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Offline Gat Slag

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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure!
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2010, 11:10:12 am »
Lekker!!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure!
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2010, 12:41:10 pm »
That little beemer really impresses me. Like the Vstrom very underated as an ADV bike IMHO  :thumleft:
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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure!
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2010, 12:43:51 pm »
That little beemer really impresses me. Like the Vstrom very underated as an ADV bike IMHO  :thumleft:

Could not agree with you more!  :thumleft:

Will try and post Day 4 tonight.  :ricky:
 

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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure!
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2010, 08:17:31 am »
Day 4.

Day 4 covered a total of 455km. We left early from Elliot and travelled via Otto Du Plessis and Joubertspass to Lady Grey and then on to Bloem via the N6.



Again, this was a perfect day for riding. We also had no issues with the bikes so life was filled with biking bliss!











Playing around in the water...









At the summit.







And then we were off again.









My trusty el cheapo Nuvi that led us all the way.



Leaving the pass.



Doing the Kraai Rivier pass.



And turning off for Jouberstpass.







Again some cattle, but this time round they were on the other side of the fence.











And again, the summit.





It would seem that they underestimated the power of the wind...



We filled up in Lady Grey and took tar from there on homewards.
We stopped at Aliwal for some steers.



And hit the road again.



And so we arrived home after one fun filled weekend!



Looking back, and past the issues we had, I would def try and make a trip to Tiffendell and Tenahead in the not so distant future, as those trails would be awesome to do in better weather. I was more and more impressed with the little beemer every day, but once I put my leg over the 950, I knew why I chose her!
 

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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2010, 08:22:14 am »
Great RR Zags! :thumleft:
 

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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2010, 11:11:40 am »
Great ride report Zagser :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Some true adventure riding!
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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2010, 11:20:15 am »
Nice Guys

Looks like you had a great ride.

That is a stunning area you passed through.
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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2010, 01:53:12 pm »
Fantastic photo's and a nice report. Thanks guys. :D
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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2010, 04:22:17 pm »
Thanks guys!  :ricky:

The places that can be seen within the confinements of the ZA borders are just mind boggeling!
We all are indeed lucky to have this as our playground.  :thumleft:  8)
 

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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2010, 05:17:53 pm »
Nice one  :thumleft: Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2010, 07:37:51 pm »
Very Nice - Thnaks for sharing
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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2010, 07:56:35 pm »
Awesome , thanks for sharing , you are tougher than me in that ice , looked waaaaaayyy cold
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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2010, 09:24:34 pm »
It looks like you had a lot of fun and enjoyed some great places. Thanks for  the RR.
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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2010, 11:11:04 pm »
Funtastic trip in a beautiful part of the country. You guys chose the best routes.
 

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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2010, 08:25:07 am »
Briliant  :thumleft:

Like I said before that little Beemer is truly impressive. Looks really good when kitted out aswell  :thumleft:

Great RR
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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #55 on: October 27, 2010, 09:29:41 am »
Great RR guys, super pics as well.  Can see u had fun playing on yer bikes, EC is a stunning part of our country.

Enjoyed reading this :thumleft:
 

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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2010, 11:37:12 am »
Mooi gedoen, Anton!
Uitstekende foto's!
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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2010, 11:49:26 am »
lekker rr
well done
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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2010, 12:29:42 pm »
Thanks for all the compliments!

Already starting to plan the next one...  :mwink:  :ricky:

Belive it or not, that little beemer was my first real bike, and also the bike that got me into DS/Adventure riding. So although it does have its limitations, I will always have a soft spot for it.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A true Eastern Cape adventure! (Completed)
« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2010, 09:38:27 pm »
Thanks for the use of the F658

What a great weekend. Well Saturday afternoon I felt slightly different about it, but Sunday it was all good again.

I am really impressed with the beemer. At times I thought how the hell do you want me to get up there, but yet it completed the whole weekend without major issues.