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2009-03-29
ZX14 Breakfast Run 29 March 2009


Breakfast Run 29 March 2009 Auto Cradle Estate Magalies.

I am really beyond words and told Slade emotions overcame me today that I didn’t know how to start this newsletter. I am so overwhelmed about what happened today.

In the week we discussed what sort of turnout we would receive and reckoned we would be happy with about 7 x ZX14’s for our first official ZX14 run of this nature, and what happened, we were 16 ZX14’s present! I could not believe my eyes when arriving at our starting venue this morning. I had to look twice to make sure that there really were 16 x ZX14’s and their owners parked in front of me.

Special thanks go out to those that travelled a distance to be with us this morning to make this a momentous occasion. It is greatly appreciated guys.

Of course, nothing comes around by itself and with some ideas and hard work, brought on good results. Firstly, I would like to thank Toby Kurien, a good friend of mine being my mentor in this type of internet industry and was instrumental in helping get our website visible.

Thanks go to my fellow founder members being Chris, Deon and Slade whom have assisted in us obtaining our goals of uplifting the ZX14 and their owners. Deon was unfortunately unable to join us today. Chris who assisted me in making me www.ZX14.mobi business cards for handout, which we handed them out in the past week or so. This has resulted in some recruiting by placing these business cards on parked ZX14 machines at various venues. Slade, for the www.ZX14.mobi stickers and we will need more of these and again with this being visible new members are sure to follow. Joanne Raubenheimer, a friend in Cape Town who made the golf shirts with our logo for us and she can be contacted on chillijo@iafrica.com

A big thank you goes to WOEMA, an Afrikaans forum on the net where we were allowed to advertise this event of ours. Kawasaki dealers who agreed to receive our business cards for distribution. Don’t forget, the Google results of this mobile enabled website are excellent and feature very easily on top when searched.

And once again a Big Thank you to all these ZX14 owners who attended our first official ZX14 breakfast run being unique in SA and should we dare say internationally.

So for the record, our official standing of 16 x ZX14’s for this ZX14 Owners Club of SA is set. What will the next record be? Let us all make an effort to increase these numbers on the next event.

For those that didn’t attend this is how the run progressed. We left Total Petroport for Magalies on time as planned and experienced goose bumps when 15 x ZX14’s behind me with all their head lights on. What a sight? I promise all reading this document that the ZX14 breakfast run turned heads this morning. All along the road other friendly bikers were amazed to see as all the ZX14’s went past. I would only imagine how it would have been be to see this from the side of the road. So, WOEMA, you are welcome to come and film these ZX14’s when they are at their best! We are waiting for you. And yes, come what may, and say what you want to, we are proud owners of ZX14’s, and they look awesome.

On our route to Magalies, we encountered the shadow people. You know what I am talking about. Well all 16 x ZX14’s passed them successfully doing respectable ZX14 speed, and this topic will end just here. All must be complemented on your safety and awareness that this run had no incidents.

We took the Lanseria off ramp and eventually the Kromdraai turn off to Magalies. We encountered lots of cyclists, and we were prepared to share the road with them and we made sure that mutual respect was shown to create awareness to them and other road users.

Arrival time at the Auto Cradle Estate was 09:00am as planned and after rearranging some furniture we sat down for breakfast.

Unfortunately, we cannot compliment the management and staff of Auto Cradle Estate for their good service. Although it was arranged two weeks in advance with our intensions to visit their venue for breakfast, they could not deliver and service a group of 24 hungry ZX14 owners. We had three hungry ZX14 owners join us all the way from Heidelberg. We were also joined by ZX14 owners from Carletonville, these owners went through trouble and effort to ride a long way and only wanted to sit down and relax while having a good breakfast. Like them i too have never missed breakfast, and I ended up with one egg and four slices of toast with no butter. We waited a long time for coffee and drinks. The waiters were not up to it. Sorry, South Africa, third world service and we should not accept it. I previously visited the Auto Cradle Estate before and I was satisfied with the service then, but this morning dear readers, bike owners the Auto Cradle Estate was a complete mess! And please take note that I have accredited the Auto Cradle Estate before on the same mobile enabled website of the ZX14 Owners Club of SA.

I took some more pictures and videos just before we left the breakfast venue. You can also access these videos from your cell phone, other than your PC browser.

Some ZX14 owners decided to head straight back home, while the rest of us decided to round off the run by choosing the satellite road option heading to the Krugersdorp highway. I think at this stage most of the ZX14 carburettors were cleaned properly.

Thank you for the compliments received and positive attitude, meaning that we will do this again and most probably beat the record of 16 x ZX14’s together.

Don’t forget to join our internal forum, and keep on adding the ideas. Visit our site with your cell phone browser or PC. Please join in by chatting on the internal forum from your cell phone and making this interactive. On the website you may also join the newsletter mailing list that will keep you updated on new developments.

Kind regards,

Freddie


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