Category: South Africa

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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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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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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3 Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons!

3 Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons!

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

Seamus drove all the way to Stellenbosch from Swellendam to replace his clutch! Then turned around and rode to meet us in Calitzdorp arriving after 9. We were lekker gaar at this stage and so he arrived to a round of Calitzdorps best wine a steak and more abuse.

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2 Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons!

2 Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons!

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

We started the day in George, while we waited for the Dakar sprocket to be fitted, the mechanic showed us a bike which he’d just recovered from die Hel with a smashed cylinder head. Oh, oh we were going there!

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Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons! 1

Of Hell, Whales, Sex and Baboons! 1

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

The trip: .Baviaans Kloof, Knysna, Victoria Bay, Montagu Pass, Prince Alfred Pass and the Tsitskama Forest. Whales in Hermanus and the Tradauw pass. Ronnies sex shop and Road kill café, Seweweeks poort all on the famed R 62, then the awesome Swartberg pass and journey into Hell (die Hel) and a run back home across a flower strewn Karroo!

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Zooming with Zooma and a faulty Zumo

Zooming with Zooma and a faulty Zumo

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

I decided to treat myself for a ride for my birthday, so the plan was to leave on Thursday and ride to Dundee via Memel, Wakkerstroom and a few passes then head to Nkandla and the Nkandla forest Zuma’s home town to Lilani Hot springs near Greytown.

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Wild Coast, Wild Zulu’s and Wild Skies

Wild Coast, Wild Zulu’s and Wild Skies

| September 23, 2010 | Comments (0)

Last year I rode across Namibia challenging the great Namibian sand monster on the “monster” my faithful 1200 GSA. This December was the families turn but I managed to sneak the “bitch” my KTM 640 adventure onto the trailer behind us along with kiddies boards, cans of food, tents and assorted Christmas presents … more the Pakistani Pack Horse than last years Namibian Nomad!

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