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Offline AlbieK

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While you all were bashing...
« on: September 24, 2012, 02:56:15 pm »
Ö I went for a little solo Cederberg trip, leaving bright and early Saturday morning. I really need to invest in a smaller sleeping  bag, tent and roll mat.  

Through a wet Bainskloof to Ceres

Defrosted myself and filled the tank in Ceres then over Gydo enroute to Op Die Berg

Then through to Citrusdal over the 303

The best sign you can getÖ Keeping to the 60km/h at all times though :mwink:

Filled up in Citrusdal again and took the gravel road on the Eastern side of the river into the mountains

This was the last photo for the day as I started experiencing problems with the bike, turns out the ECU was loose and the rattling was causing it to reset. Fixed it easily once I found it. Bumped into a couple taking their DRZís for a loop ride, also met lots of great people at Jamaka where I camped that night.

Left at noon the next day heading to Oasis over Uitkyk Pass, I only took this one photo on that leg of the journey because of the rain. What I was about to ride into:

Crossed this river with ease, donít know what all the fuss was about  ::) only now do I notice the ominous birds circling overhead.

I was meant to camp there that night but decided to cut the trip short and push through to home. On the way out I had to stop at Nuwerust to collect something a friend had forgotten there a while back. Took this last photo there. My trusty steed.


Met the rain again before Op Die Berg and was in it the entire way back to CPT, decided to go via Slanghoek onto the N1 and over Du Toitskloof Pass, which turned out to be a bit hair raising with the rain, misted up goggles and lack of day light. But its all part of the adventure!  :ricky:

Overall an awesome little trip.  :thumleft:
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Re: While you all were bashing...
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 03:19:57 pm »
No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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Re: While you all were bashing...
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 03:58:58 pm »
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Re: While you all were bashing...
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 04:06:16 pm »
Your photos capture your trip beautifully.  :thumleft:
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Re: While you all were bashing...
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 04:47:57 pm »
Maar julle kry darem baie reŽn daar in die Kaap, lyk darem na 'n lekker ride. Ons het darem die Bash ook geniet, groete.
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Re: While you all were bashing...
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 06:04:54 pm »
Very nice.  The Cederberg is always a great place to be.  Thanks.

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Re: While you all were bashing...
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 06:40:45 pm »
Great pics. Cederberg is magic. Also spent weekend up there,was blerrie cold saturday night,and also rode home in the rain. I just kept saying my little mantra:
"I am not a fairweather biker,I am not a fairweather biker,I am not...."

And two thumbs up for the anti-mist visor that Shoei makes.It works!
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