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Title: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 07, 2021, 04:06:37 pm
It's been a while now that I have noticed the fences of our small farm is squeezing down on me!!! I had to get out the gate for a while. Told the powers in charge of me I would not be here the following week. Her answer was " who is going to ride with you?" My answer was I thought Me, Myself and I is enough people to ride with me!! ;) :lol8:
It seems "we" were enough people so I got handed my pass card!! I was  not allowed to pack my camping gear, eish this woman knows me too well!!! ;) ;D :lol8:
The saterday I wanted to leave there was a very strong westerly wind blowing and rain the whole day. Sidecars and wind are not friends unless it is from behind and this wind would have been slap bam head on!!

Sunday I got to leave ready and packed!! :thumleft:
Only stopped for fuel twice and once before Gouda for a leak.
Had a great visit at the mayor of Gouda and his misses VaalBaas and VaalNooi. Arrived late afternoon on JJR's farm north of Porterville. We went for a drive to look at his wheat harvest, he started his sunday afternoon drive vehicle for me his 19voertsek Allis-Chalmers perfectly restored and starts on the first swing!! :drif: :drif:
He even has a couple of kameeldoring trees on his farm for sure something rare in this area!!!! :thumleft:
A braai was on the cards and his grilled bread found my special place on my tongue twice!! :thumleft: :drif: :drif: :drif:



Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: woody1 on November 07, 2021, 04:20:45 pm
 :ricky: nou ja ek ry virtueel saam. Gooi die res
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 07, 2021, 04:26:35 pm
Monday morning I was woken up by one of the dogs, my favorite one of the bunch SPCA special!! :thumleft:
I was in no hurry went with to take the one combine front to where it is needed pulled out the platsnyer so it can be pulled to another farm and then coffee and a rusk and got on a shortcut dirt road to Piketberg. Stopped at a friends place of work,but he was out to a field service for the day. Called him up and was instructed to not pass him by where he is at the farm next to Leopoldville. Rode/drove what does one do with a sidecar? :-\
Rode along the Verlorenvlei which is full after good rains this winter. Stopped at where my friend is working for the day and sat there on the bike and chatted for an hour and a half!! It was a good visit. Just after Leopoldville I had to have a snack on my way to Lambertsbay.
One of the visits I had to do on this trip was to visit a brother and sister in the old age home. They are both in the sickbay. I was so happy when I was allowed in with all the covid rules or maybe the matron saw me on my crutches and thought aaaaah another paying customer!!! ;) ;D :lol8:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Noneking on November 07, 2021, 04:51:08 pm
Lekker Chris!
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Post by: JustBendIt on November 07, 2021, 05:11:02 pm
Great to see you are still riding ...last saw you on a bike at the Nam Bash many moons ago
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: GravelFox on November 07, 2021, 07:23:17 pm
Nice riding Chris. Good still seeing you out on the bike.


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Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Crossed-up on November 07, 2021, 07:50:15 pm
Thanks for the RR. Look forward to the rest of your trip.

Good to see you out and about.
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Dutchman81 on November 07, 2021, 07:57:41 pm
Ai oom, lekker om n RR van oom te lees, lyk baie mooi, ek ry saam...

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Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 07, 2021, 08:29:28 pm
Riding away from Lambertsbay I felt I did good today!! The old people really enjoyed the visit and I was asked to please come again. :thumleft:
Took the dirtroad to Doringbay , then Strandfontein and then my friends farm just before Lutzville. We have not seen each other since 2015 and we had a lot to catch up although we speak over the phone almost weekly.


Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Vis Arend on November 08, 2021, 06:33:53 am
Te lekker Chris, hoor sommer jy het die trip geniet, bly om jou weer op die pad te sien.   :deal:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Dorsland on November 08, 2021, 09:05:10 am
Daar is niks wat 'n mens se kop so skoonmaak nie soos 'n solo rit nie.  Lekker dat jy weer daar in jou grootraakwęreld kon gaan kuier Chris. Hoop nie dis weer so lank voor ons iets van jou ritte lees nie.  :thumleft:

Hoe maak daai syspan so op die langpad?  Moeilik om te ry? Dink jy daar is meer slytasie op die fiets (ratkas, dryfas, bande ens)?
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 08, 2021, 09:12:58 am
Daar is niks wat 'n mens se kop so skoonmaak nie soos 'n solo rit nie.  Lekker dat jy weer daar in jou grootraakwęreld kon gaan kuier Chris. Hoop nie dis weer so lank voor ons iets van jou ritte lees nie.  :thumleft:

Hoe maak daai syspan so op die langpad?  Moeilik om te ry? Dink jy daar is meer slytasie op die fiets (ratkas, dryfas, bande ens)?
My ma het gesę ek het loop sleg raak en leer vloek teen die weskus!!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
Daai syspan wil vasgehou wees Dorsland en hy ry baie meer stamperig as n fiets op sy eie.
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Operator on November 08, 2021, 09:58:13 am
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Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Gerrard on November 08, 2021, 10:19:24 am
Daar is niks wat 'n mens se kop so skoonmaak nie soos 'n solo rit nie.  Lekker dat jy weer daar in jou grootraakwęreld kon gaan kuier Chris. Hoop nie dis weer so lank voor ons iets van jou ritte lees nie.  :thumleft:

Hoe maak daai syspan so op die langpad?  Moeilik om te ry? Dink jy daar is meer slytasie op die fiets (ratkas, dryfas, bande ens)?
My ma het gesę ek het loop sleg raak en leer vloek teen die weskus!!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
Daai syspan wil vasgehou wees Dorsland en hy ry baie meer stamperig as n fiets op sy eie.

Maar jy ry... met die wind in jou gesig. Dis wat tel. Na 18 000km kan ek nog nie sin maak daaruit nie, maar dis lekker.
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Dorsland on November 08, 2021, 10:21:11 am
Daar is niks wat 'n mens se kop so skoonmaak nie soos 'n solo rit nie.  Lekker dat jy weer daar in jou grootraakwęreld kon gaan kuier Chris. Hoop nie dis weer so lank voor ons iets van jou ritte lees nie.  :thumleft:

Hoe maak daai syspan so op die langpad?  Moeilik om te ry? Dink jy daar is meer slytasie op die fiets (ratkas, dryfas, bande ens)?
My ma het gesę ek het loop sleg raak en leer vloek teen die weskus!!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
Daai syspan wil vasgehou wees Dorsland en hy ry baie meer stamperig as n fiets op sy eie.

Ek kan glo dis nie net 'n fiets wat mens ry nie Chris.  Maak 'n ou seker lekker moeg.  Maar jy het darem 'n verskeidenheid, um, kragwoorde daar oppie Weskus geleer om hom in toom te hou.  :lol8:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 08, 2021, 03:29:46 pm
Daar is niks wat 'n mens se kop so skoonmaak nie soos 'n solo rit nie.  Lekker dat jy weer daar in jou grootraakwęreld kon gaan kuier Chris. Hoop nie dis weer so lank voor ons iets van jou ritte lees nie.  :thumleft:

Hoe maak daai syspan so op die langpad?  Moeilik om te ry? Dink jy daar is meer slytasie op die fiets (ratkas, dryfas, bande ens)?
My ma het gesę ek het loop sleg raak en leer vloek teen die weskus!!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
Daai syspan wil vasgehou wees Dorsland en hy ry baie meer stamperig as n fiets op sy eie.

Maar jy ry... met die wind in jou gesig. Dis wat tel. Na 18 000km kan ek nog nie sin maak daaruit nie, maar dis lekker.
Ek ry, wens net ek had nog so af en toe die opsie om nog n bike te kan ry al is dit my beter helfte se 250.
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 08, 2021, 03:35:52 pm
My friend and I ride around his farm, look at his grapes and seed beans and talk mostly about what he still want to plant next year and the years after.
I stay another night and then move to the next farm and another friend. Some gates to open and close and wheat harvest to look at. Not great this year like all of them mostly in Namaqwaland, but at least they will harvest something.

Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Man from Nam on November 08, 2021, 03:47:49 pm
Chris dis lekker om weer rr van jou te sien. Baie bly jy is weer terug in die saal. Ons kom nou net terug van lekker 8 weke toer , maar nie met die motorfietse nie, ons het met die toerbus gery. Eers het ons gaan blomme lyk in Namaqualand, deur Sederberge en toe  in kaap gaan draai. Daarna het ons so rus rus al teen die weskus terug getoer huis toe. Nou verlang ek sommer weer as ek jou foto's so kyk.
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: ETS on November 09, 2021, 09:17:24 am
Fokt ou Chris jy ia MAAR n Yster!! Lekker om te lees
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Black_Hawk on November 09, 2021, 10:29:53 am
So kop skoon maak trippie is altyd kos vir die siel.

Baie dankie vir die deel en ons kan nie wag om die res te sien nie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Bokveld on November 09, 2021, 08:12:14 pm
   Was lekker om weer n slag saam met jou te ry.
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 09, 2021, 10:07:20 pm
The next morning I take  a quick spin with my friend to look at some of his sheep and then I am off. Next town Nuwerus, nope the Wimpy with Engen service station have not been built!! ;) :lol8:
Short stint on tar to Bitterfontein a quick fillup and then direction Kliprand which I miss because I turned right just before it to Loeriesfontein.
I was being hammered by a wind from the left and it was getting worse!!! :o

Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Wolzak on November 09, 2021, 10:24:31 pm
Lekker Chris, :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: skydiver on November 10, 2021, 08:19:45 am
Ek ry lekker saam op hierdie winderige trip  :ricky:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 11, 2021, 06:57:19 pm
I am getting nearer to where the wind crosses the road.
The Sishen railline is still as straight as ever!! :thumleft:
Then I ride through the dustbowl crossing the road and shortly after I met this nutter!!! Francois have been on the road for two years from France down the east coast of Africa and from Zambia he cut across to Namibia. Next plan is to get to Cape Town and try get a lift on a big ship to either NZ or Aus. He has been battling the same wind since Kliprand that morning!! Surely as tough as an anvil!!! :o :thumleft:
I filled up in Loeriesfontein tried to say hi to Hingsding if only the useless crowd at the garage did not tell me he had moved and explained the wrong street!!!I should have just driven to his old place if I could remember where it was. :biggrin: >:(
Big clowds were chasing me to Calvinia, what a stunning old farmhouse standing empty. :(
Just before Calvinia I had to have a bite to eat and when big drops were falling on my head I had to cut that short too!!! Quick fillup in CAN and then another 32 kms to a friends farm. I was almost 100% sure I'd either get wet on the way or it would come down in buckets 5 minutes after I pull in the yard.
Sadly the rain did not fall!! :thumleft:

Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: @offroad on November 11, 2021, 08:41:12 pm
Thanks Chris - enjoying the ride with you  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 12, 2021, 11:39:04 am
Awsesome Chris :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 14, 2021, 10:51:23 am
We farm a bit I look at his new barn after the old one burnt down two years ago. Took a drive to look for a flock of sheep and then we do the braai thing!! I really got spoilt by my friends!!! :thumleft: :drif: :drif:
My best 4 legged buddy named Spike, one of the if not the most beautiful bull terriers I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :drif: :drif:
My friend's electric TW200, pulls like a train and frugal on the battery if you control the right hand.
Apparently I should try work on my smile when a camera is pointed at me!!! ;) :lol8: ;D
The whole of Middelpos, I saw no new developments!! ;) :thumleft:

Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 14, 2021, 11:06:05 am
It seems some good rains have fallen in the area for a change :thumleft: :thumleft:
Closer to Sutherland the road started to get really bad and my speed came down to 60 and less at some spots. Before Sutherland my enemy the wind started blowing from the right. ;D
Filled up in Sutherland and took the tar to Matjiesfontein and then a dirt shortcut to Laingsburg pics 90 and 91.
Took the dirt section to Ladismith some drifts got some damage too here.Took a break to grab a bite and from there the wind was trying it's best to blow me off the road!!! :o
Stopped at home dog tired, but head sorted for a while!! :thumleft:

Thanks for reading. :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Ri on November 14, 2021, 11:47:38 am
Awesome.... wind mag mens so bietjie rondstoot maar hy waai mens se kop ook bietjie skoon, so saam met die pragtige natuur en die eindelose grondpaaie :drif:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 14, 2021, 12:19:32 pm
Lekker Chris!  Geniune biker, al ry jy wat, ry sal jy.

