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Offline Matewis

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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2016, 07:32:58 am »
Lekker Zanie! Daai 650 se battery was so dood soos 'n mossie.!!
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2016, 08:27:29 am »
Well done very nice RR thanks for sharing.
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2016, 08:48:37 am »
Well done very nice RR thanks for sharing.

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Great ride.
GREAT report.
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2016, 09:08:25 am »
Excellent story!  :thumleft:
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2016, 09:17:25 am »
Lekker rr :thumleft:
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2016, 10:15:36 am »
Very cool RR.

Thanks Zanie.
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2016, 09:22:15 pm »
Dankie vir die deel, Zanie, mooi węreld daai.  Mooi fotos.
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2016, 12:24:07 pm »
Dankie vir die deel  - Goeie RR
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2016, 05:18:21 pm »
Wow, what a great story to tell. Ouch, now where have I heard that line before?????

I must say that as a NewB I am weighing up between Cederberg and Die Hel for my first overnight ride.

With your RR I am leaning towards Hel, for now.

So glad you were able to show that turn what you are made of.

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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2016, 05:24:56 pm »
Zanie this is the first ride report of you that I am reading.

Well written, almost a professional report that took us along on your journey, with humour, even on the tough parts, well done you and Ilse, RESPECT.

So many photos and the two videos, one of the best RR in a long time.

Many happy km's for the four of you......
 

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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2016, 05:00:55 pm »
Very nice RR  :thumleft: thoroughly enjoyed it
 
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2016, 08:23:31 pm »
Great RR Zanie, my vrou sal ook inspirasie neem en jou talente haar aanspoor.
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2016, 09:14:03 pm »
What a truly AWESOME RR  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thank you kindly for taking the time to put it all together & share this great experience with us. ;)
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2016, 09:16:06 pm »
I've only had the privilege of doing "Die Hel" trip once & most definitely wanna do it again whenever time affords me that opportunity .
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2016, 12:43:08 am »
Great trip and RR. Even better pics!

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2016, 02:09:01 pm »
 Awesome ride and well documented  :thumleft:

Thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
 

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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2016, 10:37:23 pm »
Thanks for a great read.......loved it!
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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2016, 11:43:33 am »
Wow ! lekker gelees. Baie dankie.
 

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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2016, 09:36:13 pm »
Thanks all for the kind words!

I really enjoyed reading this. Gonna show it to my wife for some inspiration in her journey towards getting a bike.

Great RR Zanie, my vrou sal ook inspirasie neem en jou talente haar aanspoor.

The more ladies the merrier! It's also definitely more fun if each of you has their own bike: for you - more manoeuvrability due to lack of pillion; for her - much more interesting than being a passive passenger. Just remember to start slow. With names like safetysteve and NoRush, I think they'll be in good hands.

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Ek het altyd die gpx roetes as enigiemand belangstel - ek kan hulle deurstuur. Lance is rerig die beste wanneer dit kom by interessante paadjies vind. Met ons laaste trip na Nieuwoudtville area het hy Google Earth gebruik, want baie van die paaie wat ons gery het was nie op Google Maps, Open Street Maps of Tracks for Africa nie! Hy gebruik maar die satelliet prentjies om te sien of daar deurgangpaaie is. Dan hoop 'n mens maar net dat daar nie 'n geslote hek is nie.

I must say that as a NewB I am weighing up between Cederberg and Die Hel for my first overnight ride.

With your RR I am leaning towards Hel, for now.

Any one of the two would be special. Die Hel would be trickier (water crossings, sharp corners, etc.), but it is still completely manageable if taken at a chilled pace. I'd say go for it! The views are fabulous.
 

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Re: My Date with Fate: back to Hell
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2016, 11:58:41 am »
that is what rides are about photo,s photo,s and more photo,s

sorry about the fall but an adventure like this one has a few downs

thank u for posting  awesome