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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2020, 05:40:09 am »
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That afternoon, we decided to treat ourselves after sucessfully tackling such challenging terrain!

Oudtshoorn is less than an hour south of the Swartberg Pass. Just outside town, we had passed by some ostrich farms. I remembered seeing them the first time we rode through last week. From the all signs posted on the side of the road, we found out that ostrich racing is a thing here. You could pay a small fee and ride an ostrich on one of these farms.

When we saw that, Neda exclaimed, "Nooo! That sounds like such a cruel thing to do to an ostrich!!!"

So we decided to eat them instead.

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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #81 on: January 16, 2020, 05:40:46 am »
Original version: http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/439.html


Oh yeah, here's a video:


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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #82 on: January 16, 2020, 06:44:38 am »
Most enjoyable - your writing is hilarious and the photo's are beautiful! Gamkaskloof is on my To Ride-list, but lucky me I'm only on a little light Suzuki DR650

I agree with switching off communicators - a friend once derailed me by shouting encouragement on a loose steep uphill, next moment found me parked up against a big rock 2m off the track.

I think I'll head on over to your blog and go read the rest of it. Safe and happy travels! :ricky:
 
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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #83 on: January 16, 2020, 07:40:49 am »
Nice read! Wonderful attitude. Slower is better

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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #84 on: January 16, 2020, 09:28:24 am »
Great read!!

Thanks for the effort and sharing with us!
‘I just get up every morning and go out. And I don’t let the old man in,’ Clint Eastwood
 
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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #85 on: February 28, 2020, 11:43:19 am »
Fascinating read!  It's a pity you got to Die Hel just after the fire.  :(
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Bikes Owned: 1958 NSU Prima 150 Scooter, 1965 Vespa 150, 1975 Vespa 150, 1979 Honda 400T Hawk II, 1981 Honda GL500 Silver Wing Interstate, 1982 Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Interstate, 1981 Honda XR500R, 2014 LML 150, 1999 Aprilia Pegaso 650, 2012 Honda PCX150.
 
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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #86 on: February 28, 2020, 12:51:11 pm »
It takes a tourist to show you what you miss in your own back yard.
Thanks for the very entertaining R&R. :ricky:
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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #87 on: March 05, 2020, 12:30:26 am »
Thanks guys!

If I want to add more pictures of our ride through Africa, how do I get this thread moved to the Ride Reports section?

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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #88 on: March 05, 2020, 12:51:40 pm »
Thanks guys!

If I want to add more pictures of our ride through Africa, how do I get this thread moved to the Ride Reports section?

Maybe @JonW or @Heimer or one of the other moderators could move it please?

It would be great if you keep posting photo's, and I really enjoy your blog.
 

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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #89 on: March 05, 2020, 10:46:33 pm »
Thanks for moving our post!

Here is a little bit from our run up Prince Alfred's Pass:



I thought about editing out the middle part, but I left it in to show off how sophisticated my camera setup is... :D

This is an excerpt from our blog post: http://www.ridedot.com/rtw/442.html
 
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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #90 on: March 06, 2020, 06:39:41 am »
Thanks for moving our post!

Here is a little bit from our run up Prince Alfred's Pass:



I thought about editing out the middle part, but I left it in to show off how sophisticated my camera setup is... :D

This is an excerpt from our blog post: http://www.ridedot.com/rtw/442.html

"This place reminded me of the VA Waterfront in Cape Town, with the expensive boats in the marina and the overpriced restaurants and souvenir shops."

You sound like a true Saffer (South African) :imaposer:
 

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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #91 on: March 20, 2020, 01:50:49 am »
Those pictures are not coming through.  :sip:  :clock:
 

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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #92 on: March 20, 2020, 06:35:50 pm »
Seems to be working for me?  :dontknow:

Is everyone else not seeing the pictures either?

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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #93 on: March 20, 2020, 09:59:05 pm »
I do see the photo's. Also loving reading your blog, it is hilarious.

Although Sani pass was very scary, HUGE kudos to Neda for conquering the last 3 switchbacks!! Everyone always makes it sound so doable but I'm with you, that looks like some hard riding. Well done to both of you for making it to the top!!
 

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Re: We have been riding around the world for 7.5 years...
« Reply #94 on: March 21, 2020, 01:38:24 am »
Thanks guys!

If I want to add more pictures of our ride through Africa, how do I get this thread moved to the Ride Reports section?

I do see the photos, I was waiting for the more that you will be posting here soon, I hope. I do follow you and Michnus on Advrider, top writing and photos.  :thumleft: