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Off-loading was a little tricky, but we managed by pushing the bikes down onto a baggage   trolley and then onto the platform, and by 07:00 -Steers Breakfast, ready to go.  I see a RR need a food picture, so I through in the Steers Breakfast to cover that aspect.

I see all RR must have a food pic, this is mine; Full Breakfast at Steers in Queenstown at 7 am.




I see all RR has garage pic; so this is mine.

The plan was to go to Snow Valley, via Otto du Plessis Pass .  To stay there for two nights (place where National Wilddog Bash used as a venue), via Otto du Plessis Pass.  On the Sunday, do the Bastervoetslaanpas, Naude’s Nek, Rhodes, up to Tiffendale and back to Snow Valley.

Some pics on the way; more later.....













it is Adventure bike heaven!!!!!




I also did see you need some flower pics in the RR







back tomorrow!!!!
 

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Flowers AND fluffy sheep...  :drif:

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Really a nice RR , Ec Guy is from Elliot and says that route is something else , awesome fotos... :thumleft:
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This is going to be fun to watch.... >:D :biggrin:


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looks good so far - more please!!  :thumleft:
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This is going to be fun to watch.... >:D :biggrin:

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you have some history  with that pass ;)

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This is going to be fun to watch.... >:D :biggrin:

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you have some history  with that pass ;)

Bet ya all the tyre hugger breaks off that GSA somewhere in this awesome report and now for the rest :thumleft:
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The plan was to go to Snow Valley, via Otto du Plessis Pass .  To stay there for two nights (place where National Wilddog Bash used as a venue), via Otto du Plessis Pass.  On the Sunday, do the Bastervoetslaanpas, Naude’s Nek, Rhodes, up to Tiffendale and back to Snow Valley.

As I said, that was the plan....

http://www.snowvalley.co.za/

We went via Dorrecht, my Louw family came from there, many, many moons ago and I was keen to see the place agian.  there was a Boere Expo happening; the "lekker verskoning vir boere om saam te kuier type"  We joined for few beers.



With nice pictures and other "kaggelkak" to buy.



and a beer garden,  a bit early? NO



lets open the bar!



from Dordrecht, of the Otto du Plessis Pass.
This is a great place to stay!  Note the empty field where we had the bash.

A Picture of the same field during the Wilddog Bash.
 

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Otto Du Plessis;  Nice pass!  to tell the tructh, I cannot actualy remember which photo goes with which part of the route, let me just throw in some up to us visiting Barkley East and onto Snow Valley.  Bastervoetslaan came only on the "huilige" Sunday...











 

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Jo-jo, maar dit is mooi.  Kan nie wag vir nog nie. 
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Jo-jo, maar dit is mooi.  Kan nie wag vir nog nie. 

Ek dink ons moet weer gaan  :biggrin:

Very nice so far!!  Cannot wait for the rest  :sip:
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We reached Barkley East;  and I see every RR needs a church, afterall the Achar Boys do look at churches...



Then a place to eat; and it was not bad at all...





and of again to Snow Valley

the day is getting longer
 

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This is going to be fun to watch.... >:D :biggrin:

Surprise, surprise, the Pig was a strong finisher, strong rider, a low centre of gravity, and a Basrervoetslaan, sort of?

The song. Slip sliding away jumps to mind. :lol8:
 

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I crossed the Bastervoet with Velbrand on his 1150GS and me on the SE...in serious pouring rain !!!

We know that song well ! :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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I crossed the Bastervoet with Velbrand on his 1150GS and me on the SE...in serious pouring rain !!!

We know that song well ! :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Ja it goes like this:

Thshloop splash “F@k!”
“Aargh J&*^$! tog!
Wrrrthshloop splash “F@k!”
Heave, help me (again), ok please?!
(Smoke break)
Right, wrrrthshloop splash “F@@k!”
Ok, heave, sliiip shlop “Nooit!”
Right, again.
Heave, aah YES!
(Smoke break)
“How far have we gone?
“Dunno, about 4 k’s….. in 45mins…”
“We better get movin’”
Ktschirrr, wrrrthshlooop splash “F@@@k!”
“Jees, now it’s pouring!”
“We better get movin’!”
This time! Ktschirrr, wrrrthshlooop rutt slide splat, “F@@@@k!”
Pant, pant, pa….
Smoke break. Phew!
“Naught Bru, just keep momentum man!”
Whaddya mean china, I can’t even get out this rutt man!
Ktschirrr, wrrrthshlooop rutt slide splat, “F@@@@@k!”
“Have you fallen enough now?”
Pant, sigh, growl: “F@ck right off, do you think I like this? K@k question, sit!”
“Kom boet, it’s getting dark!”
Heave....Yes!
And so on and so on and…
6 hours and 16 heaves later: “But Bru, your bike is like 100kgs lighter than mine and you’ve got knobblies on!”
“Ja, jy wil mos…”
@Rhodes, Ktssssh! Glug, glug, glug: “Thanks brother, I would not have made it withou…..snorrr…..snorrr”
F@@@@@k.


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