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Offline KaTooMatt

Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2020, 09:14:47 pm »
I have to do some work in East London. Anybody have an interesting route from Fourways.
is there a way to take in Rhodes without going to far out my way? I thought hugging close around Lesotho might answer.
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2020, 07:52:32 am »
I have to do some work in East London. Anybody have an interesting route from Fourways.
is there a way to take in Rhodes without going to far out my way? I thought hugging close around Lesotho might answer.

I did this route back from EL a few years back, only had a day and a half to get back, so skipped the gravel and stayed on the tar mainly, but it was all new routes for me, so I didnt feel cheated...

EL north on the N2 past Kei River, North on the R409, North on the N61 to Ngcobo, North on the R58 at Ngcobo to Elliot, then R58 to Barkley East and on to Lafy Grey, then R58 and R393 to Sterkspruit, and R726 to Zastron, then followed the R26 around, Wepener, Hobhouse, Ladybrand, Clocolan and stayed in Ficksburg.
Next day was a blast up the R26 to Bethlehem where i hooked up with another GSA and we hit the R26 to Reitz, Frankfort - this section was dead quiet and had just been tarred, we were cruising waaaay north of the national speed limit it was incredible, never saw another car for 100km... R26 to Villiers, N3 back to Jhb....

Was a lekker little ride!
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2020, 04:31:52 pm »
1st gravel trip will be
Day1: CT - Bainskloof Pass (Wellington) - Ceres - Koedoesberg Pas - Ouberg Pas (NC) - Sutherland - cousins's farm
Day 2: Karelskraal Pas - Merweville - gravel rds with 5 passes to Matjiesfontein - mostly gravel to Ceres - home
 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
And I am NOT waiting much longer
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2020, 05:46:51 pm »
1st gravel trip will be
Day1: CT - Bainskloof Pass (Wellington) - Ceres - Koedoesberg Pas - Ouberg Pas (NC) - Sutherland - cousins's farm
Day 2: Karelskraal Pas - Merweville - gravel rds with 5 passes to Matjiesfontein - mostly gravel to Ceres - home
 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
And I am NOT waiting much longer

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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2020, 11:26:50 am »
1st gravel trip will be
Day1: CT - Bainskloof Pass (Wellington) - Ceres - Koedoesberg Pas - Ouberg Pas (NC) - Sutherland - cousins's farm
Day 2: Karelskraal Pas - Merweville - gravel rds with 5 passes to Matjiesfontein - mostly gravel to Ceres - home
 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
And I am NOT waiting much longer

Hijack on - did i see you riding the X-Ch in between Strand and GB today?

Hijack off

One and only  :biggrin:
Decided to go and check that none of the plumbing we did as part of a renovation in Pringle Bay is leaking. It was a terrible trip  ;)
Might have to go check again next week...
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2020, 07:37:45 pm »
Enough is enough, tomorrow morning I'm going for a nice leisurely ride around the Marine with a coffee stop somewhere.
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2020, 07:48:23 pm »
Enough is enough, tomorrow morning I'm going for a nice leisurely ride around the Marine with a coffee stop somewhere.


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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2020, 11:15:23 pm »
Met someone at the Bottelary One Stop for coffee and a chat. Loads of big bikes zooming around, and a group collecting for what looked like an outride.
 

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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #48 on: May 30, 2020, 11:53:34 pm »
Enough is enough, tomorrow morning I'm going for a nice leisurely ride around the Marine with a coffee stop somewhere.



Did that today, but no coffee stops. Had to make my own on returning home.  :thumleft:
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2020, 10:39:17 am »
After yesterday's little ride - to keep the battery up, I thought about the same thing today for the other bike, but considered that on Sunday it might be not so easy to invent an excuse, so better leave it till tomorrow.

But this morning, standing outside with the freeway less than 2km distant, I've been listening to plenty of 4 cylinder engine exhausts making plenty of RPM's. Sounds like they're all out there!
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2020, 09:29:19 am »
took my "other" bike for a spin with my wife to my favourite spot for a sushi picnic.......it was great to get out a bit
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2020, 09:47:46 am »
Personally, I prefer my sushi well done  :peepwall: :lol8: But raw sushi is as good an excuse as any to get out @Mother.  That bike is something else man.  Custom paint job?  There are a few bikes I'd like to own if it wasn't for the long access road to my farm.  A Harley is one of them.
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2020, 09:55:40 am »
Wow, @Mother
I can decide which is more beautiful - the bike or the view!  :thumleft: I have to confess, deep inside me, there's something that's urging me towards a Harley. One day, I'll buy one, just for that once in a while ride with me wife ... 8)
 
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2020, 10:19:35 am »
I did a bit of offroad riding on my 250X on Sat..

Spent most of Sunday not being able to move.  :laughing4:
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2020, 12:09:42 pm »
 raw sushi

I don't understand that people have money to buy a Harley, but not enough money to buy cooked food?!! ;) :lol8:
No I do not eat raw fish!! ;D
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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2020, 12:55:06 pm »
raw sushi

I don't understand that people have money to buy a Harley, but not enough money to buy cooked food?!! ;) :lol8:
No I do not eat raw fish!! ;D


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Re: First ride after lockdown!!
« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2020, 02:55:01 pm »
raw sushi

I don't understand that people have money to buy a Harley, but not enough money to buy cooked food?!! ;) :lol8:
No I do not eat raw fish!! ;D
Technically it cooks in the soy sauce... >:D

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