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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #140 on: October 05, 2010, 10:15:41 am »
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Was the ban Erika or CapeNature's decision?
And somewhat off topic, but are motorcycles allowed in, for example, the West Coast National Park? Or De Hoop?
 

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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #141 on: October 05, 2010, 10:49:07 am »
While riding through there i only noticed one old bird who's face turned sour...although prune-like already....seeing us puttering past on the bikes. ALL OTHER cottage renters, hikers, cyclists campers & visitors waved & said hi :thumleft:
Well your zipper was probably open the whole time!!
I was sitting at the time... :biggrin:
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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #142 on: October 05, 2010, 11:15:58 am »
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Was the ban Erika or CapeNature's decision?
And somewhat off topic, but are motorcycles allowed in, for example, the West Coast National Park? Or De Hoop?

Motorcycles are allowed on the main roads in De Hoop, not allowed on the tracks reserved for hikers and mountain bikers.
 

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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #143 on: October 05, 2010, 11:42:06 am »
I've been into West Coast National park on a bike; albe it a few years ago.
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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #144 on: December 02, 2010, 10:32:24 pm »
Just more proof that a Acrapovic on full song does not sound nice to everyone. Damn the birthday of the big and fast "D/S' bikes.
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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #145 on: December 02, 2010, 10:47:55 pm »
the "no bikes" in DIE HEL is a load of crap

there is a piece of cape nature then its privately owned then its cape nature again

maybe one day when the privately owned part gets sold to cape nature they might be able to enforce it

i also believe the sign is up there to prevent quad bikes and mx bikes from tearing up the place

if you cruise in pitch your tent etc there is no problem

did DIE HEL twice this year - once with the bike and once with the bakkie

doing again early next year with my dad (XL600) and my brother (KLR650) cant wait  :ricky:
 

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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #146 on: December 03, 2010, 06:40:16 pm »
Well Bob, that is good news. A very special place.
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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #147 on: December 03, 2010, 07:12:13 pm »

the "no bikes" in DIE HEL is a load of crap


Way back when his thread started it wasn't. And there are still signs allover stating that you need a (free) license.

Quads and MX bikes certainly are not allowed and if bikes are spotted misbehaving they will probably be removed because they don't have a permit.

The permit thing is not actively enforced on licensed bikes at this stage. Now let us DS riders just make sure we don't misbehave and really F*** it up for all.
 

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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #148 on: December 03, 2010, 07:27:43 pm »

the "no bikes" in DIE HEL is a load of crap


The permit thing is not actively enforced on licensed bikes at this stage. Now let us DS riders just make sure we don't misbehave and really F*** it up for all.

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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #149 on: December 03, 2010, 09:49:14 pm »
You are so right TR
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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #150 on: December 03, 2010, 10:10:07 pm »
On my 2011 'to do' list!! Lets keep our DS Biking name clean!! Read many RR's and can't wait to do a few passes down in WP, seems like DS Heaven!!
 

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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #151 on: December 03, 2010, 10:43:46 pm »
The road in is as such that one can get your jollies off if need be but once in the reserve area take it easy. Even on the road in be considerate to other travellers :thumleft:
See ....i also do good deeds... ;)

It's a lekker place for a bash.. :thumleft:
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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #152 on: December 17, 2010, 09:32:53 pm »
I like the sound of a bike with an aftermarket pipe on it  ;D  ;D  ;D I do!! I do!! But I'm a motorcyclist!! My bikes all have their original silencers, even my XT500, so I ride in lots of places without pissing people off, half the time people don't even know I'm there. I have sweet talked my way into lots of places where I should not have been allowed because of my quiet bike.......... A smile and a quiet bike is no irritation to anyone. The guys without manners and loud pipes who wheelie and cause a disturbance have closed lots of riding areas for us. Talk to any of the American Dual Sport riders, they are two decades ahead of us on this one. They got their asses banned off so much land before they saw the light, it is happening to us too. Time for some maturity and consideration.............

I was at the Hell recently, the people there were really nice, and it was a long weekend  ;D
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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #153 on: December 17, 2010, 10:11:13 pm »
my pipes are subtle and silent...we like....we girly girl....

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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #154 on: December 18, 2010, 07:37:27 am »
Why are 'loud' pipes automatically associated with wheeling & offside behaviour in reserves & sensitive places... ???
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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #155 on: December 18, 2010, 09:02:36 am »
Why are 'loud' pipes automatically associated with wheeling & offside behaviour in reserves & sensitive places... ???

Simple logic, really.

Why do people 'like' loud pipes?

Because it sounds 'lekker'. It also follows that people with loud pipes are prone to lots of throttle blipping - this is undisputed fact.

Blippers are also more, erm, prone to 'enjoying themselves'. This, by definition, means spinning, wheelying, revving, etc.

I have yet to see someone with an aftermarket pipe that doesn't give it extra horns. Otherwise, why bother spending so much money?
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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #156 on: December 18, 2010, 10:09:15 am »
my pipes are subtle and silent...we like....we girly girl....

silent can also have positive connotations.  think - "silent assasin"  8)
 

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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #157 on: December 18, 2010, 10:10:51 am »
Why are 'loud' pipes automatically associated with wheeling & offside behaviour in reserves & sensitive places... ???


with loud pipes it's all about "ME".  real 'I surgeons'   ;)
 

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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #158 on: December 18, 2010, 11:06:56 am »
Where should we split this tread... it is so off topic... :mwink:
 

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Re: The Hell - no bikes allowed...
« Reply #159 on: December 18, 2010, 11:08:43 am »
Why are 'loud' pipes automatically associated with wheeling & offside behaviour in reserves & sensitive places... ???

Simple logic, really.

Why do people 'like' loud pipes?

Because it sounds 'lekker'. It also follows that people with loud pipes are prone to lots of throttle blipping - this is undisputed fact.

Blippers are also more, erm, prone to 'enjoying themselves'. This, by definition, means spinning, wheelying, revving, etc.

I have yet to see someone with an aftermarket pipe that doesn't give it extra horns. Otherwise, why bother spending so much money?
Yes i agree but i can control myself in sensitive areas as well...when ridden at the correct gear & rpm its like any other bike...well almost!

Why are 'loud' pipes automatically associated with wheeling & offside behaviour in reserves & sensitive places... ???


with loud pipes it's all about "ME".  real 'I surgeons'   ;)

Actually its all about YOU....I like that trucks, busses (muffled bikes doing 40 in the left lane) & other vehicles are more aware of the sonorous beat of a big twin.. ;D
Here comes an asshole on a lekker sounding bike... >:D :imaposer:

Each to their own but most bikes with std zorsts sound kak. The detractors often make this aurgument because they don't want to lay out the bucks as well & come up with a myriad of excuses... ;)
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