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Ratsalad

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The travelling salesman - dial-up beware, lots of pics
« on: October 26, 2007, 02:32:19 pm »
Those that use their bikes for work.
Post pics here when you've been somewhere nice.
  • Monday - Tradouws Pass
  • Monday - Barrydale
  • Monday - Heidelberg - Suurbraak
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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 02:37:53 pm »
  • Friday - Road between Malgas and De Hoop
  • Friday - Staatsbos Swellendam
« Last Edit: October 26, 2007, 02:43:47 pm by Bliknêrs »
 

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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007, 02:44:31 pm »
what kind of job do you do  >:(

i can maybe post you a picture of the n1 going into cape town but thats about it  :(
 

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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007, 03:43:06 pm »
This is not right, do you really want to see photos of yuppies in BMW's ;D ;D
What abot we swop jobs?
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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2007, 10:35:18 am »
Jeez, Blikners, tough job you've got there!
There is nothing you can do about the past and you can't predict the future...all you have is the now...live it to the fullest.

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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2007, 06:17:04 pm »
what kind of job do you do  >:(

i can maybe post you a picture of the n1 going into cape town but thats about it  :(

Yes, Watse job doen jy. Dem, dis die tipe job wat ek ook wil hê!  :(
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Wat ek het, is net geleen!
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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007, 09:10:46 pm »
Come now - what lekker job allow you to travel like this :)
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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2007, 09:34:18 pm »
IT support.
 

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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007, 02:18:50 pm »
IT support.

What, you fix 25 year old Yamahas in the bush all day!
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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2007, 04:37:14 pm »
I goto exciting, far away places, see state of the art computer equipment and break them.
Today it rained here, so it makes for some nice pics and wet jeans:
  • Between Swellendam and Riviersonderend
  • Stormsvlei Bridge, just off the N2 towards Bonnievale
  • Road to McGregor
  • Voorhuis road, between Bonnievale and Swellendam
OK the last one I found from an earlier ride (the canola have been harvested) but couldn't resist as it's such a nice pic.
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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2007, 08:19:54 am »
IT support.

What, you fix 25 year old Yamahas in the bush all day!

No man, that's XT support!
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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2007, 08:37:28 am »
Awesome!

02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007, 01:53:28 pm »
It's been slow the last couple of days, so I took a ride into the mountains near Swellendam:
  • Crossing the river, nothing wrong with the bridge you can see on the photo but going through the river is more fun
  • The pine forest is usually deserted. It's a really nice place to ride
  • Next to Marloth Nature reserve, you can ride along the fence
  • Hermitage side, entrance to the forest from the back. Theres a channel dividing the forest and this side opens some great trails
  • The dams where I think our water supply comes from
 

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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2007, 02:33:31 pm »
Dude - you must take me on them routes.
As before - awesome pics!

I enjoyed the couple of hours we spend  on the road last Saturday very much!
Everyone is also commenting about the Garden Route that is so beautiful (and it is), but this doesn't need to stand back for any of what the Garden Route have to offer.

Btw - this photo should look familiar.
Sorry about the quality of the photo, but the bridge came up and I thought it would make for a cool inride photo.
So I had to fish my cellphone out of my jacket pocket with a gloved hand, switch on the camera, point and shoot.

Didn't have much time.

02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2007, 04:18:56 pm »
Yes, thats the bridge in the first photo (previous post)!
Didn't know if you'd enjoy going through the river, so kept going.
There's some great places to ride here, but most people don't even turn off at Swellendam. Not really a destination, more like a pit stop!
Like I said on Saturday, whenever you're ready, offer stands.
 

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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2007, 04:23:50 pm »
Yes, thats the bridge in the first photo (previous post)!
Didn't know if you'd enjoy going through the river, so kept going.
There's some great places to ride here, but most people don't even turn off at Swellendam. Not really a destination, more like a pit stop!
Like I said on Saturday, whenever you're ready, offer stands.

Would not have minded the river - next time!

About the offer - :thumbsup:
02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

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For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2007, 05:01:05 pm »
Cool


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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2007, 03:54:27 pm »
Due to the heavy rains, I've had to use my Pajero the last week or so, so those pics probably aren't allowed.
But today, I had to visit some remote sites that was cut off and decided to take the bike. We didn't have as much damage as the Southern Cape, but farmers took huge losses. Anyway, here's some pics of todays ride.
The first river crossing was uneventful, bit more water than usual, but easily crossed.

1 - Then I got to the next one, saw lots of sand in places and some deep shadows but thought WTF, lets go. Almost got stuck halfway through in the sand. Had to put my feet out and got wet up to my knees. Spun the bike out.
2 - No the bike didn't grow ears, those are my socks.
3 - Showing a fine leg
4 - Just a couple of kilos further, into the mountains.
5 - Almost there.
 

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Re: The travelling salesman
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2007, 04:12:13 pm »
Nee magtag blikners, jy kan ons darem se waar die fotos geneem is, of doen jy 'n skattejag recce?  ;D ;D

Dankie vir die fotos :thumbsup:
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« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2007, 04:14:45 pm »
Coooooool!

02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away