Category: TRIP REPORTS

I want to ride to the place where the wilderness commences...

I want to ride to the place where the wilderness commences…

| September 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

  I ride my bike, In a restless wind I’m going to chase the road again I ride down twisty roads I won’t forget I’m heading west Without a sad goodbye And I’m heading west Apologies to Cindy Lauper for changing her song to suit my motorcycle trip. It started as a wedding invite to […]

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The Race of Halfmensbome, Malmokkies & Malmense

The Race of Halfmensbome, Malmokkies & Malmense

| March 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

The West Coast Baja pronounced Baha is run by the same crazy guy Alexanda Nel who runs the Amageza (crazy people) race.  I quote from his website “A Baja is a motorbike offroad event normally over 2 days and is intended to prove the skill and endurance of riders, and the reliability of their machines. […]

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Jozi2Kozi – Not for Sissies, Untamed, Unridden Africa

Jozi2Kozi – Not for Sissies, Untamed, Unridden Africa

| October 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

From early afternoon they rode in, some stumbled in after dark, sand splattered on their bikes, all tired but with smiles splitting their faces. Words seemed hard to find, “the best ride of my life”, “incredible”, “what scenery”,” I lost my humour for 20 minutes on the tough start to the gorge then wow wow […]

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Amageza Rallye: Losing our way & our minds among Sand Monsters & Botswana Daisies

Amageza Rallye: Losing our way & our minds among Sand Monsters & Botswana Daisies

| October 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

This is a story of our craziness, a story of a challenge overcoming rational adult thinking. James Cunningham, Gavin Morton and I GG Alcock, Team Zama Zama, we must be mad, no maybe stupid, you have to be crazy to ride hard every weekend, run, cycle, gym every day for the best part of a […]

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Crazy, I'm Crazy ... The Amageza Offroad Rallye

Crazy, I’m Crazy … The Amageza Offroad Rallye

| November 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

The first line on the Amageza Rallye should have warned me that this was silly! Amageza’ is the local Southern African (Xhosa) word for ‘crazy’ – a vital ingredient you’ll need to brave this gruelling rallye challenge and win through for a coveted Finisher’s Medal. “Awudeli ukuhlupeka” – you never get enough of suffering – […]

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Namaqua African Rally, no smelling the daisies!

Namaqua African Rally, no smelling the daisies!

| May 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

I have never raced but this looked interesting http://www.namaquaafricanrally.com The Rally Raid section which I entered follows the race route but participants don’t race. I decided to do it on my KTM 1190 R which at 200kg’s + is more of an on off road touring bike than an offroad racer. But hell what’s adventure […]

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Tapas & Twisties in The Perfect Pyrenees

Tapas & Twisties in The Perfect Pyrenees

| August 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Its Sue’s 40th birthday and for putting up with her for so long i thought a joint present sounded great, a trip to Barcelona, hire a motorbike and ride through the Pyrenees for 6 days! After lots of searching on the internet and emails I choose to do a self guided tour with IMTBike Tours, […]

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Lekker Lawaai & Karroo Braai

Lekker Lawaai & Karroo Braai

| May 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

The story goes about a business man who buys a farm in the Karroo, one day he’s fixing his fence and a man approaches him on horseback. Hi, Hi, you the new owner? Yes. Great I’m your neighbour. Can I invite you to a Karroo braai? New farmer is lonely this sounds great! Great I’ll […]

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Kubu Konquered

Kubu Konquered

| July 13, 2011 | Comments (4)

Kubu a rocky outcrop of giant Baobabs surrounded by the Magadigadi pans, the greatest salt pans in the world. The island is surrounded by a blue sea of water and pink flamingos feeding in the soda rich pans. In winter the waters recede leaving an eye blinding white surface with mirages shimmering as far as […]

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Lesotho Roof trip

Lesotho Roof trip

| January 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

Shameless & his bitch Bike wash

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