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Post by DaveS on 10th February 2010, 21:34

After having been to 4 Buffalo rallies in Mossel Bay and having been down west coast, east coast, Karoo etc a 'new' option was seriously lacking.

That option has materialised in the form of JB Train tours trip to the Buffalo Rally and maybe a look-in at the bikefest in Oudtshoorn.

So, me and Dorothy and maybe Wahl will be slumming it on the train this year to the Buff. Beats the boring long roads of nothing there and back to the good riding areas.

Train leaves Wednesday, 17 March and returns to Jhb on Monday, 22 March 2010.

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http://www.jbtours.co.za/

Cost breakdown not much different to riding to Buff.

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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 11th February 2010, 16:21

Seems some people are getting lazy as time goes by?????
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Post by DaveS on 11th February 2010, 17:22

LeRoy Olivier wrote:Seems some people are getting lazy as time goes by?????

No - just tired of the same straight roads - remember we did the same trip on 26/27 December last year!!! Wink

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Post by Chris on 11th February 2010, 19:45

Sounds lekker, we would be interested. cyclops
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 12th February 2010, 14:43

Yes - just janking your chain. With al the riding/touring you do - not very main routes you have not covered.
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Post by DaveS on 12th February 2010, 14:54

....but now I shoud be able to cover them a bit faster... Wink

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Post by Cappie on 14th February 2010, 00:41

What?? Going to a rally by train??
Is'nt it the same as to tow the bike by trailer?

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Post by DaveS on 14th February 2010, 19:17

Not quite - think of it as a party on the move.... Twisted Evil

Still a least a 270km ride from Beaufort West to Mossel Bay - that is if you take the direct route. Wink

Anyway - always looking to do something different. Arrive in BW at 3am on the Thursday so give chance to ride some nice routes.

Board train again on Sunday night at 10pm - nice days riding again from MB to BW - chance to do some routes not always done when living in GP.

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Post by tj on 14th February 2010, 19:49

Cappie wrote:What?? Going to a rally by train??
Is'nt it the same as to tow the bike by trailer?

Cappie. Hy kan lank verduidelik as jy hom 'n kishou slaan né! Very Happy

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Post by DotP on 14th February 2010, 20:35

Oh NO!!! Going by train means I won't be able to enter the "lady who did the longest route to the Buff" competition this year... ag nee!

Oh well, I'll just have to enter the "lady with the nicest bike's'" competition instead... what a dilemma [sigh!] will I use the R1200S or will it be the GS Exclamation S vs. GS, S vs. GS....


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Post by Wahl on 14th February 2010, 21:18

The S revs nicer than the GS ....
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Post by DotP on 14th February 2010, 21:28

Hmmm! but see, David is working on some reeeeally awesome riding for us in the area and well, the GS is just a bit more comfy for that sort of riding... but then again the R1200S is just so light and so nippy and so quick... (18'clicks on the clock) [sigh!] - What can a girl do? Question Exclamation
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Post by DaveS on 14th February 2010, 22:06

Thursday, 18 March 2010 - 269km to MB to get us there early to get a campsite via Meiringspoort and Robinson Pass.

Friday, 19 March 2010 - 359km breakfast ride while waiting for the others riding down to arrive Very Happy MB-Riversdale-Garcia Pass-Rons sex shop-Country Pumpkin(breakfast)-Tradouw Pass-Suurbraak-Heidelberg-Riversdale-MB.

Sunday, 21 March 2010 - 487km ride to BW. MB-Outeniqua pass-Potjiesberg pass-Ghwarriepoort-Buyspoort-Perdepoort-Kaapse Pootjjie-BW. Dinner in BW and then board train at 10pm.

Home Monday afternoon - probably about the same time as the guys riding back. Wink Cool

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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 16th February 2010, 00:53

Seems Dave just added to the confusion now - and we all know ho difficult it is for the ladies to make up their minds. Seems Dave will have to sell the GS's to quel the confusion.

By trailer/by train - spelling is nearly the same - so presume one can see it in the same light.


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Post by DaveS on 16th February 2010, 07:33

LeRoy Olivier wrote:Seems Dave just added to the confusion now - and we all know ho difficult it is for the ladies to make up their minds. Seems Dave will have to sell the GS's to quel the confusion.

I'm selling nothing! The GS will still be used once the initial 'excitement' of riding a new bike wears off. For Dorothy the R1200S is also a new experience. She did not think that she would enjoy riding it, but now knows better. Cool

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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 16th February 2010, 09:06

Tend to agree - will also not sell the LT - regardless of whatever else i might be buying in the future.
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