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Old 03-07-2005, 06:56 AM   #1
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going to the Buffulo rally in mossel bay next weekend , if so pm me an we make a plan to share a beer or 2. Anyone from JHB? My plan is to leave jhb at around 5 AM and pretty much head straight there to get there at about 4 or so stopping for brunch and generally taking a relaxed ride.

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Old 03-12-2005, 06:43 AM   #2
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Hi Pawn Star

Not making it, cos have a 4 day trip that will culminate in Die Hel. 6 Bikes, 9 Riders so far... meeting more there. At the moment, all Daks and Adventures, but prolly will meet up with some ATwins et al there. From my side, I am trying my damndest to spoil the BM party (I ride a Dak) with a Katoom 950.

I am glad I found your post. I am looking to start a thread where all SA Adventurers can come up with a list to contact each other for rides. Know of something already going?

I like exploring, ride technical stuff that supposedly the Daks arent made for , my fave hunting ground is in the Grabouw/Steenbras Dam area in the mooontans. Obviously, I live in the Cape.

So, I am looking for more riding partners, as I start to lose some... due people not wanting to stretch limits Having said that, I am no Jan Du Toit..
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:09 AM   #3
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Living in Namibia - we are planning to go to BMW Annual gathering in Oudtshoorn (end of April). So far 16 in the group - road bikes and dual purpose: 2 KTM950's, just to make them mad! We'll do the 1750km to Oudtshoorn in 2 days, mostly off-road for the KTM's. Planning to return to Windhoek via Cape Town. As far as I can gather, they are organising quite a few offroad trips whilst we are in Oudtshoorn - Gamkaskloof, Baviaanskloof, etc.
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Old 03-14-2005, 02:09 PM   #4
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Howzit Man - hoe gaan dit? (I am in Bellville now, en ek leer die taal... al weer)

So we were chatting today and discussing going to the Annual Gathering. Do you reckon they would accept Katoomers there? I have mates going up with 4x4's to Namibia in 2 months time and I am choosing not to go at the moment, cos I would be the only bike in the group.... more fun with at least another..

I am envious that you are coming down and having so many k's of offroad riding. Of course, this weekend coming should be around 1200-1400k's too. But, Namibia must be sumfin special.

Keep in touch, perhaps we can all meet up there and shake hands, and sluk something cold.

Cheers mate, George
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:15 AM   #5
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Re KTM @ BMW gathering

Accepting KTM's at BMW- have they got a choice? No, just joking. Fortunately all the "dust-eaters" are friends, no matter what you drive. We'll be staying on our own at one of the B&B's. I think it is going to be a hell of a gathering - with Jan du Toit around, be sure that there will be a lot of nice rides to go on. I think they put a lot of effort in, sorting out the routes,etc.
Maybe I'll see you there.
About coming to Namibia - always nice to be more than one bike, but even when you are alone, you'll enjoy the roads (esp. if you are going with 4x4's - leave your luggage with them, and you'll have more fun playing around with a not so heavy bike.) Let me know if you ever need GPS points on the routes.
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Old 04-05-2005, 03:49 AM   #6
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Are any of you going to the HU meeting at Golden Gate?
Visit www.horizonsunlimited.com if you don’t know what I’m on about.

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Old 04-14-2005, 09:12 AM   #7
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Interesting idea a local site, but I note you guys tend to be "West Coast" I am Jo,burg based with a 2000 vintage 1150GS, always looking for partners to ride with, I am not afraid of challenges but in my "mid life crisis" I don,t fancy wiping out on a dirt road on my own.

I did the "Jan de Toit" weekend at Amersfoort, it is intimidating when you are just trying to stay upright and he is practising wheelies on a mud track in front of you.

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Old 04-15-2005, 02:22 AM   #8
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Welcome Welshman to the asylym...........

I love the idea of a local site - I am learning that not every GS rider likes a challenge, and often prefer the image of a serious bike to the real deal. Havn said that, I have met good people off road, and like someone else on this forum said...

Bad Roads = Good People
Good Roads = Bad People

My mate and his wife above belong to a club called ODM (Organisation for Dual Purpose Motorcycles - or more often - Organisasie vir Dubbel Doel Motorfietse) and these guys do more dirt than tar. Having said that, they are no evil knievel's but those "Red Routes" can be arranged hehe

If theres interest, let me know. Lets see what we can start for a SA website...

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Old 04-05-2005, 04:07 AM   #9
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... cos have a 4 day trip that will culminate in Die Hel. 6 Bikes, 9 Riders so far... meeting more there.
Waaaaat? Gaan julle Die Hel toe met fietse? Neem asseblief baie fotos end wys dit hier vir die Amerikaners.

