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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2013, 09:12:19 pm »
C'mon man write already, I am getting older and the suspense it ain't helping, 8) I am trying to work and read at the same time, would help if you kept the story flowing  :peepwall: >:D

Boet, I'm writing from memory. You have to excuse if it takes a bit of time to dig deep  :imaposer:

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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2013, 09:15:49 pm »
Ok G-man you have my attention. Oh and while I still remember you also have opportunity of a euro /Scottish highlands tour.

How so ?
One for one
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #62 on: April 16, 2013, 09:40:53 pm »
                                                                      Day 2 - 30/12/2008

From my mounting biking days and many years earlier travels, by car and bakkie, I knew Baviaans and respected it. The last time I went through there on a mountain bike race in May of 2007, the water at Smitskraal was almost over the bicycles wheels. I did not want to risk it on my own on a big loaded bike, with little off-road experience, and hence I had asked TC and his brother to ride with me.

I need not have feared being alone. It was hoilidays and the place was like a bloody national highway with all the 4 x 4's.

We took it easy and had plenty of time to enjoy the beauty. On a mountain bike race you can't enjoy it and the last time I had toured Baviaans was in 1993.

From the start I noted the Kloof was dry. You will recall at the time we were in the grip of a severe drought, which only broke about 18 months ago, if I remember. Smitskraal was just a damp patch and I hardly realised when we went through it. It was disappointing.

The Kloof is always spectacular and in the years to come I would ride it many times. As Big Dom had said... everytime you do Baviaans,
its a different experience.

At Rooihoek I was happy to be safe and said my goodbyes to TC and Hannes. It was around lunchtime and thoughts of where I would spend the evening started occuring. Uitspan was at that stage a dream beginning to develope.

I just carried on riding. There was plenty of sunlight left and this would become my riding pattern over the years... I get up at first light and ride 'till sundown.

After Nuwekloopas I took the Hartebeesrivier road to Uniondale and popped around to Mountain Pastures in the Bo-Kouga, where I did my off-road course earlier in the year. I spent the rest of the afternoon visiting with the owners, the kindest people, and eventually decided to head for Angie's G-Spot to camp for the night.

It was the first time to meet them and it was quite the experience, nevertheless passing a very pleasant evening. Of course I had no idea what lay ahead and what I would get myself into the next day.

TO BE CONTINUED...
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #63 on: April 16, 2013, 09:49:31 pm »
Ok G-man you have my attention. Oh and while I still remember you also have opportunity of a euro /Scottish highlands tour.

How so ?
One for one

 :thumleft: |Most kind of you, but there is no way I could get my simple Boertjie head around the idea of spending thousands of rands to get me there, which I could spend here on thousands of kilometers to see my own beautiful ,  ever sunny country, which as yet I had only scratched the surface of.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2013, 11:43:36 pm »
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #65 on: April 17, 2013, 12:01:46 am »
Ok G-man you have my attention. Oh and while I still remember you also have opportunity of a euro /Scottish highlands tour.

How so ?
One for one

 :thumleft: |Most kind of you, but there is no way I could get my simple Boertjie head around the idea of spending thousands of rands to get me there, which I could spend here on thousands of kilometers to see my own beautiful ,  ever sunny country, which as yet I had only scratched the surface of.
There's no way I can fit simple and your boertjie head into the same sentence. The offer still stands but I recognise the thought process you have iro travelling to an either frozen, wet or midgie infested pArt of the planet infested by savage men wearing skirts.
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #66 on: April 17, 2013, 06:07:43 am »
 :sip:  OK, koffie geskink, nou wag ons.   :thumleft:
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #67 on: April 17, 2013, 08:17:03 am »
Quote from: jupiter see my own beautiful ,  ever sunny country, which as yet I had only scratched the surface of.
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #68 on: April 17, 2013, 08:29:48 am »
tik-tok-tik-tok-tik-tok-tik-tok-tik-tok-tik-tok... :patch: :pot:
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2013, 08:38:01 am »
Sorry manne, party van ons moet partykeer werk ook  :imaposer: Vanoggend oppad werk toe onthou ek ek het destyds notes gemaak op die trip en wil dit eers gaan soek vannaand voor ek die dag se gebeure aanpak en dalk te veel tjol praat.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #70 on: April 17, 2013, 08:50:17 am »
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #71 on: April 17, 2013, 08:54:57 am »
Sorry manne, party van ons moet partykeer werk ook  :imaposer: Vanoggend oppad werk toe onthou ek ek het destyds notes gemaak op die trip en wil dit eers gaan soek vannaand voor ek die dag se gebeure aanpak en dalk te veel tjol praat.

toemaar ouens, Jup se notes lê net op kantoor. ons sal nounou die res kry
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2013, 08:57:55 am »
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2013, 09:03:42 am »
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2013, 09:09:12 am »
werk?????
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #75 on: April 17, 2013, 09:16:18 am »
werk?????

ja-nee, soos ek gesê het, wat 'n ou nie sal doen om die tyd tussen trips om te kry nie,  :imaposer: en nou lyk dit of ek die naweek se trip deur deur die Baviaans sal moet uitstel, want dit lyk daar is lelike weer wat opsteek.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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« Reply #76 on: April 17, 2013, 09:19:33 am »
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #77 on: April 17, 2013, 09:45:32 am »
                                                             31/12/08 - The day of Reckoning - Kammanasie

The events of this day have played itself out in my head hundreds of times. What has remained real and what emagined over time, because of the physical and emotional turmoil I went through... then and afterwards ?

Every kilometer of the ride is etched in my memory. I've tried several times in the past to write about this trip, but always get stuck when I worry that the account I will give may be influenced by an over active, memory enhanced imagination... and appear over-dramatised. It took some years, as said before, before I could talk to others about it.

I will tell it as I sit hear and recall the experience, and later this evening I'll compare my notes. I have done much pondering and I still believe this is how it happened...
« Last Edit: April 19, 2013, 12:27:07 pm by jupiter »
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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #78 on: April 17, 2013, 09:50:24 am »
Very valid point Jup makes about not spending money on flying off to foreign shores, which could be so well spent exploring South Africa.
That's unless of course you have enough money to do both, or better yet you become so famous that others will actually pay you to go and ride in other countries. Life's not fair, that's for sure!
 

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Re: jupiter's travels - the story of a journey
« Reply #79 on: April 17, 2013, 09:50:43 am »
werk?????

ja-nee, soos ek gesê het, wat 'n ou nie sal doen om die tyd tussen trips om te kry nie,  :imaposer: en nou lyk dit of ek die naweek se trip deur deur die Baviaans sal moet uitstel, want dit lyk daar is lelike weer wat opsteek.
Ja daai weer is laasnag hierdeur...........en dit het kans om spoed op te tel voor dit by julle uitkom. :eek7:
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