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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2013, 01:37:04 pm »
Wil net gou die 2 fotos opsit. Die eerste een is as jy van Krasgat oor die hoogte kom. Daar in die middel is 'n paar groen bome. Ek dink dit is waar Mof se opstal is.

Nr 2 is waarvoor ons motorfietse (en seker ook 4x4) het. Die ander sien dit net op fotos.
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2013, 01:51:01 pm »
Wil net gou die 2 fotos opsit. Die eerste een is as jy van Krasgat oor die hoogte kom. Daar in die middel is 'n paar groen bome. Ek dink dit is waar Mof se opstal is.

Nr 2 is waarvoor ons motorfietse (en seker ook 4x4) het. Die ander sien dit net op fotos.

Eish.... verlang ek al klaar....  :(

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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2013, 01:55:38 pm »
Never thought I'd wish I had an XR  :peepwall:

I could then also eat spitbraai and mingle with Grrr...


Dit lyk baie, baie lekker.

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Who is this ghost biker spoiling the timelapse video?  :patch:
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2013, 02:00:33 pm »
I've got plenty of pictures. Brace yourselves...

All packed and ready to go.



My route started with all good intentions of taking the dirt roads on the first half of (the many variations of) the alternative route to Malmesbusy, then through Riebeeck Kasteel, Gouda and Ceres to arrive at our morning meeting spot at Prince Alfred Hamlet. The rain made me think twice, and when my legs were shivering uncontrollably around my tank, I decided "stuff it, I'm not going to enjoy it like this", so I took the N1 to Klapmuts, then Wellington, Bainskloof, Ceres and arrived at Price Alfred Hamlet where a coffee was very welcome.

The usual introductions, and ogling over the farkles on other bikes followed. Kindof like when dogs meet on the beach, they sniff each other's butts. The bikes all looked fantastic, and there are some great ideas that I'm going to be implementing on my bike in the nearest possible future.





JC took it upon himself to attempt to make the two non-Honda bikes more reliable by dressing the sheep in pig's clothing. ;D





On the way to Tankwa Padstal



We arrived at the Tankwa Padstal where beers were ordered and bike stories were exchanged.







The combination of the rattling on the Tankwa roads, and his fearless (sometimes crazy) riding resulted in Tau loosing a bolt on his luggage rack. It was a very long one, and none of the spares that we had among us fitted, so a McGuyver plan was made, and were soon on our way again.







Hitting the road again, we did Gannaga pass to arrive in Middelpos. Fuel, beer and 'Dop kaas' was the order of the day. First time I tasted 'Dop kaas', but it was lekker! Just a hop and a skip and we landed at Mof's farm - Kransgat. The most beautiful Karoo farm that I've ever seen! You are a lucky man, Mof!











Beserker thought he'd take a short cut when he repaired a pucture the day before the trip (with a patch on a patch), which ended up costing him at least half an hour of kuier time while he re-repaired his first attempt properly.



We ate like kings, and talked nonsense around the fire like most guys do.








My spot for the night


The next morning





From Middelpos, we made our way to Stonehenge for a very welcome cold beer.





















Mof arranged petrol for us at Elandsvlei which was our next stop.



From Elandsvlei, we followed the postal route to eventually end up in Wuppertal.








Group photo




Brede River in the distance









I think that hanging onto the handlebars of my naughty pig was the cause for some cramps in my hand. The cold water from a stream in Wuppertal sorted the cramp out in no time.









Forty-something degrees Celsius, a big heavy transalp, and the fatigue from just powering through the postal route and the 4x4 track to Wuppertal was too much for FuzzyMuzzy, and he dropped his bike in the thick sand between Wuppertal and Oasis. Other than a few scratches, no harm was done. He dusted himself off, and we aimed our bikes towards Cederberg Oasis.





Before we could get to Oasis, WatKykDjy met us coming in the other direction. He suggested a swim in the river. The cold water was refreshing, and a welcome cure for the Cederberg heat.







When we arrived at Oasis, there were some other Wilddogs also enjoying the great outdoors. Among others were Nismark and Dusty Rusty, representing the smaller cousins of the BRP's


Nismark & Dusty Rusty










An overloaded Beetle



As usual, we were treated to excellent food from Chantal.



The next morning, the group of Wilddogs split into subgroups as we headed for home. I joined Ant, Grondpaaie & FuzzyMuzzy who were going to Langebaan via Algeria and Clanwilliam.






Boys will be boys


Beautiful gravel road on the way to Algeria











We stopped for lunch on a road that Grondpaaie had found by accident one day while exploring the area. After lunch, we tried to get petrol at Redelinghuys, but were unsuccessful, so we pressend on until we reached Aurora. Liquid refreshments and great company went down very well for me.













After what seemed like days on the monotonous R27, I saw Table Mountain, and knew it was not long before I could pull into the driveway, and sink into the couch.