Geniet dit!

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Old 04-06-2005, 03:32 PM   #10
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Die Hel

Was in 2002 af in Gamkaskloof (to hell and back) - what an experience. definitely one of the "must do" things as far as off-road is concerned!

Wat maak 'n "Capey" in LA??
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:43 AM   #11
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Waaaaat? Gaan julle Die Hel toe met fietse? Neem asseblief baie fotos end wys dit hier vir die Amerikaners.

Geniet dit!

Capey in LA.
Howzit Boeties -

Listen man, it got better than that. You all know that suggested time into the Hel is 2 hrs. Well, coming out, we did one hour. And it was truly slow.

On the way in, I was trying to catch the best dirt riders I know (speed wise - not technical). I made it in around 35 mins. Admittedly, I abused my Dakar (if theres such a thing), and when I stopped, my knees were aching from the stance one has to take to absorb the bumps and keep that throttle wide open in every gear.

haha - I also removed the last of my tyre tread!

I have photos bud, so if you want some, I would post but I dont have a smuggie account. And btw, if you dont mind posting, I have pics from yesterday where me and my mate rode Adv's in soft soft dune West Beach (next to Blouberg) sand... It can be done boys. And Jan's still the next goal to reach..

Have a great day!
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Old 11-28-2006, 04:42 AM   #12
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Hi Pawn Star

Not making it, cos have a 4 day trip that will culminate in Die Hel. 6 Bikes, 9 Riders so far... meeting more there. At the moment, all Daks and Adventures, but prolly will meet up with some ATwins et al there. From my side, I am trying my damndest to spoil the BM party (I ride a Dak) with a Katoom 950.

I am glad I found your post. I am looking to start a thread where all SA Adventurers can come up with a list to contact each other for rides. Know of something already going?

I like exploring, ride technical stuff that supposedly the Daks arent made for , my fave hunting ground is in the Grabouw/Steenbras Dam area in the mooontans. Obviously, I live in the Cape.

So, I am looking for more riding partners, as I start to lose some... due people not wanting to stretch limits Having said that, I am no Jan Du Toit..


Hi! Ek bly in bellville en het a KLR 650 en gan dit nou ruil vir a KTM 640 adventure 1997. Wat dink jy daarvan? Is dit a goeie move. Ek stel belang om meer dirtriding te doen so kontak my gerus. Ek is nog nie so goed soos julle ouens nie maar sien kaans vir a challenge.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:53 AM   #13
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Hi Jannie

My Dakar got stolen and then my KTM 950 got driven over by a bakkie so I have no bike right now.

However, yes - get the Ktm 640 cos its an incredibly brilliant dirt bike.

Just get used to the vibrations, and then use loctite as your friend.

Enjoy, welcome to the nuthouse side of things.

also, go to www.wilddogs.co.za for n bietjie suid afrikaners wat heeldag kak praat - on bikes and stuff

cheers!
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:38 AM   #14
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Ja boet! So gan dit mar in ons lieflike land. Ek en a paar manne gan die naweek bietjie daar in die Cederberge gan rondry. Ons gan hom van citrusdal area af benader en oorslaap by a plek met die naam van "die oase". Ek het nog nooit van die plek gehoor nie maar sien nogal uit daarna. Die roete terug sal dan weer daar na ceres se kant toe wees om dan sondag middag se kant weer in die bellville area te wees. Dit is ons eerste oornag trip wat ons gaan doen en daar is baie beginners by wat nog nooit op die grond gery het met hulle fietse nie. So dit sal a nuwe ervaring wees vir baie van die manne. Ek sal kyk of ek a paar lekke fotos kan oplaai teen volgende week.

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Old 11-29-2006, 05:45 AM   #15
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Ja boet! So gan dit mar in ons lieflike land. Ek en a paar manne gan die naweek bietjie daar in die Cederberge gan rondry. Ons gan hom van citrusdal area af benader en oorslaap by a plek met die naam van "die oase". Ek het nog nooit van die plek gehoor nie maar sien nogal uit daarna. Die roete terug sal dan weer daar na ceres se kant toe wees om dan sondag middag se kant weer in die bellville area te wees. Dit is ons eerste oornag trip wat ons gaan doen en daar is baie beginners by wat nog nooit op die grond gery het met hulle fietse nie. So dit sal a nuwe ervaring wees vir baie van die manne. Ek sal kyk of ek a paar lekke fotos kan oplaai teen volgende week.

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