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Offline schalk vd merwe

3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« on: August 13, 2012, 05:33:20 pm »
It was 2010 and I was starting to play with the idea to do an Africa trip but needed some more practice off road. So I joint 3 buddies to The Hel and Baviaans. The scenery was breathtaking but the riding could not prepare me for what was to come later that year when my son and I tackled Africa on the 5/12/2010. Here are some photos of the ever beautiful Hel and Baviaans.
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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 05:39:35 pm »
The Hel
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 05:41:28 pm by schalk vd merwe »
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 05:44:24 pm »
The Hel and Baviaans.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 07:43:50 pm by schalk vd merwe »
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 05:50:17 pm »
On a 4x4 washed away road from Baviaans towards the sea over the mountains.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 05:56:23 pm by schalk vd merwe »
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 05:58:27 pm »
Ice on the seat the next morning
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 06:13:37 pm by schalk vd merwe »
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 06:15:18 pm »
Baviaans
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 06:16:59 pm by schalk vd merwe »
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 06:19:54 pm »
Coffee shop in Patensie
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 06:23:12 pm »
From Patensie off road over the mountains to Steytlerville on a 4x4 route.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2012, 06:27:11 pm »
Royal Hotel in Steylerville
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
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4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2012, 06:30:55 pm »
My buddy hit this mud patch at 200KPH and this is what he looked like after that. (My 660 Yamaha could only reach 160 KPH on a dirt road but I managed to stop in time for the mud patch)
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1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2012, 06:35:04 pm »
And the end at Pepi's guest house in Willowmore. You can read about our Africa trip under >Ride reports>Long tours>Africa trip to the Equator and back in 40 Days, which my son and I did From Dec 2010-Jan 2011.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 07:56:34 pm by schalk vd merwe »
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2012, 08:50:59 pm »
Thanks Schalk. Lekker om die plekke wat ons so as selfsprekend aanvaar uit iemand anders se oë te sien.
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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 09:23:13 pm »
Thanks Schalk. Lekker om die plekke wat ons so as selfsprekend aanvaar uit iemand anders se oë te sien.

Ja julle het darem mooi plekke daar by julle om te ry, Groete.
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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 09:25:26 pm »
Thanks Schalk. Lekker om die plekke wat ons so as selfsprekend aanvaar uit iemand anders se oë te sien.

Ja julle het darem mooi plekke daar by julle om te ry, Groete.

Toe ek die opskrif sien dag ek net julle het sommer nou die dag hier kom ry sonder om te laat weet en groet.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2012, 09:32:23 pm »
Thanks Schalk. Lekker om die plekke wat ons so as selfsprekend aanvaar uit iemand anders se oë te sien.

Ja julle het darem mooi plekke daar by julle om te ry, Groete.

Toe ek die opskrif sien dag ek net julle het sommer nou die dag hier kom ry sonder om te laat weet en groet.

Nee ons honne maak mos nie so nie. Ek het die WD maar in Des 2011 gejoin en sal altyd laat weet as ons by julle kontrei aandoen. Groete.
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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2012, 08:36:22 pm »
Baie nice, jou skryfstyl is baie goed. Ek laaik die "signs" in die kroeg.  :thumleft:
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Re: 3 KTM's + 1 Yamaha doing The Hel and Baviaan's
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2012, 01:42:53 pm »
Baie nice, jou skryfstyl is baie goed. Ek laaik die "signs" in die kroeg.  :thumleft:
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1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp