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    Where to go to next is a question. I feel a new route when I read someones write-up with lots of pictures. That is the moment when one lives someone else s trip and imagine it...

    The point of decision making prior to planning within a budget is drooling over pictures, not a map! Looking at a map I unintentionally looked at previous trips that was great and one tends to do that again... from a point of being afraid a new destination will disappoint.

    Between a bike and a truck, I've seen lots of places. To list them would be ridicules and going the other way round would be more sensible. Places I haven't seen yet that looks attractive by someone else's report.

    Drakensberg, Sabie, Graskop, Blyderivier and surrounding areas of JHB and Pretoria... I might be tempted for a North coast to connect the dots...

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    Yeah man there are lots of good places. Doing a trip though the berg and golden gate would be good

    But that would be a long trip :P

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    Get hold of Linus. Not many roads that he has not been on and he is a tour biker of note.

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    TyronRoss got me thinking.... I think my mind is set....
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    I was in Lesotho in 2005. That's about 10 years ago and looking at the 2015 accommodation rates, well worth another visit. A nice 5 to 7 day budget trip. Hmmm.... delicious....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour Biker View Post
    TyronRoss got me thinking.... I think my mind is set....
    Lesotho Tour.jpg
    I was in Lesotho in 2005. That's about 10 years ago and looking at the 2015 accommodation rates, well worth another visit. A nice 5 to 7 day budget trip. Hmmm.... delicious....
    We should organise a TB Meetup in Katse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TyronRoss View Post
    We should organise a TB Meetup in Katse!
    I'm in the thinking phase... Might be after the fruit season... I keep those options open... Usually Feb to April is a nice time of the year... Giving a little time to save up and once going on tour, making it worth while... Weather wise this time till January is too often rain season making a bike tour uncomfortable with afternoon thunder and rain storms... That reduces camping options...

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    Tour Biker reveals secrets! My field cooking, the famous Tour Biker's omelette and more coming! Follow this page on my blog!
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    I fixed a home made wide angle lens to my bike camera. Watch the difference! I hanged my screen door and tomorrow will finish it!, painting and fit the lock.
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    Screen door, not Green Door....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour Biker View Post
    I fixed a home made wide angle lens to my bike camera. Watch the difference!
    Awesome. Reminds me of this https://360fly.com/ Can't wait to see one when they hit the local market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwanano View Post
    Awesome. Reminds me of this https://360fly.com/ Can't wait to see one when they hit the local market.
    This does look easy enough to mount. From the website, the video looks good. When my camera was stolen in Nam, I replaced it with the small Telefunken action cam. It was rubbish and exchanged it for the TVC. The TVC is in its own category also rubbish, but the best of the cheap rubbish available. The sound was terrible. On my first digital camera I fitted a extension mic socket. Did the same with the TVC, making it a bit exceptable. I'm still going to make some plan to improve the border around the lens. At the end I'll have something... home made inspired... that will give a good enough video result... just like the sound... Should you watch the next video, you'll hear the improvements of the mic and the short comings of the "non- wide angle" and and video. This I'll improve with my next mod... hehehe...

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    What's next... My wide angle is fixed and my screen door is finished...
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    Only a round piece of plastic and behind it enough prestik to keep it together.Test it again and works well.

    I wanna bike tour.... whaaaahoooo

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    Maybe a close by weekend camping and fishing trip :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour Biker View Post
    I wanna bike tour.... whaaaahoooo
    Who doesn't? Life can be so cruel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    Who doesn't? Life can be so cruel!
    Not only that... But where to go... Sitting with the map again. The logistic's on Lesotho doesn't work out... too expensive for half a trip in known territory. With that same tour cost, there are better options. I'm planning rigging the petrol containers on the Virago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour Biker View Post
    Not only that... But where to go... ...
    Anywhere, away from where you started.

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    take a ride here https://www.google.co.za/maps/@-33.2...21.6219401,15z

    and send pics of the fish you catch... with the proceeding fish omelette

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    Quote Originally Posted by LawMongrel View Post
    take a ride here https://www.google.co.za/maps/@-33.2...21.6219401,15z

    and send pics of the fish you catch... with the proceeding fish omelette
    "Mud fish"... jig... Catch and through back. We have a nice area and I'll show you around... I suppose it's like someone living in Sabie, don't enjoy his own area as a visitor would. Ladismith has a LOT to offer... I grew up here and was everywhere... That's the nice thing of this area for a visitor... a wide variety of accommodation from camping, budget, chalets, BB, self catering to upmarket.

    A lot to see and experience if you like nature... If you don't mind a bit of dirt road, I'll keep you busy for a week! I have to say again, these dirt roads can be negotiated with a regular street bike. Just adapt the riding style a bit and Vaseline on the air cleaner rubbers. Once back in Ladismith a neat little pressure washer and a Tour Biker's valet magic, and your bike looks better than new!

    For a single biker free accommodation and other options for more than two! Speak to I.

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    Haven't done this in a while...
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    Ok, all the pro's... I forgot about the landing lights on approach! George airport runway 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour Biker View Post
    Not only that... But where to go... Sitting with the map again. The logistic's on Lesotho doesn't work out... too expensive for half a trip in known territory. With that same tour cost, there are better options. I'm planning rigging the petrol containers on the Virago...
    Extra petrol? Where do you want to go? The moon?

    14,5 liters x 25km/l = 360km = VÍr genoeg!

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