffic buzzing around you, traffic lights to contend with, all the while not losing your riding buddy! Not much time left to take in the beautiful surroundings! not much time to think about anything else either. Loving it, although I’ve never been so happy to see “85km, turn right”. (Only to almost miss the turning) Did not give any prior thought of what to expect upon arrival at the Porsche Museum… what a pleasant surprise. The Brand just keeps growing on me!!! I’m “Infected”…

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    EURoadTrip2018 – Hockenheim – Nurburgring

    Sunday,8 July 2018, a day to remember. My wife will tell me I am being melodramatic, my mother would tell me I am just “ongewoond” (and complicated!). This post and photos, do not do the day, facilities, surroundings, bikes and especially the experience any justice. I’m trying not to hyperventilate as I recall easily one of the biggest days of my life. Last minute decision to visit Hockenheim Racing Museum enroute to ‘The Ring’. Instinctively knew the day would be good as we carved our way through back roads towards the Autobahn, ‘Scalpel’ in its natural domain, effortlessly soaking up the winding countryside roads. Lovely flowing riding. Mildly disappointed in the Motor Racing…