New year has begun and it is that time of the year when I have to submit my leave plan for the year. Is there anybody out there that would like to do a tour with me? This way we can get our times to come together. This is often the biggest hill to get over. Most times people cannot join you as their time table does not match yours. Unfortunately I am limited in time. I get four weeks a year but also need to spend some time with my family. Thus it would be nice to do a two to three week tour. That is also good for most people who have a real job and family. We cannot all be vagabonds.
The second question would be where to next. People are already asking me where my next crazy adventure will be. Well it could be a pleasure ride or a mad rush to get to a destination, to fit the most amount of km in before the leave runs out. I really enjoyed the slow ride with my Dad last month. To be honest I feel a lot safer on the roads outside South Africa. As the traffic is less and they travel slower. On the other had it my be time to get that book everybody is talking about. Riding the Dragon’s Spine book uses back roads to travel the length of South Africa. That way we can get away from the traffic.
Well send me a comment or a tweet. Let me know if you available and what tour you would like to do. Then we can start planning.
I’d think that riding outside South Africa would be quite nice, but if you think that this country is full of traffic, it might be time to bite off a chunk of the Dragon’s Spine route. We’ve enjoyed over two months of wide open roads on or near the route, including a few diversions along the way. Where do you live in South Africa?
Thank you for your input. I have lived and worked in some of the out of the way places and understand why you would recommend I do a chunk of the Dragon’s Spine route. I live in Limpopo Province on a farm near Modimolle (old name Nylstroom). Not to far from the world renouned birding hot spot Nylsvley Nature Reserve.
Shame to have missed you, as we’ve touched the border at Messina and turned back south to catch a flight north from Joburg. We passed through Vaalwater on our way to Rooiberg just a few days ago.
It is a pity. I had hoped to meet the two of you. I had left a comment on your site.
Why are you turning back? There is a lot of Africa waiting to meet you. Things change when you cross the boarder north of South Africa. Fences and gates are no more and the feeling of freedom comes to you. Feels as if the African continent is wide open for adventure.