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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #140 on: January 27, 2014, 07:17:58 pm »
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #141 on: January 27, 2014, 07:18:36 pm »
So where has Marc gone to???
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #142 on: January 27, 2014, 08:32:53 pm »
So where has Marc gone to???

Your guess is as good as mine. I sent him a PM, but no response.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #143 on: January 27, 2014, 08:45:24 pm »

Mix is an eclectic mix of eatery, art gallery and preserved goods seller. Our hostess is quirky Nicola, see the photos below, and she calls herself the Reluctant Retailer, as she does not like parting with what she has in the place.

She make the most amazing, refreshing lime cordial drinks. We were given the choice of the menu, as long as we ordered the quiche, which we ended up having. WOW. It is absolutely worth it. If you are ever there, do yourself a favour and do the quiche thing. Brilliant.

The banter also enhances the experience.

Then i bought a bottle of the marmalade. Tried it when I got to my brother's place in CPT and promptly hid it so that I did not have to share. Also a must when you get there.

(Did a father and son trip in the bakkie, 2nd week of Jan, and went back to Mix, just to buy some more marmalade, it's that good.)
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #144 on: January 27, 2014, 08:56:33 pm »

Still oblivious that the camera is rolling, we mount up, ride out and do the ATM thing.

I don't think the oke with the walking stick looks like he is trusting this situation much.

Money in hand, it is time to get out of here and find some gravel.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #145 on: January 28, 2014, 11:20:25 pm »
This photo shows a partial view down to the road below and just gives an inkling of the climb out of The Hell. It is something that I need to do again, maybe this early autumn when the temperatures are a little more temperate.

If you have not doen it yet...............maak 'n plan!!!!!!!!!!!
This is presies wat I will do.
Your rr came just in time to get me even more exited for my planned trip to die hell in May.
Although you make it sound easy to ride I am still respectfull of that piece of road, but your foties are just inviting me deeper into the unknown.
I plan to ride from Prince Albert to seweweekspoort via Magriet Prinsloo pad then to die hell and back to PA

Thanx for sharing your trip.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #146 on: January 29, 2014, 06:13:57 am »
This photo shows a partial view down to the road below and just gives an inkling of the climb out of The Hell. It is something that I need to do again, maybe this early autumn when the temperatures are a little more temperate.

If you have not doen it yet...............maak 'n plan!!!!!!!!!!!
This is presies wat I will do.
Your rr came just in time to get me even more exited for my planned trip to die hell in May.
Although you make it sound easy to ride I am still respectfull of that piece of road, but your foties are just inviting me deeper into the unknown.
I plan to ride from Prince Albert to seweweekspoort via Magriet Prinsloo pad then to die hell and back to PA

Thanx for sharing your trip.

For you the road into the hell and out will be a non event. Very nice scenery those roads you plan to travel though. Years ago I rode into the hell with my Mazda 323. Few years ago ( I think 3 ) I talked to a woman manning  the entrance/office and she rides in and out with her bombed out old Audi everyday.  Very nice trip  :thumleft:
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #147 on: January 29, 2014, 07:07:26 am »


I did not want this ride to end. This is my happy place.          :biggrin:

Awesome Daskop .  :thumleft: :thumleft: Really enjoyed riding this route with you and your imaginary friend .  :biggrin:

I have ridden the Hell a few times, and can never tire of it . It was great to read your RR and share your excitement and happiness. :ricky:

Ps the first time I went to the Hell was in a hired Uno , that was fun barrelling across a rocky river ( which we had tested before) to the shock of the 4x4's who had stopped.   :imaposer:
 

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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #148 on: January 29, 2014, 08:03:39 am »


I did not want this ride to end. This is my happy place.          :biggrin:

Awesome Daskop .  :thumleft: :thumleft: Really enjoyed riding this route with you and your imaginary friend .  :biggrin:

I have ridden the Hell a few times, and can never tire of it . It was great to read your RR and share your excitement and happiness. :ricky:

Ps the first time I went to the Hell was in a hired Uno , that was fun barrelling across a rocky river ( which we had tested before) to the shock of the 4x4's who had stopped.   :imaposer:


A hired Uno  :lol8:
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #149 on: January 29, 2014, 08:42:41 am »
This photo shows a partial view down to the road below and just gives an inkling of the climb out of The Hell. It is something that I need to do again, maybe this early autumn when the temperatures are a little more temperate.

If you have not doen it yet...............maak 'n plan!!!!!!!!!!!
This is presies wat I will do.
Your rr came just in time to get me even more exited for my planned trip to die hell in May.
Although you make it sound easy to ride I am still respectfull of that piece of road, but your foties are just inviting me deeper into the unknown.
I plan to ride from Prince Albert to seweweekspoort via Magriet Prinsloo pad then to die hell and back to PA

Thanx for sharing your trip.

It is a pleasure.............great feeling to have inspired a fellow dog to set course. You will not be sorry.

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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #150 on: January 29, 2014, 08:54:01 am »


I did not want this ride to end. This is my happy place.          :biggrin:

Awesome Daskop .  :thumleft: :thumleft: Really enjoyed riding this route with you and your imaginary friend .  :biggrin:

I have ridden the Hell a few times, and can never tire of it . It was great to read your RR and share your excitement and happiness. :ricky:

Ps the first time I went to the Hell was in a hired Uno , that was fun barrelling across a rocky river ( which we had tested before) to the shock of the 4x4's who had stopped.   :imaposer:


Ja, my imaginary friend.     :imaposer:

My therapist warned me about this............................... you know, spending all this time riding on my own over long distances for many days, even weeks.

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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #151 on: January 29, 2014, 09:51:47 am »
flip ek dog eks kort.. respect !!!!!
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #152 on: January 29, 2014, 09:55:56 am »
Just spoke to Advwannbe.

All good and still kicking hard. Busy at work and home!!


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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #153 on: January 29, 2014, 10:58:01 am »
flip ek dog eks kort.. respect !!!!!

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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #154 on: January 29, 2014, 11:09:34 am »
Awesome trip man!
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #155 on: January 29, 2014, 12:54:51 pm »

We head out and have some lekker twisty tar sections. Just before Prins Albert Road we turn off onto a gravel road that the GPS says will bring us out on the national road.

Lekker road, get up some nice speed. Bike is just soaking it up. But it is HOT. 38 +                    :eek7:
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #156 on: January 29, 2014, 01:01:53 pm »

Then my imaginary friend nearly takes out a real bush.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #157 on: January 29, 2014, 04:26:46 pm »
Just spoke to Advwannbe.

All good and still kicking hard. Busy at work and home!!


Recons he will try and finish this week with the ride report

That will be great. This part of my RR is where we had the toughest time and where the corrupted photos that I lost are sorely missed. He took photos here as well and it would have been nice if our reports were running concurrently.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #158 on: January 31, 2014, 07:34:57 am »
This photo shows a partial view down to the road below and just gives an inkling of the climb out of The Hell. It is something that I need to do again, maybe this early autumn when the temperatures are a little more temperate.

If you have not doen it yet...............maak 'n plan!!!!!!!!!!!
This is presies wat I will do.
Your rr came just in time to get me even more exited for my planned trip to die hell in May.
Although you make it sound easy to ride I am still respectfull of that piece of road, but your foties are just inviting me deeper into the unknown.
I plan to ride from Prince Albert to seweweekspoort via Magriet Prinsloo pad then to die hell and back to PA

Thanx for sharing your trip.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #159 on: February 01, 2014, 02:20:58 am »
This is a really great read. Well done to the both of you!

Respect taking that overgrown KTM with you ;D They are not that big over this side of the sea :imaposer:
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