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Offline bud500

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« on: September 26, 2006, 12:06:16 pm »
So Friday I flew up to JHB and PTA to collect my bike from Bavarian Cycles. Of course the flight was delayed by 90min and then the luggage a further 30min etc. etc.
The plan was to spend the night on a farm near Loskop Dam. Do a breakfast run with the folks on Sunday and ride back to Durban on Monday.

Arriving on the farm at 20h30 after 150km of tar and 30km of dirt and sand in the dark. A fellow member on this site learnt a lesson regarding packing booze in the topbox.



My bike after unpacking



Campfire that night

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2006, 12:13:42 pm »
Saturday morning. This was our accomodation for the night. They had a devasting bushfire earlier in the year.



Preparing breakfast in the "openplan" kitchen.



On our way back later that Saturday. HardCor negotiating some nice sand. This was a lot easier in daylight.



My ride and the sandy road.



HardCor coming on.



Drinks break on the Balmoral road on our way back to PTA. It was scorching hot on Saturday afternoon.

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2006, 12:16:06 pm »
Looks like your underods and mag (nightime entertainment?) got a bit soggy! Maybe the booze would have survived if it was wrapped up in the 'rods?  :P
 
Are there more pics to come?
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2006, 12:17:51 pm »
Congrats Bud, it sure was hot on saturday afternoon.

I opted for spending saturday afternoon at news cafe menlyn chugging cold ones with a mate of mine and my son (he had a milkshake ... verrrry cold one)
 

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006, 12:19:06 pm »
On Monday I took the road back to Durban. It was a massive struggle against some serious side winds. So I did'nt take much pics. Also saw loads of Beemers coming back from the GSC.
To hide from the wind I took the Nottingham Road loop for some fun. And stopped for a drink and a pic.



I am loving this bike and already doing more trip planning. The first probably being Lesotho in 2 weeks or so. Dunno when the CR will get attention again.
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006, 12:25:01 pm »
The topbox had 6 Storms in there. None broke, about 2 was half full and the rest empty. That is why you should always carry 12 with you, to improve the odds.

That is a very wet and sticky neckwarmer. Luckily the vacuumpacked Beefstew was still useable. But we lost the Rusks.  :lol:
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006, 12:26:17 pm »
Quote from: "bud500"




I am loving this bike and already doing more trip planning.

 
Very cool pic! (I think it is a September photo competition candidate) Looking forward to the ride reports.
 

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2006, 01:17:24 pm »
Congrats, many happy and safe miles!  I also rode back from the Freestate on Monday, that wind did cause some uneven tyre wear.... :D

Keep us posted on future plans, will do the same from this side!

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2006, 01:41:52 pm »
Congrats Bud! Hope you have many safe km's on her.

Perfect way to collect a bike. Immediately some dirt and camping!
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2006, 03:01:29 pm »
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But we lost the Rusks.  :lol:

 
 :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2006, 08:56:06 pm »
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But we lost the Rusks.  :lol:

 
 :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:


Kev seems like you missing the "Ouma" rusks there in the unknown?  :roll:
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2006, 08:57:08 pm »
Sorry Bud......... congrats  :wink:  

She looks like she's still a virgin  :roll:
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2006, 09:53:43 pm »
Congrats man, may you and the new partner have many safe and happy trips together.
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2006, 10:21:09 pm »
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But we lost the Rusks.  :lol:

 
 :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:


Kev seems like you missing the "Ouma" rusks there in the unknown?  :roll:

 
Eish Leo. I love my Ouma rusks.  :cry:
 

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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2006, 11:50:43 am »
Congrats there big boy. Enjoy her.  :wink:
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2006, 11:59:09 am »
Congrats bud!!!

pity about the incident with the top box. Same thing happened to me on my first trip - The top box is no place for breakables or spillables unless you pad everything really well

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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2006, 01:11:06 pm »
Thanks Gents!

Luckily it was not my topbox nor my booze.... 8)
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