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General => About South Africa... => Topic started by: Jacobsroodt on October 07, 2011, 09:16:50 am

Title: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Jacobsroodt on October 07, 2011, 09:16:50 am
Got a mail this morning of Map Studio Launching their new Bike Guide to tar and gravel adventures in South Africa.

Launch takes place at 1730 for 1800 on 27 October at Wild@Heart in Cape Town. Check it out:

http://www.mapstudio.co.za/msftp/bike/book_launch/bike-saWWW.htm

Buy the book on the night for R125.

I would have liked to attend but is in Jhb that day.

Nice of Map Studio to think of bikers...
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Stofdonkie on October 07, 2011, 10:09:29 am
This is great. I've been wondering about something like this for sometime now. (Being somebody who enjoys a map far more than GPS.)

Pity it's Mapstudio though. Their mapdetail is waaay behind the time and sometimes downright wrong.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on October 07, 2011, 11:23:40 am
Got a mail this morning of Map Studio Launching their new Bike Guide to tar and gravel adventures in South Africa.

Launch takes place at 1730 for 1800 on 27 October at Wild@Heart in Cape Town. Check it out:

http://www.mapstudio.co.za/msftp/bike/book_launch/bike-saWWW.htm

Buy the book on the night for R125.

I would have liked to attend but is in Jhb that day.

Nice of Map Studio to think of bikers...

OK, I am not going to make that - work calls that weekend.

Question is - can I pre-order a copy at the bargain price of R125? I too like a lekker map - they just make you want to travel!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: lonerider on October 07, 2011, 11:50:40 am
Question is - can I pre-order a copy at the bargain price of R125?

Also hoping this is an option.

Won't be able to make it myself on the night either - but if there's a WC WD willing to take orders I'll be the first to EFT funds.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 07, 2011, 12:01:21 pm
I also received an invite, so I will probably go...

Perhaps I can buy it for you and you can sort me out with money and postage.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: lonerider on October 07, 2011, 12:11:14 pm
I also received an invite, so I will probably go...

Perhaps I can buy it for you and you can sort me out with money and postage.

Happily so! Please PM details...

Muchas gracias!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 07, 2011, 12:18:15 pm
I also received an invite, so I will probably go...

Perhaps I can buy it for you and you can sort me out with money and postage.

Happily so! Please PM details...

Muchas gracias!

PM sent.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: O-Range on October 07, 2011, 12:33:58 pm
I know the author of the book, from CT. I am sure if he is contacted by a forum rep he would do a deal on a bulk order. www.gregbeadle.com/
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 07, 2011, 12:46:33 pm
Asked if we could do a pre-order and this is the response....

Unfortunately you are unable to pre-order the book at the launch special price. The 50% is only applicable to guests attending the launch on 27 October.
 
We will be running a special offer of 25% OFF the book on our website at www.mapstudio.co.za shortly.

Edit... she also mentioned... You're more than welcome to buy as many books at the launch event as you would like :-)

So, I will happily take orders if you non-WC guys want... Just pm me.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on October 07, 2011, 02:18:56 pm
Howzit Dogs,

As Firecoast has generously offered to do collections for us up here in Gauteng, I am obliged to see if I can arrange transport for the books. We have a branch in Maitland in CT, and if I can arrange a rep to collect from Firecoast, I will get them up here at no charge. I will have them in Jhb - Selby or Boksburg - we can make arrangements from there.

PM me if you have ordere from Firecoast and I will get the correct numbers sent up.

Have a lekker weekend!!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Captain Morgan on October 07, 2011, 02:42:07 pm
Firecoast.

PM sent

Much appreciated

Cheers
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Zaskar on October 07, 2011, 03:08:57 pm
Hi Firecoast

Also just dropped you a PM.

Thanks a million for the offer

 :)
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 07, 2011, 03:38:51 pm
Any time! Guess I will be going with the car  :imaposer:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Captain Morgan on October 07, 2011, 04:06:24 pm
Any time! Guess I will be going with the car  :imaposer:
All us Gautangarangs can then sponsor you for your efforts :laughing4:

Cheers
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Jacobsroodt on October 07, 2011, 04:16:18 pm
Apologies for adding insult to injury (forcing you into a cage) but since you are going to be driving I want one as well :laughing4:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 10, 2011, 07:22:23 am
Guys, if you put money into my account (after pm-ing me and me giving bank details of course).... please put your forum name as reference...

Fanks!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Smokes on October 10, 2011, 10:56:38 am
Sent you a pm

Thank's for the offer  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 10, 2011, 11:41:30 am
Right,

so the list so far.... (just so you know and I can also keep track)...

Lonerider
Rodlau
ClimbingTurtle
Captain Morgan
Zaskar
Jacobsroodt
TK-Ten
Smokes
Ras

Here's hoping they have enough stock!!!!!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Ras on October 10, 2011, 12:27:58 pm
Klaar gebetaal  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: AntVan on October 10, 2011, 12:31:00 pm
Oi. I am owing FC too much already...

Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 10, 2011, 12:43:07 pm
Oi. I am owing FC too much already...



So, you want one then?  :P
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: AntVan on October 10, 2011, 12:59:46 pm
Yes, but not this time lady. thanks. I would rather not.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: mountainboy on October 17, 2011, 11:25:57 am
FC - I'll take one plssssssssssss

PM me your home address and I'll drop of the cash personally  :mwink:

we can read books together.........
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 17, 2011, 12:53:27 pm
FC - I'll take one plssssssssssss

PM me your home address and I'll drop of the cash personally  :mwink:

we can read books together.........

You are right around the corner from me  :P
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: lpj on October 17, 2011, 01:03:46 pm
PM sent
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: mountainboy on October 17, 2011, 03:40:21 pm
FC - I'll take one plssssssssssss

PM me your home address and I'll drop of the cash personally  :mwink:

we can read books together.........

You are right around the corner from me  :P

dammit, you called my bluff!!

stuur maar jou banking details - Mgirl sal my bliksem if I go visiting girls after hr's  :patch:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Winston on October 18, 2011, 09:28:29 am
I got one and it is a very good read. It will most certainly be a very usefull aid as a trip planner. It is encouraging to see that the book is not just another "BMW GSA male thing" but includes a number of lady riders and other makes. The 650 singles brigade ?????.....maybe next time. The book has a very objective approach about adventure riding and makes your bumside itch for the saddle. The author has threatened to write a follow up and I am sure that if he gets the support that he deserves that number 2 will be even beter and out soon. Hikers, fisherman, 4x4's, runners, cyclists ect. all got their fair share of reading matrial on the book shelves, it is about time that motorcylce adventure riders get theirs.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: mischiefjay on October 18, 2011, 10:39:48 am
Pity it is in Cape town only and not going to be up in Joburg.

I was at the map studio shop In Rivonia 20 minutes ago and they have it on ""special"" for R185-00....?????

What Special????? :lamer:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: AntVan on October 18, 2011, 02:10:10 pm

I was at the map studio shop In Rivonia 20 minutes ago and they have it on ""special"" for R185-00....?????

What Special????? :lamer:

Normal price is R265.00. That R185.00  is still a special IMO.  (FIXED)
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: mischiefjay on October 19, 2011, 10:37:30 pm
 :imaposer:

 :drif:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: mountainboy on October 20, 2011, 07:51:34 am
Hey there FC

Pm your bank details so I also have some red next to my name, plssssssss   8)
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Plaashaas on October 20, 2011, 08:05:57 am
tried to buy it online and ct card got declined sent email (nor response yet)

and yes CT card does have money on it  ???
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: mountainboy on October 24, 2011, 07:26:13 am
FC - if quantity will be problem, I can drop down to 2 or at the very least, 1 for me (my buddy will have to sort himself then  :patch:)
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 24, 2011, 08:11:04 am
Let's not panic yet. Let's see what happens on Thursday!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 24, 2011, 10:29:19 am
Just received a confirmation reminder from Inga...

Asked her if she will have stock, as we want to buy 'gifts'...

Her response... We've had a great response, it looks like it's going to be a fun evening and we'll have plenty of books!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: mischiefjay on October 24, 2011, 01:15:24 pm
I just got mine,very nice book.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Smokes on October 25, 2011, 10:01:32 am
Sorry Something went wrong with my payment.    :lamer: pm sent
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 27, 2011, 07:24:46 pm
Ta daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

Will pop in the post soonest!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Captain Morgan on October 28, 2011, 09:00:33 am
Absolute star FC. Thank you.
Just sent you a PM

Cheers
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on October 28, 2011, 09:09:23 am
FC - you Rock!

Thanks for your efforts - how was the launch?
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Jacobsroodt on October 28, 2011, 09:10:14 am
Ta daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

Will pop in the post soonest!

Mmm. No chance you could have gone with the bike :)
Thanks a mil for the efforts.
What was the presentation like? Did they have a speaker talking about the book?
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: DeonS on October 28, 2011, 10:30:33 am
Ta daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

Will pop in the post soonest!

Brilliant!  :biggrin:

Thanks a lot for the trouble you took!  Trust you've received my payment by now.

Can't wait!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: melvman on October 28, 2011, 10:55:21 am
I would really like to get one of those books. Can late-comers still order?  Maybe another bulk buy for PE. :peepwall:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Captain Morgan on October 28, 2011, 02:16:09 pm
Fark! and I thought Slaapville was in the other province  :mwink:

Cheers
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on October 28, 2011, 02:41:00 pm
I didn't stay for the launch.

Had a bit of a chat with one or two dogs and then, before the queue got too long, got our books and ducked. Had somewhere else to be.

Greg looked a bit surprised when I asked him to sign the books HAHAHAHA
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: whitedelight on October 29, 2011, 07:33:27 am
I didn't stay for the launch.

Had a bit of a chat with one or two dogs and then, before the queue got too long, got our books and ducked. Had somewhere else to be.

Greg looked a bit surprised when I asked him to sign the books HAHAHAHA

Greg gave a brief rundown on the book and went through a slide show of some photos that did not make the book.I have only browsed through the book and it looks good.Nice to FC and few others,oh and Henk too.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on November 04, 2011, 11:43:07 am
Hi guys,

please don't get upset, but I haven't mailed any of them... been a bit frantic here.

Will get them out next week.... PROMISE!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: DeonS on November 05, 2011, 08:18:17 am
Hi guys,

please don't get upset, but I haven't mailed any of them... been a bit frantic here.

Will get them out next week.... PROMISE!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Aprilian on November 05, 2011, 09:45:13 am
Read most of the book on the night after the launch- enjoyed it tremendously and certainly has me planning a few new trips!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on November 10, 2011, 10:17:34 am
Wooohoooo! I made a 70 cent profit from the single books  :imaposer:

Finally got round to going to the post office, but didn't manage to get round to the shops to buy bubble envelopes.... so, I made do with what I had around the house.... it involved a lot of buff tape and cling wrap.  :biggrin:

Will pm your individual tracking numbers.

Sorry for the delay guys.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Captain Morgan on November 10, 2011, 10:22:03 am
Thanks FC, most appreciated

Cheers
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Zaskar on November 10, 2011, 01:39:38 pm
Not a problem at all, thanks for all the effort you went to.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Labrat on November 11, 2011, 06:53:45 am
So were can I get a book, is it in the shops already ?
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: AntVan on November 11, 2011, 12:25:43 pm
Yes. I saw it at an Outdoor Warehouse in Pretoria East

You can also order it from Kalahari or form the source, Mapstudio.

Google is your friend.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: tottetos on November 14, 2011, 04:54:42 pm
I paid R250.00 for this book about 2 moths ago. :dousing: I bought it from a bookstore in Worcester Mall.

It is a lot of money,but the book is worth the money. :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on November 16, 2011, 07:24:09 am
Good Morning FC! Thanks tons for the effort - got my book yesterday - brilliant read!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Firecoast on November 16, 2011, 10:09:30 am
Was a bit stressed my buff tape / clingwrap / envelope combo wouldn't hold...

Glad it made it there in one piece.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on November 16, 2011, 10:23:36 am
Perfect condition - I had a late night reading last night - thank you!
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Smokes on November 16, 2011, 02:20:17 pm
Thanks FC.

I received my book yesterday in perfect condition, and yes it is n great read.
   
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Zaskar on November 17, 2011, 03:06:52 pm
Recieved mine this morning in perfect condition. Thanks FC  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Heimer on November 17, 2011, 04:11:20 pm
I looked at the book in Exclusives and placed it back on the shelf. Not worth it. Maybe for reading and trip dreaming, but not really useful beyond that.
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Geotraveller on November 17, 2011, 08:59:23 pm
Bought a copy at CNA at O.R. Tambo, probably a bit more expensive than it should have been but what the hay....nice read
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: DeonS on November 18, 2011, 10:57:54 am
Mine arrived in the little backwater of Stutterheim this morning  :thumleft:  In perfect condition!

Thanks again for all the trouble you took!
Deon
Title: Re: New Bike Guide to Tar and Gravel Adventures in South Africa
Post by: Karoo Rider on February 02, 2014, 02:57:43 pm
Got a copy of this book as a present from my brother recently.  Knowing they're around R260 I was very grateful and have started reading bits and pieces here and there.  A good read with tips and pictures to get you start planning a route soon. 

I am however somewhat disappointed with the numerous errors.  I know I can be finicky about these things, but to me it’s fundamental that something that’s sold to the public be as close to perfect as possible.

As mentioned I’ve only read small sections here and there, but a few examples of some simple errors so far:

P. 15   “can can” – perhaps “can”?
P. 29   “Toorkop” – should be Towerkop, Toorkop is another nearby peak.
P. 41   “1989” – the Laingsburg flood was in 1981.
P. 71   “Lwsotho” – Lesotho?

Furthermore the maps are not accurate at all.  Some roads are marked as tarred when it’s not.  Private farm roads (no access) are indicated as normal routes, while a few major gravel roads aren’t even indicated at all.

All in all a great read, hopefully we’ll see an updated version soon. :thumleft: