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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #140 on: October 23, 2020, 07:04:57 pm »
Weereens stel jy nie teleur nie Chris.  :headbang: :hello2:

Baie dankie vir die deel het lekker saam gery.  :3some:

Van al jou fotos is die een my gunstelling.
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #141 on: October 23, 2020, 10:05:46 pm »
I was warned the 150 km dirt from Askham to Vanzylsrus was a nasty piece of work.........but hey what do you do.....

Not far out of Askham the rain stopped and the skies opened up.........the road got more and more corrugated and it just didn't let up no matter which side i rode on........i watched my gps slowly tick down the 150km to Vanzylsrus.....this road was painful to say the least..........10km to go i thought ...yay not too far now and then the sand got sandier and zigzagged all over the place.....

The last 10km ended up being the most painful and shittist for me........
i was glad to eventually get to Vanzylsrus......and the hotel was a welcome break for breakfast and refreshments.........the bonus was when they told me the dirt road to Hotazel was now tar........i was going to enjoy that break in the dirt big time........
I did that road a few years back before tarred in a 4x4 and also hated it. The corrugation is the worst I have ever done!!


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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #142 on: October 24, 2020, 09:22:35 am »
Mother of a trip report. :thumleft: Inspiring and thanks for taking the time to share it.
What a beautifull country we live in.
 
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #143 on: October 24, 2020, 10:13:46 am »
A lovely, soulful travelogue, Mother.

From one old bullet to another ...
 
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #144 on: October 25, 2020, 10:40:27 am »
Weereens stel jy nie teleur nie Chris.  :headbang: :hello2:

Baie dankie vir die deel het lekker saam gery.  :3some:

Van al jou fotos is die een my gunstelling. :biggrin:


dankie Wortel wardeer  :biggrin:
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #145 on: October 25, 2020, 10:41:40 am »
A lovely, soulful travelogue, Mother.

From one old bullet to another ...

Hahahaha Thanks  :o
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #146 on: October 25, 2020, 12:36:42 pm »
A lovely, soulful travelogue, Mother.

From one old bullet to another ...


@Mother

First off, thank you for an incredible ride report.

i have read and reread this several times.

i made us realise that we have seen basically nothing of this incredible country and my wife and i were actually a bit ashamed and a wee bit emotional about that.
so that being said. long discussion were had and bit of soul searching (that was scary as there is some dark shit in there and they have cookies lol)
so we had planned on selling the tiger anyway, the wifey would rather pillion it seems) and off i trotted my chubby ass of to a couple dealers to just have a look around.

obviously my rt (what an amazing bike that i absolutely love) was not the perfect choice for the south african experience.

so thanks to this amazing ride report, THIS HAPPENED.....

Here is to a new adventure :thumleft:

https://youtu.be/qENPfjYxkkY






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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #147 on: October 26, 2020, 07:10:31 am »
A lovely, soulful travelogue, Mother.

From one old bullet to another ...


@Mother

First off, thank you for an incredible ride report.

i have read and reread this several times.

i made us realise that we have seen basically nothing of this incredible country and my wife and i were actually a bit ashamed and a wee bit emotional about that.
so that being said. long discussion were had and bit of soul searching (that was scary as there is some dark shit in there and they have cookies lol)
so we had planned on selling the tiger anyway, the wifey would rather pillion it seems) and off i trotted my chubby ass of to a couple dealers to just have a look around.

obviously my rt (what an amazing bike that i absolutely love) was not the perfect choice for the south african experience.

so thanks to this amazing ride report, THIS HAPPENED.....

Here is to a new adventure :thumleft:

https://youtu.be/qENPfjYxkkY

wow nice......... :ricky:

glad you enjoyed the read.........hope you get to see lots of new places with your other half and your new bike........

these are awesome motorcycles you will not be disappointed

be safe :thumleft:
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #148 on: November 12, 2020, 02:09:42 pm »
.Kelly Farrel

Wat a true gentleman!!!. Have ridden with him in 1999 for the first time and we still keep in touch!! :thumleft: :thumleft:

On the 2000 D Run he dumps his twin between Hotazel and Van Zylsrus. I stop to hear if he is ok and ask what happen? His answer "i dunno what happened but I better find out cause i can't be doing this often it hurts"!!!! :lol8: :lol8:

Wonderful that you guys know him as well!What a true gentleman!!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #149 on: November 12, 2020, 02:55:48 pm »
Man, I would give my left nut to have the time to do a trip like this

Thanks for the extra inspiration  :thumleft:
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #150 on: November 12, 2020, 05:55:50 pm »
Man, I would give my left nut to have the time to do a trip like this

Thanks for the extra inspiration  :thumleft:
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #151 on: November 12, 2020, 07:39:32 pm »
Man, I would give my left nut to have the time to do a trip like this

Thanks for the extra inspiration  :thumleft:
Ek verstaan nie die manne wat hul nuts so willy nilly uitdeel nie.............................................hoe weet jy die regter een is nie dalk n dud nie!!? ;) :peepwall: :eek7: :lol8:

Eks al lankal n sport motor boeta...  >:D
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #152 on: November 16, 2020, 12:42:48 pm »
Man, I would give my left nut to have the time to do a trip like this

Thanks for the extra inspiration  :thumleft:

some times you just have to make the time and do it ......no nuts required   :lol8:

life goes by so quick

glad you could get some inspiration :thumleft:

cheers M
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #153 on: November 16, 2020, 01:58:22 pm »
Great RD!
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #154 on: November 16, 2020, 02:43:39 pm »
Brilliant RR, @Mother ! Thanks for sharing.
 
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #155 on: November 16, 2020, 03:44:34 pm »
Great read.. thanks for taking the trouble to do a RR..  :thumleft:
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« Reply #156 on: November 18, 2020, 07:09:24 am »
Wow, I also did my training in potch,that was dimples at the gate .Awsome report.Thanx
 
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #157 on: November 18, 2020, 08:59:15 am »
Sommer a crappy RR this


How can you say Kathu is ugly  :angry7:
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« Reply #158 on: November 18, 2020, 09:00:18 am »
Sommer a crappy RR this


How can you say Kathu is ugly  :angry7:

and skip the Free State !?    >:D
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Re: Three Weeks and 6300km Around SA on my Bike
« Reply #159 on: November 18, 2020, 09:03:45 am »
Sommer a crappy RR this


How can you say Kathu is ugly  :angry7:

and skip the Free State !?    >:D

Think he needs to re do the ride.




Or better yet, I think I must rather do it and give an unbiased view!





Thanks for the share Mother, great RR
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