Tank Girls to ride Puzey 70cc Thumpers from Cape Town to Jo’burg
Skinny Van Skalkwyk and her ever faithful Chikita are completely mad. If they were richer, they would be called outlandish, especially when they are in a far out land.
Their latest bit of madness is to ride from Cape Town to Johannesburg. This might sound somewhat mundane in the ever more far reaching world of motorcycle adventures, but what makes this trip unique is that they will be doing it on Puzey 70cc Thumpers, probably the smallest road-legal motorcycle available perhaps anywhere.
Naturally, they will not simply head up the N1, but will take on various adventures including sleeping in a jail (follow them on social media to see their route and progress – links at the bottom of this story). We could blabber on about it, but it would be better to hear it in the ever effervescent words of Skinny herself, so herewith:
Le Petite Puzey: 9 – 15 September 2018
Two chickens take on an epic trip, with miniature proportions.
In South Africa, a lot of people believe that if you don’t own the biggest, most expensive adventure motorcycle with all the faster-making goodies… you are not really an adventurer.
This is where the idea popped up to take the smallest bikes we could find and do a mini-adventure with humungous amounts of fun.
Skinny and Chikita will be taking two 70cc Puzey Thumpa bikes (seat height is only 52cm; they only weigh 50kg; and top speed is 60km/h), and ride them from Cape Town to Johannesburg. A planned trip of 1850km.
We will visit some SA landmarks, ride a pass or two, wild camp, try and get a lap around Phakisa, sleep in a jail and in the process do all the things that only true adventure bikers do.
Follow our adventure on social media, meet us along the way, cheer us on – any support (mostly those in liquid form) will be welcome.
BE BRAVE! BE STUPID! Nobody can tell the difference…
Skinny & Chikita
Support: Nienke & Hans