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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #80 on: November 12, 2017, 08:11:03 pm »
To us locals its known a the Side-Entry. If you had to google or look on a map you'll find it under Rus en Vrede 4x4 route. You pay a gate fee and the route starts/ends at Rus en Vrede next to Doiringkloof. It crosses the mountain part called Guerno in the Kouga mountains from Baviaans to Kareedow in the South.

Where GRP had some rough spots here and there, the SE is just rough all the way. Steep rocky loose stone climbs and decents. Again first gear does not work. You gun it in second and work the clutch. Its an exhilarating ride and certainly one of my favourites.

The views along the top is again awesome
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #81 on: November 12, 2017, 08:13:08 pm »
G I met you at the2016 A Bash and I could sense that you are a True Biker. How? It is the way you stare at your Bike at every given Opportunity! Awesome. :ricky:

That is actually Duks staring at his XT, but yes I know what you mean. The three of us have the same biking mindset.
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #82 on: November 12, 2017, 08:15:13 pm »
Crab coming down the mountain, and then another smoke break.
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #83 on: November 12, 2017, 08:20:03 pm »
After the first 30km or so you get to a plateau from where you would carry on to Baviaans lodge. I don't enjoy that part and we have an alternative route. You drop down into a kloof and meander along a nice poort for about 5km until you climb a pass to rival any other. This is a nicely maintained road and doable on any bike, which then brings you to Nooitgedagt valley and you on your way out.

View from the plateau

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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #84 on: November 12, 2017, 08:21:14 pm »
Down in the kloof
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #85 on: November 12, 2017, 08:22:39 pm »
Lekker man. Seker lekker om lig daar deur GRP te gaan. My arme ou Hondatjie was swaar gelaai toe jy my daar deur gevat het. Nog steeds een van my lekkerste uitstappies gewees.

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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #86 on: November 12, 2017, 08:23:17 pm »
Then its up onto the mountain again with a view of the Kouga's.

Down at the bridge the river is quite low.
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #87 on: November 12, 2017, 08:25:00 pm »
Lekker man. Seker lekker om lig daar deur GRP te gaan. My arme ou Hondatjie was swaar gelaai toe jy my daar deur gevat het. Nog steeds een van my lekkerste uitstappies gewees.

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Nee man,jy bedoel seker side entry. Toe ons GRP gery get was al jou kit by my huis, dan nie.
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #88 on: November 12, 2017, 08:31:29 pm »
In Kareedow everything is closed because church is not out yet, so we head over the mountain to Oudebosch for brekfis. We are properste knackered, but that lekker content tired. The ride over the two days certainly took it out of me, but it was one of the best weekend trips I'd ever done. We already planning doing it the other way around :lol8:

Its tar home and we klap it. OK 120km/m but on the F'ugly that's low flying for me. Final goodbyes at Van Stadens bridge. Thanks buds, that was a great ride.

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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #89 on: November 12, 2017, 08:43:28 pm »
G I met you at the2016 A Bash and I could sense that you are a True Biker. How? It is the way you stare at your Bike at every given Opportunity! Awesome. :ricky:

That is actually Duks staring at his XT, but yes I know what you mean. The three of us have the same biking mindset.
Like I said, I met you.  :deal: Dux is not so staringly as you :thumleft:
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #90 on: November 13, 2017, 05:55:13 am »
Thanks for the ride and the RR Gerard. Was a lekker weekend. Good food good company a d good riding all round.
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #91 on: November 13, 2017, 06:14:11 am »
After this weekend I would know if the KLR is up toe some serious riding.

En wat is die uitkoms van die vooroordeling teenoor die KLR?  :patch:

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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #92 on: November 13, 2017, 06:30:48 am »
Mooi man .
 

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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #93 on: November 13, 2017, 06:59:36 am »
Lekker man. Seker lekker om lig daar deur GRP te gaan. My arme ou Hondatjie was swaar gelaai toe jy my daar deur gevat het. Nog steeds een van my lekkerste uitstappies gewees.

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Nee man,jy bedoel seker side entry. Toe ons GRP gery get was al jou kit by my huis, dan nie.

Ja jy is alweer reg.  Ouderdom is my verskoning. :laughing4:

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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #94 on: November 13, 2017, 07:59:08 am »
After this weekend I would know if the KLR is up toe some serious riding.

En wat is die uitkoms van die vooroordeling teenoor die KLR?  :patch:

Lyk of dit 'n uitmuntende toer was saam met lekker mense.  :thumleft:

Jip, ek weet nou die bike kan my enige plek vat wat ek in staat is om te ry, en plekke wat ek nie meer voor sal kans sien nie. Nie een keer die hele naweek het ek 'n twyfel of oops ! oomblik gehad nie, behalwe met daai koedoe. Reg deur het die bike net gedoen wat ek gesę het hy moes.

In die verlede, net op reputasie, het ek altyd gesę did 'n goeie bike vir iemand wat wil begin ry. Nou met ervaring kan ek dit bevestig.
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #95 on: November 13, 2017, 12:59:26 pm »
Julle het 'n lekker trip gehad!!  :biggrin:   :drif:
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #96 on: November 13, 2017, 01:29:05 pm »
Lekker saamgery.  Dankie  :thumleft:
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #97 on: November 13, 2017, 01:32:10 pm »
Lekker saamgery.  Dankie  :thumleft:

Dankie man. Net 'n jammerte dit moes nou clash met Thomas river, maar konnie anders nie.
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Re: A Bucketlist Trip
« Reply #98 on: November 13, 2017, 02:14:45 pm »
Seems you ous had a great trip in a beautiful part of the Country  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #99 on: November 13, 2017, 02:21:52 pm »
Seems you ous had a great trip in a beautiful part of the Country  :thumleft:

It is beautiful and all in a space of 600km of riding. Just very dry.
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