Continuing from my post "WARREN" which was about things, STRICTLY camping related that went down during my "forum holiday".
This post, "WARREN CONTINUED" is about things, STRICTLY camping related, That's currently happening, otherwise that post will get too long.
A good philosophy : - ONE PLAN IS NO PLAN, TWO PLANS IS ONLY ONE PLAN
THE UBERSCOOT <That's what they are officially called BTW>
BACKGROUND - because I travel SOLO
Going back several years now , I've always tried to have a backup plan in the event that I become immobolised far from assistance - By far I mean upwards of 50 -60 Km
Originally I took care of this by keeping a 75L backpack mounted on a golf-cart so that if something wen't wrong I could "walk out" with all the neccessary which was kept in one place
Some of you will remember that, If you want I'll post some pics.
But as I got older I, things got to the point where I really didn't think that relastically, I could manage 50 - 60 - 70Km hike - This was brought home to me when I did a day hike at Klipriviersberg nature walk ---- So I devised another plan ---- replace the backpack with a bicycle
But that too was not not that easy -- I found that out in lady Grey when I did the mountain challange --- You fellas have seen <and good naturedly teased me about that quite a lot> -----
Ok so where too now ---
CURRENT - The Uberscoot - Posted about that in my post "WARREN"
I've seen them in pictures but only reciently set eyes on one --- and it jumped out at me that this was a viable solution to my problem ---- It has a 70cc motor, / can get speeds up to 60Km per H / uses only 1L of premix petrol for 60 odd Km's / weighs in at 26Kg / Unlike a bicycle it folds down, so stowing is not a problem....
PICTURE: - SIMILAR TO THE ONE I GOT - This is an older version to the one I got, Mine has two suspension springs up front. - The seat & seat-post also come completely off
IN THE "FOLDED" CONFIGURATION - This is what really makes them suitable for me
So --- <And too the point of this post> This weekend I took the plunge and bought one, second hand, off facebook marketplace. Paid only R5000.00 --- --- <They are R12000.00 new !>
It's in good condition, and after tryout took it directly to the agents <Biker's warehouse in Mabalongwe drive> just to have it looked over & serviced.
I'm due to get it back come Saturday ----
I really do think this is going to be the final solution, to my travel SOLO problem.
FROM HERE ON GOING FORWARD
As I said in my post 'WARREN" Apart from some very minor things this, together with the luggage box, I have finally arrived at the end of a very long and enjoyable journey to put together, what for me, is the most ideal camping & touring rig, that will carry me forward once I retire and become semi - nomadic.....
Quite a significant milestone ---