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Offline alwyn_gs

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Dag 4 – " Al die pad teer pad" via Verkykerskop-Memel Villiers Pretoors toe & Retief Klip- en Kaalvoetvrou Monument

Die laaste dag breek die trip om in 3 terug tog groep; eerste ene die wat vroeg wil tuis wees, 2de die wat die scenic roete wil huis toe vat – “alles teer pad” en die derde, die bittereinder-avontuuriers.

Tom het die tweede groep, terug Pretoria toe gelei van die Klein Kerkie via Verkykerskop, Memel en Villiers terug.
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
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Tom Thea, Fernando Paula, Ettiene Luzaan & Gavin " al die pad teerpad Pretoria toe"  :pot:
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
Skoeters : Knight in White Satin (R1200GSA LC), Military Fuel Tanker (R1200GSA AC 142 690km - decommisioned)
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En die bittereinder-avontuuriers het Retiefklip, Kaalvoet vrou besoek om die “alles teer pad” via Verkykerskop, Memel via Villiers huis toe…

Retief Klip

Vanaf 19 Oktober 1837 het Piet Retief se trekgeselskap stuksgewys met die Oliviershoekpas die Drakensberg begin uittrek. Die trekgeselskap het links van die Oudebergspruit teen die berghelling uitgetrek totdat hulle hoog teen die berg 'n fontein bereik het, naby die huidige Retiefklip, waar hulle uitgespan het. Erasmus Smit het die rant Kerkenberg genoem omdat dit hom aan 'n kerk of 'n plek van godsdienstige byeenkomste herinner het. Piet Retief het gedurende dié tyd sy eerste besoek aan koning Dingane afgelê, om oor die moontlikheid om grond vir die Voortrekkers te bekom, te onderhandel. Op sy 57ste verjaarsdag (12 November 1837) het sy dogter, Debora Retief, haar vader se naam en die datum hier op 'n oorhangende rots met groen verf geskryf. Die ander name wat op dié rots aangetref kan word, is dié van die Bethlehemse kommando wat op 10 Oktober 1899, met die uitbreek van die Anglo-Boereoorlog, die Oliviershoekpas beset het.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 08:53:24 am by alwyn_gs »
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
Skoeters : Knight in White Satin (R1200GSA LC), Military Fuel Tanker (R1200GSA AC 142 690km - decommisioned)
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Kaalvoetvrou Monument

“Die Kaalvoetvrou”, ’n een-en-’n-half maal lewensgrootte standbeeld deur Alfonso Smuts van ’n Voortrekkervrou wat die woorde: "Ons trek eerder kaalvoet oor die Drakensberge” (as om weer verkneg te word) verbeeld.
Susanna Catharina Smit was die Voortrekkervrou wat aan die Engelse offisier gesê het dat die Voortrekkers eerder kaalvoet terug oor die Drakensberge sal stap as om onder Engelse gesag te staan.

Die standbeeld is in 1977 deur oud President CR Swart onthul.

« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 04:32:34 pm by alwyn_gs »
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
Skoeters : Knight in White Satin (R1200GSA LC), Military Fuel Tanker (R1200GSA AC 142 690km - decommisioned)
G650XMoto, G650XCountry-pilotted by Michelle
 
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Op Verkykerkop het ons Buffet Middag ete gehad en was dit n belewenis!? Lekker vir oulaas gekuier... en hartseer verneem dat dit n baie groot waar skynlikheid dat hulle die Winkel/Backpackers/poskantoor/restuarant/kroeg gaan toemaak. . . .  :-[

n laaste foto huldeblyk. . . .

RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
Skoeters : Knight in White Satin (R1200GSA LC), Military Fuel Tanker (R1200GSA AC 142 690km - decommisioned)
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Oppad tussen Vrede en Villiers gaan Michelle se X se liggie 25km vroeer aan,   :peepwall: glad nie die oor gedraai nie...
Trek by Cornelia en daar gaan mooi net mooi niks aan nie...

Kan nie besluit op die volgende scenario nie... ongelukkig is die X Country se brandstof tenk 9.8 liter groot, of gelukkig is die Adventure se brandstof tenk 30 liter groot   :pot:
« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 08:11:25 am by alwyn_gs »
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
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As die Photo Ride Report net die helfde van die storie vertel van die naweek, is dit steeds nie genoeg nie! BAie dankie aan almal wat saam gegaan het en die naweek n reuse sukses gemaak het - DANKIE!

Dankie aan ons Ride leading Team , Deon en Anzel. Dankie Deon dat jy my rubber arm gedraai het, dat ek 3 van my belangstellings gelyk tydig kon uitleef;
*Avoontuur Motorfiets ry,
*saam my vroutjie,
*Afrika geskiedenis, en bietjie van ons Afrikaner erfenis

Dankie aan Michelle wat, met tye  :rofl: ,my geselskap gehou terwyl ek dienste van Ride Sweep gedoen het  :heart:

Die was vir my, die lekkerste BMW Klub trip wat ek al gedoen het. En is nederig om deel van so sukses kon wees

"Shared Riding Pleasure"



Geskiedines Bronne:
   Wikipedia
   BritishBattles.com
   The Observation Post
   www.bloedrivier.org
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
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G650XMoto, G650XCountry-pilotted by Michelle
 
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En dankie aan William vir die "dynamic" Ride Report!  :+

« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 07:44:04 am by alwyn_gs »
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
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Well done and thanks for sharing this awesome Ride Report.

