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Offline macduff

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« on: April 09, 2006, 07:21:20 pm »
apologies to all who waited for me to show up..... i am sorry.
so i faktap. but i was determined to still do the route. even as delayed "sweeper"
(stolen map to show the route)


this is what the place looks like, when late  :(  very lonely.


i wasnt sure exactly where the old pass started from. after two attempts at leaving the highway, i found it on the 3rd try. a bakkie with a family were there (dont know why) but they confirmed that 6 bikes passed at about 9.45 (this was about an hour before i got there......



a sad sight greeted me coming into the back of botrivier... there was a cemetery, and all around it was a dumping ground. not nice at all. i passed some small homes until the turning off to the van der stell pass. its the second time i have done this, and its simply beautiful.



i was lucky to remember all the turn-offs to make the way back and head for greyton, but it looked like i was on the right way.... here was a dirt highway


i made it there, just as the group were leaving. ah well, my fault i suppose    :oops: so i had a couple of coffees and read the paper.

going home, i deviated very slightly until the dam (see brown markings on map) and then at theewaterskloof, i went over franschoekpass and home



thanks for the route guys.... hope to see lots of pics from you all too  :)
 

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 08:05:00 pm »
Nice pics there MAC, looks like you still had a nice ride (better late than never I guess  :lol: )

I sometimes enjoy going on rides on my own, it gives you more time to enjoy the environment, stop when you want and just relax a lot more.

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2006, 08:53:06 pm »
Mac, did you climb the mountain just to take pictures?  :D

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2006, 09:56:49 pm »
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Mac, did you climb the mountain just to take pictures?  :D

forgot to put it in gear, and when i looked, she was down theeeeere  :D  :wink:
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2006, 10:01:56 pm »
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Mac, did you climb the mountain just to take pictures?  :D

forgot to put it in gear, and when i looked, she was down theeeeere  :D  :wink:


giggle-giggle  :)

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 01:52:26 am »
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Mac, did you climb the mountain just to take pictures?  :D

 
Nah... just a moerse wide angle lens! :D
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006, 08:25:59 am »
Nice report ! Those roads looks like great fun.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2006, 09:00:16 am »
Hey Mac next time we will tell you to be there at 8:00 and the rest we will tell to be there at 9:30, I recon we will then all be smack on time for 09:00. Naaa just joking, it would have been lekker to have you in the group. Every time I go with a group like this I meet new people, what a joll. The only face I new there was KilleRSA, the rest was the first time and what a good bunch of Dudes.

From my side thanks for a wonderful day, and I hope that this is the start of many such rides.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2006, 10:38:01 am »
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It is always nice to go at it by yourself


Thanks for sharing that michnus :D

Nice piccies Maccie and at least you got out eventually. Nobody can accuse you of not sweeping properly or not making sure nobody was left behind somewhere :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2006, 10:54:38 am »
agree with fun, better late than never and sometimes it is a blessing in disguise to ride it alone! great pics!
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2006, 09:10:35 am »
Nice pics Maccie, looks like a good time anyway hey!
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