Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019  (Read 9993 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mev Vis Arend

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250L
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 2,315
  • Thanked: 65 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #80 on: February 17, 2020, 07:04:36 am »
Dankie vir al die mooi kommentaar.  Dit was regtig 'n lekker trippie.   :ricky:

@Mev Vis Arend - Baie respek dat jy Smitskraal aangepak het! Volgende keer cruise jy daardeur sonder om voet neer te sit :thumleft:

Baie dankie vir 'n heerlike ritverslag en pragtige foto's! Maak my net nog meer kriewelrig om te gaan ry :ricky:

Dankie.  Ek moet net volgende keer in die winter gaan want ek sal te bang wees om in daai water om te val.  Daai water was so koud, dit het my asem weggeslaan.   :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
Honda XR250 - Given to daughter.  BMW 1200 GSA met Karretjie  -  Suzuki 125 Scoota with a KTM topbox - sold.  Honda CRF 250 L
 

Offline Lem

Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #81 on: February 17, 2020, 07:12:17 am »
Niemand doen dit in meer styl as die Visarende nie  :deal:

Julle twee is legendes. Ek leer altyd bitter baie uit julle ride reports  :thumleft:
Faith is not knowing what the future holds, it's knowing who holds the future
 
The following users thanked this post: Vis Arend

Offline Mev Vis Arend

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250L
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 2,315
  • Thanked: 65 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #82 on: February 17, 2020, 07:21:39 am »
Julle klom nice mense sê die mooiste goed.  Baie dankie. 

Ons leer net so baie by julle, Lem.  Dit is nou veral ek.  Moenie dink daai wheely waarvan Louis gepraat het was van goeie skills nie .... dit was blerrie per ongeluk!  Ek weet nie wie het die grootste geskrik nie .. ek of Bettie  :lol8: :lol8:
Honda XR250 - Given to daughter.  BMW 1200 GSA met Karretjie  -  Suzuki 125 Scoota with a KTM topbox - sold.  Honda CRF 250 L
 

Offline the ruffian

Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #83 on: February 17, 2020, 09:48:56 am »
Very lekkah route, Arende... you really packed it in over those few days.

Then thinking about Mevrou’s mojo, “mind”, “guts” etc in the Smithskraal crossing....: your hubby is dead right - you’ve done much harder things. As I recall from about a year ago there was a RR featuring your ascent of the old Katberg Pass: well , about a month ago my mate Rex on his KTM 500, and myself on the trusty DR were shocked by the sustained intensity of the rock hopping on that now completely broken road, and IMHO, that is much harder than the Smithskraal crossing.

Either way, huge respect. Smithskraal is a mind game and if you’re on in the moment, it’s a cruise... I’ve seen a few good riders come adrift on those cobbles...
 
The following users thanked this post: Vis Arend

Offline Mev Vis Arend

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250L
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 2,315
  • Thanked: 65 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #84 on: February 17, 2020, 10:15:42 am »
Very lekkah route, Arende... you really packed it in over those few days.

Then thinking about Mevrou’s mojo, “mind”, “guts” etc in the Smithskraal crossing....: your hubby is dead right - you’ve done much harder things. As I recall from about a year ago there was a RR featuring your ascent of the old Katberg Pass: well , about a month ago my mate Rex on his KTM 500, and myself on the trusty DR were shocked by the sustained intensity of the rock hopping on that now completely broken road, and IMHO, that is much harder than the Smithskraal crossing.

Either way, huge respect. Smithskraal is a mind game and if you’re on in the moment, it’s a cruise... I’ve seen a few good riders come adrift on those cobbles...

I think my biggest problem with Smithskraal was that I could not see where I was going.   :o
Honda XR250 - Given to daughter.  BMW 1200 GSA met Karretjie  -  Suzuki 125 Scoota with a KTM topbox - sold.  Honda CRF 250 L
 

Offline Vis Arend

  • It's not how fast you start, it's how long you endure.
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda XR650L
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 8,251
  • Thanked: 270 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #85 on: February 17, 2020, 10:19:47 am »
Very lekkah route, Arende... you really packed it in over those few days.

