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by tempesc
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Swartberg Pass.....WOW
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Swartberg Pass.....WOW

I have added 3 links to google maps below that hope will help but I think some explanation is needed first so you can make best use of them. In terms of ‘must do’s’ on a Western Cape trip mine would be: 1. Baviaanskloof – the best off road route I have ever ridden – absolute must. Advice is to ride ...
by tempesc
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Swartberg Pass.....WOW
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Swartberg Pass.....WOW

I’ll share the route when I am home later.

I keep a bike out there but just sold it to another chap on the forum here. I rented the Xt660r my pal was riding in the video from Craig Marshall in Somerset West. He was a good guy so worth looking up.
by tempesc
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Swartberg Pass.....WOW
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Swartberg Pass.....WOW

I’ve done it a few times on my XT660z. Pass itself is great, Die Hel (accessed from north side even better).

Are you taking in Baviaanskloof as well (@ 1:40 in the video)? And Prince Albert’s Pass?

by tempesc
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: TCAT 2020 June set-off
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Re: TCAT 2020 June set-off

Hi flipflopdog - looks like a fun trip. Have you sorted your bike insurance arrangements yet? If so who are you using?

I’m planning on riding the TAT this year (but starting and finishing in Canada) and not yet sure how to sort this.

Cheers
Andy
by tempesc
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Trail Bike advice please
Replies: 60
Views: 3678

Trail Bike advice please

I ride a bit in mid-wales. My advice is to think long and hard about tank range before you commit. I had a KTM 350 Freeride for 6 years. Incredibly confidence inspiring (99kgs) bike which I really liked, but i couldn’t ride the routes i wanted to ride in a day due to fuel range. Had to trailer it to...
by tempesc
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: WEBSITE AND FORUM STUFF
Topic: Can’t login using Tapatalk
Replies: 10
Views: 6464

Re: Can’t login using Tapatalk

I have been able to log back in tonight via tapatalk - not sure what has changed!!
by tempesc
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: WEBSITE AND FORUM STUFF
Topic: Can’t login using Tapatalk
Replies: 10
Views: 6464

Re: Can’t login using Tapatalk

I am having this issue (not been able to see the forum for a couple of weeks). Have tried updating the app & also logging out and trying to log back in but problem persists.

Anyone else having this issue?

Any ideas?
by tempesc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: route des cols
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

route des cols

Hi Julian 8 days is fine, St Malo to Carcassonne isn’t! I’d take a couple of days to get down through France. Some many great options on the way. Try the Pyrenees part of this (ignore the diversion to Toulouse - long story!): https://goo.gl/maps/L29Q7oMLM1Mk2RWs8 Some good roads here on the way down...
by tempesc
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Adventure bike options?
Replies: 58
Views: 4637

Adventure bike options?

So i currently (temporarily) have a XT660z, 701 and Tiger 800. Lets park the Tiger. i love it, way more powerful than the others but its essentially a (great) road bike. Took the XT660z from Cape Town to Kenya, and two other off road trips in Africa so done loads off the tarmac. It is no trail bike ...
by tempesc
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Exeter Trial
Replies: 24
Views: 2429

Re: Exeter Trial

I rode the trial on my Husqvarna 701 this year - as ever it was great fun. 12th year on this trial for me. For anyone reading this thread thinking i’d like to try that, do it! The next event is the Lands End trial, which starts good Friday 10/4. Basic format: - pick start point (Cornwall, Glos, Hant...

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