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Title: BMW Motorcycle Club Pretoria - KZN Battlefields Trip 2019 – Photo Ride Report
Post by: alwyn_gs on March 05, 2019, 08:25:32 am
Van 2012 is die Battlefields op die Rides Calender en in 2018 steek Deon sy hand op vir die ene… dit vat nie veel om my rubber arm te draai nie en ons begin beplan… maar net om te besef daar moet eintlik n opvolg of vier wees! Die area het so baie “Battlefields” uit die verskillende era’s van die geskiedenis; Early Zulu Battles, The Voortrekker Zulu War, The Rebellion of Langabelele 1873,The Anglo Zulu War 1879, Tranvaal War of Independence 1880-1881, The Zulu Civil War 1883-1888, The South African/Anglo Boer War 1899-1902 & Bhambatha Rebellion. Ons het net die boonste tip van die ysberg geraak… Die rekenaar beplanning strek oor 2 naweke, en besef daar moet n recce ride wees – AWESOME recce naweek in Februarie en ons trip val in mekaar!

Die trip se skedule:
•   Dag 1 – via Volksrust, Majuba en gaan tuis te Royal Country Inn, Dundee
•   Dag2 – Battle of Rorke’s Drift, Battle of Isandlwana, Bloed Rivier Monumant en Battle of Talana, en bly weer Royal Country Inn, Dundee
•   Dag 3 – Die Siege of Ladysmith, Platrand en die Burger Monument en toe Spionkop toe en gaan tuis te Green Latern Inn, Van Reenen
•   Dag 4, Retief Klip, Kaalvoet Vrou Monument en Verkykerskop en Memel terug huis toe.

Sal n kort stukkie oor elke battle insit in die Ride Report, vir volledigheid, van watter era dit was en wat gebeur het. Dit kom van n document wat onder die groep gedeel is.
Het n lekker groep gehad… die trip kan nie geklas word as n teer trip nie, maar daar is grondpaaie na baie battle sites toe… maar almal het die Kwa Zulu Natal se grond paaie – wat uitstekend onderhou word geniet!

Die Groep:
•   Deon en Anzel (Toer Leier)
•   Tom en Thea Nel
•   Clive en Mache Lewis
•   Gavin Vahey
•   Johan en Trudie Maree
•   Greame Cartwright
•   Rihanle Cartwright
•   Fernando en Paula de Pinho
•   William Hodson
•   Ettiene Bronkhorst
•   Luzaan Bronkhorst
•   Morne Maree
•   Sune Maree en Jayden in die Jeep
•   Michelle Engelbrecht (Groep Sweep)
•   Alwyn Engelbrecht (Groep Sweep)

Foto krediet aan elkeen wie se foto in die ride report gebriuk is

Dag 1 – Majuba

Het vroeg Donderdag more bymekaar gekom, brandstof gegooi en val in die pad. Stop op Villiers vir n lekker Wimpy breakfast. En op n vol maag pak ons die eerste grondpad van Villiers na Standerton. Volksrust oor Majuba toe…
Title: Re: KZN Battlefield Recce, wel n klein gedeelte daarvan...
Post by: alwyn_gs on March 05, 2019, 08:36:17 am

Wimpy Brekkie
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Post by: woody1 on March 05, 2019, 08:36:55 am
 :ricky:
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 05, 2019, 08:40:55 am
Pitstop erens tussen Villiers en Standerton op die grondpad  :)
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 05, 2019, 08:42:19 am
 ;)
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 05, 2019, 08:43:54 am
Battle of Majuba

   Battle of Majuba,
o   27 February 1881, part of First Boer War
o   Result: Decisive Boer victory
o   Location: Majuba Hill, near Volksrust, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

The First Boer War (Afrikaans: Eerste Vryheidsoorlog)also known as the First Anglo-Boer War, the Transvaal War or the Transvaal Rebellion, was a war fought from 16 December 1880 until 23 March 1881 between the United Kingdom and the South African Republic The war resulted in defeat for the British and the second independence of the South African Republic.

•   The Battle of Majuba Hill on 27 February 1881 was the final and decisive battle of the First Boer War. It was a resounding victory for the Boers and the battle is considered to have been one of the most humiliating defeats of British arms in history. Maj. Gen. Sir George Pomeroy Colley occupied the summit of the hill on the night of 26–27 February 1881. Colley's motive for occupying Majuba Hill may have been anxiety that the Boers would soon occupy it themselves, Colley having witnessed their trenches being dug in the direction of the hill. The Boers believed that he might have been attempting to outflank their positions at Laing's Nek. The hill was not considered to be scalable by the Boers, for military purposes, and hence it may have been Colley's attempt to emphasise British power and strike fear into the Boer camp.

FYI:
   The fire and movement ("vuur en beweeg" in Afrikaans) tactics employed by the Boers especially Commandant Smit in his final assault on the hill, were years ahead of their time.
   Coupled with the defeats at Laing's Nek and Schuinshoogte, this third crushing defeat at the hands of the Boers ratified the strength of the Boers in the minds of the British, arguably to have consequences in the Second Anglo-Boer War, when "Remember Majuba" would become a rallying cry.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:29:27 pm
Ons trek Majuba in en ry tot aan die voet van die berge onder die bome in… volg eintlik die braaivleis vuur rook! Theunis van Majuba het ons bederf met vars wors rolletjies, hoender sosaties, knoffel roosterkoeke en griekse slaai word bedien in tradisonele blik boorde! Regtig baie moeite gedoen. Het baie lekker gekuier en middagete geniet op die hooi bale en allerhande stories geluister wat Theunis vertel het.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:30:57 pm
 ;)
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:31:27 pm
Battlefields Trip 2019 groep foto
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:32:53 pm
Na middag ete ry ons op na die Museum in wording.

Daar is 2 ongerestureerde waens oor die 100 jaar oud! En n ossewa wiel met almal se name op wat n kopie van die Majuba boek gekoop het wat deur HS van Blerk geskryf is om die plaas waarop die berg is terug te koop van die regering en in die Majuba Geloftefees komitee in.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:33:37 pm
Fernando dink n baba sitplek is gepas vir die volgende Battlefield trip. . . ?!
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:34:12 pm
Ry agter die berg af met die Lang’s nek pas af. Ry verby n paar sites, bv O’Neill’s cottage waar die Vrede ooreenkoms onder teken is vir die onafhanlikheid van Transvaal.

Ry Newcastle oor Dundee toe waar ons by die Royal Country Inn tuis gegaan het vir die volgende 2 aande. Selfs die skoetes het lekker n paar in garage geslaap…
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:34:58 pm
Het elke aand die volgende dag se besoeke battlefield sites n video gekyk ons perspektief te gee.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:35:58 pm
Dag 2 – Battle of Rorke’s Drift, Isandwlana, Bloed Rivier Monument en Talana, buite Dundee

Volgende more terwyl ons wag vir Thulani, ons gids vir die dag kan die weer nie besluit of ons moet reenjasse aantrek of nie. As die reenjasse aan is, dink die Paula en Luzaan hulle is traffic controllers!
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:36:46 pm
Thulani lei ons in oor die Anglo Zulu War en ons saal op en val in die pad. Om weer erens langs die pad reenjasse aa te trek.

Ons eerste besoek is Rorkes Drift. Maar kronologies was die Battle of Isandwlana eerste en na battle het n reserwe mag Zulus Rorke’s Drift aangeval. Het dit omgeruil om n sirkel roete te maak vir die dag.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:37:37 pm
Battle of Rorke’s Drift

   Battle Rorke’s Drift
o   22–23 January 1879, part of Anglo–Zulu War
o   Result: British victory
o   Location: Rorke's Drift, Natal Province, South Africa

The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Following Lord Carnarvon's successful introduction of federation in Canada, it was thought that similar political effort, coupled with military campaigns, might succeed with the African kingdoms, tribal areas and Boer republics in South Africa. In 1874, Sir Henry Bartle Frere was sent to South Africa as High Commissioner for the British Empire to bring such plans into being. Among the obstacles were the presence of the independent states of the South African Republic and the Kingdom of Zululand and its army.
Frere, on his own initiative, without the approval of the British government[4][d] and with the intent of instigating a war with the Zulu, had presented an ultimatum on 11 December 1878, to the Zulu king Cetshwayo with which the Zulu king could not comply, including disbanding his army and abandoning key cultural traditions.[5][e] Bartle Frere then sent Lord Chelmsford to invade Zululand after this ultimatum was not met.[6] The war is notable for several particularly bloody battles, including an opening victory of the Zulu at the Battle of Isandlwana, followed by the defeat of a large Zulu army at Rorke's Drift by a small force of British troops. The war eventually resulted in a British victory and the end of the Zulu nation's dominance of the region.

•   The Battle of Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was an engagement in the Anglo-Zulu War. The successful defence of the mission station of Rorke's Drift, under the command of Lieutenants John Chard of the Royal Engineers and Gonville Bromhead, followed Britain's defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 and continued into the following day.

Just over 150 British and colonial troops defended the station against attacks by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The massive but piecemeal attacks by the Zulu on Rorke's Drift came very close to defeating the much smaller garrison, but were repelled. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:39:38 pm
Reen jasse weer uit…
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:40:10 pm
Thulani en William
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:40:34 pm
Fees Kommitee vir die dag
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:41:13 pm
En Thulani verduidlik mooi hoe wat en waar… dit begin ernstig reen en ons skuif na die Musuem stoep.

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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:42:05 pm
Na die reen loop ons om die museum gronde rond en besoek die verskillende monumente en die museum gebou.

In die Musuem
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:42:26 pm
Skaal voorstelling van die 10 ure geveg...
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:42:48 pm
Engelse Monument
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:43:26 pm
Die Zulu monument

Begin weer drip op vertrek en reenjasse weer aan…
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:44:52 pm
Battle of Isandwlana

Ons kruis die Buffelsrivier oor na Isandwlana.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:45:31 pm
Battle of Isandwlana

Ons kruis die Buffelsrivier oor na Isandwlana.

