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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: ®©errie on November 12, 2010, 07:46:36 am

Title: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW "REALITY" PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: ®©errie on November 12, 2010, 07:46:36 am
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Husky Boy and Jonny Quest did a trip earlier this year to Verneukpan  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=49843.0
without a pic next to the bell.

Something had to be done, and was decided to go take a picture of the bell and go beyond.

Milkman, Jahloepa and myself kindly donated some professional assistance in finding the bell. :peepwall:

We got ourselves a 8 day trip!!!

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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: ®©errie on November 12, 2010, 11:03:10 am



Day 1 (Knysna to Merweville area) 435km

Saturday 30 October 2010 I woke up @ 4am. (Forgot to set my camera's date)
I couldn’t sleep. Too exited about the trip. I had a couple of hours of packing for the trip. We were busy moving house and everything was all over the place.

Here is a couple of pics as we went along

Milkman is putting some slime in the DRZ tyres in Knysna
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Quick stop @ Jahloepa’s spot for a vinnige cup
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After 20km in the grootbos, Milkman found this problem on his newly build pannier rack
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Coffee and Scones @ the shop in The Vlugt
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Quick stop @ Oudtshoorn
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Swartberg Nature Reserve

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Top of Swartberg Pass
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We pushed the bikes a bit so we can watch the rugby at Merweville before 5. When we arrived, we found the town totally desolated. We could not find the Hotel so we knocked on some doors of folks that had rugby flags in their gardens. Maybe the kind folk will let 5 strange guys full of dust in their home to sit on the carpet and watch the rugby. We were out of luck. We ended up at Springbok Lodge, what a lovely place and bike friendly too. Unfortunately they could only show us the delayed broadcast. “Ouens het julle gekom om te bike te ry of om rugby te kyk” was thrown into the air. Apparently nearly everyone from town was invited to a 500 guest wedding outside Merweville. This explains why the town was so quiet. Since the Lodge was not part of our sleepover plans we pressed on towards Sutherland.

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The wedding reception must be nearby
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As I was driving I was thinking about the movie “Wedding Crashers” and got a grin on my face. Next thing I know there were cars in next to the road and a bride and groom too. The photographers stopped JQ on his GS and took a pic with the bride next to it. I didn’t want to be in the picture so I moved on to the side of the road, and while watching the photo session in progress, I kicked out my XT’s side stand onto thick sand and the next thing I knew my bike was on top of me. I could not move!!! Of all the people the groom came to my rescue and gave me a hand and lifted the bike. We demanded a picture with the couple as I paid with a fall.

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We decided to setup camp

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Nifty Kitchen
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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: forex618 on November 12, 2010, 11:05:04 am
awesome pics  :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: Pote on November 12, 2010, 11:12:45 am
fokkit maar dit lyk lekker, ek wil nog baie graag sommer so gaan tent opslaan in die middel van nêrens  en daai antie in die wit rok lyk ook sommer baie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 12, 2010, 11:13:48 am
Kan n lekke ene raak.
Gooi die res!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: mountainboy on November 12, 2010, 11:24:34 am
really nice variety of bikes  :thumleft:

how did the XR400 do on a multi day trip like?
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: edgy on November 12, 2010, 12:16:31 pm
Very nice - also enjoy that camp wherever vibe! :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: Fiellie on November 12, 2010, 12:26:05 pm
Lekker !!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: ®©errie on November 12, 2010, 12:55:46 pm
Day 2 (Merweville to Verneukpan) 374km

Got up early Sunday morning, en enjoyed some really nice coffee. After breakfast we packed up and ready to go. MM struggled to get his DRZ running, but eventually did. The previous evening he lost his balance and put down the drz gently. We figured it must be crud in carb that got loose or something. (If it was only that!!!!!!)


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Rammelkop Pass
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We fill up in Sutherland, but the DRZ would not fire up, and if it does it backfires like crazy

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It is 2 hours later and time for a drink and some solids. We were all adding our opinions to get the DRZ running again
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The kind Oom from the service station gave us the go ahead to use his workshop and some tools as he went off to church. We were appreciative, as the sun was not kidding around.
After another 2 hours the local bike mecchie came to have a peek

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……….and he found this
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MM made a decision to leave the bike there. JQ bought his GS 2 weeks ago, and now he will find out how a pillion feels on Northern Cape roads. Verneukpan was still a couple of hours away.

We simply could not resist this next to the road
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Outside Williston
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It got dark very quickly and we were on a sandy road still a long way from Verneukpan. Fatigue moved in and we stopped about every 20km. We were doing not more than 60kmph.

Eventually we got to the farmers house @ 11:45pm but he was not there. We were exhausted!!!

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Decided to set up camp at the locked gate of Verneukpan

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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: forex618 on November 12, 2010, 01:05:31 pm
so what was that in the engine? earthworms? ???
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: ®©errie on November 12, 2010, 01:09:36 pm
so what was that in the engine? earthworms? ???

The Magneto picked up the coil and shredded it to bits.  Kinda looked like worms  :biggrin:

Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: Battlestar on November 12, 2010, 01:34:04 pm
Nice one  :thumleft:

Word of advise for your mate with the 1150. Those std top boxes hate going off road and often break clean off  :o Throw a cargo net over it next time to give it a little more support :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: SandMan on November 12, 2010, 01:44:13 pm
Love the Cheetah boots....subscribed!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: ®©errie on November 12, 2010, 01:55:14 pm
Day 3 (Verneukpan to Augrabies) 229km

Slept like a dead rock!!! Anyway could not believe the vast open space of this place, pure awesomeness.
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HB filling up for some playing on the pan
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Got the key from one of the farm workers (We just had to take that picture)
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Verneukpan also brings out the urge to cut some hair, this happened in a very playfull manner, I must add.
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Kenhardt Service Station

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Miggies are really annoying during this time of year
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Super Campsite
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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: Walkaway on November 12, 2010, 02:07:51 pm
Wow Looks like you guys had an awesome trip.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: ®©errie on November 12, 2010, 03:27:35 pm
Day 4 (Augrabies to Riemvasmaak) 116km

We wanted to get riding early before the miggies start to attack!!!

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At this stage the temperature was 42deg Celsius and we got seriously dehydrated

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Riemvasmaak Hot Springs
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This was pure bliss
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Jahloepa and Husky Boy went back to the settlement to get us some cooldrinks and chicken
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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: westfrogger on November 12, 2010, 06:12:35 pm
First-class report  :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Baches on November 12, 2010, 06:27:45 pm
Nice foto's . Lekker area waar julle gery het.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Sprocketbek on November 12, 2010, 06:43:15 pm
Excellent RR, really enjoying it.  :thumleft:
We went up Rammelkop on the Wednesday following.
Saw the DRZ in the garage at Sutherland when we filled up on Thursday morning.
I asked the attendant "Wat's verkeerd met daai bike?"
He answered: "Niks".    ???

But our trips have something else in common.........the RR should still appear this weekend.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on November 12, 2010, 07:00:53 pm
Excellent RR, really enjoying it.  :thumleft:
We went up Rammelkop on the Wednesday following.
Saw the DRZ in the garage at Sutherland when we filled up on Thursday morning.
I asked the attendant "Wat's verkeerd met daai bike?"
He answered: "Niks".    ???

But our trips have something else in common.........the RR should still appear this weekend.
Maybe the attendand knew something that we don't, I think MM retreived it allready. Would be nice to read your report on this area. Still need to finish this one, but won't be this weekend. I need to setup internet at home first.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Lotta on November 12, 2010, 08:24:41 pm
Lekker manne.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: keithk on November 12, 2010, 08:53:45 pm
Great trip guys, MM I was in Sutherland last weekend and saw you DRZ looking all sorry for itself in the garage , hope it is not too serious .  :D
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Pistonpete on November 13, 2010, 07:46:24 am
Did you notice the soccer field coming into Riemvasmaak on the left? Another sad story of donar intervention money to uplift local communities being squandered. A soccer field in the desert  WTF...then the local politicians build a vibacrete wall around it so that they can charge an entrance fee...to what? ::)
The tourism entrance building another example....no one ever there. Houses & shacks have sprung up around the donar money but there is no work....false economy. >:(
Everyone sits around waiting for the next handout.....

