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Offline Mark Hardy

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Solo ride to Cape Agulhas
« on: August 20, 2006, 09:59:04 am »
Thursday 18th August dawned a beautifull sunny day after all the rain that we had, so I thought a trip down the most southern point of Africa was a good idea. Had breckfast with the wife and then said "see you later,I'm off".
She mumbled some thing about having to work all the time, I just smiled, put my helmet on and started my ride.

The route was to take the coastal rode from Gordons Bay to Hermanus,then on to Gansbaai and then to Die Dam. This was all tar roads, but what beautifull tar roads. The sea on your right and the mountains on the left, with as many corners to throw the bike into as you like. Oh and the whales are here, saw whales on three occations even before getting to Hermanus.

At "die Dam" you finaly leave the tar and venture on to some really fast dirt roads. This is about 50/60Km long and is a blast to ride.Turn Left at T-junction,


And follow the dirt


One of the many sweeping corners


There is some traffic on the road, cant get away from the damb cagers



The last 3Km was fun, like riding on ball bearings



Then turn right and its not far now to the tip of Africa


Nearly there


Even closer


Made it, what a feeling to be at the bottom of this wonderful continent


Arty Farty pic


Meet this carrector from Croatia, He has been traveling for the past 2 years though Africa.


Light House



It was time to hit the road again. The route was all tar again and would take me through Bredasdorp, Napier, Caledon, Grabouw, and back to Cape Town. The road is fun to ride with it going throughsome of the most beautiful farm lands, tons of sweeping corners, uphill, downhill the lot.

Last smoke stop in Grabouw


Total Dist....522Km
What a tremendous day.
 

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006, 10:46:55 am »
Nice report and kewl pikies.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006, 08:05:58 pm »
Schweet lark a lemmon, ek sĂ?ÂȘ.

Those dirt roads are fabulous  :color: , aren't they just.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006, 08:52:32 am »
lekker soos 'n cracker Mark
you had a very nice ride indeed
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006, 08:57:08 am »
Thats a spot everyone must visit at some time, well done.

Most southern Point in SA, first on your 4-corners pics.


What was the wierd Croatian riding? Cant tell from the pic.
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006, 09:09:57 am »
Quote from: "shark_za"
What was the wierd Croatian riding? Cant tell from the pic.


Looks like an AT to me. The trip computer is a bit of a giveway...
98 Black AT & the wheel from a 04 KLR 650.
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2006, 09:36:45 am »
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Great ride and report. Will be going there again soon.
Love your top box, I have a similar one which affixes to the carrier with velcro and keeps the drinks cool. 8)
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2006, 11:05:36 am »
:D yeh the top box.....needed something to keep the beers cold, plus it carries the camera, smokes, etc.
The chap from croatia was on an AT. Been on the road for 2 years and still going strong, he said that he will be leaving for the return trip soon.
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2006, 07:19:26 pm »
Very nice, thanks....

Gives me an idea for a ride this weekend  :wink:
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2006, 09:42:03 am »
cool ride and report, mr hardy :)
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2006, 10:59:34 am »
Mark,

Nice area ti ride in. A group of this did this trip a few months ago. We did it over two days and camped in Aghullas. Had a bit of a party that night. Then explored the area a little the following day before returning home. Nice pic's!
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