Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: TOLGATE DISGRACE  (Read 1358 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mother

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Harley Davidson (all models)
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,980
  • Thanked: 63 times
  • ...anything with an engine an 2wheels
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2009, 06:15:45 pm »
Try the tollgate from Groot Marico to Rustenburg. R50. That one won't see me again.

Make that R74  :thumleft:
its actually R61.00 i pay it twice a week trust me it grates me all the time....and paid it again today up on my LT it friggin sucks
mother ....only half a word ;-)
 

Offline J3THRO

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 991
  • Yzerfontein WC
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2009, 10:06:26 pm »
I never pay toll fees

I drive through behind a cage every time and I havent recieved any trouble whatsoever.

Untill they get a fee for the bikes ,I will keep doing my thing....

DO NOT FOLLOW WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD.
GO INSTEAD WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL.
2020 Husqvarna TE 300i
 

Offline Manic

  • Little Fat Guy
  • Vendors
  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: KTM 790 Adventure R
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 17,997
  • Thanked: 342 times
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2009, 10:12:59 pm »
I also don't pay.

Except when in Natal. There I don't want to piss Metro off hey  :biggrin: I just use alternative roads.

But up here in Gauteng or on my way to Sabie, I never pay. Been two years now since I stopped paying :ricky:
 

Offline Mzee

  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Yamaha Super Tenere
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,008
  • Thanked: 16 times
  • Bikes: DL 650 Suzuki; Honda 250 Suzuki 125; Vespa
    • Mzee-Jaki
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2009, 09:46:57 am »
I travelled around the country in 2004 November to Jan never paid a penny for road tolls. ;D
Life is kind to those who afford it kindness

              XT1200Z Super Tenere
 

Offline Mother

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Harley Davidson (all models)
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,980
  • Thanked: 63 times
  • ...anything with an engine an 2wheels
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2009, 11:37:59 am »
I travelled around the country in 2004 November to Jan never paid a penny for road tolls. ;D
its a kak law and i hate paying especially the expensive ones and the shlep when on a bike to get off the gloves and get the money....but it also feels wrong to do the skip thing....i feel like a thief...sorry thats just the way i feel about skipping tolls...so i pay or go on the alternative rd
mother ....only half a word ;-)
 

Offline Biza

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 2,254
  • Thanked: 4 times
  • BMW 1200 GS A LC
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2009, 04:50:27 pm »
Lets arrange a ride through a busy toll plaza with some 100+ bikes, notify the press to be present and raise our concern with a proper petition.

Let us show uncle Simon we will do something . . . .

What is the general feeling?
------UNASHAMEDLY  ETHICAL------
 

Offline Manic

  • Little Fat Guy
  • Vendors
  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: KTM 790 Adventure R
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 17,997
  • Thanked: 342 times
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2009, 05:19:35 pm »
Lets arrange a ride through a busy toll plaza with some 100+ bikes, notify the press to be present and raise our concern with a proper petition.

Let us show uncle Simon we will do something . . . .

What is the general feeling?

Has been done. Twice at Grasmere Plaza, and about a month ago at Middelburg.

It made the news, but all it showed was how bikers piss of cagers etc etc. Did more harm than good in my opinion.

The one at Middelburg ended up with cagers and bikers having a fist fight, and it all was captured on the cameras at the Tollgate.
 

Offline Jman

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Suzuki XF650 Freewind
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 1,515
  • Ride the freewind like you stole it
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2009, 05:27:01 pm »
The only toll gate I know of is on the bloukrans bridge, but there you take the alternate route, and that is frieken beautifull!  do you okes have lots of toll roads up there? shame man   :lamer:
 

Offline Mother

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Harley Davidson (all models)
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,980
  • Thanked: 63 times
  • ...anything with an engine an 2wheels
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2009, 06:26:56 pm »
The only toll gate I know of is on the bloukrans bridge, but there you take the alternate route, and that is frieken beautifull!  do you okes have lots of toll roads up there? shame man   :lamer:
n kakhuis vol
mother ....only half a word ;-)
 

Offline GRIM

Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2009, 08:10:55 am »
Try the tollgate from Groot Marico to Rustenburg. R50. That one won't see me again.

Make that R74  :thumleft:
its actually R61.00 i pay it twice a week trust me it grates me all the time....and paid it again today up on my LT it friggin sucks

About 500m before & after this toll gate there are roads going over the railway line, I just ride around. Definately not an easy ride, & not do-able on an LT, but gives a huge warm fuzzy feeling....
Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 

Offline bonova

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 950 Adventure S
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 3,139
  • Thanked: 1 times
  • Get busy living or get busy dying
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2009, 01:43:57 pm »
in Zimbabwe - the bikes go free.... through the tonnes of 'toll gates' they have on the road from Harare to Bulawayo. So, are they more intelligent in zim than SA then?
BMW F650 DAKAR ; BMW 650 X-Challenge ; YAMAHA 660 TENERE ; BMW 800 GS KTM 200EXC. Now - KTM 950 Adventure S, KTM 250 XC-W and BMW 450 Rally

if u are interested in something no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead, luke warm is no good, hot is no good either, white hot and passionate is the only thing to be...
 

Offline Mzee

  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Yamaha Super Tenere
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,008
  • Thanked: 16 times
  • Bikes: DL 650 Suzuki; Honda 250 Suzuki 125; Vespa
    • Mzee-Jaki
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2009, 01:44:19 pm »
I travelled around the country in 2004 November to Jan never paid a penny for road tolls. ;D
its a kak law and i hate paying especially the expensive ones and the shlep when on a bike to get off the gloves and get the money....but it also feels wrong to do the skip thing....i feel like a thief...sorry thats just the way i feel about skipping tolls...so i pay or go on the alternative rd

Never skipped. Just took alternative roads. :ricky:
Life is kind to those who afford it kindness

              XT1200Z Super Tenere
 

Offline Mzee

  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Yamaha Super Tenere
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,008
  • Thanked: 16 times
  • Bikes: DL 650 Suzuki; Honda 250 Suzuki 125; Vespa
    • Mzee-Jaki
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2009, 01:45:36 pm »
in Zimbabwe - the bikes go free.... through the tonnes of 'toll gates' they have on the road from Harare to Bulawayo. So, are they more intelligent in zim than SA then?


But what kind of roads do they have?
Life is kind to those who afford it kindness

              XT1200Z Super Tenere
 

Offline Il Duce

  • Pack Dog
  • **
  • Bike: BMW R1100GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 84
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2009, 01:55:05 pm »
If I'm on my bike I usually skiet the toll gates. I refuse to pay!!! If I'm ever stuck behind bikers at a toll gate that are protesting and going through one at a time paying in small change I will stand by and applaude them irrespective of how long I'll have to wait.

In my car I will always pay the toll gates although I have on occasion considered skieting one for the hell of it  :biggrin:

However attached is a pic taken at a toll gate in Zim recently. These toll gates are erected on certain main roads and if these blokes can give the bikes are break (and they need the money more than SA does) then why can't the same apply here??? 
 

Offline Wasp

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 669
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2009, 02:27:06 pm »
If I'm on my bike I usually skiet the toll gates. I refuse to pay!!! If I'm ever stuck behind bikers at a toll gate that are protesting and going through one at a time paying in small change I will stand by and applaude them irrespective of how long I'll have to wait.

In my car I will always pay the toll gates although I have on occasion considered skieting one for the hell of it  :biggrin:

However attached is a pic taken at a toll gate in Zim recently. These toll gates are erected on certain main roads and if these blokes can give the bikes are break (and they need the money more than SA does) then why can't the same apply here??? 


Good one ;)
 

Offline BlueBull2007

  • Caribbean
  • Global Moderator
  • Bachelor Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: AJS (all models)
    Location: Other
  • Posts: 10,376
  • Thanked: 401 times
Re: TOLGATE DISGRACE
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2009, 08:38:38 pm »
No toll fees for bikers in Peru ;D   Come ride here :ricky:
Rally nut. What could possibly go wrong?
Living the Rally Dream - Ride Report
Current bike: KTM 350 EXC   Previous bikes:  2010 WR450F, 2006 KTM450EXC,KTM 450RR, BMW800GS, KTM450EXC, BMW650 GS, BMW650 Dakar, and Honda XR250