En die wolke breek en die son kom deur. Reenjasse word finaal gebere toe ons stop by Isandwlana
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:45:54 pm
Battle of Isandwlana

o   22 January 1879, part of Anglo–Zulu War
o   Result: Zulu victory
o   Location: Isandlwana, South Africa

•   The Battle of Isandlwana (alternative spelling: Isandhlwana) on 22 January 1879 was the first major encounter in the Anglo–Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Eleven days after the British commenced their invasion of Zululand in South Africa, a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British, colonial and native troops and perhaps 400 civilians. The Zulus were equipped mainly with the traditional assegai iron spears and cow-hide shields, but also had a number of muskets and old rifles. The British and colonial troops were armed with the modern Martini-Henry breech-loading rifle and two 7-pounder (3-inch, 76 mm) mountain guns deployed as field guns, as well as a Hale rocket battery. Despite a vast disadvantage in weapons technology, the numerically superior Zulus ultimately overwhelmed the poorly led and badly deployed British, killing over 1,300 troops, including all those out on the forward firing line. The Zulu army suffered anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 killed.

The battle was a decisive victory for the Zulus and caused the defeat of the first British invasion of Zululand. The British Army had suffered its worst defeat against an indigenous foe with vastly inferior military technology. Isandlwana resulted in the British taking a much more aggressive approach in the Anglo–Zulu War, leading to a heavily reinforced second invasion and the destruction of King Cetshwayo's hopes of a negotiated peace.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:46:32 pm
Thulani verduidlik die simboliek van die Zulu Impi necklace – Isuqu.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:47:40 pm
Ons beweeg na die battle site van Isandwlana en op n koppie verduidlik Thulani ons wat gebeur het..
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:48:43 pm
 ::)

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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:49:44 pm
Battle of Bloed Rivier

Arriveer by Bloed Rivier, beloer ons die Graniet Ossewa en kyk na die uitstallings by die hoofgebou
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:50:37 pm
Battle of Bloed Rivier

o   16 December 1838, part of Great Trek
o   Location - Blood/Ncome river, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
o   Result : Decisive Boer victory

The Great Trek (Afrikaans: Die Groot Trek; Dutch: De Grote Trek) was an eastward migration of Dutch-speaking settlers who travelled by wagon trains from the Cape Colony into the interior of modern South Africa from 1836 onwards, seeking to live beyond the Cape's British colonial administration. The Great Trek resulted from the culmination of tensions between rural descendants of the Cape's original European settlers, known collectively as Boers, and the British Empire. It was also reflective of an increasingly common trend among individual Boer communities to pursue an isolationist and semi-nomadic lifestyle away from the developing administrative complexities in Cape Town. Boers who participated in the Great Trek identified themselves as voortrekkers, meaning "pioneers", "pathfinders" (literally "fore-trekkers") in Dutch and Afrikaans.
The Great Trek led directly to the founding of several autonomous Boer republics, namely the South African Republic (also known simply as the Transvaal), the Orange Free State, and the Natalia Republic. It was also responsible for the displacement of the Northern Ndebele people, and was one of several decisive factors influencing the decline and collapse of the Zulu Empire.

•   The Battle of Blood River (Afrikaans: Slag van Bloedrivier; Zulu: iMpi yaseNcome) is the name given for the battle fought between 470 Voortrekkers ("Pioneers"), led by Andries Pretorius, and an estimated "10,000 to 15,000"[1] Zulu on the bank of the Ncome River on 16 December 1838, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Casualties amounted to over 3,000 of King Dingane's soldiers dead, including two Zulu princes competing with Prince Mpande for the Zulu throne. Three Pioneer commando members were lightly wounded, including Pretorius.

"The year 1838 was the most difficult period for the Voortrekkers since they left the Cape Colony, till the end of the Great Trek. They were plagued by many disasters and much bloodshed before they found freedom and a safe homeland in their Republic of Natalia. This could only be achieved by crushing the power of the Zulu King, Dingane, at the greatest battle ever fought in South Africa, namely the Battle of Blood River, which took place on Sunday 16 December 1838."[2]
In the sequel to the Battle of Blood River in January 1840, Prince Mpande finally defeated King Dingane in the Battle of Maqongqe and was subsequently crowned as new king of the Zulu by his alliance partner Andries Pretorius. After these two battles, Dingane's prime minister and commander in both the Battle of Maqongqe and the Battle of Blood River, General Ndlela, was strangled to death by Dingane for high treason. General Ndlela had been the personal protector of Prince Mpande, who after the Battles of Blood River and Maqongqe, became king and founder of the Zulu.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:52:00 pm
Bestel by die “Trekker Restaurant” lekker verkoek en maalvleis of kerrie en rys, en terwyl ons wag kyk ons n video van wat gebeur het die dag van die 16de Des 1838.

Vandaar beweeg ons na die 64 Brons waens laer en ry ons BMW’s in die laer in. Tom laat ons in die laer n motorfiets laer trek en ons sit binne ons eie laer en luister na Thulani na wat gebeur het op die spesifieke dag…
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:52:40 pm
Ons het probeer om die “ the Bridge to Reconciliation” te kruis na die Zulu monument maar dit was na 16h00 en was reeds gesluit.

Thulani het ons gegroet by Bloed Rivier en ons ry terug Dundee toe.

Talana Museum was reeds toe, en keer terug na die Royal Country Inn.

