Transkei duelsport trip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by metaljockey, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Kapp555

    Kapp555 Better to be Offroad!

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    Great report and thats adventure! Staying at a hotel one night where people were murdered.

    Next stop for lunch being offered some smokie smoke.

    Finally having to seatbelt on the kid~`~!!! Haha good report and great pics!:lol3
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  2. AGIRABI

    AGIRABI The World Is Mine

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    Great pics and report.

    And please do not drive without helmet even when you taking pics.
    Imagine what could happen if you fall on the rocks ! :huh
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  3. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    People get murdered all the time here, in motels, hotels, huts, cars, you name it. We have become largely desensitised to it, cos we have to carry on living man, theres things to do. By the way, the country isnt as bad as some make it out to be. Its really cool, really beautiful, and lots of opportunities everywhere. Wonderful place to come and ride and visit. And it aint just GS country my friend, its Dual Sports country !!!! :wink::wink::wink:

    Great report Mista, dis eintlike baie donders mooi.:freaky
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  4. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    This is the second SA ride report I see recently and I'm really impressed by..... the raw fields. I mean wild fields, no plantation. you're in the wild here.
    And it's really marvelous as it's a bit difficult for us in europe to find such wide ground to play with our beloved toys.
    Many kudos to you for sharing the beauty of your country.
    :clap
    /thierry
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  5. X Banana Boy

    X Banana Boy stuck in the office

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    Sweet another :tb SA report
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  6. scooterhose

    scooterhose Dare to Win Well

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    Great report and fantastic pics Mr. Jockey! Hope you post more often.:clap
    Take care !

    Scooter
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  7. Staxrider

    Staxrider dirt dauber

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    Duelsport? I thought there would be guns.:D Great report on a beautiful country. More, more, more.
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  8. metaljockey

    metaljockey Dodgy SOB

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    Yeah, wife pointed that typo out to me. Tried half a day to figure out how to edit but no luck.
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  9. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Wow!
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  10. WICKED FOODS

    WICKED FOODS n00b

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    What fantastic pics. I grew up at Umngazi mouth and lived in Port st Johns for a long time just above the golf course. My grandfather owned Umngazi river bungalows before Transkie independence. Good to see the place hasn't changed still wild as ever. I live in Sydney now but will be visiting Knysna in April, Oh what I would give for a ride The girlfriend would not be happy though travelling all the way around the world to go for a ride. She has enough problems copining with me riding every weekend let alone going riding while on holiday. Any more pics ?
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  11. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    and so green - scary about the robbers. no camping out then?
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  12. metaljockey

    metaljockey Dodgy SOB

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    Wicked Foods - I feel your pain, know and love all these places. Some more pics at http://www.metaljockey.smugmug.com

    Wachs - no, free camping is ill advised. Coastal hotels are dirt cheap though.
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  13. Phogman

    Phogman Lurking since 2004

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    Fabulous report. Thanks for sharing it with us. :D

    Read Ted Simon's comments about his ride through South Africa in "Jupiter's Travels". Terrific stuff.
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  14. v8dave

    v8dave Wizard

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    Great ride, thanks for sharing it with the rest of the world.
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  15. LuckyStriker

    LuckyStriker Lottery Loser

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    Excellent pics and report dude

    my list of places to ride is getting out of control :D
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  16. RobZim

    RobZim No, I'm not me.

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    Great report! In regards to the murders and robberies, are the victims allowed to possess implements of equal or greater killing abilities? In other words, is the general public allowed to carry firearms or is the average person expendable?
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  17. DjfLoYd

    DjfLoYd Wannabe Dirt Ninja

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    The general public are in fact allowed to carry firearms should they be able to get a license. This in itself can prove to be rather challenging. The laws have recently changed regarding the acquiring of a gun license making it somewhat more difficult and costly to get such a license. Possibly for the better but I'm not too sure about that.
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  18. adrenalin-junkie

    adrenalin-junkie Been here awhile

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    Maybe we should hook up for a ride I have arranged for a 650 DAKAR for a couple of days while I am there in PE area. I want to go to "Die Hel " in Oudtshoorn or more definite is Baviaanskloof. I will be there from 22 April till 5 May.Let me know if you want to go for a ride. The old road from Stormsriver to Plett is still my favourite through Nature's valley.
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  19. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    Great report :thumb. Looks like you have some truly beautiful country at your doorstep.
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  20. Captain Crash

    Captain Crash Been here awhile

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    Great report. The wild coast is definitely one of my favourite places to ride. Here's a pic from Hole In The Wall near Coffee bay.

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