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Offline advwannabe

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circling the. karoo's
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:00:50 am »
Greetings all,

The day has finally dawned, after preping the bike for almost two weeks now, she is practically a new baby, Ill be going on a 10 day trip circling all 7 Karoo's. FIRST OFF, many thanks must go to Jupiter for all the help hes has given me in planning the route, this man knows his karoo.

Right, heres a brief itinary of the route as planned, but with the recent spell of bad weather it may be adjusted accordingly.  I will be travelling solo on this one, but no doubt will meet many riders on yhe way due to yhe holiday season. My plan is to try and update yhis page on a daily basis, timing permitted, so feel free to ride along :-).

The route is as follows
Day 1         Durban to Matatiele
Day 2         Matatiele to Tarkastadt ( via the war trail)
Day 3         Tarkastadt to. Addo
Day 4         Addo to Willowmore (via Baviaans)
Day 5        Willowmore.to Die Hell
Day 6          Die Hell to Ladismith
Day 7          Ladismith to Skurweberg
Day 8          Skurweberg via tankwa karoo to Jansenville
Day 9          Jansenville to Elliot
Day 10        Elliot to Tsitsi falls backoackers (via basterfoot pass)
Day 11        Tsitsi Falls to home, via lesotho

A tough schedule, but i dont get away often, so intend to take full advantage.of the time and get as much riding in as possible. Any dogs in yne area who want to join me on any sections, are more than welcome.

Cheers for now
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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 09:02:30 am »
 O0 Enjoy!
 

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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 09:10:40 am »
What dates are you planning to leave?
 

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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 09:16:29 am »
What dates are you planning to leave?

Today 12.00
Here s the beast ready to run wild  :thumleft:
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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 09:17:13 am »
What dates are you planning to leave?


He gone like a fart in the wind
I dont want to ride fast, But I want to ride FAR
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 09:17:53 am »
What dates are you planning to leave?

Today 12.00
Here s the beast ready to run wild  :thumleft:

Looking forward to your visit!!!!  Make haste  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 09:59:45 am »
 :thumleft: Hope you have a Good and Safe 1.

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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 10:02:38 am »
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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 10:24:13 am »
Enjoy the ride. You have a couple of short days there and some very long ones. If there's time in the day carry on riding and make up distance  :thumleft:
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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 12:20:17 pm »
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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 02:08:30 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 02:26:25 pm »
Have a good and a safe one.
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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2013, 04:15:35 pm »
Enjoy the ride.

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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2013, 09:17:08 pm »
enjoy the ride will wait to see the RR
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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2013, 10:03:23 am »
Met up with Marc in the Swartberg Pass and we rode together for a few days, ending up at Oasis in the Cederberg, before he returned to Durban.

I have not been able to get hold of him (cell, PM) to check if he got home safely. If anyone knows Marc and have alternative contact details, please pm me.

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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2013, 10:48:39 am »
No worries, just spoke to him. All is well so we will start a RR at some stage. We had some absolutely awesome rides.
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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2013, 01:49:25 pm »
Just a teaser for the RR to come...............going down Ouberg pass outside Sutherland.
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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2014, 08:22:33 am »
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...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2014, 08:26:30 am »
 :sip:  Now THIS can be a nice read!
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Re: circling the. karoo's
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2014, 08:30:10 am »
Gonna be a goodie
just wanna have fun , and ride ... and ....... ride