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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #320 on: August 12, 2020, 08:56:19 pm »
Hi, I love this idea and would like to get involved with this plotting thing but for the Nubes like me around here, what GPS and software do I need to use these files? Thanks


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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #321 on: August 12, 2020, 09:57:58 pm »
Hi, I love this idea and would like to get involved with this plotting thing but for the Nubes like me around here, what GPS and software do I need to use these files? Thanks


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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #322 on: August 18, 2020, 08:15:10 am »
So lockdown is semi lifted, who is going to be first to report back on a section  :deal: I'm looking at exploring part of the Lydenburg route soon.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #323 on: August 18, 2020, 09:06:24 am »
So lockdown is semi lifted, who is going to be first to report back on a section  :deal: I'm looking at exploring part of the Lydenburg route soon.
Would like to tag along for a day if itís over a weekend?


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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #324 on: August 18, 2020, 09:51:33 am »
So lockdown is semi lifted, who is going to be first to report back on a section  :deal: I'm looking at exploring part of the Lydenburg route soon.
Would like to tag along for a day if itís over a weekend?


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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #325 on: August 20, 2020, 09:55:56 pm »
Hey sidetrack need any assistance with the website?
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #326 on: August 21, 2020, 11:08:27 am »
Hey sidetrack need any assistance with the website?
Always looking for input to improve it

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #327 on: August 21, 2020, 12:37:45 pm »
Hopefully doing the Lydenburg, Hazyview, Sudwala loop next weekend. Need to take Friday off it's going to be 750km plus
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #328 on: August 26, 2020, 06:38:05 pm »
Anyone reading this, anyone interested ?
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #329 on: August 26, 2020, 06:43:54 pm »
Very interested, but very limited time and money.


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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #330 on: August 26, 2020, 06:58:50 pm »
sidetrack, the forum doesn't show how many times I check this thread, but it is at least onceca day. My current circumstances dont allow much time for riding, but i am.watching...
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #331 on: August 26, 2020, 07:16:27 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #332 on: August 26, 2020, 07:32:06 pm »
Thanks sometimes feel like Iím talking to myself  :o SA has so many tracks, the route on page 1 is a good starting point me thinks. If anyone has ridden parts of it or have better suggestions please let us know. Some parts I logged with GE and dont even know if itís rideable. On a side note I worked out that one roughly needs 2-3 weeks to complete this ride and the cost will be +- R15 000  :patch:
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #333 on: August 26, 2020, 08:02:16 pm »
I worked out that one roughly needs 2-3 weeks to complete this ride and the cost will be +- R15 000  :patch:

That would be amazingly cheap for folks earning euros or dollars. Of course, bike rental will be a lot more, but still.
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #334 on: August 26, 2020, 09:06:56 pm »
Thanks sometimes feel like Iím talking to myself  :o SA has so many tracks, the route on page 1 is a good starting point me thinks. If anyone has ridden parts of it or have better suggestions please let us know. Some parts I logged with GE and dont even know if itís rideable. On a side note I worked out that one roughly needs 2-3 weeks to complete this ride and the cost will be +- R15 000  :patch:

Any EC sections you want ridden just shout - probably going Katberg/Hogsback direction this weekend.  :thumleft: :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #335 on: August 27, 2020, 09:09:01 am »
Thanks sometimes feel like Iím talking to myself  :o SA has so many tracks, the route on page 1 is a good starting point me thinks. If anyone has ridden parts of it or have better suggestions please let us know. Some parts I logged with GE and dont even know if itís rideable. On a side note I worked out that one roughly needs 2-3 weeks to complete this ride and the cost will be +- R15 000  :patch:

Any EC sections you want ridden just shout - probably going Katberg/Hogsback direction this weekend.  :thumleft: :ricky: :ricky:
Hi I have this in and around Hogsback, how rough is section 46 and 47 ? Best route to take the 47 or 48S ? Northern one looks to be more scenic and has some extra passes ?
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #336 on: August 27, 2020, 03:39:39 pm »
@sidetrack I'm fully booked this weekend but can definitely make a plan in future. PM me if you are planning something. 
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #337 on: August 27, 2020, 08:12:53 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #338 on: August 27, 2020, 08:15:46 pm »


Any EC sections you want ridden just shout - probably going Katberg/Hogsback direction this weekend.  :thumleft: :ricky: :ricky:
[/quote]Hi I have this in and around Hogsback, how rough is section 46 and 47 ? Best route to take the 47 or 48S ? Northern one looks to be more scenic and has some extra passes ?
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46 is scenic and good riding. 47 - Mitchels Pass used to be hectic but was rebuit and not rough now (will have another look this wekend) 47 - from Seymour to Katbeg Pass is fine but 47 - Katberg Pass itself is a lot more challenging and washed out to bedrock these days, with some step-ups, 48S is fine riding and very scenic (actually the whole area) and would be easier than the 47 Katberg Pass piece I thnk. But both are great adventure riding. The Rally Raid is being held at Hogsback this weekend with 150 riders so I am sure these routes will get ridden and you should have first hand current feedback.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #339 on: August 28, 2020, 09:56:53 am »


Any EC sections you want ridden just shout - probably going Katberg/Hogsback direction this weekend.  :thumleft: :ricky: :ricky:
Hi I have this in and around Hogsback, how rough is section 46 and 47 ? Best route to take the 47 or 48S ? Northern one looks to be more scenic and has some extra passes ?
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46 is scenic and good riding. 47 - Mitchels Pass used to be hectic but was rebuit and not rough now (will have another look this wekend) 47 - from Seymour to Katbeg Pass is fine but 47 - Katberg Pass itself is a lot more challenging and washed out to bedrock these days, with some step-ups, 48S is fine riding and very scenic (actually the whole area) and would be easier than the 47 Katberg Pass piece I thnk. But both are great adventure riding. The Rally Raid is being held at Hogsback this weekend with 150 riders so I am sure these routes will get ridden and you should have first hand current feedback.
[/quote]Yes see some good roads there
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