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My 1st report with KaTieM
« on: May 17, 2007, 02:21:53 pm »
It was the weekend of 20 - 22 April 07.  The destination: Shalom Ministries near Greytown.  The event: Mighty Men Conference - presented by Angus Buchan (from Faith like Potatoes fame).  

The idea: leave Pretoria early on the Friday, venture from the tar outside of Villiers, go past Vrede, Memel, down Normadien Pass, back on tar to Greytown.

I met the rest of the group at 05:00 at the Midrand Ultra City, and departed to meet the others at Heidelberg.  Breakfast was at the Wimpy @ Villiers 1-Stop.  Thus far the trip was uneventful and boring - tar is not fun!!




The 1st section of dirt to Vrede was good hard packed dirt roads, with little to no sandy sections.  From Vrede we took the wrong turn and ended up traveling along a 2-spoor track between the farms - wow!!!  Nice and technical, but not a bike breaker.





Once in Memel we stopped for refreshments & fuel, and then we went down Normadien Pass - a must when you are in the area.  Nice road, some technical sections, steep downhill, but beautiful views!





After Normadien, we headed to Greytown through Tugela Ferry.  Not a recommended route - the locals are not friendly.  After no incidents, we arrived in Greytown where we filled up and rode the last few kms to the farm.

We set up camp, and prepared for the events.



Sunday morning we left via tar towards Ladysmith, onto gravel to Winterton and then back on tar to Clarens for brunch.  At Clarens we split up, and some of us had to ride the stretch of tar between Clarens & Fouriesburg - LEKKER!!!!

In Bethlehem, I rode via dirt towards Vanderbijlpark to meet M and then home.

For my 1st trip with the KTM I was very happy with the bike's performance.

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Re: My 1st report with KaTieM
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 03:57:28 pm »
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Great pic!  :D
 

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 04:01:45 pm »
Suppose I have to say something now.  :D

Sometimes it is lekker to take the wrong turn. Sometimes not.

Hope you enjoy the bike. :wink:
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 04:15:41 pm »
Show more piccies of that red 1150GSA!!!!!!!!!!!! :!:

Man, that looks nice. I wonder what a can of red spraypaint costs? :D
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007, 05:22:47 pm »
Think that is a 1100. :?  :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007, 05:51:16 pm »
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Think that is a 1100. :?  :lol:


Oh no sir, that is the venerable 1150GSA.

Check the beak, the forks, the seat, the panniers, the tank.

 :P  :P
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007, 07:14:23 pm »
I'll take your word on it.  :D

Maybe just strange to see it in any colour other than the grey. :wink:
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2007, 07:29:55 pm »
You should see the limited edition white and blue one. Dis mooier as hardloop-rugby. :D

Hijack off, sorry Fun.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2007, 08:00:54 pm »
Did Fun also go on this trip? :D

Sorry Bla-Perd.

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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2007, 08:08:53 pm »
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Did Fun also go on this trip? :D

Sorry Bla-Perd.

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OI!!!

My bad!

Hijack off Funacide, I mean Perd.

These KTM riders all look the same. :D
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2007, 10:56:23 pm »
I took a solo ride up there, camped all on my own.  Went for a little ride through the plantations around Greytown on Saturday morning - all on my own, those Gauteng okes can SLEEP!   :twisted:

You have to see a sunrise now and again - try it....







Some wild dogs passed through here not too long ago  :?:


I chose my camping spot strategically, next to some well equipped cagers - they looked after me real well!



Interesting carrier....


Found this motley crew - anybody know them??  :twisted:



All packed to go home - good weekend.  Thanks for posting bla, hope to see you guys again soon!  Can you e-mail the track from the trip down please  :?:  :idea:  :arrow:

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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2007, 09:49:49 am »
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Show more piccies of that red 1150GSA!!!!!!!!!!!! :!:

Man, that looks nice. I wonder what a can of red spraypaint costs? :D


You can see you come from a Honda background :D  still red obsessed
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2007, 09:53:39 am »


Makes the bike look like a drinks trolley :twisted:
When in doubt...grab throttle!!!