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2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« on: December 07, 2015, 09:59:48 am »
So my friend the "Soutie" talked me into this little marathon - I'm getting to old for this sh^t !!!  :patch:
We met up at Shell across the Garden Route Mall yesterday morning at 5 am. After filling the bikes and some coffee - we were off - direction Humansdorp into the fog ... Passing through Knysna was a real pleasure - cause everyone were still sleeping!  :peepwall:
Turned off at Natures Valley to take the picturistic route through the Bloukrans Pass. The EC side is now really getting dangerous, with lots of rock falls !!
At Stormsriver we stopped for a "Storm-brekkie" and fuel. To make up time we stuck to the N2 till the turn-off to Hankey.
In Hankey the "Soutie" had a close call with a parliamentarian turning in right in front of him - fortunately we were going slow as we were expecting these kind of behaviour in that little place !!  :xxbah:

Re-fuel in Patensie - It was getting seriously hot by now!! And then the marvellous Baviaans - with the EC side now the roughest I've ever experienced it - even in the current dry conditions - and boy the dust ...  Smitskraal has quite a lot of water though, but the terra firma underneath is not at all terra nor firm - being covered level now (even the section in the middle that was always a "twee spoor") with very unstable round river stone covered in slime all over ...  Not long after Smitskraal we stopped at the wide concrete drift with the "lekka swemgat" - for a thorough cooling down in the fresh mountain water !!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Then it was on - next stop a quick smoke at the exit gate, some of the drifts between Smitskraal and the gate is really deep now, surprising us a bit - not that we've mind, cause the subsequent splash all over the bike and rider was really welcome in the heat!!
Uitspan couldn't arrive any sooner, for a few well deserved cold ones!!  :biggrin: Feeling refreshed now - well almost a bit too lazy to ride any further - we decided to continue - not giving in to temptation to have more cold ones and sleep over ...  ;)

We met up with the tar again 10k's from Uniondale, re-fuelled there and continued into a strong head wind through the Langkloof. Last bit of fun was the Montagu Pass before we ended a great ride at the Dros around 16:45 ...
Both bikes and riders had a serious work-out !! :ricky:
Apologies for the few and bleak pictures by my ancient Nokia ...  :-[
 

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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 10:04:13 am »
Continue... here and there a better pic by Nige's CAT phone ....
 

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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 10:19:32 am »
Shit alweer op die pad.
Ek wens ek het die tyd en geld gehad om so lekker rond te kan ry soos julle. :peepwall: :pot:

Dankie vir die deel.  Dit klink of dit lekker was  :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2015, 10:21:48 am »
 :)
 

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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 10:24:12 am »
Lyk darem lekker  :thumleft:
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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 10:25:26 am »
Shit alweer op die pad.
Ek wens ek het die tyd en geld gehad om so lekker rond te kan ry soos julle. :peepwall: :pot:

Dankie vir die deel.  Dit klink of dit lekker was  :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 10:39:23 am »
Lekker ride. Dankie
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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 12:20:17 pm »
Lyk of dit 'n lekker trip was.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2015, 03:02:22 pm »
Dit lyk lekker maar ek glo in gister se hitte was dit maar moeilik,daar is basies geen lugvloei deur die kloof nie,nice trip XRRX en Nigel,julle jongmanne voel dit seker nie vandag nie  :lol8:
 

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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2015, 04:01:28 pm »
Duidelik smeer julle Dubbin op julle boude op n daaglikse basis. :deal:
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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2015, 04:11:03 pm »
Dit lyk lekker maar ek glo in gister se hitte was dit maar moeilik,daar is basies geen lugvloei deur die kloof nie,nice trip XRRX en Nigel,julle jongmanne voel dit seker nie vandag nie  :lol8:
Duidelik smeer julle Dubbin op julle boude op n daaglikse basis. :deal:

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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 07:43:19 pm »
Surprised u had time to take pics. Nice trip dudes

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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2015, 09:56:51 pm »
Surprised u had time to take pics. Nice trip dudes

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If it wasn't for my regular smoke-breaks - there would have been only 3 or 4 pics - breakfast; re-fueling & beer at Uitspan  ...  ::)  :biggrin: Smoking is not all bad ...  :peepwall:


 

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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2015, 01:08:44 pm »
dankie vir die deel en die pics  :thumleft:
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2015, 01:50:52 pm »
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Re: 2 Thumpers; 11,5hrs; 620k's; & the Baviaans...
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2015, 11:33:43 am »
THANK U FOR THE AWESOME PIC,S GREAT AREA TO RIDE

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