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TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by JohanGT on 17th May 2010, 23:09

This post will be regularly updated in order for you to be able to see the latest news.

Shocked Shocked Shocked NEW DEPARTURE TIME: 05:30 for 6:00 SHARP Shocked Shocked Shocked
- Please make sure your bike is ready to roll and coffee has been finished by 06:00
- If you send me your e-mail address, I wil, forward you the GPS file we will be using.

SUMMARY
bounce bounce bounce The Trip Map bounce bounce bounce
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DAY 1 (12 June) - CENTURION to KURUMAN (539km)
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Day Schedule - 12 June 2010
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TIME FROM TO DISTANCE TOTAL COMMENTS
6:00 for 6:30 BP Garage Parys Wimpie 155km 155km Breakfast & Petrol
Parys Wimpy Herzogville 253km 408km Refreshments & Petrol
Hertzogville Kuruman 266km 674km Sleepover & Petrol
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Sleepover: Riverfield Guest House @ R300 pppn, 053-712-0003
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Day 2 (13 June) - KURUMAN to SPRINGBOK via Ugrabies Waterfall (638km)
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Day Schedule - 13 June 2010
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TIME FROM TO DISTANCE TOTAL COMMENTS
6:00 for 6:30 Kuruman Olifantshoek 98km 98km Break and Petrol
Olifantshoek Upington 165km 263km Breakfast & Petrol
Upington Augrabies Falls 118km 381km Rest & Petrol
Augrabies Falls Sukkel vir 'n Sent - Pofadder 137km 518km Rest & Petrol
Pofadder Springbok 164km 682km Rest & Petrol
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Sleepover: Springbok Lodge @ R225 pppn, sbklodge@intekom.co.za, 027-712-1321 Jopie
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Day 3 (14 June) - SPRINGBOK to BITTERFONTEIN via Alexander Bay (634km)
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Day Schedule - 14 June 2010
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TIME FROM TO DISTANCE TOTAL COMMENTS
6:00 for 6:30 Springbok Alexander Bay 228km 228km Breakfast and Petrol
Alexander Bay Springbok 228km 456km Break & Petrol
Springbok Bitterfontein 178km 634km Sleep & Petrol
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Sleepover: Dawn Ridge Bitterforntein 082-268-5758
Backpackers @ R80 p.p. sharing
Self-catering @ R110 p.p. sharing
Dinner by arrangement from R60 p.p.
En suite rooms - 3 beds per room with air-con and all that - @ R300 per room
Camping Site - Sites available where you can park your caravan & plug into a power outlet - decent ablution facilities @ R50 p.p. children under 8 stay free
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Day 4 (15 June) - BITTERFONTEIN to SWELLENDAM via Cape Augulhas (664km)
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Day Schedule - 15 June 2010
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TIME FROM TO DISTANCE TOTAL COMMENTS
6:00 for 6:30 Bitterfontein Clanwilliam 164km 164km Breakfast and Petrol
Clanwilliam Worcester 203km 367km Break & Petrol
Worcester Cape Augulhas 188km 555km Rest & Petrol
Cape Augulhas Swellendam 110km 665km Sleep & Petrol
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Sleepover: Blue Mountain Inn @ R180 pppn, 072-453-0634 / 028-514-2199 Hans / Hella
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Day 5 (16 June) - SWELLENDAM to GARIEP DAM via Outeniqua Pass (808km).


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Day Schedule - 16 June 2010
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TIME FROM TO DISTANCE TOTAL COMMENTS
6:00 for 6:30 Swellendam Mossel Bay 177km 177km Breakfast & Petrol
Mossel Bay Uniondale 145km 322km Petrol
Uniondale Graaf Reinet 234km 556km Lunch & Petrol
Graaf Reinet Colesberg 200km 756km Rest & Petrol
Colesberg Gariep 52km 808km Sleep & Petrol
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Sleepover: Lutas @ R 160pppn, 051-754-0272
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Day 6 (17 June) - GARIEP DAM to CENTURION (632km).

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Day Schedule - 17 June 2010
TIME FROM TO DISTANCE TOTAL COMMENTS
6:00 for 6:30 Gariep Dam Bloemfontein 190km 190km Breakfast & Petrol
Bloemfontein Ventersburg 157km 347km Rest & Petrol
Ventersburg Kroonvaal 125km 472km Rest & Petrol
Kroonvaal Centurion 160km 632km Home
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Riders Interested in the Trip

Post by JohanGT on 17th May 2010, 23:16

Johan & Ina Maartens
Albert Ponelis
Chris


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Things to Remember

Post by JohanGT on 17th May 2010, 23:18

There are some long rides so everybody will need a lot of rest during the trip
We can expect cold weather and rain

Remember the following:
1. Your emergency information in a holder (Blood type, nearest of kin, Medical Aid,...)
2. Make sure your tires are in a good condition
3. Flat tyre repair kit
4. Make sure your bike and you are visible at night
5. Raincoat
6. Warm Clothes
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Re: TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by JohanGT on 20th May 2010, 22:31

The first three posts have been updated Very Happy
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Re: TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by JohanGT on 22nd May 2010, 00:31

Accommodation is being updated Cool
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Re: TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by Marnus on 25th May 2010, 07:51

Wow - this epic trip is starting to take shape! Nice Johan!
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Re: TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by JohanGT on 25th May 2010, 20:57

Almal wat belangstel kan begin plek bespreek! bounce
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Re: TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by JohanGT on 30th May 2010, 12:04

You will see that the first leg of this trip has been changed and 135km added thanks to the South African National Road Agency's effectiveness in keeping our roads in prestine condition. Rolling Eyes

This adds a lot of new roads to our trip that we have not travelled before - which is one of the reasons the awards have been introduced - not to see how far our members can ride ironbutt style, but rather to incentive our members to see our beautiful country. Very Happy
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Re: TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by JohanGT on 30th May 2010, 12:06

Marnus wrote:Wow - this epic trip is starting to take shape! Nice Johan!

Thanks Marus! Care to join us on your 450?
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Post by Marnus on 30th May 2010, 12:59

JohanGT wrote:
Marnus wrote:Wow - this epic trip is starting to take shape! Nice Johan!

Thanks Marus! Care to join us on your 450?

It all depends on the condition of the roads Wink
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Post by JohanGT on 30th May 2010, 22:42

The roads as we have changed today looks very good with few roadworks and potholes. The Outeniqua Pass should provide some fun although we will not stay there very long due to the 800km we have to travel that day. Cool
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Re: TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by Chris on 1st June 2010, 18:57

Ok, Iím in for the stretch to Alexander Bay, will come back after that because that is the only point I still need, for the sissy medal, if that is ok with you?
I have done the bookings at Springbok Lodge and Riverfield Guest House.
Canít wait, bounce Laughing Razz
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Post by Marnus on 1st June 2010, 19:11

JohanGT wrote:The roads as we have changed today looks very good with few roadworks and potholes. The Outeniqua Pass should provide some fun although we will not stay there very long due to the 800km we have to travel that day. Cool

Hehehe... sorry Johan - the road needs to be a LOT rougher to justify application of the 450

and much, much, much shorter!
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Post by Chris on 1st June 2010, 19:17

Marnus wrote:
JohanGT wrote:The roads as we have changed today looks very good with few roadworks and potholes. The Outeniqua Pass should provide some fun although we will not stay there very long due to the 800km we have to travel that day. Cool

Hehehe... sorry Johan - the road needs to be a LOT rougher to justify application of the 450

and much, much, much shorter!

Thatís why you have a GSA ??? for all the roads. Come, join us!! Basketball
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Re: TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by JohanGT on 1st June 2010, 20:44

Chris wrote:Ok, Iím in for the stretch to Alexander Bay, will come back after that because that is the only point I still need, for the sissy medal, if that is ok with you?
I have done the bookings at Springbok Lodge and Riverfield Guest House.
Canít wait, bounce Laughing Razz

Welcome Chris, this is going to be a great ride - sissy medal or not!

What do you guys think about a club fleece with the Africa 4 points on it?
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Post by Chris on 1st June 2010, 21:51

Cannot do the trip without a club fleece with the Africa 4 points on it! rabbit
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Time Change

Post by JohanGT on 8th June 2010, 22:41

Departure time has been changed to 06:00

As far as the fleece is concerned, I am told that it is too difficult to align one print with another. This means that as soon as the certificate has been issued, we will hand in our fleeces and the map with the routes will be added - Silver for the Silver Award and gold for the Gold Award
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Re: TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by steyngert on 9th June 2010, 09:33

This has absolutely NOTHING to do with me, since I am not coming along. Feel free to shoot this down, for whatever reason. I just think one must try and do the R62 between Montagu and Oudsthoorn, or even from Barrydale to Oudsthoorn. It is arguably the best road in the country, and revered by many a bike rider. We Valies seldom get a chance to drive in that area, and I think it is worth your while to do a little detour to get on that road.

Sorry if I upset an applecart here...
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Re: TRIP PLANNER - Alexander Bay & Cape Augulhas

Post by JohanGT on 9th June 2010, 11:06

steyngert wrote: I just think one must try and do the R62 between Montagu and Oudsthoorn, or even from Barrydale to Oudsthoorn. It is arguably the best road in the country, and revered by many a bike rider. We Valies seldom get a chance to drive in that area, and I think it is worth your while to do a little detour to get on that road.

Sorry if I upset an applecart here...

Not to worry, no applecart was upset Very Happy The R62 is one of the best roads.

I have not yet been able to load the latest map (the places we are going to stay remains the same). Our original route excluded the R62 so that we could have breakfast in Mossel Bay and then tackle the Outeniqua Pass. Mosselbay is one of the best locations in the world (comparable to Portofino) and the Outiniqua Pass is one of the best passes in the country for fast turns and scenary. Doing both the R62 and the Outeniqua Pass is a problem due to our time constraints (we are traveling more than 800km that day).

However, eventually our route changed and the R62 won, mainly because Ina will not be doing that leg and to be in Mosselbay without her is just not the same - then we rather do the biker's route. Smile

Because Ina is getting off in the Stellenbosch area to visit our children, we now managed to add another biker's route - the R45 going through Franschhoek! This is a stunning pass with stunning views reminding one of the Stelvio Pass in Italy.

We have a beautiful country and it is a priviledge to be able to see it on a motorcycle. I do not think we always realize just how priviledged we are to stay in South Africa.

In any case, thanks for the feedback, there is always a new road to travel and advise like this can just make our future trips better - keep the comments coming!
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Post by Chris on 9th June 2010, 13:28

KAN ONS NIE MAAR MORE RY NIE? bounce
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Post by DaveS on 11th June 2010, 09:46

Good luck to all joining on this ride tomorrow! Ride safe and look forward to lots of pictures. Cool

Won't be there to see you off as we will be on our way to Plett for a few days.

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Post by Corlia on 11th June 2010, 09:59

DaveS wrote:Good luck to all joining on this ride tomorrow! Ride safe and look forward to lots of pictures. Cool

Won't be there to see you off as we will be on our way to Plett for a few days.

Ditto Dave! Enjoy the trip guys and travel safely! Wink
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Post by Daleen on 11th June 2010, 10:06

Enjoy the trip! We are very jealous!
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Post by Chris on 11th June 2010, 10:08

So am I right in saying that nobody is prepared to see us off at 6Ö. am Laughing
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Post by DaveS on 11th June 2010, 10:58

Chris wrote:So am I right in saying that nobody is prepared to see us off at 6Ö. am Laughing

Sorry - we will probably be in Bloemfontein by then.... Twisted Evil

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