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Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« on: February 24, 2015, 09:25:50 am »
In the second half of last year we hatched a plan for a looooooooooooong overdue three week holiday. We were still uhm-ing and aah-ing if we should go on the bikes or in the car... the bikes won in the end!  :biggrin:

I was in charge of accommodation stories and Throttle was sorting the route... lucky for me, we had RT with us so there would be NO technical riding WHOOP! WHOOP!

Day 1 - Addo
Day 2 - Prince Albert
Day 3 - Prince Albert
Day 4 - Cederberg
Day 5 - Cederberg
Day 6 - St Helena Bay
Day 7 to 12 - Cape Town
Day 12 to 15 - Somerset West
Day 16 - Onrus
Day 17 - Malgas
Day 18 - George
Day 20 to 21 - Plettenberg Bay
Day 22 - Was also meant to be Plett, but seemed fitting that we ended where we started in Addo.

More or less the route... some gravel, some tar and a bit of a car hijacking in Cape Town  :biggrin:

Disclaimer: Due to workload and just all-round lack of time, this will be one very slow-going ride report, but if I don't start typing something, it will never get done. Sowweeee!  :biggrin:
« Last Edit: March 01, 2016, 09:53:13 am by Firecoast »
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 09:46:30 am »
This could be interesting.  :sip:

Good commitment there so far.  :thumleft:  :lol8:
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 09:53:22 am »
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 10:17:27 am »
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 10:36:43 am »
Ek sal maar wag tot die volgende sinnetjie getik word ................. (Ek hoop net nie dit is na baba se geboorte nie) ................ >:D :thumleft:
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 10:38:54 am »
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 12:00:27 pm »
Day 1 - Addo

Packing was going to be interesting, as it wasn't just the two of us anymore, but three (well actually four, but more about that later).

Now, RT is a teenager and she is very specific that everything she packs matches... this day she WILL wear THIS and so on and so on... so it took a lot of negotiating and debate to scale down her packing. She was of the opinion that she could pack more, as her clothes were tiny and could get three shirts in compared to one of ours. Fair enough.

Below is the sum total of our luggage for three weeks... we were still over-packed in my opinion and Kiepie here had to pack and unpack the bags and yeah... not fun after three days.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 08:36:17 pm by Firecoast »
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 12:15:48 pm »
Day 1 – Addo (continued)

We were only meant to leave the next day, but seeing as I had to pick up my keys from Martina and it would make the next day a bit shorter, we opted to leave at about 2 and mosey on over to Hitgeheim Lodge.

We slabbed it all the way on the N2 until the Paterson turn-off, took the gravel road past Shamwari and filled up in Paterson... bikes with petrol and us with some garage pies  :biggrin: Throttle noticed that my bike's pipe that connects my fuel tanks were missing. WHOOPS! Luckily, my other half is super handy and sorted it out immediately.  :love4:

As always, we felt right at home when we got to our first stop over. RT was in her element, cos she could see 'horsey', Martina's massive great dane.

Good times were had with a lekker braai and fantastic company!
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 08:35:57 pm by Firecoast »
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 05:04:25 pm »
 :biggrin: Looking forward to this!

and PING!!!!!!! Veldie

I got a scribe! so here is another ride report (a long overdue one). I think the last was that one in Lesotho. Since then I dont stop for photo's much( too busy keeping the Greyhounds on the right road, a job that is much like catching a falling Jenga tower).

So scribe away fair damsel or is it dark damsel.

O! what ever just write the dam thing!  :deal:

 
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 08:30:08 pm »
Subscribed :sip:
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2015, 03:53:19 pm »
 :o that hound is bigger than that young lass...cool pic btw..
 

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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2015, 04:19:46 pm »
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2015, 07:05:33 pm »
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 12:56:15 am »
Come on Young lass, why so slow, we are waiting................ :sip:

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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 04:45:48 am »
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2015, 09:05:29 am »
Come on Young lass, why so slow, we are waiting................ :sip:

TJ you need to chat to your "scribe"   ;D

Tried whipping her but she liked it too much  :lol8:
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2015, 12:37:24 pm »
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Re: Roadtripping with The Tazz, Dimitri and Mr Giraffe!
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2015, 08:34:28 pm »
Day 2 - Prince Albert via Wolwefontein via Steytlerville via Willowmore...

After a lekker night's kuier and a yummy breakfast, we leave Martina's place. Head out via Kirkwood.

First stop Wolwefontein, where we fill our nicotine-deprived lungs, have an ice cold Coke and empty our bladders.

There appears to be a new owner at the hotel and he gets chatting to Throttle... one chatterbox to another  :biggrin: He talks about what he envisages for the little dorpie (for lack of a better word) and I marvel at the thought of someone spending (to date) over R 200,000.00 on restoring the place.

I mean... what the hell happens there??? I really don't know. In the hour that we were there, two families stopped, but they didn't come into the hotel... just walked around and took pictures. Seems a lot of money to pump into a place, only for your return to surface years later, if at all!

RT and I go venturing down the very long passage, which freaked me out just looking down it. The erm... previously disadvantaged people have stolen all the copper piping, so we had to use a bucket to flush. Interesting!
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2015, 08:41:38 pm »
Day 2 - Prince Albert via Wolwefontein via Steytlerville via Willowmore... (continued)

Steytlerville... nothing exciting this time round. Just a quick fuel stop, smoke break and visor cleaning.  ;D
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