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TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« on: October 07, 2019, 11:13:33 am »
Cancelled hosting and planning for now, no time or resources to pursue this further. I made a backup of the site if someone else wants to continue with this initiative please PM me.

The Southern route track is here, note many sections has not been ridden by anyone so please send feedback if you do  :deal:

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 11:17:02 am »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2019, 11:18:03 am »
Fastest routes between these points around 2000km so I reckon with dirt we can easily get to 2500 - 3000km trip
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 11:19:24 am »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 11:21:39 am »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 11:25:25 am »
So many options one could go west or south east from Musina but I think to keep some direction one should do a Musina - Tzaneen - Polokwane (Pietersburg) stretch. Lovely area for DS bikes.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 11:50:32 am »
There was a section called Pays-De-Aar Rally ( :biggrin:) that was once a ride type thing, all off-road iirc - I will try find the tracks......

I have looked at this a few times, I dont see it being too much of an issue, but the main thing would be to decide what you wanted to see on the way, eg: Tankwa or The mountains of the Southern Cape.....?
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 11:56:25 am »
My ears pricked up  :sip: who is planning the route?
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 11:57:03 am »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 12:02:44 pm »
Did Durban to Cape town with 200 km tar and 2800 km dirt

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 12:11:18 pm »
My ears pricked up  :sip: who is planning the route?
Team effort, reckon on the north to south route we can do a A and B option either side of Lesotho towards CPT.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2019, 12:15:54 pm »
My ears pricked up  :sip: who is planning the route?
Team effort, reckon on the north to south route we can do a A and B option either side of Lesotho towards CPT.

And the other way on the way back.......  >:D
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2019, 12:16:52 pm »
My ears pricked up  :sip: who is planning the route?
Team effort, reckon on the north to south route we can do a A and B option either side of Lesotho towards CPT.

And the other way on the way back.......  >:D
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2019, 12:18:47 pm »
Would really be interesting to see how much dirt be done zigzagging from Alexanderbay to Pongola keeping to as close to the coast as possible.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2019, 12:19:15 pm »
My ears pricked up  :sip: who is planning the route?
Team effort, reckon on the north to south route we can do a A and B option either side of Lesotho towards CPT.

And the other way on the way back.......  >:D
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 12:45:17 pm »
Many years ago a friend and a buddy did the whole coast line on XR500's as much as possible on the beach. Just a few places they had to go inland. Was an epic trip. Wives followed in caravan along the roads in support.
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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 12:46:56 pm »
@Beserker , kum in langman, kum in.....  ;)
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2019, 12:52:37 pm »
Rode a 701 from Cape Town to Nelspruit, almost exclusively on dirt- covered 2800 km in 7 days

So now a route only has to be calculated from Nelspruit to Musina  :deal:
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2019, 12:57:27 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2019, 01:54:08 pm »
Would really be interesting to see how much dirt be done zigzagging from Alexanderbay to Pongola keeping to as close to the coast as possible.

Now, that would be a good one .........................  :thumleft:
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