Nice report & ride guys! :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: DD650 on November 13, 2010, 10:42:01 am
Very nice report, still want to go to Verneukpan.  :)
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: XXL on November 14, 2010, 07:14:23 am
Very nice report, still want to go to Verneukpan.  :)

+1... I really like those orange boots... they have "houding"... if someone with those boots wanted to cut my hair, I would run...  :imaposer:

Is it wise to sleep so close to a bike on the side-stand side....? :o My KLR has a tendency to fall over if the ground is not rock! ::)
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: Husky Boy on November 14, 2010, 09:57:02 pm
really nice variety of bikes  :thumleft:

how did the XR400 do on a multi day trip like?

the xr did this all the way!!! :biggrin: :mwink: :thumleft: :laughing4: :ricky: :imaposer:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Side-Chick on November 14, 2010, 10:01:48 pm
Looks great! Lovely photo's! I love that part of our country!  :)
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on November 14, 2010, 10:09:33 pm
...some of my pix taken with an old film camera...a bit grainy, but a memory is better than ziltch!

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the very happy XR400

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MM still lekke "winty" before his hassles!

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our first night just below rammelkop...like i said...grainy!

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On our way to Verneukpan...

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Verneukpan at night...grainy!

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ever wondered why the captured bushman loosened his riem at Riemvasmaak? ...want dis flippen warm daar!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: N[]vA on November 14, 2010, 11:05:23 pm
tonal range of film is just sooooooooooooooo awesome :)

nice rr
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on November 15, 2010, 08:01:56 am
Day 5 (Riemvasmaak to Klein Pella) 252km

We wanted to do cover as much as possible early before the heat sets in, but the road between Riemvasmaak and Vredesvallei stopped us every 5km to take pictures. Just awesome.
At Vredesvallei we stopped for water and drinks at a house dealer, and we set of for Pofadder. Nearing the end of the gravel road before Pofadder was a couple of sandmonsters. If we didn’t know how to ride in sand, this is where we had to learn it and quick.
Jahloepa was so confident in the sand that he overtook some of us. He heard somewhere something about "when in doubt throttle out"

After we removed the sand from our eyes, we stopped at Pofadder for the famous monstrosity of a burger. Really delicious I may add.  Headed out to Pella for pics, and then to Klein Pella for camping @ the river. Lovely spot at the river overlooking Namibia.


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Some baboons crossing from Namibia
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Spot the leftover burger
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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: The Badger on November 15, 2010, 08:25:34 am
Thanks guys. Awesome riding and pics.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: mountainboy on November 15, 2010, 08:25:46 am
man, I'm envious  :drif:

great trip guys!! -love that XR400  :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: letsgofishing on November 15, 2010, 08:26:01 am
Awesome trip and pics guys!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Battlestar on November 15, 2010, 08:39:28 am
Excellent  :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on November 15, 2010, 09:43:49 am
Day 6 (Klein Pella to Calvinia) 378km

We heard about the notorious road between Pofadder and Loeriesfontein. Local farmers warned us about the slate “leiklip” that just shreds tyres to bits. “Boetman, as jy daar langs die pad wil slaap en vrek van die dors, dan moet julle daai pad ry” Jonny and I pulled the GPS closer and try to work out an alternate route. The other option was to divert to Springbok and then come down back into the Cederberg. That would set us back a  good couple of km’s, hours and tar driving. We all decide to bite the bullet and go for the faith option, which is actually our only option anyway. We have seen some bad roads along the way, and maybe this will be normal for us.
As we drove on we saw some shredded tyres next to the road and knew this road meant business. Maybe we didn’t cover the really bad patches of slate, but eventually the road eased out to be one of the smoothest we had done sofar, and quickly we were sitting at 80-100kmph
We hit some rain just before Calvinia and we decided not to camp. True Wilddogs!!!!  :biggrin:
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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Trooper on November 15, 2010, 09:58:23 am
Looks like an awesome ride guy's with grat pic's
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Walkaway on November 15, 2010, 01:55:48 pm
Plenty of Kilo's covered here. Thanks again for a lekker report.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: RobC on November 15, 2010, 02:04:00 pm
That was a lekker RR! :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on November 15, 2010, 03:59:27 pm
Day 7 (Calvinia to Matroosberg) 322km

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Uitspankraal
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Helping a Solo DS Rider across New Dog (big G.I.B)
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Wupperthal
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NO PETROL, luckily we could still make it to Prince Alfred Hamlet
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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Walkaway on November 15, 2010, 04:02:27 pm
Just gets better and better.
The raft is awesome.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on November 15, 2010, 04:09:36 pm
Just gets better and better.
Yip, that is exactly what we said  ;D
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on November 15, 2010, 04:51:35 pm
Day 8 (Matroosberg to Knysna) 489km

Was probably one of the coldest evenings I ever experienced, but luckily there was hotwater showers etc. Very nice place to camp: www.matroosberg.com

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The closest we came to the darkside was the inside of our tents  :imaposer:
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Near Herbetsdale
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Jahloepa and his beeg "Transkei" bag
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Would do a trip like this again,  just would take a lot less luggage with next time.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 15, 2010, 05:56:35 pm
Gawe trip manne. Mooi fotos. :mwink:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: DD650 on November 15, 2010, 06:34:27 pm
Really great trip and nice RR! Do you perhaps have GPS routes for this trip?
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: XXL on November 15, 2010, 07:00:41 pm
Top Class RR.... Thanks for sharing :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Pistonpete on November 15, 2010, 07:15:34 pm
Loving this RR... :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on November 15, 2010, 07:17:16 pm
Really great trip and nice RR! Do you perhaps have GPS routes for this trip?
Sure, pm your email and I will send it to you
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: LRFan on November 16, 2010, 08:05:49 am
Nice trip en fotos Jaco, ek gaan nog by jou kom kuier en ons moet 'n dag trippie beplan, my XL is darem nou op die pad. Hoe het jou screen gewerk?
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on November 16, 2010, 08:10:55 am
Nice trip en fotos Jaco, ek gaan nog by jou kom kuier en ons moet 'n dag trippie beplan, my XL is darem nou op die pad. Hoe het jou screen gewerk?

Dis regso laat weet maar. Screen het gehou tot by die matroosberge, toe ductape ek hom maar tot bydie huis
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: myni on November 16, 2010, 08:18:10 am
Really great trip and nice RR! Do you perhaps have GPS routes for this trip?
Sure, pm your email and I will send it to you

Please send to me as well - PM sent ... myni
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond
Post by: ®©errie on November 17, 2010, 03:12:58 pm
really nice variety of bikes  :thumleft:

The 1150 GS did extremely well even in the sand with a pillion. Another very capable scoot was the KLE, the twin got much longer legs than the rest of the thumpers.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Puddles on November 18, 2010, 03:30:12 pm
Excellent RR & pics ... thanx for sharing ... did a bit of your trip (same & similar routes) in Sept :3some: Camping at the river in Pella was a great experience.

ps sometimes the good 'ol film cameras can still take some of the most awesome pics  :thumleft:   :thumleft:  ... albeit a little grainy.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Tosser on November 22, 2010, 06:47:20 pm
Excellent report  thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: BlueAlp on November 23, 2010, 08:49:45 am
Excellent RR. Was thinking of going to Verneukpan in march. This has convinced me to go!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on November 23, 2010, 06:40:56 pm
Small clip on the pan

Breaking the Silence!!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/2Kjxus293Xk
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: GStry on November 23, 2010, 07:59:23 pm
Really nice, brings back good memories.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on November 23, 2010, 11:46:20 pm
that guy cutting in from the side is riding a Honda XR400!! :imaposer:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Milkman on November 24, 2010, 09:21:50 pm
Great trip guys, MM I was in Sutherland last weekend and saw you DRZ looking all sorry for itself in the garage , hope it is not too serious .  :D

No , not serious at all!! Got brand new coil on Thumper talk and will have it up and running by the weekend and ready to ride!!! :thumleft: I was very lucky, no damage what so ever!!! The meccie tunes me that the engine is in tip top shape ,so I am really stoked that everything has worked out well! Shot KK
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Milkman on November 24, 2010, 09:26:07 pm


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MM still lekke "winty" before his hassles!

