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Re: West Coast Stormers
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2008, 10:40:34 pm »
Respect guys and gals! Well done! I would have given them wet roads one look and took the bus home :o
 

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Re: West Coast Stormers
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2008, 09:44:02 am »
Great report ,nice pics ,Ihave never been up on those roads will have to do it soon.
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Re: West Coast Stormers
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2008, 10:02:17 am »
Lovely report - especially liked the double perspective!
Respect for braving the weather that weekend - the west coast at it's best is a challenge.


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LuckyStriker, you say you went through there 4 years ago which is before WildDogs started & I can find no report on that trip.  Tietiesbaai is the name of your trip; it is near Paternoster but, no doubt, there is more than one place with that name.  Did you really go on the road from the salt works to Groenrivier two up on a 1200GS?  In that loose sand I was pleased to have an unloaded TW200; I simply canā??t imagine how you did that on that bike.
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Don't want to steal LuckyStrikers thunder - however this report he wrote is partly what enticed me back to the dirtside and it'll forever stick with me. Originally posted on the BMW site http://www.bmwmotorrad.co.za/lifestyle/articles/default.asp?Id=412&tier=search where I found it back then but also posted on his blog http://theworldaccordingtoluckystriker.blogspot.com/2007/03/tietiesbaai-to-tietiesbaai.html along with some other stories sure to entertain!
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Re: West Coast Stormers
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2008, 10:20:05 am »
dammmm,,,,that is such a cool ride and report,,,great pics and also good stry telling with all the dramas and laughter,,,,thanx
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Re: West Coast Stormers
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2008, 10:22:17 am »
Now i really miss home. :'(
 

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Re: West Coast Stormers
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2008, 10:41:37 am »
Very nice! I really enjoyed that :thumleft:

Tokkie, I feel more & more that I should own a TW200 - I just don't have space in my garage ;D.
 

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Re: West Coast Stormers
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2011, 07:04:10 pm »
I've had cause to read this report again today.  Absolutely great!  Simply stating the number of falls you've had doesn't convey anything of the expenditure of energy and the tiredness in the bones that result.  Great respect to TT and Mrs.

I've always though that I'd never have the nerve to do the West Coast, but you never know, do you?
 

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Re: West Coast Stormers
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2011, 02:09:32 am »
Great RR. Thanks for the effort.

Did that route 2 years ago. Love the WC.

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Re: West Coast Stormers
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2011, 09:22:14 am »
There is a joke here.  It was Crossed-up's TW that we borrowed for that trip.  He was not a member of WD at that stage.  many thanks for the loan of it C-U.
 

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Re: West Coast Stormers
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2011, 05:28:49 pm »
Very nice , went through in december and it was dry and dirty and plain looking, looking at your pics who would believe that,Wow Thanks
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