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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Ri on October 03, 2019, 03:51:21 pm

Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 03, 2019, 03:51:21 pm
The early light is breaking
The morning sun is waiting in the sky
And I think I'm gonna break away
And follow where the birds of freedom fly
I need to give, I need to live
For the world is slowly turning
And the lights of love are burning in my eyes

Caravans, oh my soul is on the run
Overland, I am flying
Caravans moving out into the sun
Oh I don't know where I'm going
But I'm going

Wish I had the wisdom
To find some simple words to make you see
The things that mean a lot to you
Don't always seem to mean a lot to me
I need to breathe, I need to leave
When the sands of time go drifting by
I may be on my own
But I'll be free




Day 1

I lie in bed late morning on Monday covered by my Cuz's animals. My bike is loaded, I have an idea of roads I want to ride, but really there is no urgency. No one is riding with me, and I haven't booked any accommodation. I haven't even filled the tank yet. The only place I need to be is Rooiputs for the Tankwa XC Rally, and that's only the next weekend.

Lethargy lies on me as heavily as the overweight daschhund.

I stir my lazy bones and WhatsApp a friend in Bettysbaai, telling him I'm stopping by for some advice. I hop on the bike and kick off. Once I get going, I know I'll keep going. And maybe he offers me a couch to sleep on for the night.

When I get there, the overloaded Panther waddles like a whale and I realise I need to rethink the weight distribution. My friend is no help on routes or the offer of a couch, but his girlfriend makes a mean braaibroodjie and bolsters my courage with some Chenin Blanc. I repack the Panther and leave a few things behind. Astonished passersby stare at the puffy windblown blonde stuffing tins into pannier bags with fierce focus.

My friend suggests Villiersdorp, where we have a mutual friend, and I head off, finally hitting gravel at Van der Stel Pass. I always forget how beautiful this valley is, and my spirit soars. I'm on the road! My vacation has begun! I'll worry about accommodation when I get there. (Any person acquainted with my controlling OCD self will probably faint on reading this, but I learnt a lot about going with the flow on my last trip in June with @the ruffian).
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Black_Hawk on October 03, 2019, 04:15:48 pm
Hier kom nog 'n baie lekker RR.....  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 03, 2019, 05:01:50 pm
On this first day, Panther reaches a milestone:

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I roll into Villiersdorp to find a message from the mutual friend saying they can't help with accommodation, and suggesting a B&B. I decide to contact my BIL's cousin who farms in the area, and whose wife and I had hit it off right away on a previous visit. In the meantime I stop at the Alwyn Vintcent Farm Stall for some strong filter coffee, as (shock! Horror!) I haven't had any yet.

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The cousin's wife immediately invites me to dinner and to stay over, but she'll only be home later. I take a ride through town and then back to the farmstall to wait. Here one of the "Stadsvaders" comes across me and we fall into conversation. He is part of a consortium that bought out the Alwyn Vintcent farmstall and is developing it into a venue for markets and shows. They have big plans for the town.

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He also takes me to see the steamer, the Alwyn Vintcent, for which the farmstall was named. It was bought in 2012 restoration started on it, and eventually it will serve as a stage and backdrop for the developed farmstall complex.


Not the steamer:

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The steamer:

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My friend calls me up and I head to their home. She is happy to see me, as her husband is working late and she needs some help with her computer. "Jy is mos 'n IT boffin!" she says, plying me with Sauvignon Blanc (not my favourite). We hit the PC and soon things are sorted out. Her husband arrives and they realise there is no food in the house. No problem! I grab 2 tins of smoked mussels from the overloaded Panther, glad to lighten his load, and we dine on fine wine, crackers, cream cheese and smoked mussels. The simple meal is delicious. We chat deep into the night, and I'm invited to stay the next day for tea and a guided tour around the plantations on their DR200s.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 03, 2019, 05:35:44 pm
Day 2

I wake up at leisure and find the dogs presenting their tummies for skritches. I'm not a skritchy person, and have to laugh at the tiny daschund trying to grab a share of the attention.

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My kind hostess helped organise the tea for a Cansa initiative, and I was invited along as thanks for my IT labours. The tables were beautifully and creatively decorated.

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A presentation was made by a lady who got involved with impoverished Venda ladies in the far north. She managed to create earning opportunities for them by having them embroider scenes from their folklore. The beautiful handiwork is sold all over the world as she was invited to more and more quilt and handiwork markets internationally.

The most touching thing for me was reading the stories of the ladies who did the embroidery, about what the project meant to them, included with each piece. One lady mentioned having money left after all her expenses to buy herself a little something: Dawn body lotion. I admit to shameless overspending. I would have bought up all their stock if I could have somehow fitted it on the bike.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 03, 2019, 05:37:46 pm
Day 2 (cont'd)

After a midafternoon nap, we hit the hills with the DR200s. Following my hostess' informal dress code, thinking the ride won't be too technical, I only don denims, takkies, gloves, riding jacket and helmet. The terrain soon mocks my laissez-faire attitude towards dress - my knees and ankles are in imminent danger! I suck it in, and the ride is a blast. We may only be two not-too-overweight ladies on these dapper little bikes, but we head into every nook and cranny, pushing and pulling each other out of tight spots. We have an absolute blast, and arrive home covered in dust and bonhomie.

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Immaculate little machines

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Not me

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High above Theewaterskloof Dam

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Dead end

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Oops! No more road here either

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I join my kind hosts for Bible study in the evening, and after a delicious roast chicken, I fall into dreamless sleep.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 03, 2019, 06:01:07 pm
Day 3

I wake up late-ish again, and after a leisurely coffee with my good host I pack my bags and take my leave, promising to stop by there again. I have to, as I had to leave all my newly purchased embroidery on the farm. To aid me in my resolve to get a move on, I make a booking with Bike X Cape for that night, warning Michelle I have no idea what time I'll arrive, and that I'm travelling alone by bike.

I have a quick look at MapOut to see what gravel is available, and a chat with an omie at the fuel station sets me on another roundabout - Koppies road just down the pass, which leads to the Scherpenheuwel road going to Robertson. I'm happy to take the Koppies road, as there is a stop an go on the pass and who knows how many ahead. Koppies road meanders far and wide and I smile wide inside my helmet.

Beautiful scenery entices the eyes and soothes the soul

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My plan is to ride from Montagu to Touwsrivier via Ouberg Pass, then follow Pienaarskloof Rd to Patatsrivier Rd. From there I want to see whether I can find a shortcut to the R356.

After trawling through Robertson and Montagu, I head for the hills again. There are, as always these days, quite a few stop-'n-go's in the Montagu pass, but I cruise to the front and make a quick getaway each time. Love this bike!

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 04, 2019, 04:44:52 pm
Day 3 (cont'd)

From the turnoff from Montagu to Touwsrivier is long, straight, boring gravel highway, and I give it stick, reaching supersonic speeds of up to 110kph...!! I try to stick to 95kph because I know this is very fuel efficient, but so very boooooooring  :o. I fill up again at Touwsrivier and head for the Karoo. Just outside town I find the road I've been looking for:

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It's not a long road, but nice and a bit winding, and soon it reaches the Patatsrivier road.

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The road I *should* take to the left towards Karoopoort and the start of the R356

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LtIVz33Ct3ffTDNRYe_SIk4ru_we4CiPu6S_l5EeVzdxCk4h3oIhU91ap1r86Y8d58ELCyQT_6KR8JxHVmFUnMzgWStGGrivbMyWhGZkCgPhBR4adZi67ZFNcq47FXdW3WpK7H4oObb2l9-1fFrAhrEihU1fgvKbvlbTvC_xo1XlyNkqyfsylzxWRVrLs2e-u64yYPIIBe2DK9-0BKrunRPoP7qsAKEgfaNsmKwX7kRvt3vnZYALjBgitN1RSSOXiV81u0lun2DvbjhaVByU3egZ8D6BYcswm-GtLYPZjl59qm2ZDafwn6VozLZxPPnoQldt9LaDCAufIEdZts8I89gVDSDEvaSmyJAE9lvKXMqxIBqvtBlddb-EP1AFfCu3ZTBhadwc5I65S9TZ8LUK-kqtFjwP-EIrGdoTHo3rIWBPmtRK77Y1wWwHx_DDnEg_mHQHZjdL0eZJQh_D8M4CO_Df8Df3ryxILJybofSEtAWQ5De0Nrxq6693hKHCsQTqdzEJSwcAmMnP7lqSvSKQXXeOHEnaNKskUK1KhvM_Khm12kRyvoDR9zNWFavyhAKPALSFPm7_3kuvlfht-yPqFRWV5apmlwApOfVZA8l3VpKWcGloKaGOC8T24Fzr_RWVs7YqE6lKRWecPEfp5J1spEpW3YSGwM4bJ_O4fbpWW2WYIz0ugk0pqiIZJdE0ttwFibiAp2shG6PhM0mdDy5LgKv5DcHlnIfIRmq8OWCx7XJ_Nh8=w919-h689-no)


There is a big wind farm building project going on, and trucks thunder past.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9thbCJ_v1r_XpZf6Q2mufuZQYIKKiPN8ba7M2Ak6h1gStKlSm7nFJa8-IChzeG1JaAKRmTpUGon8EvKAWQcRyavo80-s6FRy69z1TVLroz7_0efeBzmhAODvOto13qfBhPItCMclv2sd39TAspCjYeoao1Pmimig4637FzptliHnFYr4j6jLX3-viOxcTM-vRu0BfVSgl99qB6-EyEJSE__SjjVHW5LctxqPWhwRnqkffYHV6y6ZCpn5TV3fU8LCoQxHCWRlUCXWay1NCaUXBN73-M0MC9eQ2t34IYdI1UTGNqshhU3J4UIN4DpMv6skyAnhSEiTSe_k5LDdcXLMu8E2xYFQ5ejG-048iaFNJxzNk1WQU0-7YbljlZQ5z5dtgHlor5OcvzoSt6H7hEs117lSr_1Cnoe7c7ZJsQId3KWbB2mE6O765gxxnBaMi6Y-F0mROAPXJufVKEdGMX1UfkT_aObVAWjY_E2O8pXtVP0RJNk-rUPlWlmUFwDAaDrn6dVEMyb5dpcy0sTABQXGyx9kB6sfoaAn1HFQQrCB6BCEoEpx6-rxaM8IwzR94GGjakI5q3v4taNcuLLrmSnarUrT7oxTXN6PRyzfRuj7M4f5ciENHO0D-GWONmBFipMpDXjCXs4Cuh12vjOdXEk377HendbTRJeO2PGLfi28H3nIMd-tHE3EL2MAmAa6lWk8emNYe4xIgfr996DA3uXtr8KbAl4U91F6adUyFD52TQQ1z_Q=w919-h689-no)


I, however, decide to play "Padvindertjie" and carry on straight across the intersection, intent on finding a shorter route to the R356. The road is very good and recently scraped. I even pass a few scrapers still on the road.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/46fpWMI3OOMsRsB5uwVgTlatWrEYxv3Teqg-sUG8j92KmQ_Kmx_qEK1BpWw5Y_Xsj515qdFAxaWACqUM5pCqewK47zLGeXYhXcPIn4BVzdygk6I7ikAK0sdV0UPlRpZpmWUUzgDuiyFCqcWFc9Zs3I7kyjDOdUEZ8zhh19MYW_XhEfzjf3_PdSnCsk6C0bSlN8HXflz9I4fAjyJDx_vFR6S5CIkFn2TuwK54snN6VgPNEZUFpnwprbvpzeQesHsVGEOQsBFFBZrxE1rJQ2jauuXOdKTggn-IbzMdddMWl_Ai5WiPjPHi8fXVZ9T4B_2Yp2L80blSrwtz9g5-kwCMfKfKDGEFP1US2imCXSQewd0vA5MoB3lJWCImM4OsGAmzIfBw8-2Ki64ZkhyrQTz8ly8mBc7fwlByNu1n_1T-zScoO4uQkaPgZtimzaKdkqTkD9AqNWjwzkJqQKV8WjGl8MXZE1hj_RWmoKrexx226WUAe0ocp_BN1yHzvt9Z3OCM5nugww0RGh1fDbR_ZUsWxaxBJ6ZI4ZZmD4H2oJm8xyMTTZINtoWLsG8kxFAE9jgRwW4Dw9shH9pG0uBtVJsW_ctQyVLRZIRroAFsd_gopdiNXG_61KXW-qQ1LDrWmQzinvHVaTln-zzpkirE9mDzvM5zMtWe55FKWPwEtaGp9vxhbj3IwhRo_H-bNUDeds0e3L1v4oF0LIuHesyNVLqivs3_hQeEve6hCu8XL3EVdupcsoU=w919-h689-no)


The road keeps heading in the right direction, and although becoming ever so slightly steeper, is still in good condition.

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I pass signs reading "Gatsrivier" and wonder why the name looks so familiar? No matter, I forge ahead fearlessly until I reach a gate that says:

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I think to myself, perhaps they say that to dissuade any passers through, such as myself. Undeterred, I push on. The road immediately becomes a bit rougher, and I pass an old omie with a dog in his old 4x4. He gives me a royal wave of the hand, not stopping to ask me my business, and heads off towards the gate. I assume this is a kind of "go ahead" and carry on. At some form of camp intercom I try to make contact with the local wildlife, but they don't answer the bell.

I decide to carry on.

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2MDhV3j7b0N6WZMOFiqWkZ7McSVaUlJBnxmTXz9Lbm9ya8AD5bo2bIvGM8iCb_W531jeEU6bydhxIyZh9RtRhy6iuDs-L-03Q0PNeiPNEzzta53dJOGJSpE_TGCDb8YutwU5EHT_Bk6S1m0G2PIxTHiOvEkuErpi2oWLcnulLadSLeBG941YGoiJlFUCDe37B_E5iszzW9GbsXQG3aBt1err5irDpgOGwz7NOBzIOvNLmBCrJd9amCk2PeM_Vpc_nKa6D2Jqo08Y3uIM31pzD1XO9xPLnbCbEEqoB7YTb17rmlP5DUnagBM5lg-Q9UPhIih8MY1Cj6er88tAkIC3KS7SrsnZ_-YO_d1xa4X3AC7I1-LZ-Jh2APJo2XW_kp866LzAyThxzSVvhyDCXkBFROvtC5IPo7MOoRm3zzfX9rjsehEj-a1dFwRvnxXzbNiogXSJIfnT00v4MBXuScjvAP3_IGaU3BkS5uEp4mqNKL0dbPZTU2GY2qK12CvEH8TUWA0qQKOIpe5-zgm89m4zxQ-jcvrgNL2Xw7v2o72UPeLMYOjbZNr8v-NDVh3OxaNwm7Y8y-__JYR7cyL8VtNjuQOxF3em2rh4yKly5isOxb0hT_oAU3u0okrmU3h4qqf1ER6Xxl-FVzywbZaz82oA3EGLq8zdszMdugJC6gNQN0TGlL-_8wxh6Rewg1x1L93R8XDpAzluw9txsYqocg6S3LgNHRFqqI9W95aNPh411gISj1U=w919-h689-no)


The road turns away from my intended direction towards the R356, and starts to run parallel to it. Its condition also takes a turn for the worse, and suddenly I'm hopping rocks and dodging ruts.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gMcd4CcrUP5BHYzGiYdw8NMWJHl8wa98FPgiOwAxUj4r4r66iev4TrpW8p_m-a4ATP_HKZJj-W9zNfraDM9cwT-hHcoMMHoFtAlEo1BUSNK1r9zsSsWLAz_ReJCMsr_k6NmRF5s8KlevyFzxPcV-nRuunPjFg4HDTxLGvlP7Ik2Eb2ZURE5HO49ZGq8qKODV0taDgPCPrG_OwvNKnLJk3Nc7wjxxHJBb1fT4qL68mBA4a9VRLzTc5Ifs8vpQ3q1yRDK19rd4iBse-TMmaIrg_Loiln0xVjBipGRiiDPNs5R7GIPsNtn9ZtrES4E5uljK2Qalir8BPDoe3e7UvCpXRJodDTUSivQ8T9JBcTcVG4xgOYKPpCsA0g2q2mie2wbBzFvtKwy7qcO04mf5OlcaeyLuizTuJrtfKN3bFip10WxHVbxzbPMZ3BBat0j6Dg7clu5xmWO3Xcgg5yLtBSPxR2d8NNiSrlgU-EDm0Q-Z28o4rQb-vQ7zOxMYt600Jwny_Nnw8bYjtrc4-Zd6EoSbAHlpyYdxn63TvNk1TiJHlob2zrSxFgUoDc3jWBTWVfztoLIp8S3mh2dFWsPTA85ejs1kwJQ0dngBNOGIaDyY_I054VDjlVK8N0EG3UWE-az0JuKcG0c4cd3OxujWXXeK2ARQ2mbDas4TyD5lcHo4E5dyqD6IWFbsegMxV7Y6oDUQUp478IrFHTyhUqmiibDFEmWxFJfQFuNxWPJ8KOwNiPXQNhM=w919-h689-no)

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Then 2-spoor starts turning into a narrow sandy track. MapOut shows my position on the map, nowhere near any form of road. Self-preservation kicks me in the metaphorical nuts and reminds me that it's 17:00 and I'd better turn around if I still want to find a bed for the night. I fly back over the previously quake-inducing terrain, elated to find it a breeze now that I've conquered it. On the way back a memory stirs... wasn't this where the WC Bash was held earlier this year? And didn't people remark on the challenging access road? Hmmm.

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After a 25km detour I'm back on the Patatsrivier road, racing against the dusk towards Karoopoort. 50km later I turn right onto the R356, heading towards the road that connects the R356 and the R355, another 50km along.

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Night falls and I race on, headlights on bright and my spotlights switched on. I love riding at night, the Karoo swishing by quietly makes me feel like a bird of prey: weightless, fierce and free. There hasn't been any other traffic for a while now, but that is the reason I prefer the gravel roads.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 04, 2019, 04:58:38 pm
Op daai laaste foto was jou sidestand net net uitgeskop, n omtip was naby!! :o
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 04, 2019, 05:04:27 pm
Day 3 (cont'd)

I find the road I'm looking for, and turn left towards where I hope Bike X Cape lies. I crawl along the road, finding some open gates and some shut gates. Then a dim sign catches my headlight: I've apparently reached my destination. I turn right into Bike X Cape, which is chillingly lightless, and cruise around aimlessly. Suddenly a few lights come on and the diminutive Michelle strides towards me dressed all in white, eye-catching in the dark. Rael follows. They point me to a parking spot, and while I disrobe and dishelmet they switch on the bar lights. It is 19:00.

"You aren't the girl we met at Gannaga Lodge 2 years ago, are you?", is the first thing Michelle asks, and I laughingly confirm that yes, that was me.

Michelle serves me a welcome fortification and we start to catch up as Rael walks around, preparing a tent for me and making sure the ablutions are ready.  When I made my booking Michelle warned me that they didn't have any braai packs or food, and I said that isn't a problem, as I don't need anything.

My tent for the night is only R200! I really look forward to visiting them again.

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Highway to the Danger Zone (a.k.a. ablution facilities)

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Dayamn these are NAAAAAAICE!

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I really enjoy these quirky little touches - a gear lever to close the door

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 04, 2019, 05:05:18 pm
Op daai laaste foto was jou sidestand net net uitgeskop, n omtip was naby!! :o

Moet die angle van die foto wees: as ek EEN ding op hierdie trip geleer het, is dit hoe om die bike behoorlik staan te maak :o
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 04, 2019, 05:14:42 pm
Day 4

During the early morning hours I hear strange noises outside, and wonder whether baboons are trying to break into the ablution facilities for some bizarre reason. When the early dawn breaks, I stick my head out of the tent and notice dark shapes on the bar's roof, and wonder what the heck the baboons are doing on the roof, until I realise those aren't baboons... I go back to bed and try to sleep again.

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The peacock obviously has great taste, fÍting my Panther 8)

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The females also admire this superior specimen

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The ablutions in daylight. A very neat, good looking setup

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You may disagree, but I reckon I didn't pack too badly for a 2-week trip.

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Every animal on the property has a story

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Michelle is trying her hand at a vegetable patch, and seems to have good success

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 04, 2019, 05:24:30 pm
Day 4 (cont'd)

When I met them at Gannaga Lodge December 2 years ago, Michelle and Rael shared their beer with me, invited me along for dinner, shared their red wine, and the next day gave me some fuel and lubricated my bike's chain. How could I forget them? They were kind and generous to a fault.

They were on their way to open up Bike X Cape. Things didn't work out where they rented at first, and they moved to a second location, and Bike X Cape turned into much more than they had anticipated.

They do group tours through the Tankwa Karoo, with Michelle riding backup in the 4x4. They also teach people to ride, and you can rent bikes from them. They developed the little houses they found on the property into beautiful en suite bedrooms. Before I leave, Michelle shows me around, and I am really impressed with what they've achieved in the short time they've been there.

Every room has a F1 theme, but not in a flashy in-your-face way. It's the little touches - the door numbers, and a framed poster in each room, that proclaims its chamption.

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The shed, where every thing is kept in top shape

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 04, 2019, 07:18:06 pm
Day 4 (cont'd)

The Tankwa XC Rally participants (and spectators I presume) gather tonight, and I've booked to attend the whole event, so I should probably be there this afternoon. I also heard that Gerrit at Cederberg Oasis has finally had his hip replacement and is doing very well, and I'd like to go say howzit. I'll ride to Oasis, and then figure out my route to Rooiputs from there.

I leave Bike X Cape at about 10:00 and head for Skitterykloof towards Katbakkies Pass. Early on I pass some people sight seeing on a rock, their bakkie parked next to the road with a bike or two loaded on. I guess they're also heading towards Rooiputs, but via a more direct route. They give a friendly wave as I pass. Later on, I stop for my own sight seeing on a rock. I usually never stop here because riding here is such fun.


Sight seeing salamander on a rock

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I reach Oasis in the heat of day, braving the trench of a road scraper on the very steep last pass down, and find out to my dismay that Gerrit is in Ceres. I buy a beer, then a coffee, and 10l of fuel. While I'm sipping on the beer, a man approaches me and excitedly asks about my bike and my riding. He rides a road bike, and is touring the Cederberg in a 4x4 with his "kleinniggie" whom he grew up alongside, to visit some places from their childhood. I always marvel at what people share off the cuff, but I'm interested nonetheles. We wish each other a good journey after the coffee and they head off.

Jacques shows me the road to Calvinia from Wupperthal via the Biedouw Valley.

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I top up my fuel, gird my loins, and aim the bike towards Wupperthal via Eselbank, a road I haven't yet followed without dropping the DR. Apart from my 3l water bladder, I also carry an ice-filled 2l plastic bottle. I'm ready for this!... I think.

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I'm a bit nervous tackling this on my own, but if I'm going to fall, I'l going to fall and I'll deal with it when it happens.

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The road doesn't look too bad, and my confidence has lifted a bit after my successful Gatsrivier trek the previous day.

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I don't ride at high speed, but then I hit those crappy little black marbles overlaying the loose warm sand in a corner. I fixate on the corner thinking, "I'm going too wide, DON'T OVERCOOK IT!" - I grab some brake and the next moment the wheels slide beneath me. I land softly in the deep side wall next to the road, the bike trapping my foot. Turning over, I see that t's on the soft pannier bag that captured my foot, and I kick it off with the other foot. I take a look around.

Good grief, in the easiest of corners I put down the bike through sheer nerves. I cuss myself softly.

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Stupidly, I waste some precious energy trying to lift the loaded bike even though I KNOW I can't. After the second try, I loosen the panniers and manage to lift the bike. Then comes the laborious task of fastening everything again. Soon though I'm ready to tackle the rest of the road to Wupperthal. The worst has happened, now I can relax and enjoy the ride :ricky:

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The rest of the road is a doozy by comparison. After the recent rains the dust is minimal and the sand packed down, and even the long sand stretches hold no threat. I coast over them, only almost wiping out at the end of the second long stretch.

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The swerving S of my front tyre should still be visible around that thickening patch at the end.

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While I'm running around taking photo's, I also grab the opportunity for a comfort break. I've become much more relaxed about them, opting for hygiene and kidney health while maintaining some degree of fastidiousness.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 04, 2019, 07:24:50 pm
Day 4 (cont'd)

In what feels like a fairly short time, I reach Wupperthal, only to be faced with the next obstacle:

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Hell no I'm not going to walk that; I'm sure both Panther and I will be submerged in no time. I look at the newly built pedestrian bridge and decide that it will do me very well, thank you.  I turn Panther onto the narrow path towards the bridge, only to be faced with three shallow steps onto the walkway. I suck in my breath and coax Panther onto the first step. He climbs up quite gently, then onto the next one. The third step is a bit more of a challenge; my feet are on tippy toes now, and I know I just need to give it a bit of throttle and we'll be on the bridge.

I fail to give enough throttle, and Panther rolls back in slow motion. Miraculously I manage to keep a foot on the ground, but I'm unbalanced. Panther slowly falls over, launching me off the platform in a bollemakiesie stopped by my helmet.

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I swear at myself again; I'm too old and the weather is too warm for this graft. Again, stupidly, I try to life the bike without loosening any luggage, and only manage to waste energy I don't really have. Then my cunning takes over; I only loosen the upper pannier bag, and still manage to lift the bike. I must be stronger, or angrier, than I thought. My face is a shade of puce that would put any eggplant to shame.

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I refasten the pannier while passersby gawp at me from afar, not offering help. A 4x4 crosses the puddle and I see I was right, it is quite deep, Nevertheless I'll have to find a way through or around; I clearly didn't have the guts to mount these shallow steps, and I don't plan on lifting the bike again today.

Facing the puddle again somewhat dejectedly, I notice a footpath to the left of it. It is quite narrow in places, but thank the Heavens I have a very narrow bike. I crawl past the puddle on the slippery slope, and soon I head through town and up the pass towards the Biedouw Valley.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: punisher on October 04, 2019, 07:34:24 pm
wow
great RR thus far






uhmmm will you marry me ?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Black_Hawk on October 04, 2019, 07:48:00 pm
Awesome Ri, keep it coming  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 04, 2019, 09:37:54 pm
wow
great RR thus far






uhmmm will you marry me ?  :biggrin:


Wait.... whut?! Why?  :imaposer:

umm also flattered thanks  :redface:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 04, 2019, 10:17:52 pm
Day 4 (cont'd)

I notice missing parts and some scratches on my brand new Shoei helmet, but what can one do. It did its job of protecting my empty head, at any rate.

Through the Biedouw Valley I head out on the R354, through Botterkloof Estate (for sale), until I reach the turnoff to the Soutpan Road.

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With no traffic in sight on this weekday, I chance another comfort break. Then I take off again, and keep at 80-95kph to be economical, but it is booooring. I spot a small tortoise crossing the road from right to left, and head to the right to pass behind it. However in a split second it turns on a toenail and is suddenly heading back in my direction. WTF?!! I slam on all the brakes and skid to a shaky standstill as the tortoise realises its faux pas and  drops down, pulling into its shell right next to my front wheel. I shakily reflect that many bikers are killed by road users making unexpected u-turns.

Deep in thought I carry on, and catch sight of an unusual dsplay at the entrance to a farm. Not paying attention, I badly overcook the corner and head into the stoney veld, swearing and praying at ths same time. But my Lord is a gracious God, overlooking the swearing and helping me to an uneventful standstill.

Shakily I park the bike and walk off the adrenaline, taking photo's.

How the heck did I miss that?!

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Hit the rock but kept it together, amazingly

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Path of destruction continues

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Who knows what happened here... airborne?

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How I got here without spilling I don't know, but I am so, so grateful

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Back on the road again I proceed with more caution

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After a sandy patch that I almost overcook again (it's been a loooong day, OK? and I lost my ice-filled water bottle somewhere, probably at Wupperthal  >:( ) I notice that my bike isn't tracking very well. Then I see that my back wheel is flat. I try to inflate it, but I hear the air hissing right through some hole in the tube. I decide to risk the 35km ride to Rooiputs - after all, I have only a theoretical knowledge on how to change a tube and it's getting late.

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I crawl along the Soutpans Road at 40-50 kph, trying to keep the tyre from climb off the rim, and finally reach the R355 without further incident. In fact, the very flat tyre works well on the sandy sidewall of the road where I ride to avoid the uncomfortable, and probably damaging, corrugations.

