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A garage I can only dream of.
« on: February 18, 2013, 11:27:25 am »
Slept a bit late on Sunday and after MissesL said she did not feel like riding tody I left home at 9.30.
Tar all the way to Riversdale and over the Garciapass and turned off left at the Buffelsdrift sign. I have passed
this sign so many times but were always on my way somewhere or on my way back. Today I'm riding it!!!



There is no better smell than that of cut lusern. (OK dieselfumes on a cold morning is also up there)



My kind of road. Narrow and twisty.



So I passed this old farmer.
I ask: stel oom die hok vir ystervarke?
Says he:Bojane
I ask: wat doen oom met die bobbejaan as oom hom gevang het?
He says: skiet hom innnie kop!!! (he was not a man of many words)

He had a whole orchard full of Quice (kwepers)
I can understand to baboons living off the veld his orchard must be like a Fruit&Veg!!!



Fordson Super Major. One of the toughest tractors ever build but with one flaw. Crap starters.
Hence they are always parked on a hill for easy runstart and they do start very easy. We had one when I was
a kid.



This lot says they have heard of this Stofdonkie oke but have never seen him ;)



Sometimes the road runs close to the river.



I guess this house has a lot of stories to tell.



Towerkop in the distance.



As I came over a blind rise(too fast) this meter + Puffadder was in the middel of the road.
By the time I stopped and had me camera out this is all I could see.
Luckily for me he mubbled something of it being my lucky day as he has toothache!!! :imaposer:
This was one big fat mother with a massive head. :eek7:



I joined the R62 and turn left towards Baryydale for a few kilos and then turned left on a twospoor road to
a client of mine. He retired here on this farm that had nothing on and had built a beautiful house with
stunnings views. His whole household runs on solarpower and even the borehole is pumping with solar.

View from the frontstoep.



Backstoep.



A tortoisshell they picked up in the veld.



Johan himself with one of four cats. This one a Presian ball of hair. I guess if you shaved it there'd be nothing left!!! :eek7:



And then the garage. Can one man be so lucky?!!!!!!! :eek7:
1150 GS - 22 000 kilos.
Ducati Multistrada 1000.
KTM 990.
Truimph 955i.
KLR 650.

I have not checked all clocks but I think all the bikes except the GS has less than 20 000 kms on.



So I ask him: Oom nou watter een is jou favourite?
He says: depends where I'm riding to.
Quickly back to the Free State =The Truimph.
Dirt = The KTM.
If he wants to listen to beautifull pipes= The Ducati(he started it and it was the noiziest engine I have ever heard!!!!) :eek7:
Taking his wife along =The GS.
For getting the paper on a Sunday= The KLR.



I have ridden with Oom Johan before. He is one of those naturals. He can ride/drive anything at speed easily.
He has a Alpha standing at his beachhouse too for when he wants to fly on four wheels.





After drooling over all these bikes the thought of asking Johan if he would adopt me crossed my mind
but then I thought I would I spare him the embarisment of declining!!!!! :imaposer: :eek7:

They do live in a stunning spot but nothing in life is perfect it seems.
They have a big problem with baboons the moment they leave the farm. They even bite the wooden windowframes.
Break off light and then crap everywhere!!!!



I ride back to the R62 and turn off left at another sign saying Buffelsdrift. I had to take this one for Dorsland.



I quickly stopped at Koedoeskloof but seemed Veldbrand and Veldblom might have taken their bikes for
a spin. I make my way to Karoo Rider whom I pass halfway to town. Himself also on his way to Koedoeskloof.
We "kuiered" at his house untill 5 and he rode with me on the same road which I took in the morning.
Dankie vir die kuier Jan.
"Konvoesing" this because on this side it says Baviaanskrans and the other side Buffelsdrift. Karoo Rider did give an
explanation for "konvoesing" signs.



Back on tar I opened up a bit as I still had some animals to feed.
The little klofie just before my house.



It was a great day of little riding but lots of "kuiering" :thumleft:
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Re: A garage I can only dream of.
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 11:34:22 am »
Lyk of jy lekker gekuier het!

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Re: A garage I can only dream of.
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 11:40:50 am »
Jis julle is darem lucky om sulke plekke op julle agterstoep te h  :thumleft:
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Re: A garage I can only dream of.
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 11:44:12 am »
Nice one. Puffadder  with toothache ;D
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Re: A garage I can only dream of.
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 11:47:32 am »
Chris, I don't read all ride reports but always make the time to read yours. They never disappoint, thanks.
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Re: A garage I can only dream of.
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 12:01:23 pm »
Now that looks like it was a nice ride..  :thumleft:
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Re: A garage I can only dream of.
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 02:01:02 pm »
Chris, I don't read all ride reports but always make the time to read yours. They never disappoint, thanks.

 :thumleft: :thumleft: agreed

Your friend Jan has excellent taste, a KLR and a Mazda Drifter. The rest of the scrap, he could get rid of.   ;D

Sorry, I must admit that the Ducati's zorst did give me bit of a stirring    :-[
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 02:08:39 pm »
Lekker gery Chris, ek herken van daai paaie van Januarie sy geryery met Des, darem mooi wereld. Dit herstel somer n mens se siel. Dankie dat jy gedeel het :thumleft:
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 03:10:12 pm »
Nice Ride Report, oom has mooi bikes  :thumleft:
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 03:28:09 pm »
This lot says they have heard of this Stofdonkie oke but have never seen him ;)


Hehe  ;D  :thumleft:


Daai geel lebben fiddy is darem moooooiii!!  :drif:
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Re: A garage I can only dream of.
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 03:32:00 pm »
This lot says they have heard of this Stofdonkie oke but have never seen him ;)


Hehe  ;D  :thumleft:


Daai geel lebben fiddy is darem moooooiii!!  :drif:
Ek s jou as daai oompie vir my s pick vir jou n bike gaan dit n moeilike keuse tussen die 990 en 1150 wees. :drif:
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 03:39:29 pm »
Mooi foto's en storie Chris, dankie vir die lekker kuier!  :thumleft:

Ja daai padtekens is "konvoesing" - dit s Buffelsdrift, maar dan ry jy eers deur Bo-Ockertskraal, Baviaanskrans, (kruis R62), Vensterkrans, Vaalbank en dan eers kry jy Buffelsdrift. :scratch:
 

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Re: A garage I can only dream of.
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2013, 03:41:21 pm »
Jammer ek het julle gemis Chris en Jan.
Ons try met die toe voorhek om die diere in te hou en met die voordeur die hitte uit te hou, maar ons was hier!
Volgende keer ry jy net in, raait!
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2013, 03:43:19 pm »
It looks like a stunning part of the world, let alone our country, that you live in Chris but jirre, I would kak myself for that Puffy or any of his Oscar Pistorius type friends (thats the legless ones, not gun carrying ones)
 

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2013, 04:06:17 pm »
It looks like a stunning part of the world, let alone our country, that you live in Chris but jirre, I would kak myself for that Puffy or any of his Oscar Pistorius type friends (thats the legless ones, not gun carrying ones)
Puffies are really harmless because they are very lazy snakes.
You have to step on it before it will bite you. We have on old labourer that comes once a week on Wednesdays
to help me with stuff I cannot do by myself on our smallholding.
Just last week I asked  him if he knows of a worker that has ever been bitten by a Puffadder in this area.
His answer no one that he knows of. He stepped on one once and was wearing gumboots and the snake bit into that.


Now if we had Black Mambas in this area I'd be singing a different tune :eek7:
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2013, 05:43:04 pm »
Puffies are really harmless because they are very lazy snakes.
You have to step on it before it will bite you.:

Maybe so, but as far as I know (talking under correction here) is that most snakebite deaths in Africa are caused by puffies. Maybe because there are so many of them and maybe because they are so widespread. I'm still guessing but if humans had come across the same number of black mambas, black mambas would have been the main killer and perhaps even with a better "strike rate". As it stand the puffie is the killer king. Will look to see if I can find any stats. The other thing is that while puffies may move across the ground relatively slow, they strike extremely fast.
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2013, 05:56:41 pm »
I far as I know one does not die of a Puffadder bite if you got to a doctor. Black Mamba if you get bitten in the sticks
your family better have short names if you want to include them all in your goodbye letter in the sand!!! :deal: :eek7:
Problem is his venom is different than other snakes and it makes your skin/flesh rot.
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 06:14:59 pm »
Ook geen kenner nie, maar Chris jy's reg, pofadder is sitotoksies (spelling?), bytplek vrot of kry gangreen. Ek's banger vir 'n geelslang (koperkapel, bruinkapel, Kaapse kobra, als dieselfde ding), hulle is neurotoksies wat jou spiere verlam, dus hart en longe gaan staan.  Net gister toe ek by huis kom van ons ry af is daar so jong parmantige enetjie agter in die erf.

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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2013, 06:28:45 pm »

Nice ride... and since I have now been down that end of the world, I even know a little bit of where you were...  :laughing4:

Oh, please ask the Oom with the cool garage if he needs another wife???   I would like to spend lots of time going in and out the garage!  :lol8:
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Re: A garage I can only dream of.
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2013, 06:43:13 pm »
Ai man dit lyk lekker.  Sal kyk of ons Mei so bietjie van julle mooi kan ry.

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