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Zx14 Run 24 May 2009 Fourways to Premier Hotel Cullinan

In stead of writing a lengthy newsletter, I can use the testimonials received from zx14 owners who joined the run. In short it was a well organized run, we received a cap, and our breakfast tables were reserved as well as zx14 parking space. The breakfast was sublime. Live band music for entertainment. Coffee was available at Kawasaki Fourways and so forth.

Thanks for all the testimonials received, but we need to elaborate.

In Jackie’s (Kawasaki Fourways) absence, thank you for your assistance. Thank you for opening the Bike Shop and for the toilet facilities.

Then what a surprise it was to me when Riaan Fourie from Kawasaki SA introduced me to Chris Speight (Forgive me if I have the name incorrect) from Kawasaki SA. Thanks Chris for your presence and interest in our zx14 machines. Thank you Chris for the awesome piccies you have taken with your camera. All piccies are uploaded on the mobile enabled website

Thank you to Riaan from Kawasaki SA who took it on him and with assistance from other zx14 owners to marshal the run. I promise you Riaan it was worth it and we appreciated your effort and it was definitely one of the reasons for our safe and enjoyable ride we had. Thank you Riaan for your kindness and the way you made me feel at home during the run. Be assured I noticed that and is highly appreciated! You are just great and you are a leader!

Thank you to Denise Du Randt, Simon and other staff of the Premier Hotel in Cullinan. Well done! You surprised and impressed us with the clearly marked reserved seating and the caps that were decorated on the tables. The reserved parking for our zx14’s was a winner to us!

As you are aware what is a run without the Biker and what is a run without the zx14 Owners Club of SA. Thank you all for joining this run. Thank you to the zx14 owners Wessel and Corrie who rode all the way from Pietersburg to join us. Also the lady contingent from Vanderbjlpark and the Megaforce Bike Club who joined us for the second time in a row! And then thank you to all the rest of us who joined the run. What a privilege it was to see the zx14’s of Frank Ueckermann and that he joined the run as well. Thank you to the pillions and your interest in the run.

Thank you Lord for a blessed, enjoyable and safe ride we had.

To me it was a day I will never forget. I was joined by a very good lady friend of mine and time well spent with her. I could not wait to see 30 plus zx14’s together and could not wait to see 30 plus zx14’s headlights switched on. I was like a kid looking and dreaming of something special. What a sight it was, and yes Riaan, now it is a toll order to improve on this record of 32/33 zx14’s together.

Again we averaged a respectable zx14 speed at some stages on the route and we were blessed with good weather the whole day long.

If I measure the core of the zx14 Owners Club of SA, versus the results we experienced that day it all came out true: to boost the zx14 machine, to support the zx14 owner and to make friends.

Once again you are invited to make the concept your own and let us all enjoy the idea. A successful leader does not get to the top without the help of other successful people and leaders around him/her.

And who can forget Riaan’s words during our short briefing just before we left:”We al have the fastest bikes, so what do we need to proof?” Good one Riaan.

BTW, I am experiencing very high pressure from the West Rand zx14 owners to please make the next run more towards the west? Eish! We have so many choices, but we like to ride and we just need to plan the next one.

Keep an eye and ear out for a follow up news letter regarding the definitions of our zx14 runs and the way forward.

Kind regards,


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