Then thinking about Mevrou’s mojo, “mind”, “guts” etc in the Smithskraal crossing....: your hubby is dead right - you’ve done much harder things. As I recall from about a year ago there was a RR featuring your ascent of the old Katberg Pass: well , about a month ago my mate Rex on his KTM 500, and myself on the trusty DR were shocked by the sustained intensity of the rock hopping on that now completely broken road, and IMHO, that is much harder than the Smithskraal crossing.

Either way, huge respect. Smithskraal is a mind game and if you’re on in the moment, it’s a cruise... I’ve seen a few good riders come adrift on those cobbles...

I think my biggest problem with Smithskraal was that I could not see where I was going.   :o

Nope, you lost momentum.   :deal:   :peepwall:
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
Honda XL125  -  Sold,    Honda XR200R  -  Sold,     Yamaha TT500  -  Sold,     Honda Transalp700  -  Sold,       Yamaha S10 Fast Blue  -  Sold,   Yamaha S10 Slow White  -  Sold,   Honda CRF250 Rally - To be Sold, XR650L..
 

Offline Sheepman

Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #86 on: February 17, 2020, 11:04:40 am »
Just read your report and thoroughly enjoyed it. What nice routes and pics ! Just goes to show again that one doesn't need a gazillian cc's bike to enjoy proper trips  :thumleft:
 
The following users thanked this post: Vis Arend

Offline Vis Arend

  • It's not how fast you start, it's how long you endure.
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda XR650L
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 8,251
  • Thanked: 270 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #87 on: February 17, 2020, 12:41:45 pm »
Just read your report and thoroughly enjoyed it. What nice routes and pics ! Just goes to show again that one doesn't need a gazillian cc's bike to enjoy proper trips  :thumleft:

Thanks Sheepman.  We had those gazillian cc bikes and I must confess, we enjoy the smaller bikes a gazillion times more.   :biggrin:  :biggrin:
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
Honda XL125  -  Sold,    Honda XR200R  -  Sold,     Yamaha TT500  -  Sold,     Honda Transalp700  -  Sold,       Yamaha S10 Fast Blue  -  Sold,   Yamaha S10 Slow White  -  Sold,   Honda CRF250 Rally - To be Sold, XR650L..
 

Offline ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS

  • Forum Vendor
  • Castrated Dog
  • ******
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 30,689
  • Thanked: 649 times
    • dustriders.co.za
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #88 on: February 17, 2020, 02:09:02 pm »
Just read your report and thoroughly enjoyed it. What nice routes and pics ! Just goes to show again that one doesn't need a gazillian cc's bike to enjoy proper trips  :thumleft:

Thanks Sheepman.  We had those gazillian cc bikes and I must confess, we enjoy the smaller bikes a gazillion times more.   :biggrin:  :biggrin:
Ek hoor jou ma jy het darem baie vinnig jou 250 Rally uitgeboor na 650 toe wat jy anyway van die begin af moes gekoop het. Sommige manne pas maar net nie op n 250 nie finish en klaar!! :deal: ;) :thumleft:
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES RETAILER
info@dustriders.co.za
ENDURISTAN SOFTLUGGAGE IMPORTER
www.dustriders.co.za
 

Offline Vis Arend

  • It's not how fast you start, it's how long you endure.
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda XR650L
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 8,251
  • Thanked: 270 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #89 on: February 17, 2020, 02:15:34 pm »
Just read your report and thoroughly enjoyed it. What nice routes and pics ! Just goes to show again that one doesn't need a gazillian cc's bike to enjoy proper trips  :thumleft:

Thanks Sheepman.  We had those gazillian cc bikes and I must confess, we enjoy the smaller bikes a gazillion times more.   :biggrin:  :biggrin:
Ek hoor jou ma jy het darem baie vinnig jou 250 Rally uitgeboor na 650 toe wat jy anyway van die begin af moes gekoop het. Sommige manne pas maar net nie op n 250 nie finish en klaar!! :deal: ;) :thumleft:

