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Offline Sabre

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #80 on: April 11, 2020, 06:42:23 pm »
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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Offline Slim Jim

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #81 on: April 12, 2020, 08:59:25 am »
Hey Dogs , just a crazy Idea.............If there is 2 or 3 dogs with a month or so floating around and have some cash burning a hole in there pockets, why not use them as a test case.My idea is there are so many WD around SA and if they put a Scetchy rought together and get hosted by WD"s at there homes when they get to overnight stops [ cut down on costs] and that will give them time to check out routes and have first hand experiance,planing and actualy ride the ride,they can also give the do's and don't's.and have one hell of a ride.Just an idea each dog can maby donate R100 for it and we can fined 2 or 3 dudes. this might be a first and with the diversity of people on this group it could be turned into a WD buisness.Get some one like KTM Kobus to manage some thing like this and start a charrity and do WD SA branding and also pass benifits on to WD members who travel [Discount camping,accomadation , kit ect if it's maby booked through a wild dogs sight].............reading this again it kind of sounds like a bit of a dream.....just my 2 cents.

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Offline sidetrack

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #82 on: April 12, 2020, 10:41:07 am »
Logo completed, what do you think ? Kept it simple to print some stickers later :deal: Working on the Southern option now including Battlefields, lower Loteni etc. About 80% done then we send it out and get feedback if it will work. At least a base to start from.
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Offline Slim Jim

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #83 on: April 12, 2020, 11:43:43 am »
Side track
I live Mooi and know the lower Loteni back wards and all the midlands trax all the way to Rhodes eastern cape. I've camped at almost all the camp sites from here to around Lesotu......if you need info. cheers
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #84 on: April 12, 2020, 12:00:51 pm »
Side track
I live Mooi and know the lower Loteni back wards and all the midlands trax all the way to Rhodes eastern cape. I've camped at almost all the camp sites from here to around Lesotu......if you need info. cheers
Great please pm me your email address ?
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Offline BuRP

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #85 on: April 12, 2020, 01:26:42 pm »
Hey Dogs , just a crazy Idea.............If there is 2 or 3 dogs with a month or so floating around and have some cash burning a hole in there pockets, why not use them .....just my 2 cents.

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Offline lukestrugnell

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #86 on: April 12, 2020, 02:44:23 pm »
Happy to help as well maybe on mapping or whatever needs doing. This is a great idea and good for bike tourism.

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #87 on: April 12, 2020, 04:10:01 pm »
Logo completed, what do you think ? Kept it simple to print some stickers later :deal:

Thanks for all the work, Sidetrack. It's coming together nicely.

Here's my 2 cents. I think that a great TSAT logo needs the following:

1) A clear visual element that represents trans South Africa (could be an outline of Southern Africa with the route across it)
2) A clear visual element that represents an off-road motorcycle (the obvious would be a tire or spoked wheel)
3) The TSAT text

What if we put a call out for a dog who does graphic design? Anyone know a professional designer here?
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #88 on: April 12, 2020, 04:57:49 pm »
I got excited, so I mocked up the idea. I am no graphic designer, but the idea gets across.

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Offline sidetrack

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #89 on: April 12, 2020, 05:32:45 pm »
I got excited, so I mocked up the idea. I am no graphic designer, but the idea gets across.

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Looks good
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Offline 73 Peanut

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #90 on: April 12, 2020, 05:33:24 pm »
Looks good . Will just need a wild dog paw on it .
 

Offline sidetrack

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #91 on: April 12, 2020, 05:37:20 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.
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Offline Noneking

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #92 on: April 12, 2020, 05:38:32 pm »
I got excited, so I mocked up the idea. I am no graphic designer, but the idea gets across.

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Wow, looks great!
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Offline sidetrack

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #93 on: April 12, 2020, 05:42:43 pm »
Completed a south loop as well. So it looks like north of Lesotho for faster open terrain, south for more passes and plenty of greenery
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #94 on: April 12, 2020, 07:07:41 pm »
In the future, it would be great if we could add a HARD ADV version of the route for those of us who like to be challenged, or those of us on lighter dual sport bikes (like the KTM 500). It might include sand tracks and rocky singletrack etc...

I'd be happy to take on this part of the project once the regular TSAT is done.

Also, I'm hearing the TSAT pronounced like Tsek! - as in voetsek!

Tsat!

We could wish people well as they start the TSAT by saying "Voetsat, my Bru!" (In a Cape Colored accent of course)...

And you could end it by saying, "Yuslaak,  ek is tsatvol van hierdie roete!"

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #95 on: April 13, 2020, 07:22:20 am »
I got excited, so I mocked up the idea. I am no graphic designer, but the idea gets across.

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Great looking logo.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #96 on: April 13, 2020, 10:11:40 am »
Our latest logo
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #97 on: April 13, 2020, 10:14:12 am »
I have asked Karookid if we can use his picture for the home page and he agreed, things coming together slowly
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Offline 73 Peanut

Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #98 on: April 13, 2020, 11:06:21 am »
Stunning pic and the logo is looking good .
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #99 on: April 13, 2020, 11:38:34 am »
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.