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Offline droffarc

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« on: August 28, 2006, 01:09:59 pm »
Quickly with the chores and by 11am I was on the road. I had promised myself an expedition to discover the road between Malmesbury, Moorreesburg and Gouda.

















back home by 16:30 having done 300km since 11:00. I estimate that about 85% of the distance was on gravel.
In time for more chores ? did not even get a chance to rinse the bike.
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006, 01:17:59 pm »
Droff,

You seem to know some really good rides in the Cape Town area. I love this single track type stuff. Hopefully you can show me some of these routes
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2006, 01:30:41 pm »
Nah, I don't actually know the routes - I get lost most of the time  :D

What I do is look around and explore. Like with this ride, I saw a few roads that I would like to go back and explore some more as time was few on Sunday and I had to keep to my side of the bargain with the wifey or my riding could come to an abrupt  :!:

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But if you like we could get lost together sometime :oops:  8)

PS I spend a lot of time starring at maps and reading ride reports in the area so i learn routes from others.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2006, 01:43:49 pm »
Yes, I think we should go and get lost just to try and get unlost again. Do you ever take the wife along? If my missus hears the bike start she comes running in all her kit. Can't keep her off it. :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006, 01:53:08 pm »
To get my wife on the bike it has got to snow or something first. Although, if I plead and grovel a lot she MAY considder a short trip once in a BLOO meun. :cry:
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2006, 02:05:53 pm »
What you give your missus Drof? (And don't give us this macho I'm a "big" man shite! :oops:  :lol: )

You are doing the most reports of all here! :P  8)

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 02:10:40 pm »
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
What you give your missus Drof? (And don't give us this macho I'm a "big" man shite! :oops:  :lol: )

You are doing the most reports of all here! :P  8)

Freedom!!! :brave:


Sleeping pills? :?:  :?:  :?:
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2006, 03:06:49 pm »
Hahahah :D
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2006, 03:16:37 pm »
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Hi droffarc
Did you see other bike tracks at the spot where you stopped.....I was there a couple of hours before you, took some pics as well.
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2006, 03:37:09 pm »
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Hi droffarc
Did you see other bike tracks at the spot where you stopped.....I was there a couple of hours before you, took some pics as well.


Now that you mention it, indeed. You must have used the big flat rock that my TA sidestand is on. There were some tracks there that I can remember.

Now, where  is your ride report? :wink:
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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2006, 03:38:35 pm »
Geezlike, you okes down in the Cape have some great roads it seems - and the scenery is just as awesome!  :) <- I hope that's green :wink:
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2006, 03:53:36 pm »
yeh thats the rock I used. The ride report is in the making, will place tonight.
 

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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2006, 03:59:58 pm »
If you Vaalies want to tour the Cape now and March/April is the best time.  In a month's time the Cape Docter will start blowing till Feb - so this is the best touring time, nice flowers too - Make a plan Stan....

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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2006, 04:55:17 pm »
Nice report Droffarc.

That Riebeek mountain in the back is where I grew up. My mom still lives in that dorpie!  :D

Hell where are thyose days?

Great man........brings back some great memories :wink:
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2006, 07:30:41 pm »
Riding to Cederburg and then again to Clanwilliam, I spotted some long narrow gravel roads leading off the N7...but I had a destination in mind, so
didn't have the time to explore....maybe the next time.....it sure looks
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2006, 08:43:58 pm »
Very nice report


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