Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Planning a Ride => Ride Planning, Routes, Accomm, Ratings, Suggestions & General Info => Topic started by: Garfield on October 19, 2012, 02:54:33 pm

Title: Quarry riding - awesome playpen - be careful of crime and oncoming traffic
Post by: Garfield on October 19, 2012, 02:54:33 pm
It seems that there is interest in a ride on Saturday morning and/or Sunday afternoon. Perhaps it might be helpful to give an indication, along the following lines?

Saturday 20 October (meet at Zone 7 at 09h30)
1. Doug C
2. Garfield

Sunday 21 October (meet at Zone 7 at 13h30) - ride and, for those able and willing to help, track building
1. Doug C (ride and track building)
2. Garfield
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 19, 2012, 03:13:12 pm
It seems that there is interest in a ride on Saturday morning and/or Sunday afternoon. Perhaps it might be helpful to give an indication, along the following lines? Please note that I am not familiar enough with the quarry to lead a ride.

Saturday 20 October (meet at Zone 7 at 09h30)
1. Doug C
2. Garfield
3. Muz
4. Troy

Sunday 21 October (meet at Zone 7 at 13h30) - ride and, for those able and willing to help, track building
1. Doug C (ride and track building)
2. Garfield
3. Muz
4. Troy

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 19, 2012, 03:56:57 pm
Keen to join tomorrow as well. I don't know the place though, been there once before but need guidance.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 19, 2012, 04:28:10 pm
I'm editing this today (25/7/13) so that people reading this thread can find the incident that Garfield and daughter reported.  Page 33 Reply 659 (last post on page)

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=109353.659 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=109353.659)

Since this time we have ridden there many times.  There have been no further incidents, but we all must remain vigilant.




Old post

Saturday 20 October (meet at Zone 7 at 09h30)
1. Doug C
2. Garfield
3. Muz
4. Troy

Sunday 21 October (meet at Zone 7 at 13h30) - ride and, for those able and willing to help, track building
1. Doug C (ride and track building)
2. Garfield
3. Muz
4. Troy
5. Crossed-up

I'm almost certain to be there much earlier if anyone wants an earlier ride too.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 19, 2012, 05:29:58 pm
Garfield, many thanks for setting up this new thread.

Buff, glad you can make it tomorrow.

Saturday 20 October (meet at Zone 7 at 09h30)
1. Doug C
2. Garfield
3. Muz
4. Troy
5. Buff

Sunday 21 October (meet at Zone 7 at 13h30) - ride and, for those able and willing to help, track building
1. Doug C (ride and track building)
2. Garfield
3. Muz
4. Troy
5. Crossed-up

Crossed-up, I'm ready and eager for the track building ... collected my Cold Steel Magnum Kukri machete this afternoon!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 19, 2012, 05:41:33 pm

I'm almost certain to be there much earlier if anyone wants an earlier ride too.


how laat ou maat ? I can get there earlier, i would enjoy a longer ride. Gotta get fit you know.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 19, 2012, 06:04:41 pm
Keen to join tomorrow as well. I don't know the place though, been there once before but need guidance.

As long as you accept the guidance is slow...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Dogmatix on October 19, 2012, 06:05:56 pm
Sunday 21 October (meet at Zone 7 at 13h30) - ride and, for those able and willing to help, track building
1. Doug C (ride and track building)
2. Garfield
3. Muz
4. Troy
5. Crossed-up
6. Dogmatix

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 19, 2012, 06:54:12 pm
It may be nippy but the weatherman is saying no rain 20 degrees, partly cloudy tomorrow.. looks like it will be a nice and muddy.. see you tomorrow morning.

I will bring the GPS and just potter looking for potential tracks to cut on Sun

http://www.yr.no/place/South_Africa/Western_Cape/Cape_Town/
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 19, 2012, 09:31:04 pm
Where you guys parking, Zone 7?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 19, 2012, 10:14:16 pm
Where you guys parking, Zone 7?

Buff, I think those who trailer their bikes can leave their vehicle and trailer inside Zone 7. I'm not sure if there is a charge. Garfield, if you see this before the ride, please could you advise.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 20, 2012, 04:55:24 am
Thanks for the reply Doug. Please don't wait for me if I'm not there, I've been bent over the porcelain scooter most of the night calling ralf. Seems I have picked up a tummy bug  :'( Why oh why on the weekend??
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 20, 2012, 06:06:38 am
I'm really sorry to learn of your rough night, Buff, and hope you are feeling better soon.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 20, 2012, 07:17:04 am
Thanks for the reply Doug. Please don't wait for me if I'm not there, I've been bent over the porcelain scooter most of the night calling ralf. Seems I have picked up a tummy bug  :'( Why oh why on the weekend??

Jy kan in die quarry ook kots, niemand sal kla daaroor nie.

If you do come through and park at Z7, not sure what they will charge, the times I have parked there I paid the normal entrance for a day rider (R100.00) or event spectator (R30.00) on events days - paid this by choice as I use their facilities and I usually go ride the enduro loop after the quarry ride anyway.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 20, 2012, 07:50:26 am
Thanks Garfield  :thumleft: Yeah, I've been looking forward to some riding too much, I'm just going to have to kotz in the quarry, see you guys at 9:30.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Hend3ik on October 20, 2012, 08:38:33 am
Might c u there
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Major Tom on October 20, 2012, 08:53:21 am
New to the area and may be able to make it tomorrow. Where is the quarry?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: AgentO on October 20, 2012, 12:45:56 pm
Thanks for the ride guys, good to meet some of the Dogs eventually.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 20, 2012, 12:54:06 pm
AgentO, nice meeting, that bike of yours   :drif:  :drif:  :drif:

Thanks for the offer of a ride, if you saw me fall earlier you would never have done that.

We only did 10km in the quarry today, I am sure no one who was there will ever ask me to lead a ride again  :imaposer:

Troy is a daemon in the sand, just his chain which hampered him today, will ride with you anytime  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Grrrr.... on October 20, 2012, 01:19:26 pm
Hi, just to inform you I won't make it this weekend.

Sure, I know you all are deeply disappointed but just suck it up buttercup.

That is all, please continue.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: superten on October 20, 2012, 01:36:35 pm
New to the area and may be able to make it tomorrow. Where is the quarry?

Let me know if you want to meet in minnerton at about 1,we can ride through together.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: superten on October 20, 2012, 01:37:21 pm
Hi, just to inform you I won't make it this weekend.

Sure, I know you all are deeply disappointed but just suck it up buttercup.

That is all, please continue.



seeing that Grrrr is sucking eggs this weekend...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 20, 2012, 02:20:13 pm
Garfield, thank you so much for leading the group. That early section was an interesting challenge – but I wouldn’t have wanted to miss it! We may have done only 10km in the quarry but it was 10km of great fun. I hope your arm is okay?

And thanks too to adv, AgentO, Buff, Fuzzy Muzzy and Troy, Hend3ik and Loaks.

This morning was another enjoyable outing at the quarry. I look forward to tomorrow!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 20, 2012, 02:30:41 pm
Thanks guys for an enjoyable outing & to Garfield for leading the group :thumleft: It might have only be 10km's but what an interesting 10 it was  ;)  My tracker marked my total route at 22km's but I did play about a bit.

Just a reminder to check yourselves for ticks, I just took one of the bastids off the back of my leg.

Off to fix the WR's puncture now  :(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 20, 2012, 02:36:29 pm
Picked this up while playing in the sand and waiting for Troy's mechanic to sort out the CRF's chain.
If it is yours, or will fit your bike and you want it, let me know.
I do not know what bike it will fit.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 20, 2012, 02:41:13 pm
Looks like it belongs on a 690
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 20, 2012, 02:44:27 pm
That first section was quite entertaining, apologies it was not intended.

Thanks Doug arm is stiffening up a bit and forearm has a few roasties which I have cleaned and sprayed with Merthiolate, should be fine.

I hope adv has video of the event as it seems I am the only one who did not see it  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Grrrr.... on October 20, 2012, 02:54:01 pm
That first section was quite entertaining, apologies it was not intended.

Thanks Doug arm is stiffening up a bit and forearm has a few roasties which I have cleaned and sprayed with Merthiolate, should be fine.

I hope adv has video of the event as it seems I am the only one who did not see it  :imaposer:

So.....

Wat het gebeur?  :mwink:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 20, 2012, 02:57:18 pm
That first section was quite entertaining, apologies it was not intended.

Thanks Doug arm is stiffening up a bit and forearm has a few roasties which I have cleaned and sprayed with Merthiolate, should be fine.

I hope adv has video of the event as it seems I am the only one who did not see it  :imaposer:

So.....

Wat het gebeur?  :mwink:

speed > talent = fail

Bietjie vinnig gery en toe besef daar is 'n moerse sloot voor my.
Agter en voor briek saam te min toe gooi ek maar die anker uit, kak is, ek is die anker.

Very little evidence, not a scratch on the WR.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Grrrr.... on October 20, 2012, 03:04:42 pm
Eina!

Ek hat laas week my g@t amper twee keer by die selfde sloot gesien.

Ek weet waar die ding le maar met die reen het die sloot bietjie gegroei van laas keer. Ek steek toe die bike en toe ek weer sien toe is daar 'n donga voor my. Gelukkig het die bike my gered.

Tweede keer selfde sloot en ek wil die ding mis ry toe etter ek binne in....  ::)

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Hend3ik on October 20, 2012, 03:19:24 pm
Thanks guys for a great ride this morning. It was excellent. Even though I had an off... Or 2 in that last sand section
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 20, 2012, 03:20:51 pm
Our adventure ...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 20, 2012, 03:27:05 pm
Nice application Doug  :thumleft:

Looking at that, we really did a very small ride today, we will have to go back...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 20, 2012, 03:29:44 pm
Nice application Doug  :thumleft:

Looking at that, we really did a very small ride today, we will have to go back...

Can't wait to go back!

Thanks for the photo of your forearm. You have cleaned it up well.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Grrrr.... on October 20, 2012, 03:38:17 pm
Ha ha ha!

Oh that sandy section.

Yip, it is fun. I had a few people swearing at me the other weekend when we went that way.

The last bit leading into the quarry I couldn't not get my speed up and did a impersonation of a drunken sailor.... Looked like a big snake went through there.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Major Tom on October 20, 2012, 05:06:45 pm
New to the area and may be able to make it tomorrow. Where is the quarry?

Let me know if you want to meet in minnerton at about 1,we can ride through together.

Sounds like a good plan.  Should we meet at the Shell garage c/o montague and Koeberg, or is there a better place?  Perhaps pm cell no's and we can talk.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 20, 2012, 06:02:13 pm
Okay, WR's puncture is fixed and KDX is cleaned and packed away. See you guys again tomorrow.  I might go through a little earlier and do a few laps of Zone 7's enduro track  :thumleft:

Eish, that arm looks a bit fragile Garfield, you were luck to get away with so few injuries, that was quite a dramatic stop  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Grrrr.... on October 20, 2012, 06:20:12 pm
Okay, WR's puncture is fixed and KDX is cleaned and packed away. See you guys again tomorrow.  I might go through a little earlier and do a few laps of Zone 7's enduro track  :thumleft:

Eish, that arm looks a bit fragile Garfield, you were luck to get away with so few injuries, that was quite a dramatic stop  ;D

Video, video, video!!!  :lol8:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 20, 2012, 08:40:54 pm
AgentO styling on that schweet 690 rally of his  :drif:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: DirtHound on October 20, 2012, 09:11:33 pm
Picked this up while playing in the sand and waiting for Troy's mechanic to sort out the CRF's chain.
If it is yours, or will fit your bike and you want it, let me know.
I do not know what bike it will fit.


Hi Garfield,

This headlight protector belongs to Mike (who you met on the last ride). It's for his 950SE.
If it's ok with you, I'll pick it up from you when I see you again. Mike works with me.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 20, 2012, 09:13:54 pm
Picked this up while playing in the sand and waiting for Troy's mechanic to sort out the CRF's chain.
If it is yours, or will fit your bike and you want it, let me know.
I do not know what bike it will fit.


Hi Garfield,

This headlight protector belongs to Mike (who you met on the last ride). It's for his 950SE.
If it's ok with you, I'll pick it up from you when I see you again. Mike works with me.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 20, 2012, 10:41:16 pm
Sunday 21 October (meet at Zone 7 at 13h30) - ride and, for those able and willing to help, track building
1. Doug C (ride and track building)
2. Garfield
3. Muz
4. Troy
5. Crossed-up
6. Dogmatix
7. superten
8. Major Tom
9. Buff

Buff, I'm glad your WR is ready for tomorrow!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Kaboef on October 20, 2012, 11:20:10 pm
Sunday 21 October (meet at Zone 7 at 13h30) - ride and, for those able and willing to help, track building
1. Doug C (ride and track building)
2. Garfield
3. Muz
4. Troy
5. Crossed-up
6. Dogmatix
7. superten
8. Major Tom
9. Buff

Buff, I'm glad your WR is ready for tomorrow!

I might join as well.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on October 20, 2012, 11:59:11 pm
Poo.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 21, 2012, 06:31:55 am
A few pics to wet your appertite for later today  >:D

1. Adv's stunning Africa Twin  :drif:

2. Agent0 styling some more

3. Our fearless leader Garfield

4. The business end of my KDX  ;)

5. DougC getting some help through the port jackson by Adv
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 21, 2012, 06:37:17 am
1. Muzzy getting himself well and truly bogged down in the port jackson. "With great power comes great responsibility my son"  ;)

2. Hendrik on his 660Z

3. Loaky? playing "pick me up"  ;)

4. Muzzy doing some spannering on Troy's bike

5. Side stands are for woosies
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Loaks on October 21, 2012, 07:52:28 am
Thanx for the ride you guys. Won't be joining you today, but maybe I will pop across the road later to play/practice a bit.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 21, 2012, 07:59:33 am
My shoulder a bit stiff this morning, going to give it a rest today, will be back there next weekend.
Have fun  :thumleft:

That 690 is just so  :drif:  :drif:  :drif:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 21, 2012, 08:53:18 am
Buff, the photos are great!

Garfield, I hope your shoulder will be okay soon. You will be missed!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: adv on October 21, 2012, 09:02:23 am
That first section was quite entertaining, apologies it was not intended.

Thanks Doug arm is stiffening up a bit and forearm has a few roasties which I have cleaned and sprayed with Merthiolate, should be fine.

I hope adv has video of the event as it seems I am the only one who did not see it  :imaposer:

So.....

Wat het gebeur?  :mwink:

speed > talent = fail

Bietjie vinnig gery en toe besef daar is 'n moerse sloot voor my.
Agter en voor briek saam te min toe gooi ek maar die anker uit, kak is, ek is die anker.

Very little evidence, not a scratch on the WR.



Ive watched that clip over and over. I've got it alright :) You are a little far, but you can still see when the shit hits the fan.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Grrrr.... on October 21, 2012, 09:16:17 am
That first section was quite entertaining, apologies it was not intended.

Thanks Doug arm is stiffening up a bit and forearm has a few roasties which I have cleaned and sprayed with Merthiolate, should be fine.

I hope adv has video of the event as it seems I am the only one who did not see it  :imaposer:

So.....

Wat het gebeur?  :mwink:

speed > talent = fail

Bietjie vinnig gery en toe besef daar is 'n moerse sloot voor my.
Agter en voor briek saam te min toe gooi ek maar die anker uit, kak is, ek is die anker.

Very little evidence, not a scratch on the WR.



Ive watched that clip over and over. I've got it alright :) You are a little far, but you can still see when the shit hits the fan.

Gooi!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: AgentO on October 21, 2012, 12:41:12 pm
Awesome pics Buff, sorry I'm going to miss today's ride... :(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 21, 2012, 08:18:58 pm
Crossed-up, thank you for another of your adventures. It was great fun!

Thanks too to Dogmatix, Fuzzy Muzzy and Troy, Major Tom and superten.

Buff, I'm sorry you missed us.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 21, 2012, 08:41:27 pm
That was great fun.  Thanks guys!  We've got the start of another torturous track.  It's going to be a good one.


Doug: here's a .kml version of the Mapsource file I posted earlier.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: superten on October 21, 2012, 08:59:58 pm
Thanks guys,was really fun. Pulled off a few more ticks-pesky buggers!

John,hope you enjoy your new (old) quarry book(A little bit of Africana-I get it!)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Major Tom on October 21, 2012, 09:30:53 pm
Had a great time. Nice to meet all of you. Looking forward to the next outing.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 21, 2012, 09:58:30 pm
That was great fun.  Thanks guys!  We've got the start of another torturous track.  It's going to be a good one.


Doug: here's a .kml version of the Mapsource file I posted earlier.


Many thanks, Crossed-up. It's great to have this file.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 22, 2012, 08:50:28 am
Thanks for the ride chaps, as always it is a load of fun..  :thumleft:

Doug, dorry I missed you at the Barrel, we did a lap or 2 of the enduro track at Z7 then Troy decided to have a go on the big boys track at Z7 as there were only one or 2 riders out at the time.. 5 laps later and I had to chase him with a big stick to get off..  :laughing4:

Hope the arm feels better Garfield  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Etienne2T on October 22, 2012, 09:40:01 am
Who was the kid on the CRF 230..? Let him come ride the track with meeee :)

Crossed-up, I ran out of fuel so headed home, hope you didn't search for me for too long.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: monkeyboy on October 22, 2012, 09:58:59 am
Kinda disappointed to have missed it, but I wanted to take the Puzey there, and given how the 800 was behaving in crosswinds yesterday, I don't mind too much! Maybe a midweek spin is on the cards.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 22, 2012, 10:14:34 am
No problem, Etienne.  We only got back to Z7 quite late. 

The "kid" is Troy, Fuzzy Muzzy's son.  12 years old and loving it!  I think it's a 100cc that he rides.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 23, 2012, 02:18:41 pm
Who was the kid on the CRF 230..? Let him come ride the track with meeee :)

Crossed-up, I ran out of fuel so headed home, hope you didn't search for me for too long.

LOL, yeah, my kid on a CRF100.. you are welcome to take him around the track with you , he would love that cos you know.. riding with dad is boring  :laughing4:

We are in Stanford this coming weekend but will catch up probably next weekend.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: DirtHound on October 23, 2012, 02:21:41 pm
Who was the kid on the CRF 230..? Let him come ride the track with meeee :)

Crossed-up, I ran out of fuel so headed home, hope you didn't search for me for too long.

LOL, yeah, my kid on a CRF100.. you are welcome to take him around the track with you , he would love that cos you know.. riding with dad is boring  :laughing4:

We are in Stanford this coming weekend but will catch up probably next weekend.  :thumleft:

... but dad rides with okes who have beeeg machettes. That's gotta count for something  :lol8:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 23, 2012, 02:27:58 pm
I imagine Troy is sensible enough to think we're just weird.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 23, 2012, 03:50:07 pm
John, every 3 min before we leave for the quarry all I hear is 'Is John going to be there '.. like 100 times  :3some:

He really enjoys it.. he thinks you okes are just the coolest okes ever.. I don't hear the end of it now, he just wants to go ride. He is racing this coming weekend with Dave's (Beserkers ) kids, well it is a race but he smells every flower along the route.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Grrrr.... on October 23, 2012, 08:24:51 pm
Question:

How long do you think it will take you guys to round up all the ticks in the quarry?

The reason I ask is I hate ticks.... I have had tick fever twice before and not in the mood for more.

So do a guy a favour and organise a big group for a "fun ride" through the whole of the quarry so every single tick can jump on you okes for safe keeping all the way back to your homes where you can safely dispose of them. When the quarry is clear let me know...

Thank you in advance and just drop me in PM when I can go back.

My skin crawled just typing about ticks, now my scalp is going to itch for hours....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: adv on October 23, 2012, 08:35:59 pm
Vid just about done. Busy uploading.

400mb  :mwink:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on October 23, 2012, 08:49:17 pm
Stop being such a soft cock Grrr, just think of the fun you can have with your wife/girlfriend/mistress inspecting your batman cave for lurking ticks after the ride :mwink:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 23, 2012, 08:53:08 pm
Wear light coloured clothing and keep a guinea fowl handy - they love ticks and are known to eat large quantities of them.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Dogmatix on October 23, 2012, 09:13:10 pm
I believe they're also not very partial to electricity... I carry a tazer on the Honda so at the end of the ride I'll give you a little burst and the buggers will spring right off.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 23, 2012, 10:53:10 pm
I must say, the last 2 rides we have not found any.. you carry a tazer ?? you should have zapped SupTen he would have cleared that path in 3 min  :laughing4: :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: adv on October 23, 2012, 11:04:31 pm
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 23, 2012, 11:20:37 pm
Nice vid  :thumleft: I see you got the garfield action shot
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: adv on October 23, 2012, 11:23:42 pm
Haha thanks!

Somebody had to :)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 24, 2012, 04:14:40 am
Lekker vid, Adv!  Thanks.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 24, 2012, 06:26:02 am
Thanks for the video, adv!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 24, 2012, 07:56:35 am
Nice video adv  :thumleft: including the part I did not really want to see  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: adv on October 24, 2012, 07:58:44 am
Nice video adv  :thumleft: including the part I did not really want to see  :imaposer:

How is the arm feeling?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 24, 2012, 07:59:55 am
Nice video adv  :thumleft: including the part I did not really want to see  :imaposer:

How is the arm feeling?

Its ready for this weekend  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Beserker on October 24, 2012, 02:20:29 pm
Who was the kid on the CRF 100..? Let him come ride the track with meeee :)

Crossed-up, I ran out of fuel so headed home, hope you didn't search for me for too long.

Corrected
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: superten on October 24, 2012, 07:59:08 pm
I must say, the last 2 rides we have not found any.. you carry a tazer ?? you should have zapped SupTen he would have cleared that path in 3 min  :laughing4: :peepwall:


 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 27, 2012, 07:12:04 am
I'll be continuing with that path tomorrow.  You are all welcome to drop by - particularly if you own a small chainsaw!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: superten on October 27, 2012, 07:16:16 am
I'll be continuing with that path tomorrow.  You are all welcome to drop by - particularly if you own a small chainsaw!

What time?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 27, 2012, 07:45:37 am
I reckon from 9 to 4.  Drop by any time - just don't sneak up on me!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Dogmatix on October 27, 2012, 10:21:13 am
Going to Killarney on the SV tomorrow otherwise I'd have been there.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 27, 2012, 01:01:10 pm
Have fun! 

and in keeping with your forum name etc ...

KLR 600 (the labrador)
Bajaj Pulsar 180 (the poodle)
Suzuki SV1000 S  (the greyhound)
Honda XL250R (the fox terrier)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Dogmatix on October 27, 2012, 02:11:13 pm
Ha ha, very good! However I'd classify the KLR more as a mangy cur
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Hend3ik on October 27, 2012, 07:36:48 pm
So is there a ride happening tommorow or not
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 27, 2012, 07:50:07 pm
There's not really a ride.  I'll be out there and I will ride, of course, but I'm mostly clearing a new track or two.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 27, 2012, 07:53:17 pm
Garfield will also pass by with his family, but he's not doing the group thing.  If you do come you can call/SMS me on O7639922foursix.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 27, 2012, 09:24:07 pm
I got hit with a 12 hour bug and got lekker sunburnt at Stanford today so will see how I feel in the morning.. I may come along for a morning ride but I have to try and load the 2 bikes on the back of the bakkie as the trailer is in for repair.. i will give you a buzz if we decide to come along.. will probably just come do a few tracks early say 7am - 12.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 28, 2012, 12:29:02 am
Crossed-up, I will come across to the quarry at about 1.30pm and help with the track building. I will text/phone once I'm at the Morning Star turnoff.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 28, 2012, 07:01:19 am
Great! See you later.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: adv on October 28, 2012, 05:03:12 pm
pics or it didnt happen :)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on October 28, 2012, 05:24:38 pm
A great afternoon ... building tracks, followed by a ride. Crossed-up, it was fun. Thank you!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 28, 2012, 06:18:25 pm
Thanks Doug.  We'll get there.

Here is the track for you other trackers, Garfield, Fuzzy, Dogmatix and Superten,  Any time you find you need to work off some steam you know where to go!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on October 28, 2012, 06:31:49 pm
Thanks Doug.  We'll get there.

Here is the track for you other trackers, Garfield, Fuzzy, Dogmatix and Superten,  Any time you find you need to work off some steam you know where to go!  :thumleft:

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: adv on October 28, 2012, 07:59:30 pm
Thanks Doug.  We'll get there.

Here is the track for you other trackers, Garfield, Fuzzy, Dogmatix and Superten,  Any time you find you need to work off some steam you know where to go!  :thumleft:

Twin friendly?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on October 28, 2012, 10:26:20 pm
Naturally it will be when it's finished.  At the moment it's a bit difficult to turn around when you get to the end.  This morning I had to cut a special wide place to turn my bike in!  Eventually it will connect you directly to the long sandy road up the side of Morning Star.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Etienne2T on October 28, 2012, 10:53:38 pm
It was silly hot out there today.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: monkeyboy on October 29, 2012, 09:58:28 am
I was out there around three. Lots of tyre tracks, a pair of plastics, but not much else going on. I guess I was a leeeetle late to help. The back road via Parklands is a nice way in, although a lot of broken glass there yesterday.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 29, 2012, 11:23:01 am
Sorry, I did'nt make it, I was as sick as a dog on Sunday..
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 04, 2012, 05:51:47 pm
Another afternoon of track building ... great weather, great exercise, great company. Many thanks, Crossed-up!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: adv on November 04, 2012, 06:01:20 pm
Let me know when i can BETA test with my latest addition
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTMzWDgwMA==/$(KGrHqNHJC8FBmZ1qvqBBQlm7oTiE!~~48_20.JPG)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 04, 2012, 06:03:41 pm
Yehaa!  Now you're talking!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 04, 2012, 06:16:47 pm
Thanks Doug for all the hard work!  Only 200m to go and then we'll have a new awesome tracklet. 

I was looking forward to making Adv go down it with the AT but now he's cheating!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 04, 2012, 06:27:27 pm
Thanks Doug for all the hard work!  Only 200m to go and then we'll have a new awesome tracklet. 

I was looking forward to making Adv go down it with the AT but now he's cheating!

Yes indeed!

adv, we were specially making the track Africa-Twin friendly. Nice new bike, though!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: adv on November 04, 2012, 06:36:26 pm
Hahahha! The poor twin!

Wait till Kirsten is setup on the YZ - then Ill show you how I do it on the AT
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 05, 2012, 08:42:44 pm
A common Morea making brightened the afternoon.  And for the panga-wielders, a solution.

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/Crossed-up40/Quarry/Morea.jpg)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/Crossed-up40/Quarry/E252F5E4-FC41-4489-AE13-C9235304855.jpg)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 18, 2012, 07:59:37 pm
Crossed-up and Garfield, I'm glad you were both able to get to the quarry today. I feel terribly deprived, not being able to ride this weekend and, especially, missing out on an opportunity for track building! Hopefully it won't be too long before I can enjoy the quarry again and, particularly, contribute further to the long-term project - creating a 10 - 15 km enduro circuit.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on November 18, 2012, 10:10:54 pm
I feel very deprived as well Doug.. hopefully I will be back in the saddle in a week or 2.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 18, 2012, 10:37:04 pm
When we've recovered sufficiently we'll have to have a celebratory outing, Muz. Perhaps a session at the Atlantis dunes, followed by a ride at the quarry, ending with an hour of track building. A bit optimistic? I suspect so! But, we're allowed to dream!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on November 19, 2012, 07:19:41 pm
For the guys who could not ride this weekend  :peepwall:

The sand was soft and dry, more challenging than the dunes.

http://www.youtube.com/v/svfm-8r7t28
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 19, 2012, 07:34:36 pm
Many thanks for the video, Garfield. I must get back to the quarry! This period of forced deprivation is rather hard to bear!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 19, 2012, 09:52:58 pm
Loved the vid, Garfield.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on November 19, 2012, 11:29:22 pm
When we've recovered sufficiently we'll have to have a celebratory outing, Muz. Perhaps a session at the Atlantis dunes, followed by a ride at the quarry, ending with an hour of track building. A bit optimistic? I suspect so! But, we're allowed to dream!

LOL, I agree. I leave for China on the 7th so I only have 2 weekends left, my toe has lovingly picked up an infection now so a dream it sure is. My kids birthday party is this Sat but I will make an effort to put the boots on .. maybe Sun.. if not this weekend I will really give it a shot on my last weekend.. so provisionally keep the 2nd open for business

Garfield, thanks for the vid  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Dogmatix on November 20, 2012, 11:13:41 am
I've also been carrying an injury - hence my absence. I fell ONTO my KLR whilst touring the Cederberg 2 weeks ago and managed to break a rib (again!). This time a proper break so breathing and movement has been a little painful. This w/e is Killarney but I am looking forward to the quarry soon after that. Panga in hand!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 20, 2012, 12:24:11 pm
Sorry about your injury.  Take it easy.  You really don't want to do sand with a broken rib!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 20, 2012, 12:28:50 pm
I was thinking of avoiding the rush by doing an early Toy-Run to Maynardville and then heading out to the quarry.  All welcome.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on November 20, 2012, 05:57:13 pm
Toy run is on the 24th hey?


edit: 25th.. i will probably not be able to ride the quarry with this toe but the toy run on the Alp shaould be ok.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 21, 2012, 02:23:44 pm
I was thinking of avoiding the rush by doing an early Toy-Run to Maynardville and then heading out to the quarry.  All welcome.

Thanks, Crossed-up.

I saw the wound care nurse today. The wound is not looking good and I've picked up an infection. Some debridement was done and I've had to start a 7-day course of antibiotics. It seems I will be out of action for longer than I had hoped. Sadly, I won't be riding this weekend.

Muz, I hope your infection is under control and the toe a little less painful.

Dogmatix, all the best as your broken rib heals.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 21, 2012, 02:47:31 pm
Bad news!  Take it easy, and look after yourself.  And you, too, Muz & DMx. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on November 21, 2012, 03:12:07 pm
Oh no Doug! Sorry to hear. I hope it heals soon!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on November 22, 2012, 07:55:30 am
That sounds bad Doug, take it easy and let this heal up properly, the quarry and Atlantis will still be there when you are all healed up.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 22, 2012, 01:07:59 pm
Thank you Crossed-up, MissM and Garfield. I appreciate your comments and best wishes.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 23, 2012, 02:00:28 pm
I thought I'd make a new track on Sunday.  I fancy having my portrait on Google Earth.  :imaposer:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: DirtHound on November 23, 2012, 02:05:19 pm
I thought I'd make a new track on Sunday.  I fancy having my portrait on Google Earth.  :imaposer:

:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

Brilliant! I love it!

Shaz and I might got for a ride on Saturday early afternoon, but nothing too hectic yet. Gotta get her hooked slowly.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: AlbieK on November 23, 2012, 03:17:19 pm
Is there anyone who is not dying a slow and painful death from gangrenous infections who would like to go ride anywhere? I've never been to the quarry
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 23, 2012, 04:17:51 pm
I'll be in the quarry area on Sunday.  I could meet you at Zone 7 and show you round if you like.  I just haven't decided about the Toy Run yet so I don't know what time I'll be there.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: AlbieK on November 23, 2012, 06:36:02 pm
Crossed-up: Sounds awesome, I'd be keen. 083 574 7510 let me know what you decide
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 23, 2012, 06:38:26 pm
I thought I'd make a new track on Sunday.  I fancy having my portrait on Google Earth.  :imaposer:

:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

Brilliant! I love it!


Brilliant indeed!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 23, 2012, 06:46:25 pm
Crossed-up: Sounds awesome, I'd be keen. 083 574 7510 let me know what you decide

Albie, a ride at the quarry with Crossed-up will be an adventure of note. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Buff on November 23, 2012, 06:58:15 pm
Hi guys,

Doug, sorry hear about the infection, take care of that wound  :thumleft:

For those who are looking for a ride, GJ and myself will be at Macassar tomorrow at 8am for a few loops of his enduro course and some playing around.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on November 23, 2012, 08:52:06 pm
Also going on Sunday, no toy run the crowd scares me.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 23, 2012, 09:02:12 pm
Crossed-up: Sounds awesome, I'd be keen. 083 574 7510 let me know what you decide

OK.  I'll text you tomorrow.  Most likely get to Zone 7 around 9 if I don't do the toy thing.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Etienne2T on November 23, 2012, 09:21:21 pm
We're racing MX tomorrow at Zone :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on November 23, 2012, 09:22:32 pm
We're racing MX tomorrow at Zone :thumleft:

Ja ons weet, sal kom kyk  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on November 23, 2012, 11:12:25 pm
Sorry guys, just to update I am probably out for the rest of the year, toe is getting better, infection is gone, just needs another week to heal up a bit more, but putting pressure on it already, bike is going to be stripped from next week to have some mods done and i leave on the 7th, have a fantastic Xmas and new year with family and friends.. we catch up in Jan  :thumleft: Gonna have serious withdrawls while I am away.  :thumleft:.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 23, 2012, 11:22:14 pm
Is there anyone who is not dying a slow and painful death from gangrenous infections who would like to go ride anywhere? I've never been to the quarry

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 24, 2012, 04:22:38 pm
And if there's anyone left in Cape Town who is not at the Toy Run, the Breede Bash, Macassar, or injured who would like to ride the quarry and environs, meet at Zone 7 at 9am.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 25, 2012, 06:42:24 pm
Buff, I hope you and GJ had a great time at Macassar on Saturday.

Muz, I'm glad your toe is doing better and the infection has cleared up. All the best with the modifications on your bike. I hope your overseas trip goes well. Safe travelling!

Crossed-up and Garfield, any photos or video clips of today's outings to the quarry?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on November 25, 2012, 06:48:58 pm
Doug, how is the leg doing?

Will post some video tomorrow, only took two photos still have to look and see if they are worth it.

Nice ride, sand damp and compact after yesterday.
Ran into X'd-up and Albie and rode with them a bit, thanks John for showing us the way around the obstacle where we turned around.

Also took a spin on the Husky, in my opinion the perfect quarry bike  :thumleft:

Followed the new path till where it stops, need to put aside some time to go help extending it.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 25, 2012, 07:03:03 pm
The wound is not doing well, but the antibiotics seem to be helping the infection. Thanks for asking.

I look forward to seeing the video clip - and the 2 photos if they came out okay.

I'm glad you could get to ride the Husky!

Glad too that Albie could join Crossed-up on a quarry adventure.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 25, 2012, 07:15:52 pm
Ja, we had a great time.  Albie is an excellent rider even on a Dakkie with an unsuitable back tyre.  He rode like one possessed, having never encountered single tracks like these before.  Well done!

We pushed on by another 30 or 40m with the track.  This was the first time I had met Albie.  Turns out he lives about 200m down the road from me!  We will definitely be doing a lot more quarrying!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on November 26, 2012, 12:06:53 pm
The new path in progress, before the work done on Sunday.

No video, my helmet camera took a huge knock on a branch, I thought it was OK but obviously not...  :(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 26, 2012, 12:12:35 pm
Many thanks for the photo, Garfield. Can't wait to get back to the quarry ... and to the Atlantis dunes.

I'm so sorry about your video camera. I hope it can be fixed?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on November 26, 2012, 12:16:52 pm
Many thanks for the photo, Garfield. Can't wait to get back to the quarry ... and to the Atlantis dunes.

I'm so sorry about your video camera. I hope it can be fixed?

Camera itself is OK, lens is cracked, fortunately it can be fixed, replacement lens already ordered.
Chasing someone through the twisties between the Port Jackson has its penalties  :biggrin:

Albie also wants to go to the dunes, you must get better, your next dune trip will be a big one, there is a long queue forming  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 29, 2012, 01:40:05 pm
Garfield and Crossed-up, if you manage to get to the quarry this weekend please take some photos (Garfield, I hope the replacement lens has arrived and you are once again able to use your video camera). I'm missing the quarry and the track building and it will still be a few weeks yet.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 29, 2012, 02:15:37 pm
Sorry it's taking so long, Doug.  Look after yourself.

I'm going to be up-country this weekend so I'll be giving the quarry a miss.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on November 29, 2012, 02:18:31 pm
Camera is fixed  :thumleft:

Will be in the quarry this weekend for sure, have two teenagers in the house and that is the only way I can tire them out, can't outrun them but for now I can still out ride them, if only just.

Will do photos and video Doug.

@Crossed-up, your track building, if we want to take it a bit further, do you have any directional preferences?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 29, 2012, 02:25:32 pm
Camera is fixed  :thumleft:

Will be in the quarry this weekend for sure, have two teenagers in the house and that is the only way I can tire them out, can't outrun them but for now I can still out ride them, if only just.

Will do photos and video Doug.

@Crossed-up, your track building, if we want to take it a bit further, do you have any directional preferences?

Towards Blue Peter.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 29, 2012, 02:33:36 pm
Camera is fixed  :thumleft:

Will be in the quarry this weekend for sure, have two teenagers in the house and that is the only way I can tire them out, can't outrun them but for now I can still out ride them, if only just.

Will do photos and video Doug.

@Crossed-up, your track building, if we want to take it a bit further, do you have any directional preferences?

Towards Blue Peter.


Absolutely!  

But if you carry on in the general direction it's headed you will be doing fine.  There's still about 150m to go before you come to the next track.  Remember that variety and interest are great but that our bikes are not centrally articulated for very tight corners.  Come to think of it, features that keep the speed down are good.  The tracks are dangerous at high speed, especially when you meet oncoming plastics!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on November 29, 2012, 02:35:38 pm
Camera is fixed  :thumleft:

Will be in the quarry this weekend for sure, have two teenagers in the house and that is the only way I can tire them out, can't outrun them but for now I can still out ride them, if only just.

Will do photos and video Doug.

@Crossed-up, your track building, if we want to take it a bit further, do you have any directional preferences?

Towards Blue Peter.

Good idea  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Psteyn on November 29, 2012, 03:46:45 pm
Camera is fixed  :thumleft:

Will be in the quarry this weekend for sure, have two teenagers in the house and that is the only way I can tire them out, can't outrun them but for now I can still out ride them, if only just.

Will do photos and video Doug.

@Crossed-up, your track building, if we want to take it a bit further, do you have any directional preferences?

Towards Blue Peter.


Absolutely!  

But if you carry on in the general direction it's headed you will be doing fine.  There's still about 150m to go before you come to the next track.  Remember that variety and interest are great but that our bikes are not centrally articulated for very tight corners.  Come to think of it, features that keep the speed down are good.  The tracks are dangerous at high speed, especially when you meet oncoming plastics!  :o :o :o
Dont be hating the Plastics
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on November 29, 2012, 03:54:49 pm
Camera is fixed  :thumleft:

Will be in the quarry this weekend for sure, have two teenagers in the house and that is the only way I can tire them out, can't outrun them but for now I can still out ride them, if only just.

Will do photos and video Doug.

@Crossed-up, your track building, if we want to take it a bit further, do you have any directional preferences?

Towards Blue Peter.


Absolutely! 

But if you carry on in the general direction it's headed you will be doing fine.  There's still about 150m to go before you come to the next track.  Remember that variety and interest are great but that our bikes are not centrally articulated for very tight corners.  Come to think of it, features that keep the speed down are good.  The tracks are dangerous at high speed, especially when you meet oncoming plastics!  :o :o :o
Dont be hating the Plastics

I don't hate plastics - I want one myself.  I'm just jealous that you guys are able to throw them around the way you do.  And you do cover the ground quite quickly.  A couple of times I've had to dodge fast moving plastics.

@Garfield - planned track attached
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on November 29, 2012, 05:24:05 pm
Crossed-up, I hope you have a pleasant weekend upcountry. The quarry is going to miss its most-frequent, most-appreciative visitor!

Garfield, I'm so pleased the camera is fixed. I look forward to the photos and video!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on November 29, 2012, 06:59:27 pm
Thanks Crossed-up  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: DikZol on November 29, 2012, 07:30:26 pm
Garfield, this weekend a bit busy, but willing to come and help with the track building.  Will pm my mobile number.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: AlbieK on November 29, 2012, 07:52:48 pm
I'm also keen to ride and help work on the track again, i"ll bring some tools with this time. Which day are you planning on going?

In time we could look at maybe painting directional arrows on the trees thus hopefully lessening the chances of a head on collision.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: adv on November 30, 2012, 11:10:39 pm
Camera is fixed  :thumleft:

Will be in the quarry this weekend for sure, have two teenagers in the house and that is the only way I can tire them out, can't outrun them but for now I can still out ride them, if only just.

Will do photos and video Doug.

@Crossed-up, your track building, if we want to take it a bit further, do you have any directional preferences?

Towards Blue Peter.


Absolutely! 

But if you carry on in the general direction it's headed you will be doing fine.  There's still about 150m to go before you come to the next track.  Remember that variety and interest are great but that our bikes are not centrally articulated for very tight corners.  Come to think of it, features that keep the speed down are good.  The tracks are dangerous at high speed, especially when you meet oncoming plastics!  :o :o :o
Dont be hating the Plastics

I don't hate plastics - I want one myself.  I'm just jealous that you guys are able to throw them around the way you do.  And you do cover the ground quite quickly.  A couple of times I've had to dodge fast moving plastics.

@Garfield - planned track attached


Do I have a deal for you!  O0
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Kaboef on December 01, 2012, 06:31:39 am
Are you guys going riding this weekend, and when?
Care if I come test out my new Michelin Desert?

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 01, 2012, 06:52:42 am
Will be going this weekend but because of lots of work interfering with playtime I cannot plan times, will be on short notice.
If possible I will post before I go.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on December 02, 2012, 10:34:11 pm
Are you guys going riding this weekend, and when?
Care if I come test out my new Michelin Desert?



Are you the one who got the last one available at Renz ???

Wicked tyre, just take it lekker easy on the rocks when that tyre is new, last time I was in the quarry with a new dessert I ended up breaking my finger.

I have one on order.

Muz

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 16, 2012, 01:24:39 pm
I can report back that the Blue Peter track has reached its end.   :thumleft: It is now passable all the way through to the sandy loop.  All that remains is to tidy it up and perhaps open some of the ambitious corners near the start.  :o  The last 120m took just under 2 hours - a steady pace of 1m per minute.  O0

Do please rush out there and try it out.  The Blue Peter has never been closer.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on December 16, 2012, 01:27:53 pm
This is great news! Thanks for your hard work, Crossed-up. I'm sorry I haven't been able to contribute more. Perhaps with the next one!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: DirtHound on December 16, 2012, 03:26:31 pm
This is great news! Thanks for your hard work, Crossed-up. I'm sorry I haven't been able to contribute more. Perhaps with the next one!

I also feel guilty for making use of the track without having contributed.
Can't wait to try it out. A beer at the blue peter would be the perfect end to a hot day in the quarry. Maybe I'll buy a round.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 16, 2012, 04:17:13 pm
Not at all.  I have almost as much a good time making tracks as riding them. 

The other day some guys on plastics were chatting to me, and when they realised that I had made some of the tracks they were, like, "So you're the dude with the panga who makes the tracks!  Awesome!  We've had such a lekker time on them.  Thanks buddy!"

Now that's as good as a beer!


Wouldn't it be great to set up some sort of treasure hunt or tag relay on the tracks?  There are enough now to be challenging.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 16, 2012, 07:24:37 pm
 :thumleft: will go and check it out tomorrow afternoon.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Doug C on December 17, 2012, 07:40:24 am
Garfield, I look forward to seeing the photos of your ride!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: DirtHound on December 20, 2012, 12:29:22 am
So... I'm on leave  :biggrin:

I'm keen to visit the quarry early on Friday morning, but I'd like some backup. Any takers?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: DikZol on December 20, 2012, 01:59:48 am
I would like to come along.  Need to check availability.  Where do you live?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: DirtHound on December 20, 2012, 06:49:36 am
I would like to come along.  Need to check availability.  Where do you live?

I'm in Table View, so I normally come in via the railway line.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Rough Rider on December 20, 2012, 10:32:23 am
Are you guys going riding this weekend, and when?
Care if I come test out my new Michelin Desert?



My rear Desert died at around the 700 km mark; I was hopping for a bit better than that  :'(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 23, 2012, 05:42:01 pm
BTW.  

As some of you may know I'm not the only trackmaker at the quarry.  There's a really nice guy called Angus (but everyone knows him as "Goose") who rides a CRF450 and his friend whose name I've disgracefully forgotten who rides a 2-stroke thing.  They're not on this forum.  Anyway, they've made 3 tracks I know of and they're all particularly tight and difficult.  The latest is the "worst" of the lot.