I can see a huge amount of work went into putting this together.
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Well done and thanks for sharing this awesome Ride Report.

I can see a huge amount of work went into putting this together.

Thanks @JonW, was a lot of planning, we even went down for a recce in Feb (great excuse for riding bike)... but was a very successful  weekend and everyone enjoyed it

And you cant do it all by oneself, this was an team effort - Deon and myself have a way of working together that made this one fun adventure. Thinking on the move and we know exactly what the other one think, his execution style and we kept a big group safe over 4 days cause we planned thoroughly the factors we could foresee.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 11:24:35 am by alwyn_gs »
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
Skoeters : Knight in White Satin (R1200GSA LC), Military Fuel Tanker (R1200GSA AC 142 690km - decommisioned)
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Awesome trip, Alwyn, en uitstekende verslag hier!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Sou laaik om so trip mee te maak, adverteer gerus as julle weer so iets gaan aanpak. Duidelik het ek die vorige advertensies gemis :lol8:
 

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Lekker RR Alwyn - nicely done!!
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Baie interessant sou lekker gewees het om na al die kenners te luister. Julle het nie dalk n roete vir die nie ? Sal daarvan hou om eendag al die plekker self te gaan besoek op my fiets.
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Ride reports :
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

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Awesome trip, Alwyn, en uitstekende verslag hier!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Sou laaik om so trip mee te maak, adverteer gerus as julle weer so iets gaan aanpak. Duidelik het ek die vorige advertensies gemis :lol8:

Thanks @OomD,

Ja die was n BMW Klub trip wat Deon en myself uitgewerk het..

Maar daar is iets in die pyplyn...
« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 11:20:46 am by alwyn_gs »
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
Skoeters : Knight in White Satin (R1200GSA LC), Military Fuel Tanker (R1200GSA AC 142 690km - decommisioned)
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« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 11:20:29 am by alwyn_gs »
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
Skoeters : Knight in White Satin (R1200GSA LC), Military Fuel Tanker (R1200GSA AC 142 690km - decommisioned)
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Baie interessant sou lekker gewees het om na al die kenners te luister. Julle het nie dalk n roete vir die nie ? Sal daarvan hou om eendag al die plekker self te gaan besoek op my fiets.

@sidetrack, Ons kennis kom van toe ons in 2015/2016 die BMW Trophy se rides gedoen het vir die Drakensville area , en toe net van daar weer opgetel en Spionkop Lodge toe gery. Met Raymond en Lynette gesels en hulle het ons bietjie gelei en van daar met Thulani in kontak gekom. Met die toer gidse, Raymond en Thulani kry n mens n ander perspektief, al het ek baie gaan oplees, en n youtube video of 20 gaan kyk.   Wat ook help met die toergids kostes is die groter groep wat dit baie afbring.

Maar dit was definitief die moeite werd!

Die KZN Battlefields route is so groot n mens kan dit nie alles met een trip cover nie, ons het mar net 10 in vier dae gedoen. dink op die KZN Battlefiled website is daar amper 70 sulke plekke!?



Die roete onder aangeheg..
RR:Sani 2013, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=131550.0, Honeymoon 2014 http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=153612.0
Livinstone Lite 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=162532.0, Om Lesotho 2014, http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=168999.0
Skoeters : Knight in White Satin (R1200GSA LC), Military Fuel Tanker (R1200GSA AC 142 690km - decommisioned)
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Lekker RR Alwyn - nicely done!!


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My other mate was also on your ride - Graeme, big grey beard - he sent us pics while you were away - I see he managed to evade the camera mostly successful....
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Lekker Alwyn! :thumleft:
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Alwyn, ek moet bieg ek het hierdie fantastiese RR misgekyk

Het dit nou deeglik deurgelees en ek kan my indink dat hier massiewe beplanning in gegaan het. Dankie vir die oplees en deel van die geskiedenis.

Dit lyk of julle 'n briljante atmosfeer in die kamp gehad het. Dit is vier dae van harde kilos, veral vir die pillions.

Daardie deel van SA is vir my nog onbekend en ek wil beslis die Memel & Majuba omgewing gaan verken. Was darem in 2011 in die Spioenkopdam Natuurreservaat waar ons 'n Swartrenoster gesien het  :thumleft:

Ek sal beslis in die toekoms hierdie RR moet raadpleeg vir roetes  :thumleft:
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  Stem saam met Lem.Altyd lekker om n goed nagevorsde RR te lees.
 
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