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Old 01-12-2013, 02:58 AM   #16
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We have arrived!



After a very long flight from Bali to Cape Town fellow rider Johan Naude was there waiting for us. Luckily we we arrived early in the morning and we headed directly to customs to pick-up the bike. The process was very smooth and a lot easier than many other customs that I have been through. In about 1 hour the bike had clear all the paper work, we unpacked it, hooked up the battery and put back the windshield and mirror.

Johan lives in Worcester about 120 km outside of Cape Town so I got to ride It was the perfect day with blue sky, perfect temperature, amazing scenery and little traffic.

I'll post more pics and more details soon. Above is Tarci with the bike. We still need to buy Tarci's riding gear and ship some stuff home. As soon as we do that we will start riding along the coast and then up north.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:24 AM   #17
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:54 AM   #18
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:24 AM   #19
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As we finalize all the gear and discuss with Johan our route we decided to go for a 360 KM (approx. 230 miles) loop around the mountains, vineyards and ocean. Here are a few pics of the ride:











Today we hope to finish buying the gear for Tarci, then tomorrow get a GPS (mine somehow didn't make to South Africa) and the day after we start heading North/East.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #20
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Clarence drive, beautiful piece of road, enjoy
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #21
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Very nice so far. Please keep us updated of your progress while you are in South Africa and maybe we can join you for a ride if you are in our areas.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #22
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Cape Agulhas




We have reached the southernmost point in Africa where the Indian Ocean meets with the Atlantic ocean. There is only one way to go now - up North!

It has been a hectic past week. We have ridden over 1,000 KM in and around Cape Town searching for gear. We are now ready to start riding north along the coast of SA and then into Mozambique.

So far South Africa has exceeded all my expectations. The people are extremely friendly, the scenery amazing and the roads spectaculars.

We have started to come across survivors of malaria and friends of people that have died of malaria. The stories are sad beyond to what words can describe.

Our first host Johan spent 20 days in coma from celebral malaria. He made it very clear to us that the most dangerous thing in this continent is a tiny mosquito - no the big 5 or the people or the trucks.


We plan to stay in Cape Agulhas a couple of nights and start editing the pictures and videos. We will soon update our blog.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:58 AM   #23
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Incredible, thanks for posting

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bring it on! In South Africa, go onto www.wilddog.za.net, to talk to local adventure riders, for help, onformation, or just to meet some locals, enjoy,,,

On it! Great forum and great riders!


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AMAZING PIECE OF ROAD


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Very nice so far. Please keep us updated of your progress while you are in South Africa and maybe we can join you for a ride if you are in our areas.
Thank you! We will be riding along the coast. Let me know if we come close!
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #24
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Cool mates, cool undertaking, cool report with cool pictures, cool gear and very cool stickers :-)
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:31 AM   #25
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We left Cape Agulhas and headed towards Oudtshoorn.



There we spent a few hours exploring the Cango Caves - spectacular!



In Oudtshoorn Tarci had a crisis and try to run away on top of an Ostrich luckly this two guys were able to stop her!


In Kysna we had an amazing day with spectacular views and delicious foods.



The riding has been just amazing!



In Addo we were able to see lots of Elephants.



Jon from wilddog.za.net gave us food and shelter



The above picture and the ones below are from the Wild Coast.



Green hills, dirt roads, no traffic and the India Ocean as background... what else do you need?



Yes, beautiful beaches!



Our first fall after hitting an unexpected deep mud stretch on the road.... this is my first time riding 2-up off road and with a fully loaded bike. Any advice on the best way to ride?



We had a great swim by the Hole in the Wall.



In the above picture on the right is our hut were we spent a few days. The views were unbelievable. If you want more than just pictures you can check our blog post. (Tarci is editing the blog post and will be up in the next few minutes).
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #26
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Nice scenery there.

If you are still running the Anakees then there is your problem with the mud.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:23 AM   #27
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Hello?

Are these guys alive?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:05 AM   #28
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exciting RR... keep safe guys...
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:26 AM   #29
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We are still alive!

We are currently in Tofo, Mozambique after 6,000+ kilometers (approx. 4,000 miles). Finding internet has been a challenge and finding a good connection to upload pictures impossible.

The ride so far has been fun, exciting, challenging and at times hard.

We had a hard crash a few days back with the bike fully loaded. We stayed in someones house at the beach and to get there we had to ride in a stretch of deep sand.

On the way out we crashed. The bike felt on top of my leg and I hit my shoulder on the ground pretty hard. Luckily nothing broke but I've been having a back pain for the last couple of days.

From here we are heading north and we plan to cross into Zimbabwe this upcoming week. We hope to find a good internet connection to upload pictures and update the thread with our latest rides.


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Old 02-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #30
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I hope the back heals quickly for you. Thanks for the great RR so far. South Africa has a special place in my heart, hell for that matter all of Africa does! looking forward to the rest of your ride and for a great cause!!
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