Jou vriend se plek lyk baie netjies, ek sou baie graag meer oor daai E-TW wou uitvind, watter motor, batteries, beheerstelsel ens??
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 14, 2021, 05:07:08 pm
Lekker Chris!  Geniune biker, al ry jy wat, ry sal jy.

Jou vriend se plek lyk baie netjies, ek sou baie graag meer oor daai E-TW wou uitvind, watter motor, batteries, beheerstelsel ens??
Daan lui vir Jaco Pieters by Rumax in CW. Daai conversion was R40 000 en kan aan meeste grondpad donor bikes gefit word. Baie populer nou is op kwad bikes vir die wingerd boere.
Jaco se landlyn 023 342 6070.
Bike word gefit met n digitale dash met die ombouing. Volgens my vriend as jy flat taps ry kry mens so +- 60-70 kms uit die battery. As mens plaas spoed ry kry hy maklik 120 kms en meer.
As mens n plaasbike het watse enjin moeg is is hierdie ombouing dalk n som wat kan klop. Die klient verskaf die donor bike hulle verskaf die res.
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Ri on November 14, 2021, 05:11:19 pm
Daan lui vir Jaco Pieters by Rumax in CW. Daai conversion was R40 000 en kan aan meeste grondpad donor bikes gefit word. Baie populer nou is op kwad bikes vir die wingerd boere.
Jaco se landlyn 023 342 6070.
Bike word gefit met n digitale dash met die ombouing. Volgens my vriend as jy flat taps ry kry mens so +- 60-70 kms uit die battery. As mens plaas spoed ry kry hy maklik 120 kms en meer.
As mens n plaasbike het watse enjin moeg is is hierdie ombouing dalk n som wat kan klop. Die klient verskaf die donor bike hulle verskaf die res.

@Dux

Don't you know of a few donor bikes you can experiment with? >:D
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: edgy on November 15, 2021, 07:49:48 am
Very nice well done on an awesome trip Chris! :thumleft:
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Post by: Amos on November 27, 2021, 04:08:34 pm
Lekker reis Chris, interessante roete. Klink my jy het amper meer geboer as gery!
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 27, 2021, 04:22:33 pm
Lekker reis Chris, interessante roete. Klink my jy het amper meer geboer as gery!
Ek is al twee weke moeg na ek terug gekom het!! ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: LMG on December 26, 2021, 04:56:09 pm
Ai Chris, jy kan maar hier in Langebaan by my ook aanry . . .
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on December 26, 2021, 05:12:06 pm
Ai Chris, jy kan maar hier in Langebaan by my ook aanry . . .
LMG probleem is as ek by almal moet aandoen wat ek ken haal ek nooit weer huis nie!!! ;) ;D :lol8:
Ek kry gereeld skel omdat ek verby gesluip het!!! ;D
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Sheepman on December 26, 2021, 06:44:45 pm
Lekker report, thanks  :thumleft:
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Post by: Karoo Rider on December 26, 2021, 08:13:09 pm
Baie gawe RR Chris! Uit die boeke uit soos altyd. :thumright:
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Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on December 26, 2021, 10:02:19 pm
Just what I needed to read today, thanks Chris.

 8)
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Odd Dog on December 27, 2021, 02:48:17 pm
 :thumleft: Nice to see you out and about riding again Chris, enjoyed the ride report, :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 27, 2021, 04:47:57 pm
Chris, dankie vir daai nommers, ek sou graag meer wil uitvind oor e-motorbike ombouiings.

PS. Jy moes seker baie pad vra, jy ken mos nie die deel van ons land so goed nie........ :pot:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on December 27, 2021, 05:06:35 pm
Chris, dankie vir daai nommers, ek sou graag meer wil uitvind oor e-motorbike ombouiings.

PS. Jy moes seker baie pad vra, jy ken mos nie die deel van ons land so goed nie........ :pot:
Ek moes een keer en toe belieg hulle my in Loeriesfontein!!! :biggrin: :o
Ek vra by die garage of Hingsding nog regs van die hoofstraat woon. nee seg een hyt getrek en beduie my breedvoerig. Gaan soek die straat en kry  hom ma daai facebrick huis moet seker nog gebou word wat Hingsding kamma na getrek het!! :biggrin:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 27, 2021, 05:54:11 pm
Chris, dankie vir daai nommers, ek sou graag meer wil uitvind oor e-motorbike ombouiings.

PS. Jy moes seker baie pad vra, jy ken mos nie die deel van ons land so goed nie........ :pot:
Ek moes een keer en toe belieg hulle my in Loeriesfontein!!! :biggrin: :o
Ek vra by die garage of Hingsding nog regs van die hoofstraat woon. nee seg een hyt getrek en beduie my breedvoerig. Gaan soek die straat en kry  hom ma daai facebrick huis moet seker nog gebou word wat Hingsding kamma na getrek het!! :biggrin:


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Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: weskus on January 06, 2022, 10:52:00 am
Ai Chris, jy kan maar hier in Langebaan by my ook aanry . . .
LMG probleem is as ek by almal moet aandoen wat ek ken haal ek nooit weer huis nie!!! ;) ;D :lol8:
Ek kry gereeld skel omdat ek verby gesluip het!!! ;D
Dis nou net hier waar ek niks gaan sę nie :peepwall: bly jy kon 'n lekker draai ry ou maat..
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Skim on January 07, 2022, 08:09:23 am
Dankie Chris - lekker om te sien jy ry weer/nog en waardeer altyd jou RR.
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: LMG on January 10, 2022, 08:23:38 am
Ai Chris, jy kan maar hier in Langebaan by my ook aanry . . .
LMG probleem is as ek by almal moet aandoen wat ek ken haal ek nooit weer huis nie!!! ;) ;D :lol8:
Ek kry gereeld skel omdat ek verby gesluip het!!! ;D

Ek het begrip . . .

Lyk asof nig Nelia jou lekker bederf het. Hoop Piet het ook 'n reëntjie gehad.
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: petri oosthuizen on January 10, 2022, 08:28:59 am
Baie  nice TR Chris......thanks :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Lem on January 10, 2022, 08:40:26 am
yes Chris, ek kom min hierso aan lyn deesdae, maar om hierdie nou vanoggend raak te lees is 'n voorreg.

Ek hoop jy kry nog jare se genot uit daardie sidecar fiets  :ricky:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Snafu on January 10, 2022, 02:54:12 pm
Lees nou hierdie een raak. Goed om jou weer op die pad te sien Chris!!!!!
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 10, 2022, 03:57:51 pm
Lees nou hierdie een raak. Goed om jou weer op die pad te sien Chris!!!!!
Net gister gelę en wonder hoe dit met jou gaan!!?
Bly omte sien jy loer nog hier in af en toe!! :thumleft:
Groete vir M.
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Crankshaft on January 10, 2022, 07:45:55 pm
Dankie vir die RR. Bly om te sien jy ry nog
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Post by: El Zeffo on January 10, 2022, 07:51:56 pm
Lekker RR
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Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 12, 2022, 04:42:20 pm
Ai Chris, jy kan maar hier in Langebaan by my ook aanry . . .
LMG probleem is as ek by almal moet aandoen wat ek ken haal ek nooit weer huis nie!!! ;) ;D :lol8:
Ek kry gereeld skel omdat ek verby gesluip het!!! ;D
Dis nou net hier waar ek niks gaan sę nie :peepwall: bly jy kon 'n lekker draai ry ou maat..
Ek het darem eenslag 200meter afgedraai vanaf die N7 om jou te kom kuier by Trawal wynkelder!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :peepwall:
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: Tampan on January 13, 2022, 08:52:07 am
Lekker man Chris! :thumleft:

Daar waar jy deur die stof storm gery het lyk die wereld maar nog bitter kaal en droog?
Title: Re: A Westcoast visit.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 13, 2022, 09:41:00 am
Lekker man Chris! :thumleft:

Daar waar jy deur die stof storm gery het lyk die wereld maar nog bitter kaal en droog?
Tampan voor die groot reen het ek verneem daar is beter dele op die maan as daai stuk wat ek deurgery het!! ;D
Ek weet nie hoe boer n mens as dit so lyk nie!! :( :o