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masehare

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« on: February 21, 2007, 07:54:26 am »
Just4kix (lurker) and I went for a ride in the Wellington area on Sunday to check out some roads he found while working there and partly to check out Droff's road to Hermon.

We started off in Wellington taking the dirt road that runs east of the town towards Hermon. It turned out to be a series of hoop-shaped roads all eventually ending up on the road to Gouda.

Plenty on vineyards:


Mountain towering above us:


We had breakfast at this place between Riebeeckkasteel and Riebeeck-Wes. Worth a visit - good food and good service.


Riebeeck-Wes, the new Greyton. Go buy your property there ASAP, it's going to get expensive:


The dirt road that runs west of the road between Wellington and Gouda. Here we stopped at an airstrip. It's used by cropdusters in the winter to spray wheat.


Lady Loch bridge going back into Wellington:
 

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 08:09:38 am »
Like the pic at the airstrip.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 10:00:50 am »
Very nice :wink:

Also like the pic of the airstrip! nice clouds and bike!
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 04:46:23 pm »
The front wheel on that 650 looks smaller than the OE wheel?

Or am I wrong? :roll:

Kinda looks like a motard wheel. :?

Oulike piccies, thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 07:28:59 pm »
Quote from: "masehare"
We had breakfast at this place between Riebeeckkasteel and Riebeeck-Wes. Worth a visit - good food and good service.


This is at the Allesverloren wine estate  :wink:

Man this report makes me homesick  :?
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 08:20:54 pm »
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The front wheel on that 650 looks smaller than the OE wheel?

Or am I wrong? :roll:

Kinda looks like a motard wheel. :?

Oulike piccies, thanks!


Naaahhh looks pretty OEM to me  :?
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007, 06:57:16 am »
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Quote from: "Kaboef"
The front wheel on that 650 looks smaller than the OE wheel?

Or am I wrong? :roll:

Kinda looks like a motard wheel. :?

Oulike piccies, thanks!


Naaahhh looks pretty OEM to me  :?


Probably the angle of the photo. That's the OEM wheel for the standard 650. The Dakar mos has the bigger rim.
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2007, 03:10:55 pm »
There is a LOT more there, and all good riding. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 11:07:02 pm »
hey! this is where I live... the LadyLoch bridge is right next to the gate of the smallholding I live on...

awesome pics - what camera you using?
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2007, 10:24:59 am »
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hey! this is where I live... the LadyLoch bridge is right next to the gate of the smallholding I live on...

awesome pics - what camera you using?


Nooit! If we had known...

Anyway, the pics were taken on an old-ish Kodak 4330.
 

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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2007, 10:53:14 am »
The gravel roads in the Cape (and Freestate) just seems to look (and be) better than in Gautengeleng.

Nice pics!
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