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What a wonderful day to ride a bike !!!!
« on: October 28, 2012, 01:58:06 pm »
Yesterday was such an awesome day to ride , but with my luck I had to work. So when I woke up to another awesome day this morning it did not take a lot to convince me to go riding.

Took the Rooiels road and stopped for a quick photo.



Then just as I planned to leave Louis and his girlfriend pulled up with his new bike.





Hard to believe that the bike he is on is a 300cc Kawasaki Ninja. The styling makes the bike look all grown up.


We were passed by a gent on a black Honda Africa Twin with a CY reg. I thought it was a friend of mine and  nailed the little BM to catch up with him. It seems I was mistaken and I had the wrong guy.

I continued past Betty's bay and took the Highlands road.







There was water everywhere.



Then turned right through 'the valley' and stopped to look back at the highlands road.





I also took this pic of Jemima with the dam in the background



I then took the old Houwhoek pass.

Just after I turned onto the dirt I ran over a thin long snake. I tried my best to avoid the little oke , but he moved right into my line and I had no choice but run him over. I stopped and went to look for him , but could not find him , so I hope that the fact that I released all brakes and that he was on soft soil means that I did not hurt him.

I came acros these tracks where it seems a guy running a big bike on Annakees had a bit of a moment in the sand.



And stopped to photograh the trainbridge once again.



This photo shows the view as you come around the bend. It also give you a bit of an idea as to the state of the road surface.



I went through Botrivier and took the Van der stell pass. I took no pics in Van der stell pass as it always seems to bring out the little bit of hooligan that is in me. So I ended up racing down the pass towards Villiersdorp at a nice steep pace.

I turned towards Franshoek and stopped to take a pic of the Theewaterskloof dam that is very nice and full.





Then just before the Franshoek pass I went through a swarm of bees. Luckily I saw them and just tucked in and waited for the rattle on my helmet to cease.

The pass was a blast , although I did need to slow down a few times for baboons in the road.

In Franshoek I grabbed a quick rehidration snack before running Hellshoogte on my way home.

« Last Edit: October 28, 2012, 02:40:22 pm by Hando »
 

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Re: What a wonderful day to ride a bike !!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 02:35:08 pm »
 The Fairest Cape! Beautiful pictures!  :thumleft:  :thumleft:
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Re: What a wonderful day to ride a bike !!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 03:49:22 pm »

Looks nice boet

Me and a Bud came 2 visit you at the Shop today

Did manage to spend some money  :thumleft:

When will you be getting the Aria Tour X 4 in stock ?

Wayne
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Re: What a wonderful day to ride a bike !!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 06:39:48 pm »
Awesome area to ride and some great pics! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: What a wonderful day to ride a bike !!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 10:18:46 am »
Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. Ah, I love summer in the Cape.
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