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Title: 350km from Home to Home
Post by: wiskey throttle on June 08, 2015, 10:31:34 am
6am getting up and walking outside staring at the mountain in the dark of night still, a decision was madeÖitís time to ride

Kitted up with layers cause my empty cup of coffee was still steaming on the table, and started the bike with no real idea where I was heading today. Damn it was a cold misty morning at the foot of the Overberg. Stopped at my usual stop in Buffeljags for a cup of coffee and to start with planning the next section of the ride. Riding directly into the rising sun till I could take it no more and turned off at Tradow Pass, what a lovely pass when you are the only idiot screaming your up to Barrydale.

At Barrydale I stopped at the first garage to fill up and ask about road conditions heading into the nature reserves after our hectic rain. Road just to the West of Barrydale was closed so next option is the road to Warmwaterberg further South on the R62. Got back on and on the road. Stopped at Ronnieís for a quick smoke and chat then did the 300m onward ride to the turn ofÖfinally some dirt to play in. Cruised along the road through some standing water in places and some light patches of clay, till I ran into a gate at the start of some or other Nature reserve.

This oke came walking up to me and asked me what I was doing here and where I was going, apparently where ever the road leads was not the right choice. He started explaining (donít think English is his first language) that I will need an escort through because of wild animals running around, so I had to pick a town to where I was going. After some thought I told him I am heading to Towsriver, he buggered of then came back and said I cannot go because the road has flooded. So I decided well then we go to Montagu, once again his answer was no the road was flooded. Screw him then, Iím turning around and looking for the next road.

Back to the tar, turned left toward Ladysmith and rode till I came to the next turnoff Ė Plathuis pad, Iíve heard that this road is good so I went down there hoping not to get to another closed road. All went well, lots of water on the road but nothing major. Coming to an T-junction after a long ride between the mountains decided that Iíve never seen the Anysberg so letís give that one a go. After some more road signs painted on the back of a stop signs eventually headed to what I think might be the Anysberg. Beautiful road and not so much water anymore. After another long ride through nowhere in specific found the Ouberg Pass that signalled I am almost done for now. Was moerse hungry by now cause itís about 1h and forgot to have breakfast again.

As I neared Montagu the only thing on my head was fooood. Stopped at the Wimpy for a fast Breakfast and got back on the road. Heading out of town I suddenly realised its Wacky Wine this weekend and the roads are flooded with FTís from all over. Shortly after the pass headed on the R60 for home. About 15odd kays and to many cars on the road I spotted the Bonnievale dirt road and ducked for some quiet time.

Exiting the dirt onto the tar at Bonnievale went left toward Swellendam cause Bonnievale really doesnít have anything good to do at past 3 the afternoon on a Sunday. Lovely piece of road between the farms with no one to bother you. Got the last dirt stretch entering Swellendam.

350km in total from home to home. Was a lekker ride, bit chilly in the morning but warmed up nicely.
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Post by: wiskey throttle on June 08, 2015, 10:33:14 am
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Post by: wiskey throttle on June 08, 2015, 10:35:03 am
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Post by: wiskey throttle on June 08, 2015, 10:36:56 am
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Post by: wiskey throttle on June 08, 2015, 10:38:45 am
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Title: Re: 350km from Home to Home
Post by: wiskey throttle on June 08, 2015, 10:39:30 am
last round
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Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on June 08, 2015, 10:39:57 am
Love that area. So does the SE

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Post by: HB 9 on June 08, 2015, 10:53:47 am
Beautiful pics of our beautiful country!

Thank you for sharing  :thumleft:
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Post by: Vis Arend on June 08, 2015, 11:27:39 am
Thanks for sharing, very nice pics.     :thumleft:
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Post by: GIDEON on June 08, 2015, 12:04:41 pm
Baie nice  :thumleft:
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Post by: Kykdaar on June 08, 2015, 12:11:38 pm
You guys have some beautiful areas to ride in :thumleft:
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Post by: Abre on June 08, 2015, 12:28:31 pm
Thanks for sharing, did some of those roads in December. Brings back fond memories.
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Post by: DirtRebell on June 08, 2015, 01:00:36 pm
Baie lekker rr!
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Post by: DUSTRIDERS on June 08, 2015, 02:17:55 pm
Pragtige foto's. :thumleft:
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Post by: gwild on June 08, 2015, 09:47:26 pm
Awesome thx for sharing :thumleft:

