Thursday, 20 October 2011

Day1 - Leg4 - Bots+Zim - Boyz will be boyz

This is the daily blog from, in particular a short series on the Botswana and Zimbabwe - Giraffe tour we attended during July 2011. Check out the plans and route for the trip here.
More South and Southern African motor cycle tours on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.

Having riden for about 250km or so, in total with only a quick stop for breakfast, we felt it was about time for a stop and stretch rest. We stopped at the Vaalwater hotel which is apparently a well know biker stop and also hosts the odd rally.

It was also time to start paying dues for things we had done wrong so far. CharlieE was the first to have to buy a round for all, because first thing in the morning as we met and were about to head off, he lost his bike keys. Looking everywhere and not finding them, he started assuming it was a trick and that someone had taken them on purpose just to see his reaction! Turns out that they were in his helmet with his gloves and he'd fitted his gloves then put the helmet on before taking the keys out without feeling the keys inside the helmet. Round 1 was bought by CharlieE! 

Dismounting for a quick drink
Full line up of all the bikes at the hotel
Getting some sun and getting to know each other, with the banter flowing quick and fast
Richard sharing stories of previous rally's at this hotel
Back on the road again - waiting at a "stop and go".
Waiting for road works

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