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Offline CMA_Andy

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« on: February 22, 2006, 09:10:39 am »
Ok well this was a ride a friend and I did last weekend to the Freedom Road Rally in Stillbaai, we left Cape town at around 13h00 (an hour late as my mate got stuck at work) on Friday and set out for Hermanus, Hermanus --> Stanford. Here we filled the bellies of the ponies and set off. From here we hit dirt and the real ride started. We let some air out of the tyres and were off in no time.
Here is a arty farty pic. Somewhere between Bredarsdorp and nowhere.

On the same road:

We had a short stop at a cafe in the middle of nowhere where we met a guy by the name of Nico who runs this little gem of a shop. This guy handed out free coffee insisting that Bikers who ride these roads do not pay for coffee at my shop. We of course did not argue this as it was real nice coffee and real nice of Nico. Well we got some real rusty directions and set off for Malgas here we missed the turn off and when we saw the ocean decided to consult the map only to find we had missed the poorly sign boarded road that we should be on by +- 20 km?s, not complaining as any excuse to ride more is good in my books, this image is us out in the middle of nowhere and heading back to the road we should be on.

At the pont

this next image is of us crossing the Pont at Malgas

this was a real adventure as I had never been over something like this.

Well as we got to the other side of the Breede River we headed for the coast where, luckily, we found a petrol station still open as we were fast running out of 1 sunlight and 2 petrol, here they were cooking up some real nice smelling chickens, and for two guys that had not eaten anything except a peanut butter and syrup sarmie was too much for us so we quickly hit the road to use as much of the fast fading sunlight. From here our next stop would be Stillbaai and boy was this a test of faith the last 50km or so was in the dark and around every second corner we were dodging buck rabbits and the odd owl who would fly right up at the headlight. This was slow going and very draining riding and I was very glad to get back onto the hard black stuff and roll into Stillbaai at 21h00, Yip we had a great time and sure would do it again this time we must just leave on time?[/img]
 

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006, 11:24:55 am »
Hi Andy - fun stuff! Never been on a ferry with my bike before, I would like to do so soon!

On that note, we have a section for ride reports, I will move this there... Cheers!
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2006, 11:59:34 am »
Hey Andy, nice pics

Tell me, is the road on the other side of the pont where you go up from the river still so corrugated? nearly lost my teeth fillings there last time.

I am up for free coffee anytime, just where is Nico's shop?

I was actually tempted to go to the Freedom Rally, do you have any pics of the rally itself? Never been to one of them and would like to compare on things like atmosphere, "gesindheid" and that type of thing.

Lito, I also never been on the ferry - being the impatient soul I am I prefered to ride back to the N1 and back again on the other side of the river. :roll:
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006, 01:17:30 pm »
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Tell me, is the road on the other side of the pont where you go up from the river still so corrugated? nearly lost my teeth fillings there last time.


It was still quite bad but i am sure the down run would be worse than the up run as that side of the river is quite steep.

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I am up for free coffee anytime, just where is Nico's shop?


If you are coming from Bredarsdorp it is between There and Malgas a place called Ouplaas.

The trek across the Pont was way worth the wait.
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2006, 02:21:08 pm »
Lekker Andy, I agree, the ferry is something special

I did it in December last year with my 15yr old son riding pillion from Cape Town to George and back. Those dirt highways around Bredasdorp are quite nice, but I particularly enjoyed the road running from Malgas to Heidelberg.

Some parts rattle your teeth but hey, it's al part of the fun.

There you go, another red KLR on the ferry:

 

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2006, 07:56:13 pm »
Love  that ferry.
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