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« on: March 04, 2006, 10:32:12 pm »
A spot of luck, the Mrs discovered she had some shopping to do leaving me some spare time for a ride!
Totally unplanned I followed the front wheel and before I knew it I was Passing Phesantekraal. I turned left at the gravel road to Braahms with a Brahms concerto in my head and followed the road to the crossroads I had stopped at on an earlier ride. Itching to find out where the other road led I carried straight on only to find that it ends by the front stoep of a farmhouse that has a lovely dam beside it.




Back to the crossroad and right past Mellish and onto the Durbanville / Malmesbury road. By the Slent road I stopped to look at the motionless windmills. Strange now that we have a power crisis, Escom does not make use of these to boost the power a bit?





I paid attention to the bit of road where I had previously almost lost things with a WOBBLE and noted that the road surface was indeed especially bad there with holes and corrugations.
When I reached the tarred road again I continued past the tronk and stopped for a bit of peace and quiet just before the far point where we as a group, had ridden last.



Then I pressed on to the junction with the Wellington / Malmesbury road. Right toward Wellington then left at the Lady Loch road and left again at the Haaskraal gravel road.


I stopped along the way to watch an important rugby game -The katte vs the voel~s I believe.



After a bit I continued till a group of shady trees where again it was very peaceful. The only sound to be heard was the ticking of the cooling of the exhaust. Fantastic place, so wonderfully tranquil.



Further along I encountered the Malmesbury / Ceres road. I had apparently just come from Porselainberg.



I headed to Malmesbury and stopped at Riebeek Kasteel, my mind full of plans for a treasure hunt.
From there to Malmesbury and I selected the Kalbaskraal road, thinking of the KKK plan announced by KiLeRsa on the Bull etin bored. This road, although tarred would be a good test for a KLR with beefed up suspension.
I just made it back home along the N7 with 2 liters of fuel to spare.
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2006, 10:57:18 pm »
See guys there is something positive that can come from your wife going shopping!!!

Nice report.....
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006, 12:00:17 pm »
Excellent ride! Makes me really sad we have snow here right now :(


Mmmmmm.... More and more i want to visit ZA - just put around 180kph into clock and shoot that road - i LOVE gravel with ma big GS! :thumbleft:

U have any police measuring speeds on these roads?
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2006, 12:24:19 pm »
Nice one boet...

It is bloody cold here right now, but I do miss those random rides, and I do like the roadsigns.... makes me miss it even more.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2006, 08:24:15 pm »
Kewl pics dude, at least your alpie don't stand still which is the important part :D
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2006, 09:03:59 pm »
Nice report, looks like the Transalp and rider were in their element.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2006, 09:41:19 pm »
true true..
i think old droffie was the only one out this weekend.

my ride was as far as killarney this morning - all 1.5 km away  :oops:  :oops:
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2006, 10:25:07 pm »
Quote from: "tsiklonaut"
U have any police measuring speeds on these roads?


 :lol: What's that? on these roads? Police? :lol:
Here you can go as fast as you like on these roads and only you will know about it :wink:
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2006, 08:11:10 am »
good stuff droff! :wink:
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2006, 11:16:30 am »
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Lekker ride Droffarc, seem's you're the only one in the Cape going on rides.  :lol:


Nah, even if it was only a short shakedown cruise, I passed on the same roads Sunday afternoon. Here's the pic to prove it. Tilting at windmills, eh, Rocinante?

 

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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2006, 11:25:38 am »
Sotkop you need to change your sig, it's not bone stock anymore you have a boere GPS !
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2006, 12:51:19 pm »
Ah so! Sotkop, it was your spore that I saw by the fence! I looked at the spore and thought "Ah, someone has been here recently" and left his little stoeltjie in the shade - probably not your stoeltjie though. :)
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2006, 12:52:49 pm »
Of course not, anyone bright enough to have the boere GPS, has a spade handy for a bos kak.
 

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2006, 02:11:11 pm »
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Of course not, anyone bright enough to have the boere GPS, has a spade handy for a bos kak.


 :oops:
Nay, man not that kind of stooltjie!

Someone left a tattered threeleggedlowbarsstoel in the shade of the thatched shademaking device.
If afrikaans can have long words english can too!
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2006, 02:12:28 pm »
Quote from: "droffarc"
A spot of luck, the Mrs discovered she had some shopping to do leaving me some spare time for a ride!


Droff. That's my "mission" the whole time. Looking for excuses for my wife to go shopping or something in order for me to get on the bike!

Nice stuff! DS makes for so much more opportunities should you have a unexpected hour or two to kill.
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2006, 03:52:18 pm »
Quote from: "droffarc"
Quote from: "shark_za"
Of course not, anyone bright enough to have the boere GPS, has a spade handy for a bos kak.


 :oops:
Nay, man not that kind of stooltjie!

Someone left a tattered threeleggedlowbarsstoel in the shade


Oi, that was funny! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Only caught on now. Sorry, neither belonged to me. Not die stooltjie or die stoeltjie. Have home with running water, sometimes electricity and a plastic table and chair garden set.