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Offline ThomTom

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With some good sleep behind us, early the Monday morning, we washed Bastervoetslaan pad off the bikes.



Note that this smooth tyre on the big beemer is not recommended for the Bastervoetslaan.



Sad looking TOP Box, no major damage.



View from the cottage!



We headed north, direction Gauteng, over Lundean’s Nek over to Telebridge,









We tucked along the Lesotho border along the dirt roads to Ladybrand.



The Free State was hot and dry!


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Etter ek mis daai wereld.......wens ons kon sommer nou dadelik weer daar wees en mielies gooi op daai paaie.

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on to Clarens where we stayed the night.  We even managed to find a restaurant in Clarens with live music, and that on a Monday night!



How do you always have live music?  I guess you appoint a waiter/manager that can play piano?



there was also a fellow playing some oldies...



We were up early Tuesday morning, getting back into stinking dirty riding gear; no quick solutions yet on that one; they vrot after a few days riding... headed home, through some thick mist,  to Johannesburg, in time for a 14:00 meeting at the office;  and all we have now is a memory of some of the best riding in SA.



and with that; "fluit fluit, my storie is uit"; untill a next time when The Achar boys, ride another Shozalosa through the night.

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Everyone back safe,camera memory sticks full,memories of the ups and downs  ===A great trip
Now the stories of the trip will grow with every braai you have. 8)
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What an experience - thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
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Thanks for sharing.   :thumleft:

Bastervoetpad is DS riding heaven.
But with your heavy bikes, with road tyres, in the rain it must have been a real struggle!

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Not wanting to Hi-Jack your RR but here is a link to the RR Veldbrand wrote after the sad farewell of our mate Glen.

We pretty much had the same ride and experience.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=90925.0

Firesquirrel, thanks for adding, your pics just look so familiar, I think going down the pass, like we did it is easier than coming up? downhill is easier, But if you touch front break, you wipe out so easy.  What was a killer in the end is a fitness level, when you are tired, you wipe out more!  A tip will also be to be a good boys scout, take drinks and a snack when you do not know how long it will take you on your rides,,,,,,
 

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Hey Thom Thom.. it was a pleasure... thanx for allowing the intrusion..

The one thing you need for the "Basterd Voetpad" is a HUGE sense of humour....

Luckily Veldtie and I used to share a house in the early 80's and have been mates for near on 30 years... so we know each other well and this also helped me to know when to shut the F*&% up....

Still .... with a bit of prep..... a healthy outlook on what you may encounter and a good riding buddy..... it is easily some of the best riding and scenery I have come across in a long time !

Anyone can do it....  even though it took us two 50 year olds pleeeenty hours to complete !!
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Hey Thom Thom.. it was a pleasure... thanx for allowing the intrusion..

The one thing you need for the "Basterd Voetpad" is a HUGE sense of humour....

Luckily Veldtie and I used to share a house in the early 80's and have been mates for 35 years... so we know each other well and this also helped me to know when to shut the F*&% up....

Still .... with a bit of prep..... a healthy outlook on what you may encounter and a good riding buddy..... it is easily some of the best riding and scenery I have come across in a long time !

Anyone can do it....  even though it took us two 50 year olds pleeeenty hours to complete !!
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