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Offline Noneking

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #100 on: April 13, 2020, 11:55:09 am »
Sorry just tuned in to this thread.
I think a good idea is to have dogs in specific areas bring up the best routes and then to stitch all of them together.

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #101 on: April 13, 2020, 12:07:51 pm »
Looking for a welcome picture for the page, something that shows the scale and vastness of the trails available. Unfortunately most of my pictures have been edited and will be far to small. Needs to be original size so we can add the logo and text to it, display it full page etc. Was thinking a Gannaga pass, Lower Loteni, Baviaans etc. Something like the attached picture.

Will have a look through my pics

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #102 on: April 13, 2020, 12:13:41 pm »
Looking for a welcome picture for the page, something that shows the scale and vastness of the trails available. Unfortunately most of my pictures have been edited and will be far to small. Needs to be original size so we can add the logo and text to it, display it full page etc. Was thinking a Gannaga pass, Lower Loteni, Baviaans etc. Something like the attached picture.

Will have a look through my pics


Thanks their will be a gallery page to wet the appetite so please send !
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #103 on: April 13, 2020, 12:16:54 pm »
Flippen well done so far guys!!! Bucket list for sure :ricky:
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« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2020, 12:22:23 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2020, 12:23:45 pm »
This is coming along nicely, great initiative @sidetrack.  I could help with the following:

1. Some routes from Colesberg - Middelburg - Nieu-Bethesda - Graaff-Reinet - Richmond - Murraysburg - Aberdeen if you like?

2. I'd be happy to list our farm guesthouse on an accommodation page if needed.

3. Riding pix from the abovementioned areas and others.

4. Possibly be listed as a geographical region/area point of assistance for international visitors depending upon requirements.

Shout if I can assist.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2020, 12:25:26 pm »
Did I miss the webpage address somewhere?
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #107 on: April 13, 2020, 12:28:19 pm »
1. May be we can adopt a road class system borrowed from Namibia. This can be used by volunteer scouts:
C-road >90 km/h graded gravel
D -road <90 km/h "Two-spoor"
E -road <30 km/h "technical"

2. I volunteer to scout the NW. For example, Marico to Bray.


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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #108 on: April 13, 2020, 12:28:43 pm »
I think by the time side track is done , his compilation  will be able to outperform most offroad sites in South Africa which is fantastic if it allows wild dog members to get it at a discounted price .
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #109 on: April 13, 2020, 12:42:45 pm »
Did I miss the webpage address somewhere?
Hi I have not published it yet as I have to teach myself how to make a webpage  :-[ But am getting some help from Bruce here on the forum. Trying to not make it too complicated. It will be at www.tsat.co.za eventually
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #110 on: April 13, 2020, 12:47:06 pm »
I think by the time side track is done , his compilation  will be able to outperform most offroad sites in South Africa which is fantastic if it allows wild dog members to get it at a discounted price .
I was actually thinking of making the tracks available for free like the European TET one (with a donation option). There is off course cost for the hosting services.The most amount of work will be to make sure the track is accurate and up to date but with all of us here assisting it should be doable. Adding good accommodation options, fuel and places of interest along the route.
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« Reply #111 on: April 13, 2020, 12:57:17 pm »
I have asked Karookid if we can use his picture for the home page and he agreed, things coming together slowly
Nice picture and logo


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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #112 on: April 13, 2020, 01:50:17 pm »
Great initiative, love it.
Also have a 2 bed guest cottage available in Steytlerville if needed.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #113 on: April 13, 2020, 01:59:25 pm »
Very interesting, I'll assist where I can.

I would also think you need to visit the coast sometime in the route.  Maybe in the T-Kei.
I agree. The Transkei is essential riding - one of the best places for any ADV tourist to visit. Miles and miles of dirt roads and Enduro tracks... Homelands... The Wildcoast... Colorful people... Backpackers...

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #114 on: April 13, 2020, 02:39:20 pm »
I think by the time side track is done , his compilation  will be able to outperform most offroad sites in South Africa which is fantastic if it allows wild dog members to get it at a discounted price .
I was actually thinking of making the tracks available for free like the European TET one (with a donation option). There is off course cost for the hosting services.The most amount of work will be to make sure the track is accurate and up to date but with all of us here assisting it should be doable. Adding good accommodation options, fuel and places of interest along the route.

I will definitely pay to access such a route or GPS files.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #115 on: April 13, 2020, 04:12:35 pm »
The routes must absolutely be free. They are, afterall, on public roads mostly.  If a route crosses private land, it will be for the landowner to decide if he wishes to charge, in which case there should be an alternative, free, route.  Of course all other services should be user pays (accommodation, guiding, roadside assistance, catering, medical. equipment and bike rental etc).
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« Reply #116 on: April 13, 2020, 06:00:20 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #117 on: April 13, 2020, 07:13:24 pm »
Am I misunderstanding this project then? Iím sorry, I am not familiar with how the TAT and other trails work.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #118 on: April 13, 2020, 07:50:10 pm »
Am I misunderstanding this project then? Iím sorry, I am not familiar with how the TAT and other trails work.
The TAT, TET and TSAT are just gpx routes that someone compiled, named and put online.

There are several different TAT routes by different people. One of the TAT compilers charges a small fee for the gpx file.

The TET route gpx file is free, and they ask for voluntary donations to support hosting.

Jacques is wanting to use the same idea as the TET for the TSAT - a donation model.

Hosting and domain registration are around R200/month these days, so it's not expensive to run the website.

It's the time required to compile, check maintain and support the route that costs time.

The routes use public roads and riding the routes is always free.

The voluntary donation is only for supporting the monthly expenses that the route-creator incurs.



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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #119 on: April 13, 2020, 08:43:18 pm »
I have asked Karookid if we can use his picture for the home page and he agreed, things coming together slowly

Stunning pic!
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