I turn left for the last 3,5km towards Rooiputs cautiously, and pull away slowly, ignoring a child shouting at me that my tyre is flat. As if I don't know...  ::) I roll into Rooiputs incongruously on the very visibly flat rear tyre, embarrassed. I make contact with Jolene, the secretary of WCOC, who quickly gives me the low down and points me to the unclaimed tents. I sneak into the first one, only to later realise there's a black bag in it that I don't know. Eventually I just grab the furthest tent, which really is available, and offload into it as quick as possible. The place is crawling with mechies, hopefully someone can help me sort out the flat back wheel soon, or I won't be doing any spectating on this Rally :o

People seem surprised that I arrive at a motorbike rally on a ... motorbike.

After dumping my stuff in my tent, I go back to the stoep, or as it is now referred to, Race HQ or Race Control, hoping to find someone I know so I feel less like an alien implant in this scene. To my great surprise and joy I immediately come upon @Crossed-up, arguably the sweetest person in the known world. He is one of the timekeepers at the Rally, and knows everyone. He points out all the role players and most of the participants, and introduces me to everyone who comes our way. In true Ri-morra style, I latch onto him as my guide and encyclopaedia for the duration of the Rally.

Despite me crowding him like a gambolling over-excited puppy, @Crossed-up doesn't give any sign of irritation or impatience, gently and stoically accepting my offers of assistance. I bring him dinner and buy him a cool drink while he answers queries and sorts out the GPS devices.

When the riders assemble for briefing, I gratefully head for a warm shower, and then to bed.
Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 12:49:38 pm
Day 5 - Day 1 Tankwa XC Rally

Sleep comfortably evades me for most of the night and I am exhausted when the day dawns. I lie awake listening to the early morning racket of the Rally participants, fuelling up, warming up and finally taking off, and then try to snooze. Crossed-up knocks on my tent around 10:00 as he hasn't seen me around. I languidly get dressed and head out to face the day blearily. John carries on with his rally duties and I try to bum some hot water for a cup of instant coffee. It is too late for breakfast, but I still have many unopened tins and snacks in my bags, as I don't really eat much while I ride.

I start chatting to the cameraman, Carel, and ask whether they have space for me to join them to watch some of the Rally action. He seems to think there's space but tells me to ask Clive (@Offroad2). Clive says sorry no can do, and arranges for me to join John and Robert for the afternoon special at Halfway House. In the meantime I walk around spectating - generally, being in everyone's way, annoying people and taking photo's.

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@Buff arrives back and seems in high spirit, very happy with his green monster's performance

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@Crossed-up in the foreground, and the dashing David Ellis in the background.

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John swans about.

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@EDDY2RACE has shown up in full force, and the setup is something to behold.

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Sadly no one I know from Yamaha Helderberg is here this weekend (admittedly I only know the Paardeneiland branch)

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@Offroad2 and @Yami Super 10 near the latter's crawler or "side-by-side" as it was called.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BSLNOQmGeaCMIopaAXPPUEEtCmjRSWp51xxx6SBsNGYQPZlb9BgX4esSulttzcykGboEqdNCMBRRQVF4Q9OwnrFzrL3n2W_O2bpbLpWuavHq3HTkIGcgng4HE77R5nIIN9_JcNDYROZh0ETVCEypnItEX2zvhw49d2-QY0_yj2A3cul8wgKr6cBbNdBPs1_N_i7UzWqBEfHuNb8_SKvrzN9t9MJWlDif5iq_c_24EDHOZHBXEbP8rNIlo8UaLDHjqFQyZZCwn3Gdj-WPltD0-9S67winwNHd2eUUilEagF2tVBwcc8_be3Nm9CoUOAj0kyDLYLokBC1pf2Fi4kzbRZ-lPztT9z3FqRIlSwj3WyoqFh01kSoZG-a9TsMAgb2cM3LAM2Ijeoh57rcoSQZ7q-8Uqyi6QR7hedBzZOpoMOZlenBCBZdsk02qxhNPjt0n4MU2QBjEPmP1NhW13tB_ux9k5tFh-1YPwumdMkQ1hTybyEn3Li8OLn-uUW-sRUfmwxkkNYGkM2Yu9EBTF_4dRd1DGKvQhnDe2kHa1RpssWYOveL1GXDlO3mfL5166llSXtCqd16sQJq11GZINUKL0PcC2ZzW3fioROKkyozKdSWdmoG43htE6LFpDEWLdXwY3oec2F9ZA5QdWYrVPZDJRK83jgjRYEWAExxnE7quUdQO-chYZx430F5q6sIwQ2pJ7SpEJv8Vxlu-3d6lG-BUUB2j5lIqFJMAwSMWlM9TDPdQLnY=w919-h689-no)
Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 12:56:27 pm
Day 5 (cont'd)

Others still setting up camp

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@Offroad2  and @Crossed-up

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This eye-catching tent is my favourite sponsor for the entire event. Later on at a DSP the team supported their racer with unequalled passion, excitement and volume

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My not-so-shiny-brandnew-anymore Shoei. Ah well, such is the price of my passtimes :-\

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It also seems I've bent the top joint of the fourth finger on my right hand in that last fall at Wupperthal. It was becoming uncomfortably stiff and a little painful when I bent it which, considering that I'm right handed, is all the time. It isn't sore enough for meds, and I consider taping it to the next finger, and then forget about it until the next time I painfully grab something ::)

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Time for the special comes around and we head to Robert's bakkie to drive out to Halfway House. John insists on sitting in the back, compelling me to sit up front. I hoist myself into the high front seat, wincing at my crooked finger's complaint. Robert turns to John and asks a little brusquely: Who is she? John replies with a small smile and a tiny hint of malice that I'm a well-known solo rider who writes about my trips, and I burst out laughing, asking, well-known by whom? This is really my first real and completely solo trip.

We slowly make our way 50 km down the tyre chower R355 towards Halfway House. It takes little less than an hour but it feels like forever, and I'm very glad I avoided riding it down from Calvinia. At the Halfway House, we ride through the property and out the back gate.

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John greets the young proprietor of the Halfway House padstal.

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 01:11:20 pm
Day 5 (cont'd)

The bar of the Halfway House

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The shop of the Halfway House

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Accommodation available to rent

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Waiting for the rally riders at the back of the Halfway House

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We make ourselves comfortable while we wait. Apart from the Halfway House and its accommodation, there is a whole lot of nothing out here.

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Robert is very organised, and brought hot water for coffee.

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With nothing to do, the wait feels forever. Robert offers me a cooldrink or a beer, and I immediately opt for a beer. I have not met many programmers or bikers who'll refuse a beer. He pulls out and opens a Peroni and I accept it graciously, surprised at the burly man's choice of beer. Ah well, I muse philosophically, not everyone has good taste.

His camping fridge is set to 0o to keep the ice from melting, and the beer is ice cold. It hits my empty stomach with a splash and heads quickly for the bloodstream. I reach for the snack packs that Robert had thoughtfully grabbed for us, and try to line my stomach, but the wine gums offer little resistance. I decide to stick to Energade and water for a while, and chat to John about rallies and what we're doing out here.

Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 02:53:40 pm
Day 5 (cont'd)

The rally riders finally join us, park their bikes and scatter like dandelion seeds to relieve their bladders. Watching men pee not being a favourite pastime, I try to avoid looking at them, turning my back on one group only to face another. I'm left to look up or down until the last shakedown.

John keeps up a running commentary on all the riders and soon these strangers seem like longtime acquaintances. By the end of the rally I know most of their names. I can still almost remember the list :deal:

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@KarooKid heads off to offer the dry landscape some relief.

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@Crossed-up, Nadine, Rolf, @Claude Deyzel and @Scrat laugh at the ever-amusing Robert Gibbon.

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The two GPS navigators on the rally circuit, Nadine on her KTM500 and @detour on his tiny tourer, form the rearguard.

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I met Dirk once, a while ago. I had already done my first long gravel trip when a friend gifted me a Country Trax beginner's riding course, presented by Dirk on a farm in Grabouw. I had an inkling the course was maybe not aimed at my bike when the first instruction was, "Turn off your ABS and traction control".  When we got to the end and were practising emergency braking, my DR went racing off into the orchard, crashing spectacularly in the third row of trees.

Participants dragged the DR and me out from under the branches by our heels. I straightened the handlebar as best I could, taped up the shattered rear indicator and went home. I promised Dirk I'll be back to complete the course some day.

Make no mistake: Dirk can ride that GS of his.

Martin at the front, Johan van Lille I think second in line, start preparations to get going when John calls "1 minute!"

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: VaalBaas on October 05, 2019, 03:25:08 pm
Ek wil net die merker insit. Gaan later van voor begin lees :biggrin: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 03:28:39 pm
Day 5 (cont'd)

Finally we do what we're here to do: John sets everyone off on the first circuit of the timed rally special. The riders will ride the 45 km circuit twice, and then head back to Race Control.

Bikes head off into the dry hills, little puffs of dust drifting over the acrid landscape.

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Dust devil

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Someone helps themselves to some of the Smarties I'd packed for snacking on my trip.

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He brought his own beer though, probably from the House bar

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Last but certainly not least, the two GPS navigators get the go ahead.

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Mayhem ensues. The riders ride into the hills, disappearing from view for a short while. Soon though there is the unmistakable sound of nearing bikes, and one by one the rally riders come racing back. The route doesn't agree with their road books, and they can't figure out where to go. The rotund proprietor of the property rocks up on a quad and we check the route with him. He'd ridden it with Clive and confirms that yes, indeed, this is the way to go.

John asks him to check that the riders are in fact on the correct route, and he takes off into the hills, while I go stand at the first turn-off to show the way to the returning riders. Like homing pigeons though they keep coming back.

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Still wrong way

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Riders gather, trying to figure out the One True Way

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Riders cutting across the veld irk John to no end. It so seldom rains here that the tracks lie for years, causing other hooligans to mistakenly think they can ride wherever they want to.

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Then @detour and Nadine return, showing us on their GPS that everyone had set off in the wrong direction. They take off in the right direction. Shortly afterwards @Bill the Bong also returns, one of the most experienced road book navigators, and tells John that he figures he should be starting in a different direction - the same as the GPS navigators.

Robert gets hold of Race Control, who confirm that we have inadvertently been setting the riders off in the wrong direction. We have a map of the route, but there is no indication as to which way around the route should be ridden, unlike the riders' road books, which gives them the direction as well as directions.

Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 04:03:51 pm
Day 5 (cont'd)

Robert Gibbon returning to the roost

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... followed shortly by Rolf

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... and the others.

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It is decided that the first circuit's timing would be scrapped, and only the second one will be accepted. As the rally riders come in, we explain the situation to them, and set them off in the correct direction when they're ready to continue. Some riders are visibly frustrated by the mix up, but they keep their cool and carry on with new determination.


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Eventually almost all the riders departed in the right direction, and from about 50 minutes later on they start to reappear with huge grins on their faces. The circuit is apparently amazing, and they are having the ride of their lives.

One rider however is still wandering the outback and hasn't yet returned from his first circuit attempt. Robert contacts Race Control and the tracking software confirms that the rider, Jaco van Wyk I think, is waaaaaayyyyyy off course and heading away from us. John asks the riders to keep and eye out for Jaco and to send him back to us if they come across him. No one however sees him. The riders return in drips and drabs, and then carry on on their way. We can only wait and hope Jaco turns back eventually.

I don't know whether one of the sweepers is sent after him, but eventually Jaco pitches up with a dreamy look in his eye, gushing about the beautiful, stunning terrain. He heads off on his circuit and we sit and wait for him to return. Once he is on his way again, we still have a task to do. The route directions need to be turned around, as the race will come along this way again, but from another  point.  The landscape has an alien beauty.

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Finally we head back to HQ for a dust-off and some dinner.

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By now my finger is very swollen and stiff and I can hardly move it. Clive's partner at WCOC, who's name eludes me at the moment, kindly fetches an ice cream-like splint stick and tapes up my finger.

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Dinner is a massive affair - the portions are HUGE! It is good solid boerekos, guaranteed to put meat on your bones and fat on your meat :o  I plough halfway through my plate before I give it up as a lost cause. I also get a taste of the local home made vodka grenadilla mixed with lemonade, and have another 2 beers.

When riders' briefing starts, I again head off to the showers. It has been a long, dusty day and Robert already warned me that we'll be leaving early the next morning to set off another special.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Buff on October 05, 2019, 04:29:14 pm
Lekka Ri, great report  :thumleft: The homemade grenadilla mix is a Karoo speciality called Pittekou (somehow Pip Eating doesn't have the same ring to it). It's commonly made from Vodka, grenadilla pips, sugar and pineapple juice. I make it regularly for my pub at home but prefer using Bacardi white rum to Vodka  :thumleft:
Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 04:51:06 pm
Day 6

I sleep a bit better and am ready to face the day. I grab coffee and breakfast from the wonderful ladies who were up at the crack of dawn to prepare this for us. Breakfast is a footlong roll filled with ham, cheese and scrambled eggs. I dutifully chomp it down, and don't have to eat for the rest of the day. Robert again grabs us some snack packs, and then Arlene heads me off. For my own protection she insists that I fill in the volunteer form, so that I can claim if I inadvertently get hurt in the line of "duty".

Robert Gibbon and Nicol, one of our indomitable sweepers, waking up and getting ready for the day.

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John puts on his most pleasant "morning" face.

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Soon we're on the road. We turn off on the Soutpan road I limped in on with my flat tyre. At the gate where I passed through the farm, we turn left onto Spaarbos Road and wait for the riders to rock up.

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The riders turn up and true to form immediately go wet the fence.

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The riders have done their homework, and tell us that we're not at the start of the rally. We follow the GPS and end up about 1.5km further along the trail than we thought we should be. All the riders agree that this is Point Zero.

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Willem Avenant in good spirits :thumleft:

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Dorsland

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As the riders discuss the situation, a plastic suddenly roars past.

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It turns out that the rally circuit joins the gold circuit exactly where they kick off. I make my way further down the road to the bend where I watch for any oncoming traffic. Many of the riders overcook the corner or misread their GPS and head too wide, and I quickly try to wave them onto the right track so our riders can be off too.

But our riders are more relaxed today

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Plastics incoming!

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Finally our guys line up and get ready to ride

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When everyone has set off, we head to Halfway House again. This time there is a DSP and the atmosphere is quite festive. The riders are doing the same circuit as yesterday, but this time they are heading in opposite direction from the day before. It should all look very familiar to our rally riders.

Taking off like a rocket!

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 04:54:51 pm
Day 6 (cont'd)

Devan comes in with an injury. He had fallen and hit his chin on his handlebars, splitting his chin and what not. Someone had patched him up very well and there is a huge plaster on his cheek. His supporters wrestle him to the ground and keep an eye on him while we wait for the ambulance to come take a look at him. A tent is erected to provide some shade.

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Paramedics arrive. They put him in a neckbrace and carry him off, deeming him unfit to continue the race.

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Everyone gives a hand to help fuel up the racers so they can get going ASAP

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The quads start coming in (there were 3) and it is carnage. This one has three flat tyres and a slow puncture in the fourth.

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This man is FAST!

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 04:55:32 pm
Day 6 (cont'd)

The Silver circuit finishes here, and riders can return to Race Control in their own time.

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However one of the Silvers, Ricky, has a problem: her bike won't start. The guys tow it and try other things, but eventually we just load it onto the bakkin and head back to Race Control with the cheerful Ricky.

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The incongruity of the Droomers Yamaha on the Husqvarna Eddy2Race bakkie tickles my silly sense of humour.

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Clive takes his passengers to see a bit of the terrain that we saw yesterday.

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This turns out to be fortunate, as one of the ladies (Nadine?) picks up a long piece of wire in her back tyre. Clive is closest and is able to drive to assist the lady with detangling her bike from the wire. There is no further damage to the bike, and the lady continues.

We start heading back, and soon have a flat tyre which Robert plugs... twice. We pick up some fuel cans and get another flat tyre. The whole is too big to plug, and we change the tyre.

On the way back the twice-plugged tyre picks up another gash. We change this tyre as well (Robert had fortunately brought 3 spare tyres). However this tyre is looking a bit deflated, and his compressor had burnt out. They try to bridge the compressor and only manage to burn it out some more. Robert calls to Cornie for help, and he stops alongside with his compressor. We crawl back to Race Control praying not to pick up more flats.

Cornie in the meantime is on his way to tell one of the racers, a lady by name of Kim I think, how much distance she still has to do, and to give her a headlight so she can continue to race in the dark if she chooses. With the new real time tracking, they would know soon enough if she were in trouble.

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/U46dYaSQBPte3pL6vdcU-GaWJ-iOyai_OZ00vZWcG2_Nzxsqwr1I4TayA9KkTpaldfG_j8AjNoJBeRWPLoQx4O9VvRWDpH0sJr8fgXBGNUEfSyEnHLMDclJ09hcCNZHWLjIDdS3boK6iXiPuU7ClkFdPLfHLjdX2Fmmt7aWpu75GhLRnCGWfwe7k5HA5ZCNQZEhxdRCyVVQyBp9pveYgsqLdmRiWhFqgxeTG4npIHilzZgS1RluZbW8QEIL8qcyFe7AEWHsmZXmpmm8wGaqqI1AkUUQc5vAtEEr5Fyma0SmxDhU39wIqniPVN7sLiVDZ08JNUUGWl_gAgkkXth0IZyCeymAEGCflelrb3dC8MptkbF9gi2SoOUQOV11gO6zL-bUraa0N13swHBsqcOFsfEayKWIVlm67gwU_g0-g4TJW1hiGLJ3-vgQXUltjjjcXZDZHNHUzyoth_fq-PTcCYsuTkjpo5QhOTxJkXdVQF6O5HrgCmrSYX0oo4G-4Ly97kHdsvOXUCa7bRvFMYCaWoePpUWJBUjxLj8yEPtlzjYBmS_canThQOBb_no2RFpsW71dfvsv48YYMvFaWfltbKErwTIo-6B-b137RxEXrZRd92qGl4kLV64LnOAkOKyba26zggo5R61dAmLMJS-Bmp8P4rZeImp4GnazQXNSbMJNJ69-lOlaeM_iDRHiyx_SCtdQbZ2-5NLw9sZtsRMJktvXDIa-YcW6IU_dd69Nk7CY_xzY=w517-h689-no)


Then there is nothing to do but eat, drink, and wait a little nervously for our late arrivals.

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Nicol the valiant sweeper

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Minxy on October 05, 2019, 05:23:59 pm
It is always so much fun spectating these events! :) Exciting stuff :D Will have to read this in more detail once I finish my ride report :ricky:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Operator on October 05, 2019, 05:32:51 pm
 :sip:

Een van die meer detailed rr in lang tyd op hierdie forum  :thumleft:


Goeie werk Riana  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 05:37:15 pm
It is always so much fun spectating these events! :) Exciting stuff :D Will have to read this in more detail once I finish my ride report :ricky:

I was waiting for you to finish so I can start, but you were taking so looong :laughing4:

I worry I'll forget stuff.


:sip:

Een van die meer detailed rr in lang tyd op hierdie forum  :thumleft:


Goeie werk Riana  :thumleft:

Dankie Oppie :thumleft:

Ek is bevrees jy gaan verveeld raak, ek is nog nie eers halfpad met die RR nie :lamer:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 05, 2019, 08:08:32 pm
Day 6 (cont'd)

The first day of the rally, I accepted Robert's offer of beer, but John refused, as he was on duty. Robert also only drank coffee, cooldrinks and water. He also had a big bag of chili bites to rival @VaalBaas' masterpieces :drif:

Today, as I'm now sort of signed up as volunteer to help Robert and John, I curb my beer drinking with dismay. I don't particularly like carbonated drinks other than as a mixer, and the Energade is sweet. I alternate coffee, Energade and water to keep me hidrated this day. Back at Race Control, I head for the bar and the sheep doser hanging from the roof, filled with brandy. I ask for a double and after some muted discussion, 4 squirts of brandy are deposited into a smallish cup and filled up with ice and Coke. I take a sip and almost choke, coughing vigorously at the unexpected strength of the drink. I immediately ask for a can of Coke, and start topping up the drink as I sip, to dilute it. 

I'm sitting to the side of the stoep out of the public eye, next to John, and Robert sidles up and asks for a sip of my drink. He is still sort of on duty and doesn't want to be seen drinking. I warn him of its strength and he takes a big sip, saying it tastes just fine. I invite him to help himself any time, since he so kindly kept me in beer the previous day and later on today when we went off duty.

Later on I pass the bar to go fetch our dinners, and Elanie, one of the ladies helping out, calls me aside and apologises for the maxi double I got earlier. Apparently there had been some misunderstanding of the size of a double due to a joke that had been played on someone the previous year. I laugh and tell her it's fine, as long as they only charge me for a normal double. We chat a while, and she tells me about all her travels and life around the Karoo, about the little dogs (all Jack Russells) running around, their personalities and their quirks. She's very interested to hear that I rode here on a motorbike by myself.

I also meet Willem Avenant's family who came along to support him - his wife and cute little daughter, his brother (who could pass for his double), and his father with a megalense camera. The oom looks a bit dour, but whenever Willem is near, his chest puffs so much his feet almost lift off the ground. He doesn't say much but he is clearly very proud of his son. He is also very much into his photography, and happy to discuss it at length.

Riders' briefing is very late, after times are checked and posted. Poor John sits in the kitchen trying to keep the GPSs and his wits about him, wiping and loading tracks for each day. He is exhausted after the long day of organising everyone, and I help where I can, fetching and carrying for him.


Side note on rallies

A rally is fascinating. There are numerous people involved; officials from various organisations need to officiate. For instance there was a tall young man, originally from KwaZulu Natal. He was the official time keeper, trained and properly accredited and everything. His brother was also one, and had moved to Cape Town. The brother hadn't been available to officiate at this event, or there was a double booking, so he came instead. He had gotten involved with time keeping when he or his his brother started offroad racing, if I recall correctly.

There is a clerk of the course, who had the final say in any decisions regarding the course. It was he who decided that only the second circuit would count on the first day's special, when we bungled the direction.

There is an official affiliated with some SA organisation to do with offroad racing, even though she is also working with the WCOC.

There are a number of paramedics involved, camped just outside the camp with their vehicles. My tent was near theirs and they seemed to be having a good time in all, kuiering late into the night ::)

There are those who assist with everything because they know something about everything, such as Robert and John who have been involved with the rally for some years now. They fetch and carry and run and pick up and lend assistance where needed. For instance, on the first day, a rider complained that his tracks wasn't showing on his GPS, and Clive gave him a loaner. The tracking and surveillance guy, Sarel, eventually found that the fix was to download a firmware update. After that the GPS was good to go.

Then there are marshals, some in 4x4s and some on motorbikes. They are equipped with radios and ride to the deserted corners of the track, ready to spring into action as needed. I think they had the longest days, as they were up and out before everyone else, and only came back to the camp when everyone else had returned. I really take my hat off to these okes like @Fuzzy Muzzy, Nicol and others.

Sarel, the tracking and surveillance guy, apparently came of his own volition to assist with the tracking and surveillance of all the riders. Trackers were programmed for each rider, and fitted to each bike. He had a laptop showing him the positioning and number of available satellites, and a huge screen with a map of the track, showing the position of each rider as they progressed. It was fascinating. He had had the software developed himself, and was finding more and more applications for it. Looking at the satellites, he could judge where and when there would be dead spots, and when the trackers would update and the screen was refreshed.

Patiently he sat at his screens all day, monitoring the riders and alerting the powers-that-be when someone was stationary for too long. They could then quickly dispatch one of the marshalls to check out the situation. During this late night he diligently tracked the riders still out on the route - Hanli, the 3 Musketeers and the Lone Rider Nicol - and assured that they were indeed on the move and not lying in a ditch in the dark. This allowed them to complete the route for the day, when otherwise they would have been headed off and corralled back to camp.

And then of course there is Clive, spending many a weekend in the Karoo, chatting to the farmers, finding challenging routes for the riders, and marking them out. Ideally the course marshals should accompany him to get to know all the routes as well, John mentioned, and I know that @Fuzzy Muzzy spent a few weekends here. It takes real commitment and a great effort to get everything in place, and afterwards to go around and remove the flags and markers. John said the cleaning up operation takes months.

If I have my way, I might become involved as a marshall next year. Ride the course for weekends before the racers get here, burn up in the hot sun making sure they are all OK, and then riding these awesome tracks back to base each day... I think I can do that :ricky:

Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 01:07:35 pm
Day 7

Despite a late night (the medics must have chatted next to my tent until 1 am in the morning) I'm up again bright and early. Today we're setting of the rally guys again. We leave a bit later than planned, because Robert has to wait for all his tyres to be fixed. We crawl to the start of the next special, wary of more punctures.

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Yesterday, this had been a DSP and the spot where we had picked up our second puncture of the day. Today, the tyres behaved themselves a bit better.

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A sweeper (Nicol?) arrives, and then the racers start showing up. Nadine unfortunately misses this start because Clive has taken her to fetch her bike that she had to abandon in the riverbed the previous night.

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The special ends at the back of Halfway House again, and Robert carries extra fuel for those who need to refuel for the next stage.

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 01:27:58 pm
Day 7 (cont'd)

Then we wait again, and soon the riders start pouring in.

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The top guys from Honda show up as well. The one on the left's name is Riaan and I notice in one post on the Honda posts, his nick is "Ri-Ri". I feel so devalued :spitcoffee: Lovely guy, and very passionate about the brand.

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Fuelling up

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Where's my fuel, Dude?

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It looks like @Bill the Bong is kicking his bike in the background :lol8:

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@detour shows up in good time

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 01:28:53 pm
Day 7 (cont'd)

Then the Honda team rocks up

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It was great to see how the big bosses gathered round to help fix up any issues on the bike, and help with the fuelling etc.

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The guys don't have to get going again immediately, and they take a break on the stoep of the Halfway House, getting something to drink and/or eat

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Peeping ... er... tom?

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Bosses still tweaking the Honda

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Finally it's time for the racers to get going again

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 01:39:26 pm
Day 7 (cont'd)

We head off on into the farmlands to wait for the rally racers to reach us. There they will be set off again. Here Clive and his passengers meet up with us, followed by Nadine on her KTM500, ready to carry on racing.

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John is full of rocky knowledge. He would pick up a stone, inspect it minutely, and then hurl it off into the distance.

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These jagged little white fillings were apparently forced into these holes by glaciers as they scraped over the area millennia ago.

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Nadine, waiting for the other racers

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... and here they come

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 01:45:19 pm
Day 7 (cont'd)

Here they go again!

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"An egg! An egg! My kingdom for an egg!"

Tiny little hole in the radiator, dripping water. Clive's wife donated some gum to the cause, and Clive duct taped a bottle of water onto the back of the seat. As far as we can determine, this was enough to get him to the finish line of this stage

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 02:47:20 pm
Day 7 (cont'd)

We head a little way up the road and decide to wait here for the racers to pass. John takes the opportunity to educate us a little. This leads to chicken fever among the ladies, walking around eyes on the ground, bending every now and then to pick up and then discard a rock.

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Giving some clarity on the directions

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At one point Nadine comes to a stop, and said she was considering going back to HQ. She'd had a bad fall in the riverbed and had hurt her ankle. Clive told her the route ahead wasn't too bad and she might be able to finish it. She decided to bite the bullet and carry on, but we could see from the way she rode, that she was favouring her right ankle. She did however manage to finish the stage, and well done to her!

When all the racers have passed, we head back to HQ as our work is mostly done for now. I take a stroll around and sommer pay all my drinking debt, so I can start fresh that night for the celebrations >:D

Sarel monitoring the racers' progress

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The lovely farm ladies who hosted us and prepared our meals. Elanie is the one bending over the tabs book, trying to tally my totals.

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I bought two raffle tickets but I didn't win. Just as well, I'm not a fan of pizza, or of cooking in general, although I heartily applaud and appreciate the labours of others.

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Cornie, the owner fo Rooiputs, with is little Jack Russell on his lap. That dog bites any other hand that touches it. To his left is Clive's wife, a patient, wise and good humoured lady, or as John puts it, "a real sweetie".

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In the meantime, Robert arranged for one of the Eddie2Race mechanics to help fix my back tyre. When later I ran into the mechanic, Siya, at the bar, I thanked him for changing my tube, and he berated me for not having a heavy duty tube for my tyre. I told him I ususally have one, but I'd given it to someone on the road who needed a tyre. I then couldn't get another heavy duty tube in time.

I offered to buy Siya and his friend a drink. They opted for a clean double brandy each, and threw it back like a shooter. I insisted that for their labours, one drink wasn't enough and bought them another each. Siya was so touched by my gesture that he insisted I come by their tent so he could install a heavy duty tube for me. I really appreciated the offer and thanked Siya, but I didn't feel comfortable with the idea of riding off on an Eddy2Race heavy duty tube, and didn't take him up on it.


Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 02:50:05 pm
Day 7 (cont'd)

Finally all the riders were in the kraal, all the times were checked, and it was time for the prize giving.

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Our friendly and very helpful hostesses during the event

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Cornie, who's property it is and who facilitated with many of the farmers to organise routes over their land. A hearty, jovial fellow who every time he saw me said, "Haai Rrrrrri!" Salt of the earth. He is always ready to give a helping hand, and goes above and beyond to assist us. He is also very involved in and passionate about the rally.

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 02:51:19 pm
Day 7 (cont'd)

Arlene making announcements, Robert (in the cap) handing out prizes

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Taye Perry had given Clive this helmet, signed by racing heroes, when she came back from Erzberg or Romaniacs. He however felt that really it belongs to Taye, and gave it back to her.

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Hanli Zondagh gets 2nd place. She was the one who rolled into camp after 10:00 the previous evening, accompanied by three Hondas and a sweeper. She had no headlight on her bike, and was trying to navigate with her cell phone light. Her GPS had by that time died. I really take my hat off to this woman!!

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She had special thanks for the team

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This man had to receive his 3rd place win the second time, as the first time he disputed that the results could be correct. However the times were checked again and to his great surprise, he was indeed 3rd in the Gold Class (I think)

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Second place winner had already left, as had many participants who had to work the next day, but David Ellis was there to accept his well-deserved win in this category

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Accepting everyone's trophies...

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Our young lady who participated with a quad. The only one not to come into a DSP with a million punctures :imaposer:

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Her dad also participated on a quad.

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Dirk, Nadine and Nr 3 :)

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Taye and her dad in the foreground. Unknown glowering gentleman in the background :o

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Tankwa King, David Ellis

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 02:52:07 pm
Day 7 (cont'd)

Special (inpromptu) prizes speech

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Hanli for her "vasbyt" on the long ride the previous night, for hanging in there and completing it

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Team Honda for their wonderful spirit and their "No one left behind" attitude.

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Dirk for attempting, and finishing, this rally on an oil tanker :biggrin:

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Robert Gibbon also gets a bottle of wine but I'm not sure what for. I don't think he was supposed to participate due to injury, but came anyway.

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Appreciative crowds

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No I did NOT scare them...

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Raffle ticket prize winner

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Title: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Tankwa XC Rally
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 03:32:23 pm
Day 7 (cont'd)

Speeching and prizes finally over, we can grab dinner, drinks, and generally let our hair down.

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... until Robert realises that one division was inexplicably left out, and he checks and announces the winner for it

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@Crossed-up, relaxing. Can you tell the difference between his worried face and his relaxed face? Me neither. But he is an absolute sweetie, and I look forward to engineering our next meeting :biggrin:

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Along with a few rally racers, Robert, John, Nicol and I party deep into the night. Earlier in the day I'd offered up my bite size Snickers to the enervated rally racers, and now I hand round my last Smarties. When the bar closes at 10 pm, Robert sends me to his top box. John and @Scrat make an early getaway, but Claude and Charl still hang around, waiting for the showers to heat up, and join in the merriment. At some point, it transpires that Charl has lost his wallet, and they start looking for it. Everyone remembers that Charl had indeed pulled his wallet from his rally pants and flashed it around to everyone. Claude pats Charl down, but can't find anything. I also pat Charl down carefully, but indeed there is no wallet in his pants.

Charl and Claude carefully retrace their steps, and eventually they're back, Charl triumphantly holding a mud-splattered wallet aloft. He found it lying by the fence. Unthinkingly I take it, wipe it clean and hand it back to him. When I muse about the splatters later, I realise Charl must have gone to pee against the fence, and dropped (and inadvertently splattered) his wallet. And I wiped it clean for him...with my thumb  :confused4:

Soon Charl and Claude say their good byes and head for the showers.

Robert tells us he had thought I was someone important, and I spent all the time in the car chatting to John about people Robert didn't know, and that now he knows a everything about people he's never heard of. Also that he'd bought the Peroni to taste them, and that I'd drunk everything and he hasn't even had a single one. A little stung, I dive into the cooler box again and unearth one last Peroni, which I triumphantly hand to him.

Robert however is having none of that, he's on his Klippies and Coke now, and gives the opened Peroni to poor Nicol, after he takes a sip to taste it. He admits that he hadn't actually wanted Peroni. He had sent his daughter to buy him Stella Artois for the trip and she had returned with the Peroni :imaposer:

I head to my tent in the early morning hours. I'm sad it's over. I've developed a little crush on Claude, he's such a honey, with piercing blue eyes and a ready smile... Oh well, best get over it quick. Bet he's dating a supermodel back home ::) I fall into uneasy sleep and wake up much too early, unrefreshed but at least not babelas, and start packing up.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Kaboef on October 06, 2019, 04:07:05 pm
Great report, and excellent writing.

Thank you

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 04:46:50 pm
Day 8

I pack my bike slowly and say good bye and give hugs to all the lovely people I got to know the past few days. Robert seems a bit peaky, and looks relieved when Clive tells him he doesn't have to help pull up flags and sign posts. It is strange not to hop in the bakkie alongside him and head out on that horrible R355 with John giving running comment from the back.

Every one is in a hurry to pull up their tents and head for home, and a line of bakkies and trailers depart from Rooiputs in lazy dust clouds.

Everyone wishes me a safe journey, and Clive very generously fills up my tank, which means I can continue to avoid the R355 and head back on Soutpan Road again. I warm up Panther, kick up the side stand and I'm off. It feels good to be on a motorbike again.

I'm not exactly sure where I'm going to sleep tonight. Both @the ruffian and @Crossed-up urged me to ride the Moedverloor Road, and John even draws me a little not-to-scale map, showing where the roads lie. I decide that I'll do that today. I don't check out the actual distances on any map, and the skewed image imprinted in John's handwriting embeds in my brain in all its inaccurate glory.

About 17km from Rooiputs I reach a fork in the road. I try to remember where I came from 3 days ago on the flat tyre, and look at MapOut, and guess that I should take the right fork. I continue for a while, but the road seems rough and very unfamiliar. I start to second-guess myself and eventually turn around. At one point Panther backfires, and a lone springbuck bounds across the road, and then prances and bucks on the other side with its tail up, a show of strength and fitness to deter any predator. I smile at the proud display.

I head back to the fork and hang right. This road is wide and smooth, and I carry on until I come upon a gate that says Dassiekloof. I rack my brains - I know there were gates here, but they were unnamed? I go through the gate and soon reach a farm yard I don't recall ever seeing. However checking MapOut, I can see that I'm on someone's track, so this might just be the right way after all. All I know is I need to reach the R354 at some point, and the track I'm on has a line connecting with the R354.

Not thinking about it too much, I forge ahead, onto a road the becomes more and more challenging.

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The reason this gate is closed?

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It's holding back this lovely sand monster :o

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The sand is deep and rutted, but not too long a stretch and I make it through comfortably. Next up is a rutted and marbly steep hill climb, marked with rally markers. I'm riding a rally route!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/JrL56Wk4ebhT2NoFHG4ADKilXRvvp5qoGdjlGm5QACqPKifsciG1gkOSjBmHjf6GLOejKRmPxihkXq1vcMmki-0Sx0KAf8py6_kmRpU7xtAN5OJRlLNQHv7TzwcIF5qcmXFXd3X3jmbt8DfEg33_HFXnAyKtzE9mJjGH2Vexdqr2flSTxRUGqLp3jFsYGhIAXgro6-yG1UMJCXotHzQrjt4vqm73DXlkKFpkiUBR5S-7AQeiv012ubrZ-WjTVAXnrGx5g6eDASwHhKOiWJ3lfRRdMA_AFV-G5Tt4ZajUHIcCsc6Yh98eMxThp9sYj20ouBsw6syDTtfSP7L9h3JOFNFq9r17qR-q_ladasD7Mql248U56BRDk7h_wp0qQgg0DNTh_6Qh28NjrJsOK_tPjIbC5JYbkHwWVVEWjISjfY5slKbSXcFdDHu0h2VrfwraFLZblDW-C05Cm2QCiXvaoPvjg595kdJYo2kusgXy3lhIr91VL0tu5Tveyen0wUJLEf4bW6sozgYrW7N7uguQK5jkgjYjeT2sogj7n-6lh6GhnnNcMgyoJX4V_c298Q_hNKjt3Kkt0jg93dg2FjlJMUVNz0ZNiZol2jf5Hb4gDABdEO6RkOhL4q3KQqF72fPB-DIsTSiqNn-t7-Gf_XY7lCy48F4wf3Tf4H81ugfqYzlBpBHcGzo3Qg6LC-dfE7YG6xmRai92YP4nBOySQW1JJ1CA2j4yFrKFhC0Qpbb4pIGO_uA=w919-h689-no)


The other side of that board on the left, I notice later, carries a "!!!!" warning for the rally racers.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9T2Jnv_WWf037gzhOS9Yhvz-sDFse84w9E27hCxFjpYeGi-pzhAb9snvLuLj_XNNaaxXJQHr86tI55jCLAOU_86t3KO9h9i0PBNnLj0Mq1s_EiM6fq2D9MR7c7JhhrSMFmYFflA4au973tbUzCc6ORFkUvO3p3EMkLPE8ZitFm920Lw2dnt8QHlbacLxAf2P2m0smaL9loiHb9k_yuPINPX24yYJ3fvbGXk3O6DehEHuDYIb0d_gmaJN4pK72hLkfwa1CwFOE2Ny-P5w3dbH-UpNj-cSN9CTNgXL1qK10KYXnbh2VndlUAMwttzCUFDl_NSJxyMkUJAHSMc65HkaTWfTv0XO_1qsxYNJVBz47TXUDuJexTuwqzKg71qVKV6KUR9Qdo0Ay1MQJpThLPhafhOaK0JZTKCNrBK78s6FjPNQC_-bURLejZfXho33qFqu9j5f0an0mQmflsh3UEcsg5-H-ii77s0jVAGDb5MiZUSaANE1oc1hG2KjYwo3W-6SKFxwlFqB6zdYWq2c-ky74TUgUXe29x7foXBcewhb4SWRiQNMZo0QF_oKN2UfNuxAsbs8pPCTxjuU0V-omV-cVZj4Rs0J2uveXjJXa-Qs0_RK8s0N0u1QZHd1m2LSNV2NaDRmCEuHbRE2H-2Pae2cT3KnUFHS6GcRdo6fh_zWwdj-bWzhpOoP4RZJH5F5UJtJsVhG1bQ_jeW6zol4QqVU9tTnaS0CM__HGmA0_RPJMtC_n8A=w919-h689-no)
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 05:13:17 pm
Day 8 (cont'd)

It is beautiful up here

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7OniKGbmjf7Gp6ODk-sBN5d3QSrD6SPQfdYsjQb-J5ztNEBKJk7xYZkDBFI7InJLLzGPpWvgZIu61-Jsy1hxHBRAKFQpwU4VJWjC6_o4dVSxewPfWyEzyGiJ-jQNqe_0TfHTcPEaXL4TGKC2ahL9hDtQ0z-cjYjL5LV0G5Bie2YfeXPLSxY-HSc9YNyD5ZR_tghpsoDixYV2DBTrjLIVftetv7M-bbDplvk6SzkY-RQsUkVK4PsIDJFc1UqSgU4Mzw1HeZw1WCMIhzb7DV2ntHXxUi8uL3JQ_dmEruVOoA8gnl5PDkBmIJ334dM2gqodlddj4ivG_Ut5gTtrX-9mEfbP89mtbb2ngEt-YHL0npiS5tVpyIVHeFT2IPbQA8hhJoN3-k3JGKQ0szuSKXdd-bJHfv410UGbHz1yMbu6vxWWSsspDw6f6V1An4FBx95byQ2XJmTRWu3VO_fSBCqWVLEoOvKkBlGq2TH9aNYtD0T2ig37Ej_VtZbQdDOY6eedHc8IfrK3daS3TdrCkOu9QrkXZHswKzRlvX4NDlCAUKVhLc5km4xqS19udLbI8EwLzXd3G5seCK0nmWlHciQdEI8br8Jajm1o37fms7-6SdyMYb1SSs7rDea39sMIheDAJCF2qpGDAsZEYrnEyOUG1EUXJiqmyBM7kpxi1kYAdRKVlHHiKYYl_a-VSbEpvVm9CRiwIh1lS62ye_KY5d0llgqEOMj0rwr9pXE8EXhZR0oaQ7Y=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dAgitNixSC30n_ObTfy5UwPNosoQk1J2rr9OrPPahIrhzj0AV9jQmy8fw7vWt-uvKVMwF6s3JIf155qKnL5cGSX9C9s96AxjAYwqVcWhuNxgZL7YQ0uQZgx-A9v0IROkDxZM8P8a25v2oKK87bPL56lMfdayvEClbLPtH6QD2bJkcPqSTI3SZIFm_UJU7xdLBqB4v-H7KqZuLWMXSqRb79eSPUASbbVVU6FQxEHDmUsjW3fLbc7xNszu53tq_AObT01nO6FQcpmAffns8wCYnauF_BWgLUc9sv7noXyBr0eAkko9lZSpPAAYd9OvLAA1MWUXr1X4QEjlES2iU0sK2NVYxKbIvUG9Rq7UyKaZEXbJWZesM6xzbRvhdm_-oeEG7AUsPsJ_Rfh4xBwgIQCoDQe0AL5zc3IhrPj_E4GCtdSk7w7ZFxs0TnM5cV_O1Qtad-zDlqd-DfCOOAsP99wREPM7ozwLBHYfhjr67gp9bPPG2VQ5VOOSPDXArLM7NFMCZEHcEBpn3lYcRzrZhspLNKAECRG_cEbqHssB5W5UDhyIlSHnNUmdQK2Whl0CZpDcOLju7h5t-GL0cNaAa7aEwH01aH8E5U8ypg8hfEc4D5MKaXkEEghLWrGjO8pTfBnvqaOc6iv-qu1JZCLEqA5ehWxPhS9qrLIFXhOCcooXLvpv8uHd9UIYWyXGORj6OhE5olf6PWcycwh38L0APi_4G8mMOBVfEpOHzUeXN8FxrJk3d5A=w919-h689-no)


... Still on the rally route, it would appear from all the skidmarks

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/A15TC0i0V6A4zSHmH4rwt9s42qugbe7g5IOuNK85sqxmBpFNK31wEV-0aXxR8iY5sfb3EREoKIxbTmhwbSyV4YLm-gkFwCQxBchZaRrZHe_LlcNPg8AajXjMa9G5ZidQiW2MDKsJdniQ3pKB5-P2OmNTK_GyI9BgwMgaKwvND1gqyVvK33btue06UU0S6_kJM9lVHhgzhynd9cV-QCIw8zCqk6cqqKzdde9rcv4FIMBOhVHVYmZxCTJcZYMH6fH5fayggbOiyqULvtl6-r9BnnMwqpG23sgZ6-y11eZ0_9rg8wdqF1xsP1MeWRyzVe2GXhdLo0xJ_QXvCeMna3TMPw0vVoRgxQsoi8-TuIYm3S7YIrCFFN_Vfom0dn1JIjqQU9S5d5tLaq-HBU0DwU5roEHl57mE7IfVxH0bay00VpoXvUncJC7WlUoeOws3r-ke46iR3MzvcZkCiAI_Vssy3D9MvR7BUnp7-zRnG8G8kMbqKY9jFl3Q06N72Y6bCawMWQ_9V1BDVbKFTdXxJWZz2NBPtgCTBO5dCeT0larzsXppzkJb8heXTSiCGpqir-83aoqLnkts-AaMHcyfHrTzH-ntQvNfQq8g5Gx9ZiHS7kq3MQIQn1Q9MFaBo_BfEjVWQ_w4jaoQy0c00Y33gRkBxiCdHkXZ0D4XydynQdA10FQD5p70VxwfIaHEfQOLREihDc-dCs0DqxhMbbBCDtQAWQ_vkEWFe5XJweU2EtYGfM0y9w8=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/L1j59u1u6BrRzDL6GvocahaArMlyVIdwnMqlWiq8kl8CGJ2QeyE0TzHPml2V7l3HhL3DiffpIPeF2KRMwkXM1CdNkCMH-1gXoaCQOASa9Bs888womluPjnBJU8zX9x9ldeeTl0q1kDg_zsuyGpiUGl8mqStfEr9ia30J-2VjKEa1OG5cs9OwEG0eT_uDR6TVd8PaFKJcyge6UV3FO6DKIs1eJEaNI9zQ7K_TGUlO4WfsFoRXP2Xh3eiKOqu6Fg78yfWH32sL-y1faLFdFyD35OIQBV3pr5ZSxf5m5jpIko3K9pEnAoHstpOH6Ip1Y7lPZf5xdLCB9CPPEQb53iNX24CfHT4e0bFE0lJKXljYxEZ5SJ3XXv3g-sMm8h62dhLRQXQi31AxWoBI1k0RfFLEsV-GsP8gddKq4JCvjqZtvJiTMHNEscQ46SqMuH2AF5iX_KOr8edQBK-YbP6nYPnylCHq59J2RTIstpu5jdQdMRuUeTXD9w4I8B6INkDQIHxzbWIOARax28EPTTE3Z4jpukMEfPvuli05Bcpc78NA12CAE2oGbAteNDMmkcSr2jl61s6Ieb63mwv-CInrSQ4RolPmI2fybdCuKUQgMboUDTrAiHvWeUQn5ncnSPjgHEjqITbEc7Uge1DRRtxZee_cVPrphDHo98CBBR6IbfIDusGKDbJIvHL_OlyCz4ApspO7iSAz1B4dpJ3M-iOtj-JW2aDvBzUvVxKI2G6Xziidudyqq5g=w919-h689-no)


Road ahead

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/p4TXiwF5s6ZghGLzOJe5Qt7Bqfg-iKxUDeBTsqZDrh70IUtHapEUbDcyqjcKRRtntz65Elp2f94BGSDYOxOIvj7zidUqLk-sr56lRxFApV3XrUffef--NvmOph7YA2VjPSGCi1qY6UMacFbliQW8QDVB_XoYlIFRCXgy8UUoltHbDPVM_b2R-Sa6XyppRGlU2e3zf_82M9IU8iZSA0ba42daH42WgANBaDPmr9_tNx0x8nBEFjTlNR44OkSe8I8UUsPxUBOYAB2waTVqnlJrmSoNcJNeMqhfBjMnObdwjwlvh0dOUvn3ta2hzwjo1Ps_gY6AqFPFPmSXsTJGv5wPRkjMohgciJf3DRuOwvAUPS4z8LjLprIM-dAOPZmE8VjLiSeNocNys4lR9GvPXS5iKX1AwRAwHQ3lKUd0p-rDzZs4G-XpVkPYXt1odpEWdfhV1nX92ptMbikXA3WDBZBmGlN_5wd1DHyMU1mM8O_5j6HjOCQun5RCVmr9IJ_eQtxzIit7K4Ylf8miS8VTEwvDUtVoFKx28o1O_IfuZ_vseisAyIxGlg-lCDoNr8ZDjaW4OA6aYxiVeiEAYU4MRJwwdnzZ4oYuEUKYPjnym1hcaMVeqyy7RNLHZgTCv1sRgwKsODx9D9Qa12Mpk7lYTMGsLaV-sUlc-I9hBilM4smNUAdNLO3---DMcB1Y02rI84enUoNiEMguPYRZf4VvS7TnSFAzmErnW3DP-vrvpQmhBNwr4aA=w919-h689-no)


The way I've just come

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wEA97Qqk4oFSICeSrOpNQhXEaEVHPOeSghy-m1Wih_BNPIIcmQX_-niZqHRzWwqOgylg2B_PIO3ioqpLK84b7lomWMTNekCm_wjIs88uq-mYjavo7Q_Pt0SQ282EikLds1cMYrZx1JbVNmJFqoZdq1Wmr98987ljHZHj-cIUg-g3KzxB-Qd3RP-hRDELSFwIy95dxOfyPV2FVyGG8C3jgMKpC-FIbLqd4dQGLZn6ORp8HKfpc5Dcf2AudxIkBy5H8xBYOXiN-Otp0bTqvztRVaEDn17qjV4_ceVhjAixWDfe8cMxt58FoYce3V7oLwCzYfrEIja8b0slU2ACWhxYT32nySylZmWR0N-zdEac70RVnh8D1kMq_tpBVwasoFwKt4Dm6vF-2WvuViLRFM-JDolCsZpjTC3OgCsa8OX7y2utk066pkfbnQxTT9YUjoFXhDoP5mMg6dWjt33G39fLYW_2OJ_7-M66rPHdSShFb07AStUNBPphhNfQmIskZTIlmrf7YwqhsxZhixBYvUhVnrxSeX3h5yp_fWvwZNxU9j_LCJsHrH9EgZLeg9IIG_jJzWDKsWHpDOWRV58-Vl9MQck4K2fkyCawqNgTeoNqHUvyEPF2wUUMUWdIbLoU5R_tHngwbsC-8iGosLB6XqCfhcXVhrbFXm_apQEMnITTeyHWD8q6AheL-0UxahjzS5SiQ2qgDWNrQhrCMj3VneG46NNxPdMCDcdbn0TvNMMaeBOG-Js=w919-h689-no)


The track I'm following, shows I must go this way. OK..... :o

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/03eFVryM42qTWuOXP0XvjKc2uTgdmUQI8clfN_-mhrM8-WPlwP3J6pbKt6hm8_mxnDLKNj2rmah_zHnuczC9AY1I-l0X5lwhlgpsqXPJ3Ad3fsyuYBPlU5S23vIDzSju_bpH-XtOBuF_Ws-cYwiuQ2PBd1nKbbMGfqJgPkfI_vYPSkZagy4ODq1LuDjQVOjGAfaA2fSIk_QaPav7GtvMLUO9l6fl2cqwn9YR3nvf2rYDSl0zh4_dtfMxTfgJ720t9RziBCxxT5OMXwVOSQkqRYHzp5KM5-BNn1AD7lP_9KScUk4JvtSYg1x5fRR171ZxQ2Y4bOW4ULlHAhyqDwM2QeQg-bgKX4l96MQV97q8A9jtWXUnhIqcU_LMRo_IS6tgmMhk0AKgwiQQehufj345vdOL3f8gUrnjxslkZ6GzRXHEoDUbWDFeriviu9-XIS-LOuZOvAq54kIgUZI_Lin9cqfSP3Aai3kqE0HoOuwKwWxaEOd1Wm9v55fQo2EOf0VUROkqAWWiSvSuS5TYixomBi1iausY4QiTzPTMYtsCS8quOfTfLgXbId0dkprdf1iiJg-yBzNCNhTDdc5w2UBJGfNYiFq1vkyej4QRpi85g1mNCNqCpUwtwwnLqGMGcSUlMObv_1XVczxSYpuyDigB33a57M1qrQxgNzbwYKPEYLQYUaRPWGD9F7N7C9rpwqqemWXJDrfmXSYxTnGDMZJqiqUteC0po8aHGJOnaCYDtz-pEbM=w919-h689-no)


Things don't really improve from here

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0DR_Oj7Ud9QuOd0R-YSLnRPv9lchi5uFrIZv3hmYcYRLzn-3NvQKHRcdrN2b9hIqhqlCQbvbEXHemphyqtRCwrl4p_svR1-9ZCOEYAa1oTtI2ONyvuTWIopH0E-JEJz3p9zaBJ7urrI2JcdvP4-Qa7sVhcw3idmFf8Qf2bGtMgiFQFQad-ha9-nHmb--ACAqMnx1akJGYpHgghuKpsPKBWQraRHA_ew1eHtaIxOV7u0aGKlYrFGUAu9XCGsqUaOAVR3VzZqr-ruMidEK32FNAvtLBnxPUhBcYwhUCcskWZ3zqPihPWwPbdOsALIxTma2NvZWsn3PdCUx2IPokXjFuF4t66-HITjPawOGFLxztiuBmKsd5WnRO4pGdR41i9-buTeQmWpIwn92uqiQ9vZ318zvot4RS8vqUXbfi3MyJMNImQyNZQy3NmrgK8zMtyXOsTIr6uyJ9M153uavCqd6s78PdG6xtIgF9L9F5cVJhNkkrQVzwBZMcJgLV8RptqySRe9Gfo6XCn6AcTnNokJAXsktZ4FAYeyR7iBjyBc63Rd8nnxJiJk4klcXmqT9AHcBEOB7gszVI5Cs98kFNAZAQVL_BWrQwY2pWNXJNyiMG8kPd0EKN41sw2YXIC07NZcal4GcYh781hHarbK00lU67MTpZiH-OBTFKEfdzcDVrUULE_0VTsmKtWJ-XRaC7Iw_ePOu-pPJ29zaBMjxCE7CSWGLRT12MN1tV90VhFzMJicRnIo=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/z1CegXHnPvtEYb7w8i-RXdw8A0bfTbrXEUzZqAG-StTUztAKT_21CPP-Xax3MMbFJ_BF8HPIeZJ9_MtG4enE-wRpzPX6F1aVRvVXhzVHuHZKKJYlyrUlsmL5nZV6ZJE0iaUIjpRqkKIVRqFVYCDKYWDf6I3LcSl0az-SRQLkx6W_7bEJkNQsruhcT32fp74mbumi72KRtaW92IvCdG6N6UO6dgESK-bi2YVF3RcTEUof7LKsUFXNCadMRYNpmWwO3oAVy1Cs1fwXTNhgCvxT3xoOXNwxVgr2t_rQWviZMnXchyTQ496spBj8aRvY_-odQw_WYuIkg6shG6NcNVEv8D40sZHwIhwRH_TZDlDG-HxuT3IQ9ldOKcaT8Qa_LrXM4_L1ANyn7rw9LGB2yeMTWvylzBXK62CbH7FaskLQ7UfzkrCZbaNrsgsWRKBbzjxI29swet7JFa7lVAgfCT1D57B89ntj4HGfZtN3SXTLW8GqxDR0EKNl6LiqfiAHlaVxSkKAcyBsdY5TOWe0-tkPuVi-E8iS8H1-WdR_f3Q2aCnmi-ES5H4tiYnqx-gTN7zYKIdSm_ORy9zi6ROYb9-MgyBHJSkXxnOCH7AC1VKSwcKAde5wxnrB4c6au0NFJCdNeLtO0FqH5-wyUn5AgN-ELMniCDzMH_4kiqxx7P-sSa4DEaJA9dyOHKs9TKZ4Yn7BWy7FumosYKsB2lVhFGB2XRuWaCHTo58KlfNgn1AKDKcc0_w=w919-h689-no)


I head over the hill down a steep downhill where there is not really a road, but more a series of rock slabs that I crawl down in first gear, behind in the air. I pass 2 deserted and locked up farm houses and the track peters out. I wonder whether I inadvertently attempted to ride one of Losper's find-a-way-or-die-trying tracks. Deep down in the valley that looks as if it ends in a river, I stop to look at MapOut again and notice that I've wandered off the track. I realise I won't find a way through to the R354 so far off track. I wrestle Panther around and start climbing the faint track out of the valley.

It is surreal. Strangely, I don't feel worried about the rough terrain; I'm calm and in control as I judder down into and then carefully clamber out of this lonely valley, Ps 18:29 replaying in my mind: Want met U loop ek 'n bende storm, en met my God spring ek oor 'n muur..

Looking back at the my turning point, far beyond the second gate.

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Finding my way out of here again

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One day, I'd love to try ride that track again, after I figure out who created it, and whether they successfully completed it :deal:

As I've noted before, conquered terrain is quick and easy to retrace. This time I barely notice the sand monster, and soon I'm back at the fork where I took my wrong turn.

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I take stock. It's taken me 4 hours to ride/crawl 66km up and down that deserted valley. In all, I've travelled almost 100km to end up about 17km away from Rooiputs again. I don't think I'll make a good roadbook or GPS navigator. I also need to get going if I still want to ride the Moedverloor road.

Back on Soutpan Road again, as straight and boring as ever

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 05:26:57 pm
Day 8 (cont'd)

The R354 towards Clanwilliam / Biedouw Valley is more scenic, but also a long, loooooong road.

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When I eventually reach the Moedverloor Road, it is late in the afternoon, and I'm knackered from both lack of sleep and the extraordinary detour I've taken.  I carry on to Doringbosch, and turn towards a sign showing a guesthouse. There is no further indication of where the guesthouse is, though, and I carry on along the Doring River until I reach what seems to be the end of the road. To the right is a big house with a huge garden, and two farm workers having a discussion. I pull my bike to just inside the gate, and get off and take off my helmet.