Pakplek Chris, pakplek.  As ek daai 250 gelaai het met Nannie se "sink" dan was daai 250 se gat in die grond.  Die 650 weettie van die "sink" nie.   :biggrin:
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
Honda XL125  -  Sold,    Honda XR200R  -  Sold,     Yamaha TT500  -  Sold,     Honda Transalp700  -  Sold,       Yamaha S10 Fast Blue  -  Sold,   Yamaha S10 Slow White  -  Sold,   Honda CRF250 Rally - To be Sold, XR650L..
 

Offline ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS

  • Forum Vendor
  • Castrated Dog
  • ******
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 30,689
  • Thanked: 649 times
    • dustriders.co.za
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #90 on: February 17, 2020, 02:19:01 pm »
Just read your report and thoroughly enjoyed it. What nice routes and pics ! Just goes to show again that one doesn't need a gazillian cc's bike to enjoy proper trips  :thumleft:

Thanks Sheepman.  We had those gazillian cc bikes and I must confess, we enjoy the smaller bikes a gazillion times more.   :biggrin:  :biggrin:
Ek hoor jou ma jy het darem baie vinnig jou 250 Rally uitgeboor na 650 toe wat jy anyway van die begin af moes gekoop het. Sommige manne pas maar net nie op n 250 nie finish en klaar!! :deal: ;) :thumleft:

Pakplek Chris, pakplek.  As ek daai 250 gelaai het met Nannie se "sink" dan was daai 250 se gat in die grond.  Die 650 weettie van die "sink" nie.   :biggrin:
As mens die kampding doen is daar ma dinge wat net nie by die huis gelos kan word. :deal:
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES RETAILER
info@dustriders.co.za
ENDURISTAN SOFTLUGGAGE IMPORTER
www.dustriders.co.za
 

Offline ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS

  • Forum Vendor
  • Castrated Dog
  • ******
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 30,689
  • Thanked: 649 times
    • dustriders.co.za
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #91 on: February 17, 2020, 07:26:20 pm »
 over the Ouberg Pass to Montagu where we stayed over in the Caravan Park.

Kyk as Bokveld hier raak lees daar was n mini bash letterlik kruipafstand vanaf sy huis gaan daar groot ongelukkigheid wees!! :deal: :peepwall: ;) :lol8:
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES RETAILER
info@dustriders.co.za
ENDURISTAN SOFTLUGGAGE IMPORTER
www.dustriders.co.za
 

Offline Vis Arend

  • It's not how fast you start, it's how long you endure.
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda XR650L
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 8,251
  • Thanked: 270 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #92 on: February 17, 2020, 07:58:17 pm »
over the Ouberg Pass to Montagu where we stayed over in the Caravan Park.

Kyk as Bokveld hier raak lees daar was n mini bash letterlik kruipafstand vanaf sy huis gaan daar groot ongelukkigheid wees!! :deal: :peepwall: ;) :lol8:

Nee. moennie se hy bly da nie.   :eek7:  As dit so is skop ek my eie gat.   >:( :o :o
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
Honda XL125  -  Sold,    Honda XR200R  -  Sold,     Yamaha TT500  -  Sold,     Honda Transalp700  -  Sold,       Yamaha S10 Fast Blue  -  Sold,   Yamaha S10 Slow White  -  Sold,   Honda CRF250 Rally - To be Sold, XR650L..
 

Offline Oubones

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW F650GS / Dakar
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 3,272
  • Thanked: 533 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #93 on: February 17, 2020, 09:39:45 pm »
Lekker saamgery!
Sien uit daarna om te sien hoe Nannie die manne gaan laat terugstaan in Kaokoland!
Weereens te lekker gery en mooi opgeskryf!
Ek loop maar deesdae meestal met die bussie rond agv my werk so al wat ek by fietsry uitkom is so draai om die beurt vir paar km met elke fiets 'n beurt so ry maar op die skerm saam. :dousing: :drif:
Dakar 650
SR 500
 

Offline ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS

  • Forum Vendor
  • Castrated Dog
  • ******
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 30,689
  • Thanked: 649 times
    • dustriders.co.za
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #94 on: February 17, 2020, 11:20:08 pm »
over the Ouberg Pass to Montagu where we stayed over in the Caravan Park.

