This is a website dedicated to motorcycles, started in 2020.
Rowan and myself are colleagues and for quite a few months we've been discussing the idea of writing down some thoughts about motorcycling.
Our experience on bikes is vastly different: I do doing mostly long-distance travel riding on adventure bikes; he's riding dirt bikes on race tracks and steep mountain cliffs. As such we have difference things to share, and thinking about it we realised there are many other motorcycle enthusiasts that have worlds of knowledge and experience of things we know nothing about. Our vision thus quickly grew from a personal blog to a collaborative and social platform for anything related to motorcycles.
The name "On Any Sunday" references the 1971 documentary film by Bruce Brown about motorcycles, specifically about the different types of riders and bikes.
The COVID-19 lockdown period finally gave us enough time to put our idea into action and the website went live in the beginning of April. I'm working on the technical side of building and running the website - Rowan's managing the social media and finding new content contributors.
Thank for checking out the site. Please get in touch if you're interested in collaborating with us.
Mountain goats are a pretty strange kind of animal. Looks only a mother could love, but an innate ability to scale even the most treacherous of terrain. My feelings were understandably mixed when my riding buddy dubbed me with the nickname “The Mountain Goat”, because of all the stupid places I try to ride my bike. I don’t think a have yet truly earned the nickname, but strangely it has become something I aspire to. I will keep trying to put my dirt bike into unthinkable places and hopefully one day feel like I can own the name.
My motorcycling journey had a fairly old school beginning. After years of begging Mom and Dad caved and I had myself a beat-up Honda XR200R. I can’t say enough good things about that bike. It would be an understatement to say it changed my life. Since then it has been a wild ride; Honda, Yamaha, Husqvarna, KTM, BMW, motocross, enduro, dual-sport, super-moto, you name it. If it’s got an engine and two wheels, I was sold.
Motorcycles will always be a part of my life, and my goal is to share this joy with whoever is willing to listen!
An adventure rider that recently got into dirt bikes.
My first bike was a Kawasaki KLR I got at university, which took me all over South Africa and Namibia.
In 2019 I got a BMW R1200GS Adventure and a KTM 350 XCF dirt bike. Both these bikes have opened new riding opportunities that I try to explore as much as possible in my free time.
I love all things on two wheels, whether it's a 48cc engine built into a bicycle; driving 6000km through Namibia on a 1987 Suzuki DR 600; going over the Himalayas on a Royal Enfield; renting scooters in South East Asia or just riding my Honda XR 125 on the farm.
My name is Craig Els, I’m 49 years young.
An electrical engineer working in the field of Industrial Automation here in Cape Town.
Running my own business since 1995 in the same field.
Bikes are an absolute passion, and some others include Clay Target Shooting, Hunting, Collecting RUM from around the world and very high on the list is MotoGP.
My collection is just under 60 bikes to date, some of the completed project bikes are at the Knysna Bike museum, “The Motorcycle Room” on Thesen Island
I am also an avid Mutant Vehicle builder, and use AfrikaBurn as the reason to create these crazy mutants. See pics below
My son ( Dylan age 22 ) and I spend a good amount of time in my Home Garage building custom bikes, but it’s a long process, so we only have 10 or so completed projects, including some restorations.
And it turns out I do enjoy writing too..... so who knows what’s going to happen next.