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Re: Who would like to join the Dan's on a 10 day trip? – THE RIDE REPORT
« Reply #120 on: November 27, 2019, 10:24:28 am »
Maak my nog meer suur dat ek moes uit mis!

Ja shit happens, maar volgende keer.

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Re: Who would like to join the Dan's on a 10 day trip? – THE RIDE REPORT
« Reply #121 on: November 27, 2019, 10:28:15 am »
Day 9 – Noneking Day Ride 1

Next would be breakfast at a place called the Bohemian Groove Café (or I think that was its name). Anyway, the food was great, and the banter was off and running. The day was heating up, so the outside area under the umbrellas was ideal. Correct - in the little Town called Kaapsehoop, which by road is about 30km from Nelspruit. We took the scenic offroad route there through the plantations from Alkmaar

If you look at the photo above, you will notice everyone except old Dries in the shade which reminds me of our third day in Lesotho. We were on our way to Katse dam and it was also rather hot. Whenever we stopped for a quick drink, 2StrokeDan and I would always seek out a shady area where we could take a break and this time was no different. As we disembarked and settled under some trees we noticed that Dries was not joining us but rather lying flat on his back in the middle of the road enjoying the sun. When commentating that he was crazy, he replied; “Come on man, I’m from Germany!”

After breakfast, the ride continued and I honestly had no idea where we were. I actually did not care, as Noneking had the perfect day’s riding planned. From forests to plateaus, down valleys and up tarred passes; the riding never stopped and it just got better and better. We would take the occasional break here and there, but we kept on going.

The above photos are from one of our stops overlooking some part of their backyard. Again no idea where we were…  ;D In the Blue Swallow Reserve on the escarpment close to the town of Kaapsehoop. Views from the escarpment towards Nelspruit in the North East and Barberton in the South east. Also had a view over Adam's Calendar

The following pics are from another lookout…still lost. Views over Low's Creek Valley towards Louisville coming from Shiyalongubu dam. Overlooking Lily Mine





Soon we found ourselves at a shebeen for a nice cold one. The banter continued and everyone was just in an all-round good mood. Shebeen in Matsulu


The guys all filing into the shebeen.

The next part of the ride was my absolute favourite of the day. It was a section of roughly 40 km and it was next to the Kruger fence. It was so good that I unfortunately forgot to switch on the GoPro. The road had these great little humps which were a lot of fun while going at speed. Actually that is an understatement, they were the shit!!! We stopped for a quick break under a railway bridge.

The second part of that road had our group split in two, as someone had gotten a puncture. Noneking, chopperpilot, 2StrokeDan, Dries and I chilled at the turnoff while waiting for the others. The sun was hot, but at least the bikes offered some shade.



When we were joined by the other guys, Noneking was back on his bike and we were off again for the last bit of sand. Now sand is something I like very much, in fact, I love sand, so this last section was good fun for me and seeing that I was on the 701, I was in 7th heaven.

That evening we were hosted by Noneking again for another great braai and was joined by Jan and Saai. We chatted about the day’s ride and I must have mentioned to Noneking about two or three times what a great route it was and how it could not have been any better.

I was wrong again…
Day 9 – Noneking Day Ride 1










The day was coming to an end as we climbed one of the final hills

 This little rocky climb looks a lot less intimidating on the photos than it is in real life. Before the climb, you are riding beautiful jeeptrack in the bush (See pics of 2SD & MiniDan approaching). Come around a 90 degree corner With vegetation obstructing your view of what waits ahead and you are immediately onto the big rocks at the start of the climb. It has caught out many a skilled rider, but on this day, everyone negotiated it without any issues.
















Baie dankie, ek was rerig 'clueless' tenopsigte van waar ons was.   :thumleft:
 

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Re: Who would like to join the Dan's on a 10 day trip? – THE RIDE REPORT
« Reply #122 on: November 27, 2019, 10:50:13 am »
Ek was net so clueless, maar dis normaal so ek het nie agtergekom ek is clueless nie. :ricky:
 

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Re: Who would like to join the Dan's on a 10 day trip? – THE RIDE REPORT
« Reply #123 on: November 27, 2019, 11:03:35 am »
Maak my nog meer suur dat ek moes uit mis!

Ja shit happens, maar volgende keer.

Hoe voel jy deesdae?

Kom stadig aan dankie  :thumleft:
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Re: Who would like to join the Dan's on a 10 day trip? – THE RIDE REPORT
« Reply #124 on: November 27, 2019, 12:22:02 pm »
....
 So we tackled the (roughly) 800 km stretch up to Nelspruit, where we stayed with Henk and his wife Jana. These people are so incredibly nice, I cannot state it enough what great human beings they are.
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Elke keer wat ek die DR start dink ek aan hoe epic Henk is... belowe geen mancrush betrokke  :peepwall:   :imaposer:

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Re: Who would like to join the Dan's on a 10 day trip? – THE RIDE REPORT
« Reply #125 on: November 29, 2019, 08:06:02 am »
lyk my na Nelspruit het die drie ruiters die ysterperde op 'n waentjie gelaai, agter 'n groen Kia gehaak en met die N4 & N1 suidwaarts Kaap toe gery. Die einde :lol8:
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« Reply #126 on: November 29, 2019, 09:37:37 am »
 :laughing4:

Basies wat gebeur het, die enigste ou wat nog n stuk gery het, was onse Dries. :ricky:

Dis n blou Kia. :pot:  hulle is nie so vinnig soos die groenes nie. :eek7:
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Re: Who would like to join the Dan's on a 10 day trip? – THE RIDE REPORT
« Reply #127 on: November 29, 2019, 09:52:27 am »
lyk my na Nelspruit het die drie ruiters die ysterperde op 'n waentjie gelaai, agter 'n groen Kia gehaak en met die N4 & N1 suidwaarts Kaap toe gery. Die einde :lol8:

Daar was darem nog 'n dag se ry in die Laeveld. Hoop MiniDan vang gou op met die skryfwerk  :peepwall:
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Re: Who would like to join the Dan's on a 10 day trip? – THE RIDE REPORT
« Reply #128 on: November 29, 2019, 11:14:35 am »
Skitterend ! Jaloers manne. Dwerg, as ons bene aan is dan gaan ons
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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« Reply #129 on: November 29, 2019, 11:48:53 am »
Jammer die laaste paar dae kom nog. Is net so bietjie vas op die oomblik.


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« Reply #130 on: November 29, 2019, 12:57:38 pm »
Nice trip.  I am sorry that I was away and couldn't join you guys.
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« Reply #131 on: November 29, 2019, 02:40:20 pm »
Nice trip.  I am sorry that I was away and couldn't join you guys.

Next time, especially since you know der Deutscher and actually also get along with him. Andreas :patch: was a pleasure to have on this trip.

 

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« Reply #132 on: November 29, 2019, 09:02:48 pm »
:laughing4:

Basies wat gebeur het, die enigste ou wat nog n stuk gery het, was onse Dries. :ricky:

Dis n blou Kia. :pot:  hulle is nie so vinnig soos die groenes nie. :eek7:

seker ook maar net vanaf Stellenbosch af Bellville toe  :ricky:
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« Reply #133 on: November 29, 2019, 09:17:59 pm »
:laughing4:

Basies wat gebeur het, die enigste ou wat nog n stuk gery het, was onse Dries. :ricky:

Dis n blou Kia. :pot:  hulle is nie so vinnig soos die groenes nie. :eek7:

seker ook maar net vanaf Stellenbosch af Bellville toe  :ricky:

On the stretch of road between Willowmore and Uniondale, Dries got out and sat on his bike, on the trailer, for a few kms. :imaposer:
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« Reply #134 on: November 30, 2019, 07:09:24 am »
Thanks for the RR, well written and colored in with cool pics  :thumleft: You guys clearly had a great jol in the Kingdom and the Low veld, where you were hosted and treated  in a very hospitable style by C Pilot and N King and then exposed to the sheer beauty of their backyard  - Lekker  8)
 

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Re: Who would like to join the Dan's on a 10 day trip? – THE RIDE REPORT
« Reply #135 on: November 30, 2019, 01:54:18 pm »
Thanks for the awesome report and pics 
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« Reply #136 on: November 30, 2019, 05:12:17 pm »
@chopperpilot, I have found the 10mm ratchet ring/flat Mastercraft spanner that went missing in my Husky's toolkit this afternoon while packing things away.

I really hope you have not bought a replacement yet, and send me your address details, and I'll Postnet it to you this coming week.

I believe it got packed into my tools when we fitted Dries' new tyre at your place.

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« Reply #137 on: November 30, 2019, 06:33:45 pm »
@chopperpilot, I have found the 10mm ratchet ring/flat Mastercraft spanner that went missing in my Husky's toolkit this afternoon while packing things away.

I really hope you have not bought a replacement yet, and send me your address details, and I'll Postnet it to you this coming week.

I believe it got packed into my tools when we fitted Dries' new tyre at your place.

Cannot trust a Kapenaar. :-[


Chopper is nog in Zanzibar.

Jy’s welkom om Postnet Crossing sentrum Nelspruit te stuur dan gaan tel ek dit op. Sit my tel nr op as verwysing.

Ek het paar goedjies wat ek vir Henk moet vat as hy terug is
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« Reply #138 on: November 30, 2019, 06:58:37 pm »
@chopperpilot, I have found the 10mm ratchet ring/flat Mastercraft spanner that went missing in my Husky's toolkit this afternoon while packing things away.

I really hope you have not bought a replacement yet, and send me your address details, and I'll Postnet it to you this coming week.

I believe it got packed into my tools when we fitted Dries' new tyre at your place.

Cannot trust a Kapenaar. :-[


Chopper is nog in Zanzibar.

Jy’s welkom om Postnet Crossing sentrum Nelspruit te stuur dan gaan tel ek dit op. Sit my tel nr op as verwysing.

Ek het paar goedjies wat ek vir Henk moet vat as hy terug is

Baie dankie, ek gaan so maak.
 

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« Reply #139 on: December 01, 2019, 02:06:45 pm »
First photo taken on the ride 15 Oct, second photo taken today. Exact same spot







« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 02:07:07 pm by Noneking »
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