Mixed collection

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Squily, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Squily

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    I was looking at some pics of the bike trips over the last 10 years this week, and found a lot of them still held something for me. So I thought I'd share. Contains lots of pics of @'s, so not for the faint-hearted KTM riders....:evil


    In no particular order-

    Somewhere south-east of perth in the hills
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    Time for a beer- in the Lowveld, RSA with Gavin, who passed away tragically two years ago in a bike accident- still miss ya mate:
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    Just after sunrise on the Longtom-pass, Sabie RSA:
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    Just after I got the @ and before I turned her into a... well not sure what, but she's never been the same since... Not lots of room for essentials, like chainsaws, camping gear, etc.
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    Stef's 1st bike trip with me- Gamkaskloof (The Hell). We had an altercation with a rock, had to remove the Tenere's centre stand to continue and I managed to drop it on her toe. Hmmm... she never swore once, but did take a very long walk....
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    Fesh-fesh, bull dust, silt... call it what you like, it's murder... Next to Namibian border on the Orange river flood plain.
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    Somewhere on the long straights to Springbok, RSA
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    Nullarbor camping, WA
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    Great Australian bight- Toolina cove WA
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    "Nullarbor" means "no trees". No sh!t!?!?
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    More to follow...
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  2. Squily

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    More fesh-fesh
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    Perth at night from the southern Swan river bank
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    Stef taking the time to start riding again- windfarm, Esperance WA
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    Frank Hahn National Park, WA
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    Salmon Gums area, WA
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    Rose's beach, WA
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    Wylie beach, WA
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    Esperance windfarm
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    Near Hall's creek, WA
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    Gavin, Lida, Klaus and Julie- Uitsoek, RSA
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    more to follow...
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  3. Squily

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    Some time for romance- it ain't mistletoe, but I still love her after all the shize she had to put with through the years.
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    Somewhere nere Ceres, RSA
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    Somewhere near Clan-William, RSA. Gerhard was one of the best biking trip buddies I've ever met
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    Also near Cla-William
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    Near Alexander bay, RSA
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    Sand... On the way to the photo above:
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    Mad Germans and cold beer. Running into a fellow-traveller with a fridge in 45 degree heat - heaven...:freaky
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    More sand on the same trip. For some reason, all the roads followed dry river beds.
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    fesh-fesh
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  4. Squily

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    camping on the RSA side- Namibia on the other side of the Orange river. Bought some fish for the bbq from a local. lovely... although we still don't know what it was
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    ever so slightly desolate. somewhere near Sutherland, RSA
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    Bellieve it or not, this is a 28km private road into a farm near Augrabies, RSA. Surprised the hell out of us...
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    Close the gate please. Near Augrabies
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    Near Van Zyl's rus, RSA. Stef has family near here. Although I can't for the life of me understand why, but she said she loved coming here for holidays...
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    On the way to Upington, RSA
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    Barberspan, RSA. It's a Ramsar site
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    more to follow...
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  5. Skowinski

    Skowinski opposable thumbs

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    You mongrel. I lived in Australia for almost 3 years. Did lots of street bike trips, but never this kind of thing, which is really what I wanted... :freaky
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  6. Squily

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    Golden gate National Park, RSA
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    Near Fouriesburg, RSA
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    Fun day at the moto-x track
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    Covert crossing of the Lesotho border
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    Sometimes some snow on the higher lying areas of the Lesotho border (about 2800m+)
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  8. Squily

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    Cape le Grande National Park, WA. Met a dutch tourist who has never ridden on the beach. Well, we can fix that...
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    Near Loskop, RSA. Breakfast run got a bit delayed at the pub- that's not a sunrise...:lol3
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    Ash river, RSA. One of the pipe sections for the Lesotho highland water scheme.
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    London bridge, Sandstone WA
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    Karijini National Park, WA
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    Broome, WA
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    Time for an engine rebuild- box of goodies from Singapore
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    Nullarbor, WA
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    Flat tyre, Balladonia WA
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    Richtersveld RSA
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    No centre stand on the Dakar, no worries mate
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    There's a reason the helmet is lying in the foreground. Stef just went hmmm when you saw it. float levels....
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    sand...
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    notice the Dakar parts strapped onto the back of the @. 'nough said...:evil
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    Camping somewhere in the Northen Cape, RSA
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    All packed and nowhere to go... Aftermath of another Buff in Mosselbay, RSA
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    somebody ask for firewood?
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    Sometimes things didn't always go as planned and then you are thank full for angels. Sarel, Stef's brother walked away with a few bruises and a hurt ego after running off the road at 160...
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    Nacala, Mosambique
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    Some bush mechanics somewhere in the north of Mozambique. This can of 2M took me all the way home.
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    Old Portuguese castles and forts on Mozambique island, Mozambique
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    Somewhere between Lichinga and Pemba, Mozambique.
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    I think this was over the Zambesi river, but can't recall. Not many bridges left standing after the war in Mozambique
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    Somewhere suth of Beira, Mozambique
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    Lesotho on the way to Katse
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    Sometimes bridges are not here anymore... Lesotho downstream of Katse
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    Sani pass, Lesotho. It was cold. 3100m.
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    but beautiful...
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    Sani pass on the warm side (1000m)
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    Underberg, RSA
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    Storms river, RSA
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    Plettenberg bay, RSA. These are all rehabilitated elephants taken from circus, etc.
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    Mud... Near Roosenekal, RSA. Incidently, the town is named after stef's great-great grandfather, Stephanus Roos, who was killed near here in the Mapochs caves during the boer-war.
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    Sabie, RSA
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    Africa Twin Adventures club breakfast tun, Pretoria RSA
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    Fit, damn you!!!!!!
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    Uitsoek, RSA
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    Kruger gate, RSA
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    Pass between George and Mossel bay, RSA
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    Oribi gorge, RSA
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    Storms river, RSA
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    Castle of Good Hope, RSA
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    Somewhere in the Cape, RSA
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    Artilary alley, Bloemfontein RSA
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    I think this was on the Susten pass, Suisse.
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    Same trip. so many passess....
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    last one to follow....
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  13. Squily

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    5 passess, RSA (near Harrismith). Had to steal some wire from a farmer's fence to fix the exhaust.
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    Why is it always the rear tyre? Condingup, WA
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    On the way to Parys, RSA. slippery....
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    Crocodile river gorge, Lowveld RSA
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    Africa Twin Adventures club off-road training course. Stef only fell twice and she says both times were my fault... :D
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    Gamkaskloof, RSA
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    Near Cradoc, RSA
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    Van der Kloof dam, RSA
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    And on the way, we had some time to rebuild some bikes. My old man helped me with this one (during and after)
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    Port Elisabeth, RSA. Buff time... with Brother Pete and big-Gavvy
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    What a view... Buff, PE
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    Da, da, da dat's all folks.


    thanks for joining me on my trip down memory lane
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  14. MrBob

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    Thanks for sharing your photos. I've not been to those parts of the world and appreciate the glimpses.
    This photo strikes me as extraordinary. We don't get to see much of this here in Colorado.
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  15. Thunder Dan

    Thunder Dan I don't like wallabies...

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    Thanks a heap for sharing that with Squilly. Many treasured moments I'll bet :thumb


    Cheers,

    Dan. :D
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  16. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    AWESOME!!! Thanks for inviting us along.
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  17. DevilTrekker

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    great pics and adventures, well done :clap
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  18. robmoto

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    Yep terrific, beautifull shots.
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    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Nice pics!
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  20. farcall

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    Great post Squily. :thumb

    A sure reminder that you can never take too many photos when indulging in this fantastic pastime.
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