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Offline ZAR

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Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« on: August 19, 2010, 01:33:36 pm »
My mini Ride Report.........   ;D

So 4 V-Stroms (2 x 650's and 2 x 1000's) left Lichtenburg for the unknown area of Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad from 6-9 August. Me, HennieS, Chris.eb and Deon. If anyone told me there would be any sand I might have, ummm, not go.  :biggrin:  We did 1070km's and about half of that were on dirt and sand........

But as we found out, if you want sand - go to Alma and Vaalwater!  :patch:


Pit(s)  :biggrin: stop Rustenburg.



Rankins Pass


We stayed in chalets on a game farm near Alma. 4 of the best DS bikes.   ;D



This photo was taken after the worst peace of sand road we encountered the whole weekend. We were to busy (and farking tired) to take photos but I wish we have! In places you just drown in the sand!








Chris.eb trying another way of coping with the sand.......   :pot:




A rest on our way to Warmbad after I almost had a headon with a guy on a 800GS. Dude overtook a bakkie on a bend on the gravel!  :o  




Oppad terug....

« Last Edit: January 27, 2011, 09:35:20 am by ZAR »
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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 01:48:28 pm »
Those are beautiful areas to ride.  Did a small (600km in one day) trip in that area not to long ago.  The sand does keep one awake but we did not hit any spots that was to bad.  Doing 100km/h does help.   ;D
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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 01:56:30 pm »
I had a big fear of sand so any sand was an issue for me!

We only had one road, between the police station at Rankins Pass to Vaalwater that was very fine and deep sand!   :ricky:  Then there were the ( sometimes sudden ) patches of deep sand.  :o
« Last Edit: August 19, 2010, 01:58:34 pm by ZAR »
When injustice becomes law, Rebellion becomes duty!

A dubious plan decisively executed is more likely to succeed than a very good plan tentatively executed.

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.  To one without faith, no explanation is possible.               - Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274) -  2013 -  Suzuki DL650 2007; 2012-2013 Suzuki DL1000 2009 Crashed; 2009-2012 Suzuki DL650 2006 Sold; 2009-2012 PGO G-MAX 125cc 2009 Sold; 1990-1990 Suzuki GSX750 1982 Sold; 1988-1991 Suzuki RG50F
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 02:13:13 pm »
Mini nice.
 

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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010, 02:25:21 pm »
Lekker man. Het julle nie na Naboom se rigting ook gaan kyk nie? Daar is moerse lekker paaie.
 

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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 02:40:46 pm »
Nee, sal volgende keer.   :imaposer:

Dis die eerste keer wat ek fotos oplaai so ek is net bly ek het dit reg gekry!!! Sal volgende keer dit bietjie groter probeer maak. Dan sal dit nie meer 'n mini RR wees nie. O.K.   O0

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010, 02:50:22 pm »
Ek probeer uitfigure wat op die borde staan, maar my zoom is nie so lekker nie!
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010, 03:05:36 pm »
Ek probeer om dit groter op te sit...........  ::)
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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 03:10:11 pm »
Stunning riding that routes. :thumleft:

Go do it again in summer when green. 8)
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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 03:51:15 pm »
Ek probeer uitfigure wat op die borde staan, maar my zoom is nie so lekker nie!

Beter?   ;D
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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2010, 03:55:00 pm »
Daa's hy nou :thumleft:

Is dit die Molatedi(sp) dam?
 

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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2010, 05:19:50 pm »
Alma - Sand?  :o
 

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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2010, 05:55:04 pm »
Jaa.......
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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 05:57:27 pm »
Daa's hy nou :thumleft:

Is dit die Molatedi(sp) dam?
Dit is die Warmbad dam of Bela-Bela dam. Molatedi is hier bo naby aan die Botswana grens, in die Madikwe gebied.
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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2010, 05:58:12 pm »
Lekker!!!  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2010, 06:32:15 pm »
looks like you had a great time - mmmm learn to concor sand on the next weekend ride  :)
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2010, 06:37:25 am »
Lekker rit, ZAR.  Ja ek sę ook kom weer in die somer, baie groener en bietjie meer nat.  Die sand is maar eie aan die Waterberg omgewing en ek ry daai paaie gereeld.  Maar dis die sweet en effort werd, nę!  Ek stem saam en kan elke keer my gat skop omdat mens nie moeite doen om te stop en fotos te neem nie.  Wanneer jy terugdink dan onthou mens die een of 5 plekke waar jy graag moes fotos neem, maar was te haastig of wat ook al.  Dan's dit te laat.  Dink, stop, neem fotos.  Groete
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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2010, 11:43:07 am »
Dit was een moerse naaweek en sien uit na die volgende een dankie vir die donkiekar een ma ek was bank hy het nie brieke nie . My vstorm ken ek beter toe hou ek ma by daaqi twee wiel .
 

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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2010, 11:51:34 am »
Nice.
Ja, those roads in the north can turn nasty sandy at this time of the year!
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Re: Thabazimbi, Alma, Vaalwater and Warmbad.
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2010, 01:01:55 pm »
One of my Favourite spots to ride Solo--

Love the Bush out there and all the game you see along the road. Great spot to go with a few friends as well  :thumleft:
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