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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #740 on: May 08, 2014, 12:17:43 pm »
Will be looking forward to this next adventure  :sip:
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #741 on: May 09, 2014, 06:36:06 pm »
Great adventure this.

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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #742 on: May 14, 2014, 05:12:09 pm »
Fantastiese pos! Dankie, maak 'n man lus om te toer!
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #743 on: May 15, 2014, 09:14:59 pm »
Fantastiese pos! Dankie, maak 'n man lus om te toer!
Ewald jy was dan nou die ander dag op ntoer in die kaap gewees.
 

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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #744 on: May 16, 2014, 12:58:29 pm »
Fantastiese pos! Dankie, maak 'n man lus om te toer!
Ewald jy was dan nou die ander dag op ntoer in die kaap gewees.


Nou die ander dag is te lank terug. Dit is net as jy kan se dat jy vanoggend teruggekom het en volgende week weer vertrek dat jy amper gelukkig kan wees. :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #745 on: May 16, 2014, 06:50:41 pm »
Fantastiese pos! Dankie, maak 'n man lus om te toer!
Ewald jy was dan nou die ander dag op ntoer in die kaap gewees.


Nou die ander dag is te lank terug. Dit is net as jy kan se dat jy vanoggend teruggekom het en volgende week weer vertrek dat jy amper gelukkig kan wees. :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #746 on: May 22, 2014, 08:34:03 pm »
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #747 on: June 06, 2014, 10:18:07 am »

I suppose I should bring this to a conclusion at some time, but there is still the section to JHB and then through the Eastern Free State back to PE which was not without its hitches as well.
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #748 on: June 06, 2014, 10:41:59 am »
Its about time - your next one is nearly coming up and this one is not finished ;D
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #749 on: June 18, 2014, 02:48:29 pm »
Fantastiese pos! Dankie, maak 'n man lus om te toer!
Ewald jy was dan nou die ander dag op ntoer in die kaap gewees.
Ek kan nooit genoeg in die Kaap kom nie, ek is ALTYD lus vir 'n toer in die Kaap!
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #750 on: June 18, 2014, 02:54:53 pm »
Fantastiese pos! Dankie, maak 'n man lus om te toer!
Ewald jy was dan nou die ander dag op ntoer in die kaap gewees.


Nou die ander dag is te lank terug. Dit is net as jy kan se dat jy vanoggend teruggekom het en volgende week weer vertrek dat jy amper gelukkig kan wees. :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #751 on: June 18, 2014, 02:56:21 pm »
Daskop, ek is nog maar nuut hier rond. Is daar erens 'n pos wat vertel watse panniers jy op jou fiets het?
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #752 on: June 19, 2014, 11:34:16 am »
Daskop, ek is nog maar nuut hier rond. Is daar erens 'n pos wat vertel watse panniers jy op jou fiets het?

Hulle is once off gemaaktes vir my.
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #753 on: June 29, 2014, 01:20:53 pm »
2nd of August 2013.

It seems like the other day when I had crossed the border from Mozambique back into SA.

The ride back was uneventful, but the difference from Moz to Sa was very apparent. Organised agriculture, small well kept towns and very few people on the roadside.

But, most of all, I was home, any problem now was easily solved. The skies seemed bluer, the air fresher, the road better and there was a pervasive air of safety.
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #754 on: June 29, 2014, 01:26:32 pm »
And ALL the garages have shops where familiar items can be bought.
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« Reply #755 on: June 29, 2014, 01:29:09 pm »

Just some more photos on the road to JHB. Could not wait to get there to visit my son.
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« Reply #756 on: June 29, 2014, 01:32:33 pm »
 

And some more...............up to a point, while it was still light. Went too fast through the tunnel to take a decent photo.
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« Reply #757 on: June 29, 2014, 01:43:25 pm »
The last section into JHB I did, riding into an acrid smelling smoke filled dusk, that made me want to gag. It was one of the disappointing sections of my trip. As it got dark, the demented driving habits of the JHB inhabitants started stressing me out. I think the experience was magnified by the fact that I had spent so much of my time, up to this point, driving through vast open spaces. I eventually pulled off the road thinking that it would be a good idea just to refocus a bit before continuing. Bad idea, even on the roadside it feels as though you could be taken out at any moment.

I was seriously, very relieved when I got to my son's home.
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« Reply #758 on: June 29, 2014, 02:13:24 pm »
5th of Aug 2013

After a few days visit with my son, the bike was all packed and it was time to head for PE, with a bit of a detour and some stops along the way.

Did not start well as the bike did not want to start. Fortunately, there was a friendly neighbour with jumper leads.

Stopped at the Vaal a bit. Saw some interesting churches in the small towns. Eventually found accommodation at Madeleine's Place in Bethlehem. Very cosy, clean and affordable. Was in for a chilly night.
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« Reply #759 on: June 29, 2014, 08:19:02 pm »

It was a cold morning in Bethlehem. The mist was there to prove it and I rode off into this dank and dreary cloud................just to realise a few kilometers further that I was on the wrong road and had to turn back.

Maybe I just did not want this trip to end.
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