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Offline MellowJo

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L’Agulhas trippie
« on: February 16, 2009, 08:14:52 pm »
During the December holidays, Ridealot joined me for a little jolly to L’Agulhas on 22 December 2009. He started from home (Durbanville) and took the scenic route around the coast via Rooiels, Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond until he got to my campsite at Onrus (Hermanus). As he approached, the clouds started to roll in.



We left Onrus and proceeded up the “Hemel-en-Aarde” (Heaven&Earth) valley road and eventually turned east towards Stanford all on a nice gravel road. It was pretty windy and the clouds were coming fast.



It was the first trip that I tried to get some video on my new helmetcam. (At least the wife will then believe me that we did in fact go past the first bar).The angle of the camera was a little to low and mostly captured my screen and front wheel.



At Stanford we fuelled and left for Elim also along a gravel road. As soon as we hit the gravel, the rain started to bucket down (weird for the middle of summer in the Cape). The road was fairly good and we reached Elim (little old mission town) without problems.

After Elim we had a little tar section and then hit a gravel stretch towards Struisbaai. This road runs through a wetland, and the road was made of clay. With the wind and rain sweeping at 90 degrees to the road direction, this was quite an experience. We caught up with a 4x4 snaking along, trying to stay on the road. We were going at 20-40 ks , but eventually got to Struisbaai without problems. A good shower (and a few drinks, tea, coffee and beer) and we were laughing about the experience.





The next morning we took a spin from Struisbaai to the L’Agulhas and to the Tip of Africa.





Southern tip of Africa !!



After a taking a few pics, we returned along the same mudpatch towards Elim. This time the mud started to dry and it was a doddle.



From Elim we turned South this time and hugged the coast via Pearly Beach, Gansbaai, Hermanus back to Onrus.








Thanks to Ridealot for the company and a nice two days of fun.   :ricky:

So what if the report is a few months late !!!   ;D


« Last Edit: February 16, 2009, 08:27:13 pm by MellowJo »
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 08:32:50 pm »
Nice one M-Jo, thanks for the visit.

Trust the webcam will be well positioned for the next trip.
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 08:37:14 pm »
Nice ride.

I see you mainly take pics of your own bike ;D
 

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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 08:39:07 pm »
Yup, adjusted the cam and tested it this weekend in the quarry.  :thumleft:

Now I need to figure out how to edit the clips to a decent (shorter) length to share them ....
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 08:41:32 pm »
Nice ride.

I see you mainly take pics of your own bike ;D

7/13 pics    ???    At least my avatar has a little road and background on it  :mwink:
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 08:48:23 pm »
Only 1 decent shot of the Honda Varaderro though :D

(Nothing wrong with your photos)
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 08:51:08 pm »
Nice ride and photies - thanks for sharing.
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009, 09:02:31 pm »
Only 1 decent shot of the Honda Varaderro though :D

(Nothing wrong with your photos)

OK, TR just for you, before you start reading the R&P threads .....   >:D

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« Last Edit: February 16, 2009, 09:22:36 pm by MellowJo »
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009, 09:05:58 pm »
Also a little video .... of the Vara in the rain ...

It is 9 Meg but at least I tried .....  http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn288/johank_01/?action=view&current=rain.flv
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2009, 09:19:34 pm »
Mooi manJ. :thumleft:

Lyk nice. :o
 

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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 11:40:32 pm »
Nice trip & photos MJ. Klink na lekker roete. Hoe lyk dit die Pooratech topbox het bietjie verskuif?
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2009, 12:35:50 am »


I still want to photograph my new bike there...
 

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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2009, 06:29:43 am »
Nice trip..tnx for sharing :thumleft:
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009, 12:07:28 pm »
Its never too late to share the experience and the report..... :)

It just gets us all going to want to keep riding out there....

So much to see feel experience and do..... ;D

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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2009, 02:03:13 pm »
Nice trip & photos MJ. Klink na lekker roete. Hoe lyk dit die Pooratech topbox het bietjie verskuif?

Nope, must be an "Optical illusion". Remember that I remove my rear seat for packing space for the tent and sleeping bag. The topbox then looks as if it is hanging on to the back of the bike for dear life ....  :imaposer:
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2009, 02:20:42 pm »
Yup rather late than never :) - like that pic of the sand and sea - nice :thumleft:
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2009, 11:11:12 am »
Nice area. We have been going to Pearly Beach for the last 23 years for holidays  :thumleft:. Have never had a internal combustion bike to take along. I have taken the peddle powered bike a few times. Even on 4 wheels it is a lekker area to ride  :mwink:.
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2009, 01:11:48 pm »
Nice Report!! Thx 4 Sharing... ;)
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Re: L’Agulhas trippie
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2009, 09:00:05 am »
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