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Title: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: briv on September 24, 2012, 05:55:52 pm
seventh one done and with that a lesotho trip ....... die lekerste ooit  :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Sasha on September 24, 2012, 09:48:59 pm
I want to thank SharkZA, Welsh and CrazyPora for the drive down to the bash. It was beautiful and very special to be on top of Africa's Roof. I met amazing new people and saw the old gang again, absolutely LOVED IT.
Thanks Cocky, WildRide and JC for the ride back.
I believe that Killroy try to wake us up at 6 on Saturday morning and SharkZA said "it is too early, let them sleep"..an hour later Killroy could not wait any longer, open the zip of our tent and SURPRISE, we were not there....meanwhile back at the ranch, we were snuggling in a cozy king size extra length bed offered by our dear Friend Veldbrand (cause my dear friend Veldbloom couldn't make it).
To the gang of 8, thank you for taking me along and thank you for helping Raka to get the TITANIC back on track to the bash.
Over and out until next bash. Raka will post more photos now that IT has downloaded the photos

PS: Thanks again to the organisers and as a last request will IDR please be so kind to give Raka his name back  (I am sure he has earned it  >:D).
Merci Beaucoup
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley
Post by: Sasha on September 24, 2012, 09:58:17 pm
My technical advisor, Raka, didn't give me proper instruction about loading photos.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Snafu on September 24, 2012, 10:24:51 pm
Since everyone is posting in the planning a ride thread......

Come on guys, if you are not planning to write a detailed ride report, how about a small one with pics or only pics. I missed Friday night, did I miss out? :P
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: V-Strom on September 25, 2012, 01:46:50 am
Since everyone is posting in the planning a ride thread......

Come on guys, if you are not planning to write a detailed ride report, how about a small one with pics or only pics. I missed Friday night, did I miss out? :P
Sê ek ook mos nou??
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Vis Arend on September 25, 2012, 06:43:26 am
Keep them coming.   :thumleft:  :peepwall:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: J-dog on September 25, 2012, 06:44:18 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: heti on September 25, 2012, 08:04:25 am
What is the point of this pic?   It could be anyone!  :imaposer:

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=107632.0;attach=225502;image)


Running for cover......  ;)

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Geotraveller on September 25, 2012, 08:47:39 am
Subscribed  :sip:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Adventurer on September 25, 2012, 08:49:58 am
What is the point of this pic?   It could be anyone!  :imaposer:

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=107632.0;attach=225502;image)


Running for cover......  ;)



Trust me, she looks a whole lot better without the helmet and glasses....but him.....dunno so much.... :peepwall: :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: mountainboy on September 25, 2012, 09:05:18 am
What is the point of this pic?   It could be anyone!  :imaposer:

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=107632.0;attach=225502;image)


Running for cover......  ;)



Trust me, she looks a whole lot better without the helmet and glasses....but him.....dunno so much.... :peepwall: :biggrin:

aweh - Len acknowledging his cape coloured roots - welcome home Len, os het jou gemis  :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: briv on September 25, 2012, 09:32:15 am
What is the point of this pic?   It could be anyone!  :imaposer:

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=107632.0;attach=225502;image)


Running for cover......  ;)



Trust me, she looks a whole lot better without the helmet and glasses....but him.....dunno so much.... :peepwall: :biggrin:

Ag toe julle.... move on.... look at the waterfall  :P Ja Kurt your new Forum name... Altzumventurer  >:D :peepwall:  :biggrin:

There you go the ...... YSter -- Team :mwink:

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Adventurer on September 25, 2012, 09:34:08 am
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: Couldn't resist..... :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Mooch on September 25, 2012, 09:40:09 am
Thanks to all the organizers, the bash was a great jol.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Groenie on September 25, 2012, 09:42:10 am
We had a challenging bash......

First we left home a bit late due to some hassles...
Burst a tyre on the way there and lost 3 hours
Got to the camp site at 8, pitched the tent in the rain, only to see it blown to pieces by the wind. I almost packed up up and f-ed off home...
Fixed the tent on Saturday morning with a lot of help from great Dogz

And from there the weekend just got better.

Was fun to meet the old friends again. I only see some of you once a year, but it's always great to meet up again.

Saturday night was farking cold. Not even the huge amount of alcohol helped.

This was one of the best bashes! Great organisation by those involved and a great venue.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Gerrard on September 25, 2012, 09:49:33 am
En toe sal ons die 'gelukkie' slaan om tussen die Groenies, Stoetbul en die Rebel Dog tent te kamp  :eek7: Kyk, daai tweeling kan vir jou roer, maar dis lekker om gesonde kinders aan die gang te sien  :biggrin:

Thanks aan my bure wat dit 'n interessante naweek gemaak het.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on September 25, 2012, 09:55:36 am
En toe sal ons die 'gelukkie' slaan om tussen die Groenies, Stoetbul en die Rebel Dog tent te kamp  :eek7: Kyk, daai tweeling kan vir jou roer, maar dis lekker om gesonde kinders aan die gang te sien  :biggrin:

Thanks aan my bure wat dit 'n interessante naweek gemaak het.  :imaposer:
En veral om te hoor die Pa praat so n  duidelike verstaanbare (nie kerk) taal met hulle!!!!!! :peepwall: :imaposer:
Daai tweeling gaan twee rowwe WDs word eendag :deal: :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Groenie on September 25, 2012, 11:13:38 am
Ja, hulle het 'n ferm hand nodig met tye. Blykbaar het hulle lekker kak aangejaag as ons nie by die tent was.  Shark is sommer Oom Vettie genoem en uit die die tent gejaag toe hy kom loer wat hulle aanvang....
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on September 25, 2012, 11:20:43 am
Ja, hulle het 'n ferm hand nodig met tye. Blykbaar het hulle lekker kak aangejaag as ons nie by die tent was.  Shark is sommer Oom Vettie genoem en uit die die tent gejaag toe hy kom loer wat hulle aanvang....
:spitcoffee:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Gerrard on September 25, 2012, 11:23:36 am
Ja, hulle het 'n ferm hand nodig met tye. Blykbaar het hulle lekker kak aangejaag as ons nie by die tent was.  Shark is sommer Oom Vettie genoem en uit die die tent gejaag toe hy kom loer wat hulle aanvang....
:spitcoffee:

Ek onthou daai een. Toe tjirp Stoetie hulle en toe byt hulle hom ook sommer   :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on September 25, 2012, 11:33:52 am
Ja, hulle het 'n ferm hand nodig met tye. Blykbaar het hulle lekker kak aangejaag as ons nie by die tent was.  Shark is sommer Oom Vettie genoem en uit die die tent gejaag toe hy kom loer wat hulle aanvang....
Niks fout met die kinders se opvoeding.......................................ten minste het hulle hom Oom genoem!!!!! :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: funacide on September 25, 2012, 11:37:26 am
Some pics from the bash:

Talking kark and braaing on Saturday
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-B78HvWPhanc/UGF3EYsODGI/AAAAAAAABUo/qGX1EDpQ52o/s800/20120922_140819.jpg)

Early Saturday morning after the BIG RAIN, beautiful location:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-md4yZrHw9VM/UGF24f1wsnI/AAAAAAAABUQ/787R7SRwco0/s800/20120922_063934.jpg)

The bash was complete when the GSV Arrived  O0
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mElj7ufEPtE/UGF3AVwslCI/AAAAAAAABUY/Xyy1tJhQMcA/s800/20120922_103841.jpg)

Matches were in short supply  :biggrin:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nAxNm85J__Y/UGF3CQt2_pI/AAAAAAAABUg/2mJXs-yrHpQ/s800/20120922_140750.jpg)

The day on Sat was spent catching up and drinking some beer around fires to keep warm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-B78HvWPhanc/UGF3EYsODGI/AAAAAAAABUo/qGX1EDpQ52o/s800/20120922_140819.jpg)

Beautiful location
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-a_f8FyPRAtg/UGF3GBg6kNI/AAAAAAAABUw/4uw3r4d3E1k/s800/20120922_160406.jpg)

On the way home, what a beautiful area....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UQoW3aU1R-4/UGF3HrtT1II/AAAAAAAABU4/5ViG1yEW3rA/s800/20120923_092801.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 25, 2012, 12:04:56 pm
Ja, hulle het 'n ferm hand nodig met tye. Blykbaar het hulle lekker kak aangejaag as ons nie by die tent was.  Shark is sommer Oom Vettie genoem en uit die die tent gejaag toe hy kom loer wat hulle aanvang....
:spitcoffee:

Ek onthou daai een. Toe tjirp Stoetie hulle en toe byt hulle hom ook sommer   :imaposer:
Jip, ek is oom Stoetie Eierkop gedoop........ 8)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on September 25, 2012, 12:22:41 pm
Ja, hulle het 'n ferm hand nodig met tye. Blykbaar het hulle lekker kak aangejaag as ons nie by die tent was.  Shark is sommer Oom Vettie genoem en uit die die tent gejaag toe hy kom loer wat hulle aanvang....
:spitcoffee:

Ek onthou daai een. Toe tjirp Stoetie hulle en toe byt hulle hom ook sommer   :imaposer:
Jip, ek is oom Stoetie Eierkop gedoop........ 8)
Klink vir my reg  :lol8:  :lol8:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Knucklhead on September 25, 2012, 12:24:44 pm
lyk :sip: lekka..
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Jules on September 25, 2012, 12:25:20 pm
Lots os Fun was had, We were part of the poor few that had to tough it out in the luxury cottage all weekend,
A Bit of a pain to have to get up in the middle of the night to turn the heater down  :pot:

Pics speak for them selves

Notice that after 6 Beers Dwergs feet can reach the ground when on a 990S

That's not water in that water pistol!

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Jules on September 25, 2012, 12:29:11 pm
2nd last one is on the road back towards HogsBack

Last one is of a bird that decided to spread itself over the front of my bike!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Cave Girl on September 25, 2012, 01:44:37 pm
HUGE thanks to all - what a fantastic venue!! and great bash - loved every minute even the ones I lost on Friday night  >:D fortunatly mananged to find my name lying around on Saturday so coudl have a late breakfast  ;D

You guys rock!!!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Tommy Transalp on September 25, 2012, 02:00:53 pm
Okay.... got a few photies.... not much to say, other than it was an EPIC!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Tommy Transalp on September 25, 2012, 02:04:50 pm
Some more....
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Karel Kat on September 25, 2012, 02:33:17 pm
Beautiful pic of Groenie and kids on the bike.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 25, 2012, 02:33:50 pm
I took lots of pic's, but can only gooi them in the morning. Ran into some trouble on our way home but will tell all in the morning. :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Adventurer on September 25, 2012, 02:50:29 pm
Ja, hulle het 'n ferm hand nodig met tye. Blykbaar het hulle lekker kak aangejaag as ons nie by die tent was.  Shark is sommer Oom Vettie genoem en uit die die tent gejaag toe hy kom loer wat hulle aanvang....

Why 'Oom'? :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: EATMYKTM. on September 25, 2012, 03:03:29 pm
Got no Pics but lot's of awesome memories  :3some:
What a great Jol!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Jules on September 25, 2012, 03:21:17 pm
Some GoPro Pics of the routes

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: SmuGS on September 25, 2012, 03:26:10 pm
My contribution..

IDR, Sartjie vd Merwe, JC, Die Beste Pomp op die Dorp en Kerrits..
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0003.jpg)

Stoppies for a beer..
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0004.jpg)

Stoppies for petrol..
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0006.jpg)

IDR doing something in the bush..
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0012.jpg)

OH MY GOD..
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0022.jpg)

Party people..
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0027.jpg)

Veldie..
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0032.jpg)

Dwerg Sat morning..
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0040.jpg)

Dwerg trying on an SE..
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0063.jpg)

Stoetie trying on a Zooka
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0066.jpg)

Eish.....
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/Brianwd/PICT0085.jpg)

Thanks to all the poeple involved, it was epic big up to you guys.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: dirtyXT on September 25, 2012, 03:38:05 pm
here is my two cents, started off 6am nice and clean meeting up with Jupiter, Lynn and Dirt Yarpie. super excited and packing light, managed to get a chalet at the bash so didn't have to worry about any camping gear.

 :ricky:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img210/7674/20120921062218.jpg)

notice the FIRST mistake i made on this trip. never got around to bolt my top box directly onto the back of the bike so put that tie down on to stop rattling. headed on the national road towards bedford to meet flatmo

(http://imageshack.us/a/img59/632/20120921055347.jpg)

stopped off in bedford for a rather awesome farm breakfast!

(http://imageshack.us/a/img507/4042/20120921084534.jpg)

at that point my tie down slipped off got caught in the wheel and took off luckily only my indicator. not major damage managed to get it back on last night but very lucky it wasn't alot worse. learnt that lesson. :o

Got to the bash around 6pm after a long dirt ride into barkley east, started bumping into dogs along the way. took us eventually 12.5 hours to do the +- 600ks from PE to Reedsdale. hard riding especially for my pillion. no wipe outs but did get rained on briefly and battled through some mud the rest of the afternoon.

at one point there were some serious ditches in the road, came across Stoetie having a look and trying to dismantle Ossies BM as the shock bolt snapped!

(http://imageshack.us/a/img513/3120/20120921141128.jpg)

close up

(http://imageshack.us/a/img528/9518/20120921141111.jpg)

they sent Chris ahead to find a bakkie, we bumped into them again later and they found a bolt made the repairs and moved along. easy peasy.

on arriving the dogs were fanning out.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img12/6443/20120922170137.jpg)

the braai packs were legendary! two packs each was just too much. had half a cow and a couple chicken left over on sunday. well done to whoever organised that. partied late into sat morning and headed off to bed. nice and warm.  :deal:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img99/5928/20120921195730.jpg)

the soon to be famous pic of the bikes

(http://imageshack.us/a/img402/4931/20120922170711.jpg)

had some entertainment from the locals on their plastics racing up and down in the field. somehow they managed to climb right to the top of the mountain. no pictures. too busy drinking.  :o

hehe just after that pic and after a few beers I got the bright idea to pull a doughnut... i knew the grass wasn't thick enough and the clay mud would cause me to slip but figured why not. managed half a doughnut before resting my bike a bit much to Jules's entertainment. regained myself and did I think one full one before nearly dropping it again. any day of the week and twice on sunday that's my party trick. buckled under sheer pressure.  :imaposer:

was good to put some names to the faces and having a chat. I won the 40 liter ATG bag in the raffle. everyone kept telling me you can use it as a floatation device... maybe i looked drunker than i was feeling???? hope i never have to but was a choice bag and great score.

on the wall in the hall there were a couple action shots. this one was my favorite.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img835/737/20120922201902.jpg)


sunday left around 8:30 headed from Barkley East to Elliot on tar, my rear break pads gave up on the way in and wanted an easy ride home with only front brakes. thepillion was very happy about that.

about 60ks past Queenstown found a nail on the nico malan pass.  ??? seems to be my story every ride. looking into sikaflex now. break the bead of a brand new Mitas E07 rear tire is no easy thing.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img21/503/20120923142453.jpg)

help was never far behind. dogs descended on the EC in a large way. left my car charge adapter at home. Matthew from bikegear and helped me out with some power.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img99/6897/20120923175541.jpg)

30 ks later the tube tore again. Mistake TWO. the rim tape had stretched and i didn't fasten it down properly so the spoke nipple tore into my new tube. learning always learning.

great weekend, some mix of good hard riding. not bad for my first bash. had some interesting conversations and laughs. so much meat...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img152/5199/20120923175534.jpg)

second attempt came from Matthews heavy duty tube. then his pump packed up. so used my pooratech pump and got it to 1.5 bar and crawled into grahamstown to find a garage. pumped it up to 2.5 and got home just fine.

got to PE 9pm then followed Matthew to the golf club to buy him a couple beers for sticking with us while we were repairing.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: SmuGS on September 25, 2012, 04:12:57 pm
If I had known you were at golf I would of joined you..
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: flatmo on September 25, 2012, 04:23:46 pm
Leaving Grahamstown
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hJRtIlA6vrM/UGGaXJwknGI/AAAAAAAADkY/W7u3jEnywvg/s640/IMGP0067.JPG)

Somewhere on the way to the bash 1
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7rvFI7Z1BMw/UGGbBbERiPI/AAAAAAAADlo/f5HkVThFCTg/s640/IMGP0079.JPG)

Somewhere on the way to the bash 2
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GHFJz7J841c/UGGbgkoZzCI/AAAAAAAADmw/oqGbD0vIaNU/s640/IMGP0089.JPG)

Somewhere on the way to the bash 3. Riding with Dirt Yarpie, dirtyXT, and Jupiter
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LAgT2b4Ixic/UGGbvhVRz6I/AAAAAAAADnQ/6UeN5H86rv8/s640/IMGP0094.JPG)

Somewhere amazing
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bFZfRSXbPes/UGGcOIf8hUI/AAAAAAAADoY/IRMk-ZTapQg/s640/IMGP0103.JPG)

Somewhere ready to get wet
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2RHjOgiFLrA/UGGcqIOZXFI/AAAAAAAADpY/l3pjORId0cY/s640/IMGP0112.JPG)

Bashing and braaing
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ff_43F31VZs/UGGdeZ_8HiI/AAAAAAAADro/h6L4IrIiBus/s640/IMGP0132.JPG)

Scenic camping spot
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1qBpAL-O8MU/UGGeqJYbf5I/AAAAAAAADuI/9GXj-Xpj4pU/s640/IMGP0153.JPG)

Saturday ride with Dirt Yarpie
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CqGJTD75KCs/UGGgIGXSMuI/AAAAAAAADww/zOGfSVrmVN8/s640/IMGP0176.JPG)

Cloudy but nice
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tj7OWZg0NpU/UGGlq05NUyI/AAAAAAAAD28/Ss7ZaivohZY/s640/IMGP0226.JPG)

Happy happy
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_YtbFjWTERw/UGGlyGaJEOI/AAAAAAAAD3M/6EueT4fvs7o/s640/IMGP0231.JPG)

Some others XTRs
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MgEU-xEmKXU/UGGmxOj3eEI/AAAAAAAAD48/kvnOCdnBE-0/s640/IMGP0248.JPG)

