Radioman Rides the World.......

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.

  1. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    Mark! So good to see you're getting on with it. You've gone a long way from when we met in Stecoah!
    Is the replacement F800 treating you well? Any problems getting good gasoline there?:clap

    Your friend,
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  2. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :wave hello John. We met at HU gathering in NC in 2011..... and I am still going !! :ricky

    F800 has been going well. Just blown Shock in Zambia..... But think that is sorted out now. Petrol has been fine here. No issues so far.
  3. upweekis

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    As long as you can smile, keep on keepin' on!
  4. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :*sip* Good Morning!

    Made myself at home at Atlantic BMW in Cape Town. So while I am surrounded my new bikes and my GS is getting it's 60,000 Mile service..... Time to update the past few days.

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    Staying with Jorg and Lily has been great! Lily is a tour Guide for Cape Town area and Jorg has also done the training.... Very cool.

    We arrived back in Cape Town Friday, and Saturday and Sunday we were off to see the sights. Saturday we drove out to Stellenbosch which is a lovely Wine growing area just East of Cape Town. We looked around town and the architecture and shops.

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    Really beautiful all around SA, but with the wineries, they views were really great! Perfect weather for this!


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    Went to a festival for Chenin Blanc. Met a couple of Americans working in the Wine Industry here. :wave Do not meet many Americas in more remote places in the world, and certainly not too many that are long term travelers or that have moved to work in foreign lands. Had a nice chat!


    Sunday Morning Early we road through Cape Town and of course Table Mountain was looking great! We were out the door very early to make the most of the day!

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    Then around through Camp's Bay and the coastal road!! They have twelve Apostles here two.

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    Lily had her camera gear, and was ready to put life and limb on the line to get the right angles for a riding shot at Chapmans Peak. Will post her photos later as she is off working for the week.

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    Great coastal roads and views!! Perfect day!

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    Even had time to enjoy the local wildlife ..... a Tortoise

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    Then we rode out to Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. The GPS seemed to know where I was.....

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    Lily does this kind of trip for a living..... So it was great as she had our schedule down perfectly, that we were just ahead of all the tour buses!!

    Arrived at Cape of Good Hope and basically had it to ourselves for awhile

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    Most SW I will be in Africa :D (I did not say most southernly ........ Yet :evil)

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    Love being near the ocean..... Just out there the two oceans meet. Indian and Atlantic!

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    Then further.....

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    The three of us at Cape Point!

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    Funicular to the top

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    Amazing views!

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    Lily was enjoying shooting Photos!!

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    And lots of Baboons around as well. Watched them take a couple meals off the tables at the restaurant.

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    But mine was safe :evil eaten too quickly!

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    Then back along the coast. Had to stop and see the African Penquins

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    along with all the other tourists.

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    Heading up to Table Mountain Cable car. lots of taxi's waiting

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    Heading up the cable car to the top!!

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    Great views as you climb up to over 1,000 Meters!

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    and time to smell the flowers too! :wave Ladybug

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    Lily took me to the top, while Jorg hung out with the bikes! Was so informative having Lily give me the tour!

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    We rode out around the point this morning, so it was cool to see it from above

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    Stunning views as I sit on the wall and enjoy!

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    On the way down, you can see the steps to walk up!

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    Lily taking photos!

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    and taking some for herself!

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    Then up to Signal Hill to watch the Sunset!

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    Crazy amounts of cars all linked up, fortunately we had a few buses move over and we avoided the long delays!

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    We then had a wonderful meal in town before arriving home 13 hours later.


    Thanks Jorg and Lily so much for the fantastic sightseeing day! Makes me jump for joy!!

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  5. Radioman

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    Lily's Photos will go here ...... She has some good ones to share.

    Updated Nov. 5th

    Here are some of Lily's Photos from our ride to Cape Point. She has been busy working, so it has taken a bit of time to get these together! Very thankful for Lily's great photos for our ride down to Cape Point!!

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    Fantastic ride over Chapman's Peak

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    On our way down to Cape of Good hope.... A small Tortoise was wandering across the street.

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    Made it to the Cape of Good Hope

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    Wahooo!

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    Taking it in

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    The bikes get some interested people..... always fun to chat with people.

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    a Group from India was really fun!

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    She had a great time sitting on Jorges bike

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    We walk up to see the Cape Point lighthouse

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    Sometimes you do not get along :lol3

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    Then back along the coast to get to Table Mountain. We stopped for Coffee with friends David and Angela which was great!

    Up to the top of Table Mountain for an amazing overview of Cape Town. Stunning!

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    a chance to reflect and enjoy!

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    Then back down .... Jorge enjoying the break to people watch

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    Then over to Signal hill for sun set. Was a bit of a madhouse. But a jump over table mountain was needed!

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    Sunset sky

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    Getting out was a challenge as the cars and buses where all stuck heading up..... Several moved a bit so we could get by, avoiding a very long wait!

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    Another fantastic day riding and being a tourist in Cape Town!
  6. ozfish

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    Hi Mark...yep i do recognize that Radioman sticker...theres one on my fridge.
    Cheers Geoff :D
  7. Radioman

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    :wave :thumb! Scattered the sticker across the globe :lol3
  8. Gibba

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    Yep. One on my beer fridge as well. This man certainly leaves his mark (no pun intended) where ever he goes.
    Keep on moving Mark.
  9. Ladybug0048

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    Good Morning Radioman,

    It's always nice starting my day with an update on your travels to go with my coffee. :*sip*

    You're doing a great job of taking time to enjoy the flowers along the way.:flug
  10. AdamFL

    AdamFL Been here awhile

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    Great photos and write up. My wife is from Cape Town and we went last year and rented 2 BMW 650s for the garden route and some other riding. Our 5 days on rental bikes paled in comparison to your version, but it is some great riding and a fascinating country. After the ride she did the Two Oceans marathon, which involves running up Chapmans peak! Thanks for taking us along.
  11. wvpc1

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    First time post to this thread. I have read almost 400 pages and would like to express my gratitude to Radioman and his accomplices for sharing their fantastic journey. RM, Thank You for your incredible effort to connect with all of us. I have enjoyed and learned more from your RR than some college courses. I await further enjoyment.

    PS Africa is now on my short list. Thanks again :norton

    Almost forgot...I think a new WC GS is in your future. Just a feeling...
  12. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Your welcome! So glad you are along for the ride. :thumb
  13. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Thanks for posting and sharing your kind comments. hummmm Professor Radioman :loll

    But the 800GS is already water cooled :D

    Off to ride out to Stellenbosch again this morning.... Sorting out a few things! More ride report to follow!
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    My favorite pages 387 & 388 ..All the cool big critters !!! :clap

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    Thanks for all the cool pic Mark... :rogue
  16. Radioman

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    :wave LADY D Glad you liked them :D
  17. DCrider

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    nice Mark, that's some big air, u lose a few kgs recently :lol3
  18. steveloomis

    steveloomis Been here awhile

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    Not to complain but looks like a photoshop job. If not, WOW!
  19. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Nope Not photoshop. Just Radioman Jumping for Joy!
  20. steveloomis

    steveloomis Been here awhile

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    OK, you ARE quite the jumper.... Good show. Still following and enjoying...