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Offline droffarc

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Well What dya know - TA is 2 years old
« on: October 31, 2006, 08:30:30 am »
Well, What d?ya know! The TA is 2 years old!

off I went along the N1 to Butterfly world ? Klapmuts and then to Simondium in the shade by the church.

Then over Franschoek pass for another stop on the downward side.
Past the now fuller Theewaterskloof dam
and through Villiersdorp and on towards Worcester. Going out of Villiersdorp I passed a row of shiny Hardly motorcycles, the riders all spending money at the restaurant thingy.
At de Hoop I broke from tradition as I took a right onto gravel going towards

Hammanshof but took the left at the Y at Weltevrede and as I was about to rejoin the R43 the carnival cavalcade of Hardlys passed on their way to Worcester. It was not long and I had caught up with them and dropping a gear sped past the cruisin? group. I then took a left to explore the gravel at Kwagaskloof when they droned past me again.
Here I found that the gravel turned to cement for a distance and then to gravel again as I looped back towards Villiersdorp.

I passed Klipbokkop ? a 4x4 academy.
And did a little exploration at High Africa.
A bridge under the R43

and back again

I took the Over-Hex road and took a right to Memel.

This led me to the R60 Worcester to Robertson road where I did a short left toward Worcester and then a quick right at Over-Hex.

A little further along the N1 I explored a little gravel road between the canal and the railway line and the N1.

Then back towards Over-Hex on the old road I found another interesting gravel road that took me to Boschkloof.

And a bit further along another dam

Some interesting paths here.

Back on the N1 to Worcester and on home via Slanghoek and Rawsonville for a fuel stop and then a high speed ride over Du Toit?skloof pass where I tootles a pair of GS riders along the side, having a break.

In a nutshell:
Two years and no trouble at all. 44000km ? one front tyre, one set front brake pads, one chain two rear tyres,  two rear tubes, two licences and a partridge in a pear tree ? oh and a hell of a lot of petrol not to mention all the smiles. One speedo drive replaced under warrantee.
One fall on right side due to slippery mud ? right front fairing cracked and replaced  - insurance, (one right hand clavicle broken and healed). One almost drop to the right hand side ? rescued within inches but the mirror shattered on touching a wall.

As usual more pics at: http://droffarc.wikispaces.com/2006Bday_run
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Well What dya know - TA is 2 years old
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2006, 09:11:10 am »
Congrats, This year August my TA also 2 years old. It looks 10 years old (have 28 falls), but goes like 2 year old bike.

I sold my Aprilia Caponord and will only ride my TA. No other such bike to fit my needs.

Check this site for more TA tech info http://www.techtransalp.co.uk
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006, 10:17:55 am »
Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, etc

Hope she brings many more happy motoring miles.


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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2006, 11:17:48 am »
it must be getting boring hearing this, but your sense of discovering all those paths amazes me :wink:
congrats on the bday, mine was 2 on the 25th.

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2006, 12:05:54 pm »
Congrats Drof Man, and congrats to the Silver.
My Blue Baby is getting close to her 2 year Birthday, next year March, currently standing on 37000 Km and still going strong.

The TA is just such a good bike, just go and go
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2006, 12:20:19 pm »
congrats droff to you and your boney!

may you continue your happy journeys together

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2006, 01:25:19 pm »
Hey Droff

What a nice wat to spend the day, meandering along, looking for the road less travelled. This is what I love about what we do.

As Mao I think said: "A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving"

Good one.
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Well What dya know - TA is 2 years old
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2006, 07:14:52 pm »
Congrats Droffie  :wink:  Did you ride her into the church for
a blessing?

Those paths look amazing....will definately be on my todo list.
If not raining, Sunday sounds good.

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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2006, 08:16:54 pm »
Many happy years and miles for you and bike! :D
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2006, 07:13:23 am »
Nice side roads :wink:   ceases to amaze me how you find there

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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2006, 07:58:10 am »

Happy many morer miles man. I am sure you would enjoy your TA till days end.

And the roads you keep discovering is just under our arses but yet we miss them all the time.. :shock:

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