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Offline Aprilian

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007, you inspired me to post this RR even though I'm still recovering.

We decided to do The Old Post Route from Tanqua side on a blistering hot Sunday 2 or 3 weeks ago. Of course we slept in a little and had a super breakfast and eventually left from Anton's Tanqua farm at ~ 11h00, in other words the midday trip from hell!

Leaving from Tanqua


Some hectic ditches awaiting the unwary

Then on to Kobus se Gat and the first river crossing..

At this stage I nearly gave up after a few bike pickups- Rallye 2 kinda hot in this type of situation!

But not to worry- only a teeny river bed to climb out..

Then another river xsing

...followed by another river bank...

And then the Karretjies Pass- going up (whereas 007 came down this pass)

I'm the spot at the top of the pic

Then the ride on the plateau- Nico makes it look easy but consists of sandy jeep track alternating with pebbly jeep track and bushes impinging on your chosen route leading to several sojourns over middel mannetjie- sometimes with spectacular and exhausting results...

The Right Bike For The Job!!

At this stage I'd run out of water and the others were on their last sips- now hot & THIRSTYYY and starting to panic after doing 55km in 3 hours.

But then- a site to good to be true- shade and water

in the form of the Bakkes farm. Man, water never tasted this good!! And shade- what great hospitality from Mr & Mrs Bakkes.

After the farm the road is used more and the ridng is much easier and scenic into the Biedouw- stunning.

And straight on to aircon and ice cold German fizzy drinks at the local

Spirits restored

All in all- a day to remember with take home messages- when in the Karoo, travel early in the morning and take plenty of water!!

« Last Edit: April 12, 2010, 09:49:04 pm by Aprilian »
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Re: Cederberg quickie too - the lite version
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 09:47:25 pm »
Lekker manne!!!   :thumleft:  Thanks vir die foties.

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Re: Cederberg quickie too - the lite version (Apologies to Doubleoseven)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 05:19:46 am »
That's a hectic ride in that heat!

Lekker report - thanks.