DURBAN to DUSSELDORF- Cheap Aussie Style

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by thecanoeguy, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    i am in Cape Town for a few weeks ,its such a great city ,not at all what i expected, I have been building a pizza oven, so should be ready for a pizza by monday night i reckon ,will post some pics around town
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    not sure what this little critter is
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  2. sonnyboy

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    Its called a Dassie or Rock Hyrax, sort a a flee ridden rat that lives in the mountaines rocky outcrops

    You making a pizza oven in a "braai" barbeque:huh, weather not that good this time of the year but enjoy
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  3. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    they never used it as a brai ,they have a big drum for that ,so i figured to make it useful ,,just have to wait for it to dry out a bit now , i can taste the pizza already,mmmmm
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    this is kaulk bay
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  4. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    You picked some lovely spots to park the bike and snap a few pics....:clap

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  5. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    Hooked. Any chance for some sections of route maps from the GPX crumble trail?
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  6. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    ummm gpx crumble trail ,is that like a trail of all the places my bike tips over , i have a log on the gps but don't reall know how to print it out ,i am a dumb prick
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  7. Wotnext

    Wotnext KLR 650

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    Hi there

    Not sure if you will get here, as you may take the West coast to Namibia and onwards. But if you are planning to come through Johannesburg on you return North, PM me and you can sleep in my lounge and have a meal and a couple of beers on me.
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  8. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    wotnext is namibia ,botswana, zambia ,zimbabwe,mozambique,malawi ,so no heading back to jo'burg ,i have heard there are riots in egypt again as the government has been kicke dout by the military ,which is a good thing ,maybe ,the new government might maker it easier for bikes to enter ,just maybe,but that is months awy so hopefully everything will be settled back down by then
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    i had my yellow fever shot yesterday so feel like shit today, so i will bore you with some more pics
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    Rhodes memorial ,that is the guy they named rhodesia after , did a lot, the rhodes scholar being one of them
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    a little track through the hills in cape town
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    hout bay market
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    beach side living
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  9. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    I went to buy a new tank bag today and forgot to lock my top box ,,i was gone for about 10 minutes in broad daylight ,gone is my lovely new tent ,my luxury lite camp bed ,my new unused wet weather gear ,leatherman, all my bike paperwork in a folder and my first aid kit ,fuckers ,they left me a spare air filter ,a packet of cable ties and a spare rear sprocket,ouch ,thats $600 down the gurgler, welcome to Africa
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  10. Eyore

    Eyore Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear that, what a bummer. How will you manage to replace the bike paperwork?
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  11. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    My bad. Was meant to type bread crumb but you got the message.

    Few ways to do this, but an easy way is to open the route in mapsource. Then click 'view in google earth' and take a screen shot (print screen button) and upload that to smugmug
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  12. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    That sucks balls mate. :(:
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  13. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    F*ck!!! I hate that.....

    take care Dave, don't let this get you down. Hopefully the paperwork can be replaced.

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  14. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    today i met up with Francois from wild dog forum (Stofdonkie) we had lunch down at the waterfront and he sold me his tent for a good price ,so at least there are nice people about here ,actually most people here in SA have been very good to me ,so i got back and thought i better test this pizza oven[​IMG]
    the wood i had was pretty green so it smoked like a bitch and didn't get real hot ,but i had to try a pizza any ways ,
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    how would driving one of these around the place be for a bit of fun
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  15. sonnyboy

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    Let me know if you need help with bike papers, no problem
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  16. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    thanks sonny boy
    i went down to civic centre and got a very helpful guy and he sorted it for me ,i had to change my address to cape town and fork over R320, it hen went and got 3 copies of the papers and got them laminated ,and will have them spread out ,i will remember to scan them and keep them on my email if i manage to lose more
    road to nowwhere ,central cape town
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    i think i like this for my new travel bed ,what do you reckon ,might need a trailer though
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  17. Wotnext

    Wotnext KLR 650

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    Hey Thecanoeguy

    Sorry to hear you won't be passing through Jo'burg. Even more sorry to hear about the theft of your stuff. This is just one of the things you will need to be careful about throughout Africa. The discrepency between the "haves" and the "have nots" is just so large that the temptation to help oneself is just too strong.

    Safe travels and I will be following your progress through your ride report...THANKS.
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  18. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    i am normally red hot on keeping everything locked up ,but as Tony Abbott says "shit happens" got a nice new tent any ways , so the first major pizza night here at "The Big " which is a backpackers i am staying at, here in cape town , is tomorrow night, so today i made myself usefu,l and build a new stair railing, so no one would fall to their death ,the other railing had rotted off [​IMG]
    only had a crappy hand saw and a leatherman ,so am happy with it
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  19. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    this is a must do on saturday morning if your in cape town
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    home of the love sandwich ,probably the best sandwich ever
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    i am out of Dodge on monday ,we had pzza night last night ,got pissed and make home made wood fired pizza , my job is done here ,next stop Namibia
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  20. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    while apcking my gear i realised that when those nasties stole my stuff from my top box they also got my new DID x ring chain ,my tyre levers and my test meter ,so all up it must be over $600 , so after a visit to Adventure Rider in Cape town i had a new set of those fancy bead breakers levers , but no chain or meter ,also like to thank the team at the BIG backpackers for a gret time in Cape Town ,so when your in Cape Town i would recommend them ,i headed out to Stellenbosch direction to do the 4 passes
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    last look at Cape Town
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    this is Franshoek,cool little wine town,
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    i then headed towards Cares ,then camped near Prince Alfred Hamlet,this was my view in the morning overlooking the village ,apple country i think
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    i had a chat to a couple on a weekend trip away this was near a great little camp Oasis on the track to Wuppertal this track came out at Clanwilliam
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    i highly recommend this bit of track
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