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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2018, 08:13:46 pm »
Lekker story boet, sounds like you had a great time.

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2018, 09:56:08 pm »
Thanks everyone for the comments, much appreciated!

I'm super happy I stumbled across this website; awesome to read all the stories and get ideas for the next trip!!
 

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2018, 10:04:15 pm »
Yuda man  :thumleft:

Could you tell us more about your steed.....I'm not sure I've ever heard of this make or model?

Thanks! Yeah Zontes is pretty new to SA.. I think only 2 years or so. Although they are quite big in the UK if I'm not mistaken. It's a Chinese built bike, in my opinion very well built... not that my opinion counts for much as I haven't ever been on anything bigger than a 125, haha. But still, it made this trip which counts for something!

The Jan 2018 edition of Bike SA magazine actually has a review of the 250.
 
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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2018, 10:12:22 pm »
Yuda man  :thumleft:

Could you tell us more about your steed.....I'm not sure I've ever heard of this make or model?

Thanks! Yeah Zontes is pretty new to SA.. I think only 2 years or so. Although they are quite big in the UK if I'm not mistaken. It's a Chinese built bike, in my opinion very well built... not that my opinion counts for much as I haven't ever been on anything bigger than a 125, haha. But still, it made this trip which counts for something!

The Jan 2018 edition of Bike SA magazine actually has a review of the 250.

Cool.  Keep enjoying your bike.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2018, 10:26:22 pm »
Nice RR,I must complement you on the total trust you put into a Chinese-Indian or whatever moped..a lot would say 'nie met dai stuk kak nie"

Or at least that is what I said..But nice to be proven wrong every now and then..

Good luck..Next time pop some wheelies. :laughing4: O0 :imaposer:

Haha! wel, iemand het na die tyd vir my gesę hulle weet nie of ek baie braaf was, en of ek net baie dom was om met die Chinese bike dit aan te pak nie...

Maar ek't nogal baie respek vir die Zontes gekry - definitief 'n awesome klein fietsie as ek nou ooit een gesien het!
 

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2018, 03:04:42 am »
Nice report, great route for your first big adventure - thanks for sharing. This is the spirit of this forum.

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2018, 08:42:39 am »
Nice RR,I must complement you on the total trust you put into a Chinese-Indian or whatever moped..a lot would say 'nie met dai stuk kak nie"

Or at least that is what I said..But nice to be proven wrong every now and then..

Good luck..Next time pop some wheelies. :laughing4: O0 :imaposer:

Haha! wel, iemand het na die tyd vir my gesę hulle weet nie of ek baie braaf was, en of ek net baie dom was om met die Chinese bike dit aan te pak nie...

Maar ek't nogal baie respek vir die Zontes gekry - definitief 'n awesome klein fietsie as ek nou ooit een gesien het!



 O0Ek reken braaf en dom saam gesit...maar wys net weer eens mens het nie die beste in die lewe nodig om voluit te lewe nie..

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2018, 08:33:17 pm »
That's the spirit. Well written.
Hope you do many more tours.
 

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2018, 09:59:28 pm »
Respect to you oke, and this is from an old Ballie  who did his first trip from Johburg to the Transkei on a Yammi 175 scrambler in 1973!

Now you must plan a trip to Namibia and Angola ( imagine doing the Doodsakker on a little red zontes!?! What do you think, Xpat, Max the Panda, Metal Jockey...?)
 

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2018, 09:10:24 pm »
Lekke RR!  Well done! It shows that adventure is what YOU make of it
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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2018, 04:16:07 pm »
Fantastic ride report young man!  Well done and some good skill with the pen too  :) :)  Reminds me of a book I read a short while ago by Nathan Millward (https://www.nathanmillward.com/shop)  called 'The Long Ride Home' where he rides a Honda CT110 scooter from Sydney to London....I like the afrikaans word for 'adventure bike' which I think is so much more appropriate....storiefiets.... :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:  Thanks for the RR, really enjoyed reading it....
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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2018, 04:26:10 pm »


Saw a little red Zontes in the parking area and wondered - haven't seen many of these around. Then ran into the owner in the lift the other day - quite surprised at my friendly greeting, and we stood chatting bikes in the hallway for a looong time... as bikers will  ::)

Gaaf om jou te ontmoet willeh0nd, ons sal mekaar nog wel op die grondpad weer sien :thumleft:
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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2018, 04:43:48 pm »
Fantastic ride report young man!  Well done and some good skill with the pen too  :) :)  Reminds me of a book I read a short while ago by Nathan Millward (https://www.nathanmillward.com/shop)  called 'The Long Ride Home' where he rides a Honda CT110 scooter from Sydney to London....I like the afrikaans word for 'adventure bike' which I think is so much more appropriate....storiefiets.... :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:  Thanks for the RR, really enjoyed reading it....

Thanks a mil! Die Afrikaanse woord klink baie beter.. maybe doen ek die volgende RR eerder in Afr.. of sommer 'n taal wat ek langs die pad leer op een van my adventures.

Where can I get that book? Sounds awesome!
 

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2018, 04:48:26 pm »


Saw a little red Zontes in the parking area and wondered - haven't seen many of these around. Then ran into the owner in the lift the other day - quite surprised at my friendly greeting, and we stood chatting bikes in the hallway for a looong time... as bikers will  ::)

Gaaf om jou te ontmoet willeh0nd, ons sal mekaar nog wel op die grondpad weer sien :thumleft:

Wat 'n toeval was dit nie om 'n mede willebrak te ontmoet nie. Kan dit nou nog nie glo nie. Het in die week jou post ook gelees - ek't 'n vermoede ons gaan nog baie bikes en adventure trips gesels.
 

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2018, 08:04:13 pm »
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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2018, 12:44:36 pm »
Fantastic ride report young man!  Well done and some good skill with the pen too  :) :)  Reminds me of a book I read a short while ago by Nathan Millward (https://www.nathanmillward.com/shop)  called 'The Long Ride Home' where he rides a Honda CT110 scooter from Sydney to London....I like the afrikaans word for 'adventure bike' which I think is so much more appropriate....storiefiets.... :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:  Thanks for the RR, really enjoyed reading it....

Thanks a mil! Die Afrikaanse woord klink baie beter.. maybe doen ek die volgende RR eerder in Afr.. of sommer 'n taal wat ek langs die pad leer op een van my adventures.

Where can I get that book? Sounds awesome!

Best place to pick up the book is on Kindle or directly off his website if you like turning pages - he's also got quite a few youtube videos from the trip - search for 'Sydney to London on a Postie'......enjoy :-)
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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2018, 09:22:01 pm »
ZONTES, Laasjaar by Bike Fest het ek hulle die eerste keer gesien.  Wat my beindruk het was die mooi meisies.

ek het hulle dadelik SONDES genoem, dit was al waaraan ek kon dink.  :imaposer:

Begin met emigiets, Mike het met 'n 125 Lifan scrambles in een dag van Maritzburg Sabie toe gery (750km) twee weke later weer terug.

Een van my langtermyn planne is om weer klein te gaan en die wereld te sien.  as jy nie rond kan kyk ry jy te vinnig.

Mooi report.

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2018, 05:02:33 pm »
ZONTES, Laasjaar by Bike Fest het ek hulle die eerste keer gesien.  Wat my beindruk het was die mooi meisies.

ek het hulle dadelik SONDES genoem, dit was al waaraan ek kon dink.  :imaposer:

Begin met emigiets, Mike het met 'n 125 Lifan scrambles in een dag van Maritzburg Sabie toe gery (750km) twee weke later weer terug.

Een van my langtermyn planne is om weer klein te gaan en die wereld te sien.  as jy nie rond kan kyk ry jy te vinnig.

Mooi report.

Adie

haha, dis presies wat my pa gesę het toe hy die fiets sien... 'Sondes'

Ja kyk, dis hoe hulle jou vang.. jy dink jy koop die fiets én die mooi meisie..

750km in 'n dag?? Seker juis een van daai Zontes girls wie vir Mike op Sabie genooi het.

100% - jy moet kan rondkyk!
 

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2018, 04:02:26 pm »
Very well written and your enthusiasm is clearly sensed ! Happy and safe riding. Keep your trip reports coming !
 

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Re: Getting bit by the adventure bug
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2018, 10:43:27 am »
Nou lekker gelees. Lekker storie, wat ek met kids kan deel. Die avoture word net beter veral as jy iemand speciaal kry om saam te ry op haar eie fiets. Dan deel julle die mees amazing tye saam. Ek het so iemand in my lewe gekry. Kyk uit vir ons storie. Wat hopenlik so leka soos joune sal lees
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