Now you can plan that once in a lifetime adventure tour!
Robert Wicks and I worked together on parts of his first book “Adventure Motorcycling”. I was very impressed with the final product. Now Robert’s fourth book is out. Features epic motorcycling routes in Asia, Africa, N & S America, Oz, NZ and Europe. Has 300 photos and maps, commentary and the all important info on carnets, duties, visas etc.
You can order one from haynes.co.uk – 25pounds. Book H4945
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In its natural environment in Namibia. This BMW GS Adv with the stealth camper
A tent that rolls smaller than a sleeping bag, weighs less than 1kg and has no poles! This is the motorcycle Stealth Camper, the smallest motorbike tent available especially designed for African conditions.
Blending in with the natural vegetation in Namibia the stealth camper erects in less than 2 minutes
This compact motorcycle tent, made in South Africa comes in a single or double size and is available in a variety of colours from natural shades to hi visibility oranges.
Tent attaches to the motorcycle and works just as well with a center stand as with a side stand.
The sewn in ground sheet keeps the wet out and the fly sheet keeps out the heat.
Hi visibility yellow with an oversize fly sheet. Tents are made to order so clients can have the exact combination of features that work for them
The tent has a mess ventilation screen nearest the motorcycle that allows condensation to escape.
Available in colours that suit lady bikers as well. The elastic bungee cords keep the tent taut while the pegs keep it attached to the ground!
This tent and fly sheet erect in under 2 minutes. Packing up is just as quick. No poles to leave behind or break.
Weighing in at less than 1kg this tent goes a long way to keep your load as light as possible, which is good for handling, especially in loose deep sand
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Great gravel road heading south east to Parys. Fast and clean with very few side roads.
Awesome Gauteng Motorcycle Route – Johannesburg / Parys – 15 January 2012.
Great route offering tar and/or gravel roads roughly 280km round trip to one of the best restaurants to be had anywhere . . .
Baragaweth Airfield on the gravel road to Parys has this awesome Harvard aircraft outside its clubhouse
Two awesome routes to Parys – one on gravel and the other on tar using the secondary roads through the West Rand mines and the farming communities of South Western Gauteng.
Roads with trees like these can hide animals and pedestrians. The deep shadows can also mask potential threats. Therefore it is always best to take it easy on a road like this
Riding Tip. Your stopping distance should never exceed your sight distance.
Clean tar road route to Parys with few heavy trucks and buses over the weekend
Once in Parys consider eating at “Feast” opposite the Spar in the main street. Feast has to be one of the best restaurants anywhere catering with flair and style for every culinary persuasion including vegan. They also have a great range of preserves on sale to take home after your ride (never forget the folk at home!)
Tar route on the west and gravel on the East – or make it a round trip about 280 km in total from Randburg. Note that there are no fuel stations except on the N12 and in Parys.
To access the dirt road (waypoint parysdirt1) exit left off the Moroka Bypass N12 at the intersection with the R558 travelling past Lenz Military Camp. To access the tar road (waypoint parystar1) exit left off the Moroka Bypass N12 at Glenharvie turn off. Parys dirt and Parys tar (mainly R500) – Two roads to Parys both of them great weekend rides.
Click here to download the Garmin file
Click here to download waypoints only (txt file)
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