A area i need to explore some more  :peepwall:
Title: Re: 350km from Home to Home
Post by: Laban on June 09, 2015, 04:36:04 am


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Post by: UrbanNomad on June 09, 2015, 02:47:40 pm
You guys have some beautiful areas to ride in :thumleft:

+1 !
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Post by: Single Cylinder on June 09, 2015, 08:38:33 pm
Lekker in die Overberg.  :ricky:
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Post by: Hotwire on June 10, 2015, 06:45:50 am
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Post by: Lem on June 10, 2015, 06:51:38 am
Kwaailappies!  :thumleft:

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Post by: Hanno @ Mad Macs on June 10, 2015, 07:39:32 am
Lekker Hein

BLy om te sien jy en daai blou skoeter kom bietjie uit.

Ek het n paar van daai paaie verlede maand met my laaitie en diie Super T gedoen.
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Post by: pietas on June 10, 2015, 07:40:00 am
And that is how you learn where the road leads to and what it looks like there. Thank you
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Post by: Hitman on June 10, 2015, 10:20:56 am
Goeie fotos van 'n mooi deel van die land.
Maak my lus vir ry...
Dankie vir die deel!   :thumleft:
Title: Re: 350km from Home to Home
Post by: jimjim on June 10, 2015, 01:45:10 pm
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Post by: Warren Ellwood on June 10, 2015, 01:53:23 pm
Awesome pics, and ride.

I think you were at the gates to the Sambona Nature Reserve.

Title: Re: 350km from Home to Home
Post by: wiskey throttle on June 10, 2015, 02:17:43 pm
Lekker Hein

BLy om te sien jy en daai blou skoeter kom bietjie uit.

Ek het n paar van daai paaie verlede maand met my laaitie en diie Super T gedoen.

jy weet mos ek my gat jeuk altyd vir n bietjie ry, nou net oor die 13k km op die blou scootertjie gesit van ek haar nov/dec gekry het en loop nog soos n droom. het die RR gesien, gelyk soos n awesome tyd  :biggrin:

Awesome pics, and ride.

I think you were at the gates to the Sambona Nature Reserve.



yes, right at the end of the Warmwaterberg Road after you have past that last little farm house on the right and flat stretch between the mountains
Title: Re: 350km from Home to Home
Post by: Warren Ellwood on June 10, 2015, 02:37:55 pm
A long time ago we did a ride home from the Buffelspoort, and included the old Ghost Railway line. Knowing that we needed to go through Sambona, we contacted them ahead of time and they graciously arranged an escort for us.

When we got there this chap said it was a waste of time going straight through the reserve and took us on a bit of a game drive on motorcycles.

Was cool, till he mentioned that we were now riding through the Cheetah camp, now how fast does one of those things run again.

Took this pic on that ride. Right close up they were.


 
Title: Re: 350km from Home to Home
Post by: wiskey throttle on June 10, 2015, 03:01:25 pm

When we got there this chap said it was a waste of time going straight through the reserve and took us on a bit of a game drive on motorcycles.

Was cool, till he mentioned that we were now riding through the Cheetah camp, now how fast does one of those things run again.


Drop a gear, wave at the escort and imagine your doing the Dakar   :ricky: :lol8:

at least i know for next time  :thumleft: sound like you guys had an awesome ride
Title: Re: 350km from Home to Home
Post by: Ilan-san on June 10, 2015, 03:42:31 pm
Lekker RR. Beautiful!

Thanks.  :thumleft:
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Post by: Voetpomp on June 11, 2015, 10:41:57 am
NICE FOTOS, DANKIE!!
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Post by: MegaPix on June 11, 2015, 08:53:55 pm
Bliksem maar daai is mooi wereld om te ry
Thnx for sharing
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Post by: Bokveld on June 11, 2015, 10:09:25 pm
   A day well spent.Dankie vir die mooi prente.Die Kleinkaroo is nou lekker skoongereen.