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Offline mr green

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280km of dirt around Swellendam
« on: September 06, 2010, 10:55:05 am »
There is nothing beter than a perfect Saturday morning 2 bikes and terain from fast gravel to tecnical. Swellendam area is looking amazing with all the Canole in full bloom and green lands every where. We rode from Overberg to Klein karoo. Attcahed are some pics.
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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 10:58:23 am »
some more
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 11:01:34 am »
some BMW rider popped in.
Saw a rider wipe out on Tradouws pass (road bike) not wearimg any protection, please  riders rather sweat than bleed.
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 06:39:21 pm »
Saw you guys parked in Barrydale.  :thumleft:
Ek val graag!!!
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 06:50:46 pm »
Love to do that ride.
Can you post the route please.
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 05:36:57 am »
Hey Greenie,

Whats the story behind your 640 rallye? Looks awesome  :thumleft:
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2010, 08:03:56 am »
this ride is +/- 3-4 hours depending if you wanna finish or take in the views.
we rode from The malgas/Infanta turnoff of the N2. 65KM you get toMalgas, go over the pont go towards Buffeljags. then turn right on N2 and go to Suurbrak (a bit of tarr)  then drive throough zuurbrak past grootvadersbos and youl hit gravel (amazing riding there between farmers land (remeber to slow down where there is Farm houses) then +/- 70km from buffeljags you'll get a sign Gysmanhoek pass turn left and enyou you'll end up 10km from ronnie sex shop. after taht depending on time to world your oyster in the klein karoo.
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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2010, 08:08:19 am »
that blue machine is a 690 Rally made for dakar mmmmm
yes, it is a peace off artwork, i wasn't riding it but the suspension is in a world of it's own.
both of us were there to enjoy our ride so never went over 120km but that 690 when it opens up the world knows about it. we kept our distances to avoid dust, straingly enough due to me knowing area the Orange monster was leading.
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2010, 08:50:02 am »
Did you guys come through Heidelberg on Saturday or did you go around?  Saw 2 KTM's go past the church.  Myself and a friend did Attakwaskloof that same day! Was awesome! :ricky:
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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2010, 11:11:44 am »
yes did pass through
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010, 05:05:40 pm »
that blue machine is a 690 Rally made for dakar mmmmm
yes, it is a peace off artwork, i wasn't riding it but the suspension is in a world of it's own.
both of us were there to enjoy our ride so never went over 120km but that 690 when it opens up the world knows about it. we kept our distances to avoid dust, straingly enough due to me knowing area the Orange monster was leading.

It's a beaut! Who's is it and who was the rider? tell all  :o
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2010, 08:04:03 am »
Hey J Dog thought i should make your day .......
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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2010, 08:32:27 am »
Artman, spill the beans bru! Where does it come from? How did you manage to lay your hands on it? How much? Handling? Performance? Does all the roadbook and stiff work, etc, etc, etc!?
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2010, 08:36:35 am »
Hey J Dog thought i should make your day .......


shit that bikes HOT :drif:
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2010, 10:12:49 am »
Hey J Dog thought i should make your day .......


shit that bikes HOT :drif:

+1

FFS, that is one mean looking bike :drif:
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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2010, 11:16:35 am »
Hey J Dog thought i should make your day .......


shit that bikes HOT :drif:

+1

FFS, that is one mean looking bike :drif:

+ 1000000000000
you're killing me!!!!  :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:
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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2010, 01:32:22 pm »
all that bike needs is dirt. rum does slow it down a little haha
ride soon art
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2010, 02:21:46 pm »
to all thanks for the interest.... but no details  >:D but here is a real blow your socks off pic enjoy
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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2010, 03:32:48 pm »
awee, where is the milk stout
 

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Re: 280km of dirt around Swellendam
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2010, 08:17:26 pm »
Hey J Dog thought i should make your day .......


shit that bikes HOT :drif:

+1

Rokie jou verraaier
FFS, that is one mean looking bike :drif:

+ 1000000000000
you're killing me!!!!  :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: