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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2009, 08:31:06 am »
Cool report, and some awesome riding. :ricky: :thumleft:
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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2009, 08:38:17 am »
Looking at some of the roads you guys did, I think my KLR might also have felt like having a little lie - down.
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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2009, 01:10:56 pm »
Edit: Trailrider on his bed, pic didnt load here it is
« Last Edit: January 08, 2009, 01:11:22 pm by EtienneNXR »
 

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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2009, 01:11:58 pm »
Road to home

Next morning we were up at like 04:45, you get up with the sun so time doesn‚??t really bother you, Operator and LGF took the road early to Cape Town. Me on the other hand, I didn‚??t have a rush in the world I got the time and the bike, why not enjoy it?

We didn‚??t hit the road straight away, TR had some forest trails lined up first. You can even see Mosselbay from here!

A bit of coffee at the farm house, and we were off again, towards TR‚??s home.

Trailrider hopped on the Transalp and guided us out of his town,

Toktokkie, Rooipoot and I continued through the Attakwas kloof area. We all really enjoyed this ride each one going at his own pace, Tok Tokkie really gets going once he plugs in the Zumo‚??s earphones! :D The regular gate stops in between meant that you could hook up again to check if everyone‚??s still intact.

I said goodbye to the other two, and did the last 100km‚??s back to Ladismith.
This was one of the few times I saw a snake while riding, thus far I have seen 5 snakes on the road, only on this Desember trip!

I arrived home, tired, exhausted and very glad I went on this trip, my first real bike trip, except for Wilddog day rides.

To all that went with, big thanks, you guys made the trip.

Rooipoot, Jislaaik dis ‚??n lekker oom die! Kan vir jou baie leer, van enige iets!

Tok Tokkie, great having you on a trip, you bring a very relaxed attitude to the camp!

Operator, the first Wilddog I ever rode with, as Trailrider put it: ‚??I love having Operator on trips he always bring comic relief‚?Ě :D

Letsgofishing: You are the funniest Englishman I have met, you‚??re always there to keep TR in line :D :D

Astrix, what a nice kid well mannered, and bloody hell he can ride! He embarrasses me on these trails!

Trailrider, a Huge thanks to you, for organising this trip, scouting routes, organising permits, getting the group together, and for all the photo‚??s.

So‚?¶‚?¶‚?¶. When is the next trip...

More to follow . . .
 

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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2009, 01:19:00 pm »
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Letsgofishing: You are the funniest Englishman I have met, you‚??re always there to keep TR in line

True   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Etienne..........thanks...........it was a pleasure riding with you.

Great report.

I'm sure we will do a similar ride very soon  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2009, 01:22:08 pm »
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Operator, the first Wilddog I ever rode with, as Trailrider put it: ‚??I love having Operator on trips he always bring comic relief‚?Ě :D

True ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 

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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2009, 01:26:28 pm »
On The Farm

Back at the farm, it‚??s really hot in the Little Karoo this time of year!
Before I go riding I soak my jacket in the pool, then its like aircon!

Campsite should be done by the time this report is up, so Dawgs we await you!
Here are a couple of pics of me riding the farm routes

Posing :D


Who said you cant wheelie a 125?

Trying to slide

We had a dam built, its still empty at the moment but the big dam wall is like a dusty dune, so jaaging up and down it is lekker fun!

Can you think of a better way to spend time‚?¶.. I certainly can‚??t!



I didn‚??t have any further routes planned, I‚??d just have a quick check in on mapsource, Ah that looks like a lekker road, send some pm‚??s to find out about it and take off!

Still lots of riding to follow. . .
 

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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2009, 01:32:47 pm »
Who said you cant wheelie a 125?


Nice one Etienne!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2009, 01:43:00 pm »
lyk baie cool. waar is die plaas?

Trying to slide




Trying to slide my ass. ek het die slide merke in die Prince Alfred pass gesien  ;D
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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2009, 01:44:21 pm »
Wie ek, pha!
Plaas is op ladismith naby seweweeks poort
 

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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2009, 02:00:20 pm »
Well done E NXR. Lovely report and I like the pics. It's great. What can I say. The rides in Cape is awesome and so close to you guys.

Enjoy, we'll come visit one day

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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2009, 02:02:39 pm »
Great report E - I enjoyed reading all of it :) and gee you guys did some hectic riding here and there - looked like great fun though!!  :ricky:
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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2009, 02:09:40 pm »
Cool report and pics,you should become a journilist,hope to see you soon ,will keep you posted on the desert run
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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2009, 02:26:18 pm »
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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2009, 05:44:31 pm »
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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2009, 07:25:52 pm »
Heavy nice RR, Ettienne, jy doen dit als excellent! Smaaaaaaklik!!
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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2009, 09:14:49 pm »
Bliksem ek's bly ons kon saam met die Wilddog ry  :mwink: Check hom hy gaat Dakar toe  :thumleft: Mooi storie Etienne  :biggrin: ek's nou half spyt   :patch:  :mwink:  :biggrin:
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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2009, 09:34:56 pm »
He he, is lekker om te ry man!
 

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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2009, 10:04:52 pm »
Lovely, now what is the story behind "Amanda's Grave"?
 

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Re: A December to Remember Minimalist touring at its best
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2009, 10:09:28 pm »
Lovely, now what is the story behind "Amanda's Grave"?

and oom koos se klip.... please
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