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Let‚??s go fishing routes
« on: September 01, 2007, 10:21:47 pm »
Today I was lucky enough to be shown around LGF‚??s valley. How nice to ride routes I have not seen before for a change. Thanks a lot LGF!  ;D

The road to Cloud 9 was the first gravel we took. It runs along the lake and there are lots of birdlife to be seen. It was a beautiful day and Spring is definitely here!



The Varadero is an interesting bike. It‚??s very comfy and powerful, but obviously very different from my bike. It‚??s a lot of work taking such a beast through technical bits. ‚??Normal‚?Ě conditions for me becomes an issue on such a heavy bike. I had an interesting moment right after I took this pic:



While riding with one hand and taking photo‚??s with the other the bike hit a spot of soft sand. Putting my foot out did not have the same effect as on the 200‚?¶ :o I grabbed a fist full of throttle and the knobblies powered me out. Close call‚?¶

On top of the hill the views were stunning.



A shot for test ride article:



You could see the whole of Sedgefield from here, including LGF‚??s house.



Next up was a dirt road to Karatara



While here we saw (and heard!) a Fish Eagle.  :D



The little passes here run over the mountains and through the valleys, offering scenery that varies from idyllic streams to sweeping vistas.



While here I saw a tree snake in the brush next to the road. It‚??s spring and all the animals are out and about (including Wild dogs all over the country ;) ;D ). What a glorious day.



From Karatara we followed the 7 passes road to Knysna. Homtini Pass is my favourite.



While riding through the passes I happened on a troop of baboons. The babies ran screaming of the road. None were hit today‚?¶ In Phantom pass we came around a bend and saw a Bushbuck in the road. It ran to the side and LGF and I watched it watching us. It was a beautiful doe.

We decided to have lunch at the Oyster Catcher in Knysna. Some other DS bikers had the same idea.





What more could one want? ;D And with such scenery.



Lunch and beer for 2 on the waterfront for less than ¬£6. We truly are blessed to live in this area. You guys living abroad ‚?? eat your hearts out. ;) ;D

Next up was a circular road running through the Knysna forest that LGF happened apon.



This is a public road but there is no signage stating that it is a scenic route. It‚??s just a random dirt road from the N2. It is beautiful and there is little traffic.



This is a little side road that I‚??ll explore when I have the Bushlander. There are quite a few of these.



Next up was the Harkerville forest.



The forest road runs all the way to the ocean. Did I mention it was a perfect day? ;D Pity we didn‚??t have the spring bash today. :-\





Thanks a stack LGF! Next time we do the rest.  ;D

« Last Edit: September 02, 2007, 11:39:28 am by Trailrider »
 

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Re: Let‚??s go fishing routes
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007, 08:02:27 am »
lovely photies TR, we are truely lucky to live here ;D
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Re: Let‚??s go fishing routes
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007, 08:12:09 am »
Hey Trailrider you guys are so lucky to have such a beautiful backyard, I am definitely coming back shortly to visit , great report and pic,s LGF knows all the great rides through his turf.See ya soon : ;) ;)
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Re: Let’s go fishing routes
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007, 10:51:35 am »
Pleasure to have you along, TR - pleased you enjoyed it!

Hope it's OK if I add a few pics of my own instead of doing a separate ride report.


Looking down onto the northern end of Swartvlei



The Hooggekraal river.


View towards the Outeniquas.



I think the Vara really suits TR ;)


On the old Knysna road near Karatara


Along the  road I discovered...


Indigenous forest all around.


Another crystal clear stream.


New life.


Harkerville forest view site.


What a stunning first day of Spring!
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Re: Let‚??s go fishing routes
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007, 11:07:09 am »
Thanks again LGF

I wish I could take photos like that!
 

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 11:14:46 am »
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Re: Let‚??s go fishing routes
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007, 01:04:58 pm »
Awewome.

Between TR, Sir Gravelot and LGF as tourguides you'd be sure to see the best of the garden route between Kleinbrak and Plet...

Pitty the GS wasn't ready when you were. LGFand TR - Are you available for a ride the 15th ?
Things look like GS will be ready this week, but I can only get to George again the weekend after that...

Thanks for posting the photos.
Yes, one can see who of you two is the artist, but TR, don't do yourself in - you've got very cool pics too.


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Re: Let’s go fishing routes
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007, 01:13:50 pm »
Thanks again LGF

I wish I could take photos like that!

Not sure why you think your pics aren't as good  ???
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Re: Let‚??s go fishing routes
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007, 02:07:59 pm »
Hmmm. I might have the kiddies run on the 15th...

The heavy bike is a lot more work. My light bike is such a pleasure in sandy, muddy, whatever conditions, but then it would be. Getting from Knysna to George in a couple of minutes is cool too ;), so each has it advantages.

Funny thing - the more I ride other bikes the more I love mine...
 

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Re: Let‚??s go fishing routes
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007, 02:38:44 pm »



Funny thing - the more I ride other bikes the more I love mine...

I agree TR, there is something special about a smaller bike. I find myself stopping more often, taking more pictures and taking trails which others would just ride past. I have ridden a GS 1100, 1150,DR 650, XT660, Dakar 650, XR 650, KLE 500 to name a few but honestly would not trade mine for any of them. Nice pictures. The 7 passes road is an amazing ride. I also rode some of the forestry tracks out that way a couple of times with my DR 250.
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Re: Let‚??s go fishing routes
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2007, 02:47:57 pm »
I agree TR, there is something special about a smaller bike. I find myself stopping more often, taking more pictures and taking trails which others would just ride past.

Don't you find it funny when people always say "when you upgrade". Little do they know...  ;)
 

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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2007, 02:49:43 pm »
Yes I'm upgrading to a "250" soon  ;D Or should I say a 250 joining the 400.
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2007, 02:51:12 pm »
Yes I'm upgrading to a "250" soon  ;D Or should I say a 250 joining the 400.

I wish I could buy Mango's bike.
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2007, 02:54:49 pm »
Had a DR 250 before and had a jol on it. If the bank comes through I'm buying it asap. Already have some mods planned  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2007, 09:59:09 pm »
:thumleft: Nice one!  8)
 

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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2007, 09:00:59 am »

Pitty the GS wasn't ready when you were. LGFand TR - Are you available for a ride the 15th ?
Things look like GS will be ready this week, but I can only get to George again the weekend after that...


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Re: Let‚??s go fishing routes
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2007, 07:25:56 pm »
Just add the Varra to your collection TR ... you know Mrs TR would thank you more than adequately... ::)
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2007, 08:29:20 pm »
Wow Awesome TR, Thanks for sharing
 

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Re: Let‚??s go fishing routes
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2007, 09:29:09 pm »
"While riding with one hand and taking photo‚??s with the other the bike ......" Mnr TR, jy sien kans vir baie :D Oppas tog! Oulike kiekies. Die Kolonie is darem maar mooi!
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Re: Let‚??s go fishing routes
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2007, 09:26:37 pm »
Nice verslag en foto's.

Ons het Honda se fietse besig gehou.

Ek het met TA gaan ry.:exclaim:
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