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Memories are made of this...
« on: July 03, 2007, 10:22:38 pm »
Looking back at the rides I have done and selecting one pic that represents that ride.... here goes

The TA is one day old and me and the wifey went for a long ride over Franschoek to Villiersdorp and on to Worccester via Over-hex. It was lunchtime and verrry hot - she was also not charmed. This pic was taken alongside the road between Worcester and De Doorns.
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007, 10:27:44 pm »
Ta is a week old and my first brief off road bit - the dam outside Stellenbosh on the old Hellshoogte pass.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 10:32:16 pm »
A day trip out to Gansbaai
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007, 10:37:51 pm »
A quick Sunday morning ride out over Du Toitskloof, Slangrivier and back via Bainskloof.
A tranquil spot at the low water bridge - a favourite spot of mine. At that stage the road was still untarred.
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007, 10:41:38 pm »
Obligatory ride around the peninsula, here with Cape Point in the background
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007, 10:46:47 pm »
Middelberg pass just before Citrusdal
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2007, 10:50:36 pm »
The road between Greyton and Caledon. My topbox had just broken off.
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2007, 10:55:41 pm »
Xmas time and to get away from my beloved mother in law who had come for a stay, I elected to go camping in Simonstown. I just remember that it was vvvvvvvverrry windyyyy.
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2007, 11:01:46 pm »
24 December 2004. They had had washaways in Montagu - and of course I had to go for a look.
This taken on the Rooihoogte, just next to the tower.
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2007, 11:13:32 pm »
And a bit further the road was awash with mud and I came to a skidding halt, on the right side in the mud with a broken collarbone - clavicle thingy. With wich I cut my sightseeing trip short and made off home from Montagu with this broken right side clavicle, a huge dent in my ego and some damage to my TA.
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2007, 03:54:04 am »
Cool stuff, I'll keep the camping idea in mind for next time "mother" decides to visit ;D
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2007, 08:35:42 am »
Lovelly!

Middelberg pass just before Citrusdal

This was on the hairpin where a few vehicles have gone straight on? I travelled that pass earlier in the year, luckily I don't have too many fillings, it is quite corrugated in places. Lovelly view though.
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2007, 11:00:19 am »
A quick Sunday morning ride out over Du Toitskloof, Slangrivier and back via Bainskloof.
A tranquil spot at the low water bridge - a favourite spot of mine. At that stage the road was still untarred.


Droff really like this pic, can see why it's a favourite.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2007, 11:02:29 am »
Thanks Droff. Like posts like these.

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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2007, 02:12:23 pm »
Bainskloof pass
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2007, 02:13:18 pm »
Bit of a soggy trip to Yzerfontein
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Re: Memories are made of this...
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2007, 02:14:50 pm »
Taken during the Buffalo rally 2005.
See the luggage sticks it's tongue out as if to say...
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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2007, 02:16:05 pm »
Around Grabouw and highland
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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2007, 02:17:07 pm »
practicing my map skills
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2007, 02:18:09 pm »
Soggy day at sea point
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