Kyk as Bokveld hier raak lees daar was n mini bash letterlik kruipafstand vanaf sy huis gaan daar groot ongelukkigheid wees!! :deal: :peepwall: ;) :lol8:

Nee. moennie se hy bly da nie.   :eek7:  As dit so is skop ek my eie gat.   >:( :o :o
In die hoof straat letterlik kruip afstand van waar julle gekamp het. :deal: :(
Julle het almal n hengse kuier gemis.
MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES RETAILER
info@dustriders.co.za
ENDURISTAN SOFTLUGGAGE IMPORTER
www.dustriders.co.za
 

Offline Vis Arend

  • It's not how fast you start, it's how long you endure.
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda XR650L
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 8,251
  • Thanked: 270 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #95 on: February 18, 2020, 05:09:16 am »
over the Ouberg Pass to Montagu where we stayed over in the Caravan Park.

Kyk as Bokveld hier raak lees daar was n mini bash letterlik kruipafstand vanaf sy huis gaan daar groot ongelukkigheid wees!! :deal: :peepwall: ;) :lol8:

Nee. moennie se hy bly da nie.   :eek7:  As dit so is skop ek my eie gat.   >:( :o :o
In die hoof straat letterlik kruip afstand van waar julle gekamp het. :deal: :(
Julle het almal n hengse kuier gemis.

 :eek7:   :BangHead: :BangHead: :BangHead: :BangHead:
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
Honda XL125  -  Sold,    Honda XR200R  -  Sold,     Yamaha TT500  -  Sold,     Honda Transalp700  -  Sold,       Yamaha S10 Fast Blue  -  Sold,   Yamaha S10 Slow White  -  Sold,   Honda CRF250 Rally - To be Sold, XR650L..
 

Offline Matewis

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,066
  • Thanked: 68 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #96 on: February 18, 2020, 07:05:31 am »
Jissou maar ek het lekker saamgery!!
“Don’t go where the path my lead…  Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail…” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
https://kettingsaag.wordpress.com/
https://witvosblog.wordpress.com/
 
The following users thanked this post: Vis Arend

Offline stcomza

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: Honda XL650V Transalp
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 171
  • Thanked: 28 times
  • Bazinga!
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #97 on: February 18, 2020, 08:22:39 am »

Thank you so much for sharing  :thumleft:

Just more inspiration for me to tackle some of the routes!
Have you hugged your motorcycle today?
 
The following users thanked this post: Vis Arend

Offline Bokveld

Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #98 on: February 18, 2020, 10:24:58 pm »
  Lekker saamgery.Jammer ons het mekaar gemis.Julle trip kon n intersante wending geneem het vanaf Montagu. :thumleft:
 

Offline Vis Arend

  • It's not how fast you start, it's how long you endure.
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda XR650L
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 8,251
  • Thanked: 270 times
Re: KAROO AND BAVIAANS TRIP, AUGUST 2019
« Reply #99 on: February 19, 2020, 04:03:32 am »
  Lekker saamgery.Jammer ons het mekaar gemis.Julle trip kon n intersante wending geneem het vanaf Montagu. :thumleft:

Dankie Bokveld.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:  Ek weet sommer ons het groot gemis, sal nie weer vergeet nie.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
Honda XL125  -  Sold,    Honda XR200R  -  Sold,     Yamaha TT500  -  Sold,     Honda Transalp700  -  Sold,       Yamaha S10 Fast Blue  -  Sold,   Yamaha S10 Slow White  -  Sold,   Honda CRF250 Rally - To be Sold, XR650L..