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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2008, 12:15:54 pm »
Then I took over, met Operator between Caledon and Riviersonderend.

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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2008, 12:18:46 pm »
More....
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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2008, 12:21:38 pm »
Then I took over, met Operator between Caledon and Riviersonderend.



Het jy darem die KTM in 4e gekry saam met die Djebel  ;D

Ek sien nou eers Operator se bike het nie nommer plaat  nie, enige probleme met die KKs?
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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2008, 12:24:08 pm »
We stopped for coffee in Caledon, before he set off for Franschhoek.
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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2008, 12:26:12 pm »
Then I took over, met Operator between Caledon and Riviersonderend.



Het jy darem die KTM in 4e gekry saam met die Djebel  ;D

Ek sien nou eers Operator se bike het nie nommer plaat  nie, enige probleme met die KKs?

Nee wat, net derde gekry.... ;)

Geen probleme met KKs gehad nie, het in 'n roadblock vertel sy papiere is diep weggepak in sy sak, toe laat ry hulle hom weer.
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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2008, 12:47:28 pm »
Hierdie is 'n cool report ;D WD collective effort.
 

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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2008, 12:54:33 pm »
Still the man himself is very quit, can he be that tired?
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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #47 on: March 16, 2008, 06:21:54 pm »
Uiltjie mooi fotos +1
I used to be called Captain Slow but then i got Zef
 

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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2008, 07:24:21 pm »
I arrived safely at home.

Not really fatigued or suffering from "iron butt sindrome", because I do a lot of cycling and have a but as hard as steel.
I do suffer from something that I might call "throttle fatigue sindrome!"
My right hand is a so numb, that my fingers are totally useless. I'm able to just pick up a glass, but I cant even use a knife to cut a piece of meat, that I had for a late lunch.
I'm sure I will be OK in the morning.

Trailrider, thanks for the accomodation and friendship on Friday night.
The 7 passes ride was awesome and will stay with me forever.
( I will be back for more adventures in the Southern Cape soon...... ;) )
Your in-ride pictures made me look really glamorous.............and it started a trend, cause Uiltjie had to get in on the act too.

Watty thanks for the sourcing of this bike and the organizing of the whole deal.
Much appreciated........your input was great.  ;)
Watty, I just made a joke.............I promise you, I'm not angry about the captions on the photos. It was great and added a lot of humour to this thread.
Your a star!!   ;)


Bliknêrs thank for you accommodation and friendship on Saturday evening.
The ride from Heidelberg to Swellendam on the "alternative route" was also awesome.
I was always wondering about that route, but no I'm not wondering any more........been there, done that! ;)

Uiltjie....thanks for meeting me outside Caledon. That coffee and cappuccinos was way quite OK for a countryside town. The ride along was just the best.
Your in-ride shots made me look like a superstar !! ::)
While me and Uiltjie had breakfast.....we also had some visitors from the area that made a hostile attack on the coffee shop


I took the backroads from Caledon and came home via Theewaterskloof dam and the Franschhoek pass.



The total amount  travelled was 865 kilometers.
Enough kilometers to make me realized that the bike was a good buy and was mechanically sound.
I did a lot of research and talked to a lot of people......and I thought that this bike is exactly what will fullfill my needs.....(that is the theory!)

Today I know I made the correct choice and that this bike fulfilled all my preconceived ideas! ( this is practise!)
So in theory and practice I'm happy. ;)

At first I felt a bit intimidated by the little beast, because I was out of practice, but today I can say we have found each other....

Sorry Jacko, but this is a Mine-me moment............   This bike is my Mini-me!
It completes me !  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Superjuice....... thanks for the jacket!
(Why do I thank you? ............I had to pay you for it!!!   ..........It was not a pay-kit-forward-gesture!!  ;)  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
It was tested in extreme conditions on this trip.
It was not a bad buy and I am a satisfied customer.........
(any other stuff you wanna sell ?  ;)  :D :D :D :D :D

One of my favourite moments on this trip was the view me and Bliknêrs had when we saw this picture.
Unfornately we only had cellphone cameras... but the view made the detour all worthwhile. This moment was the best view of the whole trip. Beautiful !!
 

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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2008, 07:26:01 pm »
Lekker
I used to be called Captain Slow but then i got Zef
 

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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2008, 07:53:02 pm »
Welkom tuis!
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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #51 on: March 16, 2008, 07:57:15 pm »
Glad you're home safe! It was a pleasure having you as a guest ;D
 

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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2008, 08:25:41 pm »
WhooHoo!!
Thats the way to do it man!!
Buy a bike and ride it !!!
Congratulations!!
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For you never know from day to day.
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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2008, 09:45:40 pm »
Uiltjie mooi fotos +1

Jislaaik, dis darem nie waar nie, dis sommer 'n cheapskate mik-n-drukkie gewees!
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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2008, 09:53:06 pm »
Uiltjie mooi fotos +1

Jislaaik, dis darem nie waar nie, dis sommer 'n cheapskate mik-n-drukkie gewees!

Daai aksie fotos neem meer effort ;)
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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2008, 10:12:13 pm »
That's Fantastic ...... enjoy the new ride, keep it safe!! :thumright:

Once again this thread displays the comradrie between the WD's !!! ;D
 

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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2008, 10:37:46 pm »
:thumleft:
 

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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #57 on: March 16, 2008, 10:39:04 pm »
Uiltjie mooi fotos +1

Jislaaik, dis darem nie waar nie, dis sommer 'n cheapskate mik-n-drukkie gewees!

Nee, ek stem nogal saam met Oppie - stunning foto's. Hoe de hell het jy sulke goeie foto's in die ry geneem ??? Seker op 'n bakkie gesit ;)

Oppie, ons sal hom moet doop, daai nuwe ysterperd van jou. Mooi man! Ek's trots op jou :thumleft: :thumright:
 

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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2008, 12:33:04 am »
Dit was net een groot plesier om van hulp te kon gewees het.  Net jammer jy kon ongelukkig nie in PE lank bly nie.   Bly jy en die Djebel is veilig tuis.
 

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Re: SCOOP - Operator's new toy
« Reply #59 on: March 17, 2008, 04:35:42 am »
Nice!

A lekker 'relay' ride.

What a lekker way to get back into biking AND get to test your new boney other than sharing the road with cool people while seeing cool sites.

Awesome!

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