Langpad Huistoe 2011 - Long Way Home 2011

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  1. langpad-huistoe

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    Hi there! <o:p></o:p>
    I have stumbled across this very interesting forum whilst doing some research for our upcoming bike tour... <o:p></o:p>

    LANGPAD HUISTOE 2011 - LONG WAY HOME 2011<o:p></o:p>

    My name is Dave and I will be administrating (doing all the nitty gritty photo and text logging) of the tour. <o:p></o:p>

    When: 17 September 2011<o:p></o:p>
    From Where: Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa<o:p></o:p>
    To Where: Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa<o:p></o:p>
    Estimated kilometers: 5193km<o:p></o:p>
    Average kms per day: 370 km/day<o:p></o:p>
    Estimated cost: $6649-00<o:p></o:p>
    Bikes: 3 (BMW GS1200F, BWM GS800F & YAMAHA 660 TENERE)<o:p></o:p>

    RIDERS<o:p></o:p>
    Andre C - Yamaha XT660 TENERE<o:p></o:p>
    Jean Pierre C - BMW GS800F<o:p></o:p>
    James H - BMW GS1200F<o:p></o:p>
    (and them me... not on a bike <?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" o:preferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"><v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><v:path o:connecttype="rect" gradientshapeok="t" o:extrusionok="f"></v:path><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shapetype><v:shape style="WIDTH: 11.25pt; HEIGHT: 12pt; VISIBILITY: visible; mso-wrap-style: square" id=Picture_x0020_1 alt="0" o:spid="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75"><v:imagedata o:title="0" src="file:///C:\Users\PANORA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>)<o:p></o:p>

    The idea of this tour came whilst watching an episode of "Long Way Down". A casual suggestion was made that it would be "nice" to do something similar (okay, not on that scale but travelling further than the town limits).<o:p></o:p>
    A route was planned and costing done. <o:p></o:p>


    ROUTE<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 1 &#8211; 17 Sept &#8211; Sat. &#8211; Lydenburg / Bethlehem / Clarens &#8211; 567 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 2 &#8211; 18 Sept &#8211; Sun. - Clarens to Bethulie &#8211; 445 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 3 &#8211; 19 Sept &#8211; Mon. - Bethulie &#8211; Willowmore &#8211; 484 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 4 &#8211; 20 Sept &#8211; Tus. &#8211; Willowmore / Knysna omg &#8211; 233 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 5 &#8211; 21 Sept &#8211; Wedns. - Knysna omg. &#8211; 200 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 6 &#8211; 22 Sept &#8211; Thr. - Knysna / Kleinmond &#8211; 398 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 7 &#8211; 23 Sept &#8211; Fri. &#8211; Kleinmond Kaapstad omg &#8211; 300 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 8 &#8211; 24 Sept &#8211; Sat. - Kaapstad omg &#8211; 200 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 9 &#8211; 25 Sept &#8211; Sun. - Kaapstad omg &#8211; 200 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 10 &#8211; 26 Sept &#8211; Mon. - Kaapstad / Nuwerus &#8211; 474 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 11 &#8211; 27 Sept &#8211; Tus. - Nuwerus / Keimoes &#8211; 533 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 12 &#8211; 28 Sept &#8211; Wedns. - Keimoes / Vryburg &#8211; 445 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 13 &#8211; 29 Sept &#8211; Thr. - Vryburg / Centurion &#8211; 404 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Day 14 &#8211; 30 Sept &#8211; Fri. - Centurion Lydenburg &#8211; 310 km<o:p></o:p>
    So follow us on this tour as we explore the road on wheels...<o:p></o:p>

    Any questions can be forwarded to langpadhuistoe (ATSIGN HERE) <AT>gmail.com<o:p></o:p>

    DISCLAIMER
    This is a non-profit tour with no affiliation to any organization or company. It is for leisurely purposes only and not for any other reason other than leisure. <o:p></o:p>
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  2. langpad-huistoe

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    I have recorded a very crude Google Earth Tour of the actual tour... uhm... but how do I attach it?? :huh
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  3. langpad-huistoe

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    Change of plans...

    The route was alterd slightly.

    • Dag 1 – 17 Sept – Sat. – Lydenburg / Clarens – 567 km<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 2 – 18 Sept – Son. - Clarens na Bethulie – 445 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 3 – 19 Sept – Maan. - Bethulie – Aberdeen – 366 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 4 – 20 Sept – Dins. – Aberdeen – George – 290 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 5 – 21 Sept – Woens. – George Wildernis – 120 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 6 – 22 Sept – Don. - George / Kleinmond – 385 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 7 – 23 Sept – Vry. – Kleinmond Kaapstad – 108 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 8 – 24 Sept – Sat. - Kaapstad omg – 138 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 9 – 25 Sept – Son. - Kaapstad omg – 120 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 10 – 26 Sept – Maan. - Kaapstad / Calitzdorp – 375 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 11 – 27 Sept – Dins. - Calitzdorp / Graaff Reinet – 368 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 12 – 28 Sept – Woens. – Graaff Reinet / Aliwal Noord – 318 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 13 – 29 Sept – Don. – Aliwal Noord / Ficksburg – 296 km<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 14 – 30 Sept – Vry. – Ficksburg / Standerton – 299 km.<o:p></o:p>
    • Dag 15 – 1 Okt – Sat – Standerton / Lydenburg - 292 km.<o:p></o:p>
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    We have arrived at our first waypoint - Clarens in the Free State Province.

    Unfortunately the internet connection is very slow and I am unable to up load any pictures.

    The drive from Lydenburg to was pretty allright apart from the usual road-work stops and heavy trucks.

    We left Lydenburg 06h00 and arrived 15h26 on Clarens.

    Tonight we are staying in a pleasant guesthouse in this picturesque town.

    Tomorrow we head onwards to Bethulie.

    Cheers for now...
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    It is day 5 of the trip. We are staying at an upmarket guesthouse in Fish Hoek. The trip is going very well. Most of the places we visited had poor 3G reception so I was unable to upload pictures to share here. Do take a look at the Facebook page.
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    Thank you - I started to think no-one looks at this thread... :cry
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