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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2020, 10:33:01 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2020, 09:01:06 am »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2020, 09:28:53 am »
Some long while back I wrote a route for a Dog in KZN, mostly gravel, that takes you through all the Karoo's. He took nine days to do it.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2020, 09:50:58 am »
Kan jy dit dalk opspoor Jup?  Sal gaaf wees om dit onder oë te kry.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2020, 01:33:05 pm »
Some long while back I wrote a route for a Dog in KZN, mostly gravel, that takes you through all the Karoo's. He took nine days to do it.

That sounds like an awesome gesture

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2020, 02:20:33 pm »
He started an RR but never finished it. Will see if I can find it
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2020, 03:28:09 pm »
Here is the RR where you can get a basic idea of the route http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=140765.0
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2020, 01:10:39 pm »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=241580.0

Definitely possible in fact we have enough dirt to create maybe four routes coast to coast. The most difficult part is what to include and what to leave out ! I rode from Kroonstad FS to Winburg for example almost all on dirt just from service roads and that is not even an area usually visited by the DS crowd.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2020, 02:42:03 pm »
This may well be a thread worth reviving.  It seems the latest iteration of this idea http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=246850.new;topicseen#new could possibly be combined with this fred? 
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #49 on: April 07, 2020, 04:22:08 pm »
Some years ago there was an article in a local magazine about guys competing to cover the distance with least amount of tar. I don't remember the tar-distance, but it wasn't much.
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2020, 04:59:09 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2020, 05:15:29 pm »
This may well be a thread worth reviving.  It seems the latest iteration of this idea http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=246850.new;topicseen#new could possibly be combined with this fred?
Good idea
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2020, 07:36:19 pm »
This will be awesome and it will be something to promote locally as well as abroad  :thumleft:
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2020, 08:14:22 pm »
About 10 years ago a friend of mine did a West to East trip, about 10 guys on bikes.
From what I recall they kept along the breedtegraad, and arranged access to private land. In total they did less than 10 km of tar, and stuck to the straight line as far as possible.

Was an amazing trip  :thumleft:
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2020, 08:18:59 pm »
Rhodes would have to feature somewhere on this sort of trip.

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2020, 10:33:40 pm »
XT Joe if I may I have a route running from Kroonstad up to Beaufort West / Murraysburg so far (including Katberg, Hogsback and Baviaans etc). The area in red I have very little info for. Was thinking of maybe going from Beaufort West up to maybe even Carnarvon then accross to the West Coast to head back down to Cape Agulhas. Any idea for these Karoo roads ? Katbakkies Pass and the other famous WC roads to the north (Tankwa) ?
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2020, 08:25:32 am »
The only rule for any such route is that it needs to go through Upington.  Its the center of the universe.
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2020, 09:01:59 am »
Sub ...
How about along the entire coast line and along our northern border with Nam , Bot , Zim  and along the Kruger Park and mSwati  (Swaziland) . . . .to boarder post with Moz at Kosibaai ...
That route can be started and ended along any point .....
 

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2020, 02:54:45 pm »
I started getting all  :ricky: about this, then  :-\, when I realised I would not have the time any time soon to do such a long ride.

So I will follow this for one day, but in the meantime will try and put together the awesome-est 4-5 day round trip from CT

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2020, 03:13:45 pm »
There was a section called Pays-De-Aar Rally ( :biggrin:) that was once a ride type thing, all off-road iirc - I will try find the tracks......

I have looked at this a few times, I dont see it being too much of an issue, but the main thing would be to decide what you wanted to see on the way, eg: Tankwa or The mountains of the Southern Cape.....?

@kalahariben organised that. The GPS I used is long gone though...

He once planned a Gauteng to Durban dirt route, thing the Quads for Kwads did the route???