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General => About South Africa... => Interesting Places => Topic started by: Oppad on August 03, 2006, 10:49:02 am

Title: Choppper pilot's piece of heaven
Post by: Oppad on August 03, 2006, 10:49:02 am
Found this pub cum pizza place called the Boath House (S34 21.075 E20 35.694) on the Breede River, about 5km downstream from the Malgas ferry (die pont).

It is nestled between the river and the road and owned by Carl Alberts and his wife Mel. He is a serious chopper pilot specialising in Russian conversions and also rides a Africa Twin (pic at the bottom with die Rooi Muil).

It is good ds country especially for those wanting to do "personal bests" on the straight and hardpacked stretches (a bit of a crook, but what). To keep it interesting there are lots of loose gravelly patches, draaie and, when I visited, mud.

Carl is very bike (ds) friendly and together with a neighbour they can put up around 16 bikers on a weekend. You rent the cottages, therefore the more you are, the merrier it gets money wise.

His cell number is 0824464970

For more on the place, pics and a video clip you can check out the Oppad site at http://www.oppad.co.za/joernaal/jul06/bl280706b.htm#boathouse



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Title: Choppper pilot's piece of heaven
Post by: LuckyStriker on August 03, 2006, 12:44:33 pm
Carl may be bike friendly but he appears not to be seat friendly :D :wink:

does he suffer from the infamous grater crotch syndrome?
Title: Choppper pilot's piece of heaven
Post by: Oppad on August 03, 2006, 02:17:13 pm
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
Carl may be bike friendly but he appears not to be seat friendly :D :wink:

does he suffer from the infamous grater crotch syndrome?


We didn't get to know each other that well,  :shock: and I didn't see him ride but I got the idea he goes as quick as he can. When I met him he was nursing some damaged ribs from a fall on the scooter.

Anyway, he says he cosmetically revamps the bike every two to three years (covers, seat etc) but has not touched the engine ever.