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Offline Grondpad

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Lambertsbaai Trip
« on: June 12, 2006, 09:26:20 am »
Friday night around the fire at my house, we diced it was time the boys pack their stuff and hit the road!  

We left Parklands at 7:00am the Saturday to Lambertsbaai!   I love the road to the west coast in the morning,  The smell of the ocean is amazing, if not for that the road would be pretty boring.

The weather were perfect, no wind and no rain !!,  1st stop were Langebaan for a lekker breakfast and coffee at Ziezies!




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Got to Lambertsbaai, and visited the Hotel for a couple of beers.  The campsite in Lambertsbaai were home for the night. It?s not a 5 star resort, but hey I am a adventurer and I sleep were I can pitch my tent and light my fire!   Camp were up and off we go to get some ?Rooi Goud?

We bought some crays after a long price discusion!! The locals will quibble for days about a couple of cents!  Off to the shop to get some butter and garlic for 2nights braai. To round the meal off we had some lekker koffie op die vuur!!









We had a good night?s sleep, make a lekker fire and brew some coffee and left about 8:00 am the Sunday morning.  
Unfortanitly we encountered a teribble wind storm just before Citrusdal. The wind were blowing from all directions. We were figting ?Princess wind? like 2 brave solders in a nuclear war!!  We had no choice but to abandon the gravel and head for tar!  This is were the k@k started!! We were flung from side to side and to make thing worse is that the cars were overtaking us, and we look like ?2 poep dronk manne? We were all over the road.  You go around a bend in your lane, but get dragged by the wind to the oncoming traffic?s  emergency lane!!      

I once saw this ?chat? about riding in wind, apparently you should place your knee in the direction of the wind!! (m.a.w. ry so bakbeen in die wind)  So there I am holding on for dear life,  and I remember the knee thingy!!  I almost lost my bloody leg that day!  m.a.w. don?t try the knee thing in a hurricane?.  

Check out this link, for the full article!!
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=vn20060502011019677C878785

We were driving in bloody, 80 kph winds!!!!  :shock:   I commute with my bike everyday, and I thought I am the wind master, dit was @#%^$% rof !!!!!


Next trip will be to Sutherland and Hondeklipbaai!!
 

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Re: Lambertsbaai Trip
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 09:48:52 am »
Quote from: "Grondpad"
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My favourite pic - nice trip guys, but tell me, how do you manage to keep your bikes so clean?
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 09:56:34 am »
:roll:  there were no mud!! Nope the bikes and gear were full of dust........
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 11:14:57 am »
Wat is lekkerder as 'n rooster vol kreef?
"n Rooster vol galjoen........ 8)

Nice trip guys!
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006, 12:42:48 pm »
Nice trip okes!

hoe gaan daai song nou weer? "Ek sou kon doen met 'n galjoen"
my bek water nou vir kreef!
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2006, 01:37:05 pm »
Nice one dudes...in Gauteng.. for us to get nice kreef....you have to ready yourself for dry forced entry...you emerge with serious lower back pocket problems...Hoe water my mond nou...(for the kreef..)
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2006, 01:48:34 pm »
Quote from: "Grootseun"
you have to ready yourself for dry forced entry...you emerge with serious lower back pocket problems...Hoe water my mond nou...



 :?  :?  :?

......OK let's rather not go there before this thread get's anal.  :D

Nice report & those crays looks lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2006, 06:52:06 pm »
Ja, the prob with the knee thing is that your inner leg muscle gets moer tired after a short bit and that can begin to get eina really quickly.

Nice one lads.

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2006, 07:45:45 pm »
Tell me Grondpad .......how many times have you lost your kit.

The way the kit is tied to the one Dakar looks very suspect  8)

Not sure that would last for long distance over rough terrain! Should get a cargo net to put over the lot!  :wink:
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2006, 07:46:58 am »
Leo,  To this day I have never lost my kit!!  :shock:  
Next bike will be the 1200 with panniers   :wink: