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Drakensburg Sun and back..... solo!
« on: October 04, 2006, 05:29:04 pm »
Okay, so the yellow beast of burden and I did our first of many trips, down to the burg. Sadly most of the trip was "Black slab" and a little was dirt based. Fun none the less!!!

Left home at 8am and headed to Villiers for a cuppa coffee!

From there it was off to Warden, where I encountered traditional transportation still in daily use.

Warden has some amazing churches considering the size of the "Dorpie"....
The long road, hell on the butt and just damn boring....

Left Warden on route to Harrysmith, from there onwards it was lekker twisties............but before I could enjoy em, I had to take a pic of this "Luner module"...

Table mountain..not!!!

My first attempt at "on the go" pics


From there on I went out via LosKop dam, what a lovely place - stopped for a break and to enjoy the silence.




Little Switzerland - has an international feel to it, yet the resort was not so lekker. Wanted to have another coffee break, but decided to move on rather.

Came across many low level crossings, so decided to take a pic!


Dirt - my first time on it with the bike. Was lovely!

Arrived at the hotel had my meeting then decided to do a little riding, so went yup to Champane castle - very pretty.

On the way back, I decided to go via Van reenens


One happy rider heading for the big smoke.


I loved every minute of this trip.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2006, 07:55:54 pm »
very nice.  Thanks
 

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006, 08:31:41 pm »
Very nice report thanks


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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2006, 11:30:31 pm »
Good trip - thanks!

Nothing quite like a solo ride is there, no matter where you go..... :thumbright:
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2006, 07:39:07 am »
tx for sharing, some cool scenic pics! still happy with your purchase, no second thoughts about the ktm?
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2006, 07:47:35 am »
Quote from: "michnus"
Did you get the silver aluminium panels painted black? Glad to see you enjoyed your trip.


Michnus, looks like the Carbin Fibre panels from Wunderlich that are on there
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2006, 08:42:44 am »
Nice pictures and also a nice virtual escape to freedom and peacefulness, away from this dreadful office. Thanks!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2006, 08:50:24 am »
and what a detour to go past loskop dam near witbank!

just kidding, im sure you meant to say sterkfonteindam , ha ha!
 

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2006, 09:07:55 am »
Nice start brettP!    :thumbright:
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2006, 09:43:35 am »
Thanks all - yip very happy with the yellow beast of burden. The pannels are indeed Wunderlich Carbon Fiber, but are due for replacement on Saturday as I prefere the original pannels.

KE - what can I say (brain slower than the fingers.....)  :oops:

Want to do more! Time is an issue at the moment. Silly season is here!!
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2006, 04:57:09 pm »
sorta off topic here a little but I was wondering what camo pants those were that you were wearing? Are they proper padded bike kit? and where you get them etc etc? Thanks for the info in advance.

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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2006, 05:09:44 pm »
I'm probably wrong, but isn't your front tyre fitted wrong (wrong rotation direction)?

Sorry if I am. :oops:
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2006, 07:39:32 pm »
The front tyre is rotating correctly. Michelin T66X.  :wink:

Michelin Anakee on the rear .

Thanks for sharing. Seems like you're enjoying the baby!  :D  :D
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2006, 03:44:37 pm »
100% correct on tyre prediction. So far, I am happy with the "rubber" on  the bike.

No second thoughts regards the GS vs KTM issue - just damn happy!!  :D  :lol:  :D
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