Thanks so much to everyone who made this trip undoubtedly the best group ride that I've ever been on!  :thumleft:

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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2013, 02:26:50 pm »
that camping spot by the spit is a piece of beauty.
Great ride you all had :thumleft:
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2013, 02:53:11 pm »
Awesome guys...just awesome!!  :thumleft:
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2013, 03:44:57 pm »
I am not going to buy a XR to join you next time, but I considdered it   ;)
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2013, 04:15:47 pm »
Ek kon lekker elke aand van die ride so ietsie beleef/geniet deur op jul "tracker site" te gaan kyk!

Lekke manne...

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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2013, 04:40:46 pm »
The spirit of all the riders...and the one pic I'll never forget:



Now what we have here is what is commonly known as the "Karoo Brad Pitt" species. Thought to be extinct but they pop up from time to time.....................
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2013, 04:54:33 pm »
Lekker een manne, Kransgat raak nou 'n gewilde kuierplek en ek was nog nooit daar nie, sal moet plan maak.. :thumleft:
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2013, 05:04:21 pm »
The spirit of all the riders...and the one pic I'll never forget:



Now what we have here is what is commonly know as the "Karoo Brad Pitt" species. Thought to be extinct but they pop up from time to time.....................

Die 'Karoo' deel beteken Angelina Jolie stel nie belang nie, maar ons maak darem vir atte Anna jollie.
 

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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2013, 05:21:16 pm »
The spirit of all the riders...and the one pic I'll never forget:



Now what we have here is what is commonly know as the "Karoo Brad Pitt" species. Thought to be extinct but they pop up from time to time.....................

Die 'Karoo' deel beteken Angelina Jolie stel nie belang nie, maar ons maak darem vir atte Anna jollie.
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2013, 05:22:11 pm »
Lekker om so klomp Zaars EN  goeie geselskap te sien .  Hel dit lyk lekker , bly julle het dit geniet . :thumleft:
 

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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2013, 06:18:26 pm »
What a ride, i must just say a massive thank you to everyone who went on this ride, it was amazing., just hit 1100km for the weekend.

If I knew the route before I left there is no ways I would have done it on a Transalp, she was too heavy for some of the sandy roads and the lack or ground clearance on some of those rocky roads was a bit hectic, but other than that it was a test of endurance and sheer determination to get a heavy bike through that route, respect to everyone and their riding, no serious falls and only one or 2 punctures  :thumleft:.. next time I am taking the XR for sure.

thanks to Mof and everyone who had a hand on sorting out fuel stops, food and the planning of the route.. thanks to the dogs for being such a lekker group to ride with, it was awesome to ride with some familiar faces and to meet and ride with some new ones.

A special thanks to everyone who offered me help on the Sat after I left my camelbak with 3l of rehydrate at Stonehenge, your kindness, sips of water and biltong / tuna and sweets kept me going during the day when I was suffering a bit from fatigue fighting that machine, thanks to beserker for offering to swap bikes  :laughing4:.. flip that droe wors was the best.

Also thanks to Dirthound for lending me R150 for fuel to get me back home.. appreciated mate  :thumleft:

I have about 270 photo's of the whole ride, I will upload and post a few, if anyone wants all the pics, I will burn it to disk and take some to the WD bash or just let me know.

Just an update and a special word of thanks, to the fantastic owners of Oasis a massive thank you for letting me drink and eat ( wow those ribs ) on a tab, kindly letting me do an EFT to pay for my bill when I got home, I got hold of Bernard at Stonehenge through Henks wife and they found my wallet and camelbak.. it is there waiting for me.. so guess where I am heading this weekend. What a lekker bunch of people !!!
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2013, 06:37:27 pm »
Lekker ouens, die XR's is cool maar daai DR roer my hartsnare (SSS lid, ekke).
 

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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2013, 06:41:34 pm »
Thanks for this RR guys. Reminds me of the Takwa trip I did to the WC Bash at Stonehenge.  GREAT !
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2013, 07:55:15 pm »
A very nice trip, I noticed you were all rather tired. Is that long sand stretch where myself and the KLR had "tafel gebed " still there.

I notice that your route was in reverse to our,s  So I must get fit and try it up hill .

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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2013, 08:38:21 pm »
I noticed there were a lot of Garmin 62s GPS's around

I have a question, I tracked the whole route as we were riding, at the end of a long stretch I would go to current track and save it, now I have the track saved in pieces. how do I import the tracks into mapsource? I went to 'import' but all I got was our last track on Sunday heading on all those dirt roads all the way to Langebaan, but I have Fri and Sat saved which I want to thread together into one track

Any ideas
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2013, 08:50:33 pm »
I noticed there were a lot of Garmin 62s GPS's around

I have a question, I tracked the whole route as we were riding, at the end of a long stretch I would go to current track and save it, now I have the track saved in pieces. how do I import the tracks into mapsource? I went to 'import' but all I got was our last track on Sunday heading on all those dirt roads all the way to Langebaan, but I have Fri and Sat saved which I want to thread together into one track

Any ideas

You have to import all the tracks to Mapsource, seperately, and then stitch them together.

If your question relates to importing more than one track...that should be automatic as you upload.
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Re: WC Pigfest
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2013, 09:38:14 pm »
Well, I am just going ' Transfer ' and then 'receive from device' it then tells me transfer is complete but it only transfers the current track, how do you transfer the archived tracks
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