Die aand kyk ons weer video’s en besluit on gaan die volgende more Talana besoek.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:53:03 pm
Dag 3 – Battle of Talana, Siege of Ladysmith Museum, Platrand and Burgher Monument. Battle of Spionkop

Battle of Talana


o   20 October 1899, part of part of Second Boer War
o   Location- Talana, Natal, South Africa
o   Result: British tactical victory

The Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902) was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states, the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa. It is also known variously as the Boer War, Anglo-Boer War, or South African War. Initial Boer attacks were successful, and although British reinforcements later reversed these, the war continued for years with Boer guerrilla warfare, until harsh British counter-measures brought them to terms.

The war started with the British overconfident and under-prepared. The Boers were well armed and struck first, besieging Ladysmith, Kimberley, and Mahikeng in early 1900, and winning important battles at Colenso, Magersfontein and Stormberg. Staggered, the British brought in large numbers of soldiers and fought back. General Redvers Buller was replaced by Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener. They relieved the three besieged cities, and invaded the two Boer republics in late 1900. The onward marches of the British Army, well over 400,000 men, were so overwhelming that the Boers did not fight staged battles in defense of their homeland.

The British seized control of all of the Orange Free State and Transvaal, as the civilian leadership went into hiding or exile. In conventional terms, the war was over. The British officially annexed the two countries in 1900. Back home, Britain's Conservative government wanted to capitalize on this success and use it to maneuver an early general election, dubbed a "khaki election" to give the government another six years of power in London.British military efforts were aided by Cape Colony, the Colony of Natal and some native African allies, and further supported by volunteers from the British Empire, including Southern Africa, the Australian colonies, Canada, India and New Zealand. All other nations were neutral, but public opinion was largely hostile to the British. Inside the UK and its Empire there also was significant opposition to the Second Boer War.

The Boers refused to surrender. They reverted to guerrilla warfare under new generals Louis Botha, Jan Smuts, Christiaan de Wet and Koos de la Rey. Two years of surprise attacks and quick escapes followed. As guerrillas without uniforms, the Boer fighters easily blended into the farmlands, which provided hiding places, supplies, and horses.

The UK's response to guerilla warfare was to set up complex nets of block houses, strong points, and barbed wire fences, partitioning off the entire conquered territory. In addition, civilian farms and live stock were destroyed in the scorched earth strategy. Survivors were forced into concentration camps. Very large proportions of these civilians died of hunger and disease, especially the children.

British mounted infantry units systematically tracked down the highly mobile Boer guerrilla units. The battles at this stage were small operations. Few died during combat, though many of disease. The war ended in surrender and British terms with the Treaty of Vereeniging in May 1902. Both former republics were incorporated into the Union of South Africa in 1910, as part of the British Empire.

•   The Battle of Talana Hill, also known as the Battle of Glencoe, was the first major clash of the Second Boer War. A frontal attack by British infantry supported by artillery drove Boers from a hilltop position, but the British suffered heavy casualties in the process, including their commanding general Sir William Penn Symons.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:53:30 pm
Vroeg ontbyt geniet en ons ry 8h00 uit na Talana Musuem… net om voor n toe deur te arriveer. Museum ure, op n Saterdag, is van 9h00 af?? N uur sou ons dag te lank gemaak het, en ons draai terug Royal Country Inn om Etttiene en Luzaan te gaan optel.

En val in die pad Ladysmith toe.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:54:08 pm
Siege of Ladysmith Museum

o   2 November 1899 – 28 February 1900, part of Second Boer War
o   Location - Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa
o   Result : British Victory

•   The Siege of Ladysmith was a protracted engagement in the Second Boer War, taking place between 2 November 1899 and 28 February 1900 at Ladysmith, Natal.
The Boers then proceeded to surround Ladysmith and cut the railway link to Durban. Major General French and his Chief of Staff, Major Douglas Haig escaped on the last train to leave, which was riddled with bullets.

This town was then besieged for 118 days. White knew that large reinforcements were arriving, and could communicate with British units south of the Tugela River by searchlight and heliograph. He expected relief soon. Meanwhile, his troops carried out several raids and sorties to sabotage Boer artillery.

Louis Botha commanded the Boer detachment which first raided Southern Natal, and then dug in north of the Tugela to hold off the relief force. On 15 December, the first relief attempt was defeated at the Battle of Colenso. Temporarily unnerved, the relief force commander, General Redvers Henry Buller, suggested that White either break out or destroy his stores and ammunition and surrender. White could not break out because his horses and draught animals were weak from lack of grazing and forage, but also refused to surrender.

On Christmas Day 1899, the Boers fired into Ladysmith a carrier shell without fuze, which contained a Christmas pudding, two Union Flags and the message "compliments of the season". The shell is still kept in the museum at Ladysmith.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:55:05 pm
Ons parkeer voor die Museum en spandeer n geruime tyd daar.

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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:55:37 pm
Long Tom Replica
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:57:03 pm
Daar is baie om te sien en te lees oor die battle oftewel Siege van Ladysmith vir amper 3 maande.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:58:10 pm
Artillery gebruik
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:58:57 pm
 ???
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:59:29 pm
Wie se baard is die langste? Genl. Piet Joubert wen steeds.... dis n rang ding  :peepwall: :imaposer:
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 10:59:56 pm
Battle of Platrand

o   6 January 1900, part of Second Boer War
o   Location – Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa
o   Result : demoralized boer loss

•   The Boers around Ladysmith were also growing weak from lack of forage. With little action, many fighters took unauthorised leave or brought their families into the siege encampments. Eventually, with the Tugela in flood, preventing Buller from giving any support, some younger leaders persuaded Joubert to order a storming attempt on the night of 5 January 1900, before another relief attempt could be made.
The British line south of Ladysmith ran along a ridge known as the Platrand. The occupying British troops had named its features Wagon Hill to the west and to the east Caesar's Camp (after features near Aldershot, well known to much of the British army under Ian Hamilton, they had constructed a line of forts, sangars and entrenchments on the reverse slope of the Platrand, of which the Boers were unaware.

In the early hours of 6 January, Boer storming parties under General C.J. de Villiers began climbing Wagon Hill and Caesar's Camp. They were spotted and engaged by British working parties who were emplacing some guns. The Boers captured the edge of both features, but could not advance further. British counter-attacks also failed.

At noon, de Villiers made another attack on Wagon Hill. Some exhausted defenders panicked and fled, but Hamilton led reserves to the spot and recaptured some empty gun pits. Late in the afternoon, a terrific rainstorm broke, and the Boers withdrew under cover of it.
The British suffered 175 killed and 249 wounded. 52 dead Boers were left in the British positions, but their total casualties were not recorded.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:02:22 pm
Het die Wagon Hill gedeelte van Platrand besoek. Daar is 4 gedenk tekens en kan ook sien waar die kanone geposioneer was.

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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:03:51 pm
 :imaposer:
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:04:31 pm
Burgher Monument & Cemetery

In 1979, a memorial was erected to honour the 781 Boers who were killed in Natal during the South African War 1899 – 1902. The monument consists of seven stylised hands reaching up to the sky.

Each hand represents a battle of the Natal campaign in the Ladysmith area; Talana, Elandslaagte, Nicholsen’s Nek, Colenso, Spioenkop, Vaalkrans and Pieters/Wagon Hill.

On the ‘wrist’ of each hand is a plaque listing the names of those burghers who fell at each battle.
The hands form a circle around a giant grave where the remains of 310 Boers were re-interred. Several of the men’s headstones can be seen embedded in the wall around the monument.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:05:54 pm
Die is sekerlik een van die beste monumente in ons kultuur. Dit is op privaat grond en word uitstekend onderhou, en daar is nie toegaan gelde of n donasie boksie nie.

Tom het opgetel dat al die grafte wat na die perseel verskuif is, redelike jong Afrikaaners was..
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:07:03 pm
 :deal:
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:07:30 pm
Is dit Alwyn of Aalwyn?!
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:08:11 pm
Vir Middag ete het ons op die R600 Winterton toe gedraai om by die Saleyard Steakhuse in te trek… en wat n aangename ondervinding!? Kos was uit die boonste rakke en daar was n rustig, maar tog n hipe in die restaurant.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:08:32 pm
Battle of Spionkop

o   23–24 January 1900, part of Second Boer War
o   Location - Spioenkop, 38 km west-southwest of Ladysmith
o   Result : Boer Victory

•   The Battle of Spion Kop (Dutch: Slag bij Spionkop; Afrikaans: Slag van Spioenkop) was fought about 38 km west-south-west of Ladysmith on the hilltop of Spioenkop along the Tugela River, Natal in South Africa from 23–24 January 1900. It was fought between the South African Republic and the Orange Free State on the one hand and British forces during the Second Boer War campaign to relieve Ladysmith. It resulted in a Boer victory.

The battle, collectively with its location at a hill, has gone down in British football lore as the namesake of a common British term for single-tier terraces and/or stands at football stadia.

FYI:
   Many football grounds in England in the Premier League and Football League have one terrace or stand in their stadia named "Kop" or "Spion Kop" because of the steep nature of the terracing. For a history and list of these, see Spion Kop (stadia).
   Three prominent world leader was involved in the Battle of Spionkop:
   Genl Louis Botha, first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.
During battle of Spionkop, he commanded and lead Boer forces rather impressively at the Battle of Colenso and then at the Battle of Spion kop.
   Mahatma Gandhi, the famous Indian political reformer and spiritual leader.
He was part of Natal Indian Ambulance Corps, which he played a pivotal role in forming
   Winston Churchill, 2nd World War-time Prime Minister of Great Britain. He took part in the 2nd Anglo Boer as ‘war correspondent’ for The Morning Post. War Correspondents like Churchill tended to be commissioned officers serving in uniform attached to Regiments or formations, their reporting was intended to toe the military line.
   Ironically, it was Winston Churchill who revealed that General Botha was the man who captured him at the ambush of the British armoured train he was travelling in on 15 November 1899. Churchill was not aware of the man’s identity until 1902, when Botha travelled to London seeking loans to assist his country’s reconstruction, and the two met at a private luncheon
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:09:43 pm
Ons arriveer te Spionkop Battle site met die eerste grond pad vir die dag. Raymond Heron van Spionkop ontmoet ons bo op die koppie.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:10:45 pm
Raymond het ons op die rand van die kop gelei en mooi verduidelik oor die Boer en Brit beweegings en wat gebeur het. Het ook n opinie gekry oor ons huidige politieke stand in die land, en hoe die Anglo Boere Oorlog dalk n invloed gehad het…
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:12:12 pm
Het al die gedenk tekens besoek laat middag, met die wolke wat lag hang en so donker gevoel oor die koppie laat hang en oor die gebeure wat op die koppie gebeur het…
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:12:52 pm
Van daar is dit Green Lantern, ons laaste aand van die trip.

