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Along your route there are little labels with pic. numbers - how do you do that?
On long trips, I sometimes forget where I took a certain pic.

Can you post the route of your forest exploration - I thought I knew the area, but have no idea where that is.

Nice meeting you too ;D

The labels: My Oregon 550 has a built in camera which does this for you (geotagging), however in this case I used my regular camera and simply marked the spot with the GPS every time I took a picture. I synchronised the camera to the GPS clock so it was easy to check which photo was taken where, thereafter I just renamed the waypoints in mapsource for a little more clarity.

As for the track of the forest. I will e-mail it to you. I prefer not to publish it on the forum since it was an illegal activity
 

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A LS original RR. :thumleft:

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LS...............Your ride report makes some of the roads look a lot better than when I travelled through there.
Thanks it was really an entertaining read.
 

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Nice RR!

I recognize most of the pictures.

This used to be a perfect gravel road:



It is destroyed after every flood and they eventually just stopped repairing it (Botlierskop prefers it that way as it stops people from using the road and viewing the game for free ;))

That road is a real challenge after a flood believe you me! Looky here.

 

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Along your route there are little labels with pic. numbers - how do you do that?
On long trips, I sometimes forget where I took a certain pic.

Can you post the route of your forest exploration - I thought I knew the area, but have no idea where that is.

Nice meeting you too ;D

The labels: My Oregon 550 has a built in camera which does this for you (geotagging), however in this case I used my regular camera and simply marked the spot with the GPS every time I took a picture. I synchronised the camera to the GPS clock so it was easy to check which photo was taken where, thereafter I just renamed the waypoints in mapsource for a little more clarity.

As for the track of the forest. I will e-mail it to you. I prefer not to publish it on the forum since it was an illegal activity

Thanks for the camera info LS.
Sorry about the route -  didn't mean to incriminate you!
There is nothing you can do about the past and you can't predict the future...all you have is the now...live it to the fullest.

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Sharing singular soul with the masses :deal:

Thoroughly enjoyed tx :thumleft:

Awesome roads :ricky:
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(Botlierskop prefers it that way as it stops people from using the road and viewing the game for free ;))
I suspected so
I got the distinct impression that they didn't really want people there, even though I didn't actually talk to anyone. It must annoy them that they can't close this public road and make people pay to use it >:D
 

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(Botlierskop prefers it that way as it stops people from using the road and viewing the game for free ;))
I suspected so
I got the distinct impression that they didn't really want people there, even though I didn't actually talk to anyone. It must annoy them that they can't close this public road and make people pay to use it >:D

Yup.

They sometimes put up temporary "Road closed - Flood damage" sign. We ignore it and it seems someone made them take it away.

Their elephants sometimes roam free around there and once a guy from George came around the corner and found the cow and small calf in the road. He killed the engine, got off, turned the bike around and as he started it the cow stormed. He could not get away in time. The elephant trashed the bike while jumped over the fence into the camp.

The gate was open (obviously) and the cow went round, with him jumping to this side again. This went on for 15 minutes before the handler came to help him. :o

We happened on the same elephants a week later. We stopped and took pictures, blissfully unaware of what happened a week before.

 

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The best read of the week LS. Thank you
 

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Awesome.
Great pics. Great report.
Loved the song....

I'd like to use parts of this route as a return journey from Baviaans in Sept.
I may bug you for details.
 

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Thanks LS, nice RR. I'm going to have to find a way to immigrate to the Cape soon :thumleft:
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Magnificent solo, thanks.
 

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Great RR I cannot believe some of the beautiful places we have here in this country so many places I have yet to explore, maar ek sal nog daar by uitkom “eendag” Beplan enige iemand dalk ‘n trip in die Karoo hierdie lente? 
 

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Lekker report LS :thumleft:

Now I know what you do when you sit quietly smoking a lucky and staring into the distance..
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Awesome, LS  :thumleft:

Thanks for this: great RR and some truly great pics.
 

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Very nice RR ! You have a very poetic writing style , I like !  :thumleft:

 THE CHALLENGE MAY NOT BE EASY , BUT IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
SO MANY PLACES, SO LITTLE TIME !

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Brilliant RR.  Time to plan a solo!!
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Ag jinne LS, now you've given me a nice warm feeling inside, by taking me back to my kinderdae.  When we travelled all those (and many other) stofpaaie in my dad's Humber Super Snipe.  Usually on our way to some out-of-the-way fishing spot. The days when the road between Worcester and Du Toit's Kloof (past Rawsonville and Goudini) was still a single lane tar strip - in the unlikely case of meeting another car both would pull to the side with one wheel on the gravel and the other on the tar. That single, straight piece of tar was also a place for the manne to see how fast their cars could go.  I dimly remember a Dodge with houtspeekwiele that could make 100mph. (Thinking back, I suspect a few bottles of KWV 5 jaar might have been involved for anyone to believe that story!)
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Nice and complete Cyril . :thumleft:  Maybe next time we can have that drink . You really took some of the most amazing routes to get there and back . O yes , next time we want to hear that song aswell.
 

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Cyril baie dankie vir die facebook profile pic op jo bike! :thumleft:
Moes grootword, bike moes gaan
Moes in George werk soek want ek wil nie trek
Moes bike verkoop ding lek te veel olie