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Offline popipants

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« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2007, 05:32:12 pm »
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Great Report!!!!!
How far(km) did you go in total?


just about 6k, must admit, i don't keep tally of this or petrol consumption. it distracts me too much :wink:

plottes, i passed you guys about 20k's from notts (you were on the way to himeville), about 5k's on the gravel, just before a bridge. the guy in front on the 950 waved, the 2nd 950 rider (you, i suppose) was looking at something on the bike, the 640 rider was standing and nodded and the guy on the ta looked like he was hiding behind the fairing :D

bmad, no probs, there was not a pub close by in any case. at least we had a very quick chat :wink:


Dammm.... Next time take me along
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« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2007, 05:52:36 pm »
unbelievable

 

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« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2007, 05:55:57 pm »
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Do you feel that travelling alone is better than travelling with company?


no problem with either, there is a time and a place for both. but i am mostly a loner i guess, even when doing a tour in a group i tend to break away to the back and savour the surroundings - the main reason i ride a ds/p bike :wink:
 

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« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2007, 06:03:16 pm »
Well done Wino!

You have my admiration and respect for doing that solo. 8)

I assume timing of the trip was now or veeerryy later! :D  :wink:
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« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2007, 08:06:59 pm »
Awesome.  you da man
 

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« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2007, 08:11:58 pm »
Wino, amazingly I cannot remember the encounter - but yes I was navigating and often looked down at the GPS. I like stats on the other hand and am constantly working out averages, fuel consumption, distances etc...

Your trip and report has been on my mind the whole day and once again I want to thank you - I dunno what it is? - but the solitude that permeates into & through your photo's is just amazing.

My wife left with the family from Clarens yesterday and like all cage drivers, hopped onto the nearest freeway (N3) and belted for home in horrendous traffic.
We on the other hand went via Golden gate, Harrismith, Verkykerskop, Memel, Standerton and home - There were times that we never saw a vehicle for 30 to 40 minutes

Thats what riding does to you. It takes off the highway and onto the road less travelled

So CHEERS !!!! - A great inspiration
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« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2007, 11:31:53 pm »
Awesome stuff Wino, what an inspirational report, I saw your report this morning, but when I started reading I wanted to leave it till tonight when I had time to relax and read it. Well it was definitely worth the wait.

All I can say is thanks for putting in the effort to share your experience with us and for motivating more of us to enjoy our WONDERFUL COUNTRY.

PS: I had the pleasure of enjoy some of the pics on the cell-phone during the trip. Simply awesome stuff.

Thanks again!!!!
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« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2007, 09:52:01 am »
What a excellent report I am seriously jealous of the trip beautiful photographs as well .Thank .. :lol:
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« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2007, 12:53:45 pm »
Well done mate - setting new benchmarks for rr!!!

I like the uniquely different solitary perspective.  

Cheers
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Ps: Only a few in the solitary gang: wino, LS, MH, Zonkel - forgive me if I left someone out - the Bachelor Wilddogs :D  - I do prefer a small group - don't wanna spend to much time with myself :D
 

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« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2007, 02:05:05 pm »
Well done Wino :!:  What a report and what a ride :!:  Yes, to have the means and the time to do something like this are things many people can only dream about. We surely must count our blessings :!:  Thank you for your thought provoking perspective 8)
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« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2007, 05:32:23 pm »
Wino

It took me some time to read and digest this wonderful report and trying to say something about it that's worth it. I really can't except that it's awesome. You describe that whole groove that one gets into when travelling on your own, so very well. Respect.
 

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« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2007, 05:42:08 pm »
Saw this picture and miss home so much nearly in tears now :( Great stuff and pics dude  8)



This has brought back so many fond memories of time on the SA roads I have done in the past.....thanks
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« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2007, 12:08:56 am »
Awesome and inspiring, thanks! So many beautiful places to see, right on our doorsteps.
 

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« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2007, 08:20:43 am »
Ek is sprakeloos, Wino. Eendag as ek groot is...
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« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2007, 10:08:39 am »
10 uit 10, wonderfull stuff ! Truly an awesome trip.
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« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2007, 05:57:24 am »
Absolutely amazing pictures.  What a beautiful place.  Thanks for sharing.

I must visit there some day.
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