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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:13:33 pm
Voor aand ete het ons n debriefing sessie gehad. En bietjie gesels en die trip afgehandel op n gepaste manier – “‘n Straf-dop-sessie” ! Dit was moer snaaks! En ons het lekker gelag. Trudie het n staaltjie of twee gedeel wat ons laat skatter van die lag!

Strategiese beplanning, Clive sal se " As jy weer n waypoint mis ry is daar . . . . . "

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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:14:30 pm
Die uitvoering

Rihanle se digitale kamer nommer
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:16:53 pm
Die donkie van Green Lantern het weer gesorg vir vermaak in die kroeg, met nuwe trieks...

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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:17:56 pm
Die volgende more stap Thea en Tom in Green Lantern se mooi tuin...

En kom op die scene af.... was Tequila of Jagermeister ("hoes jy?!") die skuldige . . . . ?

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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:19:02 pm
Dag 4 – " Al die pad teer pad" via Verkykerskop-Memel Villiers Pretoors toe & Retief Klip- en Kaalvoetvrou Monument

Die laaste dag breek die trip om in 3 terug tog groep; eerste ene die wat vroeg wil tuis wees, 2de die wat die scenic roete wil huis toe vat – “alles teer pad” en die derde, die bittereinder-avontuuriers.

Tom het die tweede groep, terug Pretoria toe gelei van die Klein Kerkie via Verkykerskop, Memel en Villiers terug.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:19:57 pm
Tom Thea, Fernando Paula, Ettiene Luzaan & Gavin " al die pad teerpad Pretoria toe"  :pot:
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:20:56 pm
En die bittereinder-avontuuriers het Retiefklip, Kaalvoet vrou besoek om die “alles teer pad” via Verkykerskop, Memel via Villiers huis toe…

Retief Klip

Vanaf 19 Oktober 1837 het Piet Retief se trekgeselskap stuksgewys met die Oliviershoekpas die Drakensberg begin uittrek. Die trekgeselskap het links van die Oudebergspruit teen die berghelling uitgetrek totdat hulle hoog teen die berg 'n fontein bereik het, naby die huidige Retiefklip, waar hulle uitgespan het. Erasmus Smit het die rant Kerkenberg genoem omdat dit hom aan 'n kerk of 'n plek van godsdienstige byeenkomste herinner het. Piet Retief het gedurende dié tyd sy eerste besoek aan koning Dingane afgelê, om oor die moontlikheid om grond vir die Voortrekkers te bekom, te onderhandel. Op sy 57ste verjaarsdag (12 November 1837) het sy dogter, Debora Retief, haar vader se naam en die datum hier op 'n oorhangende rots met groen verf geskryf. Die ander name wat op dié rots aangetref kan word, is dié van die Bethlehemse kommando wat op 10 Oktober 1899, met die uitbreek van die Anglo-Boereoorlog, die Oliviershoekpas beset het.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:22:26 pm
Kaalvoetvrou Monument

“Die Kaalvoetvrou”, ’n een-en-’n-half maal lewensgrootte standbeeld deur Alfonso Smuts van ’n Voortrekkervrou wat die woorde: "Ons trek eerder kaalvoet oor die Drakensberge” (as om weer verkneg te word) verbeeld.
Susanna Catharina Smit was die Voortrekkervrou wat aan die Engelse offisier gesê het dat die Voortrekkers eerder kaalvoet terug oor die Drakensberge sal stap as om onder Engelse gesag te staan.

Die standbeeld is in 1977 deur oud President CR Swart onthul.

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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:23:43 pm
Op Verkykerkop het ons Buffet Middag ete gehad en was dit n belewenis!? Lekker vir oulaas gekuier... en hartseer verneem dat dit n baie groot waar skynlikheid dat hulle die Winkel/Backpackers/poskantoor/restuarant/kroeg gaan toemaak. . . .  :-[

n laaste foto huldeblyk. . . .

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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:24:30 pm
Oppad tussen Vrede en Villiers gaan Michelle se X se liggie 25km vroeer aan,   :peepwall: glad nie die oor gedraai nie...
Trek by Cornelia en daar gaan mooi net mooi niks aan nie...

Kan nie besluit op die volgende scenario nie... ongelukkig is die X Country se brandstof tenk 9.8 liter groot, of gelukkig is die Adventure se brandstof tenk 30 liter groot   :pot:
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:25:53 pm
As die Photo Ride Report net die helfde van die storie vertel van die naweek, is dit steeds nie genoeg nie! BAie dankie aan almal wat saam gegaan het en die naweek n reuse sukses gemaak het - DANKIE!

