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Offline wino

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Of Dust & Men (Day 8 - Final)
« on: January 30, 2006, 11:53:51 am »
Day 8

The day of the split. Venter & Chris were to go down to the coast and then to Cape Town, from where they will fly back to Joburg and put the bikes on a trailer. I?ve also decided to take Chris up on his offer to trailer my bike up to Joburg, which meant that I could ride with Heinie to Cape Town and spend a day or so with friends and family.

Some springbok grazing a few metres from our chalets:

Venter on his way ? ride safe:

Heinie & I took Route 62. The weekend there was a bike rally in Oudtshoorn and the oncoming traffic consisted of bikers en route to the rally. It felt weird riding in the opposite direction.

Ze Germans earlier on stopped at this well known pub, where they met 2 English guys who were busy with a round-the-world trip. There next country would be South America. Venter remarked that he felt so uplifted by our own trip, until he had a chat with these 2 guys and his proverbial bubble was a bit deflated.

Crossing the Theewaterskloof dam. The wind in the Villiersdorp region was definitely the strongest that I?ve encountered on the whole journey. However, I knew that we would soon be ?home?.

In Botrivier?s pub we met up with another friend of ours. After a few beers, we chucked our luggage on his bakkie and rode the last stretch ?naked?! What a pleasurable difference!

Aah, coming over Sir Lowry?s Pass and being greeted by this view of the Western Cape. Almost ?home?!


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Of Dust & Men (Day 8 - Final)
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2006, 01:47:33 pm »
I tell you, that on this earth, we are meant to fart about, and dont let anyone tell you different.

Quote - from Wino.

Sweet story dood! Love to travel with you one day. You do a good job of documenting what went on...  8)  8)
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2006, 02:00:30 pm »
You will also like his smooth no hassle riding style.
Good ride buddy.

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2006, 10:32:29 pm »

What a GR8 trip report. I thought I would not add comments to each day, just the end. Well I had a most enjoyable evening reading your report and viewing the pics.

You bastards just make me lus to go on a trip tomorrow. Well done what a great read.

Thanks for sharing your experiences....
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006, 10:30:08 pm »
Fantastic report and pics Wino! This is so definitely on my agenda when I'm back in SA.
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