Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: HEAT, DUST, PUNCTURES, A FALL AND LOTS OF FUN  (Read 1030 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Joyride

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 950 SE
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 677
  • It's only a flesh wound
HEAT, DUST, PUNCTURES, A FALL AND LOTS OF FUN
« on: February 11, 2008, 01:11:57 pm »
After we desperately trying to get a date that suits all 12 of us, or at least most, we eventually agreed and then it was time to set off to the West coast, a favorite place of mine to recharge away from the city.

The route took us via Malmesbury to Koringberg, where we had breakfast en then the fun started with the first gravel leading us to Sanddrift. (a good descriptive name indeed). One of the highlights of the trip was the road from Sanddrift via Kapteinskloof to Redelinghuys.

It was just outside Redelinghuys that BigEd had his off and due to him owning a peace of land,  we sadly had to leave him there with a damaged Transalp and a slightly bruised ego.

Apart from Ed’s encounter we had two punctures en route to Redlinghuys which took up some time and we progressed slowly to Elandsbay from where took the spoorpad to Lambertsbay. Someone organized for the owner of Supa Quick to repair the punctures properly and we proceeded on the final stage of the journey to Doornbaai, where we arranged to sleep on the beach in front of a cave between Doornbaai and Strandfontien.

Due to a friend in Doornbaai who arranged our kitchen at the cave, we had enough to eat and drink (we were severely dehydrated, you know) that evening and sleep only a few meters from the waves, making music all night long.

The next morning we wake up at our own time with a breathtaking view from the bedroom (or is it tent room), reluctantly preparing for the trip home and took the spoorpad all the way from Doornbaai to Velddrif (or as the locals say Vellerrgrif).

We then rode to Jacobsbaai all along the coast and take a gravel back road from there as a shortcut to Paternoster where we had lunch and headed back home from there in a hell of a strong wind, which added to the final adventure of the ride.

Photos (by Ridealot and Yellow fever)
1. On our way entering Malmesbury
2. Bridge @ Sanddrift
3. Into Kapteins Kloof
4. On top of the pass
5. Yellow Fewer on top of the world and flying!!


« Last Edit: February 11, 2008, 01:45:34 pm by Joyride »
4 wheels moves the body, 2 wheels moves the soul

STELLENBERG, CAPE TOWN

Kawasaki KLR600; Yamaha XT250
 

Offline Joyride

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 950 SE
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 677
  • It's only a flesh wound
Re: HEAT, DUST, PUNCTURES, A FALL AND LOTS OF FUN
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008, 01:15:49 pm »
6. The road down
7. Road to the cave
8. The cave
9. View from the tent
10. Part of the camp
4 wheels moves the body, 2 wheels moves the soul

STELLENBERG, CAPE TOWN

Kawasaki KLR600; Yamaha XT250
 

Offline Highlander

  • There can be only one !!
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Piaggio (all models)
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,140
Re: HEAT, DUST, PUNCTURES, A FALL AND LOTS OF FUN
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 01:35:40 pm »
.
 

Offline MellowJo

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,573
  • Thanked: 25 times
  • Melkbos
Re: HEAT, DUST, PUNCTURES, A FALL AND LOTS OF FUN
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 09:37:49 pm »
My 5 cents worth ...... one more nice pic of this trip
Don't worry, be happy ! Don't take yourself so seriously !!
2 x FS1, 200Roadmaster, 400Hawk, XL500R, XS750, XR500R, 600TT, CX500, 1150GS, R1100RS, R1100GS, R1200S, R1200RT, 1150GS (2), K100, R1100S & 35 Cages !!
 

Offline buzzlightyear

  • I'm Buzz Lightyear. I come in peace.
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 7,956
  • Thanked: 18 times
  • To infinity and beyond
Re: HEAT, DUST, PUNCTURES, A FALL AND LOTS OF FUN
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008, 10:00:03 pm »
Thanks for sharing!

That view when you get to the top of Kapteinskloof is awesome, saw it myself just over a year ago.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
 

Offline growweblaar

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW F800GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,668
  • Thanked: 5 times
  • Somerset West
Re: HEAT, DUST, PUNCTURES, A FALL AND LOTS OF FUN
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 04:16:30 pm »
Nice! :)

I must explore up that way some time...
 

Offline Highlander

  • There can be only one !!
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Piaggio (all models)
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,140
Re: HEAT, DUST, PUNCTURES, A FALL AND LOTS OF FUN
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 06:06:12 pm »
johan K, you lurker you
 

BigEd

  • Guest
Re: HEAT, DUST, PUNCTURES, A FALL AND LOTS OF FUN
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2008, 10:11:35 pm »
Lekker!! Volgende keer bly ek bo-op die fiets, ek belowe...