Dankie aan ons Ride leading Team , Deon en Anzel. Dankie Deon dat jy my rubber arm gedraai het, dat ek 3 van my belangstellings gelyk tydig kon uitleef;
*Avoontuur Motorfiets ry,
*saam my vroutjie,
*Afrika geskiedenis, en bietjie van ons Afrikaner erfenis

Dankie aan Michelle wat, met tye  :rofl: ,my geselskap gehou terwyl ek dienste van Ride Sweep gedoen het  :heart:

Die was vir my, die lekkerste BMW Klub trip wat ek al gedoen het. En is nederig om deel van so sukses kon wees

"Shared Riding Pleasure"



Geskiedines Bronne:
   Wikipedia
   BritishBattles.com
   The Observation Post
   www.bloedrivier.org
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 27, 2019, 11:26:17 pm
En dankie aan William vir die "dynamic" Ride Report!  :+

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Post by: JonW on March 27, 2019, 11:44:21 pm
Well done and thanks for sharing this awesome Ride Report.

I can see a huge amount of work went into putting this together.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 28, 2019, 07:50:22 am
Well done and thanks for sharing this awesome Ride Report.

I can see a huge amount of work went into putting this together.

Thanks @JonW, was a lot of planning, we even went down for a recce in Feb (great excuse for riding bike)... but was a very successful  weekend and everyone enjoyed it

And you cant do it all by oneself, this was an team effort - Deon and myself have a way of working together that made this one fun adventure. Thinking on the move and we know exactly what the other one think, his execution style and we kept a big group safe over 4 days cause we planned thoroughly the factors we could foresee.
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Post by: OomD on March 28, 2019, 08:56:22 am
Awesome trip, Alwyn, en uitstekende verslag hier!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Sou laaik om so trip mee te maak, adverteer gerus as julle weer so iets gaan aanpak. Duidelik het ek die vorige advertensies gemis :lol8:
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Post by: ClimbingTurtle on March 28, 2019, 09:00:32 am
Lekker RR Alwyn - nicely done!!
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Post by: sidetrack on March 28, 2019, 09:13:52 am
Baie interessant sou lekker gewees het om na al die kenners te luister. Julle het nie dalk n roete vir die nie ? Sal daarvan hou om eendag al die plekker self te gaan besoek op my fiets.
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 28, 2019, 11:08:56 am
Awesome trip, Alwyn, en uitstekende verslag hier!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Sou laaik om so trip mee te maak, adverteer gerus as julle weer so iets gaan aanpak. Duidelik het ek die vorige advertensies gemis :lol8:

Thanks @OomD,

Ja die was n BMW Klub trip wat Deon en myself uitgewerk het..

Maar daar is iets in die pyplyn...
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 28, 2019, 11:10:00 am
Lekker RR Alwyn - nicely done!!


 :thumright: @ClimbingTurtle
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Post by: alwyn_gs on March 28, 2019, 11:19:55 am
Baie interessant sou lekker gewees het om na al die kenners te luister. Julle het nie dalk n roete vir die nie ? Sal daarvan hou om eendag al die plekker self te gaan besoek op my fiets.

@sidetrack, Ons kennis kom van toe ons in 2015/2016 die BMW Trophy se rides gedoen het vir die Drakensville area , en toe net van daar weer opgetel en Spionkop Lodge toe gery. Met Raymond en Lynette gesels en hulle het ons bietjie gelei en van daar met Thulani in kontak gekom. Met die toer gidse, Raymond en Thulani kry n mens n ander perspektief, al het ek baie gaan oplees, en n youtube video of 20 gaan kyk.   Wat ook help met die toergids kostes is die groter groep wat dit baie afbring.

Maar dit was definitief die moeite werd!

Die KZN Battlefields route is so groot n mens kan dit nie alles met een trip cover nie, ons het mar net 10 in vier dae gedoen. dink op die KZN Battlefiled website is daar amper 70 sulke plekke!?



Die roete onder aangeheg..
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Post by: ClimbingTurtle on April 05, 2019, 12:44:29 pm
Lekker RR Alwyn - nicely done!!


 :thumright: @ClimbingTurtle
'

My other mate was also on your ride - Graeme, big grey beard - he sent us pics while you were away - I see he managed to evade the camera mostly successful....
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Post by: Noneking on April 06, 2019, 05:07:44 am
Lekker Alwyn! :thumleft:
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Post by: Lem on April 06, 2019, 04:51:24 pm
Alwyn, ek moet bieg ek het hierdie fantastiese RR misgekyk

Het dit nou deeglik deurgelees en ek kan my indink dat hier massiewe beplanning in gegaan het. Dankie vir die oplees en deel van die geskiedenis.

Dit lyk of julle 'n briljante atmosfeer in die kamp gehad het. Dit is vier dae van harde kilos, veral vir die pillions.