One farm worker immediately walks towards me, but the next moment the door opens and a teenage boy approaches me. I ask him where the guesthouse is, and he says it is the first house on the right after the turn-off, and also that it is their guesthouse but that his mom, who runs the guesthouse, isn't at home at the moment.

My heart sinks to my feet. I tell him I just need a place to stay for the night, and he hops on a quad and goes looking for his dad. The Dad soon comes home and after phoning his wife, tells me it's fine, I can stay in the house for the night, and he gives me the keys. He also comes around later to see that I'm fine, and we have a long chat on the stoep, discussing farming, dogs that bite sheep, sharp shooting (his child is a champion) and a few other topics. He gives me his bank details and bids me good night.

The house is huge and sparsely but tastefully furnished. There is no food but that's not a problem - I have Provitas and a tin of smoked mussels for dinner, and raisins, dried cranberries and rolled oats soaked in water overnight for breakfast. I also have my cappucino packets. The geyser is on, thankfully, and I enjoy a hot shower. The unaccustomed noises in the house keep me awake for a little while, but soon I sleep the sleep of the dead.

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A swallow nests at the front of the garage, and dive bombs me every time I go into the garage.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Rynet on October 06, 2019, 06:16:35 pm
Thanks Ri Ri , I really enjoyed your Ride Report , excellent and detailed and just so well-written  :thumleft:

And funny too  :biggrin:

Look forward to the rest. And I admire you for just carrying on with your ride as cool as a cucumber no matter what happens.   :3some:

Very interesting to get inside information about the Rally,  I enjoyed seeing photos of friends and legends like Dave Ellis,  Taye , Claude and Scrat , Buff etc and loved your Peroni story.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 06, 2019, 07:53:20 pm
Thanks Ri Ri , I really enjoyed your Ride Report , excellent and detailed and just so well-written  :thumleft:

And funny too  :biggrin:

Look forward to the rest. And I admire you for just carrying on with your ride as cool as a cucumber no matter what happens.   :3some:

Very interesting to get inside information about the Rally,  I enjoyed seeing photos of friends and legends like Dave Ellis,  Taye , Claude and Scrat , Buff etc and loved your Peroni story.  :imaposer:

 :biggrin:

Those guys are all great guys. Dave Ellis' brother was there and took some photo's, absolutely stunning!
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on October 06, 2019, 08:21:22 pm
Another excellent ride with such entertaining commentary, thanks Ri.

As ever, I learn something new.

 8)
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: billy-joe on October 07, 2019, 09:59:59 am
thanks for that Ri, i think a few of us here admire your courage of riding alone.  keep it up!
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: stcomza on October 07, 2019, 10:36:43 am

Thank you very much for sharing Ri - I thoroughly enjoyed it  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 07, 2019, 10:38:37 am
thanks for that Ri, i think a few of us here admire your courage of riding alone.  keep it up!

Thank you for the encouragement. What with everything happening in my life lately, if I didn't grab opportunities to ride, I'd never ride. My confidence has improved these last few months, but until that deserted valley ride, I didn't realise how much.

I don't do well in groups, or riding with anyone on a bigger/faster bike. I feel pressure to try and keep up, and to up my "game". You know, "Be a man!" :imaposer:

Maybe also the "safety" of having someone to pick up the pieces if I fell? Dunno, but I can't seem to help it. By myself I trust the bullet-proof bike to not break down, and ride at a sedate pace - unless it's a really boring road..

I hope I never become too ambitious in my solo riding :o
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: roxenz on October 07, 2019, 02:02:30 pm
Aah, that was glorious reading! And some dessert still to come...   ;D
Thanks Ri.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: woody1 on October 07, 2019, 04:56:18 pm
Ek ry saam.
Ek dink ek weet wat jou probleem is met die oepsies.....vrouens se hulle KAN multitask.....ek dink jy moet konsentreer op die pad  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Crossed-up on October 07, 2019, 05:57:34 pm
Hello Ri - such slander cannot go unrewarded ...   :laughing4:

Thanks for the Great report, and thanks for your excellent help and support at the rally.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 07, 2019, 07:50:36 pm
Hello Ri - such slander cannot go unrewarded ...   :laughing4:

Thanks for the Great report, and thanks for your excellent help and support at the rally.

 :laughing4:  @woody1 is just jealous he's getting too old to ride much

I'm relieved I could add some value - eish, that your ears didn't burn off from all my talking :bueller:

Thank you for putting up with me for the 3 days. It was very informative, and I really enjoyed your company, and Robert's too.

Robert said on the last day, people usually think he is mean because that's just how he looks, but actually he's quite a friendly guy. Don't tell him, but I thought he was just there to drive you around, so even though he looked mean as a rattlesnake, I didn't pay him any mind. You can imagine my surprise when Clive asked him to present prizes :o

I'd be the worst diplomat ever... ::)
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: punisher on October 08, 2019, 07:31:33 am
wow
great RR thus far






uhmmm will you marry me ?  :biggrin:


Wait.... whut?! Why?  :imaposer:

umm also flattered thanks  :redface:

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Offroad2 on October 08, 2019, 10:01:39 am
Thank you - great RR & pics Ri   - haha like the humour, you talk of Robert, John etc... we have the Best Team which is so dependable, driven by passion, there are many, but the main Stream Guys, John, Anton, Robert &  Hendrie without them it is not possible let alone the amount of weekends Cornie has given us.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 08, 2019, 10:22:52 am
Thank you - great RR & pics Ri   - haha like the humour, you talk of Robert, John etc... we have the Best Team which is so dependable, driven by passion, there are many, but the main Stream Guys, John, Anton, Robert &  Hendrie without them it is not possible let alone the amount of weekends Cornie has given us.

Your team is the best, and they say the same about you :thumleft:

Cornie is the Rally Godfather :biggrin:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 08, 2019, 10:32:49 am
Awesome ride report, thank you, it was very entertaining and well written.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: VaalBaas on October 08, 2019, 10:59:11 am
Its not finnished......yet

Sy dink nog waarheen om volgende te gaan :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: woody1 on October 08, 2019, 11:24:53 am
Multitasking of Babbel op 'n ander plek  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 08, 2019, 01:41:31 pm
Multitasking of Babbel op 'n ander plek  :laughing4:

TsÍk djelle! Ek is besig om my brood te verdien in die sweet van my aangesig, ons kan nie almal sulke niks-doen poste hÍ soos julle nie >:D :sip:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: woody1 on October 08, 2019, 01:48:48 pm
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: ClemS on October 08, 2019, 04:49:14 pm
Wat 'n lekker lees!! Dankie, die moeite en die fotos en die goed geskryfde RR is eie aan jou @Ri, dis 'N plesier en 'N saamtoerÖÖ  :thumleft: :sip:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Dacquiri on October 10, 2019, 10:58:24 pm
Thanks for the great ride along Ri. Looking forward to the rest!   ::)
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Mr Zog on October 11, 2019, 02:47:36 am
Absolutely brilliant RR Ri Ri  :thumleft:  :ricky:


Awesome that you get to head out solo and follow where the tracks may take you. Inspirational  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 11, 2019, 09:59:24 pm
Day 9

I wake early with the beginnings of a migraine caused by an allergy to the down duvet I'm sleeping under. I try and snooze it away, but it hangs on, sloshing around very gently when I move my head. I drink water and a cup of coffee, and eat my soaked rolled-oats-and-cranberry/raisin mix, but it doesn't dent the lingering pain.

I pack up my stuff and load up the bike, then swallow two Comprals from my meds kit. I pull the door closed without locking it, keys in the door, as my landlord suggested. My head stops aching but I feel "pap" when I take to the road. Still, a little thrill passes me when I turn on to the Moedverloor pad. What lies ahead today?

Leaving civilisation, such as it is, behind:

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First closed gate of the day:

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Soon after I ride into a farm yard and become confused by the roads. The better looking road seems to turn into a sheep kraal, while the road heading to the right looks decidedly dodgy and seldom used.  Ah well, I can always turn back, and I take the dodgy way. Turns out to be the right way, but there must have been a lot of rain here at some point. There are two road sections next to each other, one that was at some point probably submerged, and a higher smoother path to the right of it. Tough, I'm already on the rocky bad section. I stand up and bounce over the rocks. Soon, the road becomes smoother again. More closed gates await...

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The road swoops up and down and gently from side to side. It is a beautiful valley, with old grass huts still inhabited by the farm workers. I keep a lookout for Rooibos, as this is where it is grown, but it's not until much later and higher that I see what I suspect to be the plant.

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I pass a cave to the left, take some photo's, and carry on. On impulse, I turn around, park the bike and walk up to the cave for a little break. I'm exhausted, but it is beautiful and peaceful here. I have a cup of Rehidrat, and start to feel more energetic. This would make a great wild camping spot, if I could find a place to hide the bike.

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My happy place :)

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An example of the grass huts. They are made with a number of woven straw mats tied onto a frame. Theoretically one should be able to take it all down and build again on another place.

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I soon reach the top and the road carries on more evenly. Here the gates are closed, but there are cattle gates far to the left or right of the closed gates.

Interesting farm equipment, I can't remember what this was used for.

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Big kloof to the left

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 11, 2019, 10:12:24 pm
Day 9 (cont'd)

On the right hand side, I pass a board that faces away from me. I glance around to see that it is Papkuilsfontein, where the ruffian suggested I stop for lunch, and maybe to camp out. But it's only about 11:00, too early to stop riding for the day.

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I wander around the little shop with beautiful cheap pottery and expensive ostrich leather purses. The bathrooms are delightful.

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The restaurant is unfortunately already closed for the season, which is only from mid-August to mid-September. The chef and kitchen staff only prepare meals for the visitors who are staying in the cottages.

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Watch your savings grow

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Only R10 for these beautiful postcards

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The lovely ablutions

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I now absolutely must have a basin like this in my bathroom :o

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 04:48:50 am
 :headbang: :happy1:

6 + days left, c'mon, git it dun  ;)
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: VaalBaas on October 12, 2019, 07:43:02 am
Dit is toe moontlik....time travel....of so lyk dit. Of dalk weet jy ook nie waar jy was toe jy nie geweet het jy jy wil heen nie.......OK dit maak ook dalk nie sin nie  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:

Anyways wat ek wou sÍ is jy begin op Day 9 en dan ry jy weer verder op Day 8 (cont'd) :ricky:  :biggrin:

Ek lees lekker Riana. Sien net ek sal n kaart moet nader trek om tred te hou met die zigzag roete :deal:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 12, 2019, 08:30:29 am
Dit is toe moontlik....time travel....of so lyk dit. Of dalk weet jy ook nie waar jy was toe jy nie geweet het jy jy wil heen nie.......OK dit maak ook dalk nie sin nie  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:

Anyways wat ek wou sÍ is jy begin op Day 9 en dan ry jy weer verder op Day 8 (cont'd) :ricky:  :biggrin:

Ek lees lekker Riana. Sien net ek sal n kaart moet nader trek om tred te hou met die zigzag roete :deal:

I have strange skillz O0 (fixed it, @VaalBaas :laughing4:)

Yes, my route was very zigzag and not well planned - actually, not planned at all. It's like a connect-the-dots puzzle: I had a vague idea of roads I wanted to ride and places I'd like to visit, but in my typical navigation style (i.e. second-guessing myself until I made up my mind) I ended up going all over the Karoo.

I originally wanted to go to Fraserburg after the Rally, it would've given me opportunity to ride Gannaga Pass again, or even a slightly longer way to Ouberg Pass, and from there maybe down Rammelkop Pass towards Merweville.  Then the Richtersveld beckoned, which is why I turned towards Niewoudtville... but I soon realised a week wouldn't be long enough for a leisurely ride to the Orange River.

And Gerrit had asked me VERY nicely to please make a plan to stop by Oasis again ::)

Nicest thing was that really I wasn't in a hurry to get anywhere... or so I thought :eek: (Dun-dun-DUN!)
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 12, 2019, 10:41:09 am
Interesting farm equipment, I can't remember what this was used for.

Dis n Sunshine sleep stroper. Het nie sy eie engine word deur n trekker gesleep wat die aandrywing ook verskaf.
Was vroeer jare baie populÍr in daai areas en Namakwaland omdat hulle baie goed kort koring kon stroop en vroeer jare het hulle net  kort kultivar koring gesaai omdat dit soveel minder reen in daai areas en dus koring verkies met n kort groeiseisoen.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 12, 2019, 04:28:05 pm
Day 9 (cont'd)

The owner (I assume) of Papkuilsfontein explaining to an old man who wants to ride to and then walk up the Kobee (I misheard/misunderstood that as "korbeel"), that it might not be a good idea if his wife has difficulty walking.  To the right is the chef, a friendly and gentle man with a slight stutter, dodging back to the kitchen.

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The chef tells me that although the restaurant is closed, he can offer me a beer, and soon appears with a little silver tray with a glass and bottle of beer on it. It's still early in the day and I go sit outside, taking my time on the beer. An air of tranquility rests everywhere.

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When my beer is finished, I walk inside to beg a cup of coffee to help sober me up so I can be on my way. The chef is very accommodating, and even offers to to make me a toasted sandwich with just-baked homemade bread, caramelised onions and cheese, and a salad. I accept very gratefully, happy to line my empty stomach against the alcohol.

In the restaurant area, this array of hanging plants and crockery fascinates me.

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oovfIuiH5p-TctFt6ybnpfvZzIkGumLLJIc17KjbrTR-CIvLmvwKGbJj2bMvvCJYJP_fdOE5m9jynGLcZI8V69lLexIxF-y3r6Ey_dymbA1f6Qi2rs3lXg8NS0ywRxQAAbWFAUDLVG0cgLGpKgfPdtf38tZJh1LLtKu9w7j46Eho3YRG0XoDXyV0v-6pJH6N2YlPcrWiyIXYaTh7OAlv7wtMxVXEhVCsiO2IZ47I7vtUep6lTVJ4I8oG9b_gCavyeNvSNZ0iAS1vGG27l1DKK59PiKaYAp5IWgSdyaqyjuFJ1AdRWhAUmMAPG3VbrLUdbC-jLKFCRJF9-S2eCDQg1jC_cKRuS7EjqRgshA1TJyRDaspemktvMex3gRt9ez_ZPyWAos0HNT2oSyKPu-DVdJdOgDersEhMlkP9HVOAPIkcW5ADP-Eft46mEpkupvCd4ohMkABgC0W7kv_4ZYEeXOaYOaIXvdW1IQPJHD0y37PV0Yv9fJ8m6E9-GSvRJXCucbQKDhluFtBgZGhAjyGUh9w6_OqTX_5jA_9Yc_pKXBHPp1r0997pf-ySY1fmb7yTMoBiJVCElS8plNiEDmxpnHs01ifzcHCh-muwg_gblro-uh3FFaZaSb77k2Rx7J_t4afmuemLREPeBYeLTi-pAcLteiWoOfkmFODR782cbMdZ0N0Ht1kXGKsgnIsB5yI0uQjlsOMgYRm9K_KAnjXnLa6jlnVPcvNxEv0dMMLXcSO8yJg=w919-h689-no)


For @Crossed-up, a rock with history:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/088G0QePd4mj6zfEub3p_w7cS8UBgGEmC1Ltqy2KcdfPv07sJWtf0lha2Fb_m7yPm8mVdyz2Xe3vINLLDSMHEizbBgl1rsVzI-767EYKDKHdi7AuniRURql3QQBcGePqMoUygdHlk2AKrAjap3Q0mXYeDcVY5q1m3HU_etZhz8M98ynOBM4K2FiGPqipSHxn3Zmrqx279646XRrHXelRh8IGG7DZo4Sd8dZi4Q50hqoJYLnT9Pmf2OVI0opkR8sgaZ02lef1sArsTDboi4UGjt9iN-iP9N3abkyNHggBdT_4gS1LS0yQqNna4M-5sqKvGunCG0Ly7GUN_QRNXBhlfzPMWoLX1ZuF8DgdtNEk0T6qo7Ui7TrROz0vAKbFsSWRi6nqx7w4gNypAjYg35h84K_8KxwMYvuYmCQfjoLFx9V34jcQxweze_OpQTLUg5lVLqaHq80Q35XFG_k6hD7XFzv4URtCZOEPNbRxQqoe0ScZUW_EE7rTwxh_EONacxCHsMvMh_ipi56joFaOSdGk9AmkWzkjUBBP_at4atStvrcgVuxiWSRkiogTQgyFQUiOTrI9FnuwMVd05XbvS0FTT_7f0ANqma5VqjTwHOWBBoilIo61ToetxXv4JNGpe4fgBrKgtS5vJXldkYb6gAjs7rRdEGgQgEyVKkWZmksCCJkjGNhQlvrzc_LvpD12PvQR3ep-DNfSZVkzd3Pg1h6P-9YzooyQrbuythDJJ-gfWzhcBzQ=w919-h689-no)


I love this little "Huis Apteek" (house pharmacy), considering the size of my box of plasters and meds at home. Even more enchanting is that it still houses some contents.

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The standing chair almost dominates this painting, and I wonder whether it is for the violinist, as her dress doesn't seem too extreme for sitting.

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ro2tBn7sfsYfYKQ2DlWkrrt_cqFXIb-B6WRil0FwRMdOMVSWqojBgxupNAzVIFdUKJh60l_STrXn7nU5K1YcKJEWsPN3ck6-1fvI0wdOT6pNLYq0rv4bIeEOvSdeED2dMyOY1pww_rBO95_Yer_Wd1l9Vj-mca0Ly5qWeeWI1VkDVY8VfF2STmimOmXjiNBQUgBRGqqZgD_U1QE9dO7uVaZ5a7Pel8t-byicfgFQUHTGDigVdVMDV9qOfe2Te5StJP9_q7QsHBV4UQnztQnOFSRzVNP55m0ZUb6P2EnUEJxcRRk_4ykvELnBYqawavkUfebY7snIhfEUBvMtiAevyvrkrigYUDeVGEDIDCQ6mMu_mbJLE9bcDFOw0yGIiZyJRG3oMSbGXbJ7GTeMgshD4uZTANK-vP51pQOTdle6US7DaOdOiTa90ClF-baZl_0W8JFx250vUy_PZajNHHJxruJCnYCy96vtF4fhPS5lwRQvb1tUKOMHZPHnzu__9VOwQ16O7TbvG7p9L3ME5g3g2qlp8wFjZMBROHZUFYulUJyhHz91ali4TDkj-dWhAK-ihSHlRMC5bhZG_qe_TIRjGNdBjc2Y_uhYDEVc-i3oscrRP8K2nySM-BrNMuT6GHquYlp-fmIJ1ZQ7HAk_Z20f7m8ikKPd5vPdDOUbG0v9unC1wd2YuO_MXO4h3_8LTrcYy83iPvdwWd9K-b80uyFU5QqaUxkd5gR1GBMYQItIqz79s6U=w919-h689-no)


NOU gaan ons braai!!

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My coffee arrives in beautiful crockery, and the coffee pot holds two cups. I like this place!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2T_P6bYY4OhlY0-bs85CLh7aXtmgtO-DEa4j7hEGThkcypya1MeuqQAa_MocywMXbkNYxm9jWT7WlLbv0HqhHr3SCPx3IZQtgCoRk65E2lASgbWN2-X3rfxilKJBe-uuLOZmWqbf6Y5KbDisnWpT74C5x5kSjablPWxJb2Xi8MYKQrCfczPrABXqsbK9-gMzriA1_VgzdaLAYWEKcPW-_HxtOt5tejvmEJzoPffACpMk9ad5mvFJyfL1tt5nY4mkLUZK-AnfkAVNiZDvTpzql-vgpfXA6yz4pupy-jmOp3Yr1PuS6RJtavBMd9kAc0ArktDmUpvmiuUxKACWmmqqzbUyn0YekOBzDytBj009DMahUAPORLdpfM9vY2i4sGzsnVQdaiAT3F9q5mytwD7TS-ALD9JeKD477dJuEkt3IkWN1haf-hBFeXVm5KWpqZpE8VZkrvC_hvU8OcCzSKhVb7XoqlV2I_CURAkQULF4GV4JdAHrlo4AQFLwfhQF-NvGVVJoQNx9eM0N2cbTKHbDR9jqrc56gWnKrdguJ3KDCDOao80xrHaIa57j6HkqtQw2poXlQI6aFpZmtmP03v7z9W3spkVjoCMt83NysMQVhRllqfdgTSMmsj-JyzHv7dKPspjOu_30U9Vci_6teiws13VbLmiBwjVs8eg2Q2e_9ENyXqn72wOx_XQhz2vd9V1kNKM017PJRJ6BvSpbljeJZq6HyAnPfgUUscHUu9BGghQ8iKQ=w919-h689-no)

Then my toasted sandwich arrives. Huge slices of bread overflowing with cheese and honey caramelised onion sit beside a delicious salad with home made salad dressing.  I eat the lovely salad, then manfully tackle the sandwich, but not even half of it is gone when the chef arrives with the take away box, seeing that I won't finish all of it.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VVmimAMn_QSih0XnL_keNlIrKl7uHSUV43TiYTE5R3pbSQ4CPcuth_9M0v-cs_LcgCdrf8dwvvev4ilXimZ0WynjP3v9AoBU4aIoYtJO0Kvs9fi48V_G4XAVYYSNNc1JLpD3xxil4khX8n0gpEjPPoPY5WSbq179zTBJVC-fJg3VHOsDmvP_xFQCRXfVNQ75sHhSb08JV9J9r_4DkNKg_Njnd0c1fAnMuiTDE0oAPbOVrP5aNQqg-00T4WNnniGotzQe6q_Q2Qynwl3wrS2rJgMTdSezrb4-JB1YSvNRy52ZkMLv823wIAmTRyHQ6Zapw4GbiVkrp6FHbtoacjeGTmB2KPLg2d0L-2ms0qUW-lrYiyeCIZ0szsR8lac077r-fKt8th69lROuXOQz234dLVU2CUjok1EhOMENA0BwZ1WWY-K79bdanaWaENLDeyc0RHNmd0tmq4dYLGZ8cDTY4WxiRmeu9dIeJQ_rJHQL3pQ2JDljRD3YqMNx9QYaersmp1kT6WCNGn0UJ94k1DjIKM-sso8S0Zklg204E9HOTfAoN4BHkPAkBh5myjgm7sEZKU8WI1BZFKGzkOdZh97J82ke1DtbRA_-46ImvH-36iMNnwAhwPGsvOLCxvnWZwboaf_cgxdfOD8fXiYabVHX8LcVuRu_fg1GzESov8WUZvmNdMMPQpGHnovGkiSeipx0SQQQR4_ByGsmp2KzysaOsQi8scMoqsti1EJEy9V6EKQ62Gw=w919-h689-no)


The chef tells me that although he owns property on the West Coast somewhere, he is home barely 2 months of the year. The rest of the time he travels all over South Africa, contracted to cook for two months here, three months there, one month at another place. He is very content, as he gets to travel while doing what he loves, which is cooking. It is much less stressful than running a restaurant, because he doesn't have to worry about infrastructure: he arrives at a venue where there is already a kitchen and a dining area. He can make his own prices, and he trains the staff as well. He has regular clients such as Papkuilsfontein where he spends August and September every year.  He reckons in about 10 - 15 years when he is ready to retire, he might start a little restaurant to keep him busy. It does sound ideal.

My invoice for the Amstel, coffee and the massive sandwich is a whopping R80,00 :eek:

The chef tells me I must definitely visit the waterfall, and explains how I should get there. It sounds suspiciously straight forward, and I reckon I'll give it a shot.  As I wait for the credit card machine to communicate with its masters far away, I spot this write-up of Hel se Pas, which recently blipped on my horizon for the first time on this forum.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 12, 2019, 04:39:29 pm
Day 9 (cont'd)

The road to the waterfall is fairly straightforward, and lovely. A few times I wonder whether I should have gone a different way (as always) but I figure, how far can I go wrong, and how bad can it be. The previous day's experience of almost dropping off the charts humbles me, yet gives me a quiet confidence: With my Lord...

The chef tells me that in places the track is quite rocky, with a slightly worried frown on his face, describing slabs of rocks like steps. He completely fails to mention the deep soft warm sand surrounding these slabby rocky steps, and I have a few interesting moments dancing with a skittish Panther down the rocks and over the loose sand. There is also a lekker dip through a riverbed, if you ignore the sign that points to swimming holes further along, and turn to the right following the sign that says "rock pool" or some such.

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Hmmmm seems Panther might be leaking brake fluid...or just oozing awesome? :lol8:

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Surprisingly I find the waterfall, exactly where the chef described it.

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I think I should camp here some day and walk around a bit. Stunning, stunning place!

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It is imposing even without water - I would love to see it in full flow.

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Makeshift stand enlarger, as there are no stones within reach

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After photographing the waterfall and beautiful valley from all angles, it is time to be on my way again

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Maybe next year I'll do a @Nama Bike Camp flower tour, apparently it goes through here.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 12, 2019, 05:08:34 pm
Day 9 (cont'd)

Soon I reach Niewoudtville and ride through, looking for a fuel station. I find one on the right, almost at the end of the town.

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The proprietor fills up the tank and takes a look at the brake line. He comes back with tools and after tightening it, confirms that it was only a little loose, and didn't seem to leak too much fluid. I look at his windows crowded with bikes, and then notice a small hand-written sign with an invitation to pay R25 to come inside and take a look around. Out of curiosity I pay, and enter a motorbike wonderland, which I know many of you have visited. Apparently all these bikes are in good working order, and all have keys. If you're willing to pay the price, all of them are also for sale...

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Love this numberplate :lol8:

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Motorised bicycles, apparently antiques.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: woody1 on October 12, 2019, 05:20:05 pm
Nou hoekom neem jy nie n foto van n 1958 BSA Bantam daar nie :imaposer:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 12, 2019, 05:31:21 pm
Day 9 (cont'd)

Such magnificence under one roof  :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:

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The bikes are all covered in dust, but as his wife says: this is a museum, not an art gallery. He recently sold a few to make space for more. I better revisit the budget, because I would love love love to own one of these beauties...

I get directions to Hel se Pas, which seems to be quite easy to reach from the top side, and head out again. I haven't really taken note of the time, and it is heading into the afternoon when I leave Nieuwoudtsville.

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I reach the closed (and padlocked) gate as mentioned, and see the crude hand painted sign pointing me towards my next challenge. I take the opportunity for a  bush comfort break, a regular occurrence now, because I'm drinking as much water as I can stand. The hated bush pee has become the tolerated bush pee; on these deserted roads I don't have to worry so much about being caught with my pants down.

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The plateau ridge awaits, where the earth drops away.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 12, 2019, 05:31:53 pm
Day 9 (cont'd)

Then it's onwards and downwards, and more downwards, and then even more downwards... it drops in short steep little downhills, covered here and there in shiny smooth almost tractionless rocks, ending in tight hairpins. It is a joy to ride, bum out of the saddle and far back, foot on the back brake and hand feathering the front brake and clutch, balancing a tightrope between crawling and stalling. The sights are beautiful to behold, and so is the handiwork on this pass.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 12, 2019, 05:43:37 pm
I reach the bottom too soon - it is a short little pass - and head out over the sandy valley floor. The track turns here and there, and I have to stop often to check the MapOut GPX route I'm following to stop going in the wrong direction, and I learn to zoom in real close.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qD7ImintJET4WicaSZpf-RDyhK56oaIbbQZGCFDxiztyRUr7WJa5JQCir_1aRdvbe93qtrfjCbU-36__NunJFm5I3Wqn87iNOCp0P9LdPkE-7JxstZfXMEqeM91QRHoLz51msh_7gc1lemEdYPHP6w5YeGHyKkCAMkLQE_9JACRCaXH0brF6gmwf_r4NvYH1RbDbLKpOKHDa504fHIbYZma60XiSYnm2U7bqUbhSO-1Qo0JQ27VuvlgrC8q6IQ1CYvZHTVNcwrDk8Jf4YFhECsp4seBBFxLIShTnYhv8lqhxtzbbWRHwrpEt7f0P-kDDLCvcWm1Rl2I06ZWIBpxZzK1dab0hViewmxW_elzhWIY7fHJvx31Q3S9yPwQKH5ANG-j1sXMz_TLTkE81HlUSHUq08ImIXOlx39WqZgxZevWvmv-66ohVKF2m1oVWO07NirIHgrQFmHwAx5Zs9a0-mp33_mi-lc5dPrcHCedz-8X6BHOhR-z47qcmEnrRcTWTyzup-HIC46jHxAmqKURYRflbvKcLAahHxlsf1V8SbqvUNduD8VLiIYJkEB05WEeYrc48C92on3-KgGa6n_IrgkNpmcs-MQQhpzqVHErX47EiYg7dZhkOTueoo_d3syiSIQSQgFK2zYjcOjmKL-3icTX0FaHwQtIK0M7qa2oeJNKms_9M5ZbXaMGHEzpQkbfAQFZAxFw4tN-v7r57G1YeLeUFAinshEk1IVnYaIAo8KOmUwg=w919-h689-no)

Road or washout?

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CxsxMBHLXUNElC97HnC9AzZkJ92gu1RC-ds3DIKOY7tx1UrP4XfqNJyP7A27hWFO9l0-taxNEtoamkVSv8G1duhBTSdxmhzRCYztSIfXUz5l0_ofDwkKq5PXH-JKIZQRESBMhswyfYzzsHEKzOmqa9F-t2Xq9E0UwHUUL6yXyTm0RUmCCGczn_8_xi1dElzUV3o-BYPoZI8eBdeO1fJASpTSUn4RmU7HGVPFfpdXZfP0tdPl8PKfKxaRR4DTWuNdTycd8x86rcY73eVNlcNY8kKeUPVVDM9cmawMociTcnJ3malwIqatokuyuS_0lv8zu2BwI9xEfKf2OVs7j9EVpaDYYLAJdGDbmsH62vihFLyzYMpy_Acmq3v2vM1i3IGxy8OyoNsTcbP9t93sTxHZIuObptvZ8dfVnRRWlw5d3UNJlJF3SK2n_8Ghi0iZuxdc__W2wwIaMYXH5mPHiuOJyhnzDHruH9ybHmRdNZcBsQ7cxZu6bEM9lNgem1220_Tqzf--lb9fM2BibJduRNzf_5O5cP4QXYRjw1C3zCsHR7v0-ml1S4lGvyAmov7pNf4xHnY7H-N45f_XG_q5wTM4wF4HU8Q13uwzJO9p-PJ7YNhJD5LTl7Q0AGzkdP0yexDBI4jBAFXCd73PkM17Cj4e0phqQKH0DlnDlh0ZFw1BLVD2NhV89EU1oFTa5G_AbmG6fpD1BHaUUmbWzU_Fu7x96DWP6QrCtxzazYC9_yKz9LD3UQM=w919-h689-no)


Hmmm seems a bit dodgy. GPX track confirms this is not the way.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/I4iIu_ocGJ1si6cT9mu6us0rTKEf0-3YKrK_l__o-JLRzXxb_zF4jV0E5wKtlt13Ixqht_V6isZpyKgQ4yXyp6ErAVcq9LqQAkfkJ0UmU_bg5L9hKgklTbmcdHIC3og2grHeC2JxWrwv9uD_bAe98b9eyqNcYAHKDjALiaRUyzsSi1Yn6SFfCKCVioR1rw6QDGmNjtQiyfw0y6WaZ-ACygGTmGHzeaI9OVGOKK91-KLscdVC9O4ak0BhrFb5H5XoXLE7pQalM-Zq76hCV9Uwexk_t4-SmUvNVm4WSVOtduanSIAIq-JxiHfSarYcn0B7jEFIKJGBI0AknoJqgaCoGlGL_WQjkbz9fDcIveDu5cPJy6KUS4b-s69SrI9o18Q2a3ZQeTr2VcQ3riNpG-S7wHZ1gFqSXQ96j6ZbVUWKkwOA2_UtWXgDkeI4pURHfTIK9HYNF3VdfAMEhQz4kj3ztVKRIt8UVwjzzYiyONcR_49TUobL4IZFOWioAyJ33V-4IltNyrFi91YOy0lXvbvhzAmC7qfmbIuZrLv31xzVE7I5qduSSPloA7k8IPIFRfKv1aEc0Fl2RhDEq240kUiEud7dk9ZO-R355E5SCiPM5gxkmglpxSkLhunML2a4yHoSsq7MTVTLjs6e74JEod89ndkrKqbHj2NoaRxuF16RClhdmYpph8dLyVGN0bpk90MrRE8etMwj07dMBHNZjVUaPEb6Z8l8Lxi4c0FNJbC-tW64aFs=w919-h689-no)


Now to turn around on the bike... didn't leave myself enough space, I'm up against a bush. But where there's a will I want to be in it.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hNEeLEwlyK0-45ZqVV_OY3qNZuZKNA-C39gMIAJlxAQj7arhfKewII2ALBIf8sJnZsXYboX-ZTq5R3rKQpCHFl4SYzysJzoKeAmZtHB4nK9f9uKwLXxg2dE3T2qcTNJPVISNkF0AJcXOvxmPEh5rKAtWy6-Fz9fruZd3Zp-dNR6T05NNpdjmJtyRTBwhUZSPbIhEQPegz5YcEbx0TzoOxI117b0yr94TiUDofb-ETbUnJbqMzrEpTU4GHkBziihTI51N1NAmy4qPCGhg36LNMdnv482PKyuc3-tvBSMs27mWd3l7G6e7dg_qjJdF6K2e1kUx2nVTbZ6nxccWBlGdbP9-4sk92z1Q81WG0IYJ5v_MKw8XbadSyNokW7s4kHZK-w6y1IDWRW5bMXiL4KyzL2snMm9UeUMfbkiokVrs_oiKJOnFJGWwInGO7YWmNViT5_j02eMgV8xzEhuQ1iub7_3y5vTqTiKsTX39bQ4vsMSPw7uA3IZG_cJUILMehfdjC4aQX8CE-r65TDWDaOEdw27TLwTQfPhVqOcTnvzC292Le0_aQuQz6uUzDmpXXf3o19Ac68V7EMCDG1PQlMpPMfyNbqr0u-6tnwLc_DcsEQx6fwv_Bq9GOwaWmBfvvW5sI7urq4Kv9H-UOKBsddhQDc9GPkmVOJMsq7hF9BtV_-VDbHgbwlLTcYlS6NdoW0AZD5j_BwZIwVX5pbEQRoqgGjU8sI5rbq5UC24mPZK3WBpTv9U=w919-h689-no)


Soon I reach one gate onto a smooth gravel highway, and then another, and then another, as I ride a seemingly never ending road that shoots arrow straight across the terrain until it connects with the tar from Nieuwoudtville to Clanwilliam.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HJ0kudS3NmWQHzGgzPq21KHRpK3a61BjDM-XUEsbDlve4JjFxz0cE1KgKlnarygDDXxE1S9ysAvlJp4zE_bfwH1Wcv7IvHzFohL6wGjKVa0kYYc_mWww4fFcwu5pQkcL5aKXoAdJ7TYdRmfxh3PCsJmqP_vVjsI5G1e4mvhwoRdHCp0ZQmXbY6oL5_Ux4LwxMe0M6D54jiudc_irQmvapiYN9PHGSx1U0oiyHcDrRN58IZea19pRdLRxRgenL0SCjqELfoEfKXzztKjuDJJO6Mf9zsbJ66Q5wQP-zdlzuoKN_nFZueNAt-R5ETgwENQFwSAOq-N0QXxb4sdVAwm1f9lrAgsE3g6kVtIMQMVNAIrlE273kHjTXB5_4kOve5L4xfgKS6EBhJpQLGdmWD7iFIXQO_AGdKIkQs8GEUV_2BLRXA5bGEqJfokeTTyQ9B1cgZI48quRlUj7IEnb3Ri3Bd1LtA5o-StDyIsWDX9Cvr-wzfNt7d7eckxVNea7QrE3Mbt5KSsJ8jLYwcNZLqLOkZD2KuWLiyG3EgHhFOHE2IRXfAUEl0lp39hLngJ8jaMcV9fBGXKKEb3RUtoC2H-CletTj5WhzgHXl5kcigmxLJ6D11BhktWhY9XURSSl_38v55j8z7P4_VU--YzlejWlSuAV7Klkp_kwsvUBsL8kLjYhdBbTg4yE_1jGUsWPZSnlBSB2JOPg-oIJbTDDoGRdlDZt_QMcpKRMrOWZKs0c69jfAnM=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GP0lbgYA7-_5NXN_PpaaKIcFHEfNESCm8QLZm_V8H5Zl893IxkiNlBv1-15aoqZO3iVnD2G3Hzdo_d3Gmhv-4HNgWWjj1iaUl3y28NXP2DCZ7PjZxJsEIiAvQVBZ2-y7hQy0xvg790cdPDwwofm4beNQukVAPKtn8n0yfFus4V7Pz5s1onoKPevmIFRySE5JFjxSGsX0bTssp5jnvLqyBrfaRfwFkd9X3XLhAyXoGTXbZJuwuVeUT4uBbyK2gPRuIodCd_LHaVd3_tsKtVR4FKZfo42aQnzsCqJORSB7e66zCfqKZt-GIRxqtUedpDKXhm49ChC2fzZTvrAGSfzGhlYDlhtbo0IVaSQqyLq2vxgSVc4ybMIILSgJBx3kWf7sDaRKlukerr77VcPg_ZS2zB5s0qjCPdR6HMXGDKH1_6QWjG7QM5P-BF4icX05b4ztaCyCT75kR0rjt96yjlFW9dAIDGyFeBR2_BSUivIt1u7T_66rnsHoRjhxPXRpNnDffBwRENG-oV4IsdcXDTTDJZYW1eYZeS6k3OE4hl0RAHZkYOJisD7hBwNXNDsEk1iD4MDDgLVK_G3wz01Uex75XiGzDyolzWTwzygjO2KLvcVtMhsyGMLaAoGrrcjUtb324fjWB-laRigGcLiMpEBbhDUHZuyZrNcrkZgyM1YiwycCYZN7Lzn5bx_X54ZkhKgy6KmDTrgPs5gu19buZVznY61U6snT2vNlhebTfNmIZ5JA9_w=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0mhg-pHnakhZKniWSdjMx3aVvoQKtK74iI_y8kzWtKkBwJEMkBEDurvHxwOyCy1alFDXYjobcU_uviEfB0ivV6LzdRjgxhlMB7nz5ekXYJkSD4tj6nKWhGpzyG-1GM3SlSzEhS5Vs0Qao3aDEcCRPGX9nE3FGqqs-WmrULD7ZBxb9qbmWJuwv73izPJ2MeDQnIExw1z0kGPVMhNm04x2e23z6cG-IEwzAk1dkypsWOAmE8bVfuv2BSfGUB1KbkZlmlptSC9yvMKB-9MO3foHIiwItpm4wRwuZlbLnPZPkvYLpP8zNxZFM1VPy0GisuWa7HkQ-FwWBTNyKPcG48LqGX-2nmYKgg6SsKQ-6UvlkLkXauhYwSBc8g04LBaJFfluExrhhIZ0uomW1UFCJp1b_iKUq1jQpi2RDucCFsEmmR5w45F5lCnxrKoLumr9PUGCjBWZKrw16SGOSwvRuP0nQZZAMTWLIfGz2LezGqnfigsJ_xFBKSfchYejpEFajzIiuegrUgkHkprUq7CfTAG7iFD8-LOTb4RdwPLCAzVRpuPulfZbxmbB3_Ik8UAwefnJYRlmJPaqFJAtyNwErVHc_7vrndovehAtn-VL1N4mmgNOM0HInpHO9714k0hi2zvwnlIhs6mVC7k1msce0BmJ1Vb5n-7ZTcAPVsWbWZJCnBU5uAEbz3ggXuOcGyVfx4RH6XqbXh3-aiDuReuZTcm33qcEFpFp4wvh6JjwRTh0WeqsNAo=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3yIhZHN0f_F9E7fCIAOmkw-NA1wTfgFpinRyPoG98r7PjX1if_XxcJRoqm8Yb4ohDj-aKzJF_VSRioBxpSgfoDTkqJHvkDo08sCxe_RmYEJIcRNuWf3UN2FzPE2t-bhft4OBj0cyIpoRkV7ydFoG2G6qyPkomzMPbypepkZWNZ-atw4epb52by0ntWycjOhuOOTs3U6wwNuQsNdHXuYha8K4wIvmTaooBNz39jayHf-aZcenPNlnZD9PQKnrNdasLyuuWt0_nVolOeutO1wFaBjFZ8XXG3K7xog3oKpdWpoTDCveNHcCh09XkaCWD5csla7vUvwW7KyDRQEkV_J7SnPdmEBaBj1pTabaeJ9P3G33qKkQJGrEgOKO1mw652Vjol88KrXGlNSar26CFPo6fq5DJuVTe7EDATy8Sihi2Zz1YdkIfFpD07NJP845uDsVJZCdPj_EKGqQAjQgo8AA5zDE4zi2jN1lwiScU9r36x6hqveokKpzfkWVOnf-QkP9uA2zgSju6hc6dVuKtFRyUdsquU6RExp8wdKqLhE8jygYeRoRAAfnAK4tBNMv81cs4nKQno6j1FQpdbqDwVrFYH-i6NiVFhF-jyrm5BtQ6YFYjpsqiv4EWERLr7seQ8A7kNZZ-i0ELbLERgYHe0mF6k2ueSjPVjU8PjirlQ0DF7SU5WwnsNHMXVltUC-IV3mJm-t-0kPss5OG4NJawKeReHzm3GAlUeiDsS8xY9VQoEHLxk0=w919-h689-no)


So boring, nothing to draw the eye and the interest and keep the mind occupied.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pWbkDy0OWtesJuOahHv4qdORSzxPdsFpl4xoSFUwwOqFbEcv7DlfvOIV8StKXzBEghSTBJHAd-IPJbM1yK9raLgsXQjouVKOGdIWr8CkN-I26HJhNZMdtom5NkGZEJ-ddDbGSWrlnqZwYyDnL9VVB9MNRDereKVRsTGZ87aGA3bFHT-U-oHfNBXOnAmqid4acepApFHftGuucL3dI_M7FMnFSDS9TITGzpsEWClYpxPJ4zvF9iiVSUtj52lxq3vRHZ5edxPOPDI4-iFnhOCWgH-BHa6ix59YI2QFV0nrzCLyal3p9p05M2lAOIPfYoIkLrkEKwMWhi3oaQGkfBzQVcWIrqNFTV0rAb2Oe_JMFuiI21t9dfJNV6NNfMTHurFExsZ_GWvuW7Qba5Qkk2gvqALH5qZ8ZYXOMtiTmtA1Yk6u1ebrrDvDRBYrvtP3FOHPDzkiiPBXuk6HHmkg0khcwK4BAEC-NXeB8LLjN6lfgchd4nYfxDZ4uCcmYsp5zUjzhgY-SAFq2tnLYE7rwu2JmsHO1IT5q8L23VLiSaOaIT7SyaGoK-6GRKkmbDDx4ayj_rdylRZQva94_oqowqRUvhpMlEEipZzg9pAxsOSOPmoj6oNDt8O_u0oCEU9WgMN2x1pdE0nZgQrCATiQvhIzRtQDX-0WQaabG3dGqO-osV7iNVPAVS5MtlwQY0yyLECncoyT4LGrlcg9h40b0C3SpBOrYbEzLySo6KhPn-lE4GVqf_k=w919-h689-no)


Nope, more of the same

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wYj4OVeARaXWOUxRYlAq6PsZxyyIWN4K8diFj3flL_5q-Kq7xM2-gZN2WFGUePmSOeb5GAnUoc1qvgfmJRmPHzN72xrM8Ndq-NLf4CWzfN4lp7uqaacOWZsCglcST0Ot_1ux2Xm37vgIQczyonfpFVxs7r7MPQfSap7D4tSdnfbFBl53R-vN-qBXlNX1qTb1zx8UtNdfCpwHVhjfJ0hnsFA3WtFmPWUzRP6lczqYjcFWzCmWIM2sbq8PiW1s0ezEAvJyJrYPvlGmmF4NZ8u42OWmaBCGTOOM6uhLYpeuBrOvqhwDnd9DgO_iSVrJiuNhIWAsQzQuODhVgkwuEhPd7LssVvdt7TV-NMslQrvDXOh96MHd8EeuZOrWahgmD_yYm5JpNJnLrHV_svrToR5HTX12Q8RkkYgTUfMRqt98ln5Rz5abO36MVxz3jeEwSuR004JED5KE6f_mIskiQ0BIKBpdiii7GGRNF2ObcXNw2fXrKzsWX-pDYQoo6IeVneCWZi6tVLxWpDjqctywp2qh_VCxZll85W6thrpE8NmvcGYT_3lffJbn-BxYeckT8_SPIRlh2C853_8DuZdJt5P7kkQCWU_hmknfZqsZKdmeiTzArDPTD5aueOeXoj9d-BIikTDldOBp25t9Z4UAnUwC9FC39AqsZM5XfXMguYoTd5OOzHHfpqIzPteNVx5xGe1d4AM8x31BUoNEJlwltoziq7WNxPcwyPow1Z5KFYDYuqAtWfk=w919-h689-no)


Now it's a race against time to reach @Nama Bike Camp before dark.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zXIJCz4tlXrb9PkC6Ti53ggkA1o1wQFDri5e4N7w_y9vYiEzk5i_79_CBkE1CmCcZywg1hSCai2pZ1-9QL6r4B_UztB38GML8inoVZWys8nlszerZ9GGi5PdXYk1usqNh3_iWkcgkxvOLgjf_b9XCCHelJkqBi8CVlwdJjN3am_ctqdyygtgPwwSGOvnipVUVpKlqW9kSWjA3mmALPcTNbBFbZ_OqcpzM5cUOXAAenD2b5bjKrzyOec_GI7Lw1tQ7NFysnxBzj4nhZRXUkA1tE56bt7LZB6c6fYZgZlZniSEtfpqBFD029KbuPRtKBjgs7L9U1NzVho8pdgKKUAPUpiyGZPntAGlE2y8TiH7SIr1XaXlUvRuq10lu7MncssE1If3iheby-JvtZpmNToU-5AyMkqLF3GdZ2Jib1M4EPdGGhTovFf-hXm51I7caIy1KWjAW0J9CDMvWXxqBo_2cpBgw2bQljxeAbEHlTkwGTIwoOdF5uQfWXeI8Be4DcYUBXrBlYqCfWApvuq02hv5r3gBAV9Ry7WO_ABYiEfntQ7LA76FqysZJIDapmPBNeRgzyXYvUtyzFTw-GTEk3m_1sJADJqfXm0dYUMmyTxN3ibM-vQalmObHTz877_gaWEf5vB9dAVNiM4msuSiyjmSzLuImr1PxbWyRY0SouiT2mBtZwR7VQOEI78smYi2pc6rvbLZdeEgpKIexepdAM5saRpgYUt1OfxxaHK_oP6kOYCybKE=w919-h689-no)

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: BMWPE on October 12, 2019, 07:14:29 pm
Fantastic ride report
thank you for taking the time to do it
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 12, 2019, 11:15:40 pm
Fantastic ride report
thank you for taking the time to do it

Thanks!

I enjoy the reliving of it. I loved it all :ricky:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: husky on October 13, 2019, 10:36:41 am
Really inspirational and great report - I enjoy the meandering.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 13, 2019, 11:44:12 am
Many years ago I had to help push start that red Laverda in Vredendal in the photo's. Just did not want to start with the starter.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 13, 2019, 01:30:54 pm
Day 9 (cont'd)

I arrive at Nama Bike Camp at dusk and the gate is closed. I ride around to see if there is another entrance, and turn around when I realise there isn't, to find Wayne standing at the open gate, beckoning me in. Panther has a pleasingly deep, quiet growl, but not THAT quiet and Wayne, also a DR650 owner, heard it.

I meet Wayne and his lovely wife, a very hospitable couple, and decide to take a tent rather than try to put up mine on the freshly irrigated lawn. I'm fortunate - they only arrived back the previous evening and although they can't offer me dinner, I have the whole camp to myself. Dinner is no problem, it's mostly liquid followed by the usual mussels on Provitas, which I really enjoy by now. Wayne suggests I stay for a second night, and he'll join me on a ride around the West Coast the following morning. I agree, and start planning where to go when I leave the day after. Noises from the family persuade me that Fraserburg should be my next destination.

The tent is even lighted, Bra!

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Very neat camping area, but Wayne is thinking of moving the tents further apart.

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Fire pit ready for the next big "kuier".

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Mozambique -inspired

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Jacuzzi for the ladies (Wayne says the guys for some reason aren't too fond of it)

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Heated (you read that right - HEATED) to about 34oC, this pool is built next to the bar. Apparently you aren't allowed to leave the camp until you've taken a dip. Good thing I packed my cozzie O0

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A lekker bar where you can just sit and talk nonsense deep into the night. The locals drop in from Wednesday evenings when there's a happy hour with a decent double brandy special  :sip:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uoOzGM_eYyKfcDS7q6xeGNOxOwUQYbWOrgSgPS47wlvrwThAMIsyGd6JfaOFp0SN5aTNUFjnZMQgvA3Q1zAiGkiIkq4UeuyYQLJosEJ9yT55lSURdSxFWHDLyLzBtPHqpp-taZ3amCupZ0l_cbpkyor6cEcTbByrp1GILJKECjlPI8vW9is3oPxuUinDJ_U5ZPwsgixvLEygkpD6cKn1vb3Ee1rpv6JYEAkeBdxi6Xm1xagMRINgHadyUr33d0FijvkNkfD9RvNGbQY_gTWf_AJxFOuQ1bH1ff5ar6HMxqNvdyvfxMsoCba4xX64ehN_Gq0tHFfGRGydUNKDxE-uHaJG9mWE-y2Nx75TrcRDAYOPGd3DrvuDlpXSqcS3DOLKvlTxjkUtBwRSCEtv73j3Gf2GsKoqsedrNJU1lNonVN93nXNrT3Nhk4wl08J7N7C109Bpe40skYLULS-DjgdJDRfrkbksydcW2B9BcLO2gYvOLDoqOZf7U4hDFgG1JJJv9gCiEnSSZaKQwJ_s4qx605FHmbj-LlEG_6b0CiHbuembKCLw4pSZCDPiz_j5W9_9J09C27SN2bwm7MghO0P3bGzAqcVRXoQIR7RqVvxq9S1FrAfRcuEwoopsMuFOtKNyVlcR9Sq5cUstv7Pofr4nZzWsQGtEYXffHmSb8KmaVTIOBvB3iMpPROXaIU6MXKDxCeWAJeHSk-4qeReCx9_5z-z_sEY1550DcX5WJa97R-laRo0=w919-h689-no)


Clean ablutions with electrical geysers on the left and gas geysers on the right.

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It becomes extremely windy during the evening, and Wayne suggests that I rather sleep in the guest room of their house which adjoins the bar, but I opt for the outdoors. The tent flaps and creaks throughout the night. This doesn't bother me as much as the motion sensor light nearby that keeps switching on and off, activated by a waving tree nearby.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 13, 2019, 04:18:29 pm
Day 10

Due to intermittent sleep, I snooze late this morning. I don my riding gear and make myself a cup of Nestlť Hazelnut Instant Cappuccino. Slowly I start to feel more alive. Wayne tells me that one of his workers didn't arrive, and he won't be able to ride with me, but he phoned one of his friends who has time and knows the area, and asked him to show me around.

The wind is still pumping when the friend arrives, looking unimpressed with the idea of venturing out on a bike in this weather.  He says he'll think about it and leaves, but I see the "NOPE" on his face. Soon a message full of excuses arrive. No matter, as soon as I can shake the laziness that settled on my tired bones, I'll take myself for a ride around. The wind is really unpleasant but I didn't come on a riding holiday to not ride.

I linger around the bar area and catch up on my emails and WhatsApps, willing myself to get going, and ignoring my own entreaties. You know, the stuff legendary ride reports are made off... not. Wayne, feeling bad about his friend letting me down, has in the meantime been rethinking his schedule and comes upon a solution. He'll finish up one thing and another, and then we'll get going a little after midday. I accept happily.

Not much later, Wayne is in his riding gear and warming up his KTM 990, and after filling up on fuel, we head for gravel roads.

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The wind is still pushy, but seems to be calming down somewhat. We head out on the Skurwekop road which leads off the N7 right next to the petrol station.  This is a gravel highway with here and there a bit of loose shale and sandy bits to catch you unawares.

I'm leading, at Wayne's insistence, and find myself trying to "be a man", swinging around the curves faster than I'm comfortable with. Every now and then face and knuckles turn white when the rear slides around too much, but I can't control my speedy impulse. On one turn my eye catches a zebra on the left, standing with its big smooth behind almost next to the road. It seems slightly surreal and I want to point it out to Wayne, but we pass it too quickly.

Then we reach a T-junction and turn right towards Vredendal.

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At the next T-junction, we turn left towards Vredendal/Lambertsbaai,

While I take photo's, Wayne takes a smoke break, and insists on taking a photo of me.

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I'm not very comfortable in front of the camera; we have an uneasy alliance where it doesn't make me look bad, as long as I stay out of its way.

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Ps. If you ever meet this short alien creature on the road, give it a beer and send it on its way.
PPs. It shows a preference for craft beer.


This road T-junctions into the tar road that leads into Lambertsbaai, a beautiful little town, where we sit down outside Isabella's and have a few beers beer. To help soak up the beer, we also order toasted sandwich and chips. The weather has turned mellow and deep, and we sit back contentedly looking out over the picturesque harbour, discussing this and that.

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Uneasy road fellows.

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Swapping out umbrellas until we find an unbroken one.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 13, 2019, 04:36:21 pm
Day 10 (cont'd)

The plan is to visit Elandsbaai next. While sipping our beer, Wayne mentions that it would be great if we could find a gravel route to Clanwilliam, from where we could follow the gravel road to Klaver alongside the Olifantsfivier, neither of us being tar lovers. Challenge accepted! I activate MapOut and start plotting routes, and we agree on a longish route that means we'll skip Elandsbaai and have to fuel up again.

We head out and just past Graafwater turn right onto a tar road. It remains a tar road for far too long, but then it ends in a gravel road clearly used quite intensively by trucks, where we turn left. A few kilometres down this gravel road, we turn left again onto Witelskloofpas, and it is magical, meandering through "Fynbos" and orchard farms and majestic rocks. High on the pass, we catch a glimpse of Clanwilliam Dam. It is glorious.

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A road that sees heavy truck traffic

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Heading for the hills.

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The air is fragrant with the scent of various  blossoms. We take a break when we hit a short stretch of tar and Wayne points out the many bee hives in the orchard.

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Crawling with bees.

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The road becomes gravel again, thankfully, and the mountainous terrain reminds of a smaller version of Seweweekspoort.

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What's down here?

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Not long after, we head through Clanwilliam on tar and turn onto the Klawer road. The road eventually becomes gravel again, and it is a fun twisty ride that follows the course of the Olifants River for a while, with amazing views around every bend. Eventually it broadens and straightens out. We blast ahead, the lowering sun turning our dust into a golden haze and blinding our eyes (sidenote: blast that Shoei; I love the perfect fit, but WHO THE HECK thought such a short little peak would have any value?!! Can I buy a longer peak?)

On a long straight stretch I ride into deep shade cast over the road by the sun sinking behind a row of tall trees. Out of the sudden dimness a white half moon rises: a big, smooth, round white stone bedded deeply into the road. Panther bears down on it, fast and true. I barely have time to lift my behind out of the saddle and tighten my grip on the handlebars, bracing for impact. Panther hits it straight on, and we launch into the air. It is probably only a few millimetres high, but for a weightless moment it feels like we're flying. Panther comes down nose first and stays straight, but when the back wheel lands it quickly swerves from side to side unnervingly. I keep the throttle steady and soon we pull straight again. My compulsive swallow pushes my bumping heart down again to rest above my heaving stomach. It happens so quickly that the fright only comes afterwards. I laugh in exhilaration and relief tinged with hysteria. Talk about touch and go!

We reach the camp without further excitement. Two locals arrive for the happy hour and we all sit and chat for a bit. The one local is well acquainted with my launch stone as he regularly has to dodge it in his bakkie. I order dinner, a R120-braaipack consisting of 2 pieces of boerewors, 2 pieces of chicken, a sizeable lamb tjop, an even bigger pork tjop, and a braaibroodjie, served with a lovely fresh salad.

I take a quick shower and don my cozzie to make use of the warm pool - what better way to shake off the "skrik" of my moon landing. The water is indeed warm and I lazily drift around, ordering a drink from the bar to one side and taking a sip now and then. While our host prepares my dinner, the locals gather closer and we chat about "koeitjies en kalfies" and my route for the next day. Then Wayne waves a mouthwatering plate of grilled goodies in my direction, and I climb out the pool to eat my dinner.

The dinner is too much, and I happily cut the rest in pieces and stash it in an empty container. I chat to Wayne about nice roads nearby, and then open MapOut to plan my route to Fraserburg. Finally I head off to bed. Tomorrow is going to be a loooong day.

Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 18, 2019, 11:49:14 pm
Day 11

I decided where I'm riding to for the last days of my vacation: first to Fraserburg to say hi to my mom, and then to Cederberg Oasis to say hi to Gerrit. I'll cover some roads for the 2nd time, and even a 3rd time in the case of the R354 to Calvinia. How I get to Oasis from Fraserburg I still need to figure out. Richtersveld can wait, maybe I'll go next year June.

The trek from Klawer, to Fraserburg, avoiding all tar as far as possible, is going to be a bit of a stretch at around 405km at my sub-100kph pace, but Wayne suggested some nice roads.

I rise latish - I'm on vacation, after all. I rearrange my luggage for the umpteenth time, pay my bills and say my good byes. Wayne is green around the gills - if he didn't have commitments the coming weekend, he would have been on his bike in a flash to join me for the ride. It had been a lekker few days, and I look forward to visiting Nama again. I already have plans for a girls weekend, relaxing with drinks in the warm pool :3some:

I leave Nama and on the gravel road, turn the bike right, back towards Clanwilliam. Not far down the road, I find the turn off to Brand se Berg, and head that way.

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Nice sweeping views meet me at every bend

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I pass Bushmen's Cave or Kloof (I think) or some similarly named luxury guest farm. My nose keeps itching and when I stop and rub it, blood starts gushing out. My nasal cavities don't do well in dry, hot weather and I suffered many a nosebleed as a child. I yank my helmet off my head and throw my head back, hoping I didn't splatter anywhere. I hate having to swallow, but can't exactly spit either.

I pull an extra bottle of water from my backpack and pour water over the back of my neck, and wipe my bloody face clean. I pour water over my buff, thoroughly wetting it, and pull it over my head again, hoping for a slight breeze. I stuff a tissue up my nose and wait for the leaky artery to close up. Idly I wonder what would happen if I took up enduro racing and suffer a nosebleed during a race.

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The drippy nose dries up and after dealing with the fallout, I get going again.

I pass through Doringbosch and Botterkloof again, and the big sign advertising the sale of the Botterkloof Estate again catches my eye. If I had a few mil going spare, I would have been very tempted; it is a beautiful valley. Then up the Botterkloof Pass and pretty soon I pass the Soutpan Road again. Ah, good times!

Soon the gravel gets a tar coat and very reticently I turn towards Calvinia. I need to fill up. I speed up along the tar to get it over with, and even though it can't be much of a distance, the road feels far too long.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 18, 2019, 11:56:20 pm
Day 11 (cont'd)

For the first time since the Tankwa XC Rally, there are other vehicles on the road again. It feels a bit jarring after my slower pace of riding in glorious solitude. The past few days, some days I would only see one car. I stop at a fuel station and fill up, then speed through town to the gravel road that will take me to Fraserburg, like a rat heads for the sewer.

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Site for sore tyres

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The road seems to stretch into infinity, and after 10 days of riding, my behind is taking strain. Apart from inexplicably sore knees at the end of every day, my bum is the big casualty on this holiday. And of course the twisted finger, which somehow manages to broadcast its pain to the adjacent fingers, so that the middle finger and pinky aches in sympathy, while it doesn't ache itself. And yet, being on the road makes me forget all the little aches and discomforts until it is time to stop and stiffly dismount.

Oh, the times my boot has hooked on the luggage and almost brought the bike down with me because the leg is too stiff to lift high enough ...

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Before Middlepos, the road turns towards Sutherland.

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After this, I have to keep a sharp eye on the faded road signs to make sure I don't miss the correct road. Last time I travelled up Gannaga Pass and on to Fraserburg, I missed my turn and took a parallel road starting 10km further on that also reaches Fraserburg. With hindsight, that is a much nicer road to take than the Sutherland road I ended up taking, although it too has some highlights.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5hLE2UYTedgR4YJ3Hmf2Hxxg9zfWNbIjKSBlmj_-aSDxtYhAmMteVMAI2nAgJjYMo6SeyowXIxoevT7-1sWu9Co5JDoWL7nAoLryc9BGinEbMjwIX0ejOQoLF2zsTg585lUIHp1OOv_dyD8Kx3Px4FpBmtBqlNrixky_49Y3VVUWWfoJVAa88h4pxd4hkg_kd4Bk-kEZpQ7Je1BBOimMBaEcM4uCRe6DRbF_W-M_AJrEu1rWRBSK5ASn8IIFHaXQYHYiHugaJ4zoJPxkndQmTyVCcJWebG4hBR8i1qLGyNL_dUpfHDjs8-q9d4icWRHjxLpKDUePntkg3vmFdQY2WlAlaBfYd6mFNWs50MCoWXBPjBWSIISTDXRWdil_P0bzMVtGk2m_PtfgNxz-uZ8O5JTvrbROb6JIRcUYLLZQ9kZvEGnsj6lakwYprvBpfKh7BuVyYTrOQhzlUhNEqzi6p2rBm1IQNXyHu8NPi70t8hXRxpdcxpy1ksxRkGTtbVJ4L1w-dgIjiNhYh3ZfTk4mCmJpVouqnYP1zNx-BuP8wi5bhWrx7iw2QOMolSnYmTeEv8xEHYr2veVuM0DNI41Uco2B3ueBFWhAgrBEF6OAgTsb9-Ube-Xy0oe6OCeycyGTAnH79gb0T0EMMocGc1w2VAJNGAbuoOelC4cuF59joUwZCU0kn6Di1pxkGRT_KjBqgMtHqTjz9Bz4y2dVp12bDGmcv82Q9keA3btE5PnywD8x6DU=w919-h689-no)


Some squinting at MapOut ensues to ensure I take the right fork here.

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FrHCG7RHK2NArOVjntJ6y_g7SdY3HNFyMAfx4UJ_UcQl1Jzck69yB6VyNZyIdcWdK_-EyxOrYmiJpeEIRJ2ufP0hD8sLdTn4b-4PxR3D5URxDOG4Z6r_IPfEN068vsq5RoWjy2BZxXqZilLKFktPJAagLbS_-wkK_u-0aynbRKFrVwGxBYGzkANLqoLGksvvhb8mc36FLGfgoXfb7su4_61SiECv5Kuh2_JeFViDAL5qvdPLsFTipKYsr4pL7erTT8GbiQoAKs9tKLmyVk3FfsfVT8-tNqXYRy1BTcEQTQezbPNhJA2s1p10ckIPHbFVBvaXrZCNLy21UTG3H4rKsy-rYbU2a1RZjLdlgn2kMo0GHwjIAuaPdUJu7T_0pMETGLID1QZT8vXakIKudUyoIVyQcuWHMpxW5JIeDzqN28Z2mhOkNnJfNtPJwUzu2IWfbOuBKjJQDZdBtO3GrZAdVRdiKQ0o9Kuelwi8Wxi0YHL_CMVSE1ePm7P6dIMCdSp8PVcs6BCkw0uEeMGxeFVqDYT4EMcQ5wL2ItmlQ8n1hhqh8De3PMyLz7m-Tzk-EoRBZw2KJR2ks7At7RKnvOWXwXUArjcDb5pL-PyC8ggCo7x7Bk_J202PbdOK2oFx2dkm4nirx43xF-dGtrY_CbH_0z0Uq66AtLTcIdcQPjoWa1jd9JOFQeWgaidn5tdn6x2CHeqleQTXLNd3ZJn8Uft1pQqf8Q4uxzppOTYqTNWcfANd5Xs=w919-h689-no)


Did I mention this road lasts forever?

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/30_yYfMRiS2t-IJiVx_rAA94e8HJZywGe4_c8NsBZrsdQvuRftvznimA1Bxa4FSbX7rAuFblx1fYSs1FpNs74pgK6oh7mrrCs9I7pDH_xGI_QKMx4eXOXbzMkGNlbUeRXw88gGbRCUXXo6ED7fguRiMApp0HD-CuGm20urllvuIgj229v9FHy-PqmBLTPtlkHLuTy_GeDaH2WKbokUn6flbgQ3tZ6aegLD6Ycbl_9344CwJOdI6iO3i4rBIxyBmGquf3SEkOyebIUIajahekz9hYDX6zWTu6CXTJ-v7MTEdlbH9eYdcYsfjm5QLwbpieFB2FadVqoNNC2Pzv6H8kow0VmG2La8aHTmRiZJFrgQDUVNRr7QMedAuNMPegw2VfzC2epgrHdorUHNlaL0MpMF7PB1acHf4-94Soa8bMnl11pJf_Vh5yHSdNRF-BA8Q95Nd2vN61v5QjqaO4ZK6DPWjYZ1mUsSPkzWXcc4G1Q8csbG8zJld0Jxb0pPGPsv6bB_GNpsSbceRcOnQxR7BXqyYi9RyIxx6C9ASDmnYB3zF-G7DRLG4PPqL2Sh19pY4Tsyf2uwqdC7XUi7Eeb4NBhBB4HIQnD1tTU2X79UeXOIjoWurxMN8tfv0lmzQkD6LFSJZYvIyfYsdQ3RVqm7vEgTsWQrTqw-8Tz1JLkpvm_7Vu0k32RqpQ6B41mBGhEtRMeZxk7wYC_6pgAQiIXWl3ZygGSH0pFF0ahQs6a08xRBZXiFQ=w919-h689-no)


Stop and check how far I still have to go: It's 14:35 and I've barely covered half the day's distance. Best get a move on, girl!

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Behold, a gate! Some welcome relief.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1jF90fUyIrNrDtKWvQkDwZN5U6YB_94ZzODgJDWPyMI4mGyxV0mVCV_07YuhV5vqk4WH5dU8nzXvsa5Zumbpt06GCAfZzP4AN4Bvv4GTJLv2y3NUF6oiRyLkMOtp99u319Jvf4kfVN3WjnhQ0mhWUcFYwN2eYtIrbpvPH8WhfxbsEXtR6fORE5ag8PaRC4HrTk8Jz33fBFH9W0pk81LYDAQiIjtj8ipDwC1OdDHJRFc-la7dViAXolret2p13w9VT-ayhXvWYYO_M2KcJqr_oIGBWHhjp54SNhpwfviYRZLX9_v8Q5sGz9R1TCXg5NUuHDk6rkJP_q0DYC-BUmXacXoLHYtJVKKRLg1K8178m-GRt1uoN6ZDKo2jqJKPceThwEnFC3kun7m_RE5aVV--udXwLNlf_0IpgmaqIXlKT6PcwogUKTRAHLehQvuoHNOPm3JkfzDrmuY4uzm9WZnNQNKzm3ZLSS3CXOzQCGI2PXQPg09EYL3WjULvaE0Vj189hilu7b3zYRwrvcXo4T17pG-lBsur8pF-CvaUDSZmEpi6q1KZo4sapVzUZk8o666GNPZ9KCkU6WH0GzpcdQSLq2RoKU-Jf9kEFimvxmlLX8Gm_7Qbx8NQf317mYRmj4L3cHDp69HOYMAmHS5aOE6vX19AiAkPkR_JL7vuQnBiHUoW0QcOzAYXru4g123jWeQ-82D6S59a34My9xaV2LTlK31TJE4N58b1a5oXNZjjndjegWs=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/eYVDql789BmWI29JnbLsO-81JknbIdPspYTtgqgWJBntX_LSWYoq3v4A3NLxUE8CPbgB3wzx2rTCiAvUotRpSIB0ffoUKycoZra4xmH6jEEwp7okD_xxkyOi4pAij8EaLRguTBMFbUxUcg9mHCYRXY4oB6RQ73Q-UTayTqiVcDtU261tZjuPTHX5rxgjOv2hQ_d9JjQVhGFZP_GPmYqnDOQr5_Wju5PN-FHdJ0qLHeep5LFJVaOEyn7DJmM3WkOzPjvjiaolc7lG_klIbToHuwG50GhECe96HLrT6qjYd4894aR_N_4KcODEgGAuhSQ1o3xjJfiVFNtQs58rDDw7udFScNcaroNHqYS1MoENvBjV6ZGm7cZ7kIzNfsCmyEhIhcla4e8mantS_8Rldaz_axGx1zN539yKm4HZUimJ9Im5euZg0l02nZmP-mZbhKJV9nGAFLK6hbplNL4pjW0543EAHN7fgf3dM9y_8H-0bUJvl2LYry4QfhNMS1QfDW1mUW6Gxr26TzY6BGOrPcrWgT687bdNgvkwfjfRktz9BO8LviTaFQur5daq7iy0TIEi65lemPm-Vz5Pj73rljL0invO-qYGOntAIAfW1-uFY_nCCRh3WIkOcNatP4N1LenTTbk6zLHw3TpMVXriw2ciMnQZiwxUKFJayggnT1X00hjR8iEjNtWkrOqqU7BGF1yCH_GVsTGqTrksptH7-xmb6Sn2QWBYKgTF7IF9252Jc2iwqnM=w919-h689-no)
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: VaalBaas on October 19, 2019, 10:37:23 am
Behold, a gate! Some welcome relief.

 :laughing4: :laughing4:




Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 19, 2019, 12:34:24 pm
Day 11 (cont'd)

Suddenly there's a confusion of sign boards, and a "vae spesmaas" makes me stop and investigate all.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IjHk3X6ChVgSfhsvHC0j3ZofOFCL6XFO8LDhPWtDNd_uGlOvlhHvtIBSaFnW1fTseO3lnypDuropS2lvGoNEAehV8w3Wz7j2QXpahY6Vr_4q46aEhYuqfFKwLk5AH_APadVjqqY7wULawVKqntikCZamnBmMdlgY3teHmRNTtjAW-2SBdjRAddKTck63cgj_ADfCf74Ix7L15J_I9cCfy_5NGy7B6iK8COBCN3fbu6C9oAyRd0RpBpyzt6xqnaU5yGRN9Mp2L2VStU2I6NAFJYFXf-pbtGX116u8cwEhrx-jClR3Xelrx7vfeHzWDX0HWtNx7xRcL33awgXvZDKviZQ1AD4jvP_DBClmqCIS_WjtWQ6fg_CAXEykon5UJTqzomoECBQesweluh9cvdN4-CRZMn3f1QEVcQlMN2rS-gXX-fKmpoj4gb3EZWstj8Gv73gVSLzKfzuU9VZGk8TvYeEE-RNU36dVdjq2kexdO9nKV0MNH6LVlTsdAcOgFsJryJp8Ab90ULH1-KTs0srTWrRRFKYlLDCdxwdLwuLpzyoGJGE7q4bn9egwCij-3DioqBiIJDGQJLuQK86T8CqgTokfVdW0r-JHEndb36S1SkBFxPTUFMJL4R-GfBKqy3CatOKsxSwjqYhTm4e45uMIlvNbbkKcjXv9xk-Dgpi6cD-nIIFjEI_1ozwt-0ovOXxSgI5Ki5tWI3MUfpjY1q7FeDlz3giBvWT8NgbuLSVZVS3zKQs=w919-h689-no)


Looks like a nice, friendly road, kind to the tyres...?

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/XGFP5nmPXxR7BSxeivWExXaUbrupcDewre1p23fxUqNyyqwvbKykQ0mOzOj7WLRP6h8lwxP0UL_IIgTdxgAp7TAZZ7lOB_GzV2x94oENZjO_3DfFhPUZGzhN7xvX4PGzG6XRthKvjPhArKgwR-oeYoScwuNhD3Q1PkF1mFG-2CCSjczm-mGBP0hbFevIKWOQHWyR6CJo7YbV0aHPU7isTKsvHIdcdJXZzebUDQvDA2tW0ZZgho1XZedabXgoZah9_FcWfln1ooUbdNqq0AjVQuqzn-ZGVxgOib6L4VAVF2IOM79lmD-DXGMGzYxdgIkHTTPAHzHd1RQz_zngNPC9DO-UnL_j-3dKHQhO_8NIMNKn5L5-MbCWdFqZOOiRQT0AVJvDEduv_X836kcyTwF-yqMxhOKAjtJdCynLo945uDi1ygwMsYW6BKOfP16vFbfo4c45ntZr56oeS2Afw5-wT30mUdaqshPcmPrKdw0J2E1Suafqbp5MyEFOJlC4t5ktRrl-4XxjH4beRe6ayKUe6hHFoU_EzsTvAnThvQ7tGBDepx0w7P3TGGJXXxko8yVwlyfXcmVuXDI48vvcCH1Ub76bJz3cCPLFkYUGFTG9zJusBP-bVK2mtE7-kBS7SPRjNDI-uGcVJrob00zLrwkx-Bh3tZXdzuGyG-AIMCQ99PvM5GfcrsoC5Mg2kfmz5OkxYZP8OZ9HRYa09hYu0B750c35GspjpROrK6--seJ7LMSxcC8=w919-h689-no)


And hiding behind these two choices, the ONLY sign pointing out this road, facing the direction I was NOT travelling from... my hunch proves correct.

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"This is the way; ride in it" (paraphrasing Is. 30:21)

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Very soon the quiet solace is threatened by a dire warning, and I wonder about the history (and veracity) of this dramatic sign. What risk?

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What camera? Should I put on some make up?

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Fraserburg must be at least a 100km away still, is it really the closest SAPD? And no disrespect to our fine upstanding Police Force members in Fraserburg, but how long to even get here to start an investigation? But I digress. Always (OK, mostly) a dutiful citizen, I make very sure to close the gate behind me and continue on my journey into the cellphone signalless back of beyond.

If mentioned this before, please forgive, but even though on this trip I featured my first puncture ever, and on the intractable back tyre no less, and was now riding without a spare back tube, I'd lost my fear of getting another puncture. After straying into, over and down that remote rocky abyss without getting stranded or damaging my tyres, I stopped riding like a granny, braking for every bump, stone and rocky ridge in the path, although I avoid sharp stones.

I ride for my enjoyment, and I can't enjoy the ride while I'm in fear of punctures - or falling, for that matter. I'm fairly lightweight compared to most bikers. I don't ride fast enough to slam into obstacles (well, mostly) and don't deflate my tyres in challenging terrain, as I hold a completely unsubstantiated theory that riding with deflated tyres aid punctures (Heresy!! I hear some rider friends moan). I also trust that if such a thing happens to me again, there will be help at hand, as has been the case.

Soooo not so much fearless as stupid :imaposer: But it gives me the freedom to climb on my bike and head out on my own, gaining confidence through the struggles and relishing every new adventure, sighing blissfully to myself, how blessed am I?

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I have a tendency not to stop much when I'm riding by myself. I don't need smoke breaks, I carry my water on my back, and seldom feel the need to snack. I learnt the pleasure of a tea break riding with Keith in June, but even though I have various cappucino mix packages, water and my gas canister close at hand, I still don't stop much, except quick stops for comfort cum photo breaks.

Getting up late very day doesn't really help. It doesn't give me much time to relax during the day, especially when I have to cover 400km. And even though I don't mind riding in the dark, and even relish it, I feel bad for people who have to wait up for me. It's also annoying trying to unpack in the dark... mistakes are made.

Today my unsnackiness catches up with me. I start to feel tired and limp, lose concentration and ride faster than prudence suggests. The next time a comfort break becomes necessary, I remember the leftover braai meat I'd packed in last night - half a braaibroodjie, pig chop chopped up, a piece of chicken and braaiwors. Food fit for a king :drif:

I choose a rock with a view and savour the left over braaibroodjie, wors and some of the chop. Heaven.

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Not long after my break, I reach the R356 linking Sutherland and Fraserburg, and turn left.

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A few more kilometres and I reach my destination. Today has been a six hour long slog, and apart from stiffness and a planky bottom, I mostly feel fine. My favourite Richa riding gloves have become quite holey though and I regret that I'll have to get rid of them soon. I haven't yet seen or found any gloves as well-made, and idly wonder whether it would be possible to still find and import the same range.

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I arranged to stay with some family friends near the retirement home. After I unpack and settle in, it is still light and I walk to the retirement home to see my mom unannounced. She is surprised and happy to see me, and immediately asks for tea. I make her her favourite snack as well, matzo spread with butter and dabbed with Bovril - that bit that looks like she's holding a joint ::)

We chat until it she tires and chases me out. I walk back to the house in darkness, have dinner and go to sleep. It's been a long, unexpectedly lovely day.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: big oil on October 19, 2019, 01:02:35 pm
  :drif:  :imaposer:  :laughing4:

Welllllllll........ I must confess that at first glance, I thought, what a lovely elderly woman with a perfectly rolled joint  :imaposer:

Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 19, 2019, 01:18:42 pm
  :drif:  :imaposer:  :laughing4:

Welllllllll........ I must confess that at first glance, I thought, what a lovely elderly woman with a perfectly rolled joint  :imaposer:

Glad you read for clarification, I think many people only glance at the peekchas :laughing4:

Was the consensus on Facebook as well. I admit it would have been hilarious to sneak her a joint, but she's never smoked in her life. Maybe I should investigate edibles :sip:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Xpat on October 19, 2019, 01:42:14 pm
Good to see you exploring properly Ri :thumleft:

But I would strongly suggest that you learn how to change a tube and even patch a tube (for example if you would have puncture on the wheel for which I already used up spare tube). It is not that difficult and for this kind of trips very essential, and will increase an enjoyment of the trip even further giving you peace of mind that should you get flat, you are ready to deal with it.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: big oil on October 19, 2019, 02:22:46 pm
  :drif:  :imaposer:  :laughing4:

Welllllllll........ I must confess that at first glance, I thought, what a lovely elderly woman with a perfectly rolled joint  :imaposer:

Glad you read for clarification, I think many people only glance at the peekchas :laughing4:

Was the consensus on Facebook as well. I admit it would have been hilarious to sneak her a joint, but she's never smoked in her life. Maybe I should investige edibles :sip:

I kin reed sum wurds uv engle lish, Miss Ri  :deal:  Eyes tipkilly reed all ur engle lish wurds in ur Riports, Miss Ri.

As fur as Ed Dibbles goes, if she's in any pain, sum green brow neez will make her hap pee and hope furly, pane fre.  O0
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 19, 2019, 07:09:21 pm
  :drif:  :imaposer:  :laughing4:

Welllllllll........ I must confess that at first glance, I thought, what a lovely elderly woman with a perfectly rolled joint  :imaposer:

Glad you read for clarification, I think many people only glance at the peekchas :laughing4:

Was the consensus on Facebook as well. I admit it would have been hilarious to sneak her a joint, but she's never smoked in her life. Maybe I should investige edibles :sip:

I kin reed sum wurds uv engle lish, Miss Ri  :deal:  Eyes tipkilly reed all ur engle lish wurds in ur Riports, Miss Ri.

As fur as Ed Dibbles goes, if she's in any pain, sum green brow neez will make her hap pee and hope furly, pane fre.  O0

 :laughing4: In my head this sounded like Forest Gump :imaposer: 

She loves brown knees. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 19, 2019, 07:17:26 pm
Good to see you exploring properly Ri :thumleft:

But I would strongly suggest that you learn how to change a tube and even patch a tube (for example if you would have puncture on the wheel for which I already used up spare tube). It is not that difficult and for this kind of trips very essential, and will increase an enjoyment of the trip even further giving you peace of mind that should you get flat, you are ready to deal with it.

Thanks, I really enjoy it :biggrin: I'm surprised you don't suggest a smaller bike ... not that I'll find lower than the DR650. I'm also very surprised where I managed to ride with it, and I'm sorry I didn't take more photo's.

You're right of course, I know you are, but learning to change or patch a tube takes time, and I'm lazy, I'd rather spend the time riding. I know I'll get around to it, and hopefully not when I already needed it.

Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Xpat on October 19, 2019, 08:09:08 pm
Why would I suggest smaller bike? For this kind of trip your bike is just fine and I would never recommend or attempt to do it on something like high strung 450/500, that I like for more technical trips.

And learning to change a tube doesn't require to sacrifice riding or anything. You can do it easily during work week in the evening. And if you fail or get tired of it, it is easy to take to a mechanic to finish off. All I'm saying is being able to fix flat will encourage you to explore even further off the beaten track knowing that should flat happen - as they inevitably do - you will be able to fix it and move on with the trip without too much delay or drama. I'm useless mechanic, but this really doesn't require much of a skill and increases your independence manyfold. But of course it is ultimately your call  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 19, 2019, 08:31:18 pm
Day 11 (cont'd)

The friends I'm staying with have taken on tourism in Fraserburg. They created a circuit of interesting things to see and experience around Fraserburg, an archeological treasure.

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A fossilised tortoise that accompanies the "Paleo Tour" to view dinosaur footprints embedded long ago in riverbeds. The tour is presented by my friend, Marthinus Kruger. I strongly suggest you experience this when you visit Fraserburg. Marthinus, a retired magistrate, is passionate about his new hobby, and also now manages the Fraserburg Museum.

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Some pussy for those of us with feline fetishes :P

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 19, 2019, 08:39:55 pm
Why would I suggest smaller bike? For this kind of trip your bike is just fine and I would never recommend or attempt to do it on something like high strung 450/500, that I like for more technical trips.

And learning to change a tube doesn't require to sacrifice riding or anything. You can do it easily during work week in the evening. And if you fail or get tired of it, it is easy to take to a mechanic to finish off. All I'm saying is being able to fix flat will encourage you to explore even further off the beaten track knowing that should flat happen - as they inevitably do - you will be able to fix it and move on with the trip without too much delay or drama. I'm useless mechanic, but this really doesn't require much of a skill and increases your independence manyfold. But of course it is ultimately your call  :thumleft:

I would love to do more technical rides. Much more fun than some of the gravel highways seen on this trip ::) But my bike setup needs some more thought, and I need more practice and experience, and also learn to change and fix tubes first. I'll do Kaokoland yet, although not necessarily the technical routes you and @Minxy did.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 19, 2019, 08:47:41 pm
Day 12

Today is a busy day and I'm up and out early. First I pop in at the retirement home to see my mom, then I stroll over to the one coffee shop in town, the Purple Malva, to have lunch and tea with a new friend. I insist on paying, as her husband died recently and the estate isn't finalised yet and she insists on contributing, which I accept.

Then I meet my sister for a family meeting, in part to clear the air and in part to discuss family matters. I regret not organising to stay over on their farm, as I love the place, and she says, what's stopping you? So after visiting my mom for the afternoon, I pack up and head out to the farm, one of the best places on earth.

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There are two roads to the farm house. One is the old way which I've always known, with a tricky little switchback covered in humps up a small pass that, no matter how you negotiate it, something will scrape over, then a long stretch covered in bumps, light sand, and shale. The other is the "new" road which is actually the original road, which my bro-in-law recently re-opened for the new wider sedan they bought. Less bumpy, it follows the river and is lower and sandier, and goes between the rocky little hillocks.

I choose to ride the "new" road, standing up on the sandy bends with the sun low on the horizon behind me. To my surprise, I find the one gate on the road open and wonder for a moment whether I should close it, but my bro-in-law doesn't sommer leave gates open, so it must be open for a reason. I carry on, and reach the house in the glorious golden hour.

First thing they want to know is, of course, whether I closed the gate. Apparently there was a WhatsApp in this regard. I really should learn to trust my hunches... Never mind, the road is so awesome I eagerly offer to go back. My niece enthusiastically offers to accompany me on my bro-in-law's little DR200 with friend pillioning. I quickly drag all my stuff off the bike and then don my helmet, jacket and gloves again.

My niece and her trusting friend roar off into the lowering sun, wearing no protective clothing whatsoever, while I follow, looking like a little helmeted alien. The sun glowers through the dust my niece kicks up and the golden haze blinds me. It is a glorious chase, standing hunched over the handlebars, trying to guess whether the approaching bump is friend or angular foe. I become airborne a few times.

We reach the gate, and I tell my niece to turn around and go back, I'll close the gate. Maneuvring to turn my bike around is a little more involved than turning the light little DR200 and when I finally manage, my niece is waiting to close the gate and waves me on home. A chase ensues again to the house and we arrive, exhilarated, for dinner.

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A river runs next to it... The willows circle a long, narrow dam next to the road. Apparently a favourite spot to go down on bended knee.

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Gate closing mission accomplished

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After discussing route options for the next day, I get to bed early and sleep well for a change.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Xpat on October 19, 2019, 08:47:51 pm
Well, if you want to do more technical rides, then smaller bike is in order.............. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 19, 2019, 09:03:04 pm
Well, if you want to do more technical rides, then smaller bike is in order.............. :biggrin:

Minxy invited me to sit on her 500 and it is surprisingly saggy, bit like the DR650, I managed to touch terra firma on tippy toe :biggrin:  Might not need a big shock adjustment. I've also seen some lovely specimens for sale.

