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Offline RSH

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So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« on: August 04, 2019, 02:00:20 pm »
Its been 6 long years since the Baviaans bash in '13 when i took my son with on the trusty Tractor ('13 KLR650 "Adventure") to Doornkloof and got to know the 'Dogz life. (I never did meet Watty, but he must have been a wonderful chap to have been commemorated there by so many!!!)
But life after death (sale) of the Tractor in this context led to other priorities for a while and then the re-emergence of a viable travel toy in the form of a CRF250L "Repsol Adventure"  ;)
This, while kitted in every way remained too small of course for any viable two-up gravel travel, or even solo trips involving any real asphalt distance- who wants that anyway!?- but it could definitely hold its own for technical mountain areas in a conservative but still fun sort of way.
In the meantime a number of trips solo or with my wife or teen son have been enjoyed into some remote area occasionally with other riders too.
But I reckon its time to find some more like minded okes who occasionally surrender to the wanderlust and pack their tent and head out mostly including the Baviaans, Wood Cape or Steytlerville routes so close to our doorstep - I'm in PE.

Anyway- the opportunity finally came for a swop for a near perfect Africa Twin RD07- something I've always wanted, come close to, but never could lay my hands on a good example- at the same time as i could afford one.
In the past, I've had every kind of old big and small road bike- along the lines of TS50, MTX125, AR80, CB750K, CB900F, GSX1100, Z750, CX500 Silverwing, CB400N, CB400 Four, Z1300 Lawson Replica, GS850G, CB400N, GSXR750 PreSling, DRZ400E, F650GS, Xl650V Transalp, BMW K75, VTR1000, KLR650, CRF250L - maybe more, I can't quite recall...

But finally- I think the perfect bike's been achieved- able to travel two up or solo in comfort- long distance anywhere, reliable as the day is long, and built to Honda quality! -with sufficiently low mileage (44K).
With all the necessary HD tubes, new Mitas E07, 12V plug, replaced steering head bearings, and now for the first time for me- GPS fitted, I must target possibly Lesotho, Wild Coast or West Coast for later this year. I did manage to get it to past the radio tower to Patensie this week on an afternoon off, and its definitely got the right kind of go for a long and almost long trip!

So- my question is - who else in their right mind does the same type of travel when possible- not at breakneck speeds, but neither is "beyond careful" to the point of missing all the fun, and where do these okes gather in the PE region?
I partied in the bike club scene in my teens and early twenties, but that was in the late '90's- so I'm not keen to look up the local "hooligan chapter" lest I be checked out first to confirm exactly how many donuts the AT can do one one tyre- or how long it takes to get the header pipes ready to light a smoke :snorting: :dousing:

Anyway- let me know if anyone reading this feels like a dayjol ride somewhere soon, or already has one planned from time to time. My third son is due in two weeks' time too- so even though i'd like to make it more regularly, it may only be very occasionally for the rest of this year and next so long!

« Last Edit: August 05, 2019, 08:19:58 am by RSH »
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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 02:08:47 pm »
That AT looks in immaculate state!
 

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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 04:14:36 pm »
Hey Pal send me your number I'll see if I can add you to our WhatsApp group of pe riders, they normally only ask that if you on the group you join us on rides

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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 05:28:56 pm »
 and where do these okes gather in the PE region?

At Manic's mancave :deal: :drif: :thumleft: ;)
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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2019, 05:40:23 pm »
and where do these okes gather in the PE region?

At Manic's mancave :deal: :drif: :thumleft: ;)

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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 05:42:35 pm »
That AT looks in immaculate state!

That could be 4Kays' old bike. Stunning !
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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 06:01:17 pm »
I really wish that more of my riding could be on dirt, but 'factors' seem to be against it for different reasons. My regular gang of mature gentlemen riders are mostly tar only oriented, although there are one or two exceptions.

At 75, my abilities are definitely not what they once were, although I can still make it through the Baviaans or Zuurberg, that sort of stuff on my X/Challenge but my 1150 is out for anything except the easiest gravel roads. What I really need is a change of machine, but age and meagre income precludes that.

These days I'm beginning to pay some heed to those who are forever nagging at me that I shouldn't keep riding alone, and I'd love the chance to join some reasonably moderate local rides, if only there were those who wouldn't mind dragging an old toppie along.  :-\

 

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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 06:47:24 pm »
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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 09:48:11 am »
If I remember correctly I think the guys in PE like to gather at Bird Island for a jol.  :imaposer:

Anyway, nice looking Africa Twin you have there :thumleft:
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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 10:06:37 am »
If I remember correctly I think the guys in PE like to gather at Bird Island for a jol.  :imaposer:

If you're going to attempt that water crossing, walk it first.  :eek7:


 

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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2019, 11:48:57 am »
 :ricky:
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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2019, 11:53:15 am »


Quote from: jaybiker on Today at 10:06:37 am


>Quote from: Edgar on Today at 09:48:11 am
If I remember correctly I think the guys in PE like to gather at Bird Island for a jol.  :imaposer:

If you're going to attempt that water crossing, walk it first.  :eek7:







He used to ride a KLR, no need to walk water crossings,  :peepwall:

Nice bike you have there RSH.  :ricky:  Enjoy.

I won't be doing any adventuring for a while, but when I get back I'll keep you in mind.
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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2019, 12:24:56 pm »
and where do these okes gather in the PE region?

At Manic's mancave :deal: :drif: :thumleft: ;)

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Re: So where do the WildDogs gather in PE??
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2019, 02:37:19 pm »
Hey, R.... you know where to find me. But with J about to pop, your time to travel is limited.
So, when you feel an opportunity to ride rushing toward you, let me know and I'll join you.

Having said all that... do you think it would be silly to risk a trip to Padlangs on Sarraday?
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