Daardie deel van SA is vir my nog onbekend en ek wil beslis die Memel & Majuba omgewing gaan verken. Was darem in 2011 in die Spioenkopdam Natuurreservaat waar ons 'n Swartrenoster gesien het  :thumleft:

Ek sal beslis in die toekoms hierdie RR moet raadpleeg vir roetes  :thumleft:
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Post by: Bokveld on April 06, 2019, 06:12:16 pm
  Stem saam met Lem.Altyd lekker om n goed nagevorsde RR te lees.
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Post by: Shangali on April 07, 2019, 02:06:22 am
Alwyn,

I enjoy your trip, it takes me away from the planet and into the place we all feel so good about.
What a job with the RR … thanks for the time and effort you take to bring us your trip into the living room.
The Info you bring to the table is stunning, I was not able to be educated in African History back in Europe, Afrikaans or English I learned a lot ….

Keep up the spirit and your hobby … Riding Bikes is a lifestyle and no joke at all ….
Every RR you do is a trip for me ….. and always bring back good memories from the past ...


Baaie Donky my Pal ...
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

 :ricky:

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Post by: JMOL on April 08, 2019, 06:15:59 am
Altyd lekker om jou trips te lees.  Soos Lem sè - eknken glad nie daai deel vd land nie.

Dankie vd deel.

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Post by: wilfwalk on April 08, 2019, 11:21:48 am
 A super RR and all the history added in. Your time and effort in putting it together so we can all experience and learn a bit is appreciated greatly. A majorly big thanks. :thumleft:
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Post by: Grunder on April 08, 2019, 02:29:15 pm
 :ricky:

'n lekker RR.

Moenie vir die WD manne sê nie,  maar ek like baie pics. 
Ek is 'n lui leser  :peepwall:

Hierdie was 'n goeie balans  ;)
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Post by: Sheepman on April 08, 2019, 02:40:18 pm
Missed your report initially and was stung into reading it after John's very valid comment on the thread about RR's falling by the wayside.
Your Report is of very high quality, thoroughly researched and presented - well done  :thumleft:
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Post by: JMOL on April 08, 2019, 09:25:44 pm
:ricky:

'n lekker RR.

Moenie vir die WD manne sê nie,  maar ek like baie pics. 
Ek is 'n lui leser  :peepwall:

Hierdie was 'n goeie balans  ;)
Ek kyk ook die kiekies maar gaan ook na Google Maps om te sien waar die plekke is.

Veral as ek nie die area ken nie.



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Post by: alwyn_gs on April 09, 2019, 09:25:36 am

Riding Bikes is a lifestyle and no joke at all ….

Baaie Donky my Pal ...
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

 :ricky:

My Friend @Shangali - thanks for the wishes!

It has been waaaaaaaaaaaay to long since we have enjoyed riding together! We must make a plan then we come down to your valley...

 :thumright:
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Post by: alwyn_gs on April 09, 2019, 09:27:17 am
:ricky:

'n lekker RR.

Moenie vir die WD manne sê nie,  maar ek like baie pics. 
Ek is 'n lui leser  :peepwall:

Hierdie was 'n goeie balans  ;)

Thanks @Grunder !  :thumright:

Voel ook " a picture tells a story of a 1000's words"!
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Post by: alwyn_gs on April 09, 2019, 09:29:32 am
Ek kyk ook die kiekies maar gaan ook na Google Maps om te sien waar die plekke is.

Veral as ek nie die area ken nie.



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Dankie @JMOL ... erens is die track van die trip. As julle Natal se kant toe staan, doen die trip! Natal is mooi somer, herfs, winter en lente
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Post by: alwyn_gs on April 09, 2019, 09:33:12 am
Dit is vier dae van harde kilos, veral vir die pillions.

Ek sal beslis in die toekoms hierdie RR moet raadpleeg vir roetes  :thumleft:

Dankie @Lem. Dit was eintlik n baie rustige trip. Ons het tussen POI's beweeg en nie grondpad gesoek na die POI's nie. Het ook baie tyd uiteengesit dat nadat ons tyd met gidse klaar is dat ons die monumente en die inligting kon lees vir jouself
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Post by: alwyn_gs on April 09, 2019, 09:33:54 am
  Stem saam met Lem.Altyd lekker om n goed nagevorsde RR te lees.

  :thumleft: Dankie @Bokveld
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Post by: alwyn_gs on April 09, 2019, 10:01:57 am

My other mate was also on your ride - Graeme, big grey beard - he sent us pics while you were away - I see he managed to evade the camera mostly successful....

@ClimbingTurtle , yes mr Cartwright, not the first longer trip we did together... I enjoy his company, and obviously with a trip like this, the talks tend to go political and I personally enjoyed his views...

Some of the pictures are of his or his wife Rihanle

Michelle's bikes chain came off at a stage, on the way to Ladysmith, and he and his wife turned back after our lights weren't in their mirrors no more. I said we are fine just going to adjust the chain quickly, they can continue on so long.
He insisted to wait with us! I told him " I'm not scared..." and his reply " that is what deadmen useally reply..." we had a chuckle and quickly went on our way with a guardian angle watching our rear...
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Post by: alwyn_gs on April 09, 2019, 10:04:47 am
A super RR and all the history added in. Your time and effort in putting it together so we can all experience and learn a bit is appreciated greatly. A majorly big thanks. :thumleft:

Thanks for the kind words @wilfwalk ! Combined some of my passion, Afrikaner History and riding bike...