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Jou Holl is winty man!!!!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Milkman on November 28, 2010, 08:53:40 pm
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The cold water pool at Riemvasmaak!!! 4 oaks Cooling off!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Milkman on November 28, 2010, 08:55:41 pm
  :imaposer:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Milkman on November 28, 2010, 08:57:55 pm
This is the most beutiful bike I have seen in a long time?

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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Milkman on November 28, 2010, 09:08:09 pm
Milkman and his DRZ!

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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Milkman on November 28, 2010, 09:10:31 pm
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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Dustdevil on December 04, 2010, 12:56:39 am
This is the most beutiful bike I have seen in a long time?

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Nice bike but I think you need one of these for improvement! ::)
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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=55547.0

Very lekka report. I like the rough and ready approach although I am not sure that I would have survived the food.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Dustdevil on December 04, 2010, 01:44:51 am
"SAS Willehond" I
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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on December 05, 2010, 07:34:56 pm
What year was this DD?
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 10:42:32 pm
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Jahloepa in action... RC & me having fun!  :imaposer:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on December 05, 2010, 10:49:19 pm

Jahloepa in action... RC & me having fun!  :imaposer:

Dropping van n Kuifkop Blouvitterjoel kraai. Kom net in die Sutherland omgewing voor :toothy9:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 10:57:06 pm
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...and the Kuifkop Oranjevitterjoel kraai dropping...
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 11:04:20 pm
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MM smaaks Vetkoeke! ...and the rest of us!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 11:12:38 pm
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Was Milk Man poedel nakend kaal op Jahloepa se motorfiets? ...nee, hy't 'n helmet opgehad!! Ontie = ATGATT
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Dustdevil on December 05, 2010, 11:13:19 pm
What year was this DD?
2009, just after attending the CABC.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 11:14:38 pm
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The famous Pofadder Moerse Burger...from now on aka MB!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 11:15:58 pm
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...5mins later...this was all RC left behind as a memory!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 11:17:24 pm
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HB struggles ahead in cheerful spirit!

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...and he makes it...
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 11:19:17 pm
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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 11:29:50 pm
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Beautiful Klein Pella...what a legend spot! Loved it!!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 11:33:50 pm
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early bird takes the photograph!! @ Augrabies! FLTR: MM, HB, JQ & RC.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 05, 2010, 11:36:42 pm
I'm still waiting for my Black & White film photo's to arrive from Cape Town, will hopefully post them soon!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: BlueBull2007 on December 06, 2010, 01:46:50 am
Brilliant RR, Love the photos. Some of them had me in hysterics.  :imaposer:

You guys are legends.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: letsgofishing on December 06, 2010, 08:36:59 am
What an excellent ride you guys had and some lekker photies!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 12, 2010, 09:25:14 pm
The black & white photo's are here...starting at Riemvasmaak...

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...classic cable release...no self-timer!

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on our way to Vredesvallei

Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 12, 2010, 09:41:51 pm
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Pella

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A solo pic of the XR400 just outside Klein Pella where we camped next to the river

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The campsite...

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real freedom

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HB klapping a "shower"

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MM followed with more foam...





Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 12, 2010, 09:48:41 pm
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JQ & MM hooking the sand monster...i was lying in wait for a prang, but no cigar! :-)

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Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 12, 2010, 09:54:29 pm
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This was my last photograph...we were having lunch at Wuppertal when a flock of sheep came trotting down the street...
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: cassiebotha on December 12, 2010, 11:11:02 pm
Kon julle so stil gele het die hele nag voor die toe hek.
Ek kan beswaarlik so stil le.  Shoe daai nag sou vir my 'n maak of breek nag gewees het
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: Husky Boy on December 12, 2010, 11:24:22 pm
...dit was 'n lang dag...   :imaposer:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: letsgofishing on December 13, 2010, 09:48:21 am
 :thumleft: Your B&W shots have a real "old school" feel to them!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: Carrots on December 14, 2010, 02:58:27 pm
Lekker man!! Swart en wit baie mooi uit gekom!!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: LoopSoosStroop on December 14, 2010, 03:22:44 pm

(http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/huskychild/hb5.jpg)

(http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/huskychild/hb6.jpg)


Randomness to the max... ken die chick, sy het amper 'n ding aangehad met my roomie van Stellenbosch dae. Baie cool meisie! Sal bietjie vir hom aanstuur... hy is ook intussen getroud.
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: Husky Boy on December 14, 2010, 04:08:40 pm
Lekker man!! Swart en wit baie mooi uit gekom!!

Thanks C, dis 'n nostalgiese experience...nog film uit die dae voor die c4 processing!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: Husky Boy on December 14, 2010, 04:10:01 pm
@ LSS: Ja, die meisie was baie plat op die aarde, en haar man ook! Vra bietjie vir RCerrie hoe vriendelik was hy! Maar mens kan sien hulle is die sout van die aarde! Ja, die lewe is RANDOM! Classic!
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Post by: Stofdonkie on December 15, 2010, 07:05:43 am
(http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/huskychild/F1000027.jpg)


Stunning picture ...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai
Post by: ®©errie on December 15, 2010, 01:40:12 pm
(http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/huskychild/F1000027.jpg)

This picture was secretly taken, Circa 1976. The new prototype GS is being tested, seen here!!!  :mwink:
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: Walkaway on December 15, 2010, 01:51:01 pm
Amazing Pic's - Thanks for sharing.
There is a lot to say about B+W photo's. 8)
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: Husky Boy on December 15, 2010, 10:12:03 pm
Thank you! I was just really keen on film for this trip, plus i knew the Minolta sRT100's body could take the punch without me feeling sorry for it all the time! ...it's been standing for years, so it was pretty dirty and as a result not as sharp as it should be, but i still dig the old school look & feel of them! We've become so spoilt with digital where we shoot carelessly - i've had to select my shots carefully as i've only had one colour film & one b&w...that alone makes you appreciate the images, regardless of what they look like!  ;D
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: Jahloepa on December 15, 2010, 10:53:18 pm
Dit was 'n baie lekker trip ouens!!!  :thumleft:
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Post by: Husky Boy on December 19, 2010, 07:22:38 pm
Just so you guys understand this properly...MM has a very sensitive tummy and we were heading for the Pofadder ablutions, but i ran out of petrol and they were forced to pull off and assit me in my dilemma...MM could no longer control the contractions...we were in the middle of nowhere and the vast open plains offered no privacy from those big double decker tour busses, so he went for the safest option, knowing that the rains will wash away all evidence in this desert country! RC was behind the camera for documetational purposes only! ...ja, it's funny and all, but it's also reality! when you have to go, you have to go! ...and be so kind to check MM's motto...'n pee sonder 'n poep is soos 'n plaashuis sonder 'n stoep...

(http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/huskychild/WB.jpg)

(http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/huskychild/mm1.jpg)
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Post by: Husky Boy on December 19, 2010, 07:25:28 pm
On a different subject...the photo we received from the Merweville photographers...JQ, the bride & groom...

(http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/huskychild/DSC_6361-1300.jpg)
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW "REALITY" PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: BlueBull2007 on December 19, 2010, 08:12:03 pm
Ag nee man  :biggrin: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Nothing like good friends helping out when the man is down.


Great stuff! I think you should enter that B&W photo into the photo comp. Dont forget to mention its not a digital.

Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW "REALITY" PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: Husky Boy on December 19, 2010, 08:29:11 pm
Ag nee man  :biggrin: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Nothing like good friends helping out when the man is down.


Great stuff! I think you should enter that B&W photo into the photo comp. Dont forget to mention its not a digital.



What you won't do for a friend...i know a song..."a friend in need is a friend indeed, but a friend with toilet paper is better!" (Remix)  :imaposer:  :imaposer:  :imaposer:

By the way, your Living the Dream RR is legend!!!
Title: Re: VERNEUKPAN and Beyond the next draai (NEW "REALITY" PHOTOS!!!!)
Post by: JP Verster on December 22, 2010, 04:51:45 pm
Great foto's.