Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Grahamstown to Cape town, via Sutherland and Tankwa!

8 October 2012
A trip to Cape town, for a 50 th bithday.  Getting old!  Via Somerset East, Beaufort West, Merweville, Sutherland, Middelpos, Tankwa, Cerres, Somerset West, Barrydale, Oudtshoorn, Willowmore, Steytlerville, Kirkwood, Paterson and home! About 2100km.

Breakfast in Somerset East

Camping at the Karoo National Park

Church in the town Merweville

Lonely place - Larry's new bike Yamaha 660 Tenere

Sharon's new bike with a seat that makes your backside very sore! Suzuki DR650, not sure if it is a keeper.

At the top of the pass near Sutherland

At the bar in Middlepos - a place we are not planning to move to!!

In the pass in Tankwa -Gannaga Pass

Gannaga Pass

Bains Pass with Phil Bristow

Friday, February 3, 2012

Local trip, to Katberg and Hogsback, testing small bikes!!!

On a lovely Saturday morning, we left Grahamstown, on small bikes - to test if we could do a LOOOONNNGGG trip on little 200 cc Honda CTX.
Well, into the mountains, through Mpofu Game Reserve - brought back tons of memories, from long ago hunting days - past Post Retief, up the pass to the top of Katberg, down the now very bad Katberg Pass, through Whitelsee - Spelling??  and up Mitchelspass to the top of Hogsback, then to our friends Rory and Lisa, where we spent the night.
About 200 km.  Not easy on t5he butt on these little bikes, so will still be looking at other options!!!

Sunday home again, via Fort Beaufort, and Amy, grandkids etc!!