First ride on the Rally: going Postal (and other by-ways)*

Zanie's picture

Points: 9

What do you do if you do not have the skill to follow your crazy partner on all the tracks he wants to explore? Downsize. My 17-year-old 650GS, tired of getting bits smashed off it at frequent intervals, has handed the baton on to a young upstart: a new Honda 250L Rally.

My Date with Fate: back to Hell

Zanie's picture

Points: 10


I have a bone to pick with Die Hel. Actually, it picked one of my bones. Now, almost 2 years later, I was going to take my healed self back there. My insurance: TITS (Time In The Saddle). My reinforcements: Lance, Ilse and Gerhard. Die Hel still held a grudge and levelled a curse at my bike this time, rather than me. Yet I managed to make it out (eventually).

Trip report : Sunday GS day ride

Geoff Russell's picture

Points: 0

I hope that those on the trip post some pictures.

This was the first off road day ride for 2013 and judging by the amount of names on the list it was going to be very popular as well.

At 35 names I stopped counting as I was sure that there would be lots of cancellations, as there often are. I was notified of some cancellations and we finally ended with 30 bikes on the Ride.

I had changed the departure time to enable us to enjoy our lunch (snacks) and a swim on a farm in the Ladismith district.

Boland, Klein Karoo Routes in Excellent Condition

Mwendo's picture

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Relax! This is NOT a trip report, just a quick mention that the route via Ouberg Pass (Montagu), Anysberg, Rouxpos, Seweweekspoort to Oudtshoorn, followed by the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert is in superb riding condition.


McGregor Getaway

John Geldenhuys's picture

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So, ever since the beginners ride with Andy a couple of weeks back, I have had this itch to get back to the gravel. 
Well, last week presented the oppertunity for just such a trip, I was in need a break, before I go postal on my co-workers. Friday afternoon after lunch I set off to McGregor....

To Base Camp

Oudtshoorn Dual ride : Advanced "dirt" group : The Burn out

Geoff Russell's picture

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Oudtshoorn Dual Ride : Advanced group : Geoff

The Burn Out

Bikes : 18

To Hel & Beyond

Tristan's picture

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===Day 1: Cape Town – Bonnievale=== We set out late Monday afternoon for Bonnievale at 17h00. The weather was good…..that is no pumping cape doctor, “anything else is good in my book”, but once we hit the R60 to Robertson the cape doctor gave us a woes snot klap making it difficult to maintain 140km/h. We were packed reasonably light, only the absolute essentials for a one night camp out, no rain gear, a cell phone to use for any major repairs, and a basic supper of noodles with tinned tuna. (The rest of our meals were to be had on route.) Our first night was with friends on their wine farm on the Breede River. After a really good braai and good wine it was off to bed before many dusty back roads to tomorrows destination….Die Hel!

Anysberg Weekend.

Cloudgazer Steven's picture

Points: 0

OK, so here are a few thoughts about a most amazing weekend. This is not exactly a ride report, which was truly great, but more a couple of outstanding memories. And actually this is also a big thank you post to everyone involved. And I mean everyone! Thanks to Geoff our fearless and knowledgeable leader, who is a great story teller and amazingly didn’t look a year older after his birthday on the first night. Thanks to Neels and Anna-Marie for the back up, catering, organizing and everything else they did. The set-up was so professional and the meals just brilliant. Thanks to the 6.5 foot good-natured croc-fanning Wayne for Sweeping most of the weekend, and thanks to Daniel as well for doing it on Monday. Thanks to everybody else for been such great company. It’s always nice to meet new people, and to greet familiar faces, and start feeling part of a good company of people.


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