Monthly Archives: F Y

One night at the Police-Station

It was getting late as South Africa is experiencing winter and by 5:30 pm visibility on the roads becomes poor. There were no Backpacker Hotels to stay at or peoples farms as we usually do. A certain man at the … Continue reading

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With the Bus over the Transkei

We reached East London and stayed at Cherry Deutsmann daughter’s place. The place was serene and had a lovely atmosphere to it as it was near the Bonza beach.Through our discussions with them and a number of people that we … Continue reading

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Reaching the ocean!

Voila! This was no mirage, we had reached the ocean.The breeze had a cooling effect on us. After the passes, mountains and heat that could melt a polar bear, Kidd’s Beach was a temptation that we could no resist. Why … Continue reading

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Breaks are useful

Cycling for eight to nine hours makes us to accumulate enough sweat to fill two beer mugs and one milk bottle. The morning dew also leaves our tents and clothes drenched. We use these breaks to stretch our tired muscles … Continue reading

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Rudi the rat and the cactus

My bike is my home just as every man’s house is his castle. Rudi the Rat checks on my speedometer to make sure that I don’t drive above the speed limit. I also bought a cactus which adds a sweet … Continue reading

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Living like kings

We never know where we will sleep but for sure we know how many kilometers that we need to cover per day so that we can reach our goal. It so happens that when we are doing our evening shopping … Continue reading

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HIGH on the Highway

The N2 has been a hilly ride so far but the landscape is awesome as our South African friends love to say. At this point the N2 becomes a freeway and we are not sure whether we should cycle on. … Continue reading

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Let’s go out of here!

The Tradouw pass stood between us and the N2 us like a monstrous bear robbed of its cubs. We needed a quick solution as Walti’s knee was getting worse with every steep climb. We decided the we would hitch a … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

The locals are always telling us how flat the roads are. They could be right especially when you are driving and all you have to do is change gears. Walti likes to ask them about the terrain and the distance … Continue reading

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A painful start

No matter how prepared you think you are, there is always something that gets in the way. For Walti it has been his knees. The gradient of the hills, the weight of the bikes and saddle bags can even bring … Continue reading

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