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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: wino on January 30, 2006, 11:53:51 am

Title: Of Dust & Men (Day 8 - Final)
Post by: wino on January 30, 2006, 11:53:51 am
Day 8
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The day of the split. Venter & Chris were to go down to the coast and then to Cape Town, from where they will fly back to Joburg and put the bikes on a trailer. I?ve also decided to take Chris up on his offer to trailer my bike up to Joburg, which meant that I could ride with Heinie to Cape Town and spend a day or so with friends and family.

Some springbok grazing a few metres from our chalets:

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Venter on his way ? ride safe:

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Heinie & I took Route 62. The weekend there was a bike rally in Oudtshoorn and the oncoming traffic consisted of bikers en route to the rally. It felt weird riding in the opposite direction.

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Ze Germans earlier on stopped at this well known pub, where they met 2 English guys who were busy with a round-the-world trip. There next country would be South America. Venter remarked that he felt so uplifted by our own trip, until he had a chat with these 2 guys and his proverbial bubble was a bit deflated.

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Crossing the Theewaterskloof dam. The wind in the Villiersdorp region was definitely the strongest that I?ve encountered on the whole journey. However, I knew that we would soon be ?home?.

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In Botrivier?s pub we met up with another friend of ours. After a few beers, we chucked our luggage on his bakkie and rode the last stretch ?naked?! What a pleasurable difference!

Aah, coming over Sir Lowry?s Pass and being greeted by this view of the Western Cape. Almost ?home?!

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Title: Of Dust & Men (Day 8 - Final)
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on January 30, 2006, 01:47:33 pm
I tell you, that on this earth, we are meant to fart about, and dont let anyone tell you different.


Quote - from Wino.


Sweet story dood! Love to travel with you one day. You do a good job of documenting what went on...  8)  8)
Title: Of Dust & Men (Day 8 - Final)
Post by: shark_za on January 30, 2006, 02:00:30 pm
You will also like his smooth no hassle riding style.
Good ride buddy.
Title: Of Dust & Men (Day 8 - Final)
Post by: funacide on January 30, 2006, 10:32:29 pm
Wino

What a GR8 trip report. I thought I would not add comments to each day, just the end. Well I had a most enjoyable evening reading your report and viewing the pics.

You bastards just make me lus to go on a trip tomorrow. Well done what a great read.

Thanks for sharing your experiences....
 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Of Dust & Men (Day 8 - Final)
Post by: Lootch67 on February 06, 2006, 10:30:08 pm
Fantastic report and pics Wino! This is so definitely on my agenda when I'm back in SA.