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Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« on: June 06, 2010, 08:27:15 pm »
Decided to juggle some things Friday and leave at 2.30am on Friday for a trip to The Natal Freestate area for some Fun riding--

Loaded the 610 TE :mwink:

Just in time to see the sun say goodbye to the night and give birth to a new day in Harrismith--



A early cold start in the Freestate winter that has now set in--




Bezuidenhouts Pass--One of the 4 passes i rode over the week-end.

The Pass is not that bad with only a few sections that needed some careful lines and as for the woops right at the bottom-- :mwink:  AIR -TIME - hehe







Down at the bottom --somewhere near Ladysmith--Natal.




Near the railway tracks to the pass that comes out at van Reenen--





Even got a Smiley along this section from a rock ??? Luckily it was not my Rim ::)



Nearly the end before getting out at van Reenen---a Landmark for those who have ridden this route--



Monkey Butt is something i do not suffer from--Butt to be greeted with this the next morning seems like Frost Butt to me -- ::)



Some more scenery on the way to de Beers Pass--




 
After this i found that de Beers Pass had now been tarred and riding the Twistys was just sooooooooooo mind blowing.

Well dont allways beleive your GPS------ Unless your bike can swim--



 Well had to quickly find a way out to carry on with my ride--



Down to Bergville for something to warm me up and then on to Little Switzerland for Lunch--
The view from the Stoep at Little Swtzerland--- cant wait to get back there when the Drakensbery mountains will be capped with snow in a few weeks time.



The last pass--Retief Pass--was not what i expected --but hey its good to be out there and just riding.




A Monument to the Boer Piet Retief was up there as well as a statue of a Barefoot Voortrekker Girl.




The trouble with riding in such awesome parts of this beautiful Country of ours is --You get taken up with the beauty and absorb it through the air and your eyes--a photo can not ever do it justice--only a reminder for the person who was there to remember such special moments in time --enjoy--









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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 08:36:48 pm »
Great RR... as always M. Nice one  :thumleft:
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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 08:50:44 pm »
Great trip and RR Blazes .....

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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 09:08:58 pm »
Nice One  :thumleft:
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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 09:20:25 pm »
Very Very Nice Blazes,

Those roads are so good for the soul, I grew up there and know those roads so well. Love your pics, brings back such good memories.

Thanks for sharing!!

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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010, 09:31:03 pm »
Awesome man!  :thumleft:

It must have been bloody freezing in Harrismith that time of the morning  :o

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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010, 07:32:25 am »
Fantastic!  Thanks for sharing... :)
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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010, 07:40:47 am »
Nice one Blazes, any problems with fuel range ? I see you are running the stock tank.
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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2010, 07:45:15 am »
Nice one Blazes, any problems with fuel range ? I see you are running the stock tank.
Nearly--just got out at van Reenen and the Garage was there- I usually carry a fuel cell i got from Runner--this time i decided to leave it at home. the stock tank 12.5 litres can do between 230km and 305km depending on your riding style.

Sometimes i need to train my throttle hand and keep back--this was one of them--hehe
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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2010, 07:51:47 am »
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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2010, 07:59:38 am »
Awesome man!  :thumleft:

It must have been bloody freezing in Harrismith that time of the morning  :o

Respect!!

It was--at least minus two inches  when i looked--sorry degrees  ::)
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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2010, 08:04:39 am »
Lekker RR M

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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2010, 08:14:44 am »
Nice report, you did'nt perhaps saved the route on GPS?
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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2010, 09:06:53 am »
Nice one Blazes  :thumleft:
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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2010, 12:33:55 pm »
Thanks for sharing and thank you for reminding us what a beautiful country we live in.
That 'lost tunnel' brings back good memories indeed
Have never done Bezuidenhouts Pass and it's definitely on the "to do" list


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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2010, 02:00:28 pm »
Nice RR
 

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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2010, 02:12:22 pm »
Very nice pics!   :thumleft: The Husky was probably right at home on those roads...

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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2010, 02:46:06 pm »
Great RR... as always M. Nice one  :thumleft:
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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2010, 02:46:37 pm »
Great trip and RR Blazes .....



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Re: Solo--Natal--Freestate--------------
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2010, 02:47:54 pm »
Very Very Nice Blazes,

Those roads are so good for the soul, I grew up there and know those roads so well. Love your pics, brings back such good memories.

Thanks for sharing!!

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