Somewhere on the way back home on Sunday 1
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6foICdd4cxs/UGGuHiCZxqI/AAAAAAAAD-k/vyoGE5vCbGc/s640/IMGP0289.JPG)

Somewhere on the way back home on Sunday 2
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XYwEfzKx_-g/UGGurJB2W1I/AAAAAAAAD_k/ah0Ur5zx_4o/s640/IMGP0297.JPG)

Somewhere on the way back home on Sunday 3. Look at that sky...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nL97cLy-8tQ/UGGut8dDsxI/AAAAAAAAD_s/j5y8LpmsMqc/s640/IMGP0298.JPG)

Somewhere on the way back home on Sunday 4
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-iGk1FMmMQaU/UGGuxxZf-OI/AAAAAAAAD_0/RSQhj_bvuxA/s640/IMGP0299.JPG)


Lekker event. Thanks to the organizers and the guys I rode with  :thumleft:

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Gerrard on September 25, 2012, 04:31:24 pm
Thanks to you guys as well and the foties. At the rate Jules was going on Sunday, I did not take a single pic  :eek7:

Still have to do some editing and will post pics later.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: roxenz on September 25, 2012, 05:32:18 pm
Just got home safely via Lesotho. Shall post RR later. Now just want to thank the "HARDE MANNE" (gerHARD & reynHARDt) for a brilliantly organised Bash!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: JourneyMan on September 25, 2012, 06:05:45 pm

Somewhere on the way to the bash 1

Somewhere on the way to the bash 2

Somewhere on the way to the bash 3. Riding with Dirt Yarpie, dirtyXT, and Jupiter

Somewhere amazing

Somewhere ready to get wet

Somewhere on the way back home on Sunday 1

Somewhere on the way back home on Sunday 2

Somewhere on the way back home on Sunday 3. Look at that sky...

Somewhere on the way back home on Sunday 4


At least you got somewhere! :biggrin:

Lekker foto's! :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: JourneyMan on September 25, 2012, 06:09:48 pm
Not many foto's from my side. Lekker to see old faces again and meet new ones.

Once again. Not enough time to properly chat and even greet everyone. :(

But, I doubt my liver could have survived more time. :biggrin:

Sleepover near Kroonstad.

Kilroy not sure...

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: JourneyMan on September 25, 2012, 06:10:31 pm
But eyes lighting up when he realised the possibilities.... :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: JourneyMan on September 25, 2012, 06:24:32 pm
And Kilroy insisting we must get veggies in. Even Funacide had some.

Not too bad considering it should have been cream instead of milk in the mix. ::) :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: J-dog on September 25, 2012, 06:31:19 pm
KR has some hair!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: JourneyMan on September 25, 2012, 06:38:43 pm
Venue was awesome.

Only a few dogs played on the vast field available though. Pity only a few dogs doesn't know when to stop.... :pot:

Not talking partying here. That went full blast! :biggrin:

"Hou my dop and check die move..." didn't happen much. :patch: Farking responsible Wild Dogs! >:( :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: JourneyMan on September 25, 2012, 06:40:58 pm
The GSV was also there. The Welshman doing well inbetween all the Afrikaans.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: JourneyMan on September 25, 2012, 06:49:26 pm
Friday night late's braai pit. After the rain.

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: JourneyMan on September 25, 2012, 06:54:01 pm
Saturday's braai pit. :biggrin:

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: da PEEG on September 25, 2012, 07:48:20 pm
Laurika & I just arrived in Jhb about an hour ago.

Tweets had to slab it back to Centurion earlier on today to get a trailer to assist Jypsy-Jay who was stranded in Memel this morning. I take my hat off to Tweets for this open-hearted gesture...

(Tweets and Jypsy-Jay have just pulled in at Adventure a few minutes ago to get the bike sorted.)

Thanks Tweets( & Moondog) for all the support during the trip !   :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: cloudgazer on September 25, 2012, 08:20:48 pm
I just arrived back in cape town. What an epic trip!
What a bash!
Didnt know what to expect as it as my first one.

Will do a ride report in the next couple of days.

Just wanna thank IDR journeyman, Kilroy and others for putting on the event.  :thumleft:
Wish I could have spen more time chatting to each of ya, but there just didn't seem the time. Weekend went past in a blur.

Will definitely do it again next year.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on September 25, 2012, 08:29:50 pm
The GSV was also there. The Welshman doing well inbetween all the Afrikaans.  :biggrin:
Chirp of the weekend must go to Welsh.

Early Saterday morning he comes down the hill with a full case of beer.
I ask "Welsh isint that too much"?!!

He said " you can't be drinking the whole day if you do not start early in the morning"!!!!
Great funny guy although I only understand about half he says!!! :eek7:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: LeonDude on September 25, 2012, 08:52:36 pm
Thanks to the organisers, this bash blasted away all my reservations. The facilities were top class, the company was awesome and I think it was easily the best bash I have attented. You guys have set a high standard here.
 :thumleft:
Thanks to one and all for the great company, see you at the next bash!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: da PEEG on September 25, 2012, 08:58:56 pm
Hi Leon,

It was good meeting you and Cave Girl at the bash - (don't let her drive you 'batty' - OK?)

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: KiLRoy on September 25, 2012, 09:22:57 pm
As Robert Redford gives class to a movie, Welsh gives class to a bash.

Welsh, the Robert Redford of WD bashes. :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Gerrard on September 25, 2012, 09:34:18 pm
It was indeed a pleasure meeting Welsh.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Welsh on September 25, 2012, 09:47:32 pm
I HAVE PICTURES  :3some: :3some:

Anyway here goes.....

It was great to see so many “old dogs” at the bash Chrisl, no offense to everybody else we like to have our annual reunion
Not too many photos we had a couple of good long days with very few “photo stops” but a great ride, I was too tired to Party on Friday and too cold on Saturday!!!!!
Thursday morning a 06:00 start to clear the traffic first fuel stop before Heidelberg, packed for Bear!

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools146_zps1423d47c.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools147_zps4fef8b30.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools148_zps406895b8.jpg)
Stopped just outside Lesotho , Monantsa Pass, Debonair’s Pizza was a great move for Brunch, that was it until evening…
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools149_zps4f993c5d.jpg)
Waiting, the troop were looking for the man to stamp passports, I had time to take photo’s
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools150_zpsf52db497.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools151_zps64ff2ca1.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools152_zps229551ac.jpg)
Sharkie
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools153_zps3a79f02e.jpg)
Raka
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools154_zps1988b196.jpg)
Heading off again after Monantsa Pass
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools155_zpsb5565f50.jpg)
A short water break
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools157_zps2186e69a.jpg)
A proper break
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools159.jpg)
A quick stop in the shade a great spot
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools160.jpg)
Ramabata, great friendly spot good backpackers
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools168.jpg)
Porra this pic does not do it justice and in the rain
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools169.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools170.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools171.jpg)
And the shark, uhummm he fell over around there
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools173.jpg)
 And JJ playing on the R650R
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools174.jpg)
The “road” ford we had just come down
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools175.jpg)
and the road forward
And the u (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools176.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools177.jpg)
Ugly happy Porra
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools179.jpg)
We cleared the tough stuff and headed onto some highway
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools101.jpg)
A stop off at the waterfall and a focus time
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools103.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools104.jpg)
Eissshhh does this outfit make me look fat
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools105.jpg)
Pace was spot on, steady not fast not slow, just ground swallowing then kark, holed a casing, time to fix, all successful and stayed tight, we pushed through and made site at about 18:20 it had been a long day…
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools112.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools114.jpg)

We made camp somehow in a howling wind, it poured that night…. Kilroy’s tent / water butt
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools118.jpg)
Porra and Funacide bright and chirpy
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools117.jpg)
The damp Saturday morning
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools119.jpg)
 (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools120.jpg)
An unhappy family Groenie’s abode
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools121.jpg)
The GSV happy taking a rest, had zero issues (but needs a front shock it topped out all the way) used no oil and did 6 litres / 100km
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools127.jpg)
Awesome site, still snow on top
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools129.jpg)
The old team Mich and Wifey, Shark and Funacide
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools130.jpg)
Ollie Porra etc
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools132.jpg)
The Porra in his best Thermal Underwear
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools134.jpg)
It was cold on Saterday night!!!! No fridge needed  
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools137.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools139.jpg)
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools143.jpg)

This is what a REAL HANGOVER LOOKS LIKE
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/tools144.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Gryshond on September 26, 2012, 05:56:52 am
Kilroy went huge on Saturday and it shows
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Wooly Bugger on September 26, 2012, 08:49:34 am
what has been seen cannot be unseen...........
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Ganjora on September 26, 2012, 09:13:33 am
excellent pics.
in that last one,  our fearless leader looks like a sexually abused street child.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: michnus on September 26, 2012, 09:17:37 am
excellent pics.
in that last one,  our fearless leader looks like a sexually abused street child.

 :laughing4:  :lol8:

moer hy is moeg.

+1 Welsh
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 26, 2012, 09:20:58 am
Venue was awesome.

