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Re: Goose & Grizz's trip to France & Belgium..... Our Ride Report - Finalised!
« Reply #80 on: September 24, 2012, 08:28:00 am »
I'm sommer jealous!! Smaak that mothers milk wilddog paw!!
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« Reply #81 on: September 24, 2012, 11:45:29 am »
Verry naaaice Pieter en kie! Given me the inspiration to take the katoom back to see where she was made :mwink:
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Re: Goose & Grizz's trip to France & Belgium..... Our Ride Report - Finalised!
« Reply #82 on: September 24, 2012, 04:46:02 pm »
sUPERB! Thanks for sharing.

My boet lives in Scotland. mmmmmmmmm????? Maybe a holiday over there on "MUD ISLAND" on the bucket list???
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Re: Goose & Grizz's trip to France & Belgium..... Our Ride Report - Finalised!
« Reply #83 on: September 24, 2012, 05:42:09 pm »
sUPERB! Thanks for sharing.

My boet lives in Scotland. mmmmmmmmm????? Maybe a holiday over there on "MUD ISLAND" on the bucket list???

Bring-it-on!!

We're looking at bike rentals and all the issues that go with it. With the few Saffers here.... I'm sure we can organise a group to do some touring.... would be really cool!
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Re: Goose & Grizz's trip to France & Belgium..... Our Ride Report - Finalised!
« Reply #84 on: September 24, 2012, 06:58:15 pm »
Thanks for sharing. Man, looks like just the thing to get out of the rut.  The group touring things sounds like it could be a real blast.
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Re: Goose & Grizz's trip to France & Belgium..... Our Ride Report - Finalised!
« Reply #85 on: September 25, 2012, 10:37:50 am »
Thanks for sharing. Man, looks like just the thing to get out of the rut.  The group touring things sounds like it could be a real blast.


One of the nicest results of this ride was getting me out of the rut.

No agenda means constant pleadure and surprise.

Sitting in a coffee shop in Ronse for two or three hours enriched me no end.
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Re: Goose & Grizz's trip to France & Belgium..... Our Ride Report - Finalised!
« Reply #86 on: September 25, 2012, 06:13:34 pm »
blerrie nice boys  :sip:

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Re: Goose & Grizz's trip to France & Belgium..... Our Ride Report - Finalised!
« Reply #87 on: December 11, 2012, 04:29:54 pm »
blerrie nice boys  :sip:

Nounet weer hier gekyk.

Dit was n nice trip.

Vanoggend met my broer in Dunnottar gechat.... hy sien erg uit na volgende jaar se toer deur SA.

Goose, hoop jy het n bike en radio.
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« Reply #88 on: December 11, 2012, 05:00:01 pm »
blerrie nice boys  :sip:

Nounet weer hier gekyk.

Dit was n nice trip.

Vanoggend met my broer in Dunnottar gechat.... hy sien erg uit na volgende jaar se toer deur SA.

Goose, hoop jy het n bike en radio.

 :thumleft:  sorted - did the radio/headset installation already!!  ONS WAG VIR JOU!!!!
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Re: Goose & Grizz's trip to France & Belgium..... Our Ride Report - Finalised!
« Reply #89 on: December 11, 2012, 08:07:30 pm »
blerrie nice boys  :sip:

Nounet weer hier gekyk.

Dit was n nice trip.

Vanoggend met my broer in Dunnottar gechat.... hy sien erg uit na volgende jaar se toer deur SA.

Goose, hoop jy het n bike en radio.

 :thumleft:  sorted - did the radio/headset installation already!!  ONS WAG VIR JOU!!!!

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Re: Goose & Grizz's trip to France & Belgium..... Our Ride Report - Finalised!
« Reply #90 on: December 12, 2012, 02:54:46 pm »
Great report!

Had the same experience in France, using Afrikaans first up worked a charm and wearing a Bok jersey even more so. Also the Tourist Info centres became our first stops in little towns, as you said, we got maps, stickers and tours for free.

We did the Alps too but alas all of this was in a motorhome... :(

Would love to work out a feasible bike option.
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Great report!

Had the same experience in France, using Afrikaans first up worked a charm and wearing a Bok jersey even more so. Also the Tourist Info centres became our first stops in little towns, as you said, we got maps, stickers and tours for free.

We did the Alps too but alas all of this was in a motorhome... :(

Would love to work out a feasible bike option.

Amazing how time flies.

Thanks for the reply.

I think part of the success of any trip is the travelers own attitudes.


In the mean time, I have started a thread in the JOU MA section of the board, looking for advice on the ride planned below.

I am sure some of you know that I will be in SA for part of April.


Doing a memorial ride with my brother on two GS's (1150 and 1000 airhead) for our mum and dad who started us off riding when we were 12 and 14 years old, on an old aircooled RD350.
Since then we have never stopped riding.

I was wondering, if you look at the road from PE to Durban, through the Transkei etc, who has recently ridden this route?

Any advice, warnings, tips etc ?

Do we do it in one big hit, or do we go to East London, find a guest house and sleep over, then hit the road early and do a one hit runner?

Advice on where to sleep in East London that is CHEAP, Clean and "safe" for the bikes would be appreciated.



ROUGH AGENDA.

Landing at 22.00 on the 3rd in Cape Town, probably leaving for George the 5th via the coastal route as advised by Goose, sleeping somewhere in George or Oudtshoorn area in a CHEAP, clean, safe guesthouse or similar (Not camping) so that we can meet up with Jupiter to do Baviaans, then sleep in the caves en-route.
I have some business to deal with in PE, so probably Monday and Tuesday spent in PE, then off to Durban for a day or two,, hoping to meet up withh Dirty Boy (James), then going up to Rustenburg via Eshowe and Melmoth (we went to school and koshuis there, so has to be done) and then back to my brothers place in Springs.
I will be doing a solo ride from Springs/Dunnottar on the bike, unless someone wants to join me,  back to Paarl, leaving the 16th or 17th so that I am in Cape Town by the 18th. flying out the 19th again.



PM me, or post in here if you have advice, tips etc please.
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Re: "Goose & Grizz's Punt-Innie-Wind Tour" - France & Belgium........
« Reply #92 on: May 15, 2013, 11:44:54 pm »
Well, that plan did not quite work then, much longer ride...and much fun too.
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