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Title: wet and windy to Baviaans; dry and freaken hot through Baviaans
Post by: william wallace on February 21, 2009, 11:05:14 pm
Early in December, I cant remember the date and I will explain why, me and my big buddy Danie/Ysterklip headed for the mighty Swartberge. The plan was to take our bitches, XT660's, for a camp in the Hell. But....ye here it comes....120kays out on this trip the bike gave a shiver of excitement and frew me on my head at a humble speed of 110km/h. I then passed Danie on the gravelroad, rolling. The helmet was smashed. My jacket moertoe. The bike...oh man the bike was hurt real bad. Well I got the Faithfull Bitch back the 20th of Jan. It was a looooong waiting period man!
Two days after that me and Danie went to Baviaanskloof. We took the Langkloof-road. Its tar but its quite nice scenery to ride through. The other factor for taking the tar was the weather. Very gusty and some rain every now and then.
Okay, check out the pics to see how it went.....
Title: Re: wet and windy to Baviaans; dry and freaken hot through Baviaans
Post by: william wallace on February 21, 2009, 11:29:45 pm
okay...how do I get text in between my pics??
I'll do it wrong in the meanwhile....

This was our first campingsite. Kudu Kaya of the very friendly Van der Watt's. The Eastern-cape got the best people. They are realy great.

oooh, and no. Danie aint shitting his pants nor is he doing the thing on the grass. He's just in a very akward position there...
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Post by: Iron Shark on February 21, 2009, 11:39:47 pm
Looking good mate!!!
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Post by: william wallace on February 21, 2009, 11:44:10 pm
Giving things air...
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Post by: william wallace on February 21, 2009, 11:46:23 pm
Danie used his bike for a wardrobe at times....aaai...
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Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 12:06:10 am
Just outside Patensie the next morning. We first had to go back and fill up our bikes and get some rations for the day.
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Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 12:07:57 am
Entering the wilderness area of Baviaans
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Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 12:12:16 am
The real deal....
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Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 12:16:46 am
The place was realy dry with only a few of the riverbeds having a bit of water
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Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 12:20:20 am
Lunch at a bridge. 3course meal baby. Smoked mussels, salticrax and tuna....
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Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 12:37:03 am
more of the best
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Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 12:45:59 am
Just outside the wilderness area we met up with 14 guys from the Cape. We totally took over this little shop and had a great 'kuier' with these okes. Then we headed for our next campsite at Uitspan. Awesome place
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Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 12:49:32 am
The dog at uitspan brought us dinner.....no luckily we could order a meal, and it was 5star.
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Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 12:58:41 am
And sadly we had to cruise back to Danie's farm in the Karoo, near Carnarvon, on the third day.
On the way to Willowmore you go through the Nuweveld pass wich is a nice final experience of the Baviaans area
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Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 01:05:51 am
On my own and on my way back to Bloem from Danie I rode via little places like Loxton, Pampoenpoort, Vosburg. From Prieska I rode in the rain to Modderrivier, near Kimberley. Despite the weather I took some gravel, wich at this time was freaken snot. Slipping and sliding around was actually some great fun. And I had a ball of mud on two wheels to show off when I got in Bloem...
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Post by: Ama ride ride on February 22, 2009, 07:07:12 am
Thats what it is about :thumleft:
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Post by: Matroos (aka JJred) on February 22, 2009, 07:15:40 am
Great stuff William, thanks for the pics.

We are doing Baviaans at the end of March so these pics shows us more or less what to expect.
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Post by: LeonDude on February 22, 2009, 07:35:18 am
Great RR, thanks.
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Post by: GreenMamba1974 on February 22, 2009, 08:55:56 am
great RR, thanks  :thumleft:
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Post by: Malibu on February 22, 2009, 09:29:57 am
Lekker RR... and you took some stunning pics there...  :thumleft:
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Post by: Ektoknbike on February 22, 2009, 09:37:37 am

Lekker trip :thumleft:

Smaak my ou Yster raak bietjie wit so omi ken langs :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Jy moet daai bike kom wys ou Yster anders kom ons 11 op na jou toe.  :peepwall:
Title: Re: wet and windy to Baviaans; dry and freaken hot through Baviaans
Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 12:56:40 pm
Great stuff William, thanks for the pics.

We are doing Baviaans at the end of March so these pics shows us more or less what to expect.

Man, it will blow your mind. Its fantastic stuff. And I think the place got some rain since we were there. So you it will be heaven over there...enjoy big time!
Title: Re: wet and windy to Baviaans; dry and freaken hot through Baviaans
Post by: william wallace on February 22, 2009, 01:02:01 pm

Lekker trip :thumleft:

Smaak my ou Yster raak bietjie wit so omi ken langs :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Jy moet daai bike kom wys ou Yster anders kom ons 11 op na jou toe.  :peepwall:

my maat, daai man het al grys armhare! dit gaan nie eers help om te probeer kleur nie...
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Post by: edgy on February 22, 2009, 02:20:40 pm
Very nice! :thumleft:
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Post by: Bakkie on February 22, 2009, 02:33:35 pm
Nice RR and pics  :thumleft:
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Post by: Fugly on February 22, 2009, 05:11:45 pm
Nice 1 Brave Heart :thumleft: Now will you please tell us how you got those marks on the Airoh ;D
Title: Re: wet and windy to Baviaans; dry and freaken hot through Baviaans
Post by: Kykdaar on February 23, 2009, 08:24:49 am
Also stayed over at Uitspan recently - nice place and food.

Lekka report and pics :thumleft:

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Post by: KAT-WP on February 23, 2009, 10:03:26 am
enjoyable RR guys, lekka 2 read ;)
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Post by: Plore on February 23, 2009, 01:30:19 pm
Nice RR en fotos
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Post by: cono on February 23, 2009, 03:55:54 pm
The worst thing about posting a reply so late after so any others, you cannot say much more than "Great Ride Report".
I feel you guys on this trip as I did a portion of the Baviaans and the Eastern Cape in Janaury.
It was hot as hell.
Respect to the brave hearts.
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Post by: Rooisand on February 24, 2009, 10:21:00 am
Jislaaik William Wallace great report man!!!

Goed om te sien hoe jy ook lyk, het net die Noord Kaap toer plan gekry en kan nou 'n gesig by die naam koppel Willem.

Bly jou bike is nou reg man!

OU Yster vertel net altyd van die trips maar ek sal julle volgende keer moet join!!

Baie nice foto's

Rooisand
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Post by: BB King on February 24, 2009, 11:08:34 am
AWESOME & a good read!!
Nice pics!   :drif:
Title: Re: wet and windy to Baviaans; dry and freaken hot through Baviaans
Post by: william wallace on February 24, 2009, 01:01:37 pm
Nice 1 Brave Heart :thumleft: Now will you please tell us how you got those marks on the Airoh ;D

that airoh is brand new. check out some of my gear that were part of the freestyle attempt....

and I also attach a little before and after of the Faithfull bitch
Title: Re: wet and windy to Baviaans; dry and freaken hot through Baviaans
Post by: william wallace on February 24, 2009, 01:09:11 pm
Jislaaik William Wallace great report man!!!

Goed om te sien hoe jy ook lyk, het net die Noord Kaap toer plan gekry en kan nou 'n gesig by die naam koppel Willem.

Bly jou bike is nou reg man!

OU Yster vertel net altyd van die trips maar ek sal julle volgende keer moet join!!

Baie nice foto's

Rooisand

yes rooies!

bly op jou ok hier op die kuberruim te kry. hoor jy het die bike en jouself kwaai gekit. mooi man mooi. jys geboek vir die noordkaap-toer, daar is nie meer te redeneer nie. ons sal egter bietjie moet uitstel tot die winter, want ek het werk gekry by die KKNK. moet dit vat want dit gaan 'n deel van my toer betaal....hahaha!

maar bring bietjie jou wiele deur bloem toe dan gly ons gou in lesotho in of ry sommer 'n lekker draai deur die oos-VS. dis flippen mooi nou. laat weet maar....
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Post by: surf on February 24, 2009, 01:47:13 pm

Lekker trip :thumleft:

Smaak my ou Yster raak bietjie wit so omi ken langs :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Jy moet daai bike kom wys ou Yster anders kom ons 11 op na jou toe.  :peepwall:


mmmm, nou praat jy. :drif:

Hy dink nog aan ry en kom wys, dans ons al da bo oppiekoppie :ricky:
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Post by: BigEd on February 24, 2009, 02:19:15 pm
Danie used his bike for a wardrobe at times....aaai...

Heh, heh. We taught him that last year during our visit to his farm where we managed to lower the collective value of his farm in a single night!! ;D :mwink:

Looks like you guys had a lekka trip. :thumleft:
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Post by: ROOI on February 24, 2009, 02:45:01 pm
Nice ride and great report well done  :ricky:
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Post by: Shredder on February 25, 2009, 11:37:12 am
awesome pics,awesome trip william!