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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #100 on: October 22, 2020, 10:40:40 am »
The Battlefields Lodge just outside of Dundee was a great spot to put down for the night....clean nice and good value
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #101 on: October 22, 2020, 10:57:57 am »
The next section of my trip was this Route ....firstly down towards Durbs via Tugela Ferry and Greytown actually Bothas Hill where my Uncle stays....I spent the night visiting with him and we went out for a few beers and dinner at n Irish pub in Hillcrest....it was great catching up with him after many years

The following day from Bothas Hill right where the Comrades Marathon is run I headed out towards Kokstad via Richmond Ixopo and Umzimkulu.......at this stage was unsure if i wanted to go Matatiele or N2 down towards PE....It was only at Kokstad that I decided to do the N2 as i had travelled this road the least.......also I was now on the home run.. O0 :biggrin:

In Butterworth it was getting lateso i looked at the map and decided to head for the coast at Trennerys on the Qolora river mouth......a quick call they were open and for R795.00 i could enjoy Dinner Bead and Breakfast........I had been here many many years ago and decided this was a good deal and a good place to settle for the night..........

Truth be told I had not the energy to put up my tent and on the final stretches to home Glamping became my choice option  :lol8: :sip:
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #102 on: October 22, 2020, 11:08:55 am »
Left Dundee and headed down to Tugela Ferry on the R33
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #103 on: October 22, 2020, 01:12:10 pm »
Greytown New Hanover Bothas Hill
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #104 on: October 22, 2020, 01:15:45 pm »
Next Day Bothas Hill to Umzimkulu Kokstad Transkei and Trennerys at Qolora River Mouth
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #105 on: October 22, 2020, 01:19:29 pm »
Trennerys was very nice ...........last came here in 2003 to see the wreck of the Jackaranda .......

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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #106 on: October 22, 2020, 01:44:33 pm »
Ok finally getting there......

This was my Route Home from Trennerys across the Kei River with the Pontoon then up to the N2..... popped in at PE to meet up with my Mate Gavin for a quick bite and then after lunch hit the road down the coast......

At this time the wind was pumping and really becoming unpleasant so other side of Humansdorp I decided to cut inland using the R62 and Langkloof to Kareedouw Joubertina and made my way to Oudshoorn for the overnight at Klein Plasie......much better call ......very scenic and no wind .......this day was over 700km ....by now i was wanting to get home to enjoy some creature comforts of my own home

finally on Saturday I did the last 400 or so km home on the Route 62

When i pulled into my drive way had done nearly 6300 km in 3 weeks........ it was a great trip but it was also good to be home

Hope you enjoyed the RR

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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #107 on: October 22, 2020, 01:47:36 pm »
final Kilos


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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #108 on: October 22, 2020, 01:54:35 pm »
Absolutely brilliant!

I admire your adventurous spirit and planning/coordination :thumleft:

Thanks again for sharing, this has given me some serious lus to hit the road!
 
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #109 on: October 22, 2020, 01:57:17 pm »
Absolutely brilliant!

I admire your adventurous spirit and planning/coordination :thumleft:

Thanks again for sharing, this has given me some serious lus to hit the road!

awesome thanks appreciate your comments........I say go for it.......dont know how many stones you got left .......but time doesnt stand still for any of us

be safe and enjoy  :biggrin:
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #110 on: October 22, 2020, 02:00:54 pm »
One will never really be sure but im still young for now!

Im a Hansie & Grietjie kind of guy following the GPS as I dont want to wonder into the unknown with unpleasant surprises but your post was inspiring to say the least! :lol8:

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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #111 on: October 22, 2020, 02:09:10 pm »
Thanks for taking the time sharing your awesome adventure with us.  :thumleft:
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #112 on: October 22, 2020, 02:21:24 pm »
Thanks for the very nice RR Mother, as always.
 
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #113 on: October 22, 2020, 03:19:38 pm »
Fantastic trip and report...I love that pic overlooking the sea in the Transkei.
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #114 on: October 22, 2020, 03:34:39 pm »
Thanks, Mother, what an awesoem ride-along. Did you plan routes? Toss a coin when you got to an intersection? Or just ride with an idea of where you want to end for the day? I assume also you did not book any accommodation beforehand?

Thanks again for sharing!
 
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #115 on: October 22, 2020, 03:38:31 pm »
Thanks for a great RR Mother!  Enjoyed reading it, and the photos. Many places I've also been and it brought back nice memories. This year, Covid and other shit prevented my wife and I to do our annual "long ride" (last year was 5700 km), so now you have me properly jealous!  ;D
 
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« Reply #116 on: October 22, 2020, 04:12:43 pm »
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« Reply #117 on: October 22, 2020, 04:28:15 pm »
Lekker report, thanks Mother.
 
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #118 on: October 22, 2020, 05:31:16 pm »
Offers for my farm and all moveables excepting my bike, tent, bakkie and sleeping bag are awaited from interested parties.  Date of occupation: asap.

My stones are getting fewerer and fewerer.  I need to get my ass in gear.  Between your RRs and @Ian in Great Brak River I am slowly turning green.  Thanks for a great RR Mother.  Beautiful pix.
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #119 on: October 22, 2020, 07:42:23 pm »
love it thanx Mother , for sharing ........... been neeeeeerly a decade since i did one of these
just wanna have fun , and ride ... and ....... ride
 
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