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    Default Mosselbaai - moet ek Bettie saamnooi??

    Guys apologies this is NOT 4x4, but more Bike Related, but ja, 4x4 Members may also find this useful??

    Hi Guys

    My wife and Clean Mother () and Sis in Law are off to Mossel Bay next weekend for around 8 days or so, taking the kids with.

    They nag me to join them.

    I'm in love with my Work (yes I know), but ja, its been a while since I went away for so long, a couple years actually.

    So........ek moet dalk saamkarring, en wil myself besig hou.

    Maar daai vrouens se gesels en kosmaak ens ens gaan my NUTS maak, ek soek iets om deur die dag te doen en te vergeet van die Besigheid vir so paar dae.

    ..........Is it worth it to take Bettie my old XT with??

    1) On a trailer, they can sommer drop me off at Uniondale or something, and I'll then ride from there, exploring a bit.

    2) On the way back, drop me off in say Bloem again, and I get back home via back roads.

    3) I have a Pal in Keurbooms that I'd like to visit, too

    4) And would like to get to Stilbaai, been YEARS since I been there, want to just check out the thingies there.

    So.........basically, I'll be using Bettie to just take a ride now and then, in a say 100/200 km radius from Mosselbaai.

    Worth it??

    Are there nice gravel travel around there??

    Then - sorry lots of Questions:

    1) I did the Uniondale/Avontuur/Plett gravel many moons ago, it was all gravel then. Is it still??
    Basically, from Uniondale, what is the lekkerest gravel road to Mosselbaai?

    2) From Mosselbaai to Plett/Keurbooms, lekker gravel?

    3) From MBay to Stilbaai........lekker gravel?

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    Default Re: Mosselbaai - moet ek Bettie saamnooi??

    Ek is van 25 April tot 6 Mei op Robertson. Jy kan deurkom en die blou pou vir 'n spin vat
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    Lots and lots of gravel to ride.

    It would be worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Ek is van 25 April tot 6 Mei op Robertson. Jy kan deurkom en die blou pou vir 'n spin vat
    Eerder nie...........

    Jys bietjie ver Soois anders het ek BESLIS knertsie(s) kom maak!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Lots and lots of gravel to ride.

    It would be worth it
    Ja ek vat haar saam Oppies.

    Ek wil basically so 4 "day trips" doen:

    1) Die familia laai my af oppad soontoe op Uniondale, van daar gravel na (ek dink) Avontuur, en vandaar na Mosselbaai
    1.1)........is die Avontuur pad nog gravel?
    1.2) Indien wel, watter gravel van daar na Mosselbaai?
    1.3) Of moet ek op ander plek "afklim" wat meer gravel is

    2) Wil baie graag vir pel in Keirbooms gaan kuier
    2,1) Nice gravel, preferably langs die see maar ook OK as dit "inland" is??

    3) Wil ook graag ander pel in Stilbaai gaan kuier
    3.1) Basies soos (2,1) hierbo........kan ek bv Danabaai, Fransmanshoek, Gourits "parellel" langs die see gravel ry of moet elke keer weer teruggaan Highway toe en weer afdraai?

    4) Oppad terug kan hulle my weer daar by Bloem se rigting drop, ek is redelik sorted met die gravel van daar af huis toe
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    No man on his death bed was ever heard to say, "I wish I had spent more time at work". Go and enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Ja ek vat haar saam Oppies.

    Ek wil basically so 4 "day trips" doen:

    1) Die familia laai my af oppad soontoe op Uniondale, van daar gravel na (ek dink) Avontuur, en vandaar na Mosselbaai
    1.1)........is die Avontuur pad nog gravel?
    1.2) Indien wel, watter gravel van daar na Mosselbaai?
    1.3) Of moet ek op ander plek "afklim" wat meer gravel is

    2) Wil baie graag vir pel in Keirbooms gaan kuier
    2,1) Nice gravel, preferably langs die see maar ook OK as dit "inland" is??

    3) Wil ook graag ander pel in Stilbaai gaan kuier
    3.1) Basies soos (2,1) hierbo........kan ek bv Danabaai, Fransmanshoek, Gourits "parellel" langs die see gravel ry of moet elke keer weer teruggaan Highway toe en weer afdraai?

    4) Oppad terug kan hulle my weer daar by Bloem se rigting drop, ek is redelik sorted met die gravel van daar af huis toe
    Die Uniondale Avontuur Knysna grondpad sal beslis die moeite werd wees (ons ry hom jaarliks met die MTB's - Karoo to Coast Race) en dan van Knysna die 7 passes roete tot in George....LEKKERRR!!!
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    Hiers my Bettie.........sommer net FYI. MADLY in love met haar, dis eintlik belaglik dat mens so behep raak met 'n stuk yster op 2 tyres
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post

    ..........Is it worth it to take Bettie my old XT with?? Yes!

    1) On a trailer, they can sommer drop me off at Uniondale or something, and I'll then ride from there, exploring a bit. Yes!

    2) On the way back, drop me off in say Bloem again, and I get back home via back roads. Yes!

    3) I have a Pal in Keurbooms that I'd like to visit, too

    4) And would like to get to Stilbaai, been YEARS since I been there, want to just check out the thingies there.

    So.........basically, I'll be using Bettie to just take a ride now and then, in a say 100/200 km radius from Mosselbaai.

    Worth it??

    Are there nice gravel travel around there?? Yes!

    Then - sorry lots of Questions:

    1) I did the Uniondale/Avontuur/Plett gravel many moons ago, it was all gravel then. Is it still?? Yes!
    Basically, from Uniondale, what is the lekkerest gravel road to Mosselbaai? Uniondale to Avontuur, via the poort, then Prince Alfred's pass and Kom se Pad to Knysna. From there, Phantom Pass and Seven Passes to George. From George, head towards Outeniqua Pass, but turn left before the pass and ride the gravel road that runs parallel to the freeway to Mosselbay. Can send you the GPX file if you want. You can even do a detour via Herbertsdale if you want.

    2) From Mosselbaai to Plett/Keurbooms, lekker gravel? Not much gravel between Knysna and Plett, unless you want to do the long way round, going back up Kom se Pad and doing the other leg of Prince Alfred's Pass, which comes out right at Keurbooms.

    3) From MBay to Stilbaai........lekker gravel? Ooo yes! A myriad of little roads to choose from.

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Mosselbaai - moet ek Bettie saamnooi??

    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Ja ek vat haar saam Oppies.

    Ek wil basically so 4 "day trips" doen:

    1) Die familia laai my af oppad soontoe op Uniondale, van daar gravel na (ek dink) Avontuur, en vandaar na Mosselbaai
    1.1)........is die Avontuur pad nog gravel?
    1.2) Indien wel, watter gravel van daar na Mosselbaai?
    1.3) Of moet ek op ander plek "afklim" wat meer gravel is

    2) Wil baie graag vir pel in Keirbooms gaan kuier
    2,1) Nice gravel, preferably langs die see maar ook OK as dit "inland" is??

    3) Wil ook graag ander pel in Stilbaai gaan kuier
    3.1) Basies soos (2,1) hierbo........kan ek bv Danabaai, Fransmanshoek, Gourits "parellel" langs die see gravel ry of moet elke keer weer teruggaan Highway toe en weer afdraai?

    4) Oppad terug kan hulle my weer daar by Bloem se rigting drop, ek is redelik sorted met die gravel van daar af huis toe
    Jy doen die Fransmanshoek so 4 km grondpad vreeslik sleg en Gourits op een trip en van Gourits af wat jy die grondpad dwarsdeur tot in Melkhoutfontein net voor Stillbaai.Gourits is teerpad tot binne in die dorp maar jy kom dan terug uit die dorp uit en vat die afdraai links Ystervarkfontein Stilbaai toe,daai pad kan ook erg sinkplaat wees partykeer.Danabaai tot in Gourits en tot in Vleesbaai is net teerpad net die 4 km van Vleesbaai tot by Franshoek is grondpad.Danabaai het nie regtig iets om te sien nie.Ek sal van Jongensfontein die Blombos afdraai ook vat en tot in Vermaaklikheid/Puntjie ry en dan die pad tot in Riverdsdal vat en teerpad langs deur die klein dorpies terug kom....Vermaaklikheid deur Riversdal toe is pragtig en n lekker pad vir n bike.
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    Uniondale to Mossel Bay
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    BAIE DANKIE ALMAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Pad van stilbaai via vermaaklikheid tot in witsand ook mooi, jy kan selfs op die pont by malgas gaan - dan jy ook sÍ: ek was hier
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    Ja
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweeling View Post
    Pad van stilbaai via vermaaklikheid tot in witsand ook mooi, jy kan selfs op die pont by malgas gaan - dan jy ook sÍ: ek was hier
    Tweeling hy moet net seker maak van die pond,die mense moan vreeslik van die nuwe pond in is ...hy staan meer as wat hy werk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lofty View Post
    Tweeling hy moet net seker maak van die pond,die mense moan vreeslik van die nuwe pond in is ...hy staan meer as wat hy werk
    Ek ken net die ou een
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweeling View Post
    Pad van stilbaai via vermaaklikheid tot in witsand ook mooi, jy kan selfs op die pont by malgas gaan - dan jy ook sÍ: ek was hier
    Ja daai pont is (was??) nice, maar dis verrerig vir 'n day trip, sal eerder daai offthe beaten track paadjies explore wat mens NOOIT die tyd voor het nie
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    Guys - Hi

    If I want to camp for a night, I can do a longer trip ........ lets say around 250km per day.

    I'd like to get opinions here please:

    Which routes/aeras are nicer, Mosselbaai to PE direction, or Mosselbaai to Slaapstad direction, KEEPING IN MIND:

    1) As much gravel as possible, and preferably highway riding to an absolute minimum......quiet little tar back roads are OK, but preferably gravel. Also as little "busy" roads as possible, my trip planning doesnt include passing trucks or getting hit by an AMG from behind or yellow line riding in coastal cross winds.

    2) Scenic, obviously.......but ja, I guess scenic is everywhere

    3) Nicest camping spots.......I'm self sufficient, but would like to be able to stop at a stop that sells bare essentials like wood/Blitz/mix/meat, at least. 2 man tent and bike - thats all

    ..........I'm inclined towards the Cape Town "direction"........or not??

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    Got this in the t4a weekly newsletter

    looks right up your street re back to CT and back roads

    oops - here it is

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