Only a few dogs played on the vast field available though. Pity only a few dogs doesn't know when to stop.... :pot:

Not talking partying here. That went full blast! :biggrin:

"Hou my dop and check die move..." didn't happen much. :patch: Farking responsible Wild Dogs! >:( :biggrin:
Praat jy dalk van my hier?
Indien wel, ga kak! Ten minste het ek nie geval nie, en getry drag. :3some: 8)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: dookie on September 26, 2012, 09:32:50 am
Venue was awesome.

Only a few dogs played on the vast field available though. Pity only a few dogs doesn't know when to stop.... :pot:

Not talking partying here. That went full blast! :biggrin:

"Hou my dop and check die move..." didn't happen much. :patch: Farking responsible Wild Dogs! >:( :biggrin:
Praat jy dalk van my hier?
Indien wel, ga kak! Ten minste het ek nie geval nie, en getry drag. :3some: 8)

Het jy al jou bike se "oelie" gecheck.
Grapgat.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: KiLRoy on September 26, 2012, 11:02:27 am
excellent pics.
in that last one,  our fearless leader looks like a sexually abused street child.

I'm not a child....
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Firecoast on September 26, 2012, 11:08:07 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Bessie on September 26, 2012, 11:47:11 am
just to keep you informed...

the moment we parked our bikes at the bash... we realized our tent poles found their way through a black hole into the next universe...

looking back at our photos from a roadside picnic at Barkley East... the black hole evidence is clear:
(http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/282040_10151205197025813_512455217_n.jpg)

So n boer maak n plan... en roep n engelsman
(http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419567_10151201594985813_992364139_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/408362_10151205112010813_1979571425_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/292998_10151205111235813_1926885926_n.jpg)

thank you eastern cape flora! worked like a charm.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Mooch on September 26, 2012, 11:56:41 am
No wonder you camped in the "woods"!!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Zina on September 26, 2012, 12:06:20 pm

die foto's getuig van 'n groot en lekker kuier  :thumleft:

dankie vir die ride report so lekker om van die ou bekendes weer te sien.

ek het defnitief uitgemis, hoop om almal weer volgende jaar te sien
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Bessie on September 26, 2012, 12:16:21 pm
No wonder you camped in the "woods"!!

not really... we camped there because of wind shelter... and it also kept the frost off our tents and gear.

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on September 26, 2012, 12:18:54 pm
My fourth national bash.
I only decided the Mondeynight before the bash to go and Bie was so kind to invite me to stay over at his
place in Jansenville. Stoetie and Snafu invited me to ride with them from there on the Fridaymorning.
For some reason I was not excited as always but the fever quickly caught me as soon as I was on the road.
I had a mere 450 kms to do to Jansenville.

Between Kleinberg and Brandwag. A dirt shortcut on the way to Oudtshoorn.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0881.jpg)

The Hartbeesfoteindamwall.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0882.jpg)

I had to stop at this spot before Oudtshoorn where a friend of ours was murdered in a senseless accident a month ago.
RIP Hugo :'(

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0883.jpg)

The red hills of De Rust.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0884.jpg)

Had a bite to eat in De Rust and then Meiringspoort.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0885.jpg)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0886.jpg)

This bike says he has had his fair share of rallies in his life. We must enjoy the bash. :mwink:

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0887.jpg)

I take the dirtroad to Willowmore and as allways I do it too fast in the beginning and one of the many drifts catches
 me out!!! :biggrin:
After that it turns into a "blommetoer" speed!! :mwink:
Close to Vondeling.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0888.jpg)

This guy said thanks for the invite but he heard Snowvalley is cold and seeing he is coldblooded he will skip the
bash thank you!!

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0891.jpg)

A fillup in Willowmore and I am off to Jansenville.
They had rain not so long ago.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0892.jpg)

I stop at Miller.

To the absent petrol attendant:
Fill her up with 95 unleaded please,
The answer in my head :Sorry sir we have'nt had that spirits here since 1969!!!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xtbrf_eagles-hotel-california-live_music

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0893.jpg)

Can someone please buy this place and open a pub and campsite here!!! :deal:

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0894.jpg)

Imagine sitting on that stoep with a cold one in hand and you watch the bikes rolling in.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0895.jpg)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0896.jpg)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0897.jpg)

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0898.jpg)

On the road to Klipplaat.

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0899.jpg)

My second time in Klipplaat and nothing has changed :eek7:

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0900.jpg)

This is what happens when a bee zaps you!! I did not feel it until I noticed my watchstrap is a bit too tight!!

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0903.jpg)

I decided to take a ride through Klipplaat but quickly decided agianst it.
Jirre wa hou hulle nie betogings nie!!! :biggrin:
Looks like the whole town was there!! :mwink:

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/IMG_0901.jpg)



From there to Bie's house was only 40kms. I have met Bie only once in my life and we only spoke about 20 words.
We spent the evening talking like old friends  who have not seen each other in a while.
Bie and family thank you for the great visit. Hope we will do so again.

Now I have to work!!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Wooly Bugger on September 26, 2012, 12:23:13 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Dorsland on September 26, 2012, 12:39:15 pm
Lekker Chris,  daai wêreld van julle is daarem waaragtag mooi.  Ek moet plan maak om daar uit te kom.  mooi fotos 
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: michnus on September 26, 2012, 12:55:16 pm
nie te veel op die bash geneem nie. Sondag oor Tiffindale se pad gery na Naude's neck. Nog so bietjie sneeu op die berg.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: dirtyXT on September 26, 2012, 01:06:26 pm
just to keep you informed...

the moment we parked our bikes at the bash... we realized our tent poles found their way through a black hole into the next universe...

looking back at our photos from a roadside picnic at Barkley East... the black hole evidence is clear:
(http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/282040_10151205197025813_512455217_n.jpg)

So n boer maak n plan... en roep n engelsman
(http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419567_10151201594985813_992364139_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/408362_10151205112010813_1979571425_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/292998_10151205111235813_1926885926_n.jpg)

thank you eastern cape flora! worked like a charm.

hahaha was wondering why you lot decided on the woods.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Moondog on September 26, 2012, 01:11:36 pm
Some of my pics ....

Stopover at the Winburg hotel
Sign vandals  >:D
Gypsy Jay overcooked the corner - literally. Leaving a veldfire in his wake after ramping into the dry veld
Lunch at Thaba Ntchu - slow but very nice
The view from the Black Mountain hotel
On the road
The pastel houses of Barkey East - stunning

More to follow.....
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Moondog on September 26, 2012, 01:16:15 pm
In and around the camp site

Stoetie caught a-roosting
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Moondog on September 26, 2012, 01:19:52 pm
Kurt - doing a sales job on the Italian Stallion
A good time was had by all
Rondlau
Gypsy Jay and Da Peeg
Laurika's child abuse
Cold Morning
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Moondog on September 26, 2012, 01:21:27 pm
Last few...

Including Tweets and crowd planning the trip home at the Himeville Arms
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Swart Baard on September 26, 2012, 02:17:49 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: ROOI on September 26, 2012, 02:26:00 pm
what has been seen cannot be unseen...........
+10
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: CoolBreeze on September 26, 2012, 02:55:55 pm
I will be there next year:) It looks awsum! :drif:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 26, 2012, 02:59:11 pm
Thanks to all for arranging a frighteningly lekker bash!

We rode a bunch of passes and through Lesotho! Dodo, Myself and Bender decided to go via Himeville after the bash over Sani and only reached the Sani borderpost at 5 to 6 after clearing up some trouble with Dodo's clutch in Matatielle. Ended up going over Sani in the dark! record time of 20 minutes up the pass to reach the Lesotho bordder post! Spent the next day riding an epic trip through Lesotho from east to west! 350 k's that took 11 hours! saw Katse and rode the sweeping tar pass down to Ficksburg. Had to sleep in Ficksburg and only returned home today!
Pics and maybe a video or 2 to follow!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Outthere on September 26, 2012, 03:46:18 pm
Nice we rode up sani on Thurday morning a little rougher than usual with a little wind at the top

didnt help to get the momemtum around those slow corners on the big bike with pillion .

I wouldnt like to do it in the dark thats for sure.

Glad you enjoyed your ride home and looking forward to pics.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: edgy on September 26, 2012, 03:52:07 pm
Nice we made it up in 19 minutes early thursday morning.......2 up on a 1200 ;)

You obviously had to stop for photos? :laughing4:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Wildride on September 26, 2012, 04:03:01 pm
Venue was awesome.

Only a few dogs played on the vast field available though. Pity only a few dogs doesn't know when to stop.... :pot:

Not talking partying here. That went full blast! :biggrin:

"Hou my dop and check die move..." didn't happen much. :patch: Farking responsible Wild Dogs! >:( :biggrin:
Praat jy dalk van my hier?
Indien wel, ga kak! Ten minste het ek nie geval nie, en getry drag. :3some: 8)

Het jy al jou bike se "oelie" gecheck.
Grapgat.

 :lol8: ... ek is seker hy het al "twie" keer!  :pot:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: J-dog on September 26, 2012, 04:51:59 pm
ja well, i didn't attend the bash because of kilroy. he has an anal sex obsession and just take a look at that pic of him, and put yourself in my shoes.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Mooch on September 26, 2012, 05:01:22 pm
A few random pics on the way to the bash:

Scenery along the orange river route

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Mooch on September 26, 2012, 05:05:05 pm
Telle River
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Mooch on September 26, 2012, 05:10:28 pm
Some more pics:

Some of the guys coming through at Blikana River.
Lone Ranger on the ledge and some of the guys way below on the way up Lundens Nek. (I think Swerve was on e of them).
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Veldbrand on September 26, 2012, 05:46:02 pm
Yo SMooch, so did you get lucky or didn't the fake brace work?  Nudge, nudge, :mwink: :mwink:    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: laurika on September 26, 2012, 05:57:34 pm
Yo SMooch, so did you get lucky or didn't the fake brace work?  Nudge, nudge, :mwink: :mwink:    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
:imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 26, 2012, 06:09:13 pm
Nice we made it up in 19 minutes early thursday morning.......2 up on a 1200 ;)
Am I the only 1 that thinks this is a kak chirp? If so, sory my humor don't reach that far........ 8)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: JourneyMan on September 26, 2012, 06:19:33 pm
Jy ly nog aan Bash babelaas, Stoetie.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 26, 2012, 06:23:26 pm
Jy ly nog aan Bash babelaas, Stoetie.
Heel moontlik, maar jy het nog nie my vraag geantwoord oor wie nie einde het nie met die barrel ry?
Praat of bly vir ewig stil!
PS: Ek soek bank besonderhede vir my hemp, of is dit op die huis omdat jy my so baie kak gehap het? :peepwall: >:D :mwink:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: JourneyMan on September 26, 2012, 06:32:28 pm
As jou bike op die trailer was, sou jy dalk gewen het.

Sal die bank details stuur. Is nou R 500 saam met rente.

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 26, 2012, 06:59:11 pm
As jou bike op die trailer was, sou jy dalk gewen het.

Sal die bank details stuur. Is nou R 500 saam met rente.


U hele militere MOER! HEt tot vir Swifty 'n ding of 2 gewys tot my plakkie die gees gegee het!
Ps: Jy weet natuurlik wat jy met daai R500 se rente kan doen? >:D
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: eikeboom on September 26, 2012, 07:10:20 pm
Extremely nice photos here. Cclearly great fun!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Mooch on September 26, 2012, 07:23:36 pm
Yo SMooch, so did you get lucky or didn't the fake brace work?  Nudge, nudge, :mwink: :mwink:    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Ha ha ha no, ya I took it off when I got home and went for a jog round the block. Lol
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: funacide on September 26, 2012, 07:43:01 pm
Some more pics:

Some of the guys coming through at Blikana River.
Lone Ranger on the ledge and some of the guys way below on the way up Lundens Nek. (I think Swerve was on e of them).

That is myself and Popipants on the Blikna river bridge and also the two of us way below in the pic with a guy (forgotten the name after the heavy weekend) who stopped next to us and promplty dropped the bike after putting his foot down in a hole, we had just helped him to pick up his bike in the pic...
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Mooch on September 26, 2012, 07:52:44 pm
Some more pics:

Some of the guys coming through at Blikana River.
Lone Ranger on the ledge and some of the guys way below on the way up Lundens Nek. (I think Swerve was on e of them).

That is myself and Popipants on the Blikna river bridge and also the two of us way below in the pic with a guy (forgotten the name after the heavy weekend) who stopped next to us and promplty dropped the bike after putting his foot down in a hole, we had just helped him to pick up his bike in the pic...

Ya okay, thats right I saw that happen but couldnt get my lens on in time to catch the shot!!!. It was "Swerve" - he ended up camping next to me.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: spoedvark on September 26, 2012, 08:53:55 pm
Looked good! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: EssBee on September 26, 2012, 09:13:36 pm
We only left Kloof at 11h15.....came over Naudes. What a blast! Arrived at Snow Valley in the dark with that storm threatening.

Pics....all by Mrs The Badger...what a star you are!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: EssBee on September 26, 2012, 09:20:10 pm
Hoofing it to Glen Lyon cottage...running the gauntlet from THAT Friday night storm.

The access road to the cottage turned out to be the most challenging riding the whole weekend.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 07:53:14 am
ja well, i didn't attend the bash because of kilroy. he has an anal sex obsession and just take a look at that pic of him, and put yourself in my shoes.
\
Is jy seker daar is nie dalk een of twee honde wat jou wil bliksem nie James?
Ek's seker dis nie Kilroy se skuld nie!
 :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 07:57:02 am
As jou bike op die trailer was, sou jy dalk gewen het.

Sal die bank details stuur. Is nou R 500 saam met rente.


U hele militere MOER! HEt tot vir Swifty 'n ding of 2 gewys tot my plakkie die gees gegee het!
Ps: Jy weet natuurlik wat jy met daai R500 se rente kan doen? >:D
Kan jy nie maar erken ek het jou gat geskop nie poskantoorkuifie?
Dis darm maar alte gemaklik om 'n plakkie die skuld te gee!
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Bwahahahahahaha!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: J-dog on September 27, 2012, 08:11:04 am
ja well, i didn't attend the bash because of kilroy. he has an anal sex obsession and just take a look at that pic of him, and put yourself in my shoes.
\
Is jy seker daar is nie dalk een of twee honde wat jou wil bliksem nie James?
Ek's seker dis nie Kilroy se skuld nie!
 :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:

calm down now swifty. don't sully your come back reputation.  :mwink:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Bessie on September 27, 2012, 09:15:44 am
the four of us: Rynet, Fulltaps, Honeybadger and me rode to and from the bash together. Cant take credit for these photos... most of them are taken by Rynet and Honeybadger.


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Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Fulltaps on September 27, 2012, 09:41:30 am
Thanks Bessie, Rynet and Honeybadger for such a lekker trip !! even if the Kawa ended up on a bakkie... :peepwall:..... and a few mutton chops were wasted.

 I could not think of a better group to ride with. You folks are awesome !!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: da PEEG on September 27, 2012, 10:12:04 am
As jou bike op die trailer was, sou jy dalk gewen het.

Sal die bank details stuur. Is nou R 500 saam met rente.


U hele militere MOER! HEt tot vir Swifty 'n ding of 2 gewys tot my plakkie die gees gegee het!
Ps: Jy weet natuurlik wat jy met daai R500 se rente kan doen? >:D
Kan jy nie maar erken ek het jou gat geskop nie poskantoorkuifie?
Dis darm maar alte gemaklik om 'n plakkie die skuld te gee!
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Bwahahahahahaha!

Hey Stoetie "Jou Lekke Ding"....

Check uit hoe 'roost' die manne jou met mis...       :pot:

Check out the last part of the video - Stoetie gets REVERSE-ROOSTERED with cow dung !    :imaposer:


http://youtu.be/bYTHkotPDAM

 :laughing4:

Dankie vir die Barrel entertainment, plakkie verloor, ens.   :imaposer:




 
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Wooly Bugger on September 27, 2012, 10:27:05 am
i believe there was another bike that did it in about 15min's?
stoetbul, jy moet werk aan jou sin vir humor........ :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Rynet on September 27, 2012, 10:59:26 am
ja well, i didn't attend the bash because of kilroy. he has an anal sex obsession and just take a look at that pic of him, and put yourself in my shoes.
\
Is jy seker daar is nie dalk een of twee honde wat jou wil bliksem nie James?
Ek's seker dis nie Kilroy se skuld nie!
 :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:

calm down now swifty. don't sully your come back reputation.  :mwink:

what reputation ?  :lol8:  :lol8:

Just kidding . Swifty , you have a beautiful wife and daughter. Your daughter has your eyes . ;)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Groenie on September 27, 2012, 11:09:44 am
Watse Swifty kark is dit? Die wat hom gesien het met sy chickie sal saamstem - hy sal as OrangeSOFTY bekend staan van nou af.

Mods reel asb. vir die name change. Dankie
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Rynet on September 27, 2012, 11:15:15 am
Thanks Bessie, Rynet and Honeybadger for such a lekker trip !! even if the Kawa ended up on a bakkie... :peepwall:..... and a few mutton chops were wasted.

 I could not think of a better group to ride with. You folks are awesome !!

 :imaposer: :imaposer: Haha Fulttaps and after teasing me so much about the Kawa. I think a stone hit the radiator . I started noticing what smelt like bird sh@t just outside Riversdal so stopped. Didnt want to seize my engine so phoned Tgg in Vredendal who told me to phone Chris L who gave me Berty Viet ( Ferty Biet on the forum) number , he has a motorcycle repair shop in Riversdal ( CCC motorcycles )  082 377 2213 . He said it was good I stopped as there was only a little water left in the radiator. Luckily the temp gauge was stil normal . Great guy to know.  :thumleft:

Good thing Bessie and Fulltaps was somewhere behind me and Firecoast waited with me . Caught a lift to Cape Town , and Fulltaps rode his DR, thanks Fulltaps and Bessie you are stars.  :biggrin: :biggrin:

And thanks Bessie for twisting my rubber arm to go to the Bash it was very enjoyable and relaxing . I had a great time riding with you guys and your dad  :3some:. Thanks Bessie for posting some of my pics .  :thumleft:

Kudos to young Firecoast for riding 700 km on her last day to Cape Town.  :salut:

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Firecoast on September 27, 2012, 11:25:04 am
Ja nee, dit was alweer ek en jy op pad huis toe na nog 'n lekker NB!!!

Jammer ek kon nie langer wag nie, maar wou nie in die donker daar aankom nie (oops... het in elk geval)...  :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Rynet on September 27, 2012, 11:35:47 am
What a lekker Bash  :ricky:

Was good to meet old friends and make new ones . Heard no complaints at all , except there was too much meat and booze .  :lol8: :lol8:

Shot Laurika for letting me sleep on your couch, much better than my cold tent .  :thumleft:

Some random pics at the Bash .

Drazil
Raka
Fulltaps ( Engelsman  ;) )
Bessie and Fulltaps
Mooch
Adventurer and Laurika
Bessie and Fulltaps
Mnr Uys
007 and Brakenjan
Kamanya and myself
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Rynet on September 27, 2012, 11:37:35 am
Ja nee, dit was alweer ek en jy op pad huis toe na nog 'n lekker NB!!!

Jammer ek kon nie langer wag nie, maar wou nie in die donker daar aankom nie (oops... het in elk geval)...  :biggrin:
Haha ja same as last year . :biggrin:  :biggrin:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Rynet on September 27, 2012, 11:45:50 am
On the last morning had to say bye to Killroy , he could barely crawl out his tent . :lol8:

WHite Rhino with my HWB , it was good meeting you at last . :mwink:

Saying good bye to Adventurer.

Groenie is a cool dude.  :thumleft:

Snafu about to leave.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Rynet on September 27, 2012, 12:05:38 pm
The worshonde . :3some:

ARFAR
Rassie en Oubok
Mnr Ys
Ball and Chain

On the way we bumped into Frannarossie and Chris L , who took the long way to Hoggs Back ( through Umtata  I think  :biggrin: )

Had a Bash reunion at Hoggs Bash  :biggrin:

Kamikaze Skapie with his pretty KTM

And saw ChrisL and Frannarossie again in Grahamstown.

All safe home.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Karel Kat on September 27, 2012, 01:24:05 pm
Some random pics
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 01:33:18 pm
We'l (Dodo, Bender and myself) do a proper ride report later
Here's a coupla pics to wet the apetite so long!
FTTB
sleepy over in 'n sekere vlooipaleis net buite Ficksburg nadat ons deur 'n MA se storm gery het
1 - Bud500 grou in sy tone
2 - Dwerg doen 'n kitaarsolo
3 - Captain Moron after the wrong kind of rum eventually arrived
4 - Stoppie on the way to Ficksburg
5 - 3 Muskequeers
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 01:43:23 pm
More
The den
Rebel dog Casanova :peepwall:
Mr Prieska and the Paarl bandit
Kamanya feeling better
You snap me and i'l snap you :thumleft:

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Karel Kat on September 27, 2012, 01:45:35 pm
Here is a nice one for you Swifty

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Karel Kat on September 27, 2012, 01:49:43 pm
Hier sit die manne.



Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 02:03:35 pm
still more.....................

Klipdasssies
'n ou wit HOL met puisies op!
The famous ring o bike!
i luuuuuuuuv u lots dominee!
Verlate campsite!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Groenie on September 27, 2012, 02:06:30 pm
Here is a nice one for you SOFTY



Fixed
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 02:08:47 pm
Here is a nice one for you Swifty


Thanks Karel
Sy't van jongs af lyk my die bike ding in haar bloed :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: KiLRoy on September 27, 2012, 02:17:28 pm
Jou dogter ook? ;D

Twee mooi Hein's daai - kan maklik die pron industrie betree, jy het die hardklop en ek het die trofee van Stoetie gevat, alles behalwe die vlermuis...
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 02:21:00 pm
Jou dogter ook? ;D

Twee mooi Hein's daai - kan maklik die pron industrie betree, jy het die hardklop en ek het die trofee van Stoetie gevat, alles behalwe die vlermuis...
Jy't alreeds so effe van 'n Peter North kykie in jou oe!
Bwahahahahahahaha
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: KiLRoy on September 27, 2012, 02:22:28 pm
Meer van n John Holmes man, jy kan Peter North wees :imaposer:

Stoetie kan flaffer wees?
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on September 27, 2012, 02:24:14 pm
Meer van n John Holmes man, jy kan Peter North wees :imaposer:

Stoetie kan flaffer wees?
En ETS Ron Jeremy!!!! :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 02:32:17 pm
Meer van n John Holmes man, jy kan Peter North wees :imaposer:

Stoetie kan flaffer wees?
Nee man - jy weet mos die' is John Holmes!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 02:33:30 pm
Hy lyk mos baie soos die'
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: KiLRoy on September 27, 2012, 02:34:00 pm
Hys mos Karl Hunges man...
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: KiLRoy on September 27, 2012, 02:36:16 pm
Karl Hungus
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 02:37:24 pm
Hys mos Karl Hunges man...
Uhhmmmm - Nee!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 02:39:22 pm
Meer van n John Holmes man, jy kan Peter North wees :imaposer:

Stoetie kan flaffer wees?
En ETS Ron Jeremy!!!! :imaposer:
O ja en Stoetie kan my nie flaf nie meer soos in papf!
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 03:57:42 pm
Later................after arriving at Sani top in the dark!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: DRAZIL on September 27, 2012, 04:27:16 pm
Orangeswifty,Dodo
did you evict a local out of his hut or did you guys pay the Sani top prices,was great meeting you all at Rhodes :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 04:50:01 pm
Orangeswifty,Dodo
did you evict a local out of his hut or did you guys pay the Sani top prices,was great meeting you all at Rhodes :thumleft:
Same here Drazil! :thumleft:
We ended up sleeping in the local backpacker fleahotel which was not half bad at 180 souf africon ronts per person.
It had a fireplace which came to good use as it was still freaking cold up the hill!
The difference of the 500 ronts per person we ended up paying we ran up at the pub having a burger and some well deserved refreshments ;)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 05:17:46 pm
The route through Lesotho the next day took us just under 11 hours to complete
We arrived at Mokghotlong in 3 hours and then left for Katse Dam wall via the Thaba Tseka road at Letseng diamond mine. The red route started at the Katse turnoff and is undoubtedly one of the roughest pieces of road i have ever encountered, including the whole of the Amageza 2012 route! It took is 3 hours 40 minutes at an ave of 21 km/h and was just over 80km's long. Hard stats !

This road should rather be attempted on plastics and not adventure bikes!
The bigger bikes like 1200's 990' adv and 950 adv will not make this road on a similar trip.
Dodo is a very accomplished rock rider and even he swore at the grade of difficulty a coupla times here..............and that on an SE!
One can see at the difference in height what the route entailed.............lots of descents and what follows.............ascents over rocks!

Unfortunately my helmet cam's batterries died just before the start of this section

Bummer!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: dirtyXT on September 27, 2012, 05:37:46 pm
Nice one orangeswifty!!!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 27, 2012, 06:39:00 pm
At last I got my pic's onto PhotoBucket!!!!! For 5 love that thing is slow. Will start posting in the morning, but be warned it's ugly like in John Holmes ugly................... >:D :mwink:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Ball and Chain on September 27, 2012, 07:35:07 pm
The route through Lesotho the next day took us just under 11 hours to complete
We arrived at Mokghotlong in 3 hours and then left for Katse Dam wall via the Thaba Tseka road at Letseng diamond mine. The red route started at the Katse turnoff and is undoubtedly one of the roughest pieces of road i have ever encountered, including the whole of the Amageza 2012 route! It took is 3 hours 40 minutes at an ave of 21 km/h and was just over 80km's long. Hard stats !

This road should rather be attempted on plastics and not adventure bikes!
The bigger bikes like 1200's 990' adv and 950 adv will not make this road on a similar trip.
Dodo is a very accomplished rock rider and even he swore at the grade of difficulty a coupla times here..............and that on an SE!
One can see at the difference in height what the route entailed.............lots of descents and what follows.............ascents over rocks!

Unfortunately my helmet cam's batterries died just before the start of this section

Bummer!

You took the easy route O0

We went to Katse on the "Village chief road".  It's not a road :patch:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 27, 2012, 08:20:41 pm
The route through Lesotho the next day took us just under 11 hours to complete
We arrived at Mokghotlong in 3 hours and then left for Katse Dam wall via the Thaba Tseka road at Letseng diamond mine. The red route started at the Katse turnoff and is undoubtedly one of the roughest pieces of road i have ever encountered, including the whole of the Amageza 2012 route! It took is 3 hours 40 minutes at an ave of 21 km/h and was just over 80km's long. Hard stats !

This road should rather be attempted on plastics and not adventure bikes!
The bigger bikes like 1200's 990' adv and 950 adv will not make this road on a similar trip.
Dodo is a very accomplished rock rider and even he swore at the grade of difficulty a coupla times here..............and that on an SE!
One can see at the difference in height what the route entailed.............lots of descents and what follows.............ascents over rocks!

Unfortunately my helmet cam's batterries died just before the start of this section

Bummer!

You took the easy route O0

We went to Katse on the "Village chief road".  It's not a road :patch:
:laughing4:
Hehehehehe!
Gaan ry hom met jou 990 broer
Ons praat weer!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Dwerg on September 28, 2012, 07:04:22 am
Ek het nooit gedink my bike sal gestoetie word nie
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 28, 2012, 07:32:06 am
Ek het nooit gedink my bike sal gestoetie word nie
Ja en stoetie het nooit gedink sy bike sal ge-Dwerg word nie
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Snafu on September 28, 2012, 09:08:55 am
The route through Lesotho the next day took us just under 11 hours to complete
We arrived at Mokghotlong in 3 hours and then left for Katse Dam wall via the Thaba Tseka road at Letseng diamond mine. The red route started at the Katse turnoff and is undoubtedly one of the roughest pieces of road i have ever encountered, including the whole of the Amageza 2012 route! It took is 3 hours 40 minutes at an ave of 21 km/h and was just over 80km's long. Hard stats !

This road should rather be attempted on plastics and not adventure bikes!
The bigger bikes like 1200's 990' adv and 950 adv will not make this road on a similar trip.
Dodo is a very accomplished rock rider and even he swore at the grade of difficulty a coupla times here..............and that on an SE!
One can see at the difference in height what the route entailed.............lots of descents and what follows.............ascents over rocks!

Unfortunately my helmet cam's batterries died just before the start of this section

Bummer!

You took the easy route O0

We went to Katse on the "Village chief road".  It's not a road :patch:
:laughing4:
Hehehehehe!
Gaan ry hom met jou 990 broer
Ons praat weer!

Softy, dit is presies wat hulle gedoen het. Ses fietse, twee bikes met pillions ingesluit. Waar leer julle ouens daarbo ry? :P
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 28, 2012, 10:31:59 am
The route through Lesotho the next day took us just under 11 hours to complete
We arrived at Mokghotlong in 3 hours and then left for Katse Dam wall via the Thaba Tseka road at Letseng diamond mine. The red route started at the Katse turnoff and is undoubtedly one of the roughest pieces of road i have ever encountered, including the whole of the Amageza 2012 route! It took is 3 hours 40 minutes at an ave of 21 km/h and was just over 80km's long. Hard stats !

This road should rather be attempted on plastics and not adventure bikes!
The bigger bikes like 1200's 990' adv and 950 adv will not make this road on a similar trip.
Dodo is a very accomplished rock rider and even he swore at the grade of difficulty a coupla times here..............and that on an SE!
One can see at the difference in height what the route entailed.............lots of descents and what follows.............ascents over rocks!

Unfortunately my helmet cam's batterries died just before the start of this section

Bummer!

You took the easy route O0

We went to Katse on the "Village chief road".  It's not a road :patch:
:laughing4:
Hehehehehe!
Gaan ry hom met jou 990 broer
Ons praat weer!

Softy, dit is presies wat hulle gedoen het. Ses fietse, twee bikes met pillions ingesluit. Waar leer julle ouens daarbo ry? :P
Skies Oom - Ons kan mos nie eintlik bike ry hier in Gangstersparadise nie!
..................en ek ry ook darm nog net so 2 jaar bike
Dit speel seker 'n rol?
 :mwink:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: weskus on September 28, 2012, 10:37:53 am
..jissie manne ek het lekker uitgemis, volgende jaar doen ek nie weer nie.. :deal:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Snafu on September 28, 2012, 10:42:17 am
The route through Lesotho the next day took us just under 11 hours to complete
We arrived at Mokghotlong in 3 hours and then left for Katse Dam wall via the Thaba Tseka road at Letseng diamond mine. The red route started at the Katse turnoff and is undoubtedly one of the roughest pieces of road i have ever encountered, including the whole of the Amageza 2012 route! It took is 3 hours 40 minutes at an ave of 21 km/h and was just over 80km's long. Hard stats !

This road should rather be attempted on plastics and not adventure bikes!
The bigger bikes like 1200's 990' adv and 950 adv will not make this road on a similar trip.
Dodo is a very accomplished rock rider and even he swore at the grade of difficulty a coupla times here..............and that on an SE!
One can see at the difference in height what the route entailed.............lots of descents and what follows.............ascents over rocks!

Unfortunately my helmet cam's batterries died just before the start of this section

Bummer!

You took the easy route O0

We went to Katse on the "Village chief road".  It's not a road :patch:
:laughing4:
Hehehehehe!
Gaan ry hom met jou 990 broer
Ons praat weer!

Softy, dit is presies wat hulle gedoen het. Ses fietse, twee bikes met pillions ingesluit. Waar leer julle ouens daarbo ry? :P
Skies Oom - Ons kan mos nie eintlik bike ry hier in Gangstersparadise nie!
..................en ek ry ook darm nog net so 2 jaar bike
Dit speel seker 'n rol?
 :mwink:

Konsentreer jy maar liewer op kinders groot maak en los die stellings vir mense wat iets weet!

Quote
The bigger bikes like 1200's 990' adv and 950 adv will not make this road on a similar trip.

Ai, dit bly darem lekker om jou kark te gee!! :)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 05:47:38 pm
So gepraat van kak gee......................... Kyk gou hie........... Moet ek nog post? :peepwall:
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Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 05:48:27 pm
Check daai rooi vlek op die lugsak!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 05:49:54 pm
Of wat van hierdie 1'tjie? 8)
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Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 05:51:46 pm
Check this!
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05157-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 05:53:01 pm
Prieska's latest edition to the DOUBLE CHIN brigade................. :mwink:
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Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 05:55:44 pm
The DWERG trying to stay awake.
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Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 05:57:06 pm
Hey IDR, up yours 2 buddie!!!!!!!!!!!
Met so tong het mens nie toiletpapier nodig nie.............
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Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 05:57:49 pm
Dookie, happy now?
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05059.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 05:58:46 pm
Jip EDGY, the 1 eye is still sober. :biggrin:
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05048.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:00:06 pm
This thing was there as well, pink toothbrush and all..............
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05026.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:02:24 pm
Tuck-out-shirt doing what he does best. FOOOOOOKOL.............. :peepwall: :biggrin:
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05011.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:04:17 pm
The cold hard facts: There were 2 bikes being trailerd from Stellenbosch :3some: :ricky:
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC04988-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Adventurer on September 28, 2012, 06:05:43 pm
Camera is still in ICU......
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:05:45 pm
+/- 1400km was covered by bike. Ask ChrisL if you don't believe us/me
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC04991.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:09:39 pm
Plenty of this was used/abused during the weekend, the most by far by Kilroy and co.
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:11:09 pm
Who goes there? :patch:
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05176-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:12:00 pm
Metal(DJ)Jokey
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05185-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:14:07 pm
Spot the location, clue, it's close to Prieska........
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05155-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:15:42 pm
Now this deserves the price for the funniest pic at WD Bash 2012? :peepwall: :o
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05165-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:18:15 pm
Now this deserves the price for the funniest pic at WD Bash 2012? :peepwall: :o
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05165-1.jpg)
Come to think of it, they might have been staring at the Vlermuis...................
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:19:08 pm
Camera is still in ICU......
Not me........  :P
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Veldbrand on September 28, 2012, 06:20:01 pm
Metal(DJ)Jokey
Hy gaan jou Throttle... :mwink:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Gerrard on September 28, 2012, 06:22:09 pm
+/- 1400km was covered by bike. Ask ChrisL if you don't believe us/me
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC04991.jpg)

'strue... I saw them on gravel  :eek7:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:22:41 pm
This is me. :thumleft:
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05131-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:24:40 pm
I saw you 2 Jup: Take a bow................... >:D
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05187-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Dwerg on September 28, 2012, 06:25:53 pm
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

Stoetie jou 10% afslag naai!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:27:08 pm
This is not how to TUCK-OUT-SHIRT your shirt. I cannot get the man to listen/understand that the 60's is long gone.
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05189-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:29:44 pm
Ekskuus tog? Maak oop jou bliksemse oe' as jy met my wil praat!!!! O ja jy het met my gepraat! WHEEDEATER taal..................
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05064.jpg)
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Adventurer on September 28, 2012, 06:31:20 pm
This is not how to TUCK-OUT-SHIRT your shirt. I cannot get the man to listen/understand that the 60's is long gone.
(http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae333/andrevdm/DSC05189-1.jpg)

Fark off, it was cold...... >:D
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:31:39 pm
The rest to follow................ >:D
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Dwerg on September 28, 2012, 06:34:17 pm
Ekskuus tog? Maak oop jou bliksemse oe' as jy met my wil praat!!!! O ja jy het met my gepraat! WHEEDEATER taal..................

Blinddoek my sommer met tanne flos  :lol8:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 28, 2012, 06:40:26 pm
Ekskuus tog? Maak oop jou bliksemse oe' as jy met my wil praat!!!! O ja jy het met my gepraat! WHEEDEATER taal..................

