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Memel with my besties
« on: April 18, 2021, 05:52:58 pm »
It’s been nearly 2 years since the last trip with my best mates @Carlito  , @Ghato and Jean. Carl’s 51st birthday seemed like a good excuse to arrange a proper trip.


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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 06:00:45 pm »
 :sip: ek lees lekker saam....
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 06:10:20 pm »
This was going to be my first trip on the S. i spent quite a bit of time going through the bike in the last week or so before the trip. The last bits arrived in the days leading up to the trip and by Thursday night the bike was ready and packed to leave at sunrise Friday morning


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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 06:28:06 pm »
Our route took us towards Barberton on the R40 and then up the pass towards the Josefsdal border with Swaziland. It was a cool overcast morning and we rode into fog/clouds in the mountain and it soon became clear that we were going to get wet.

First stop st the eureka viewpoint, but not much of s view











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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2021, 06:28:46 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2021, 06:33:05 pm »
We did a very slow ride up the mountain with very poor visibility. We stopped at the turnoff onto our first dirt section of the trip and had small sip of sherry to heat our cold, wet bodies














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Re: Memel with my besties
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2021, 06:34:48 pm »
Conditions improved as be descended towards Diepgezet


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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2021, 06:38:52 pm »
I took way too many photos of the S this weekend, so brace yourself...



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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2021, 06:40:05 pm »
Waiting for the rest to catch up




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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2021, 06:43:29 pm »
Conditions improved as I descended towards Diepgezet

Ek bevind dit ook altyd so......... :)
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2021, 06:46:38 pm »
First fuel stop








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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2021, 06:51:48 pm »
Waiting for Ghato and Jean to catch up. Dust was quite bad. Carl and I were riding hotdog and created an almighty dust trail behind us.





















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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2021, 06:57:49 pm »
This first part was the first gravel my wife accompanied me on following some advise from you and other WDs.
Very nice and scenic road. Memel still on the wish list.
Looking forward to the rest of the report.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2021, 06:58:06 pm »
Quick beer stop in Sheepmoor










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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2021, 06:59:29 pm »
This first part was the first gravel my wife accompanied me on following some advise from you and other WDs.
Very nice and scenic road. Memel still on the wish list.
Looking forward to the rest of the report.
Memel is in a beautiful part of the country!
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2021, 07:00:17 pm »
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2021, 07:01:38 pm »
Toilet break


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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2021, 07:11:11 pm »
Carl’s GSA picked up a bad smiley on its front wheel and it was losing air rapidly. Ghato made use of the time by braaiing a jalapeño wors with his amazing newspaper braai














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