Thats my cruze control, actually not my idea, stole it of a mate, thanks Chris. Its so simple and cheap, one hose clamp, one 4" nail, one small washer, little hit with welder, and one cruze control....
May 31, 2007 GMT - Clarens/Bloodriver
Windy and cold as i moved on from Bloomfontein. I kept to the side of Lesotho, going through Brandfort, Ficksburg, Bethlehem to find a motel in the coldest town yet, Clarens. I meet a local who took me out on...
May 31, 2007 GMT - Sani Pass/ Lesotho/Bloomfontein
May 31, 2007 GMT - George and Rally
Heading east it was rather windy and rained slightly, nice mountains and mist was the order of the day. Talking about mist, i was having a bit of a problem with my motorcross goggles, they had lost most of their...
May 31, 2007 GMT - Cape Agulhas
Thats me at the southern most tip of Africa. From Hout Bay its a great great ride east along the coast. I made for Cape Agulhas, the southern most tip of Africa and where 2 oceans meet. One ocean...
May 08, 2007 GMT - Cape Town
May 08, 2007 GMT - Vrendendal/Rally
I know ive said it before, but its funny how things happen. Was in a small town just north east of Vrendenal, taking a break from the heat. There i was just sitting out side a shop drinking my fanta....
May 08, 2007 GMT - Back to Kimberly
Love Kimberly, even more so as they had tyres for the bike. The tyre id had on the rear that i bought in Lasarka in Zambia, was throwing of the knobs and running very badly indeed. This combined with the...
May 08, 2007 GMT - Wildlife Rally/Ellisras
All roads headed north, well they would if only id follow them. My plan was to leave Potch and go directly north to cross the main hwy.N4 at Rustenburg. But no Brians that silly he just follows his nose and...
May 08, 2007 GMT - Back to Potchefstroom
After the race meeting i arrived in Potch taking a room near town to sort out some washing etc. Back in Potchefstroom, i caught up with the locals id meet 3 months previous. I took time with Anton at his...
May 08, 2007 GMT - Pretoria and the 'Dros' pub
After the great time i had in the Graskop area it was a bit of a shock to hit the high life of Pretoria. I booked into a local B/Packers, but it turned out to full of the younger set,...
April 16, 2007 GMT - Maputo - buisy and bussling
In Tofo(well Inhambane realy) i borrowed a spanner to adjust the headstem bearings, unfortunately i did them a little to tight. The bike road as it was on tracks, bit of a bother. So in getting to Maputo i found...
April 16, 2007 GMT - Tofo- great beaches
After Breakfast with Peter at the lodge. i took of for Tofo. 20klm out a flat rear tyre. Turned out a small steel pin, 25mm long went straight through my new tyre tread. This was a bit amazing in its...
April 16, 2007 GMT - Vilankulo- the town that was
Wow, Vilankulo, is amazing, ive never seen anything like it. A cyclone or 2 came through a few months before i got there and its rather flatterned. I did not see a straight or undamaged building on my ride through...
April 16, 2007 GMT - Crossing border to Mozambique
Love border crossings,LOL. I actually feel that the people at the borders do bad service for their country men and women. If only they would be a bit more forthcoming, helpfull and smile all would go better. To me, im...
April 16, 2007 GMT - Blantyre
From Zomba its an easy ride to Blantyre, the major town of the area. I wasn"t in town long before the local police had me pulled over at a road junction. There was 3 of them, first they wanted to...
April 04, 2007 GMT - Zomba
From The Fat Monkey i moved down to Zomba. I meet and chatted to 2 AIDs Volenteer workers at Fat Monkey, who told me that the Mt. at Zomba is very lovelly. The winding road up the mountain and the...
April 04, 2007 GMT - Malawi
Karong is by the Malawi Lake and this is where i was camped, very close to the waters edge. Unfortunatelly the locals running the camp/lodge had no idea about rest at nite. On the second nite there i was that...
March 27, 2007 GMT - Kasama here i come.
The nite out on the road seemed to revive me. I felt real good in the morning and had a great ride back to Mporokoso. On the road i meet some workmen with a broken down tractor. I stoppped as...
March 27, 2007 GMT - More falls - my next longest day
The town near the Ntumbachushi falls is Kawambwe, i stopped at the local servo to fuel up. No power said the attendant, but we sell from a 20 ltr plastic container. Ill have one, and when i came to pay...
March 27, 2007 GMT - Brian meets-Congo
At the border post of the Congo is a little township, not that i stopped, but i had people yelling at me, staring, or just motioning for me to come to them. My gess is i would have been hasseled...
March 27, 2007 GMT - Ndola and nth.
Well we shall try again, i wrote a lot yesterday when i got to Muzuzu, all was great till the power went off and i lost it all. The people in Ndola where fantastic to me, i stayed around over...
March 12, 2007 GMT - Lusaka
At the camp south of Lasaka i meet a couple(Ernest and Astrid)that where down from the Copperbelt. Its just amazing how things happen. Id been talking to others about the Copperbelt, and felt it as a place id like to...
March 05, 2007 GMT - Victoria Falls here i come
Border crossings, i dont know if its just me but i get a bit nervice. I have no idea what im doing, things seem to happen but not in any order. I had to pay to get me in, plus...
March 01, 2007 GMT - Aussicht camp and more
I camped that nite at Aussicht camp. A spot about 5 ks off the main road, i was a little worried on going in as the sign at the junction said nothing about BEER. I was to arrive to a...
February 23, 2007 GMT - MORE OF NAMIBIA
At the camp i had by myself at Sossusvlei, i was the one to be checked out. Owls in the tree above me kept a close eye on me during the nite and even came within a foot of my head in some closer inspections.
February 15, 2007 GMT - Namibia- great roads
Canon Roadhouse is a nice place just out of the Fish River Canyon, a place of great gorges, views and hot springs. I spent 2 nites there under the shade of one of the many trees that are part of the campsite.
February 15, 2007 GMT - Kimberly and Namibia
Leaving Potch was hot hot. I took time out from riding to stop in at a bike pub about 100ks from Potch, but the noise from the music box put me off and i was on the road again.
February 02, 2007 GMT - Time in Potchefstroom
The town of Potch (Potchefstroom) would go under the list of the friendliest towns i have spent time in. All the people that i spoke to and spoke to me where just great.
January 31, 2007 GMT - moved on
great, fantastic and lots of other words discribe Kruger Park. Took time out to go look and im very pleased that i did. I only saw a very small amount of the Park, but what a part i saw. I got to see all the Big 5 and lots more besides.
January 23, 2007 GMT - No Bike as yet
Somethings just dont go smoothly. No bike and when it does arrive (thurs. so im told) it will cost me over $3000.00 aus. to get it. The great thing is the guy at this end has said i can unpack...
January 19, 2007 GMT - Taking in the sites
Well for me getting around Joburg is a bit of a struggle . I have not figured out how top use the local transport system yet . I did a paid tour to Soweto the other day 31/2 - 4...
January 17, 2007 GMT - Arrived Johannesburg
I saw something from the plane that ive not seen in a long time , RAIN .
January 11, 2007 GMT - Nearly there
Not long now. The bike is actually going to Adelaide, South Australia to be sent from there. Seems that Sydney had to much on over the new year or something was amiss. Recieved the Carnet documents just in time. Something...
December 29, 2006 GMT - learning to run this
sorting out the trip ,packing ,carnets,licences,crating the bike.etc.are just part of the deal.Ive now got to learn how to do this computer stuff,not that im complaining, its all fun .
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