But for now the DR650 will have to do. It is surprisingly capable, and even though a little heavy for Kaokoland (for my size and capabilities) I reckon I'll be able to tackle most other places. Dwerg said my DR650 rode best in the sand in Marienfluss - he doubted anyone could have caught him that day. Yes he rides much better than I do, but knowing the bike is capable gives me confidence.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Minxy on October 19, 2019, 09:27:46 pm

Some pussy for those of us with feline fetishes :P

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KITTIES!!! :love10:

Well, if you want to do more technical rides, then smaller bike is in order.............. :biggrin:

Minxy invited me to sit on her 500 and it is surprisingly saggy, bit like the DR650, I managed to touch terra firma on tippy toe :biggrin:  Might not need a big shock adjustment. I've also seen some lovely specimens for sale.

But for now the DR650 will have to do. It is surprisingly capable, and even though a little heavy for Kaokoland (for my size and capabilities) I reckon I'll be able to tackle most other places. Dwerg said my DR650 rode best in the sand in Marienfluss - he doubted anyone could have caught him that day. Yes he rides much better than I do, but knowing the bike is capable gives me confidence.

Like I said before, I think you'll enjoy the 500 big time for more technical riding, but the DR 650 is a great bike, good all rounder. It looks like you are really enjoying your bike and riding some lekker roads on this trip :)

And as for the puncture business, I agree with Xpat, being able to fix things like a puncture does give you peace of mind. We learned how to do it with some ladies training a few years ago. I literally never had to fix my own puncture before though, as I never ride solo, but it's good to know how to do it, even if you can just give somebody a hand when they help you :) And it really isn't difficult, I'll show you when you get a chance to visit us again :D
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 19, 2019, 09:57:14 pm
Day 13

Today is a day of indulgence, albeit butt-numbing, knee chewing indulgence. Long ago, before I learnt to pick up a motorbike, a friend pillioned me to  Fraserburg, On the way back we rode the Rante road which follows the plateau ridge to Sutherland. Since then I've been very keen to ride that road again. Today is the day.

I also plan to ride Ouberg Pass, a pass I first rode in March 2 years ago and have longed to attempt again. The destination for today is Cederberg Oasis, meaning another looooooong day in the saddle.

I'm awake and packed up fairly early, eager to get going. I say fond farewells to my loved ones. My planning shows that I'll cover about 387km today - not much less than the 405km of yesterday.

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Leaving the farm, it's hard to imagine that it's barely 20km outside Fraserburg, it looks and feels so remote.

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Jet trails

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The trails used to cross right over the farm from south to north, but with the new SKA, the planes are rerouted around it to not interfere with the signals.

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I head into town to say good bye to my mom, then turn towards Sutherland. Just beyond the edge of town I take a left onto the Rante Road. Today is a warm day, and it's good to be on the move.

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A farmbike greets me along the way

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The plateau drops away a bit and more vistas open up

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I'm so busy looking around I almost overcook another corner, but by grace manage to save it. Lovely ruins await, and I decide it's time for a comfort and photo break.

Dry riverbed to one side

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Fallen down korbeel. Beautiful stonework still visible.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 19, 2019, 10:03:31 pm
Day 13 (cont'd)

Some curving stone wall kraals built against the rock.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/axBieS_3KeEnqvHEdvfNxa9c7BNz3xl4wKPB0AjFUtiYNp6nbk7_V9YW7GxnSVWADIFONmQdfwGz5jT4bHpM_vt7DWvV0RXLhx3Tx9ILtz0ksB9vcCC0U9GcNgY1AfDpHsg0yS2h3sGDDlENI4apvslT2G-_uedeMjvGQiEHVCMNv_vsumVpZnT-tHOCGrWnOWqdBj5tRtMlFU2V1oXK58pLNN9d3Lz7zDdIbZHjLL5cgpLOvLd3_Cc8zDaVhIwD6g9FhZS3ejEPupnLqtiFyGyUCXO3B7z1242qS_qJDAjkSWPSbxp7qNLUvKLG_XujR9Ov7wq-jRywHAsF94egsfa7QR6dw-CAfhb2Jib3CFZ72AZ_hST5Aotmw9kdYhXCmMKkgVeGS-IP1klx2fDWEXIj09mEX8BtfJH1v7syajoO7z04_aRIcQRWLvRijrRGLm9QnAu2pCfkQ9A7n3s1bZcjwy2yteEQjJfHZm9QHfR1-tupTNdM8k6nBWCfUAUp0AfXmeZcyKwRGc1wNMyY1M5M-QzLcVf-gMTn_pfSjjSua8flP75jHst_hTAK4bdV4a09gOwIeTVrZl12Q8Lwp45_K9tTLPdc2eYhgC7pHBr3E6Hsjs4Fydyof_phH_lsCRQd6TYbneAOf8gWgMrZ7jEExJ5xwzvTUHo7BSnYDlXF66oTjPIsSV896JM_c6_PryeNCvQVL6xDC61UecCTDwGeM9jgSGiyZ1rNasZfg9G24dw=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/avHTPcaGdnuewHdMTThPxTVhX5OuKAPpNGEyUThyzwN4VImrLgebhNCE1d0cR12Mj3OouovQtBxlmNR1uKFqOsyJwuZCHOSFlPH3BztrlhfUHwphXUVCmT1njpHeixRRId0tdAPEiZQOgxpx543xybf5hSmE4JIr2fhL95MOzWMMGg5nRrwuvjm1dW78Gj2b0Vz-ITrWh0YujkAzxTicGXufFu0qVmc__13ZeBW5j_EKf7KwXvxQbK3J_dDobxoT-5RDm7qhlgcTUqvV1eGXpuuHDMmRnqvNoFTKv4W7gBIYY_RIX0zWUo9zftmpoLIeQIoNaHtz7ZrnyVdAyiZTN0VXNRwBG1LGKK4zzTzSOi7OzVI9im9BJ6V5w6id_kjeUNHhwvwuATp4T2CHgJgEdwVq7P-BBo0nJMpJgOBUDu9kdnvuKjUv3WtskKhNe9ognfQ40Btr6tKNl3oTQauJigWN7jpYIBLdIlNWGX1M9VczN0WDJyCwihlK5d3oq0D3PCtR5c-x2Q9ZhVHsDNpHEvER9Gh7HkDn8DUvrFCgjd9PijvcfwDPClN1fiT7mBOHuEkXaEZOfEsdViDFTpXvNLSJKTqgHc_2CqW27ykOyTTqfxLK4TmalY2tXZ9prSai_UEfI_my6ZdaXD4cw7M3cPBkieEmJYZlFkmJJSxWXg0MIclFQvriB5d1jA3n7K2kaGaybVsgltMwNck0IfFPwmn8IOc1wsXb1BXWaqNeova2kAc=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OwSDWG6kemNgvdbv3oVgqynmQfeME91jLVUUJUjfBBqnmf74NoUeNREvYq-xNsHcZ2pwWLoVeALWuvOHaTqjtg_2HTzvMCiOi9Yq1Aw0S_gp6qqs1MJMTxmOjYHN_eawyKgGC26d--zMDH3-inhCkR13VCjetfb_Fqa3qfHe6j_9Tw5p-WLKUgzxxjpf919i1Sc3X5MA8xtTxAw3E3Ol0rv1AgRG2mzaeQD0qiTwk9cLW0c4msz8oWx52tx_fsFVaVwFbEOJXGeNlMmZpgg_Uyn-9DkSpo2P_uZ1AcwiHh5PwRsKIn3ug2jzJW8oSJXW-Kc2_SUELDF--proPEdf7j67ZQcs8Ow0760lRP5Q9bpiw9MUy2FHDtMUECOzSmVFQDUDVMcxJYzwKMa3mb6u1U7Rs0YQuCZC8HkC8ICnqwrBC6KeWf02d2m8GwCjwt7hiJsETKRKIuQRcrQUZX9sYd4wMgNwWMZUSejTpk02NUVmCGuybBQCsIHuGvCKy6I17Bq9tI0eRYOTPoS7xeIDRxdu6iKyvydaT-IKm6onPRhQDj-hIlPmAHtsKotyhvkZMr9W7QHIu916U8R6kKEW_hhcjmg2FYCyXlTL_vlSD3kyPNhwotG4ueec9WV9OIveGcNyDIRgLf_WoHZcBwZF41YWyaFp7KlBJhLZS-M1mT2z2yS_ahziH11m18HOMTwW1g6b7_7-ORjiPLBIlagGSz_B6OhwHFVjszVQmeHU6ugJlyg=w919-h689-no)


Seems like this area saw a bit of rain

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bPUyDqTSA6YUcp6PLmO7_4cgYJhT6etUGVfh6gXX11l5ZjIoajcf0QopT-Ioij2aLLpxbbE_OIChuhT3hfQAPtEiBYuiEvFd0SpXbh6hJ4uY-I3UKvNKOE2ss12_JcNf_vj7FAUdR2bI-lcgmNFuLyqslAPXARWGMaoAzFAJu-K7QVNbDwjaRdxcIpuZny96R7lisD_4RcBnWr-yZO1TWhw4gtUFl6VUSb1jxDpF1BMhltVlmn6EA8V_VOtd9H9LrtAS9aYtoQaRoJ1DVNwxlopxA8vspWxV5JOhael8mg3cPruKPrGL5e6H1Oky0a6eyXAeqTwmCAQReqPLVQuegOu0v4qXcygI6f_zLSq7MP-SRKS7Co_SJhCbUMkd2EE6UvC1TSZz40r0-wtGpWdZ8Vg1m-47gHFRy5w2ThNi2XodUi4tZj2TN1kzR5hYba1A9_B5cFDvnRN4h4tJvcS8fwq-dBRMs55CvBAvhxgze53pVwrA_HHELGfq8lL79d-X5Y1wLJ6I8xEU_tBjuYyud6uchEdOahWiYLGcX1ZgkAbW7cvUKqAZCfM2RNdtUflpJyS8SeO9RIJ0vDkv3_ZQHyiL9EdCD-fLBYSFKIfKDC1cyymgSOosm9KXKTp3bQ0tFWNB2jCBp8LW8qmcUz38GQccJo81Ua9EyyG9C1PH0qw0wg6PPjPA6H1TIrVIWhJAPhthXZJ573fetpMMHFvOrBuhOZisbN4yAAJWlP9KRSZZ2D0=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WtjF0IkacVoJDzs1-4cLm7yj83nDam30AZ3bJL45EeJsnZ5JPe2Qckv9K5QvRlqswzPX0EeORS8Okxv6WunR_zIr6hO4AGfNDz0PP8Pi-3HcbcPqFbSJKDbQ8KnRGfgb48qnn-pc0rXYBJLCqRYAmKeboV8o8QMqjYd7-w7lNEfW4wPxkuNe_nx6ityE1HfCLlY_Waa9UbzNgD5bOwbkXnCFwhfuap6XiOrcqVlAQLxMbdIiUAWVeado-hGggNmAGT-6ABa1sHowWDEUch71pwthIZmtkGkCyAMwmRU-KtUsAtRLG14Dr77qQvY-NSd76bnEEzGT51ktXzjmXDHKrToITc-Qvv2dtDPhViv69fkwH80-cUMK2b8szFbd8oWoZJyzLXKTiJXgU48JoNH4gBUsyWz_Ng3Q2OOU8iRqzKsO-WoLMrzFpv7QXTwH8pmH4vJE_6eDd8N0ghivfaNfd6AFbq47l8cd3GmLCk2fXXmAs_-flYmcGuDBH-Gdo8oL-rwbhScGXQrWlAOCodtldBvQm_mD0GK5wE5CzxwiNGSmXEpAv_Epc8EwlZYBRTA4IeM7Ah1sFpZ10lbhalqv5tD2xKxUSBIQPmWvjFbuTpiBlmJsCFqp_bWpOvcbvxPbiwk04-LdnNkJteMHlet-EVHhBJLxQJvZ68sKnfGT0fRMZXl624akU_JoW7wMrH4CriWHycVh-Us_H22AcMSdLVeOWGy7JV8TP-Ex7xlAbKYq4f8=w919-h689-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tyrf076Dt1w7E_UzqwQOCp6KEOEhzeu-Gwc9yTgYKzxZqPRS3ld19SWk7VDwx2NlIOYH0ZQII4-eujsi6Xue_gihrm2FInUw_20SxOiEXlHmZOsB-btwqqT1SthTG_REn3WDQVFqekmKzwPGeSRBz83BtW8KTAJkLShF5LhS-GZNbpv9YB1mM1oA8m5CL51fEPnO1jguQHhyuvSvNRR_8swDe1-gbXDpWbDa-5_fmCuuJe2VGVMSq9PAT13PwwDJVqSZZ3XcEUoSX8yRopayEXHP5TYaxTBB2wP9UvDO6ajKsARJCWwgqBkeRwK0ptrtRlgcdmqtYUe_RpH9WHl-a0a2CXCrAzaHEB4-uaTMzrtwoeM6eld913h6sSSK_wDcNkiKBUogAAhs7fyapLS9--sQ9HQgd5b1CEdtoqKNdX-YsGFRIVRUjbwhpF7aVhi5K8q0PCIiQ7BULaxc5sTvb-853M0Bs71kPcmB--NUEog991ZE5mrwsDvIPCNmtUBQz8Y9vbElcBthrBJjUSL3T-punqtEncnq6Kav0P1GoQYWwjmrzY5TzXLjplxWocE9CjbDFpvkZ2j6iTaBT6W-1R8NvEqKt2_hny3cm4gFGG13xgG0GT3nMht5yCD-N-BDQSfQFLgEnQoNiD2Pj_2Xy7cpICeUx1bhzUdeMqjlNO7gi0hXfMdlgHVVOBmqO1bQBOIXHpLtK_3bsgVzJ4IBsw8yXIZvVI5kAlzupDVjzaYJSg4=w919-h689-no)


This isn't even the pleatau ridge; that is further to the left.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZjT_6nRqujw4bM1gm66RhWsQPD2h4kckRizQFiI00sEhGqp9ZER-aSIki44PSpbrHOka9lT1SrwwWpzrkMQkvprmQKVrJRW9njw9JFyoECdL1cHQNsLIlARBkHghFad-nOLzrf12G96QExFjxBnA4dzKmwN2F-WHlsTJLGpmrNHUCCEsutj0fB86pcVNJbhxlfnxkGxnbmRRbl5mv2C9zUC5XXmRf9jNAVchl5mD1KTrn6UQ8ErMq0IHDfPVYA9eRa2cdWadvqWYWSkWsrUa4ZX3MwMTcHj24jahhuIpzwwasnnLG-DteJVz_ZFnVKFlSxAQ7gLwgOZBIQhPa74AxD-ReocTW0eJhpFCQ5fdTsGTITTxvA0NaWl5CP5jsWWkIbsDvmy9fpkOyQy7pobC9KSXDWUcyJOkBmfcApXaNWLirTgN8BW_HU3ThvyZ3AOerXco2aw-ezcGUjm2Ae6JbtByYibKy-_T8vknW2bt8ouAU0UmPgH2S2smAaUNFXncBkKQle0gXjc0_rQp-4mlp658kj6Ss-ZmDeWShvTbyE4LBhqx142BuY6_5awI58SVWeml2EBgw758db8EcrAyn0-LdI3mWbF9emb5Hfp1yAsNhgyOG-3KEPTYHHZ3syV8vW3Rfm9J0TcShv5scJOVHubJE2R0KvTwKhBoyVRccopIajx4uqcbnuLTF9drbgl8ZFjMliVw3IFdx-0qmZ75hoq28iXovNUWBKSSf-_f3gblAzE=w919-h689-no)


Still, it feels like one is looking out onto forever. It is surprisingly green here, considering the drought over the Northern Cape.

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Time for another comfort break, due to my diligent intake of fluids. Throne with a view.

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After a detour of an additional 20km, I join the R356 again and turn towards Sutherland.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Crossed-up on October 20, 2019, 05:11:30 am
Beautiful road. I've never ridden that side of Sutherland. Some day...
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 20, 2019, 08:37:07 am
Beautiful road. I've never ridden that side of Sutherland. Some day...

It really is. Beats the boring R356 between Fraserburg and Sutherland by a mile! On the R356, the distance between Fraserburg and Sutherland is 100km. Rantepad adds a beautiful meandering 20kms to that distance.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Monkey#13 on October 20, 2019, 01:16:42 pm
What a journey! One can sense how thoroughly you enjoyed it - inspirational! Makes me want to get on the saddle and start riding in a general direction for a couple of days (or weeks) too. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: subie on October 20, 2019, 02:20:20 pm
Very nice RR.  :thumleft: :ricky:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 23, 2019, 12:40:08 pm
Day 13 (cont'd)

From the turn-off onto the R356 towards Sutherland, it is still a long way into the town itself. I keep my eye on the shiny observatory on a far off hilltop, which is surely for me the marker for the town, even though it's more than 10km away.  The road is wide and a bit marbly and rutty due to all the truck traffic, and not much fun. The only traffic I find is a few bakkies heading in the opposite direction. I wave a greeting, as is the custom in the "plattelandse" areas, and people wave back.

"Plattelands", meaning rural, literally translates as "flat lands" which is a bit of a misnomer, considering my current mountainous surrounds. Maybe it refers to the lack of high rises in the rural areas?

Sutherland is a beautiful tiny little town. The most time I've spent here was one night, arriving in the dark at 8 pm and leaving the next morning at abou 8 am. Usually I stop for fuel and then move on again. Today is no different. I note with approval that there is now two fuel stations on the road to Fraserburg, and make sure to fill up my tank.

Then I slowly ride through town, remembering my previous stay with two friends and a banged up knee. I was force fed a few Myprodol and ordered to go lie in a hot bath until I was less cranky, for fear I'd strangle the other friend, indignant Mr Fine-I'll-stay-in-the-guesthouse-but-only-coz-you-INSIST-on-paying. It was pay or murder, and I'm too pretty for jail.

It's not a long ride and soon I'm through town, foot on the rear brake and keen eyes peeled for the sign, and then -- there is it:

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The turn-off to untold wonders, a road I would not have considered riding by myself in my wildest dreams even 4 months ago. I maybe should have heeded my erstwhile caution.

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I recall slightly more traffic on this road, 2 or 3 vehicles travelling in the opposite direction, but as I travel further it becomes more deserted. I speed along at a confident 70kph, sitting and 'gooing' my hips, trying to steer Panther with my seat... a bit difficult when you sit in almost on the tank, but I manage slightly. I consider modifications I can make to improve the ergonomics of my bike, but there's not much I can do. I need a SD bike built on a scale of 0.9 to 1. How the tiny Taye Perry does it, racing those tall bikes, boggles the mind - her balance must be superb! :o

The vistas beguile the mind into a dream state, but the swoops and curves blip the adrenaline throttle unexpectedly.

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A blind rise flickers warning lights and I slam on all the breaks and come to a sliding stop: I was facing the opposite direction, yet I remember this place.

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I take the opportunity for a comfort break and a look around. The views are magnificent.

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Best bike in the my world :love10:

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The road falls away rather steeper than I remember, but it is as rocky and eroded as I recall. I metaphorically gird up my loins, thankful that my bladder is empty as there is a suspicious pressure in that vicinity.

Quickly I mount the Panther and push off before my body can realise my courage decided not to join us. I slowly wiggle around the first few hairpins and hurtle downwards in inexorable slow motion, uncomfortably fast but terrified to touch the clutch and lose engine braking.  The road evens out slightly and I come to a shaky halt. A quick kick confirms my suspicion: I'm in second gear.

I find myself in the wrong gear more often than I'd like to admit. Once on the move, it takes a firm kick to get Panther into first gear and I don't always manage. Added to this, the torquey Panther is waaaaayyyyyy too comfortable pulling away in second and even third gear, especially downhill; I often don't realise I'm not in first gear - as happened in this case - until I gear up.

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Up ahead, the road falls away again.

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Crawling the next even steeper downhill section, my body catches on that my courage went AWOL, and throws a wobbly. I start shaking. Panther promptly slides to the ground as I make an undignified dismount.

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I'm cross with myself, knowing it will take time to untie and then retie the pannier bag after lifting up the bike, and I'm barely halfway for the day. But the bike is lying at a steep angle. Hmmmmm, maybe.... Lord, I pray, please, I don't have time for the pannier bag. Please give me strength to lift the bike... I hunker down with my bike to Panther, grab the handlebar and the toolbag, and start to strain upwards. Panther begins to roll downhill and I lower him quickly, turning the air blue explosively before casting a repentant eye to the heavens.

I can't reach the gear leaver to check because Panther is lying on his left side, but there's no way he could be in gear, I self-talk. I bend down to my task again, and this time shift with Panther as he rolls forward another inch, then stands his ground as I lift him up slowly. I quake with adrenaline and exertion while Panther leans against my hip, singing jubilant praises to the heavens. Yaaay!  Then I manage to kick out the sidestand and take a breather.

The gravel road condition is always best where you take the photo... ::)

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I nervily get going again and ride the rest of the pass without incident. The road evens out as much as is possible in such a mountainous area and I can pretend that I'm racing the Tankwa Rally.  (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/PYRS0hC5Zm3rXrgCFpVasjb_9eGZTJT8DhCiBBBQxFZ3SpWYlFh4mYcNtB6uytd4L7kPNavaublUJRI3GCVVAR-wH5iV9txAXbQ0ULUaAHJYkAxdPRiwrm8GmDGU2_5-YCohKefdhN7ZHonQSreciB84TiWvRT1fhJHSwxHHUbeeaQmx5mVqt7Yt_eRiYngnGU1MCaFTi9j4rLJyf1y9hSsv5wurZEZTG9U7jV8j_jCZae4i7Dz4UQokMbWypxNYesJrJneGdMaMMCw7usmi8CzPXS0Wf9DZF32obkVahJ-BT931A0uvRYE_Th6x5OGI41ZZPOTYgX_oLXJF6HoZlL9fTn-u9VU2ij7YTddLfDvzJ588ravqvuCHhZ5rEL0SnECH8Vc-uD4NcVq1SNs8Ph3roTPmaMA9Mi7P1wjECc-VOZfjmRVqZR7XQfhwUJswn9hZCE9I7SXRYbbJUwBp_m1SNGvhhw00_yFujLUzwcb8bOS_hdUBL6W14xbYXSEsB2iJ7aZj2jl1zt6M9nwGU5UETXAaJeO82djwy3Er-_BuXskiN5P6CUIbHvlOOTWD-j7taAIslF2sjlvolFm1jrlYFiNFewoyAIxAeeTPuWIcjLwsh7TFEPzmoL7wlVFo-2jsWBcTlB6Mr8ZmJmPS0jzu_wG4L8quexf3MzKtxD7n4_dDMu_MFaeTSkEvfv4CDl_SQHv21IdAMsEyWFXAcpkcsJ82fRjT0skcX5trhXt4pKs=w919-h689-no)

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 23, 2019, 02:47:37 pm
 learning to change or patch a tube

While you cannot do it yet you might want to fill your tubes with some slime or Gatvol. That way you can at least pump it up if it is a small hole like wire or nail and reach the next town. Allways have a spare tube or two with you so that whoever fixes it have tubes because they are scarce in one horse towns.

Lekke RR. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 23, 2019, 04:54:08 pm
learning to change or patch a tube

While you cannot do it yet you might want to fill your tubes with some slime or Gatvol. That way you can at least pump it up if it is a small hole like wire or nail and reach the next town. Allways have a spare tube or two with you so that whoever fixes it have tubes because they are scarce in one horse towns.

Lekke RR. :thumleft:

Thanks Chris ;D

I've thought about slime or such, and will investigate. It's a good idea, because I do have a compressor. And I'm really NAFI about learning to change a tube...
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Xpat on October 23, 2019, 04:59:11 pm
learning to change or patch a tube

While you cannot do it yet you might want to fill your tubes with some slime or Gatvol. That way you can at least pump it up if it is a small hole like wire or nail and reach the next town. Allways have a spare tube or two with you so that whoever fixes it have tubes because they are scarce in one horse towns.

Lekke RR. :thumleft:

Thanks Chris ;D

I've thought about slime or such, and will investigate. It's a good idea, because I do have a compressor. And I'm really NAFI about learning to change a tube...

Except - if you do that, you cannot patch that tube anymore. So if the slime doesn't work (which it most time doesn't) that tube is a throwaway. So just make sure that once you have spare tube in you don't get another puncture or that you know how to patch it. Whatever you do - do not put slime into your last tube.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 23, 2019, 05:48:13 pm
Day 13 (cont'd)

Seeing the sign for the Tankwa Karoo National Park, I'm very tempted to deviate from my plan and ride through the park. Except I would miss Gannaga Pass because it's further up, and I would face 20km or so from the park gate to Skittery and Katbakkies Pass on the tyre- and soul-destroying R355.

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I pass the unassuming sign for the Apollo de Karoo and consider taking a look, but it is 10km from the turn-off to the camp and back. I decide to push on.

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I speed onwards until suddenly I hit ... TAR!  WHUT?!! >:(

I somehow missed a split in the road - I'm pretty sure I know where - and instead of reaching the R356 towards Ceres, I manage to connect with the R354 tar road from Sutherland through Verlatenkloof towards Matjiesfontein. :xxbah:

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Off course (female navigation - suspect, to say the least... ::) )

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It's only a few kilometres of tar to the turn-off onto the gravel R356, but it's a few kilometres of tar I could have avoided >:(

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Where I *should* have joined the R356

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With the unexpected detour, the route for today becomes about 405 km. I turn Panther's nose towards Ceres and wrench open the throttle. It occurs to me that, having ridden the R356 from Karoopoort to the turn-off towards Bike X Cape, and now heading the same way from Sutherland side, I will in effect have ridden the R356 from end to end.

I'd ridden the R356 from end to end once before, from the Ceres side, last year on my way to Loxton for the Kaokoland tour. That did not go so well for me, and I guess that's why I remember so little of the road I'm now riding in reverse. It feels endless, and the beautiful mountains I ride over are completely new to me. Maybe last year I had bumped my head harder than I thought? It is a thrill to explore this "new" route.

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In the distance, that little horn or knob sticking out in from the mountain to the left, Hangklip (why are they all called "Hangklip"?) is etched in my mind as the "funny" rock extrusion that caught my eye before my fall in 2018, and now serves to show that the turn-off towards Tankwa Padstal and the R355 is at last approaching. It must be pretty close to the middle of the R356.

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Soon enough I reach the turn-off and head towards Tankwa Padstal, where I stop and ask whether they stock energy drinks. They have an energy drink for me, but the wifi, and therefore all electronic payment devices, are on the frits. They can't use my card for  payment, and I don't have enough cash. The new lady behind the bar very graciously tells me not to worry about it. I can pay another time. I will be sure to stop there again, and in the meantime they have my everlasting gratitude.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 23, 2019, 06:15:12 pm
learning to change or patch a tube

While you cannot do it yet you might want to fill your tubes with some slime or Gatvol. That way you can at least pump it up if it is a small hole like wire or nail and reach the next town. Allways have a spare tube or two with you so that whoever fixes it have tubes because they are scarce in one horse towns.

Lekke RR. :thumleft:

Thanks Chris ;D

I've thought about slime or such, and will investigate. It's a good idea, because I do have a compressor. And I'm really NAFI about learning to change a tube...

Except - if you do that, you cannot patch that tube anymore. So if the slime doesn't work (which it most time doesn't) that tube is a throwaway. So just make sure that once you have spare tube in you don't get another puncture or that you know how to patch it. Whatever you do - do not put slime into your last tube.

Yes, this is what I've heard too. I'll go read up some more. I usually carry spare tubes for both tyres, but didn't really have an opportunity to ask Siya to patch up my old tube and give it back to me.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 25, 2019, 11:45:25 pm
Day 13 (cont'd)

From Tankwa Padstal it's a sho't right to Skittery and Katbakkies Passes - which is, as always, too short - and too soon I reach the t-junction where I take another right towards Cederberg Oasis.

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A little piece of Eden virtually on my doorstep: only a few hours' riding away on some awesome gravel roads, as easy or as exciting a ride as I'd like to make it. (I have some plans to switch it up a bit ;D)

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I arrive at Cederberg Oasis to luxury accommodation - a double bed! And with the camp almost empty, I have the ablutions to myself as well. Luxury indeed! It is a hot and muggy day, and my riding kit is soon drying on the tent lines. I really should investigate some lighter MX or enduro-style gear.

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I unbend and unpack and then go off in search of Gerrit and some refreshment, not necessarily in that order. I find Gerrit chatting to a neighbour who brought his young family on an outing. I passed some of their farms on the way, and the neighbour very neighbourly offers to share his gate codes with me if I want to ride through his property. Hmmm, I wonder if he'll remember the offer when he's sobered up a bit? Sounds like it could be a fun ride.

Gerrit is looking great after his hip replacement operation earlier the year. He is walking without walking aids, and invites me to go quad riding with him the next day. I'm not a quad fan but a ride is a ride, and he's keen to show me some areas where I'll not be able to go.

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I go to sleep with the wind grabbing at the tent flaps. During the night, I hear some soft rainfall. What a glorious sound! Nothing better than lying in the tent that's not leaky, listening to the rain pattering on it.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 26, 2019, 03:01:10 am
Day 14

I lie in bed for a long time. My oats-and-berries/raisins breakfast is soaking, and I know the coffee is brewing in the restaurant. When I finally rise and try to shine, it is late morning. The clouds are threatening more rain, and people are fleeing Oasis like rats from a sinking ship. I have the going-home-blues, or, more accurately, the I-don't-wanna-go-home-blues. I feel quite melancholy at the thought of saddling up Panther tomorrow for the last time and wander around, moping.

I notice some new arrivals, and perk up slightly:

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I go in search of the owners of these sexy bikes and find them waiting for lunch. I hear their foreign conversation and leave them in peace, but while I stand outside taking photo's, the lady also walks out, and we start chatting. Their lunch arrives and she invites me to join them. They are Martin (Tiny) and Xenia, aka @XT Adventures, a young couple from Switzerland who are riding around the world on their Yamaha XT660Z and R respectively. They thought of staying in the Cederberg, but need work done on their rims. They are riding to Cape Town today, and will probably stay there for a week.

We talk about bikes, their X and R in particular, their adventures in SA, their adventures elsewhere, and other things, quickly frisking any topic that accidentally strays near the conversation. While we chat, a few big raindrops clatter on the tin roof. Martin and Xenia finish their lunch and hurriedly kit up - they are going to make a dash for Cape Town before the rain comes down in force. Their kit is waterproof, and it seems like the weather is travelling in the opposite direction to where they are riding. I later see their photo's on Facebook showing so much hail it looks like snow. They were caught in a proper hail storm and had to wait it out at Mount Ceder.

Very interesting and friendly couple.

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They give me one of their XT Adventures stickers, and I stick it on the fridge door at Oasis for them and for Gerrit.

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Apparently Tinu also rides on a flat tyre until he can find someone to fix it for him. I don't feel so bad about not knowing how to change a tube anymore :biggrin:  But then, they also once fixed a tyre so threadbare it was splitting, by heating a needle and "sewing" up the tyre (sorry, can't remember with what, steel thread? Nylon?). Seems the solution gave the tyre the ghost of a new lease on life.

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 26, 2019, 03:01:50 am
Day 14 (cont'd)

Soon after they leave, the rain starts to bucket down, and then hail starts to bounce around.  We simply stand there taking in this wonderful sight.

I mention to Gerrit that this is perfect weather for pancakes. He agrees and enquires hopefully, but his womenfolk are unwilling/unable to make any. I am stunned to hear my voice offering to bake the pancakes. I am even more stunned at my confidence. Memory threads an ancient, stuttering reel: the juggling of pans of different sizes and materials to turn rapidly blackening pancakes; the old stove whose hot plates, no matter how carefully tuned, never quite synchronised. The added urgency of a dislodged "vatlappie" around a hot handle. The fight to claim a "flop".

I can bake pancakes! And very well too, thanks to exhausted parents willing to eat anything for dinner they didn't have to make, and resourceful children who grabbed a cinnamon sugar sprinkled opportunity when it came along.

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When the hail eventually stops, we hear Jacques' excited voice, and rush through the rain to view an amazing sight, incidentally right behind my tent.

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Gerrit invites me along in the bakkie to go look whether there is any damage to the newly repaired road. We first head to the bottom, and note that quite a bit of the road is washed a way. Gerrit navigates carefully, but suddenly the front right wheel sinks into a deep hole and the bakkie lurches violently. My forehead painfully rearranges the rear view mirror's angle, but no visible damage is done to mirror or head, and we carry on slowly. The streams of water is beautiful to see. We turn around and go look at the stream crossing the road just above Oasis. It did a bit more damage.

While we stand watching the flood of water, people arrive on the other side. They'd left Oasis earlier, but turned back for some reason. They then left for Clanwilliam, and we didn't see them again.

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I am still sending people photo's of the floods when Gerrit tells me they found two packets of pancake mix, and I remember my earlier offer. I dutifully head to the kitchen, where Gerrit's daughter is proudly whisking the thick mixture.  I look at the single smallish pan, thinking sadly of my three-pan glory days. Ah well. I ask for a jug of water, and thin the mixture to the consistency of butternut soup. I ready the pan with a bit of oil, and apply myself to this self-appointed task.

Eventually Gerrit calls his daughter. He wants her to join him in a ride up river on the quads. I glance after them longingly, then focus on the business of baking thin, even brown pancakes, and mourning the end of my vacation.

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It feels like an eternity until Gerrit returns at dusk. They rode about 10kms along the road before turning back, and the condition doesn't look good. He is astonished to find me still baking pancakes. It is slow going with the single pan, and he feels bad for not giving me more pans. I shrug my shoulders, throwing the last mix into the pan. It's done now.

By now I've lost my appetite for pancakes, and only eat two. Gerrit and Jacques polish off the lion's share, and Gerrit shares a story of his mother getting caught in a similar situation, working all day to bake for all the guests something she had made one or two friends as a favour. The pancakes are a real treat though, and he considers adding it to the menu.

Gerrit and I chat a while and Chantelle walks in. Gerrit tells her about the pancakes and she quickly disappears into the kitchen for "one or two". When she returns, she wears a Cheshire cat grin: she'd finished off all the pancakes. I'm glad that she enjoyed them, and that I could make a small contribution.

I head out to my tent, feeling a bit better. Tomorrow might be the last day of my holiday, but I still have the ride home to look forward to, and it doesn't have to be the shortest route :ricky:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: VaalBaas on October 26, 2019, 07:51:14 am
Begin nou self hartseer voel dat die trippie op n einde kom, maar sien uit na die kuiertjie :lol8:

Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 26, 2019, 12:26:45 pm
Begin nou self hartseer voel dat die trippie op n einde kom, maar sien uit na die kuiertjie :lol8:

:biggrin:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 26, 2019, 02:21:09 pm
Day 15

The final day of my vacation arrives, and instead of being at home, relaxed and gently gearing up for going back to work, I am instead still a day's ride away. I'm awake and up surprisingly early, clearing out my lux accommodation and reorganising, once again, my luggage.

I don't know whether I mentioned before, and I'm too lazy to scan my whole report, so I'll mention it again. If I'm repeating myself, feel free to skip ahead. :deal:

My pannier bags and racks are very convenient for spreading and lowering the weight of my load, but usually, mostly for reasons of easy access, I put the bulk of my stuff in a back on the luggage rack. The pannier bags have no removable inner bags, so I used to tie and untie the entire, usually overstuffed, system every night on previous trips, or unpack every item and cart it around as needed. This was less than ideal, and I decided to find a better way.

On my June trip, I had managed to stop myself from overstuffing my pannier bags, leaving the top 5th free for shoving in a sweat shirt or few bottles of water, but I feel this can still be improved on.

A quick trip to the supermarket camping section yields some inexpensive beverage cooler bags, sturdily made and of promising dimensions. In the one I pack a few clothing items, and in the other, my cozzie, nighties and other unmentionables. A smaller square bag contains my myriad meds, potions and toiletries. At each stop, I simply yank these cooler bags from my pannier bags, and I'm ready for the night. Shoes and food items are shoved in around these bags and removed as/when needed. The pannier bags remain on the frames, and I loosen and tighten the tie downs as needed.

I move my tool bag, arguably the heaviest item on the bike after my fluffy self, to rest on the seat right behind me, with the bag, tent and tent mattress tied behind it. The tool bag provides resting place for the water heavy backpack I always wear. The bag was still stuffed, but now with bulky but light items, such as a thick jacket, a down sleeping bag, small polar fleece blank, a pillow, etc.

Now, instead of sumo wrestling the pannier bags with their too-short tie-downs back onto the racks, I do a Tetris tussle, trying to fit various loose items in next to cooler bags. Losing costs a zip handle, and by the end of the trip I'm yanking on a few finger chowing zip ties. Overstuffing a pannier bag causes less strain on the zips than trying to close it on a weirdly shaped object which distorts one half of the zip. Who knew. Packing nirvana almost attained :color:

On this trip my poor camera also threatens to give up the ghost, the lens groaning most distressingly when expanding or retracting, image shaking while it fails to find focus. Despite a hard life on my handlebar, it still serves me faithfully and I promise it some well-deserved R&R.

While I do the f-strap fandango, a lady camping nearby wanders over for a chat. Gerrit pointed them out to me the previous night. The couple seem to be near retirement age, and spend their days travelling all over. The lady drives a camper kombi bus of some sort, and the gent, a tall, slender man, rides a motorbike. It seems he goes on ahead, riding around and scouting affordable camping locations with WiFi from which he can work as a consultant in IT, and then calls the lady to join him. They then camp there for a few days, or longer, and then move on.
 
A friend is currently touring South America on his KTM1050, but he is a gastro-tourist like Xpat and mostly stays in AirBnBs, only camping under duress.  These two are truly digital nomads, riding and driving around with everything they own or need in the van. They have been camping here for 3 days now. She tells me about the varying camping costs in various towns, and that a monthly rate is often cheaper than a daily or weekly camping rate in many places, and how they move around with the seasons. I listen in open-mouthed fascination to the lifestyle she describes.

After my breakfast, washing up and repacking, I am almost ready to go. I do a few calculations and ask Gerrit for a bit of fuel, which he cheerfully sells me. He has been checking around, and tells me I won't be able to exit via Op Die Berg, but will have to ride towards Algeria. I don't mind, I haven't ridden that route in some time, but I'll miss out on the Winkelhaak Rd which I was keen to ride again. I also miss out on the lekker Truitjieskraal road to Kromrivier as it is damaged and closed.

Gerrit advises me to avoid Winkelhaak rd in future. Apparently a farmer of a property the route goes through, has put a few buffalo in a camp to dissuade trespassing. Riding through there could become unexpectedly interesting. Sad, but ah well. There is still DroŽkloof to challenge, and there's a very enticing little cottage next to a lake, a few kilometres along in Kareekloof Conservancy.

It is a beautiful day for riding and I head out eagerly. I might be going home, but true to form I haven't yet fixed on the route to ride beyond Algieria.

Gerrit comes to wave me off.

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The road heading up the hill towards Algieria doesn't look great.

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I head in yet another new direction. Fun times!

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The road was scraped recently - looks and feels great to ride.

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I've forgotten how amazing the views can be ...  :o :drif: :drif: :drif:

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Choices, choices... I decide to head to Citrusdal. I have to fuel up at some point.

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More than one way to skin a cat reach Citrusdal 8)

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My zip tie handles

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Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 26, 2019, 08:38:10 pm
Day 15 (cont'd)

I reach Citrusdal and ride through town looking for a fuel station. While I fill up, I remember a previous ride through here. A few years ago I had booked and paid for Oasis Spitbraai for two people, but for some reason found myself with extra paid reservation in hand. I advertised the extra ticket, asking whoever took it whether I could tag along with them to Oasis. I thought I'd be OK to reach Oasis alone, but was a bit nervous to ride it by myself then.

@hje  took over the ticket from me, inviting me to ride along, and we rode to Citrusdal and over the pass towards Op Die Berg, a new route for me. We became friends and although we didn't have an opportunity to ride together again, remained in contact until his untimely death. Those of you who had met or dealt with @hje might understand the sweet melancholy that suffuses me, for my good fortune in having known him, and the void left by his sudden death. On impulse I decide to ride the route to Op Die Berg we rode that day, in his memory, as I wasn't able at the time to attend his funeral.

The road heads out the back of Citrusdal and then makes a long sweeping turn to the right, climbing a bit and while Panther growls on, I look around, remembering. Sections of the road has been tarred since then, and other sections were newly scraped, causing a few quicksteps with Panther. We take it in our stride. We have gotten to know each other this trip, from a deceptively slow, delicate tango over the rocks, to lovely waltzes along swooping and curving gravel roads, to quick foxtrots over sudden marbles. I am proud of my humble, willing, sure-footed partner.

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I ride the gravel roads, Henry's spirit patiently trailing me on the electric blue KLE500, drifting and playing to keep boredom at bay.  At Op Die Berg, the phantom KLE turns towards Cederberg Oasis while I carry on towards Ceres. Go well, Henry.

Next, I face a small challenge. Between me and Ceres, there lies a pass. Gydo Pass. I'd sooner shred my tyres on the R355 than ride Gydo Pass, but sometimes it can't be avoided. Approaching from the top is easier, but I still find my eyes searching out the corner where I dented my confidence and a VW Jetta. By grace there weren't any trucks thundering down at that moment or I'd be a smear of strawberry jam. Ugh.

Then I crawl through a busy Prins Alfred Hamlet and then Ceres. I'd like a comfort and coffee break, but none of the places in Ceres grab my fancy, and I head over Mitchell's Pass. At the bottom of Mitchell's Pass, I'm still weighing my options: over Bainskloof, or through Slanghoek Valley and over Du Toitskloof? Meh, both have too much tar.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 26, 2019, 09:59:31 pm
Day 15 (cont'd)

Inspiration strikes: I've long wanted to pop into Gouda to see @VaalBaas and Vaalnoi for a catch-up, and sommer buy some of his great chili bites, but usually  time or opportunity lacks. Today is a good day. As I pass Wolseley towards Nuwekloof, another inspiration strikes. I stop and activate MapOut to see whether there's a way to connect from Wolseley to the old Nuwekloof pass that runs along the left hand side of the kloof. Things look promising, and I turn left into Wolseley.

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Breathtaking vistas open up as I head out onto a smooth gravel road. I realise I'd ridden this road before. On the few WhatsApp groups for riding I'm on, most people want to ride on Sundays. I don't ride on Sundays because I'm in my church's worship team and I really enjoy it. Once, I took the initiative and asked for a Saturday ride. @Robin Brown, legend that he is, immediately stepped up with a great day route that eventually lead through Kareekloof Conservancy. It was on this ride I met Hanneli Zondach for the first time and amongst other great roads, we had turned onto this road but from the other side, just through Nuwekloof pass.

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Near the end of my lekker route I start looking for the road that should connect to the old Nuwekloof Pass road, but to my disgust, the road ends at the tall locked double gates of a commercial property. I sigh in defeat and turn Panther around, join up with the Nuwekloof Pass and turn left towards Gouda. As I swing along the tarred Nuwekloof pass, I enviously eye the old tarred pass running along the opposite bank of the river, just below the train tracks. I'll ride it yet, even if only up to the gate and back to the new road. Who knows, maybe I can find a way through from this side.

The ubiquitous stop-'n-go at the 3-way stop just beyond Nuwekloof must by now be part of the Gouda landscape. It's been there ever since I can remember, and I wonder whether it will ever be dismantled. There is more traffic than I would expect on a Monday, but I soon leave it behind when I turn right towards Gouda, and then left onto the gravel road after the bridge (iirc). 

Soon I come to a stop outside @VaalBaas' butchery, a squat building with a smallish door. I push into the sudden dimness from the bright sunshine outside, and take off my helmet to greet @VaalBaas, a tall Dutch Dr Frankenstein with a cleaver. He is a lovely person with a dry sense of humour. I quietly stand to one side, enjoying his compassionate interactions with the local populace coming in to look for a small affordable piece of mutton, pig, Walkie Talkies, and such.

When he's done, I place my order for chili bites, lots of, and add a few black molasses Wilson toffees for good measure. Wilson toffees have claimed a tooth or so through the years, but I still insist on testing the strength of the remainder when the opportunity arises, and Vaalbaas' toffee prices is an opportunity not to be ignored. I ask about developments out back and his eyes sparkle. He calls Vaalnoi to keep an eye on the shop, then takes me through to see what he has been doing.

@VaalBaas has been a busy man.

My chin drops slackly when I notice how crowded the once spacious courtyard has become. The guest / B&B rooms seem to be complete. The bar seems to have swallowed what used to be the bike and workshop area, and across from it arose what looks like an airy, tall, modern, glass-fronted industrial warehouse. It is, sort of. It houses a beautiful motorbike collection, and Vaalbaas mentions more bikes and more developments. Dutch Dr Frankenstein indeed, presiding over his Frankenyard. I cannot wait for what is to come - watch this space!! :biggrin:

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The bar now sports a sports room, complete with pool table and queues lined up like fishing rods.

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... and more bikes. :drif:

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I walk through with goggling eyes, masticating my spicy chilli bites thoughtfully. With sudden guilt I realise I'm eating alone, and offer some to Vaalbaas. He laughs and refuses, reminding me he has more than enough, thank you. I don't know what's coming next for this space, but I would love to be here when it happens. There are guest rooms after all, and Gouda is not that far away.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 27, 2019, 03:26:44 pm
Day 15 (cont'd)

I lean against the counter for a while, happily chewing my chilli bites and listening to Vaalbaas and Vaalnoi's stories about the rides they used to do - as far as Baviaanskloof over a weekend :o  Life got busy, and there isn't much time left for riding. Vaalbaas, who knows all the gravel roads around here and probably much wider, explains how I can reach Du Vlei from Gouda. At Du Vlei I can take the Porseleinberg Rd, which goes all the way to Wellington. I thank them, don the protective gear, shove a few short chilli sticks into my pockets, and get going again.

The road is exactly as Vaalbaas explained it except despite having to only turn twice, I still manage to miss a turn and end up in someone's yard. The yard is wide though and before anyone can notice, I'm turned and out like a shot. I reach Du Vlei, where there's another stop-'n-go but without traffic, I just get waived through, and then I'm on the Porseleinberg Rd. The sun is sinking, Panther hits his stride and I'm feeling mellow, shoving a chilli bite under the helmet awkwardly now and then.


The other end of the Porseleinberg Road is called Haaskraal Road.

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Last of the gravel for now :'(

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/PiDmwb00qyr7lP7Kz42qaxQ7o_ovYWam42D9OnxDb4pdt4NXUjOxmObXisgqaUy5kp8Hm5YkUcu9Bivde-FwRVZc89q5I1EsCIVYGOxe-GJOdT6EBI6P8eoZVd4KjDo2L7y2u_mIf2UCnousexPSenXDEF_pvpXmNBvScLQ0Cdy6SAgiL270yOJnHtwQLtAzVf7niNRU-LZXcPQmUmR01o3JumCfm0HOg0DcgXI09bt2XD90GNKz-wJumlX6YujwsSN7dXjDTelSIU33VCZTMhPfg8bwvsySMwy96ep9kT_N36QUDJ5IOEcLVqqNIQfIoGrZVz4g36eQNhyjyMbXmpS6xzAMImgkUGi4RcCvLn4ivwwNTF9su26G5DNhUelgZaKLsJUrYbOPAWSCTfBPR2pMF0tWyZy8888iZ97yLUoA1i_7AQmiQ_rqrnlUM8WVeQhexyoUqBtV_3ttLbQO6NqDZ86YXj6uq_Xws4WZ2iCgKsYQ23klHF-AlPle-2ISL_y1myIJEgThuHvIBX_H0CKus709mWTdllhnfSQ8MasbWJKJzPKFIj-hd_2ndI85JjNd7xt3BKQHt5wIx5WZ34bbikIA9KNpm9An_etfr732eyB64Ob6l9p0rIJmCvMQ_b1-cTallBKaVMRoy8lOgEjvADBNfyRUd4Gqna-ITIm8zzEfxqGzUjVKUPCdQxTD7-qEml0Ce6Kz262QXRMH8vu0DKR4q4nQ_kEse1Q7j-PoWgo=w919-h689-no)


I reach the outskirts of Wellington, and in front of me is another motorbiker on probably a BMW or some other biggish bike. For sports I give chase and manage to catch up a bit. When he turns left towards Wellington I unthinkingly follow, but catch myself at the next intersection, and find a place to turn around.

Then it's the long slog on the R44 towards Stellenbosch. Thanks to Vaalbaas though, now it is only 60km of tar, but with all the cars racing past, already I long to be back on gravel. I ride close to the yellow line so motorists can pass easily.  I reach home safely and my cousin's dogs welcome me with more restraint than they did when I was away for 2 weeks for work, a month ago. Clearly I'm not to be trusted to remain in one spot for long.

I cannot wait for my next long ride :drif:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Crossed-up on October 27, 2019, 06:17:49 pm
My! You do write a splendid report. Thank you.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 27, 2019, 06:26:54 pm
My! You do write a splendid report. Thank you.

Ah but it was such a splendid ride. Thank you, and I hope to see you soon.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Roxtar on October 28, 2019, 02:52:14 pm
Most enjoyable read thanks Ri, you put in lots of effort and it feels like I was riding with you  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 28, 2019, 05:35:52 pm
Quite a compliment - thank you! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Geel Kat on October 28, 2019, 05:40:27 pm
Dankie Ri!
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: VaalBaas on October 28, 2019, 06:40:37 pm
Thanks Ri. Nice to see the pictures of this project of mine. Sometimes I also have to sit back and enjoy the views. When you.re in it the dream becomes work, but there will be and end :ricky: :deal:

Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 28, 2019, 06:52:12 pm
Dankie vir die lekker kuier RR Ri. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Geel Kat on October 28, 2019, 07:43:06 pm
My! You do write a splendid report. Thank you.

Another WD friend not seen in a while  :-[

Thank goodness for reports like these, at least we still notice each other around.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 28, 2019, 08:01:10 pm
My! You do write a splendid report. Thank you.

Another WD friend not seen in a while  :-[

Thank goodness for reports like these, at least we still notice each other around.

I enjoy meeting new WDs. Met @Jacobsroodt today - a very pleasant and patient person with lots of advice :thumleft:

And @Crossed-up hangs out here (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=109353.0) now :biggrin:  Once my trailer is patched and ready, I might just join them one Sunday.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Geel Kat on October 28, 2019, 08:16:11 pm
My! You do write a splendid report. Thank you.

Another WD friend not seen in a while  :-[

Thank goodness for reports like these, at least we still notice each other around.

I enjoy meeting new WDs. Met @Jacobsroodt today - a very pleasant and patient person with lots of advice :thumleft:

And @Crossed-up hangs out here (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=109353.0) now :biggrin:  Once my trailer is patched and ready, I might just join them one Sunday.

I know that thread, I started it  :)

The two people most passionate about the quarry and tracks... Crossed-up and Dogmatix... at some point I also played there a bit.

Anyway, back to your ride report... thank you again.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Crossed-up on October 28, 2019, 09:44:20 pm
Hello @Geel Kat. I think we'll have to have another end-of-year gathering and invite Ri along for the occasion. She's been promising to join us for so long ...
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Geel Kat on October 29, 2019, 07:33:57 am
Hello @Geel Kat. I think we'll have to have another end-of-year gathering and invite Ri along for the occasion. She's been promising to join us for so long ...

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: the ruffian on October 29, 2019, 09:03:43 am
As usual, Ri, your detailing of the physical actualities of your ride is impressive, but it is your understated presentation of the emotionality of your ride that is most compelling: in particular I love your nuanced evocation of the memory of Henry.

Readers be warned: The story Ri tells herself (and you) of her riding ability is not to be trusted. Having done a long ride with her before, she is much more competent and accomplished than she makes herself out to be... And in her solo modality, as inappropriate as the metaphor may be, she has a serious set of stones...
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: punisher on October 29, 2019, 10:49:29 am
thanks Ri , FANTASTIC ADVENTURE , THANKS FOR SHARING
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 29, 2019, 10:58:36 am
And in her solo modality, as inappropriate as the metaphor may be, she has a serious set of balls...

Is that what you meant!!? :peepwall: ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 29, 2019, 12:11:52 pm
As usual, Ri, your detailing of the physical actualities of your ride is impressive, but it is your understated presentation of the emotionality of your ride that is most compelling: in particular I love your nuanced evocation of the memory of Henry.

Readers be warned: The story Ri tells herself (and you) of her riding ability is not to be trusted. Having done a long ride with her before, she is much more competent and accomplished than she makes herself out to be... And in her solo modality, as inappropriate as the metaphor may be, she has a serious set of stones...

Thanks Ruffian, very kind words indeed. The Henry ride was bittersweet. I still want to cry for the loss, he was an exceptional human being.

It was in great part thanks to our ride that I had the confidence to head out on my own. I started to believe I might not be as bad a rider as I thought :imaposer:


And in her solo modality, as inappropriate as the metaphor may be, she has a serious set of balls...

Is that what you meant!!? :peepwall: ;) :lol8:

 :laughing4: :lol8:
"... Be a man!" (Russell Peters, one of my favourite comedians)
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Jacobsroodt on October 29, 2019, 01:34:51 pm
My! You do write a splendid report. Thank you.

Another WD friend not seen in a while  :-[

Thank goodness for reports like these, at least we still notice each other around.

I enjoy meeting new WDs. Met @Jacobsroodt today - a very pleasant and patient person with lots of advice :thumleft:

And @Crossed-up hangs out here (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=109353.0) now :biggrin:  Once my trailer is patched and ready, I might just join them one Sunday.

It was good meeting you as well Ri! It took a moment to make the connection, but Ri on the forum with her DR650 is a legend☺
Best of luck with the trailer. I used Rust Remover from Midas to remove rust on my trailer, and then gave it 2 coats of RustStop RX100 to stop it from rusting again.

Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 29, 2019, 06:41:40 pm
I enjoy meeting new WDs. Met @Jacobsroodt today - a very pleasant and patient person with lots of advice :thumleft:

And @Crossed-up hangs out here (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=109353.0) now :biggrin:  Once my trailer is patched and ready, I might just join them one Sunday.

It was good meeting you as well Ri! It took a moment to make the connection, but Ri on the forum with her DR650 is a legend☺
Best of luck with the trailer. I used Rust Remover from Midas to remove rust on my trailer, and then gave it 2 coats of RustStop RX100 to stop it from rusting again.

Legend? Think you might be overstating... but thanks (*blushing*)

I couldn't find Rust Remover so I bought some "America's best-selling" rust remover stuff I found. I hope it is effective. Looking forward to the end result. Thank you for all your advice and help :)
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 03:11:24 am
Another fantastic Riport

Thank you for spending countless hours sharing your ride.
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 30, 2019, 07:29:50 am
Another fantastic Riport

Thank you for spending countless hours sharing your ride.

I see what you did there :laughing4:

Thank you kindly, Sir, glad you enjoyed :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Mr Zog on October 31, 2019, 02:42:59 am
Thank you Ri  :thumleft:

It truly felt like I was riding along.

I really do miss the beautiful scenery of SA  :'(
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: ButtSlider on October 31, 2019, 12:30:10 pm
Thank you Riana. Great RR once again.  :sip:

Just to add what was said before. . . . . .I could have saved you a lot of time to tell you about how good your riding skills are, after our 31st Dec ride last year.  :ricky:  You are a very respected Dog.  :thumleft:

Well done Ri.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Ri on October 31, 2019, 02:52:36 pm
Thank you Riana. Great RR once again.  :sip:

Just to add what was said before. . . . . .I could have saved you a lot of time to tell you about how good your riding skills are, after our 31st Dec ride last year.  :ricky:  You are a very respected Dog.  :thumleft:

Well done Ri.  :biggrin:

Attaquas was hairy, and you were doing it with a pillion...!!  So, thank you for the kind feedback @ButtSlider :redface: :toothy6:

I watch others sliding their bikes around in unnerving ways, riding at high speed. seeming to be always into control, and I'm nowhere near that. But I'll get there in time, and stop comparing myself in the meantime :biggrin: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tankwa Trek (16 - 30 Sept 2019): Oh I don't know where I'm going
Post by: Lem on November 08, 2019, 09:58:59 am
Jislaaik, maar jyt n stuk aarde gecover in hierdie trip (en darem nie te veel gekoop ook nie  ;). Baie plekke en paaie gesien op jou report wat ek beslis in my toekomstige trips gaan insluit.  :thumleft:

Baie dankie vir die deeglike verslag.

Ek het 'n week gelede so halfpad gelees en vanoggend gaan koffie maak vir die res  :thumleft: