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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #2060 on: April 23, 2020, 09:40:45 pm »
How much longer would the pass over the tunnel have been? Was the air in the tunnel reasonable fresh all the way through?

I don't enjoy riding through tunnels, I find the idea of all that rock above me oppressive - well done on your 24,5km :ricky:.
I only found out about the pass later. They did not have an alternative road sign up. The rock on top of the tunnel at the highest point is 1400 meter. The air inside was very good although I found some other tunnels with bad ventilation. I must have travelled through close to one hundred tunnels on this trip if I add up the different countries. Some tunnels even had like a corkscrew in where you either go up or down. I love tunnels and ferries.
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #2061 on: April 24, 2020, 03:55:54 pm »
How much longer would the pass over the tunnel have been? Was the air in the tunnel reasonable fresh all the way through?

I don't enjoy riding through tunnels, I find the idea of all that rock above me oppressive - well done on your 24,5km :ricky:.
I only found out about the pass later. They did not have an alternative road sign up. The rock on top of the tunnel at the highest point is 1400 meter. The air inside was very good although I found some other tunnels with bad ventilation. I must have travelled through close to one hundred tunnels on this trip if I add up the different countries. Some tunnels even had like a corkscrew in where you either go up or down. I love tunnels and ferries.

Admittedly the corkscrew tunnels sound fascinating, I'd love to maybe experience one. And I'm in TOTAL agreement on ferries, I would love to ferry up and down the Nordic countries!
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #2062 on: April 24, 2020, 03:59:52 pm »
Who knows what this is ?

Pelton wheel, used for small scale Hydro Electric generation.  :thumleft:
You spot on Welsh. Are you guy where we rode together to Parys dirt road a while back on a breakfast run ?

No but we have met at a few bashes.  :thumleft:
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #2063 on: June 26, 2020, 10:46:29 am »
Schalk, Waar is jy in die wereld....?
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #2064 on: July 07, 2020, 01:02:53 pm »
Schalk, Waar is jy in die wereld....?
Hi Caconcepts Ek is terug in SA en besig om die volgende deel te beplan van my ARTW trip. Hoop grense maak oop by January. Sal binne kort storie van Europa klaar skryf.
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #2065 on: July 07, 2020, 04:16:36 pm »
Schalk, Waar is jy in die wereld....?
Hi Caconcepts Ek is terug in SA en besig om die volgende deel te beplan van my ARTW trip. Hoop grense maak oop by January. Sal binne kort storie van Europa klaar skryf.

Cool, kom maak n draai as jy kan, ek is self besig om n trippie te beplan na NZ, per bike. Sal goed wees om weer te chat.
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #2066 on: September 07, 2020, 10:28:11 am »
Schalk, Waar is jy in die wereld....?
Hi Caconcepts Ek is terug in SA en besig om die volgende deel te beplan van my ARTW trip. Hoop grense maak oop by January. Sal binne kort storie van Europa klaar skryf.

Cool, kom maak n draai as jy kan, ek is self besig om n trippie te beplan na NZ, per bike. Sal goed wees om weer te chat.
Dit gaan neuk deur al daai water  :eek7:
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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #2067 on: September 07, 2020, 10:36:53 am »
Schalk, Waar is jy in die wereld....?
Hi Caconcepts Ek is terug in SA en besig om die volgende deel te beplan van my ARTW trip. Hoop grense maak oop by January. Sal binne kort storie van Europa klaar skryf.

Kom Vrystaat bash toe dat ons kan hello sę
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #2068 on: September 11, 2020, 09:46:15 am »
Schalk, Waar is jy in die wereld....?
Hi Caconcepts Ek is terug in SA en besig om die volgende deel te beplan van my ARTW trip. Hoop grense maak oop by January. Sal binne kort storie van Europa klaar skryf.

Kom Vrystaat bash toe dat ons kan hello sę
Hi Gerrard ek is nie seker of jy met Caconcepts of met my praat nie. Ek gaan maandag vir 'n week af Suid Kaap toe maar miskien moet ek 'n plan maak om bash toe te gaan. Was ook laas jaar daar. Ek het my duim gebreek maar hy sal seker by dan beter wees om weer te kan ry. Groete
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp
 

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Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Reply #2069 on: September 23, 2020, 12:28:17 pm »
I will be at the Free State bash this weekend if anybody wants a book
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
3/A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet
4/Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must come to past-Paul J Mayer
5/Use the rocks in the your way to build stepping stones-Herman Zapp