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Some milestones in the Life of my TA
« on: September 03, 2007, 10:12:22 pm »
1. First trip on open road, with wifey pillion - she was not impressed.
2. First "off road" at Hellshoogte.
3. First trip to Gansbaai - all on tar.
4. First REAL off road trip on the TA - Ceres to Citrusdal via Middelberg pass.
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Re: Some milestones in the Life of my TA
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007, 10:20:13 pm »
5. A nice spot to kiss mother earth.
6. Buff after-ride - first time to Seweweekspoort.
7. First time in relatively loose sand with dual purpose tyres.
8. First swim
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Re: Some milestones in the Life of my TA
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007, 10:29:40 pm »
9. Ride during the Beaver rally - fiurts time to Gysmans.
10. First trip to Prince Alfreds pass
11. First group ride (BikeSA)
12. First Wild Dogs group ride
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Re: Some milestones in the Life of my TA
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2007, 10:35:41 pm »
13. Buff ride - first mud
14. First ever flat
15. First deep swim
16. First rocky road
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Re: Some milestones in the Life of my TA
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2007, 10:39:34 pm »
17. Largest Group ride (WD)
18. Highest climb
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Re: Some milestones in the Life of my TA
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007, 01:02:00 pm »
Lekker 'looking back thread', thanks drof.

How many kms has your TA done now? And how do you find the TKCs?
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Re: Some milestones in the Life of my TA
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007, 08:14:25 pm »
What a bike !
What a photographer !
What a rider!
What a great story !
What a legend if it was not for Drofarc I would not have know of half of the super rides around our beautiful province.

Thanks Drof still need to do all you have !  :)
« Last Edit: September 04, 2007, 08:15:02 pm by keithk »
ROUTE DIFFICULTY:1 = tar
2 = good gravel /pillion friendly
3 = interspersed with sand, mud, sand , bush / not pillion friendly
4 = lots of sand, technical riding
5 = expert only (we are not worthy, still to meet one)
 

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Re: Some milestones in the Life of my TA
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007, 09:23:17 pm »
Lekker 'looking back thread', thanks drof.

How many kms has your TA done now? And how do you find the TKCs?

58ooo last I looked.

The TKCs, well I must be honest  >:D  I jus look down at my wheels and there they are - not hard to find at all ;D

I am loving them, I now travelling faster around bends and doing things that I did not want to, and going places I should not.

Gonna be a bit of a worry though, When the back is sat, I still have the Serac that I have kept - I wonder if that will perform any less now that I have learned new habits ???

As for the Looking back - Sitting in Vic West alone it was iether that or go out drinking - and I was not thirsty. Tonite I am in Laingsburg and sit here listening to all the trucks go past - Lainsburg Counrty Hotel - right on the N1 - will I sleep tonite - should have brought me earplugs :-\
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Re: Some milestones in the Life of my TA
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2007, 12:15:07 pm »
Drof

i always love ur pics and stories -

without sounding all mushy - it inspires me to see those place you introduce us too.

Flip boet - you like a freaking hero!!!!
I love my bike..................