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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Carrol on October 04, 2012, 06:41:27 pm

Title: Groenkloof
Post by: Carrol on October 04, 2012, 06:41:27 pm
Groenkloof Ride Report
I started at 9:15 from Riversdale. New tyres (knobbly Heidenau) on front and back so did a short little dirt road to ride them in.
Then I slipped over the Garcia pass an realized I FORGOT  my camera at home. I turned off to Van Wyksdorp on to Ladismith (dirt) From Ladismith to Calitzdorp. On Calitzdorp there was NO green petrol so had to find the co-op. My favourite activity, riding in town with the bike (not).
At Co-op I phoned the mobile map of South Africa (ChrisL) to find out where the Groenkloof road is. He pinpointed it exactly with a few alternatives.
I took the Groenkloof road and what a pleasure of a road. It is extremely beautiful.
I passed a snake (long brown one) and as I passed it launched at me to bite me. Luckily it missed. I was as cool as a cucumber.
I saw three giraffes, plenty of antelope, the Groenkloof dam, the Visarende Angling Club private camping spot, the Swartberg Private Game estate.
Saw a huge tortoise. Had lunch at Wilgewandel and took tar home: Oudsthoorn, Calitzdorp, Ladismith, Riversdale.
What a lovely ride. Will do Groenkloof again for the pictures.
Hereís a few blackberry efforts:
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(http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z465/kaejut/Groenkloof/IMG-20121002-00031_zpsf8d7e6c7.jpg)
(http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z465/kaejut/Groenkloof/IMG-20121002-00032_zps821a78c3.jpg)
(http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z465/kaejut/Groenkloof/IMG-20121002-00033_zps1c8b6733.jpg)
(http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z465/kaejut/Groenkloof/IMG-20121002-00034_zps39bb4b52.jpg)
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Title: Re: Groenkloof
Post by: Carrol on October 04, 2012, 06:43:02 pm
O Yes, returning via Garcia pass, I passed another snake (live). This time a pofadder crossing the road. I passed tail side this time. A very lazy snake it seems but puffy and very dangerous.
Title: Re: Groenkloof
Post by: BliknÍrs on October 04, 2012, 07:53:11 pm
Thanks Carroll :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Groenkloof
Post by: Heimer on October 04, 2012, 08:16:10 pm
Een van my mees gunsteling paaie.  :thumleft:

Veral die tyd van die jaar.