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After waiting at the One Stop until 07h50 , and no show , I suited up and left at 07h55.
I got to Baineskloof and snt an sms to Antonw , so he would  know I went on alone.

Just past Ceres , I stopped and did the same again .

I stopped at trokkies farm for a quick visit and while I was there , getting  a call from AntonW to say that he and Eish were in Ceres trying to catch up.

Now all together we off to the R355 and the RH to Sutherland , and did I mention , it was flipping hot ?

The  going was good and the karoo was just as pretty , even without the purple flowers that were there the last time I did this route.
The veld was yellow and beige and the horizon was brightened up with blue shimmering mountains.

We stopped at Patatsvlei and sat in the shade for a pit stop and some liquid replacement.

Eish ! here comes that KLR again !


After a quick briefing of how the next 2 spoor/road condition was , we hit the road again.
that part of the route is like riding through a nature reserve , winding and small dried out wash a ways , easy but interesting.
We used our normal gate opening system , The front rider opens the gate and stays there to close it.

Luckely there is only some 4 gates.

And then with a blink of the eye , we were in Touwesriver drinking cold monsters.

We ran a good pace , regrouping every now and then.
We caught up with the holiday makers on their way home in Ashton , then through Robertson to the Rooiberg Kelders , RH turn their and down the road 8km to SAGGY STONE for lunch and some home brewed Beer from their own Brewery.

The owners , EX Zim and bikers too , food is well priced and beer is very good.
They always give you 3 samples each in small gasses to see which you prefer.

http://www.saggystone.co.za/

As it was after 4 , we just slabbed it home.
Thanks to Paul and Anton for coming with me and still one of my favourite routes even if it is a 5550km round trip !
« Last Edit: January 08, 2012, 10:20:19 pm by Andy660 »
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Ai , sorry I missed it, if it makes you feel better I kukked off in the Quarry in teh heat. i was luss for some open gravel road after that but passed out in the pool at home..
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Glad you had a good one.  It must have been damn hot out there.

I can vouch for Muzzy's pain.  There's something tragically noble in wrestling big bikes around my ever-tightening tracks.  :imaposer:
 

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Sounds like a very lekker ride. Regret could not join - wedding anniversary.  ;D   Thanks for the RR, Boet.  :thumleft: 
 

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Thanks Andy and Anton, I really enjoyed the route. Yeah hot and dry - I am sure it is a different animal in the wet. Nothing like a cold refreshing home brewed beer at the end of 500 k's of dirt!
 

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Leaving at 08hoo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So we caught up to Andy after waiting for him to arrive.  :pot:

It was hot, nice easy roads and tasty beer.  Thanks
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Seems Anton was too quick for my Blackberry camera and got stretched:
 

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Seems Anton was too quick for my Blackberry camera and got stretched:

Warp Speed   :biggrin:
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 :thumleft: Thought about joining you guys (all of 1 minute with the heat) but decided to rather chill by the pool & in an aircon lounge.
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Next time, just pas :3some:s Rooiberg turn off and take a left on the Eilandia gravel road. I am @boncap and also have cold beer!
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lekker guys  :thumleft: :thumleft:

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Seems Anton was too quick for my Blackberry camera and got stretched:

its in warp Speed trying to keep up with the tenere !
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