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Offline unishaun

Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« on: May 24, 2018, 07:40:48 am »
Okay, so some of you may have seen in the planning section, my thread titled "Cross Cape Cycle Route". This coming Monday I begin my ride and thought I would do a bit f a rolling ride report, nothing too detailed while on route, but something so you can track my progress and see what stupid things I am getting up to. Afterwards I will be doing a full right up (namely for Ride magazine), but I will share that here too. I know this is a bit early to start a report a few days before I even start the ride, typing and getting the ball rolling on my PC is easier than the phone.

So to recap, I will be riding my unicycle from Plett to Stellies along what is known as the Cross Cape Cycle Route. I runs mostly along dirt roads between the N2 and R62 and pops out at a few scenic towns along the way, and I am sure a lot of you would have ride most of this route or sections by motorbike. By bicycle this should take 7-8 days, but seeing as I am on one wheel, I am looking to take around 2 weeks. For the full route check here: https://www.capecycleroutes.co.za/route/cross-cape-route 

I will be doing this by myself, with no back up vehicle etc, and because the distances between towns are too far for me to reach as per normal riding, I will be camping out along the way between major stops. This means I am carrying shelter, food, water and everything else I need to survive for at least 3 days by myself. I am sure there will be a few friendly and helpful locals and farmers along the way, but I can count on that.

Already a few guys here have been kind enough to offer up accommodation at a few stops, which is really appreciated. I look forward to meeting you all soon, and thanks for all the well wishes from various other WD's.

Keep it Wheel!
Unishaun

 

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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 08:23:25 am »
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Geez hardcore, will be following you here, best of luck!
 
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 08:28:35 am »
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018, 08:31:50 am »
very nice route Shaun! Post a picture of your unicycle
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018, 08:32:32 am »
I also have a place for you to stay should you get a bit lost and end up in the Freestate  :snorting:
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 09:03:20 am »
All the best and safe riding. Tough route. Done it over the years on the bike.
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 09:05:17 am »
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 09:29:51 am »
Respect. Good luck and have fun.
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2018, 09:31:42 am »
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2018, 09:48:12 am »
Respect Shaun. Great idea!
 
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2018, 09:54:27 am »
When you pass Riversdal and need a place to stay and nobody offered anything else, contact me.
I am currently renting a small 2 bedroom house, but we can make a plan... 'n Dak is 'n dak..  :laughing4:

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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2018, 09:59:37 am »
Good luck, I struggle to cross my garden with my unicycle, never-mind the Cape
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2018, 01:14:53 pm »
U on Instagram Unishaun?
 

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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2018, 01:19:48 pm »
Ive always wanted to learn to ride a unicycle.
Whats involved besides dettol and plasters?
What does a unicycle cost?
No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
 

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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2018, 01:37:46 pm »
I've never wanted to learn because of the Dettol and plasters! but have always admired those okes on them at the Cape Argus etc.

Will stay on my MTB when it comes to cycling.
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2018, 05:34:34 pm »
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2018, 06:10:17 pm »
When you pass Riversdal and need a place to stay and nobody offered anything else, contact me.
I am currently renting a small 2 bedroom house, but we can make a plan... 'n Dak is 'n dak..  :laughing4:

Cheers Woody, as long as you are happy with beer as payment?
 

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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2018, 06:12:33 pm »
U on Instagram Unishaun?

On insta and FB as Gone Hiking Cape Town (@gonehikingcapetown)
 
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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2018, 06:14:22 pm »
Ive always wanted to learn to ride a unicycle.
Whats involved besides dettol and plasters?
What does a unicycle cost?

You forgot arm slings, bandages, pins in ankle. I am sure I am missing a few things :biggrin:

An entry level one is around R2000, mine for this tour is around R12 000.
 

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Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2018, 06:16:15 pm »
Almost forgot a pic

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