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5 hours ago, 'Dale said:

5 degrees means longer warm-up 🍂

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Didn’t feel like 5°C when I arrived in town (08:00). 😆

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1 hour ago, copperhead said:

The story behind this... would love to know it!

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The guy who sprayed the front wings did it on a Wednesday. The rest of the car was done first thing Monday (hangover time) or last thing Friday (It's WEEKEND baby) ....................

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1 hour ago, copperhead said:

Merweville to Sutherland. Saw that crane on the dirt road. Middle of nowhere. Hilarious! The rocks is an old leopard trap. Very windy today so taking a break for the afternoon at "The Whitehouse"

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Did you notice that the fence along that road is often close to the road on one side and very far away on the other, leaving a good 50 to100 metres of road reserve / veld next to the road ? It is called a "trekpad" and that is the route the Karoo farmers used to trek with their herds of sheep between the Tankwa Karoo / Sutherland Karoo where there is usually better winter grazing and the drier Karoo further East (Beaufort West, Prince Albert, Merweville, Laingsburg) . The wide reserve along the road allowed the sheep to graze as they trekked. There are still farmers who do that trek between farms that they own in both areas, but nowadays they do it with trucks, rather than on foot.

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1 hour ago, DJR said:

Did you notice that the fence along that road is often close to the road on one side and very far away on the other, leaving a good 50 to100 metres of road reserve / veld next to the road ? It is called a "trekpad" and that is the route the Karoo farmers used to trek with their herds of sheep between the Tankwa Karoo / Sutherland Karoo where there is usually better winter grazing and the drier Karoo further East (Beaufort West, Prince Albert, Merweville, Laingsburg) . The wide reserve along the road allowed the sheep to graze as they trekked. There are still farmers who do that trek between farms that they own in both areas, but nowadays they do it with trucks, rather than on foot.

I sort of noticed yes. Met a guy near Loxton on a trip and he told me a few farmers still walk their sheep from farm to farm. Really interesting stuff.

Saw one lady farmer today. Said they are in their 9th year drought. It's bad out here.

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15 hours ago, Frosty said:

Didn’t feel like 5°C when I arrived in town (08:00). 😆

 

20 hours ago, 'Dale said:

5 degrees means longer warm-up 🍂

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I need to update my comment… this morning definitely felt like 5°C  🥶

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48 minutes ago, copperhead said:

Much needed rain in the Tankwa. I will be going nowhere today. Keep warm people. 

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@copperheadWhere are you staying in the Tankwa?

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On 5/20/2021 at 9:52 AM, copperhead said:

Place called Bike X Cape near the Tankwa Padstal. Super place and good prices.

Been past there a number of times but never stopped at the padstal.By that stage I am gatvol of the road and need to get to the accommodation in the park

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