Creature comforts on the Crossrunner are remarkably good. Up front there’s an informative instrument binnacle that includes a digital diode speedometer, a rev counter, coolant temperature gauge, two trip meters, oil temperature indicator and a clock.
CHANGES AT MIDVAAL:The Midvaal Raceway near Vereeniging has a new owner! There are lots of enthusiasts to be found there most weekends, among them a keen bunch from the Historic Motorcycle Museum at Deneysville.
Cruising down the Outeniqua Pass I was aware of what I thought was a glorious aroma. I presumed it was from the pine forests but when I stopped for a break I discovered that two fruit-juice cartons (the very same one gets on domestic airline flights) had leaked their contents into the top box.
LONELY RIDER: What better way can there be of seeing South Africa first-hand than by motorcycle? This is the Nieu-Bethesda turnoff on the N9 in the Karoo heartland.