Blinddoek my sommer met tanne flos  :lol8:
Daai kite ga nie vlieg nie want ek sal op my kniee moet staan om by jou oe' uit te kom........ Ek dink ons vra eerder vir HENTIE want hy het net so HENTIE gebrek aan lengte soos jy................. O0 >:D
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Orangeswifty on September 28, 2012, 10:42:14 pm
Camera is still in ICU......
Nou kyk nou ne!
As daai nie die prys wen vir die domste verloordergesiggie op die bash nie dan weet ek nie!
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: KiLRoy on September 29, 2012, 07:22:08 am
Daai stoetie is n jintelman OS. Hy het gewag tot al julle dronkgatte uitpass en toe die hele kamp se vrouens gedek. Dis hoekom die girls so happy met hulle mans was - daai otter met die vlermuis onder weet mos hoe. Weet nie hoekom die jirre vir hom daai zak gegee het nie, hy het fokkol om daarin te sit nie. Soos n moerse beursie met net n 20c in... ;D :peepwall:

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Gerrard on September 29, 2012, 07:55:07 am
Jy ken mos die storie van die ou wat aan die einde van die ry gestaan het toe die voële uitgedeel is, en toe kry hy die paal. So het Stoetie seker maar aan die einde van die ry gestaan toe balle uitgedeel is, toe kry hy maar die sak waarin dit gekom het.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on September 29, 2012, 09:47:24 am
Ga kak asb agter 'n bos en lag daarvoor en nie vir my nie!!!!!!!!!!! :3some: >:D
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Veldbrand on September 29, 2012, 11:03:17 am
Ons laggie vir djou nie my broe, ons lag viraai troeteldier wat so nes gemaak't soe onne djou lêkkete.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: LuckyStriker on September 29, 2012, 12:30:24 pm
LS checking in

a ride report will follow soon
there will be stories of wind-pumps with no 'off' switches, declining Afrikaner monuments, amazing wheelies, our fearless leader on a Honda, Wild Dog sobriety, cold mornings, boere discovering that he has average build, amazing landscapes, the state of technology in the Transkei, and miniscule landmarks.

ALL of which will be true!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Geotraveller on September 29, 2012, 03:11:18 pm
Fark I am lekker sour. Seems to me these bashes just get better and better. Might have to resign next year just to be able to get to ONE!

Some amazing and some funny photo's!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Frannarossi on September 29, 2012, 03:49:38 pm
Bliksem Lucky Striker,jy mag maar fotos neem :thumleft:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: woody1 on September 29, 2012, 05:39:09 pm
Kom nou Mnr Frannarossi .... ek wag vir my Brakpan jokes... :imaposer:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Tweets on September 29, 2012, 07:50:49 pm
Jy ken mos die storie van die ou wat aan die einde van die ry gestaan het toe die voële uitgedeel is, en toe kry hy die paal. So het Stoetie seker maar aan die einde van die ry gestaan toe balle uitgedeel is, toe kry hy maar die sak waarin dit gekom het.  :imaposer:

Excelletn JUP
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Tweets on September 29, 2012, 08:02:03 pm
Our trip took us anti-clockwise around Lesotho. The magenta route was the trip to the bash. Blue was the route around Rhodes and Tiffendel. Green was the return route home.  Our trip was basically 6.5 days with real great company.

On Wednesday we left JHB, slabbing it to Winburg where we kuired and slept over to start dirt on Thursday morning.
Winburg Hotel
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Stoffel on his Beast
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Stoffel and Grandson Jaydon. This little man is BIKE CRAZY and shadows “Oupa” Stoffel everywhere.
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/TweetieWD/WD%20NAT%20BASH%202012/DSCF70231024x768.jpg)
Gypsy Jay on his BMW 650 Dakar “in disguise”
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/TweetieWD/WD%20NAT%20BASH%202012/DSCF70251024x768.jpg)
Rodlau and Laurika
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/TweetieWD/WD%20NAT%20BASH%202012/DSCF70261024x768.jpg)
Rodlau on his KLR
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/TweetieWD/WD%20NAT%20BASH%202012/DSCF70271024x768.jpg)
Da Peeg on his 1150GSA
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Filling Up at Excelsior’s only fuel pumps.
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/TweetieWD/WD%20NAT%20BASH%202012/DSCF70311024x768.jpg)
Lunch at Blackrock Hotel, formally Thaba Nchu Sun hotel.
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/TweetieWD/WD%20NAT%20BASH%202012/DSCF70331024x768.jpg)
Yours Truly
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Moondog, Da Peeg, Gypsy Jay
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Rodlau , resting up. (serious gentleman this )
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Stoffel and “Antie” Stoffel (Bets) She road along in the Vito, back-up .Made place for grandson Jayden
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“eL” Normal helmet hair etc.
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Jayden with Ouma & Oupa Stoffel.
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Jaydon with Oupa Stoffel at the Caledon River bridge. He views the road “first” behind the GSA screen
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All of us at the Caledon River Bridge east of Smithfield heading to Rouxville.
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My Steed. Awesome machine
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Gypsy Jay
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Rodlau
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Moondog, with is mascot  bringing up the rear. Thanks buddy for all your driving with the Vito and trailer, to ensure we have a lekker trip.
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The Snow Valley venue hall, on Friday night.
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Some mighty tall and big owes are also dogs. This dog chatting up MJ.
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Jules , other & Li (Now PE “hone”) Lekker to see you guys again.
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Our residence during the bash week-end. 5km from Snow Valley.
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Jaydon & Oupa Stoffel. These two did some serious bonding this weekend. How lucky can a a brakkie be to have such a lekker Oupa dog.
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/TweetieWD/WD%20NAT%20BASH%202012/DSCF70761024x768.jpg)
Tweets and Jaydon and our way to Rhodes.
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Jayden
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/TweetieWD/WD%20NAT%20BASH%202012/DSCF70811024x768.jpg)
Rhodes valley with the town in the distance other side the green patch.
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Stoffel and Jayden , on the way up to Tiffendel. Lekker Stoffel.
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Water fall in the distance, on the way up to Tiffendel, where the incredible steep Zig Zag pass is. “looking west”.
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Tiffendel Area, Oupa Stoffel and Jayden. Note the snow line.  Temp at 15h00 was 5 deg C.
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Tweets
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We met this couple , Louis and Grieta on their 990 ADV, here high up in the mountains. This is their first WD outing and bash. Baie welkom julle. Mag julle ons forum en mede DS riders geniet.
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View from Tiffendel looking west.
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Jaydon, “On top of the World” Oupa, dis koud hierbo, maar mooi
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Beautiful country, as seen from Tiffendel
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Jayden learning to ride behind Oupa. With all the standing Oupa had to do, on serious technical sections. Jaydon got kinda in the way, up-front. In any case he has to learn to ride pillion behind oupa, because soon he will be too big to sit up front.  (problem now is he falls asleep on the tank when things get boring. On the back he cant do that anymore.)
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Laurika on the move.
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Pee stop for Jayden. (http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu277/TweetieWD/WD%20NAT%20BASH%202012/DSCF71181024x768.jpg)
2 & Half Men
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Tenahead Info + some pic’s
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Laurika on top of Naude’s Nek pass.
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Stoffel and Jayden
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Myself
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Awesome country heading toward Mount Fletcher
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Just had to give Jayden a feel for the real size of a grader.
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Da Peeg waiting for us. Lower Lotheni area
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Scenery of the Lower Lotheni area.
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Local traffic before Notthingham Road. Don’t sukkel with this traffic.
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At Notthingham Road, looking south, from where we had come - Heaven. Gypsy Jay eager to get going. He was running low on tea, at this stage
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DaPeeg and “L” enjoying an ale, at a brewery outside Notthingham Road.
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North of Ladysmith, I entered a sharp bend with a fine shale surface a bit “hot”. Decided to do emergency braking but failed to stop in time. This is the braking streeeeeeeeeeeeep.
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I came to a halt, inside the hole, and fell over to the right.  Picked the bike up and rode it spin, spin out of the hole.  Spectators were soon to arrive to see the action. No damage except the ego.
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Yours Truly on top of Normandiens Pass
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Da Peeg doing tyre repairs at the Memel Hotel.
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First real long run with this bike. What an absolute pleasure it is. I’d say better than the 1200’s , for sure.
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The (S)quad.
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Thanks to everyone that came along on this trip, to make it such a wonderful memory.   

Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: michnus on September 29, 2012, 10:04:14 pm
How LS got his beard?  :biggrin:

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Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Rodlau on September 29, 2012, 10:42:44 pm
Great RR Tweets.  Just like it was. Thanks for everything you did.  Your planning and running of the trip was top notch.  It was a lekker experience going with all you guys.  That little man Jayden really is a biking hero.
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: laurika on September 30, 2012, 12:34:33 am
Thank u Tweeters. U go beyond just doing it..always the extra mile..that little tea setup you pull out in the middle of no-where....great memories. And as for Jayden..I dreaded having such a young child along..but he was amazing. No tantrums, never tired from riding....he can ride along anytime!!!! Great trip!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Jules on October 01, 2012, 08:28:36 am
How LS got his beard?  :biggrin:

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Then I thank god it was a Beard klap and not a P@#$ klap else he would have ended up looking like Kilroy      :peepwall:
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Mooch on October 01, 2012, 08:33:46 am
Nice Guys!! More pics Stoetie...!!
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: eSKaPe on October 01, 2012, 11:31:04 am
Nice pics there Tweets - the 800 has converted you I see
Title: Re: WD National Bash 2012: Snow Valley general ride report
Post by: Stoetbul on October 01, 2012, 02:27:25 pm
Nice Guys!! More pics Stoetie...!!
Will post my version in the morning, the whole 9yards! :thumleft: