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Offline MellowJo

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Flower trip over the long weekend (7-10 August 2009)
« on: August 23, 2009, 09:26:26 pm »
This would be our first pillion trip that included dirt roads.

The route was to go up the West Coast via the rail roads up to Doringbaai (Strandfontein) on Friday and to sleep in a tent on our friend’s lawn. Next day we would do an inland loop, and head back to Cape Town on Sunday. Joyride and family followed, but in their 4x4s, to many to load onto the bikes you see .....

Friday afternoon close to Doringbaai.....



On Saterday, we would do a loop via Niewoudville, Loeriesfontein and back via Bitterfontein. We went inland via Lutzville, Vredendal, VanRhynsdorp to Niewoudville. I have never been on this road, so did not know what to expect. At Vanrhynspas I just had to stop, drop the pillion and charge down and up the pass again ….. yeeehaaa. …  :ricky:

VanRhynspass .....



At Niewoudville we saw some spectacular spots of flowers, but not the wide expanses of flowers that we were expecting, maybe we were a little early this year ….









From there we went North to Loeriesfontein. ......



We then turned back West via Kliprand, Bitterfontein, Nuwerus(N7) back via Lutzville to Doringbaai for the second night.



I am sure this is the same watercrossing that GO Girl (and the RAW guys) did the same weekend (see link) http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=36149.40





Next Morning we went to see how strong the West Coast people really are ….



Eventually we would return to Cape Town along the West Coast rail roads on Sunday.

The trip worked out to be about 1000kms and it was good to get a bit of gravel under the tyres again ........  It was fun, but with the pillion, I missed the carelessness of throwing the bike around at will ......

Note to self, how do I get my wife to get here own bike  ???



« Last Edit: August 23, 2009, 10:08:50 pm by MellowJo »
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Re: Flower trip over the long weekend (7-10 August 2009)
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 10:10:45 pm »
nice trip!  tell me more about the rail roads? easy to find on gps?

thanks
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Re: Flower trip over the long weekend (7-10 August 2009)
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 10:14:37 pm »
Maybe a bit early, but it can be fixed, do it again. Such a nice ride, it will always be a bargain. I was just going around Langebaan/Trekos today and it was really nice. Good flowers and nice roads. You don't need to go all the way up North. :pot:
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Re: Flower trip over the long weekend (7-10 August 2009)
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 08:29:24 am »
WS you guys certainly had  fair share of flowers 8) 8)  Its  still early and the temps are still a bit coolish for all the

'membes'(flowers) to be in full bloom , but you sill had some breathtaking carpets......of orange and white

Stunning breakaway..... :thumleft:
 

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Re: Flower trip over the long weekend (7-10 August 2009)
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 08:34:34 am »
Awsome!
 

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Re: Flower trip over the long weekend (7-10 August 2009)
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 08:55:30 am »
Lekke trip!!   :thumleft: :thumleft:

Love daai pad tussen Lamberts Baai en Doringbaai!!
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Re: Flower trip over the long weekend (7-10 August 2009)
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009, 10:28:54 am »
Very nice!
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Re: Flower trip over the long weekend (7-10 August 2009)
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2009, 08:33:02 am »
Gooi nog so paar fotos man