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Offline mango

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« on: October 29, 2006, 12:00:19 am »
I promised myself that I will do this trip soon, and today was the day. Left on a lovely morning at 9.15am...could'nt manage to drag myself out of bed any sooner, and decided on the direct route.

Over Sir Lowrys pass, the Steenbras dam...not the best place to stop.



My first break in Caledon for a much needed smoke. Note the
sticker!  :D





Thereafter, nice gentle sweepy roads.





Finally arrived in Bredasdorp, filled up, and off I went again....After about 35kms, it didn't feel right, whipped out the map, and yes, took the wrong bloody road, or rather, the correct one, but wrong direction  :oops:

Back to Bredasdorp, and there I saw the sign as plain as daylight  :D

With just the mesh jacket on, and no jersey, I felt the chill a little, but chugged on towards where I wanted to be.





Met up with a German couple who were on the road for the past 18months, and plan to travel back through Africa, and finally arrive back
in Germany sometime in July. Nice life. Got chatting to them, and found out that they had just arrived back from Baviaanskloof. Loads of water about.





The Lighthouse that was built in 1849...very cute



After chatting for a while, I had to get going, as time was running out.

Took a nice hard packed smooth gravel road headed towards Gansbaai. About a 50km stretch, where I managed to miss a snake crossing the road, and made a slow down hand gesture to a car traveling in opposite direction...looking in the mirror, I saw him break suddenly, probably thinking I was warning him of a pothole or something.  :D Hope the snake made it to the other side safely.





Heading towards Gansbaai



 



Hermanus lagoon



The rest of the route back home took me through Bettys Bay, Rooi Els
then home.....Very very enjoyable, and Agulhas is certainly a beautiful rugged part of the country, where I wish I could've spent a little more time exploring. Maybe next time for a weekend perhaps....

All in all, 20kms shy of 600kms for the day...A good warm up for Baviaans, and Kawasaki will have the pleasure of cleaning my bike on
Wednesday  :D
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006, 08:09:18 am »
That part you rode and Rooi Els is one of my favourite parts of the Cape, maybe because when we travel down we take that route and it is always beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006, 08:13:12 am »
Nice one mango, that realy is a beautiful part of the world. Did the same route as you but the other way round. Nice pics :D
 

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006, 10:34:14 am »
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All in all, 20kms shy of 600kms for the day...

Cool! :thumbup: I bet you must have been walking like a cowboy after 600km on the KLR!  :lol:
 

Offline Butch

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2006, 07:28:59 pm »
Schweet lark a lemon, ek sĂ?ÂȘ.

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PS. Why did the snake cross the road?
Live and let live.
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2006, 08:07:36 pm »
Nice Mango!!!!  8)  8)
 

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006, 09:48:16 pm »
Quote from: "Butch"

PS. Why did the snake cross the road?

 
Dood. You are not to question such things. Besides... it was the chicken that was supposed to have crossed the road, no?
 

Offline Butch

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2006, 10:27:50 pm »
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Quote from: "Butch"

PS. Why did the snake cross the road?

 
Dood. You are not to question such things. Besides... it was the chicken that was supposed to have crossed the road, no?


In that case, maybe the snake was after the chicken, yes?  :D
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2006, 10:34:22 pm »
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Quote from: "Butch"

PS. Why did the snake cross the road?

 
Dood. You are not to question such things. Besides... it was the chicken that was supposed to have crossed the road, no?


In that case, maybe the snake was after the chicken, yes?  :D

 
Quite possibly, yes. I hope the chicken got away safely!  :lol:
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2006, 07:12:26 am »
Hey Mango

This stop is the entrance to my Families farm,
Nice report want to do that trip in the summer

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2006, 08:41:06 am »
Nice one Mango :hello1:
 

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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2006, 08:48:12 am »
Cool one Mango. Like your pics an dreport. :wink:
Gewoontlik n@@i ek reguit aan op fyndraai.

 

Offline Grootseun

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2006, 08:49:33 am »
Nice one Mango....great pics.
 

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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2006, 09:27:02 am »
top notch riding mango! :wink:
 

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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2006, 09:30:25 am »
Great stuff Mango
When in doubt...grab throttle!!!
 

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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2006, 09:42:51 am »
Quote from: "Kev"
Quote from: "mango"
All in all, 20kms shy of 600kms for the day...

Cool! :thumbup: I bet you must have been walking like a cowboy after 600km on the KLR!  :lol:



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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2006, 11:50:39 am »
From the pic's it appears that you were riding solo. Do you often do solo trips?
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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2006, 12:05:51 pm »
Excellent stuff! Lekker riding there even if you did get a turn wrong. Happens to all of us. (Even those that say they don't get lost/take a wrong turn from time to time :twisted: )
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2006, 06:48:26 pm »
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From the pic's it appears that you were riding solo. Do you often do solo trips?


Lately yes...MacDuff is still bikerless, so no choice really, but I quite
enjoy the solo riding.
 

Offline mango

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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2006, 06:52:25 pm »
Thanks guys...

Kev, luckily, what you have between the legs, I don't have,
so no cowboy walking for me  :D

And the snake crossed the road to follow the tortoise that I also
managed to miss  :roll:

As I passed the snake, a car was coming along, so I asked him to
slow down, and pointed to the ground, and when I looked in the mirror
he had put on the brakes, so hopefully the snake made it across ok