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Post by DaveS on 27th September 2009, 21:11

Seeing that nobody wants to start a 'report' for this trip I will post some 'teasers'. I only joined the group on Thursday afternoon so will hold off with other pics and days events until someone has reported on the Thursday ride.....but in the meantime....just to whet the appetite.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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For now I will just say nothing...
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....and lastly...the 'do not disturb' sign outside one of the chalets.... Embarassed Shocked
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but at least everyone was game..
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thanks Johan and Trudi for a good trip..
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and be sure to be on the lookout for the rest of the report...
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Post by DotP on 27th September 2009, 21:40

Hmmmm!!! Jissie jong.... photo's but no comments!!! Is this a case of what goes on tour, stays on tour or shall we wait for the running commentary!?!? Question

Johan and Truds - DANKIE dit was weereens 'n uitstekkende trip! Moontlik alweer "rooiwyn" vergiftiging maar niks wat 'n ou pyn pilletjie nie kan uitsort nie Rolling Eyes

Vir al die ander mense - bekendes en onbekendes (Susan, Andrea, Danie en Wilmien), nice to have met you. Great laughs, great riding and great company! Hoop julle join ons somer gou weer!
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Post by JR on 27th September 2009, 22:00

Now this is what I call an interesting and thought provoking appetizer. Cool

Sou bitter graag meer wou lees van julle trip......of is daar ‘n ouderdomsperk op?

.....maak dan maar net soos die "ingelsman"......plaas net die prentjies – ons sal self die “bubbles” insit pirat
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Post by tj on 27th September 2009, 22:03

The purpose of this trip was to see for ourselves what the state of water levels are at the three large dams inside Transvaal, and to do the Canopy Tour in Magoebas Kloof while we are at it.

It makes no sense to ride aimlessly without a destiny. All the burnt fuel & money and adding to the carbon footprint! . One needs a destiny and purpose!

First the dams:

Harties
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Middle Letaba
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Loskop
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Harties & Loskop are very near to over-flowing while M Letaba is under the empty line due to a severe drought in the area. No water is let out to the agricultural community it serves.

OK. Formalities over now the real spirit of this trip

The Canopy Tour:
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Kitting out
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Mechanical issues
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The chain eventually gave way and the backup with Johan Jnr as driver were called in. Andrea really wanted to proceed on her bike!
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She later resorted to pillion on Danie's bike. He didn't mind the compulsory hugs.

We at first thought they are boetie & sussie...
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...but then they were just too much lovey-dovey...

Do NOT DISTURB!!!!!!!!
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We stayed over the first night at Mopani Lodge in Giyani and prepared our own braai that evening next to the pool. Everybody was positive to take a dive as it was quite warm that evening. We only reached as far as the calves, on the first step. The water being still too cold!

The second night at Thaba-Metsi in Magoebas Kloof after the Canopy tour in their tented camp. In the rainy conditions we had protection against the elements but that was just about all. Would've been nice if we had better weather that day.

Our campsite
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That afternoon we killed time before the Canopy Tour at Iron Crown and Nadia was serving us
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Her description of a bisexual relationship: " A friendship with benefits" - Excellent!!


That evening we enjoyed dinner at Picasso's in Heanertsburg. Riding in the rain to town and back to camp. Yes we can. This turned out to be quite interesting...

The faces



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The ride.

All roads were quite passible, from excellent newly tarred highway to passes and sweeps, in the rain and not...

...and GS!

By a GS
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...and by an RT!!!!!!!!!!
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En route we saw affordable stones. Of those we all may need only once in our lives
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With low maintenance

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We stopped at the Coach House Hotel in Agatha for breakfast as we did not even could get coffee at the tented camp. Five Stars!!! While the ladies wasted time in the kiosk we showed our attitude
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The last night we stayed over at the magnificent Marula Lodge, 10km Out from Groblersdal. That evening we (the ladies) again prepared a meal for a king and Danie and Johan Jnr did the fire and braai thing
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While Susan is chatting to Frik outside the picture, Dave is looking on. Wat kyk jy Dawid?
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Early the last morning the group went on a game drive
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It is difficult to tell the whole story with pictures.

All I can say is: The company made this a splendid trip. Thank you all and well done



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Post by JR on 27th September 2009, 22:08

jy doen iets verkeerd man Smile

kan niks fotos sien nie.

copy net die "IMG Code" (die onderste een) in Photobucket in jou post......niks anders nie.

.......kom in pas met die program........ Laughing
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Ek copy die HTML Is dit verkeerd?
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probeer die IMG Code
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Post by DaveS on 27th September 2009, 22:20

soos JR se - copy die IMG code - die een heel onder.

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OK Dankie

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Post by JR on 27th September 2009, 22:42

Daars hy nou........ Very Happy

Looks like a great trip with lots of.........fun by all. Wink

so true - good company is always one of the highlights of any trip

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tj wrote:
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So, do tell us who is who...?



tj wrote:

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So, do tell us who is who...?

tj wrote:
While Susan is chatting to Frik outside the picture, Dave is looking on. Wat kyk jy Dawid?
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Dave is just checking out the label of the jeans that Susan is wearing...what else?
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Post by DeonP on 28th September 2009, 08:02

Looks like it was a great trip.
Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
Always great to see people enjoying themselves.
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Post by Marnus on 28th September 2009, 08:19

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Wow! Now THAT is impressive Very Happy Well done. It looks like you guys & gals had a fabulous trip cheers
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Post by Tony R on 28th September 2009, 10:23

What is the Magoebas canopy tour like. I am going to Magoebaskloof this weekend with the Triumph guys and have the option of doing the tour.

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Post by Sias on 28th September 2009, 10:54

Looks like a great trip! Thanks for sharing!
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Post by Corlia on 28th September 2009, 11:08

Ag lekker! Lyk asof julle dit BAIE geniet het! En dankie dat julle dit deel, dit is altyd lekker om die stories te lees!!! Smile
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Post by tj on 28th September 2009, 13:13

Tony R wrote:What is the Magoebas canopy tour like. I am going to Magoebaskloof this weekend with the Triumph guys and have the option of doing the tour.

One word: "Awesome".

PM me for the waypoints and phone numbers
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Post by V K Frik (LT) on 28th September 2009, 17:15

Ek wil graag iets deel. Sussan reken ( 2 ss e) " Beste naweek die laaste 10 jaar" . Elke trip is onvergeetlik, Johan, Trudi ek het my weer versom vir die baie werk wat julle doen voor die trip wat nie almal sien, dankie dit is hoekom elke trip so lank in n mens se gedagtes sal bly.
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Post by Tony R on 28th September 2009, 17:33

Thanks for the info. I have been in contact with them and see that the Triumph guys in Polekwane have made a group booking so I will be hanging loose on Saturday. Their web site is very informative. Very Happy

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Post by dakardrix on 29th September 2009, 23:04

Lekker julle!
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Post by DaveS on 3rd October 2009, 19:11

We had two people on the trip who were scared of heights.

Here is a video clip of one of them....

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Post by Tony R on 5th October 2009, 09:48

My wife was petrified on some of the decks. The one in particular was very high and very narrow. But what an awesome experience. It is such fun that when you get to the last platform you wish the whole thing could start again. Would recommend this one to anyone. Very Happy cheers

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Post by Richard H on 6th October 2009, 18:38

Every now and then do something that REALLY scares you...!
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