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Offline krazy-eyes

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« on: July 31, 2006, 11:26:07 am »
edited, pics got lost from the image hosting site.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2012, 12:21:01 pm by krazy-eyes »
 

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006, 11:42:45 am »
Bugger Paris Hilton. Nikki is a babe!!  :D  Where is that :drooling: icon? Krazy, you going to get her her own bike one of these days?
 

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2006, 11:57:13 am »
Nice exploration K-E , will speak to you about GPS log ;o)

I feel a Parys to DaBar ride coming on.
 

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2006, 12:01:04 pm »
it was the perfect groupsize - max 5
ive always wanted to find a route to parys, but wasnt sure about its existance, but now we know its there.

my gecko gps did record a track, but i dont have a cable for it. sorry. one of the other guys might be able to post theirs.
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2006, 12:09:43 pm »
good exploration and sharing!
 

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2006, 12:13:12 pm »


Nominated for the photo competition - yeah man!
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2006, 12:24:24 pm »
Verrry nice trip & photos :thumbright:
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2006, 12:55:53 pm »
I regularly ride alone in and around squatter camps and informal shacks in the Cape. I haven't been bothered or felt unsafe once. I have been doing this since 1993. There are loads of great single tracks that go into and out of them and are made because most everyone is on foot.

I have only met very friendly people. I have often stopped to give kids and a few adults a ride and you won't believe the fun, questions and goodwill that it generates.

As a result I have gotten involved in upgrading the facilities of a cr√?¬®che in Kayalitsha and raised just over R7000 for it and am in the process of getting a fitted out container classroom sponsored from Maersk.

I have been toying with the idea of organising a DS day of riding through some of these places, stopping at some of the taverns for food and a chat with the residents.

I think that we have a perception heavily skewed by the media of these places.

Whites never mind Motorcycles are so far off the radar of experience for the residents of these places. With a bit of sensitvity to riding safely (kids, animals etc.) we are viewed with huge curiosity and surprise rather than animosity and potential targets.

Sorry for the Hijack (ironic)
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2006, 01:00:58 pm »
Nice one Kamanya, but remember, Krazy Eyes got the rock treatment before, so I don't blame him.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2006, 01:11:23 pm »
Geko cable going for free, see PM.
 

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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2006, 01:11:29 pm »
Quote from: "Kamanya"
I think that we have a perception heavily skewed by the media of these places.

Whites never mind Motorcycles are so far off the radar of experience for the residents of these places. With a bit of sensitvity to riding safely (kids, animals etc.) we are viewed with huge curiosity and surprise rather than animosity and potential targets.


absolutely!
i couldnt agree more. i think we are scared of the un-known, and a squatter camp sits right up there on the list. the people are generally curious, and if you greet them you are met with friendly smiles.

but at the same time, i have been through many squatter camps and informal settlements and i can definitely say that one should exercise extreme caution. it is impossible to say that you are "safe" in there as the only whitey. as many times as i have been met with friendlyness, the same amount of times have i experienced hostility!
all this is while riding slowly and courteously)
once nikki got hit by a bottle, thrown at her by a middle aged man for no reason (probably sour about apartheid, which quite frankly had nothing to do with my generation), and as you all know, my bike was hit by a rather large rock near hammanskraal.

but yes, we cannot generalise and say all SC's are filled with criminals
 

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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2006, 01:15:32 pm »
sorry for hijack, but my riding around Tembisa and squatter camps like Ivory Park have been uneventfull but there are other dangers.
As these informal settlements are often off the beaten path they are often used by criminals for dodgy deals.  I was lucky to miss out some car thieves who stole and stripped a car totally clean of parts in the bushes by this one area I ride, the cops had just got there and were looking around for signs of the deed.  They drove the stolen 4x4 there with about 4 other vehichles and drove away with the thing totally dissasembled.  Not a trace.  

Imagine if I had ridden up to this bunch of trees while this was in progress.

So yeah, its nothing, but be carefull.
 

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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2006, 03:02:38 pm »
Lekker report.  More pics of Nikki  :D  :D
 

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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2006, 05:47:32 pm »
It was my first trip with guys I've met on this forum. (GREAT BUNCH)

Must thank you again K-E!! GREAT TRIP!! Can't wait for the next 1.

I've got the track (log), should any body want to try it out?

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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2006, 06:50:21 pm »
actually it went well for a exploration ride, we did not find ourselves at a dead-end where we had to backtrack even once!
 

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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2006, 07:38:26 pm »
Yes please Gsing.
 

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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2006, 10:02:26 pm »
PM me for full track details
 

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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2006, 11:36:09 pm »
gr8 ride ! My personal fav was the trail at Randfontein, my DRZ lives for those stuff. The sandy road after the vaal crossing was entertaining as well. I'll post my pics tomorrow,typing on cellphone now. Nice meeting Muddy and GSing too.
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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2006, 04:55:34 pm »
Only got arounfd to my pics today. Here are some more from the "Paris" trip.

Outside Randfontein, really enjoyed these tracks ! Everything from sand to rocks and some mud.



KE and Nikki approaching the muddy section.







Meanwhile the water route next to the mud ended up being alot less effort  :lol:

Taking a break





Outside the township, a pic just for KE



The routes in and arounf the Vredefort dome







Crossing the Vaal







Wonder who lived here ?





And finally the luch stop for the day at Mimosa

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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2006, 05:18:01 pm »


This little mud stream is a great candidate for the KTM 950 power crossing, just lift the front and land it on the other side, once thats over who cares about the rear wheel :)

Sometimes power does have its advantages, I'd have to put my back out to lift the front over there.