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This is my very first attempt at doing a ride report (& I haven't quite got the nack of including the photos into my Report, along with the writing),.... so I hope that it'll be enjoyed by all that read it. I don't have any of my own photos of the Event,..... as I was too occupied with the commitments I had (... the joy's of being part of the Organising Committee... ::) ;D),.... but I will be posting a few of the photos that I managed to get from a few people form the day.

Please feel free to place your contributions (photos & video) as well as any comment you might have,.. that will help us to make next year's Event even Bigger & Better. After all,.... the MAIN Important thing here, is that with all of us "uniting together", we will be able to raise as much money as possible,... in order to support the various Charity's that are nominated.

Here goes,.....

On Sunday morning 15th May 2011, Air Force Base Ysterplaat (Cape Town) hosted the "Feed a Child Motorcycle Ride" the form of our very first Motorcycle Charity Fundraising Event.

The gates to the Base opened @ 07h00 & I must admit,..... after seeing the weather that we were granted,..... I had my doubts that there was going to be a lot of support towards our Event.

None the less, we all remained positive & 100% committed (in true Military Style :mwink: ;D) to making this Event a Successfull one. Pretty soon the bikes started rolling into the Base in front of No.11 Hanger, where everyone was able to register, have some nice warm coffee, light snacks & mingle.

The Base OC (Col Cowan) opened the day & welcomed everyone, followed by Lt Col Danie Sutherland (Chairperson of the Event & my Unit OC) explained the details of the event to everyone. After that, Mr Fred Cheetham (Marshling Coordinator for the Event) then went through the Safety Briefing & information of the Route.

Around 09h30, everyone was ready in the departure shoots & we were then escorted by both Provincial & CT Traffic Department, out of the Base & onto the planned route.

The route was as follows:
Out of AFB Yplt into Koeberg Road, onto Table Bay Blvd, through into CT City center, up towards Table Mountain, over Kloof Neck, down the other side into Camps Bay, along the coast towards Llandudno & down into Hout Bay. From there we proceeded up & over Chapmans Peak Drive, down into Noordhoek, left into Silvermine Road & over Ou Kaapse Weg. On the other side we then proceeded all the way along the M3 all the way past Rhodes Memorial & UCT where we took the Oswald Pirrow offramp & connected back onto Table Bay Blvd. Took the Brookland offramp, back into Koeberg Road, back into AFB Yplt where I took over from the Traffic Dept by leading all 250 bikes down the Main Runway, after which we all stopped in front of No.11 Hanger.

Here are a few photos in the mean time. I will continue tomorrow with more info on the Event as well as some more photos.
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a few more photos.....
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Just for info,.... here is the link to the "Event Invite" I had placed under Planning a Ride: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=69344.0
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awesomely done mate!

seriously big up to you :D
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Awesome Shaun........wel done mate!
 

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Ahhhhh well done Shaun

Great ride and Beut pics Bud

I'm sorry I missed it. The CMA run 4 blankets was good but not as awesome as this.

Count me in next year boet.

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Fantastic ride, we all enjoyed. The finale on the main runway was awesome!  Here is a video clip of the ride on the runway:
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_8J-VWrk3hdA/TdIA58yAlSI/AAAAAAAAInQ/c2rUpmF4NBs/s144/DSCF0180.jpg" height="108" width="144" /></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From Feed A Child Ride</td></tr></table>

Or if that link does not work try - https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/usbTStHWNjzlfZsXlp0xxQ?feat=directlink
« Last Edit: May 17, 2011, 07:11:46 am by Gadgeteer »
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Really awsome ride to say the least... Well done to you & all the Ysterplaat presonell that took part and or assisted in any way as well as a big thanks & well done to the traffic departments that took part in making it a safe & non stop ride...
How soon can we start the next ride.....

Blessings
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It was a great ride and well organized. :thumleft:

Just a shame for the fog, but still a big turnout :ricky: Most of the guys where well behaved, just 3 “ass holes” with their super bikes from a clang. They where popping wheelies with their pillions and dragging through Ou Kaapse weg. And then as for being asked NOT to pop and drag on the runway.....what do they do :deal: Well.....there are always a few pricks in a bunch.

Other than that, enjoyed myself and nice meeting a few other Dogs.

BO, nice RR :thumleft:
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This was a very nice event. Not even the weather could stop the enthusiasm of the participants. :ricky: Next year it will even be bigger. Thumbs up to the organisers, it was superbly well done.

 Well done neighbour :thumleft:
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Yep as said in the other thread,well organised and I was truely amazed at the number of bikes.Well done :thumleft:
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jy kan nie n klomp bikers op n runway toelaat en verwag niemand gaan n wheelie pop nie!

dit lyk baie cool, ek wil net weet hoekom die kommunikasie in die biking community so crap is! dit gebeur oor en oor dat meer as een event op dieselfde dag gehou word! soos bv sondag die 15de, die CMA blanket run en die ysterplaat run, albei vir liefdadigheid. almal sal mos daarby baat as dit op verskillende dae gehou word. ek sou graag altwee events wou bywoon...
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To Shaun and everyone else involved in organising this ride, Thanx a Million! A special word of appreciation to the
Traffic Cops who got us all safely back at the base. We need more people that's prepared to take the lead and organize a ride.
With the infrastructure you have please don't stop, just include a nice after party next time :3some:

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With another unroadworthy Harley this funny man played speed cop with his own siren
 

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On the scenic route
 

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Was their something wrong or weren't their enough Wilddogs? The Coffee and boerewors ques
were much longer than those at the Beer tent.
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For a change we could get very close to the aircraft on display
 

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............  we missed the ride ! ............. what a pity.Well done to all for the turnout :biggrin:
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A report has also been added to the SAAF Museum website at http://www.saafmuseum.org.za/feed-a-child-motorcycle-ride/.
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awesomely done mate!

seriously big up to you :D

 :thumleft: Thanks a lot Jan. Hopefully you'll be able to join us next year. Your "Camera Skills" would most definatley have been put to good use. Plenty of really Gr8 photo opertunity. ;) :thumleft:
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