Garfield, you'll know the new "Dead Bird" track which crosses from the bird pool at the western edge of the excavated quarry to intersect with the twisty, sandy cross track from Morning Star which emerges at the bottom corner of the Vissershok dump fence.  If you carry on straight across this track there is a new piece which is incredibly sinuous and very hard work through powder-soft sand to eventually reach this duo's second track.  Great fun!  Well done Goose and friend!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32814638/Goose%20track%203.kml

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 27, 2012, 07:09:22 pm
I'm thinking of heading out there Friday some time.  Just riding.  Any takers?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on December 27, 2012, 08:17:17 pm
Eeeeeeee!

Is it super sandy at the moment?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 27, 2012, 08:19:33 pm
Depends where you ride, but the sandy areas will be entertaining at the moment.

What time are you going Crossed-up?
I might come through, but will have to ride from home, broke the trailer in Cederberg yesterday.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on December 27, 2012, 08:22:42 pm
I am so tempted, but if I drop the Dommie I can't pick her up!

Just the damn sand that scares me.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 27, 2012, 08:43:31 pm
Garfield:  I'd like to have gone really early, but I can't get away until 9 or 10.  The alternative is to go out at about 3 when it starts to cool down a bit.  I'm easy.

MissM: I can help you pick your Dommie up a few times and you can help me with my Husky.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 27, 2012, 08:48:20 pm
Will check in here later and tomorrow morning  :thumleft:

Do not have any fixed plans except having to fix my trailer at some point and packing for the weekends ride.

Can also help pick up a bike once or twice, I get enough practise on my own bikes.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 27, 2012, 08:50:40 pm
Superten:  I can see you ...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on December 27, 2012, 08:51:39 pm
This sounds like it could be fun, but all depends on timing I guess.

Crossed Up - I'll check in the morning what your plans are, and can you pm me your number so I can let you know if I'm joining?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 27, 2012, 08:53:07 pm
Okay, we'll make plans in the morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Loaks on December 27, 2012, 09:03:26 pm
I might be able tojoin the afternoon session. I'm returning home after a week away, so not sure how things will turn out
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on December 27, 2012, 09:10:46 pm
Morning / late morning session is better for me, but I'll check in the morning what the plans are!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: DirtHound on December 27, 2012, 10:34:14 pm
Rats!   :(

As soon as I go away...

Have fun you guys!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 28, 2012, 08:14:08 am
Turns out I can't get away this morning.  How about 3 pm at Zone 7?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 28, 2012, 08:28:15 am
Turns out I can't get away this morning.  How about 3 pm at Zone 7?

Can work for me, will wait for you guys at the Morningstar road, assuming you will be going that way, or else find you in the quarry.
Will check in here again later.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 28, 2012, 10:10:37 am
Cool!  I'll see you at Morning Star/N7. In the shade of the bluegum trees.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 28, 2012, 11:07:47 am
Cool!  I'll see you at Morning Star/N7. In the shade of the bluegum trees.

Arangements made, daughter and I will be dropped off at Morningstar at 15:00, we will wait for you there  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on December 28, 2012, 11:27:51 am
Aww unfortunately I can't make 3pm, as I have early evening plans :-(

Next time, though!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 28, 2012, 11:30:40 am
Aww unfortunately I can't make 3pm, as I have early evening plans :-(

Next time, though!

That's too bad.  Think how much better that first drink would taste with the glow of a good ride inside of you!

Loaks - how about it?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on December 28, 2012, 11:38:09 am
I know! The problem is actually that I need to be somewhere else by 6, looking and smelling pretty, and in my car!

Just not enough time. :-(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 28, 2012, 11:43:21 am
Excuses...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on December 28, 2012, 11:45:30 am
Noooooooooooo!

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 28, 2012, 12:34:52 pm
Then keep early Sunday morning open, if your engagement calendar is not too full.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 28, 2012, 08:44:49 pm
So, Crossed-up, Dogmatix, Sharné (my daughter) and I had great fun, must be among the top quarry rides of 2012 if not #1  :thumleft:

Followed by beers at Z7, wish every Friday could end like this.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Loaks on December 28, 2012, 08:59:48 pm
Sorry I couldn't make it. Early Sunday would be great
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 28, 2012, 09:41:35 pm
You missed a great ride, Loaks.  Sunday morning is provisionally on.  Will confirm tomorrow.

Today was excellent fun!  Thank you for the excellent company.  A very good antidote to the excesses of Christmas.  How was that new tight, twisty, sandy track?  Garfield: When is your daughter starting MX?   ;) She's a fearless and skillful rider. She was very patient to ride so slowly behind me like that.  Once we gave her space there was no keeping up with her! 

To add to the embarrassment of thinking I'd lost my wallet on the ride (only to find out I'd left it at home) I then wasted a lot of time and fuel going over our tracks looking for it, before I thought to phone home.  Then I ran out of fuel on the way home, just managing to limp into Edgemead Engen.  I phoned Dogmatix who very kindly brought me some cash.  Thank you, sir.

The next round is on me - for sure!



Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 29, 2012, 08:28:44 am
How was that new tight, twisty, sandy track?  Garfield: When is your daughter starting MX?   ;) She's a fearless and skillful rider. She was very patient to ride so slowly behind me like that.  Once we gave her space there was no keeping up with her! 

The new track was great fun  :thumleft:

Daughter did not want to go yesterday, to quote her "What if I hold the others up all the time?"
She rode well and had heaps of fun  :thumleft:
The MX thing is raising its head, it seems my 650 class bike is going to have to wait as I will be looking for a more suitable bike for her first.

Will be watching the thread, we will probably also be riding again tomorrow, just need to fix my gear lever today.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 29, 2012, 12:30:11 pm
AAAAAARGH!  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

The bug that got hold of my wife, and then my son, seems to have moved on to me.  I'm not enjoying my Saturday.  Unlikely to make it in the morning - but you never know.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Loaks on December 29, 2012, 10:20:13 pm
Sorry to hear Crossed-up. Hope you feel better soon.

Garfield, how about you?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 30, 2012, 03:16:59 pm
Crossed-up hope you are feeling better by now.

Loaks, sorry this morning was a family ride, I am quite happy to go out again tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 30, 2012, 03:34:58 pm
Thanks, I'm starting to feel much better.  Sorry I couldn't make it today. 

I'll be out of town tomorrow, but I was thinking of starting the new year with a quarry ride either on Tuesday or Wednesday.  Perhaps we could chase up a few of the regulars. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on December 30, 2012, 04:01:10 pm
I know I am not a regular, but I would be keen for one on Wednesday. Tuesday might be a bit rough with nye and all :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 30, 2012, 05:12:44 pm
Wed is good.  Although you'd be surprised how well you can ride with a hangover - you just don't care any more! 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 30, 2012, 05:19:06 pm
Wed is good.  Although you'd be surprised how well you can ride with a hangover - you just don't care any more! 

If you ride early on Tuesday I will join, back to work on Wednesday for me.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Dogmatix on December 30, 2012, 07:51:55 pm
Glad you're on the mend Crossed-up.

Garfield, you going tomorrow too? If so I may join? I won't be up for an early 1/1 ride and it's back to work for me on 2/1.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 30, 2012, 07:56:12 pm
Glad you're on the mend Crossed-up.

Garfield, you going tomorrow too? If so I may join? I won't be up for an early 1/1 ride and it's back to work for me on 2/1.

Yes I am going tomorrow morning, solo at this stage, shall we meet at 09:00 at Morningstar where we met on Friday?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Loaks on December 30, 2012, 08:01:48 pm
I'm in for tomorrow at 09:00 at Morningstar
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 30, 2012, 08:06:19 pm
I'm in for tomorrow at 09:00 at Morningstar

100%, ry tot by Morningstar pad en draai links, ek sal daar langs die pad onder die bome wees.
Bring baie water en 'n sin vir humor, die sanderige dele is nogal pret op die oomblik, veral as ek nog verdwaal ook.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Loaks on December 30, 2012, 08:12:32 pm
 :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 30, 2012, 10:32:26 pm
Wish I could ride tomorrow but it will have to be Tuesday for me.  MissM - it will take great resolve and fortitude to ride on Tuesday, but I know you can do it!  Maybe we can make it 10am?  How about you, Dogmatix?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Dogmatix on December 31, 2012, 07:43:35 am
I've got a large shindig tonight with sleeping arrangements made already - not likely I'll be able to walk upright tomorrow, never mind ride in the quarry. I'll have to pass on this one...... unless....

If I'm not there by 10h00 then I won't be coming.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on December 31, 2012, 08:13:15 am
10am is probably pushing it in all honesty. 11am might be better, but I can't promise. I live in town, so regardless of alcohol and partying I won't be asleep earlier than 4/5am due to the noise levels. Last year was horrid. It's the 1 night of the year that I hate town living!

I'll let Garfield know in the morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 31, 2012, 12:43:03 pm
Had a nice ride this morning, rigth up to that point...

Loaks, hope your knee is OK  :thumleft:

Let it rest, then get back on the bike, you were doing great this morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Loaks on December 31, 2012, 02:55:22 pm
The knee is better than my ankle. I'll see how it goes, but I don't think I need t see a doctor. At leest it forces me to rest. For some reeson I'm not getting a lot of sympathy from the wife.  ???

I enjoyed today and will be back on the bike asap
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 31, 2012, 03:46:39 pm
Good, let the knee and ankle rest at least till the weekend  :peepwall:

This morning was my last quarry ride.




















For 2012...

Will edit and post video in the new year.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 31, 2012, 04:06:20 pm
Sorry to hear about your mishap, Loaks!  :(  Nobody is supposed to get hurt in the quarry.  Hope you're better soon.  And remember that sympathy delays the healing.


Garfield, MissM, Dogmatix and anybody else - How about 3pm tomorrow?  Then there can be no excuses.  >:D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 31, 2012, 04:36:47 pm
Sorry to hear about your mishap, Loaks!  :(  Nobody is supposed to get hurt in the quarry.  Hope you're better soon.  And remember that sympathy delays the healing.


Garfield, MissM, Dogmatix and anybody else - How about 3pm tomorrow?  Then there can be no excuses.  >:D

Loaks had a slow off, leg unfortunately twisting badly under his bike.
Before that he handled everything the quarry had to offer, no worries  :thumleft:

Then we had interesting interaction with Metro Law Enforcement, first, at the back of the quarry near the railway line on the way out, two vehicles, a Corsa and a 4x4, they stopped next to us and reminded us that we are not allowed to ride in the Parklands area, no issues with us riding in the quarry area.

Then we took the N7 to Zone 7, Loaks and Dogmatix on roadworthy bikes took to the tar, I went off-road next to the N7.
Where you cross the N7 a Metro car was getting ready to leave, but as he saw me he stopped and waited for me.
I stopped off-road a few 100m's short, took my helmet and gloves off, and we had a stand-off.
He waited, I took out my phone and started making a few work related phone calls, I had time...
Maybe 10 minutes later he gave up and left, and I went across to Zone 7.

15:00 tomorrow, I am in  :thumleft: will keep on watching this thread for updates. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on December 31, 2012, 05:03:50 pm
Okey dokey. As things stands I will be there.

Men I hope you are feeling strong, as the Dommie isn't light :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 31, 2012, 05:39:43 pm
Okey dokey. As things stands I will be there.

Men I hope you are feeling strong, as the Dommie isn't light :P

Bring a sense of humor and water ma'am, the sandy bits, of which there are a few at the moment, are quite sporty...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 31, 2012, 05:51:01 pm
Excellent!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on December 31, 2012, 05:53:10 pm
Excellent!

I assume the bug has left the body?  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Loaks on December 31, 2012, 05:54:38 pm
Okey dokey. As things stands I will be there.

Men I hope you are feeling strong, as the Dommie isn't light :P

Bring a sense of humor and water ma'am, the sandy bits, of which there are a few at the moment, are quite sporty...
I'll say, but what doesn't kill you and all that
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on December 31, 2012, 05:56:01 pm
Excellent!

I assume the bug has left the body?  :thumleft:

Pretty much.  But there's nothing like getting out on the bike to make me feel better.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on January 01, 2013, 12:33:47 pm
I'm leaving now.  I'll be at the N7/Morning Star turn-off by 3.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Loaks on January 01, 2013, 06:28:48 pm
Just a quick update. Spent most of the day in the ER and now I am the proud new owner of a moonboot. Hopefully in two weeks I will be able to ride again.

Hpe you guys enjoyed the quarry.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on January 01, 2013, 08:28:05 pm
Hey! Sorry to hear this.  Hope you come through with strengthened resolve.  Look forward to your return to the quarry.  Heal up well.

I don't know what happened to everyone today.  It must have been a hell of a party last night.  I had a pleasant solo ride although the wind had flattened many trees across the paths. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Garfield on January 02, 2013, 08:44:02 am
Man down yesterday with some bug, no not a hangover  :biggrin: still not 100% today.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Dogmatix on January 02, 2013, 09:29:47 am
Happy happy everyone!

Wasn't too tender but my chain slider went awol on Sunday and by the time I got home I noticed some lovely scarring on the swingarm. Ordered another but it's going to be two weeks.

Considered the Kawa but I thought we'd be doing lots of stopping so didn't want the thing overheating........ if I'd known it was just you I'd have come along.  :(

Hope your bug departs forthwith Garfield. Not the ideal start to a new year.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on January 02, 2013, 12:02:28 pm
Man down yesterday with some bug, no not a hangover  :biggrin: still not 100% today.

Ja, ja, ja!  We believe you.

Get well soon.  There seem to be a lot of bugs in the air.  I know of several people who have been struck down around New Year.


Sunday morning, chaps?

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: MissM on January 02, 2013, 12:12:08 pm
Mine was not a bug, but a continuation of the silly season and a girls luncheon.

Off to ANOTHER one now.

Make it stop, please?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - 20 and 21 October 2012
Post by: Crossed-up on January 03, 2013, 07:15:44 am
I hope the sand is getting a good soaking with this rain!  Should be good for the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 03, 2013, 09:55:01 am
 :thumleft: it should be quite nice to ride this weekend.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Grrrr.... on January 03, 2013, 10:08:42 am
About time I go ride some sand.

When?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 03, 2013, 11:16:10 am
I'm open to suggestions. (Aren't I always?)

9 am at the Morning Star turn-off from the N7? 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on January 03, 2013, 11:24:51 am
Saturday or Sunday?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Grrrr.... on January 03, 2013, 11:25:27 am
I am leaning towards Sunday.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 03, 2013, 11:29:34 am
Sunday works better for me too.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Dogmatix on January 03, 2013, 01:02:21 pm
I think it's time I tested the heat resistance of the Mule once again. I'll be there barring any serious mishap or lack of self control.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 03, 2013, 02:41:00 pm
Sunday morning  :thumleft:

Not any more, packing the BoF going camping instead.

Have fun  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on January 03, 2013, 02:47:03 pm
Yay. Sunday morning!

Silly season is done now :-D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Grrrr.... on January 03, 2013, 03:21:45 pm
Schweet!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 04, 2013, 10:58:55 am
See above, please do not wait for me, am going away for the weekend.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 04, 2013, 03:05:32 pm
Enjoy the camping, Garfield, far away from your neighbours!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Hend3ik on January 05, 2013, 06:12:53 pm
Are you all still going at 9 tommorow morning and where you all meeting each other
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 05, 2013, 06:22:58 pm
9 am at the Morning Star turn off from the N7.  I'll be there a bit earlier, just in case.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Dogmatix on January 05, 2013, 07:34:57 pm
It's my turn to be with bug...

Crossed-up, I'll let you know if I'm joining or not before 09h00 tomorrrow.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on January 05, 2013, 08:09:04 pm
I won't be. Doing Suicide Gorge with monkeyboy and Superten!

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 05, 2013, 09:00:33 pm
Relax.  No suicide gorge tomorrow.  Just an easy trundle.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Hend3ik on January 05, 2013, 11:05:37 pm
Will c you there....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Hend3ik on January 06, 2013, 05:24:32 pm
Thanks guys for a great ride.... Clearly I need to visit a gym to get some excersize cuase I am way unfit.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 06, 2013, 05:42:53 pm
Thanks to you and Dogmatix for coming.  It was good fun.  We all got a bit tired, and then it's hard to keep the bike under control and end up dondering into the bushes!  :lol8:

It's amazing how much exercise one gets from just an hour or two on those tracks.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 06, 2013, 05:44:00 pm
Who all went this morning?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on January 06, 2013, 06:32:45 pm
I spent 9 hours doing a 17km hike. Lots of rock jumping. Madness!

I will come one day... :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on January 06, 2013, 07:06:48 pm
Next time you go let me know.. looking to do some hikes to get fit
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Grrrr.... on January 06, 2013, 07:39:24 pm
Apologies, spring cleaning took longer than expected....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on January 06, 2013, 07:44:33 pm
No problem Fuzzy, although I doubt Suicide Gorge will be happening any time soon!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: DirtHound on January 06, 2013, 09:07:22 pm
Who's keen for a mid-week meander through the quarry?
I'm still on leave till the 14th, and would like to get a couple of rides in before going back to work.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: DirtHound on January 07, 2013, 04:35:47 pm
Who's keen for a mid-week meander through the quarry?
I'm still on leave till the 14th, and would like to get a couple of rides in before going back to work.

Bump
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 07, 2013, 05:00:38 pm
Family, commitments, sushi and beer, quarry.  Life is fraught with crippling indecision.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on January 07, 2013, 07:10:51 pm
Crossed-Up I hope you come for sushi!

Dirthound - you should come too! Wednesday lunch at Leaf in town.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 07, 2013, 08:12:24 pm
How about early Wednesday morning?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: DirtHound on January 07, 2013, 08:51:04 pm
How about early Wednesday morning?
Sounds good!

Family, commitments, sushi and beer, quarry.  Life is fraught with crippling indecision.
Bring your son with on Wednesday morning, and I'll buy a round at Blue Peter afterwards. Later on, you can do the sushi thing for lunch, and you've ticked every box on your list.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: DirtHound on January 07, 2013, 08:52:10 pm
Crossed-Up I hope you come for sushi!

Dirthound - you should come too! Wednesday lunch at Leaf in town.
Thanks, but no thanks - when I buy something from a restaurant, it must at least be cooked.  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 07, 2013, 08:52:57 pm
How about early Wednesday morning?

What time is early?

Interested, but need to go to work after ride.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 07, 2013, 09:36:23 pm
6:30 at Morning Star.  An hour's brisk ride and then the rest of the day is yours.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: DirtHound on January 07, 2013, 09:41:27 pm
6:30 at Morning Star.  An hour's brisk ride and then the rest of the day is yours.

Sjoe - it's early, but I'm keen for a ride, so count me in!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 08, 2013, 08:41:50 am
6:30 sounds fine, just need to see if I can arrange my lift that way, will update before lunch today  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 08, 2013, 11:24:50 am
6:30 sounds fine, just need to see if I can arrange my lift that way, will update before lunch today  :thumleft:

Wife needs the bus early morning so no lift there and back  :( will have to wait for the weekend to go to quarry, sorry guys.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: DirtHound on January 08, 2013, 04:24:59 pm
6:30 sounds fine, just need to see if I can arrange my lift that way, will update before lunch today  :thumleft:

Wife needs the bus early morning so no lift there and back  :( will have to wait for the weekend to go to quarry, sorry guys.

Isn't your WR road worthy?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 08, 2013, 05:05:52 pm
6:30 sounds fine, just need to see if I can arrange my lift that way, will update before lunch today  :thumleft:

Wife needs the bus early morning so no lift there and back  :( will have to wait for the weekend to go to quarry, sorry guys.

Isn't your WR road worthy?

No, unfortunately not.
The upside is you can negotiate with Crossed-up to sleep later  :biggrin:

Will be back there over the weekend.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: DirtHound on January 08, 2013, 05:22:28 pm
Naaah, I'll just meet there at 06h30. I think John has to get to work afterwards.

Anyone else keen for an early morning quarry stint?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on January 09, 2013, 05:10:56 pm
Very keen but the XR is still in pieces from the holidays.. and not keen on going on the TA.. will keep my eye on the thread as soon as I have my bike back we will be riding like we stole them.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Dogmatix on January 10, 2013, 09:55:58 am
Very keen but the XR is still in pieces from the holidays.. and not keen on going on the TA.. will keep my eye on the thread as soon as I have my bike back we will be riding like we stole them.

That XR of yours in more in pieces than not. Worse track record than my KLR and that's saying something....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: DirtHound on January 10, 2013, 10:57:56 am
I think it's in pieces in preparation for the Amageza, not due to mechanical failure
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 15, 2013, 06:42:27 pm
Andy tells me there's a bushfire out that way.  Does anyone have any knowledge of this and if so has the quarry area been burnt?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 15, 2013, 08:49:14 pm
Big fire in Parklands area today, will ride past quarry area in the morning and have a look.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 16, 2013, 09:15:09 am
Went past there on the way to work, around the back (Morningstar, down the railway line, back past the brick factory) and all looks OK.

Did not go into quarry area itself, was in work clothes, alone and on BoF, but am sure if the area burnt I would have been able to spot it.

I know there was a big fire in the Parklands/Blouberg conservation area, choppers were flying with buckets to stop the fire and lots of fire engines on the R27 late yesterday, also small fire at ABGE and a big one at Atlantis.

Will be riding quarry this weekend again.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 16, 2013, 10:25:41 am
Thanks Garfield.  I know that the area will get burnt eventually, but the sweat from our track-building has hardly dried.  I would not be nice riding there for at least a year after a fire.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 16, 2013, 10:28:49 am
Thanks Garfield.  I know that the area will get burnt eventually, but the sweat from our track-building has hardly dried.  I would not be nice riding there for at least a year after a fire.

Unfortunately with all the brush being cut down and left drying by the locals, it is just a matter of time, and it will be a big one when it goes.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 26, 2013, 05:06:56 pm
I'll be out there tomorrow morning for a trundle.  If anyone wants to join me, they're very welcome.  I'll swing by Zone 7 at 9 to see if there any takers.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on January 26, 2013, 05:35:54 pm
Thanks for the invite John, but no real bike to come with at the moment.. getting jittery for a ride.  :'(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 26, 2013, 05:48:29 pm
Borrow your son's bike.  You'll have a blast!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 28, 2013, 02:56:27 pm
This is mainly for Garfield.

I pushed through a new, really rough little link between 2 of the older tracks yesterday.  If it gets used it could do with some improvement!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32814638/Jan%2013%20link.kml

This is in anticipation of cutting a new piece to link up with one of my other tracks.  This will then allow one to cross the entire area without putting a wheel in the quarry at all!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32814638/Planned.kml

There's also a little, quite tricky link which you might not know about:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32814638/December%20link.kml
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 28, 2013, 03:30:18 pm
This is mainly for Garfield.

I pushed through a new, really rough little link between 2 of the older tracks yesterday.  If it gets used it could do with some improvement!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32814638/Jan%2013%20link.kml

This is in anticipation of cutting a new piece to link up with one of my other tracks.  This will then allow one to cross the entire area without putting a wheel in the quarry at all!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32814638/Planned.kml

There's also a little, quite tricky link which you might not know about:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32814638/December%20link.kml

 :thumleft: will go and check these out over the weekend, thanks.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 28, 2013, 07:25:20 pm
Big fires out that way today, will try check out tomorrow.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 29, 2013, 09:51:08 pm
Big fires out that way today, will try check out tomorrow.

Section North of Morningstar road burnt, quarry area still OK for now.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on January 29, 2013, 10:15:12 pm
Thanks, Garfield.  When I looked out that way today and saw the smoke I nearly rode out to see for myself.  I'll be seriously sad if (when) my playground gets burnt. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on January 29, 2013, 10:17:38 pm
Thanks, Garfield.  When I looked out that way today and saw the smoke I nearly rode out to see for myself.  I'll be seriously sad if (when) my playground gets burnt. 

I guess with the squatters and all the dry, cut wood it is a matter of time, but yes, I am also hoping it escapes being burnt.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Dogmatix on February 02, 2013, 01:24:56 pm
Anyone going out for an early morning spin Sunday morning?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 03, 2013, 06:33:11 am
Rather late notice - I'll be at the Morning Star turn-off at 8 am for a shortish ride.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 06, 2013, 08:33:39 pm
Dogmatix and I had such a lekker ride last Sunday morning that we're keen to do it again this Sunday. For those of you who haven't been there for a while you might enjoy some of the new tracks as well as the old ones.  We're hoping to start early (7 am at the Morning Star turn-off from the N7) and end by about 9:30 or 10.

Y'all welcome.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Dogmatix on February 08, 2013, 03:30:31 pm
Yee haaa! Looking forward to it!

No other takers?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 08, 2013, 04:17:42 pm
Rynet sounded very keen at lunch on Wednesday.  Probably just talk!  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 08, 2013, 06:44:59 pm
I am a little bit keen, but will need assistance picking the bike up!

Any takers? Hee hee
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 08, 2013, 08:54:45 pm
Come along!  The only way to stop dropping your bike too often is to ride it more and more. 

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 08, 2013, 08:57:55 pm
It sounds good. Just the 7am start that is worrying me a bit :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on February 08, 2013, 08:59:34 pm
It sounds good. Just the 7am start that is worrying me a bit :P

You can go later and pick up the bike by yourself...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 08, 2013, 09:15:46 pm
The point about the 7am start is you can finish early and still have most of your Sunday free for other stuff.  Come on - it's worth the effort.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on February 08, 2013, 09:18:20 pm
enjoy.. I am jealous  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 08, 2013, 09:20:35 pm
Hurry up and get your XR fixed!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on February 08, 2013, 09:22:11 pm
enjoy.. I am jealous  :thumleft:



While you go post post post we ride  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on February 08, 2013, 09:30:12 pm
sadly you are correct

I am so desperate to ride I was considering buying a KDX just so I have a bike.. ba ha.. alas the bank manager slapped me on the side of the head today and SARS gave me a heart attack.

I just have to wait for the XR to be done.. sigh, at least it gives me something to look forward to.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 09, 2013, 02:36:54 pm
This rain is great!  Can't wait for tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 09, 2013, 03:17:01 pm
I wish just thinking that! But 7am...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 09, 2013, 03:52:07 pm
7 am is easy. Set the alarm for 6.  Dress, eat, drink and get on your bike about 6:30 and Bob's your mother's brother.

Don't think about it - do it.  You can sleep in the afternoon.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 10, 2013, 12:37:47 pm
Brilliant ride today!  The weather was perfect and the damp sand was hard enough to make me feel omnipotent!  :diablo_ani_fire:

Rode out there with Alan Cargill, on a 690R.  He was one of the riders on the "Van Zyls, the wrong way" ride a couple of years ago.  He had a blast, but had to get back early so he left at the same time as I met up with Dogmatix and Rynet and took them on some energetic trail riding.  Rynet did brilliantly!  Only a couple of low-speed topples, but we were soon on our way again.

Met up with Garfield and family who were also enjoying the perfect conditions.

Thanks, chaps, for a great morning.   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:


P.S. It still absolutely amazes me why more riders don't make use of this perfect playground.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on February 10, 2013, 01:38:02 pm
That was FABULOUS ! :thumleft:


Thanks so much Crossed up for leading us astray  , it was such fun. Thanks guys for picking me up so many times. Next time will be better, Im starting to realise the KLR can actually go over the obstacles so I don't have to swerve so madly and fall . A few trees jumped into the road , but all in all I did well, did not fall more than 10 times . Dogmatix you must have pulled me up 7 time., thanks  :thumleft:

Thanks again and you will see me again soon .  :thumleft: :3some: :thumleft: :3some: :thumleft:

I am totally exhausted......... couldn't even walk down the stairs at Zone 7 afterwards . :spitcoffee:




Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 10, 2013, 01:56:44 pm

I am totally exhausted......... couldn't even walk down the stairs at Zone 7 afterwards . :spitcoffee:


 ::)  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

But I am glad you didn't hurt yourself.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on February 10, 2013, 02:50:52 pm
It was good fun this morning, we ended up riding for almost 5 hours  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on February 10, 2013, 03:43:03 pm
It was good to see you this morning Garfield and also to meet Mrs and Miss Garfield. It is so nice that you can ride as a family . :thumleft: :3some:

Wished I could have taken fotos of the happyt family , but my cell phone was packed away in the backpack which Dogmatix had kindly strapped to the bike. Your daughter sure can ride . :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on February 10, 2013, 03:46:41 pm
Early on , with Alan and Crossed -Up , next to Crossed -Up's Husky in the Quarry .  :thumleft:

Next pic , Alan's 690  .  :thumleft:

My KLaRa.  :biggrin:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on February 10, 2013, 03:49:23 pm
One of the wider paths.   ;)

Note to self , make sure you are in 1st gear , not 2nd .   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on February 10, 2013, 03:54:26 pm
Fetching Dogmatix and the handing over of the Panga.  :biggrin:

The rest of the time I was too busy riding to take photos , but it was a fantastic experience riding on a single track with bush all around . :thumleft:  :thumleft:

Thanks Crossed- Up for finding those paths  , and even pre-making some of them .  :3some:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rough Rider on February 10, 2013, 03:56:26 pm
One of the wider paths.   ;)

Note to self , make sure you are in 1st gear , not 2nd .   :biggrin:

Cool photos; I see you have had a bit of rain down there. I love riding Parklands after the rain  :3some:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on February 13, 2013, 12:24:30 pm
anyone riding this weekend?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 13, 2013, 01:02:54 pm
I'll be at the quarry on Sunday.  Not sure yet whether morning or afternoon.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on February 14, 2013, 08:38:25 am
mmm, will have to see about Sunday. Have a mates birthday on Saturday at Percies. might call it on Saturday evening and see how pissed i am!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 14, 2013, 11:28:39 am
I can swing by Zone 7 at 9 to see if there are any takers.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on February 14, 2013, 11:42:41 am
I can swing by Zone 7 at 9 to see if there are any takers.

cool, if im in a decent state of mind i will be there at 9am.

got knobblies now so looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 14, 2013, 11:58:19 am
9am is quite respectful...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 14, 2013, 12:01:53 pm
9 am is quite respectable ...

I was hoping you'd notice ...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on February 14, 2013, 12:05:57 pm
Watch out for the two hooligan females on plastics and the old guy with the funny boots trying his best to keep up.

We will probably be around in the morning, might see you there  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 14, 2013, 12:45:04 pm
9 am is quite respectable ...

I was hoping you'd notice ...


You won't take me on such a crazy ride like with Rynet, will you?!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 14, 2013, 01:56:31 pm
Of course!

I'm hoping Rynet will see this thread too.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 14, 2013, 02:03:27 pm
Won't! Won't take me on such a crazy route!!!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on February 14, 2013, 06:16:53 pm
Of course!

I'm hoping Rynet will see this thread too.
Hehe I have been watching.  ;)

I have a course in Muizenbeg at 10h30 but I come for a quicky from from 7 am to about 8.30 am .   :biggrin::biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 14, 2013, 07:08:21 pm
Meh. I will not be there earlier than 9am. I can't :-(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 16, 2013, 03:35:03 pm
Crossed-Up, is this happening tomorrow?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 16, 2013, 05:48:01 pm
Definitely!

I'll swing by Zone 7 at 9 to meet you.

Any other takers?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 16, 2013, 05:58:24 pm
Awesome. Same place I met you all last time?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on February 16, 2013, 05:59:11 pm
As soon as the XR is done I will be there  :bueller:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 16, 2013, 06:44:23 pm
Awesome. Same place I met you all last time?

I think so.  I can't remember that far back.  Zone 7 where the little noisy things are.

As soon as the XR is done I will be there  :bueller:

I hope I'm still alive to see this.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 16, 2013, 06:48:08 pm
So that we're clear. 

I'm meeting the first contingent at 7 am at the Morning Star turn-off.

The second contingent meets at 9 am at Zone 7.

As far as I can tell there is no overlap, but that's OK.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on February 16, 2013, 07:08:23 pm
Will be at zone 7 at 09h00 tomorrow. Might have another joining, will know later
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 16, 2013, 07:35:52 pm
See you there!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on February 16, 2013, 08:40:38 pm
As soon as the XR is done I will be there  :bueller:

20??
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 21, 2013, 06:40:01 pm
While we wait for either judgement day or Fuzzy's XR I'll be out there again on Sunday morning as usual.

I suggest 7:30 as the days are already getting a bit shorter.  Meet at the Morning Star turn-off from the N7.

All welcome!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on February 21, 2013, 07:08:03 pm
While we wait for either judgement day or Fuzzy's XR I'll be out there again on Sunday morning as usual.

My money is on judgement day for a win...

We will be around on Sunday, do not wait for us, will see you somewhere on one of the tracks  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on February 22, 2013, 01:09:56 pm
While we wait for either judgement day or Fuzzy's XR

March.. or so I have been told  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 22, 2013, 01:53:20 pm
If you want to get fit for Amageza then you should come on foot.  A couple of hours jogging in the sand should do it!  :imaposer:

You could cheat and bring a bicycle.   :thumleft:


Seriously though - my Yamaha has a new engine, many of the parts were imported, and it took 5 weeks with Xmas and a change of mechanics in the middle.  It would be quicker to carve yourself a new engine out of solid aluminium, piece by piece.

Really look forward to Sunday morning.  2 illustrious riders have signed up, and we're looking for more.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Legadema on February 23, 2013, 09:43:05 am
If you want to get fit for Amageza then you should come on foot.  A couple of hours jogging in the sand should do it!  :imaposer:

You could cheat and bring a bicycle.   :thumleft:


Seriously though - my Yamaha has a new engine, many of the parts were imported, and it took 5 weeks with Xmas and a change of mechanics in the middle.  It would be quicker to carve yourself a new engine out of solid aluminium, piece by piece.

Really look forward to Sunday morning.  2 illustrious riders have signed up, and we're looking for more.
Will try and make it, but dont wait for me.
Who else is riding ?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Dogmatix on February 23, 2013, 10:14:41 am
I should be there but I'm far from illustrious  :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 23, 2013, 11:10:13 am
If you want to get fit for Amageza then you should come on foot.  A couple of hours jogging in the sand should do it!  :imaposer:

You could cheat and bring a bicycle.   :thumleft:


Seriously though - my Yamaha has a new engine, many of the parts were imported, and it took 5 weeks with Xmas and a change of mechanics in the middle.  It would be quicker to carve yourself a new engine out of solid aluminium, piece by piece.

Really look forward to Sunday morning.  2 illustrious riders have signed up, and we're looking for more.
Will try and make it, but dont wait for me.
Who else is riding ?

Camelman's coming.  I'll send you two off on a sand mission!  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Legadema on February 23, 2013, 11:37:45 am
If you want to get fit for Amageza then you should come on foot.  A couple of hours jogging in the sand should do it!  :imaposer:

You could cheat and bring a bicycle.   :thumleft:


Seriously though - my Yamaha has a new engine, many of the parts were imported, and it took 5 weeks with Xmas and a change of mechanics in the middle.  It would be quicker to carve yourself a new engine out of solid aluminium, piece by piece.

Really look forward to Sunday morning.  2 illustrious riders have signed up, and we're looking for more.
Will try and make it, but dont wait for me.
Who else is riding ?

Camelman's coming.  I'll send you two off on a sand mission!  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Camelman !!! Ek's oud, jy maak my nie seer nie hoor!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Camelman on February 24, 2013, 06:11:48 am
Nee wat Legadema! Jy's ratel-taai! Daai stadig-ryery deur John se twisties is n tipe oefening wat ek nie inkry nie. En dis net 8km vinnige sandtjies van my huis af!  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on February 28, 2013, 02:02:08 pm
Sunday?.......anyone?

(3rd March)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Legadema on February 28, 2013, 02:09:53 pm
Sunday?.......anyone?

(3rd March)
Maybe 7:30am  Crossed-up ?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 28, 2013, 02:34:08 pm
I'll be there!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on February 28, 2013, 02:49:23 pm
I';ll see how I feel after the Cape Endurance race of 8 hours on Saturday . Will try my best to make it, but may be a lil tired .   :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 28, 2013, 02:52:12 pm
I'm in, and I think monkeyboy is, too.

Any chance it can be 8am?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 28, 2013, 03:15:59 pm
I';ll see how I feel after the Cape Endurance race of 8 hours on Saturday . Will try my best to make it, but may be a lil tired .   :biggrin: :biggrin:

I hardly need remind you that Amageza is 3 very long, very hard days.  :deal:

I'm in, and I think monkeyboy is, too.

Any chance it can be 8am?

There is no better time of the day than the early morning but I've no strong objection to 8 am - but then you really do have to be there!  :deal:



Will the rest of you take note of the new time to accommodate MissM's beauty sleep?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Legadema on February 28, 2013, 03:47:14 pm
I'm in, and I think monkeyboy is, too.

Any chance it can be 8am?
Thanks ! the old man (Crossed-up) is not going to like this, but I'm in for 8:am
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 28, 2013, 03:54:08 pm
Bwahahaaaa yes I do need that beautiful sleep! I will be there, with bells on :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Dogmatix on February 28, 2013, 04:02:26 pm
I would love to come and ride but I can't...... Oh wait! Wrong thread!

I'll be there
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 28, 2013, 04:37:07 pm
Thanks ! the old man (Crossed-up) is not going to like this, but I'm in for 8:am

'sek jy! In our case no amount of beauty sleep is going to help at all!


We're going to be another very mixed bunch, but that's what makes it interesting!  :thumleft: 

All that each rider has to do is to look after the rider behind.  At any place where there is doubt about which way to go, please wait and check that the rider behind you sees which way you've gone.  This is your only responsibility.


8 sharp at the Morning Star turn-off from the N7. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 28, 2013, 04:38:44 pm
Yes sir! Although is that the same place that I met you the other week, or somewhere different...?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on February 28, 2013, 06:54:59 pm
It's NOT outside Zone 7.  At that time of the morning Zone 7 can be a bit exposed to the lumpen.

Rather carry on along the N7 to the next turn-off to the left after the traffic-control/weighbridge place.  This is the Morning Star turn-off. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on February 28, 2013, 06:59:26 pm
Ok cool. See you at 8!

So excited :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on March 01, 2013, 09:03:23 am
see djulle at 8am.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 01, 2013, 10:40:04 pm
Can I join in?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on March 02, 2013, 05:15:17 am
Can I join in?

Of course . You will enjoy it  :thumleft:

I've pm'd Crossed-Up's tel nr to you , in case he is in the library all day today . :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 02, 2013, 05:59:06 am
Can I join in?

Of course!

See you tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Legadema on March 02, 2013, 04:41:24 pm
If I'm late or not there, don't wait for me, got a few things at home to do.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 02, 2013, 04:57:07 pm
Poo.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 02, 2013, 05:21:47 pm
Thanks, see you all at 8  :)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 02, 2013, 07:02:24 pm
Poo.

Is this a comment, sentiment, statement, intention or merely recherche badinage?  Do expand.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on March 02, 2013, 07:08:18 pm
Poo.

Is this a comment, sentiment, statement, intention or merely recherche badinage?  Do expand.

Can you repeat that in English?

 :scratch:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 02, 2013, 07:31:30 pm
Poo.

Is this a comment, sentiment, statement, intention or merely recherche badinage?  Do expand.

Can you repeat that in English?

 :scratch:

Is this a comment, sentiment, statement, intention or merely obscure, recondite rhetoric?  Do expand.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 02, 2013, 07:32:57 pm
What about you, Loaks?  Are you also reporting for duty at 8?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 02, 2013, 07:39:33 pm
It was intended as sentiment, however it depends on what is consumed for dinner.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on March 02, 2013, 07:47:25 pm
Poo.

Is this a comment, sentiment, statement, intention or merely recherche badinage?  Do expand.

Can you repeat that in English?

 :scratch:

Is this a comment, sentiment, statement, intention or merely obscure, recondite rhetoric?  Do expand.  :biggrin:

Thanks, so we learn  :biggrin:  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 02, 2013, 07:58:17 pm
Have you watched http://www.wimp.com/wombatman/

Now that I know what a wombat is, can I have one, please?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on March 02, 2013, 08:12:18 pm
What about you, Loaks?  Are you also reporting for duty at 8?
ok, but it's been a while. I'm a bit out of practice
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 02, 2013, 08:18:22 pm
That is so cute! I want one too!

Yay. Tomorrow is going to be awesome.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 03, 2013, 12:17:27 pm
Thanks everybody! Great finally meeting some of the Wild Dogs  ;)

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on March 03, 2013, 02:53:21 pm
Thanks for yet another great quarry ride you guys and girl, always nice to meet new dogs... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on March 03, 2013, 02:56:48 pm
Pics...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kaboef on March 03, 2013, 04:40:48 pm
Thanks for the great ride Crossed-up!
Sorry I had to bail early - wanted to spend some time with the wife and kids before coming to work this afternoon. 

Was a great bunch of guys to ride with.
Hope to see you out there again soon.
Next time that whooped-out fence section?  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 03, 2013, 05:06:15 pm
And girl! :P

Very nice to meet you :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kaboef on March 03, 2013, 05:53:13 pm
And girl! :P

Very nice to meet you :-)

I humbly apologise for my blatant lack of decorum.   :biggrin:

Same.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on March 03, 2013, 05:55:58 pm
Thanks guys,was a lekker ride. Same again next week?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 03, 2013, 06:41:10 pm
Great ride, chaps.  Thanks for your perseverance, patience and, of course, your presence.

Thanks for the pics, Kawaki.

Brilliantly done, Loaks, to face your devils and beat them like that!  Fantastic effort!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Nice to meet you, Kaboef and Robski on your lekker bikes.  And Wayne - I trust you'll become a regular - Dogmatix (bring the new bike) will work on you.  Good to see Monkeyboy and Desert Dueler again.

MissM - once again you sailed the course with aplomb.  I've almost run out of challenges for you.

It's always difficult with such a big group to be able to pitch the ride so that everybody gets some enjoyment out of it, but that no-one feels out of their depth.  I think we pretty much managed that today.  And we didn't lose or break anyone.

Next week for sure.  I can't wait.


Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 03, 2013, 07:40:18 pm
Great ride, chaps.  Thanks for your perseverance, patience and, of course, your presence.

Thanks for the pics, Kawaki.

Brilliantly done, Loaks, to face your devils and beat them like that!  Fantastic effort!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Nice to meet you, Kaboef and Robski on your lekker bikes.  And Wayne - I trust you'll become a regular - Dogmatix (bring the new bike) will work on you.  Good to see Monkeyboy and Desert Dueler again.

MissM - once again you sailed the course with aplomb.  I've almost run out of challenges for you.

It's always difficult with such a big group to be able to pitch the ride so that everybody gets some enjoyment out of it, but that no-one feels out of their depth.  I think we pretty much managed that today.  And we didn't lose or break anyone.

Next week for sure.  I can't wait.




Pfft. Until I can ride the sandy sections fluidly, and without paddling every 2 seconds, there are plenty of challenges!

But thank you.

I had such fun.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kaboef on March 03, 2013, 07:58:03 pm


Pfft. Until I can ride the sandy sections fluidly, and without paddling every 2 seconds, there are plenty of challenges!



Riding sand is a head game.
If you do it at anything less than 100%, you are going to fail.

In sand you have only 2 choices:
1) Paddle
2) Stand up on the pegs, shift to 2nd and get on the throttle.

There is nothing in between.

Once you have the hang of riding sand, it becomes seriously addictive.
And when you fall, which you will do often, it's mostly soft.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 03, 2013, 08:14:55 pm


Pfft. Until I can ride the sandy sections fluidly, and without paddling every 2 seconds, there are plenty of challenges!



Riding sand is a head game.
If you do it at anything less than 100%, you are going to fail.

In sand you have only 2 choices:
1) Paddle
2) Stand up on the pegs, shift to 2nd and get on the throttle.

There is nothing in between.

Once you have the hang of riding sand, it becomes seriously addictive.
And when you fall, which you will do often, it's mostly soft.  :biggrin:


Yeah. The open spaces part I feel like I can commit a little bit more, but the twisty with sand scare me.

Monkeyboy was suggesting that we hit Atlantis sometime, and I can play with wide open stretches.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kaboef on March 03, 2013, 08:31:51 pm
Atlantis has virgin sand (no tracks), so it's much easier than riding single or twin track sand paths.

It's a good learning ground, I agree.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 03, 2013, 08:37:38 pm
Atlantis is best and safest EARLY in the morning ....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 03, 2013, 08:40:02 pm
Atlantis is best and safest EARLY in the morning ....

I can get up early in the morning you know...  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on March 03, 2013, 08:40:17 pm
Atlantis is best and safest EARLY in the morning ....

 :imaposer: I guess than that counts Miss M out  , she does not love early mornings  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 03, 2013, 08:41:21 pm
Atlantis is best and safest EARLY in the morning ....

 :imaposer: I guess than that counts Miss M out  , she does not love early mornings  :biggrin:

Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft. I am actually a fantastic morning person, but I just feel that Sundays are meant to have a lie-in!  :xxbah:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on March 03, 2013, 08:47:07 pm
Atlantis is best and safest EARLY in the morning ....

 :imaposer: I guess than that counts Miss M out  , she does not love early mornings  :biggrin:

Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft. I am actually a fantastic morning person, but I just feel that Sundays are meant to have a lie-in!  :xxbah:

 :imaposer:   am sure you are a fantastic morning person . But we wouldn't know, would we ? . :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 03, 2013, 08:49:29 pm
Atlantis is best and safest EARLY in the morning ....

 :imaposer: I guess than that counts Miss M out  , she does not love early mornings  :biggrin:

Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft. I am actually a fantastic morning person, but I just feel that Sundays are meant to have a lie-in!  :xxbah:

 :imaposer:   am sure you are a fantastic morning person . But we wouldn't know, would we ? . :peepwall:

Challenge accepted.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 03, 2013, 08:53:37 pm
 :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on March 03, 2013, 08:57:16 pm
Atlantis is best and safest EARLY in the morning ....

 :imaposer: I guess than that counts Miss M out  , she does not love early mornings  :biggrin:

Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft. I am actually a fantastic morning person, but I just feel that Sundays are meant to have a lie-in!  :xxbah:

 :imaposer:   am sure you are a fantastic morning person . But we wouldn't know, would we ? . :peepwall:

Challenge accepted.

Great  :thumleft: I would love to go to Atlantis on my KLR  , I'm almost getting this sand thing under control, but need lots of practice still  .

Ps I wonder how early is Crossed Up's early . Hope its not 5 am . >:D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 03, 2013, 09:10:42 pm
Crossed-up won't readily do Atlantis any more, but I'm always game for first light at the quarry.

But you chaps should go and do it soon, while you may.  It's a great place to learn sand.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kaboef on March 03, 2013, 09:12:21 pm
Atlantis is best before 9am.
After that the sun glares on the dunes and it's difficult to see steep drop-offs. Polarised goggles help a bit.
Also, the 4x4 guys arrive from 8am.
The sand is also firmer earlier in the morning.

All things being equal, nothing is better than an early morning ride anyway.


Best is to ride it from 7am to 9am, and then go have lots of beers.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kaboef on March 03, 2013, 09:13:50 pm
Crossed-up won't readily do Atlantis any more,
May I ask why?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 04, 2013, 07:10:01 am
I've done Atlantis several times and it doesn't do it for me.  I've had some exhilarating rides there but I've also hurt my bikes and my body.  I find it quite dangerous.

I don't like to pay to ride there, but I also don't like sneaking in.  A day's riding in the quarry costs me about R80 in fuel in my thirsty Husky.  Atlantis with a permit will cost me more than 3 times that amount.

So it boils down to me being a snoepgat bangbroek!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 04, 2013, 08:05:50 pm
Anybody going for a ride there before Friday?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 04, 2013, 09:13:17 pm
We've sneaked off to the quarry during the week a few times, but probably won't be able to this week.  Perhaps some of the folk who live closer might like to do a 5 to 7 stint?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 04, 2013, 10:22:22 pm
We've sneaked off to the quarry during the week a few times, but probably won't be able to this week.  Perhaps some of the folk who live closer might like to do a 5 to 7 stint?

Hmm, the Quarry bug has bitten. Thanks Crossed up!

Any others keen to go this week some time? Any time can suit me, just as long I have a day in advance to shift my business meeting etc..

Any takers?  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kaboef on March 05, 2013, 03:59:24 am
Hectic week for me - might join again on Sunday but the week is out.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on March 08, 2013, 09:33:04 am
Saturday or Sunday.....yes yes, no no?

sand will be hard after this rain.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Legadema on March 08, 2013, 09:47:52 am
Saturday or Sunday.....yes yes, no no?

sand will be hard after this rain.


BUT !!! The whoops stay the same
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 08, 2013, 09:50:16 am
Saturday out for me, unless the afternoon, as I am working 9-12.

Sunday is a possibility, depending on what Saturday evening holds...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on March 08, 2013, 10:23:44 am
i had my party last night, so im taking an easy weekend so i can do either day.

cant we bulldoze those whoops flat!!! damn them! damn them all to hell!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 08, 2013, 10:33:37 am
Just for a change I'll be out there early Sunday morning.  Conditions are going to be perfect.  

I wouldn't mind starting a new track, but the riding will happen first.  If anybody wants to join me from Richwood Total at 8 we can proceed to the quarry by alternative paths.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on March 08, 2013, 10:48:17 am
Just for a change I'll be out there early Sunday morning.  Conditions are going to be perfect.  

I wouldn't mind starting a new track, but the riding will happen first.  If anybody wants to join me from Richwood Total at 8 we can proceed to the quarry by alternative paths.

im keen, buttttt....where is richmond? im from the city so those parts of the world are phantom to me.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 08, 2013, 11:14:22 am
If I am not at the Total by 08h10, then I won't be making it. I will decide on Saturday evening  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 08, 2013, 11:28:23 am
Just for a change I'll be out there early Sunday morning.  Conditions are going to be perfect.  

I wouldn't mind starting a new track, but the riding will happen first.  If anybody wants to join me from Richwood Total at 8 we can proceed to the quarry by alternative paths.


im keen, buttttt....where is richmond? im from the city so those parts of the world are phantom to me.

RichWOOD is the little suburb directly across the N7 from the refinery.

Richwood Total Garage is the garage where we always meet for Andy's rides into the Swartland.  It's on the road that goes from Bothasig to Durbanville about 1.5 km along Durbanville Road from the circle on Plattekloof Road (which is the off-ramp you take from the N7).  There is a shop where purchases may be made and a Steers (or some such) which is also open on occasion.


If I am not at the Total by 08h10, then I won't be making it. I will decide on Saturday evening 

Ahh, a life so rich in choice.  ;D  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kaboef on March 08, 2013, 11:56:03 am
I'm working tomorrow and Sunday is family time.
Will try to join again next weekend.

Enjoy guys - the sand will be nice and hard.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on March 08, 2013, 12:25:06 pm
Just for a change I'll be out there early Sunday morning.  Conditions are going to be perfect.  

I wouldn't mind starting a new track, but the riding will happen first.  If anybody wants to join me from Richwood Total at 8 we can proceed to the quarry by alternative paths.


im keen, buttttt....where is richmond? im from the city so those parts of the world are phantom to me.

RichWOOD is the little suburb directly across the N7 from the refinery.

Richwood Total Garage is the garage where we always meet for Andy's rides into the Swartland.  It's on the road that goes from Bothasig to Durbanville about 1.5 km along Durbanville Road from the circle on Plattekloof Road (which is the off-ramp you take from the N7).  There is a shop where purchases may be made and a Steers (or some such) which is also open on occasion.


cool, meet you there on sunday, if im late im lost but will get there.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Pom17 on March 08, 2013, 12:36:10 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Dogmatix on March 08, 2013, 12:41:38 pm
I'll be at the Total. Not sure what I'll be on, possibly a meaner green than last time  ;D Will bring a sword for the bush
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on March 08, 2013, 01:33:43 pm
Enjoy  :thumleft: ! I cant make this week-end .
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on March 08, 2013, 02:05:17 pm
I'll be at the Total. Not sure what I'll be on, possibly a meaner green than last time  ;D Will bring a sword for the bush

well if everyone is bringing pangas, i will too! dont want to be the kippy in the corner with out a panga!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kaboef on March 08, 2013, 03:21:35 pm
I'll be at the Total. Not sure what I'll be on, possibly a meaner green than last time  ;D Will bring a sword for the bush

well if everyone is bringing pangas, i will too! dont want to be the kippy in the corner with out a panga!


You should rather bring a boat.... pissing down here in Paarl.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 08, 2013, 05:14:50 pm
Sunday's going to be a stunner! 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 08, 2013, 05:16:43 pm
Enjoy guys and girls!

Won't be making this one. Got my first off-road race tomorrow, and I think my body won't want me doing anything other than being horizontal for most of Sunday.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 08, 2013, 05:19:13 pm
Good luck with the race!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 08, 2013, 05:34:04 pm
Good luck with the race!  :thumleft:

Thanks, I will need it! Only ridden the bike twice  :-\
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on March 08, 2013, 07:59:22 pm
Enjoy guys and girls!

Won't be making this one. Got my first off-road race tomorrow, and I think my body won't want me doing anything other than being horizontal for most of Sunday.


Good luck bud
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 09, 2013, 10:39:36 am
Okay I will be there! Just as long as I can find the Richwood petrol station....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 09, 2013, 11:31:10 am
Great!  Look forward to a good ride.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Camelman on March 09, 2013, 05:15:44 pm
See you then at Richwood.

Trained a bit today in th quarry. They are expanding and have destroyed a good piece of track.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on March 09, 2013, 05:23:39 pm
Was there with Dory and RedRo this afternoon, loads of fun as usual, the two girls are styling in the sand, will post some video later.

Did not really venture into the area where they are expanding, stayed on the tracks around the quarry.

They now have a gate on Frankdale Road just as you pass the brick factory, with a sign which mentions something like "Expansion and Closure".

Playing paintball with a bunch of 16 year olds tomorrow, you guys must have fun, see if you could spot the three falls I had today  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 09, 2013, 06:35:16 pm
See you then at Richwood.

Trained a bit today in th quarry. They are expanding and have destroyed a good piece of track.

Lekker!  We're going to have another great morning.  I hope you won't give your shiny bike too much "houding"!

What's going to happen to all that newly dumped clay in winter?  They could lose a bulldozer or two in there quite easily.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 10, 2013, 01:16:59 pm
Absolutely fantastic morning out!!!  Camelman, MissM, Dogmatix, Desert Dueler and I did some tracks which were new to most, all the way from Killarney to the quarry area. 
Camelman bailed early to do some longer high-speed stuff out Pella way.
Dogmatix was on his brand new Kawasaki 450 (beautiful bike, hey!) but was struggling with the lurgy and left early.
MissM, DD and I did some more seriously soft stuff before heading home, thoroughly satisfied. 

Thanks all - that was great!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 10, 2013, 02:51:40 pm
Absolutely brilliant ride!

Sundays keep getting better and better :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on March 10, 2013, 03:48:50 pm

MissM, DD and I did some more seriously soft stuff before heading home, thoroughly satisfied. 



That sounds seriously kinky... will try to join you guys (and girls) next time ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 10, 2013, 05:02:40 pm

MissM, DD and I did some more seriously soft stuff before heading home, thoroughly satisfied. 



That sounds seriously kinky... will try to join you guys (and girls) next time ;)

Well, the sand is featherbed soft.  ::)  Be great if you could join us, although it's a long way for you.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 11, 2013, 01:12:14 pm
If you are interested these are the main tracks we did yesterday. Open with Google Earth.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on March 15, 2013, 10:12:11 pm
So...the usual team for Sunday ???
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 15, 2013, 10:51:43 pm
I'm out for this weekend and then at the bash the following.

See y'all in 2 weeks!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on March 15, 2013, 11:05:15 pm

MissM, DD and I did some more seriously soft stuff before heading home, thoroughly satisfied. 



That sounds seriously kinky... will try to join you guys (and girls) next time ;)

Well, the sand is featherbed soft.  ::)  Be great if you could join us, although it's a long way for you.  :thumleft:

Thanx! :thumleft: I might come for a ride on Sunday. Is there a place where I can park my bakkie (apart from Zone7)?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 15, 2013, 11:55:11 pm
Why not park it at the Barrel Pub?  Then it's just a short way over to the bush.  Then we all end up there for a beer afterwards.

Otherwise we could ask Richwood Total if you can leave it there.

Or at Dogmatix or Fuzzy Muzzy or Andy660's house.  There are a lot of WDs who live out that way.


Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on March 16, 2013, 10:22:11 am
ThanX!
Where is the Barrel Pub? Is that the infamous bush pub? :drif:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Dogmatix on March 16, 2013, 10:42:17 am
Why not park it at the Barrel Pub?  Then it's just a short way over to the bush.  Then we all end up there for a beer afterwards.

Otherwise we could ask Richwood Total if you can leave it there.

Or at Dogmatix or Fuzzy Muzzy or Andy660's house.  There are a lot of WDs who live out that way.




I'm going to be at Killarney tomorrow for the Yamaha track day but in future you're welcome to come and park your bakkie outside my place.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 16, 2013, 10:54:01 am
ThanX!
Where is the Barrel Pub? Is that the infamous bush pub? :drif:

No, it's not the Bush Pub.

It's just up the road from Richwood Total

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 16, 2013, 10:57:11 am
Of course!!!!!

Park at Killarney.  We can meet at the main gate closest to the pits on Potsdam Rd (M5).  How does 8 am sound?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on March 16, 2013, 02:10:19 pm
8 @ the gate,sound good :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 16, 2013, 03:00:21 pm
Meh. Let my friend ride the Dommie today for her first ever off-road ride, and she managed to have a serious off which involved flying over the handlebars. I didn't look, but apparently you can see her bone in the hole gorged into her shin. Her shin took my brake lever with her...

Dommie is okay, but has an oil leak which needs checking out. Brake lever replaced, but new hand guards and foot peg needed, and back  brake needs to be wacked out.

Not to mention her pride.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 16, 2013, 03:05:58 pm
Oh dear!  But it's a tough old thing and will soon be right again.  I hope the bike your friend will also soon recover.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 16, 2013, 03:50:53 pm
Me too!

Plus she doesn't have medical aid...

If I had known that I wouldn't have let her ride it!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on March 16, 2013, 07:42:15 pm
OH NO!! and it's her first time...truly hope she gets well soon. :-[
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on March 16, 2013, 07:49:56 pm
Of course!!!!!

Park at Killarney.  We can meet at the main gate closest to the pits on Potsdam Rd (M5).  How does 8 am sound?

Will see if I can make it...but it will be much later as it will take me over an hour to get there.
Why not park it at the Barrel Pub?  Then it's just a short way over to the bush.  Then we all end up there for a beer afterwards.

Otherwise we could ask Richwood Total if you can leave it there.

Or at Dogmatix or Fuzzy Muzzy or Andy660's house.  There are a lot of WDs who live out that way.




I'm going to be at Killarney tomorrow for the Yamaha track day but in future you're welcome to come and park your bakkie outside my place.

Thanx for the offer! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Grrrr.... on March 16, 2013, 07:50:58 pm
I need to get to the quarry again....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 16, 2013, 08:06:26 pm
I need to get to the quarry again....

Why wait?  Fire up that excellent Honda and venture forth!

Next week the Bash interferes with quarry riding, so it'll be 2 long weeks before you get another opportunity.

Or must you work?  Very unfair indeed.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Grrrr.... on March 16, 2013, 08:09:17 pm
I need to get to the quarry again....

Why wait?  Fire up that excellent Honda and venture forth!

Next week the Bash interferes with quarry riding, so it'll be 2 long weeks before you get another opportunity.

Or must you work?  Very unfair indeed.

Winner, winner chicken dinner!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 17, 2013, 11:56:39 am
So we waited until 8:30 but no Superfoxi.  Not even an ordinary foxi.  :(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 17, 2013, 11:58:36 am
And it was an absolutely fantastic ride!  I had a blast.  Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on March 17, 2013, 12:05:03 pm
I agree :thumleft: yet another great ride thanks John & A2J.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on March 17, 2013, 01:06:21 pm
So we waited until 8:30 but no Superfoxi.  Not even an ordinary foxi.  :(

You shouldn't have waited for me...
i was working til late last night (too many jobs to finish from last week) and overslept.  :-\
Will try again next Sunday...
Thanx anyway :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 17, 2013, 01:58:30 pm
The Bash is next week.  We can try for the next.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 17, 2013, 02:05:05 pm
Ah sounds like I missed a good one.

Any chance you want to go for a ride on Tuesday 26th? :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 17, 2013, 07:01:38 pm
I will join in for the Tuesday ride  ;D Drove past the bush area today and really wanting to go back! Had a bachelors party last night, so this morning was out of the question.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 17, 2013, 07:24:20 pm
Tuesday 26th!  You certainly plan ahead.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 17, 2013, 07:41:33 pm
Tuesday 26th!  You certainly plan ahead.

I can't help it. I like having something to look forward to.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 26, 2013, 09:20:25 am
Anybody going on Sunday for a ride?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 26, 2013, 10:01:50 am
I'm almost certain to be there.  Will make more definite arrangements closer to the time.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 26, 2013, 10:09:17 am
No Easter Sunday plans?

Could be a good un!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on March 26, 2013, 10:15:47 am
If I can sort my clutch slip issues I'd love to join!!  Will a 12l tank be enough for the ride?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 26, 2013, 10:17:56 am
Ha ha! We don't normally do more than 20kms on one of these rides! Getting there and back is the furthest distance!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rough Rider on March 26, 2013, 11:48:40 am
I took my noob kid in there on Sunday on his YZ85 and did most of the tracks; he had a lot of fun but I was oiling my plug, so I will have to get his speed up a bit if he wants to ride with me. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 26, 2013, 03:24:19 pm
I'm almost certain to be there.  Will make more definite arrangements closer to the time.

Great, looking forward to hearing them ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 26, 2013, 03:25:59 pm
MissM, was that you at that bike shop in Buitengracht street yesterday? Drove past and saw a Domi, then looked back in the side mirror and think I saw you.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 26, 2013, 03:39:35 pm
MissM, was that you at that bike shop in Buitengracht street yesterday? Drove past and saw a Domi, then looked back in the side mirror and think I saw you.

Aye. She is having some final repairs from my friend's accident the other week.  :xxbah:

Still trying to figure out how on earth to get the fairing rebuilt!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 26, 2013, 03:58:12 pm
Oh no. Is the kit fibreglass?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 26, 2013, 04:27:05 pm
Yeah. And I have no idea of where / how to go about fixing it!

I might need a mould, which sucks :-(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 26, 2013, 04:38:55 pm
not sure how bad it is, but you can buy resin and fibre glass patches for surfboard repairs, maybe that could work if its just a crack. then respray it. Post a pic of the damage
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 26, 2013, 04:45:08 pm
No, it needs to be completely rebuilt. In the past that has been done, and it is seriously weak and cracked all over. It wasn't done properly the first time, and is now well and truly screwed. It can't hold the weight of my screen :-(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 26, 2013, 05:10:49 pm
Oh ok, shit.. Perhaps the rallye fairing one of the vendors sell will fit. I know there is one for R1800 that seems to fit most bikes.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 26, 2013, 10:01:56 pm
Oh ok, shit.. Perhaps the rallye fairing one of the vendors sell will fit. I know there is one for R1800 that seems to fit most bikes.

Hmmm... Interesting idea. Link to it?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 26, 2013, 10:09:52 pm
http://www.desertlizard.co.za/products.php?prodcatID=4

PM Revs, he will be able to tell you if it would fit I am sure.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on March 28, 2013, 06:25:58 pm
anyone feel luke riding 2morrow morning. I cant wait til Sunday
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 28, 2013, 06:46:41 pm
I'm out for this long weekend, but totally game for Friday, Saturday or Sunday next weekend! :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 28, 2013, 07:24:47 pm
I'd love to ride tomorrow but it looks like I'm going to have to stick to my original plan.  Sunday.  I intend being out that way most of the day. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on March 28, 2013, 08:42:41 pm
anyone feel luke riding 2morrow morning. I cant wait til Sunday

Ons gaan seker more, Saterdag Atlantis, en weer Maandag quarry, hoe laat wil jy more gaan?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on March 28, 2013, 08:48:31 pm
ek het eers die misdag iets aan
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on March 28, 2013, 08:51:45 pm
Ons sal seker so 9uur se kant gaan, laat weet as jy ons daar wil kry, jy het my nommer.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: SACK on March 28, 2013, 09:23:45 pm
Man I miss those quarry rides with Crossed-up!

If you have a bike, go!

I'll be back soon.

Soon.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on March 29, 2013, 12:44:26 pm
The three of us went this morning, was joined by Loaks.

It was fun as usual, we will more than likely go again later during the weekend.

Just a note for the guys who meet at Zone 7 and then go to the quarry past the ostrich farm through the gap in the fence next to the N7, someone has re-fenced there and the gap is now closed off - circled in red, the guys who use it should know where it is.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 29, 2013, 12:46:12 pm
Crossed Up, what time should we meet on Sunday morning?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 29, 2013, 01:05:37 pm

Just a note for the guys who meet at Zone 7 and then go to the quarry past the ostrich farm through the gap in the fence next to the N7, someone has re-fenced there and the gap is now closed off - circled in red, the guys who use it should know where it is.


Thanks Garfield.  I was about to shoot through there last Sunday on our way back from the Bash when I saw the fence had been strung across the gap.  Somebody had to stop these reckless and irresponsible bikers from endangering the safety and the lives of motorists on the N7!!!!! 

Crossed Up, what time should we meet on Sunday morning?

How about meeting at 9 at the Morning Star turn-off?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on March 29, 2013, 02:28:57 pm

Just a note for the guys who meet at Zone 7 and then go to the quarry past the ostrich farm through the gap in the fence next to the N7, someone has re-fenced there and the gap is now closed off - circled in red, the guys who use it should know where it is.


Thanks Garfield.  I was about to shoot through there last Sunday on our way back from the Bash when I saw the fence had been strung across the gap.  Somebody had to stop these reckless and irresponsible bikers from endangering the safety and the lives of motorists on the N7!!!!! 

Crossed Up, what time should we meet on Sunday morning?

How about meeting at 9 at the Morning Star turn-off?


I might also be in...if it's not raining. :)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 29, 2013, 03:16:05 pm
I might also be in...if it's not raining. :)

It'll be great to show you around.
At the moment it's OK for Sunday.  Monday looks a bit wet.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rough Rider on March 29, 2013, 05:18:13 pm
I might also be in...if it's not raining. :)

It'll be great to show you around.
At the moment it's OK for Sunday.  Monday looks a bit wet.

I might join up with you guys for awhile, depending on the plans of my other riding buddies  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 29, 2013, 05:28:08 pm
Oh ok, shit.. Perhaps the rallye fairing one of the vendors sell will fit. I know there is one for R1800 that seems to fit most bikes.

Hmmm... Interesting idea. Link to it?

I have one for you
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 29, 2013, 05:33:57 pm
Oh ok, shit.. Perhaps the rallye fairing one of the vendors sell will fit. I know there is one for R1800 that seems to fit most bikes.

Hmmm... Interesting idea. Link to it?

I have one for you

It'd be even better if you had a bike to ride on Sunday.   :pot: :peepwall: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 29, 2013, 05:40:29 pm
Man I miss those quarry rides with Crossed-up!

If you have a bike, go!

I'll be back soon.

Soon.

+1, cant wait to get the XRR back

Crossed -up.. maybe i will come on Troys bike  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 29, 2013, 05:46:03 pm
Crossed -up.. maybe i will come on Troys bike  :imaposer:

There's a plan, go for it.  Or just bring Troy.  He's always welcome to join us.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 29, 2013, 06:09:52 pm
Crossed -up.. maybe i will come on Troys bike  :imaposer:

There's a plan, go for it.  Or just bring Troy.  He's always welcome to join us.

Ok perfect  ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 29, 2013, 06:39:54 pm
Crossed -up.. maybe i will come on Troys bike  :imaposer:

There's a plan, go for it.  Or just bring Troy.  He's always welcome to join us.

Actually I wanted to ask if that would be ok.. I am not in the mood for trolling through sand with the transalp, so until I get the XRR sorted can I drop off Troy to ride with you.. do you mind if he tags along, i will just organise a drop off place and time and pick up time? or is that more of a pain than anything else. He is with his mom this weekend but maybe next weekend, he always bugs me to go ride in the quarry,
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 29, 2013, 06:49:45 pm
Crossed -up.. maybe i will come on Troys bike  :imaposer:

There's a plan, go for it.  Or just bring Troy.  He's always welcome to join us.

Actually I wanted to ask if that would be ok.. I am not in the mood for trolling through sand with the transalp, so until I get the XRR sorted can I drop off Troy to ride with you.. do you mind if he tags along, i will just organise a drop off place and time and pick up time? or is that more of a pain than anything else. He is with his mom this weekend but maybe next weekend, he always bugs me to go ride in the quarry,

Troy is ABSOLUTELY welcome to join us at the quarry any time we're there.  He's a fine rider and a pleasure to have along.
You can just drop him off and we'll phone you when we're done.  No trouble at all.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rough Rider on March 29, 2013, 06:55:00 pm
Crossed -up.. maybe i will come on Troys bike  :imaposer:

There's a plan, go for it.  Or just bring Troy.  He's always welcome to join us.

Actually I wanted to ask if that would be ok.. I am not in the mood for trolling through sand with the transalp, so until I get the XRR sorted can I drop off Troy to ride with you.. do you mind if he tags along, i will just organise a drop off place and time and pick up time? or is that more of a pain than anything else. He is with his mom this weekend but maybe next weekend, he always bugs me to go ride in the quarry,

How old is Troy Fuz?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on March 29, 2013, 06:56:19 pm


How about meeting at 9 at the Morning Star turn-off?


Is this on the N7?  I know I should know, but am blank at the moment.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Geeza on March 29, 2013, 07:14:06 pm
I just got a pass from management, so am keen to join you lot on Sunday. Plz post instructions/directions of the meeting point as I'm from the south and a bit dof when it comes to driving anywhere beyond the Liesbeek river.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 29, 2013, 07:22:25 pm
Quote from: Crossed-up link=topic=109353.pmsg2342011#msg2342011 date=1364555137


How about meeting at 9 at the Morning Star turn-off?


Is this on the N7?  I know I should know, but am blank at the moment.



The meeting place is at 10 o'clock on the red circle in Garfield's pic on the previous page.  Yes, it's a turn-off to the left on the N7, just after Zone 7 on the right and the traffic control/weighbridge on your left.

I just got a pass from management, so am keen to join you lot on Sunday. Plz post instructions/directions of the meeting point as I'm from the south and a bit dof when it comes to driving anywhere beyond the Liesbeek river.

I'm from Rosebank.  How about we meet at 8:30 at the Alma Rd traffic lights where they cross Liesbeek Parkway, just before Starke Ayres and we can ride out together?


edit: evidently I don't know my left from my right.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Geeza on March 29, 2013, 07:45:54 pm
Great, thanks CU. See you then.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 29, 2013, 08:17:18 pm
Crossed -up.. maybe i will come on Troys bike  :imaposer:

There's a plan, go for it.  Or just bring Troy.  He's always welcome to join us.

Actually I wanted to ask if that would be ok.. I am not in the mood for trolling through sand with the transalp, so until I get the XRR sorted can I drop off Troy to ride with you.. do you mind if he tags along, i will just organise a drop off place and time and pick up time? or is that more of a pain than anything else. He is with his mom this weekend but maybe next weekend, he always bugs me to go ride in the quarry,

How old is Troy Fuz?

He is 13, he is quite a dependable rider, as long as someone waits at forks in the road he is ok, then you can blast off and he will catch up at his own pace.. thanks John.. mucho appreciated. I am not sure it will be this Sunday but if not next weekend for sure
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 29, 2013, 08:47:04 pm
Troy is a very good rider.  He can keep up a fast enough pace to stay with the pack.  We've never had to wait for him.  He doesn't show off or throw himself at obstacles in a reckless way.  He is thoughtful and level-headed and, like Garfield's daughter, an absolute pleasure to ride with.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on March 30, 2013, 09:28:35 am
 :peepwall:  I just realised my GS tire kit is useless for the XT, could I sponge on someones good graces if I happened to get a puncture.

I am going to see now if I can get tubes anywhere.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on March 30, 2013, 01:30:27 pm
Think I'm in for another 'gym' session  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 30, 2013, 01:33:49 pm
We're across the road from Zone 7.  One can limp there and phone a friend.  I don't even carry tools or spares any more.  

Now I've put the jinx on myself.  I'd better carry some tomorrow!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 30, 2013, 02:22:26 pm
Quote from: Crossed-up link=topic=109353.pmsg2342011#msg2342011 date=1364555137


How about meeting at 9 at the Morning Star turn-off?


Is this on the N7?  I know I should know, but am blank at the moment.



The meeting place is at 10 o'clock on the red circle in Garfield's pic on the previous page.  Yes, it's a turn-off to the left on the N7, just after Zone 7 on the right and the traffic control/weighbridge on your left.

I just got a pass from management, so am keen to join you lot on Sunday. Plz post instructions/directions of the meeting point as I'm from the south and a bit dof when it comes to driving anywhere beyond the Liesbeek river.

I'm from Rosebank.  How about we meet at 8:30 at the Alma Rd traffic lights where they cross Liesbeek Parkway, just before Starke Ayres and we can ride out together?


edit: evidently I don't know my left from my right.



Aren't we meeting at 9am? Or has the time changed?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 30, 2013, 02:42:03 pm
Mr Robski!

Alma Rd, Rosebank is about half an hour away from the Morning Star turn-off.  Thus the earlier time.  We'll still see you at 9 am.

For the complete schedule, I'm meeting Sack at 8, Geeza at 8:30 and you, Katana, Kawaki and perhaps some others at 9.  :sip: :thumleft:

 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on March 30, 2013, 03:06:40 pm
Quote from: Crossed-up link=topic=109353.pmsg2342011#msg2342011 date=1364555137


How about meeting at 9 at the Morning Star turn-off?


Is this on the N7?  I know I should know, but am blank at the moment.



The meeting place is at 10 o'clock on the red circle in Garfield's pic on the previous page.  Yes, it's a turn-off to the left on the N7, just after Zone 7 on the right and the traffic control/weighbridge on your left.

I just got a pass from management, so am keen to join you lot on Sunday. Plz post instructions/directions of the meeting point as I'm from the south and a bit dof when it comes to driving anywhere beyond the Liesbeek river.

I'm from Rosebank.  How about we meet at 8:30 at the Alma Rd traffic lights where they cross Liesbeek Parkway, just before Starke Ayres and we can ride out together?


edit: evidently I don't know my left from my right.



Aren't we meeting at 9am? Or has the time changed?

I thought at 10am...?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 30, 2013, 05:00:35 pm
Are you sure it's tomorrow?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 30, 2013, 05:05:25 pm
Just to be quite clear:  We will all eventually meet up at 9am Sunday March 31st 2013 at the Morning Star turn-off from the N7. 

Please do no foncuse me any more.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on March 30, 2013, 05:18:13 pm
 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on March 30, 2013, 05:46:28 pm
 :dontknow:
Are you sure it's tomorrow?

 :dontknow:
I thought you guys are talking about tomorrow...
Might come a bit later - so please don't wait for me. Will find you there...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on March 30, 2013, 08:23:59 pm
It seems I have a clutch again   :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

9am then.  Weather prediction rain from 5pm only   :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 30, 2013, 08:58:35 pm
:dontknow:
Are you sure it's tomorrow?

 :dontknow:
I thought you guys are talking about tomorrow...
Might come a bit later - so please don't wait for me. Will find you there...

Now I'm not sure who is pulling whose leg and I apologise if I confused anyone (apart from myself).  :)

Mike if you come later you can call me on 079 399 22foursix.  It'll be great to have you along.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on March 30, 2013, 09:10:52 pm
Cool. thanks! :thumleft:
Will give you a call when/if I get there
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 30, 2013, 09:16:32 pm
Just to confirm, Troy can't come tomorrow. His mom has plans. thanks again for the offer
  :thumleft:
Muz
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Robski on March 31, 2013, 08:37:05 am
I'm not going to make it this a.m. Not feeling too great. Enjoy guys, sad I'm missing out on this one!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 31, 2013, 01:46:33 pm
I'm not going to make it this a.m. Not feeling too great. Enjoy guys, sad I'm missing out on this one!

You missed a good 'un!  Thanks guys - that was a good workout!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Grrrr.... on March 31, 2013, 01:48:22 pm
I am keen for tomorrow. Riding the counter today.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...q
Post by: Rough Rider on March 31, 2013, 02:46:40 pm
Crossed -up.. maybe i will come on Troys bike  :imaposer:

There's a plan, go for it.  Or just bring Troy.  He's always welcome to join us.

Actually I wanted to ask if that would be ok.. I am not in the mood for trolling through sand with the transalp, so until I get the XRR sorted can I drop off Troy to ride with you.. do you mind if he tags along, i will just organise a drop off place and time and pick up time? or is that more of a pain than anything else. He is with his mom this weekend but maybe next weekend, he always bugs me to go ride in the quarry,

How old is Troy Fuz?

He is 13, he is quite a dependable rider, as long as someone waits at forks in the road he is ok, then you can blast off and he will catch up at his own pace.. thanks John.. mucho appreciated. I am not sure it will be this Sunday but if not next weekend for sure
.       

My boy is 14 and also learning. Took him to the quarry for the first time last Sunday and he did relatively well so I am sure he will also be able to join one of these rides soon  :biggrin:                                     
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rough Rider on March 31, 2013, 03:37:11 pm
Showed my nephew one of Cross-up's trails a while back.

http://www.youtube.com/v/tW84VpMIx3A
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on March 31, 2013, 04:18:12 pm
A true workout.  It was awesome!  Riding those tracks through the bush is hardcore  :thumleft:

And the bike proved itself as well   :thumleft:

Thanks to all!

p.s.  Sorry dogmatix for not waiting at the one turn, I thought you were on my tail   :)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 31, 2013, 05:31:10 pm
Crossed-Up, any chance you are around Friday afternoon for a ride? Paul needs to try out the new bike, and I am desperate for a ride!

Sorry to have missed this one, and tomorrow looks like rain :-(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on March 31, 2013, 06:13:43 pm
Would Paul take an HP2 into the quarry?  That's brave!  Let's keep an eye on the weather tomorrow.  At this time of the year it seldom rains for long.

I'm unlikely to be able to get away on Friday.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on March 31, 2013, 07:13:55 pm
I am thinking of going to Melkbos 4x4 to practice my sand riding.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on March 31, 2013, 07:19:20 pm
I am thinking of going to Melkbos 4x4 to practice my sand riding.

How does it work riding there $$?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on March 31, 2013, 07:25:49 pm
R70

Lots of sand.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on March 31, 2013, 07:46:11 pm
Thanks for another great ride today guys :thumleft: good to meet some new dogs. :snorting:
C u next Sunday.......
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on March 31, 2013, 07:48:57 pm
I am thinking of going to Melkbos 4x4 to practice my sand riding.

Jyt n paar lekker 'sandy' bits gemis vandag.... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on March 31, 2013, 07:52:24 pm
R70

Lots of sand.

Thinking of doing the enduro loop?

Much more sand than the quarry paths, very entertaining  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on March 31, 2013, 08:04:49 pm
Daar is glo 'n korter loop naby die ingang met bietjie minder sand wat ek teen my eie pas kan probeer. Ek moet oor hierdie "sanderige" aap op my rug kom en more is die dag :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on March 31, 2013, 10:43:12 pm
Loaks - when are you taking the 4x4 in?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on April 01, 2013, 07:52:23 am
Loaks - when are you taking the 4x4 in?
I'm taking the XR. I'll be there at about 9:30
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 01, 2013, 08:09:08 am
I'll be keeping an eye on the weather and maybe going out to the quarry this afternoon.  We'll see.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 01, 2013, 08:39:26 am
Unfortunately we won't be able to make the quarry today, but see you all next weekend!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 01, 2013, 01:48:58 pm
Had another great quarry ride this morning, nice and cool, no rain  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 01, 2013, 01:53:33 pm
Meh. It's unpleasant in town.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 01, 2013, 05:28:51 pm
It was great out at the quarry this afternoon until about 4 when it started raining.  But riding the quarry in the rain is lekker.  Just the freeway home is no fun at all.

Out of curiosity I took the XT.  Jirre! Compared to the Husky that thing is a pig!  Here I was thinking that my sand riding had improved, but I was rudely corrected this afternoon.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 01, 2013, 05:35:17 pm
But riding the quarry in the rain is lekker. 

Absolutely  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: AlbieK on April 01, 2013, 06:49:35 pm
I am doing a lot of envious lurking in the backgroud of this threat! Cannot wait to get involved once home.

Loaks did you survive Melkbos? I took my Dakar around the enduro loop there once... ONCE... On a hot day in December. After Crossed-up warned me not to  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 01, 2013, 07:16:15 pm
Look forward to your return.

I also want to hear about Loak's progress.  Melkbos is a severe test.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on April 01, 2013, 07:56:20 pm
I only left hme at about 3 and when I got there it was raining hard so I chickened out.  I'm still planning to do Melkbos as it is very close to home and entry fee is not to bad. I went there yesterday to chech it out and the lady at the gate trongly advised that I not do the long loop as they wouldn't know if i needed help and then they would need a tractot to reach me. Yikes. There is a shorter loop at the gate that is not to bad. I will start on that. Will keep you guys posted.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 02, 2013, 02:02:55 pm
Loaks, just my opinion on riding sand, use it, don't use it  :thumleft:

I am by no means an accomplished sand rider, some days I "get it" and other days it feels as if I am starting all over again, but over the last two years I have learnt a thing or two from other WD's and numerous tumbles.

Do yourself a favour and try and go out with guys who know how to ride sand and also know how to teach someone else.

The first obstacle to get over in sand is ones mind - ask Rynet and Kamanya about that one, but I also speak of experience here.

If you do not get over that, and also do net get the correct pointers and someone to evaluate your progress and correct mistakes, one ends up doing the same thing over and over.

Pity Pleco has dropped off the WD face, he set up really cool sand training sessions at the back of Parklands.

The open spaces at the back of Parklands (if there still are open spaces there) and that long open section at the back of the quarry are two great places to go and learn and play initially.

Lastly, the moment you feel "now I get this, it is easy" prepare yourself for very entertaining falls  :biggrin:

Just saying...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Grrrr.... on April 02, 2013, 02:07:56 pm
The quarry, well the main one anyway look a hell of a lot different these days.

Went in, saw three guys playing around. Had a chat then left for beer.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 02, 2013, 02:09:58 pm
The quarry, well the main one anyway look a hell of a lot different these days.

Went in, saw three guys playing around. Had a chat then left for beer.



Het ook die drie ouens gesien, en een plek waar ek seker is julle spore was, maar het julle misgery, ons is maar stadig  :biggrin:

Die main quarry gaan deel van die dump word, so een van die dae sal ons net die tracks om die quarry kan ry, gelukkig is daar nou lekker baie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Grrrr.... on April 02, 2013, 02:12:54 pm

The open spaces at the back of Parklands (if there still are open spaces there) and that long open section at the back of the quarry are two great places to go and learn and play initially.


Not really, went through there yesterday. Most is cut up and developed but there still is sand..... My first fall of the day was there.  :lol8:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 02, 2013, 02:16:56 pm

The open spaces at the back of Parklands (if there still are open spaces there) and that long open section at the back of the quarry are two great places to go and learn and play initially.


Not really, went through there yesterday. Most is cut up and developed but there still is sand..... My first fall of the day was there.  :lol8:

 :imaposer: ek het self 'n paar nuwe plekke gemerk die naweek, sal maar die komende naweek moet terug om te probeer naam optel.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Grrrr.... on April 02, 2013, 02:22:36 pm

The open spaces at the back of Parklands (if there still are open spaces there) and that long open section at the back of the quarry are two great places to go and learn and play initially.


Not really, went through there yesterday. Most is cut up and developed but there still is sand..... My first fall of the day was there.  :lol8:

 :imaposer: ek het self 'n paar nuwe plekke gemerk die naweek, sal maar die komende naweek moet terug om te probeer naam optel.

My second fall of the day I kept thinking of you. Fell over coming in to the quarry on one of those sandy track and the bike decided to take a nap on me while pinning me into the brush....

Blerrie lazy thing just rested on me while idling away while I tried manoeuvring out from under it.  :lol8:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 02, 2013, 02:24:21 pm
A mate of mine is just learning riding and he went to Melkbos 4x4 2 weeks ago, he said it was ok

I haven't been in ages
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 02, 2013, 02:25:35 pm
A mate of mine is just learning riding and he went to Melkbos 4x4 2 weeks ago, he said it was ok

 :thumleft:

Did he ride the enduro loops or the MX tracks?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on April 02, 2013, 03:35:37 pm

The open spaces at the back of Parklands (if there still are open spaces there) and that long open section at the back of the quarry are two great places to go and learn and play initially.


Not really, went through there yesterday. Most is cut up and developed but there still is sand..... My first fall of the day was there.  :lol8:

 :imaposer: ek het self 'n paar nuwe plekke gemerk die naweek, sal maar die komende naweek moet terug om te probeer naam optel.

My second fall of the day I kept thinking of you. Fell over coming in to the quarry on one of those sandy track and the bike decided to take a nap on me while pinning me into the brush....

Blerrie lazy thing just rested on me while idling away while I tried manoeuvring out from under it.  :lol8:
It must be an XR thing. Mine does that as well
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on April 02, 2013, 08:03:20 pm

The open spaces at the back of Parklands (if there still are open spaces there) and that long open section at the back of the quarry are two great places to go and learn and play initially.


Not really, went through there yesterday. Most is cut up and developed but there still is sand..... My first fall of the day was there.  :lol8:

 :imaposer: ek het self 'n paar nuwe plekke gemerk die naweek, sal maar die komende naweek moet terug om te probeer naam optel.

My second fall of the day I kept thinking of you. Fell over coming in to the quarry on one of those sandy track and the bike decided to take a nap on me while pinning me into the brush....

Blerrie lazy thing just rested on me while idling away while I tried manoeuvring out from under it.  :lol8:

The XT did the same, I was following an XR so maybe something rubbed off - or got roosted on...

Unluckily for me it didn't idle on and I had to kick it pinned to those damn port jacksons   ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 02, 2013, 09:23:53 pm
A mate of mine is just learning riding and he went to Melkbos 4x4 2 weeks ago, he said it was ok

Your mate must be talented.

B.T.W.  I picked up a mirror on Sunday in an area I seldom ride. There were no fresh tracks there so it has probably been lying there a while.  The mirror is complete with just a couple of small scratches on the glass.  Let me know if it belongs to one of you chaps.  10 X 1.25mm RH thread.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superten on April 02, 2013, 10:43:37 pm
My first fall was in the parking lot at paddocks.I took that as a sign. Also found that a so-so front tyre doesnt cut the mustard in the thick stuff.(back road into quarry from behind builders).

Sometimes its better to call it a day and have a breakfast beer.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 03, 2013, 12:04:53 am
A mate of mine is just learning riding and he went to Melkbos 4x4 2 weeks ago, he said it was ok

Your mate must be talented.

B.T.W.  I picked up a mirror on Sunday in an area I seldom ride. There were no fresh tracks there so it has probably been lying there a while.  The mirror is complete with just a couple of small scratches on the glass.  Let me know if it belongs to one of you chaps.  10 X 1.25mm RH thread.



I lost a mirror in the quarry but sheesh that was easily 7 months ago.. does it have rust on the thread??
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 03, 2013, 05:01:06 am
Not rusty at all.  Don't think it's been there that long.  I'll bring it along on Sunday.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on April 03, 2013, 11:34:53 am

The open spaces at the back of Parklands (if there still are open spaces there) and that long open section at the back of the quarry are two great places to go and learn and play initially.


Not really, went through there yesterday. Most is cut up and developed but there still is sand..... My first fall of the day was there.  :lol8:

 :imaposer: ek het self 'n paar nuwe plekke gemerk die naweek, sal maar die komende naweek moet terug om te probeer naam optel.

My second fall of the day I kept thinking of you. Fell over coming in to the quarry on one of those sandy track and the bike decided to take a nap on me while pinning me into the brush....

Blerrie lazy thing just rested on me while idling away while I tried manoeuvring out from under it.  :lol8:

The XT did the same, I was following an XR so maybe something rubbed off - or got roosted on...

Unluckily for me it didn't idle on and I had to kick it pinned to those damn port jacksons   ;D

Yeah...blame it on the pig  :snorting: ...if I recall correctly, you were following an fellow XT rider... :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rough Rider on April 03, 2013, 02:28:19 pm
Get a Husky 610; you just select auto pilot and the bike does the sand for you  :lol8:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Kawaki on April 03, 2013, 03:04:09 pm
 :headbang:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Firecoast on April 03, 2013, 03:05:34 pm
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 03, 2013, 03:06:06 pm
Get a Husky 610; you just select auto pilot and the bike does the sand for you  :lol8:

Waiting for yours to become available...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 03, 2013, 11:39:47 pm
Not rusty at all.  Don't think it's been there that long.  I'll bring it along on Sunday.

Na, mine was ages ago, it would have had more than rust on it, I have already sorted another mirror so just keep it till someone needs one.

Are you riding on Sunday? Troy is itching to quarry with you  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 04, 2013, 06:07:02 am
Yep - I'll be there.  It'll be great to have Troy along.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on April 04, 2013, 08:29:29 am
im keen for a sunday ride
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 04, 2013, 08:37:43 am
Oooh will you bring baby pictures??

There was a request from superfoxi that we meet at 10am, as 9 is too early for him to get through to us.

Is that possible?

Superfoxi?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 04, 2013, 09:22:10 am
10 am is fine.  It's not going to be hot on Sunday.  Then I can get in a couple of hours of good riding first - NOT! :imaposer:

We could meet at Killarney again if Superfoxi is trailering his beast.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on April 04, 2013, 09:23:11 am
Oooh will you bring baby pictures??

There was a request from superfoxi that we meet at 10am, as 9 is too early for him to get through to us.

Is that possible?

Superfoxi?

Don't worry about me...I can always join you later. I have been to the quarry once or twice and know how to get in.
Thanks! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on April 04, 2013, 09:26:33 am
10 am is fine.  It's not going to be hot on Sunday.  Then I can get in a couple of hours of good riding first - NOT! :imaposer:

We could meet at Killarney again if Superfoxi is trailering his beast.

Don't wait for me  ;)
I think I will park at Zone7 - want to do some laps on the Enduro track after the quarry anyway... :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 04, 2013, 09:34:54 am
Ok then. Any chance we can do that alternative entrance again, Crossed Up?

I really want to show it to monkeyboy :-)

Can we make it 09h30, then?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on April 04, 2013, 10:13:50 am
Directions pls if we use the alternative entrance.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 04, 2013, 10:51:07 am
Ok then. Any chance we can do that alternative entrance again, Crossed Up?

I really want to show it to monkeyboy :-)

Can we make it 09h30, then?

Do you mean over the bridge on the whoopy stones?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on April 04, 2013, 10:53:32 am
Ok then. Any chance we can do that alternative entrance again, Crossed Up?

I really want to show it to monkeyboy :-)

Can we make it 09h30, then?

Do you mean over the bridge on the whoopy stones?

oh yes, lets do that again. meet at the Total? 09h30?

MissM, will bring pics. already fulled up my bb with them. eish and there i said i would not be that guy!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 04, 2013, 11:01:15 am
Ok then. Any chance we can do that alternative entrance again, Crossed Up?

I really want to show it to monkeyboy :-)

Can we make it 09h30, then?

Do you mean over the bridge on the whoopy stones?

oh yes, lets do that again. meet at the Total? 09h30?

MissM, will bring pics. already fulled up my bb with them. eish and there i said i would not be that guy!


You've lost me there, I'm sorry to say.  But for the bridge I mean we start at Killarney. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 04, 2013, 11:07:58 am
The petrol station we met at by Richwood, and then over the railway line!

The pics of his new born baby girl!

Nothing wrong with being a proud daddy :D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 04, 2013, 11:22:06 am
The petrol station we met at by Richwood, and then over the railway line!

The pics of his new born baby girl!

Nothing wrong with being a proud daddy :D


Ah, yes, the life sentence.  Commiserations on the happy event!  :binkybaby: :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:


Richwood Total at 9:30 it is.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on April 04, 2013, 11:55:07 am
thanks guys. if im not there by 09h45, means i got fokkal sleep and stayed at home.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 04, 2013, 11:57:07 am
Nooooooooooo!

Silly babies and their crying :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on April 04, 2013, 02:55:01 pm
A mate of mine is just learning riding and he went to Melkbos 4x4 2 weeks ago, he said it was ok

Your mate must be talented.

B.T.W.  I picked up a mirror on Sunday in an area I seldom ride. There were no fresh tracks there so it has probably been lying there a while.  The mirror is complete with just a couple of small scratches on the glass.  Let me know if it belongs to one of you chaps.  10 X 1.25mm RH thread.


I lost my mirror there a month or two ago. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on April 04, 2013, 02:56:32 pm
Has SuperFoxi actually been for a ride , or is he still just promising ?  :biggrin::biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 04, 2013, 03:42:28 pm
We will go and loosen the tracks up a bit on Saturday  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 04, 2013, 05:25:11 pm
We will go and loosen the tracks up a bit on Saturday  :biggrin:

So I'll have to take my lot down the tracks you don't know about yet! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on April 04, 2013, 06:26:27 pm
Has SuperFoxi actually been for a ride , or is he still just promising ?  :biggrin::biggrin:

Just promising...  ::)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on April 04, 2013, 08:33:01 pm
Just today i was wondering what it would be like not riding 'rails'.  CU, just leave me one secret track to run on please. ;-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 04, 2013, 08:42:40 pm
We will go and loosen the tracks up a bit on Saturday  :biggrin:

So I'll have to take my lot down the tracks you don't know about yet! :biggrin:

I am sure you have tracks I have not yet seen, you will have to show me sometime.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 04, 2013, 08:45:11 pm
Just today i was wondering what it would be like not riding 'rails'.  CU, just leave me one secret track to run on please. ;-)

I was just pulling Garfield's leg.  He knows the tracks as well as I do.

But on Sunday I'll send you ahead when there's a good smooth track. (If Garfield has left us one)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on April 05, 2013, 09:42:08 am
Has SuperFoxi actually been for a ride , or is he still just promising ?  :biggrin::biggrin:

Just promising...  ::)
I'm just teasing you Mike :) . I know you live miles away and you have to cross a mountain to get there. I also haven't been for a while, but will try come on Sunday . Be great to see you. :thumleft:.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on April 05, 2013, 10:09:21 am
Has SuperFoxi actually been for a ride , or is he still just promising ?  :biggrin::biggrin:

Just promising...  ::)
I'm just teasing you Mike :) . I know you live miles away and you have to cross a mountain to get there. I also haven't been for a while, but will try come on Sunday . Be great to see you. :thumleft:.

That would be great! I promise to do my best to be there.  :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on April 05, 2013, 05:30:44 pm
Has SuperFoxi actually been for a ride , or is he still just promising ?  :biggrin::biggrin:

Just promising...  ::)
I'm just teasing you Mike :) . I know you live miles away and you have to cross a mountain to get there. I also haven't been for a while, but will try come on Sunday . Be great to see you. :thumleft:.

That would be great! I promise to do my best to be there.  :ricky:

Great !  :thumleft: And I promise to bring a lighter bike this time .   :biggrin: :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 05, 2013, 06:14:46 pm
Has SuperFoxi actually been for a ride , or is he still just promising ?  :biggrin::biggrin:

Just promising...  ::)
I'm just teasing you Mike :) . I know you live miles away and you have to cross a mountain to get there. I also haven't been for a while, but will try come on Sunday . Be great to see you. :thumleft:.

That would be great! I promise to do my best to be there.  :ricky:

Great !  :thumleft: And I promise to bring a lighter bike this time .   :biggrin: :P

Lighter than a KLR?  This I have to see!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on April 05, 2013, 06:35:28 pm

Lighter than a KLR?  This I have to see!

hehe no , the last time superfoxi and I went riding, I was on the GS 1200 . The alternative route into Atlantis , end of a long hot summer , the sand was soft as butter and he had to help me push a few times , and of course , pick up the bike. We were exhausted .  Worse sand riding I ever did .  :o  . To be honest I think we all struggled a bit.  ;)

In the end he said , no man , ride the thing like a bloody car  :imaposer:  But that was solid advice and helped me a lot.  :thumleft:  Couldn't drop the clutch on the 1200 , but pull away more gently and that worked. The KLR is so different there, I have to turn the throttle wide open and drop the clutch , scary !
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 05, 2013, 07:15:16 pm
Crossed Up, the armour fits!

Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on April 05, 2013, 09:23:39 pm

Lighter than a KLR?  This I have to see!

hehe no , the last time superfoxi and I went riding, I was on the GS 1200 . The alternative route into Atlantis , end of a long hot summer , the sand was soft as butter and he had to help me push a few times , and of course , pick up the bike. We were exhausted .  Worse sand riding I ever did .  :o  . To be honest I think we all struggled a bit.  ;)

In the end he said , no man , ride the thing like a bloody car  :imaposer:  But that was solid advice and helped me a lot.  :thumleft:  Couldn't drop the clutch on the 1200 , but pull away more gently and that worked. The KLR is so different there, I have to turn the throttle wide open and drop the clutch , scary !

Yes, that was a good workout...good that you bought a lighter bike ;D
Still have some pics of the ride on my phone...
(sorry for the hijack)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Legadema on April 06, 2013, 10:06:04 am
What time? (8am)
Where ? Morningstar?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 06, 2013, 10:54:18 am
09h30, Richwood petrol station!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Legadema on April 06, 2013, 11:30:39 am
09h30, Richwood petrol station!
Thanks, but don't wait for me. Not sure if I can make it.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 06, 2013, 03:16:42 pm

But on Sunday I'll send you ahead when there's a good smooth track. (If Garfield has left us one)

Just back, we left a few tracks out of our ride today.

Enjoy the ride tomorrow  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: desert dueler on April 06, 2013, 05:06:18 pm
Dont wait for,dont think i will make it.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 06, 2013, 05:31:00 pm
troy:sounds great i'll see you all there  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 06, 2013, 05:34:38 pm
ill drop troy off at the garage at 9:30 :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 06, 2013, 07:58:29 pm
I'll be doing an early shift from before 8 with a non-WD, Alan on a 690.  I'll check in here before 7 am if anyone is keen to join us.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 07, 2013, 03:10:59 pm
Thankd lads ( and ladies ) for riding through the quarry with Troy today.. thanks John

You must have done a fair distance, he is asleep as we speak.. ba ha :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 07, 2013, 03:30:03 pm
Haha yes, I could do with one of those!

Thanks guys :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 07, 2013, 03:46:15 pm
No pics  :sip:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 07, 2013, 04:13:19 pm
We were too busy riding! :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 07, 2013, 04:17:52 pm
Rynet might have one or two, but no action shots.


Thanks everyone for an excellent ride.
 
Troy was an absolute pleasure to have along, as always. He's welcome any time.

Rynet was styling much better, up and down the hills that used to hold great terror for her just a few weeks ago. Monkeylad enjoyed has newly acquired HP2.  MissM was rock-steady and imperturbable on her stripped down Dominatrix, while Katana did it old-school on a beautifully restored XT500.

Thanks specially to Superfoxi on his super XRR for coming all that long way.  His bike has no fan and was getting pretty hot in the slow stuff.  Looks like you're going to have to add those few grams to your baby to keep it cool.  Anyway, super to have you along.  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:


And, what's more, I finally did Mark Hardy's Hill!  It was always my dark secret that I'd never done it.  ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: monkeyboy on April 07, 2013, 07:36:10 pm
Thanks again to John, for an always-interesting experience. I was just blown away by the performance of the HP. The 800 is like a big dog: powerful, loveable, and willing to do anything that its master tells it, and only really snapping if you seriously abuse it. The HP2 is more like a hyena on a not-very-strong leash....
I did enjoy the musical bikes part, too. Superfoxi's Honda has quite the kick!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on April 07, 2013, 08:01:34 pm
I also enjoyed the ride. Thanks for showing me all those little tracks through the woods! :thumleft:
I was really lucky that it was a rather cool day... the :snorting: would have blown the head gasket ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 07, 2013, 08:08:53 pm
Thanks Crossed-Up, I had such fun and am completely in love with the Husky. What an awesome bike!

Can't wait for the next outing.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on April 07, 2013, 08:12:11 pm
Looks like I missed out on a cool ride, but I killed my clutch yesterday at Melkbos 4x4, 500m before the end of the enduro loop. Just as I was getting the hang of the thick sand.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 07, 2013, 08:16:35 pm
I have been in the quarry with john on a hot day on the XRR and the radiator was spitting water it was so hot, I am also gonna have to mount a fan , I am sorry I missed Superfoxi's XRR, always nice to check out another beaut
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on April 07, 2013, 08:22:54 pm
Was also hoping to see you there... the piglets  :snorting: would have played nicely together!
Maybe next time...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on April 07, 2013, 09:00:54 pm
Thanks guys and gal, it was fun.  It was good to see everyone and to see their rides. esp good to see superfox , sorry we rode a bit slow for you , John should have two sessions , one for the faster guys, our ride was a bit slow , Im still getting the hang of the KLR on sand , Thanks John for organising and showing us all the tracks . :thumleft:


 And yes Troy was a pleasure to ride with , what a well behaved boy . :thumleft: He even told me I wasn't old , a real gentleman, at 13.  :biggrin: ;)


Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: superfoxi on April 07, 2013, 09:43:53 pm
sorry we rode a bit slow for you

It wasn't too slow for me...bu my  :snorting: hasn't been out of the stable for ages and just wanted to run quiiiick...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 07, 2013, 09:45:35 pm

And yes Troy was a pleasure to ride with , what a well behaved boy . :thumleft: He even told me I wasn't old , a real gentleman, at 13.  :biggrin: ;)




Yes, he is a very charming young boy.

Fuzzy - I think you might have a bit of a future player on your hands there  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on April 08, 2013, 06:26:49 am
It was great fun yet again!  A quick lunch then slept till 8pm...

See you nect time :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 10, 2013, 01:57:42 pm
Crossed-Up, I think I ask this every week, but is there any chance you want to ride on Saturday morning?  :peepwall:  :peepwall:  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 10, 2013, 03:36:38 pm
Saturday will hardly ever work for me.

By now you chaps should know the area pretty well.  Put together a group and go ride!

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 10, 2013, 04:04:10 pm
:-(

Okay, anyone want to ride on Saturday morning?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rynet on April 10, 2013, 04:06:14 pm
:-(

Okay, anyone want to ride on Saturday morning?

nooo , can only do Sundays as well . :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on April 10, 2013, 07:47:27 pm
Although I am chomping on the bit...  Sunday DEFINITELY!!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 10, 2013, 07:50:20 pm
Come on someone! Saturday!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 11, 2013, 01:50:57 pm
Pwease?

 :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on April 11, 2013, 06:34:06 pm
I would love to go, but I don't think my clutch will be sorted by then
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Garfield on April 11, 2013, 07:14:53 pm
Cannot go Saturday, going on Sunday but only around 11:00 after an appointment with Buff and FM.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 11, 2013, 07:40:37 pm
Truly, MissM, I'd love to ride both days.  But it would be a stretch too far. 

What about Grrr, or Rough Rider? 

Otherwise go and do the enduro loop at Zone 7.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rhian on April 12, 2013, 11:31:45 am
Coffee Snob and I are keen to take the bikes to stretch their legs!
First time out in ages! Not keen if no others going to ride, would rather then go to zone 7.
Any other takers for Saturday?  :bueller:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 13, 2013, 04:32:53 pm
I'm going out early in the morning with a beginner rider.  We'll pass by the Morning Star turn-off at 7:30 if anyone cares to join us then.  We'll ride until about 9 when once again I'll come to the turn-off before I send him home and continue with my ride.  You're welcome to join in then as well.

I'll check my phone occasionally.  079399doubletwofoursix
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 13, 2013, 04:45:23 pm
I'll let you know in the am Crossed-Up :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on April 13, 2013, 06:08:33 pm
I will see you guys at 9ish!  I have been looking forward to this the whole week!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 13, 2013, 11:44:53 pm
I'm going out early in the morning with a beginner rider.  We'll pass by the Morning Star turn-off at 7:30 if anyone cares to join us then.  We'll ride until about 9 when once again I'll come to the turn-off before I send him home and continue with my ride.  You're welcome to join in then as well.

I'll check my phone occasionally.  079399doubletwofoursix

Troy's mom is droping him off by me in the morning, we will be at The Barrel at 9am to ride around on some of Garfields bikes, I think Dogmatix will be bringing one of his bikes as well.. Andy660 has my trailer so I can't trailer down to the morningstar turnoff.

If you are in the area pop in.. I am sure I owe you a beer.

Muz
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 14, 2013, 05:47:38 am
Okay
We'll make a plan.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on April 14, 2013, 08:06:32 am
FYI Just confirmed with John 9am at Morningside turnoff  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rough Rider on April 14, 2013, 01:16:27 pm
Took the SE around there a bit this morning, by next week the quarry will be no more  >:(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 14, 2013, 01:32:21 pm
That's sad, but at leas we still have to tracks.

Best quarry so far this morning.

Thank you Crossed-Up and Katana!

Especially Katana for picking my bike up... :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on April 14, 2013, 02:55:24 pm
My pleasure, Miss M.  Just don't get a GS1200  ;D

I am more worried about the stepped up security.  It was fun though  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 14, 2013, 03:25:48 pm
Great morning out!  Thank you.

I love my Husky - looks like shit, goes like stink!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rough Rider on April 14, 2013, 05:15:45 pm
Great morning out!  Thank you.

I love my Husky - looks like shit, goes like stink!

After riding my SE around there today I beginning to think that I don't need my Husky anymore.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Geeza on April 14, 2013, 06:45:01 pm
Took the SE around there a bit this morning, by next week the quarry will be no more  >:(
Why - What's happening?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 14, 2013, 08:16:29 pm
The company that runs the municipal dump have excavated a huge hole in their property and dumped the whole lot into the quarry, essentially filling up the bigger quarry and making a huge impact on the smaller one.  Come this winter that quarry is not going to be ride-able as it will be awash in clay slime, and large areas will be so soft as to be impassible.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 15, 2013, 09:24:40 am
I must just say that I had an excellent day of riding on Sunday.

I really started to feel like I was "getting" sand, and managed to stay upright and in 2nd gear for some sand whoops. What an amazing feeling!

Then to top it all off, Monkeyboy allowed me to ride his GS800! What a machine. Signal Hill, Camps Bay, Clifton, and an opportunity to park at the Waterfront.

AND I DIDN'T DROP IT!  :pot:

 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

Monday sucks, though.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 15, 2013, 10:47:25 am
Well done on both your sand and GS800 riding.  I think you'll agree that you've come a long way!

Monday's just a day closer to the next weekend.  Give your pupils a Google Earth project.  ::)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Hatchet on April 18, 2013, 11:29:19 am
anyone riding sunday?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 18, 2013, 11:34:00 am
The family plans need to get finalised before I can say for certain.  Will update tomorrow.

I hope I can ride on Sunday.  The sand is going to be fantastic.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: katana on April 18, 2013, 12:06:05 pm
Early Sunday.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Rough Rider on April 18, 2013, 01:48:19 pm
Got my new JD Jet kit fitted to my RM so ready to ride  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Loaks on April 18, 2013, 02:20:41 pm
Got my bike back with a new clutch and go faster mods done. Wat to try it out. Any day this wekend is fine
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 19, 2013, 02:51:13 pm
Sunday morning looks like it's happening.  8am Richwood Total.

We'll be riding pretty slowly so all welcome. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 19, 2013, 09:36:19 pm
Troys new bike arrives on Monday so next weekned he will be chomping at the bit to come along
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Hatchet on April 20, 2013, 08:59:37 am
Sunday morning looks like it's happening.  8am Richwood Total.

We'll be riding pretty slowly so all welcome. 
Awesome,see you there.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 20, 2013, 09:28:34 am
Probably not me, but I'll sms you if I am joining :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 20, 2013, 09:38:58 am
Probably not me, but I'll sms you if I am joining :-)


You know you want to - you know it's worth it - go on - be a devil and do it!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 20, 2013, 06:12:03 pm
A new track for you and a celebrity guest - I can't wait!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 20, 2013, 06:13:14 pm
A new track?! Celebrity guest?? Tell me more...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 20, 2013, 08:19:09 pm
All will be revealed in the morning!   :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Hatchet on April 21, 2013, 06:18:59 am
Cant make it,baby issues. Later guys
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 21, 2013, 01:36:34 pm
Sorry you couldn't make it, NewlyHatchett and MissM.  You missed a perfect ride.  Loaks and I were were joined by Dunce on his 525.  We battled our way through to the quarry where we played in the little bit that's left of the second quarry.  I fear there'll nothing left soon.

Dunce tried to climb a fresh 6m high bank of incredibly loose boulder, rock and sand.  He nearly made it on his 3rd or 4th attempt.  Respect!

Loaks had to leave early so Dunce and I did an energetic long route cross country on the other side of the railway line.  Ended up at the Barrel for a couple.

Brilliant ride!  The weather was perfect, the sand just damp enough to make it easy and the company was great.  Thanks guys.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - an ongoing event...
Post by: MissM on April 21, 2013, 03:56:20 pm
Aaawww sounds amazing! Paul and I are wine tasting and lunching in Franschoek.

I decided to sleep in and then take the bikes out here.

Next Sunday!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on April 22, 2013, 02:46:27 pm
This weekend my daughter and I had (Saturday) and awesome ride, her first on the 230 showing that the bike is not too big for her at all, and we had hours of great fun.

Sunday morning we went for another ride, the first hour was absolutely perfect, then we stopped in one of the open areas we always stop, had some fun with the air pistol shooting at clumps of dirt and stuff for a while.

This is where things almost went very wrong...after more than a year of riding this area almost every weekend...

We packed away the air pistol in my backpack, put our kit back on and were just getting ready to get back on the bikes to continue our ride, when I spotted movement out the corner of my eye.

Four guys, who must have been watching us waiting for us to put the "gun" away, were approaching us trying to keep a bush between us.
At this stage I just told my daughter to get on her bike and get out of there.
By now the four realized I have spotted them, and they split up and approached around the sides of the bush, they were about 10m away, and I decided to show them I was armed (Glock holstered on my right hip).
This slowed them down a bit, but they still kept coming, not really looking afraid at all.
Fortunately by this time my daughter was on the move out of there and I just got on my bike, started and got the hell out of there.
The one still tried to make a run for me at this stage as he must have known I will not be able to draw my gun, but all he got for that was a good roosting.

Thank goodness this ended well, but the unfortunate thing is I will not be taking my wife and daughter riding there again, she will just not be able to relax and enjoy the ride, which really pisses me off the more I think about it.

PS: These guys were quite well dressed, and they had no woodcutting tools with them, so I think it is safe to assume they are not from the local informal settlement, but rather troublemakers who spotted an opportunity.
They must have been in the area with one purpose in mind, as there is no thoroughfare anyware in that spot, and nowhere really to just take a walk to.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Pistonpete on April 22, 2013, 02:48:10 pm
Glad you guys ok... :thumleft:
These bastards need taking out...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on April 22, 2013, 03:00:03 pm
I've also decided to stop riding there. It's a pity since it's such an awesome playground right on my doorstep!

I think I'll do more Atlantis riding from now on. Atlantis is calling...  ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on April 22, 2013, 03:12:05 pm
Sjoe, close call Kobus, glad it ended okay for you.

I hate to say it but it was just a matter of time  :-\ I stopped riding there because the risk wasn't worth the reward. I urge the rest of you to think carefully before riding there again, unless you're in a large group.
Nowday's not even that is a guarantee, these guys are brazen and they use intimidation to get what they want.
If you draw your weapon, make sure you're willing to use it otherwise they'll use it on you  :o
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 22, 2013, 03:22:15 pm
So glad you guys are OK.  Well done for reacting with such presence of mind.  I do hope your daughter is not too stressed about the incident.


We only saw 2 guys in during the whole of yesterday morning.  I'm glad we didn't run into your lot - they sounded determined.  Mind you I had Dunce with me.  I wouldn't have fancied their chances with him!  :o

I'm still going to ride there.  I'll give it a miss for a week or two before I go back.  I might well regret it, but I refuse to be have my freedom stolen from me like this.  Bastards! 


Perhaps I should tag along behind a man with a Glock!


Did this happen here https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32814638/Rest%20stop.kml
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Stofdonkie on April 22, 2013, 03:33:18 pm
Wow Garfield! Close one.

I can't help thinking that they thought your Glock was the airpistol. Maybe a couple of rounds in their direction might have had interesting results.  :lol8:


Glad you're OK!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: RedRum on April 22, 2013, 04:45:07 pm

...pisses me off the more I think about it.


me too...

Glad your'e OK. Could have been a whole different story.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on April 22, 2013, 05:36:36 pm
In no particular order  :biggrin:

- I was prepared to draw and engage, I have a fair idea how to use the Glock, however I was quite sure I could get away once my daughter was clear and did not want to escalate the situation.  If she fell, or if they came one more step closer things would be different. I believe the gun is a last resort and we were not there yet.

- No I have no wish to go looking for them, more trouble than it is worth.

- John I will ride there with you any day, but will not take my girls there and will also not go on a ride with girls present, it changes the dynamic too much (girls no disrespect intended at all).

- These guys are serious and not afraid of much.

- Lastly, I am very proud of my daughter's calm reaction at the time, she made things easier  :thumleft:

It is sad and also makes me very befok.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Coffee Snob on April 22, 2013, 06:34:50 pm
I'm so sorry to hear about this, but very grateful you're all ok. I do understand yr feelings about riding there with girls, no offence taken, it's unfortunately what's been keeping me away from there, as ridiculously much fun as the rides there have been. maybe some more riding at atlantis now that it's cooler. glad to hear yr daughter's enjoying the 230, they're great bikes!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: superfoxi on April 22, 2013, 06:45:12 pm
I've also decided to stop riding there. It's a pity since it's such an awesome playground right on my doorstep!

I think I'll do more Atlantis riding from now on. Atlantis is calling...  ;)

Have to agree... heard too many horror stories about the quarry lately.
Went riding in Atlantis the last two weekends and it was awesome! Great weather, not too many people and some of the best riding ever! ...Until I got stuck on that bloody bush. :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on April 22, 2013, 06:49:09 pm
Will be looking at annual permits for Atlantis and Melkbos 4 x 4, should keep us busy.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Hatchet on April 22, 2013, 07:01:50 pm
What do atlantis permits cost? And if you take the sneeky way in and get caught (if they can catch you that is) what would happen to you? Fines?

I know of the dangers or riding in the quarry,but ive never seen any one come near me, however i have always ben in a big group.

What about Macasser? That can be a bit dodgy to though i guess.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on April 22, 2013, 07:27:18 pm
This makes me so sad. I think that I will continue going, as a group, as I don't want to let the buggers win!

I suppose I will think that until it happens to me.  :(

I am so glad that you and your daughter are okay, Garfield. And she definitely is a strong one!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on April 22, 2013, 07:38:38 pm
What do atlantis permits cost? And if you take the sneeky way in and get caught (if they can catch you that is) what would happen to you? Fines?

I know of the dangers or riding in the quarry,but ive never seen any one come near me, however i have always ben in a big group.

What about Macasser? That can be a bit dodgy to though i guess.

I can't really comment on Macasser - I've never been there. Annual permits for Atlantis are R750. See here for more details:
http://www.bikerandthebaker.blogspot.com/2012/10/atlantis-dunes.html
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on April 22, 2013, 07:41:17 pm
What do atlantis permits cost? And if you take the sneeky way in and get caught (if they can catch you that is) what would happen to you? Fines?

I know of the dangers or riding in the quarry,but ive never seen any one come near me, however i have always ben in a big group.

What about Macasser? That can be a bit dodgy to though i guess.

Daily permit R70.00 per bike, annual currently under review.

Does not feel right sneaking in, what if that results in bikes being banned?

I was one who always said "fuck them, I ill ride the quarry when I want" but having 4 fuglies scare your 16 year old daughter changes perspective a bit I guess.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on April 23, 2013, 04:41:58 pm
Did this happen here https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32814638/Rest%20stop.kml

Only saw this now, yes this is the spot.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MrBig on April 23, 2013, 04:52:43 pm
We'll have to organize a ride at Macassar for those who haven't been there before.
It really is a great riding spot  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 23, 2013, 06:29:32 pm
Did this happen here https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32814638/Rest%20stop.kml

Only saw this now, yes this is the spot.

Yes we usually stop there, but on Sunday we just rode straight past.  I shiver to think those guys were probably lurking!  We must have gone past just before 9.

We'll have to organize a ride at Macassar for those who haven't been there before.
It really is a great riding spot  :thumleft:

Ja, it's probably time I tried Macassar.  Sand without relief.  Hau!

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 23, 2013, 06:45:25 pm
I've never done the enduro loop at Zone 7.  What's it like?  And I suppose one is probably not much safer there.

Melkbos doesn't appeal to me much.

There's a 4X4 track on Vaatjie farm and quite a few other tracks.

Atlantis is far, and then there's the expense as well.

:rant on:
It's probably time we formed a proper bargaining group along the lines of the Southern African Adventure Riders Association with proper affiliations etc and entered into the fray with the aim of recognition for our sport and lobbying for support and preservation of at least some riding areas.  Nature conservation in this country has had a wonderful time of it, riding roughshod over other claims to the land and it's resources, and making its own rules without reference to any other interests.  If they weren't such blinkered eco-fascists they'd realise that we could all get along much better.
:rant off:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: espresso on April 23, 2013, 06:49:28 pm
John, have you ever tried Parklands?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on April 23, 2013, 06:58:06 pm
John, the enduro loop at Z7 is similar to the quarry tracks, and I fear sections are not much safer than the quarry, nothing stops these guys from going there.

I guess we can talk with the locals, however I think these guys are more than likely from Du Noon just there for the morning "shopping".

They could very well have been there when you passed through, I heard your bike just before we stopped there.

At the moment I do not know what to say, I would like to continue riding there.
It is easy making that call when on your own, but the moment I take responsibility to guide someone there I feel responsible for fun factor and safety, so for now the quarry is a no go in that regard  >:(

Macassar looks great, but the quarry is on my doorstep, it sucks.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on April 23, 2013, 07:01:09 pm
John, have you ever tried Parklands?

Parklands the law enforcement guys are now patrolling by 4x4 and quad.

I guess most riders will just outride them, but I met them on Saturday and they seem to be launching a bit of a campaign there, just saying...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: espresso on April 23, 2013, 07:05:34 pm
John, have you ever tried Parklands?

Parklands the law enforcement guys are now patrolling by 4x4 and quad.

I guess most riders will just outride them, but I met them on Saturday and they seem to be launching a bit of a campaign there, just saying...

 :'( :'(

Shit.
Is it all illegal riding there though?
I know that the section Koeberg is a reserve, but the bit under the power lines?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on April 23, 2013, 07:22:45 pm
I do not know where is legal and where not, and it seems these guys think everywhere is illegal.

For a while we will pay and ride, but shit for three bikes that is a lot if you ride every weekend.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on April 23, 2013, 08:32:56 pm
They're cracking down everywhere, even at Macassar now. I've heard of a number of guys that have run into the law there (including myself) and been told to leave or face losing their bikes.

I ride Zone 7 about twice a month but I'm not overly fond of their enduro loop. It's very tricky in summer as the sand is super soft and whooped out. It's a track where it just feels difficult to get a nice flow going, I always seem to be having a few "moments" every lap. Winter there is a bit better but then the water seems to lie in some of the clay corners and cleaning your bike and yourself becomes a nightmare.

We even face a very real threat of losing Atlantis due to people breaking the rules all the time I.e. Riding without permits and braaiing on the dunes and vehicle dropping oil.

I'm afraid it's not looking good out there for enduro riders at the moment.

BTW John, did you see Meerkats reply to your post on Kobus's story on the Cape-Enduro forum? Seems like they're making an effort to bring these buggers to book.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 23, 2013, 09:05:27 pm
That's a very encouraging post on the Cape Enduro Forum: http://www.cape-enduro.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=7773

Garfield: I don't know if you are on that forum.  It might be productive for you to be in touch with Meerkat.

I quote

"Could the guy it happened to, please give me a call regarding this. We're from the Morning Star watch and are slowly reeling these guys in. 3 already locked up, but if they're out, then we know who they are and where they stay. These guys have no mercy, so the same must apply to them if approached. I want to see front wheel marks in their head when we catch them.
Please call me if you have any info on this.
Donovan: 082 6035490

oh, anyone with an ''oh shame'' attitude, go play there and see what these animals are like."


Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on April 24, 2013, 07:42:02 am
Yes I am, will get in touch with him.

If there is a properly organized plan to get rid of these fuckers (i.e. not vigilante type ideas) I am quite happy to be part of it.

I agree with Buff on Z7, it is not the greatest enduro loop around, but it could soon be all we have.

Atlantis is at risk, it will not take much more for it to be closed down, a few spoiling it for everyone again.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Coffee Snob on April 24, 2013, 10:38:31 am
That's a very encouraging post on the Cape Enduro Forum: http://www.cape-enduro.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=7773

Garfield: I don't know if you are on that forum.  It might be productive for you to be in touch with Meerkat.

I quote

"Could the guy it happened to, please give me a call regarding this. We're from the Morning Star watch and are slowly reeling these guys in. 3 already locked up, but if they're out, then we know who they are and where they stay. These guys have no mercy, so the same must apply to them if approached. I want to see front wheel marks in their head when we catch them.
Please call me if you have any info on this.
Donovan: 082 6035490

oh, anyone with an ''oh shame'' attitude, go play there and see what these animals are like."




Thanks for the info john, very encouraging! I've joined the enduro forum, will watch developments with interest. Safe riding
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on April 24, 2013, 12:03:13 pm
Yes I am, will get in touch with him.

If there is a properly organized plan to get rid of these fuckers (i.e. not vigilante type ideas) I am quite happy to be part of it.

I agree with Buff on Z7, it is not the greatest enduro loop around, but it could soon be all we have.

Atlantis is at risk, it will not take much more for it to be closed down, a few spoiling it for everyone again.
I'm in.  Not this weekend please
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kaboef on April 27, 2013, 05:32:19 pm
Crossed-up, are you riding tomorrow?

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 27, 2013, 06:35:44 pm
No, I'm doing tar tomorrow.  Shock! Horror!  :o

But I'll be back at the quarry real soon.  There's a bash and a solo trip coming up so I'll be away for a few weeks.  I hope our mugger friends completely pine away.  :patch:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 28, 2013, 05:53:52 pm
Yes I am, will get in touch with him.

If there is a properly organized plan to get rid of these fuckers (i.e. not vigilante type ideas) I am quite happy to be part of it.


I am happy to help where I can .. just shout if you need any help especially if there is something being formed.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on April 28, 2013, 06:01:35 pm
Yes I am, will get in touch with him.

If there is a properly organized plan to get rid of these fuckers (i.e. not vigilante type ideas) I am quite happy to be part of it.


I am happy to help where I can .. just shout if you need any help especially if there is something being formed.

Taking a break from the quarry for now, found a few other places to go and ride, even if it means travelling a bit and paying to ride.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 28, 2013, 09:09:22 pm
In a few weeks time I hope to be back.  Perhaps with 4 or 5 guys or more.  I've got too much time invested in the area to give it up.  Besides - there simply is nowhere else to ride that would give me the sort of fun that I've had there.

That sort of freedom is very, very precious and rare these days.  I would hate these shits to steal that too.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on April 28, 2013, 10:38:50 pm
John. Im back.  >:D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 29, 2013, 03:13:43 am
John. Im back.  >:D

Great!  It's always good riding with you.  I look forward to another energetic outing.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on April 29, 2013, 07:32:41 am
I'll be part of the 4,5,6!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on April 29, 2013, 02:07:25 pm
I'll be part of the 4,5,6!

Me three!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on April 29, 2013, 02:13:29 pm
Me fourth!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 29, 2013, 02:25:08 pm
Let's see. There's all sorts of family pressures on at the moment as the M-I-L ails, but if it's appropriate for me to ride on Wednesday (for the birdy tells me it's another public holiday) would a bunch of you be interested?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on April 29, 2013, 02:30:32 pm
I won't be able to do a very early start but I'd like to do some bundu bashing during the week.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on April 29, 2013, 02:35:02 pm
Let's see. There's all sorts of family pressures on at the moment as the M-I-L ails, but if it's appropriate for me to ride on Wednesday (for the birdy tells me it's another public holiday) would a bunch of you be interested?

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on April 29, 2013, 02:39:29 pm
Sound good.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 29, 2013, 03:06:59 pm
Great!

I'll only be able to say for sure at the last minute.  I get back to y'all.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 29, 2013, 04:14:20 pm
Also post if you will be doing anything this weekend, Troy wants to know, his bike will be back from Dux  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kaboef on April 29, 2013, 04:44:35 pm
I might be in.
Will be packing heat and a bad attitude.
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on April 29, 2013, 04:52:46 pm
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXqDk6NLpkw18m0v8cTpapBsGiNjLLg9Sp31a7J_HCGiTn0W98)

Me too
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on April 29, 2013, 05:09:29 pm
Unfortunately not around on Wednesday, but next time!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Etienne2T on April 29, 2013, 07:13:55 pm
Let's see. There's all sorts of family pressures on at the moment as the M-I-L ails, but if it's appropriate for me to ride on Wednesday (for the birdy tells me it's another public holiday) would a bunch of you be interested?

Yes please..I neeeeeed youuuu
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Etienne2T on April 29, 2013, 07:14:45 pm
John...as long as I don't have to ride around in trees and scratch my brand new bike and have the radiators stuck full of holes :D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on April 29, 2013, 07:23:11 pm
John...as long as I don't have to ride around in trees and scratch my brand new bike and have the radiators stuck full of holes :D

LOL - Atlantis 7am
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 29, 2013, 08:20:00 pm
John...as long as I don't have to ride around in trees and scratch my brand new bike and have the radiators stuck full of holes :D

What are you worried about your bike in the bushes for?  You fall both you and your bike fuktup quite well even when there's no bushes.  :imaposer:

Go ride Atlantis at a million miles an hour!  I like it slow and in the bush.

I've ridden quite a lot in the quarry, as you know.  I've never seen a damaged radiator there and the scratches on the plastic parts are nothing much.  I've broken a spoke and I've made a few scratches through falling but that's it.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on April 29, 2013, 09:11:41 pm
John...as long as I don't have to ride around in trees and scratch my brand new bike and have the radiators stuck full of holes :D

LOL - Atlantis 7am

Hmmm, now there's an idea!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on April 29, 2013, 10:44:51 pm
John...as long as I don't have to ride around in trees and scratch my brand new bike and have the radiators stuck full of holes :D

LOL - Atlantis 7am

Hmmm, now there's an idea!
Actually, it's a bloody fantastic idea! I'm going - who's keen?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on April 29, 2013, 10:58:13 pm
(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/5ba/e32/55b/resized/i-am-ok-meme-generator-hmm-i-am-ok-with-this-c95c32.png?1329006496.jpg)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on April 30, 2013, 04:36:18 pm
I'm probably not going to be able to get away tomorrow.  We'll see what the weekend brings, although I should be prepping my bike for the EC Bash.  There's a lot to be done.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on April 30, 2013, 07:20:47 pm
I'm still in. Awesome idea to get lost without John's guidance. Who is game 9 am richwood
 total?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on April 30, 2013, 07:47:38 pm
John...as long as I don't have to ride around in trees and scratch my brand new bike and have the radiators stuck full of holes :D

I've never seen a damaged radiator there

Wish I could say the same  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on May 01, 2013, 05:46:31 am
Sleeping in due to lack of interest.....   Oh, and a hangover....   :bueller: :bueller: :bueller: :bueller:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on May 01, 2013, 08:54:57 am
Sorry, but I got a week's worth of work to do before Friday. Might take a quick thrash around Burgundy Estate for a few minutes but no quarry for me today.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 02, 2013, 10:27:23 pm
Thrash around Burgundy..  that is slim pickings.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 03, 2013, 03:20:21 pm
Anything planned for tomorrow  :sip: Troy is sick and his 230 is looking at me.. saying 'ride me'  :imaposer: maybe a little mud??
Title: Re:
Post by: adv on May 05, 2013, 08:16:13 pm
You guys ride?

Sent from my A501 using Tapatalk HD
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on May 05, 2013, 10:43:08 pm
No quarry today, and I'll be away for the next 2 weekends.  Then I hope that we'll be able to return in sufficient numbers to scare away the footpads.  That'll be the 26th, if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 08, 2013, 04:29:54 pm
Dammit, I was looking forward to a quarry ride this weekend.. hurry back John
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on May 08, 2013, 06:01:07 pm
No reason we can't go without Crossed-Up.... as long as we're a few enough to scare any potential muggers away and don't mind getting lost / doing the same tracks over a few times.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on May 08, 2013, 06:03:53 pm
Go for it!  There's no better way to learn your way around. If you can flatten a miscreant at the same time - good!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on May 08, 2013, 07:11:15 pm
No reason we can't go without Crossed-Up.... as long as we're a few enough to scare any potential muggers away and don't mind getting lost / doing the same tracks over a few times.

I have to go this weekend.  I'm in!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on May 08, 2013, 07:23:05 pm
What time are you reprobates thinking of going?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on May 08, 2013, 07:29:30 pm
Between 8 or 9 for me, till I run out of juice  :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Hend3ik on May 08, 2013, 08:21:06 pm
Would like to join this weekend, let me know when you alls are going!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 09, 2013, 12:05:02 am
I'm keen.. Troy is at his mom this weekend, I am gonna steal his 230 and take it for a spin  :imaposer:

Richwood garage 9am ?? Sat 11th

Unless people are feeling peppy and want to ride at 7am, I have a poker evening on Friday evening so I may be a bit fragile on Sat morning.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on May 09, 2013, 06:09:38 am
Sat or Sun is good with me, but would prefer Sun.  9am Richwood it is  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on May 09, 2013, 07:07:43 am
I definitely can't ride Saturday as I have school.

But don't change it to Sunday for me, as I am still undecided...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on May 09, 2013, 07:20:24 am
Sunday suits me better. 09h00 Richwood.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kaboef on May 09, 2013, 08:20:17 am
Sunday is Mother's day.
No riding for me. Just making breakfast, changing nappies and generally being chivalrous.
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 09, 2013, 03:04:27 pm
Sunday 9am it is.

Put your names down so we know who to expect

1) Fuzzy Muzzy
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on May 09, 2013, 03:28:35 pm
Sunday 9am it is.

Put your names down so we know who to expect

1) Fuzzy Muzzy
2) katana

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on May 09, 2013, 03:56:47 pm
Sunday 9am it is.

Put your names down so we know who to expect

1) Fuzzy Muzzy
2) katana
3) Dogmatix
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Hend3ik on May 09, 2013, 05:53:57 pm
Sorry guys... Sunday is a BIG no no for me....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 10, 2013, 10:18:18 am
No worries.. maybe next Sat  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on May 10, 2013, 11:27:33 am
What interest is there for Saturday.  Hell, it wouldn't take too much twisting to do both days...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 10, 2013, 07:48:41 pm
I could do tomorrow morning.. scrach that.. I have to go to Paarl tomorrow morning, maybe for a spell in the afternooon if there are any takers.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on May 11, 2013, 09:38:52 am
Tomorrow it is 9am Richwood garage.  For those with lighter DS bikes that haven't done this yet, come try it   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on May 11, 2013, 12:05:49 pm
You can also do it with a not so light ds bike :P

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on May 11, 2013, 01:51:56 pm
Pop by The Barrel track when you're done, we gonna put in a few laps there with the family.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DGY-Dickens on May 11, 2013, 02:15:57 pm
Just a quick question,

Are most poeple going wih plastic or DS bikes?

And... Where is the Richwood garage?

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on May 11, 2013, 02:22:44 pm
Haha light DS bikes so picking up isn't so hard! :P

If I'm there, I'm there; if not, then don't wait.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on May 11, 2013, 02:39:11 pm
Just a quick question,

Are most poeple going wih plastic or DS bikes?

And... Where is the Richwood garage?



Most people who come with us normally use DS bikes. Plastics are welcome but get a little bored at our pace usually.

It's the Caltex sorry, Total on the main road between Bothasig and the Tygerberg Hills Rd that runs behind the hills into Durbanville. Richwood is a small suburb with one garage - Google Maps is your friend.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 11, 2013, 03:38:10 pm
Haha light DS bikes so picking up isn't so hard! :P

If I'm there, I'm there; if not, then don't wait.

Don't be like that.. just come along.

9 bells.. see you there  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on May 11, 2013, 05:56:41 pm
Riding buddies, the youngest one looking very happy with her 230  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DGY-Dickens on May 11, 2013, 06:12:46 pm
Just a quick question,

Are most poeple going wih plastic or DS bikes?

And... Where is the Richwood garage?



Most people who come with us normally use DS bikes. Plastics are welcome but get a little bored at our pace usually.

It's the Caltex sorry, Total on the main road between Bothasig and the Tygerberg Hills Rd that runs behind the hills into Durbanville. Richwood is a small suburb with one garage - Google Maps is your friend.

ek wil kom maar nie as ek die enigste een is met 'n DS bike nie.

My agter tyre is so te se klaar so ek gaan bietjie sukkel.
Mind you, ek het 'n mooi vrou en ry 'n XT 660. Ek kan seker maar vir 'n slag i bietjie sukkel.

As alles goed gaan, kyk uit vir die blou monster sal jull dalk join, solank ek ni die enigste DS bike is nie
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 11, 2013, 08:19:08 pm
Nothing wrong with an XT660 for the quarry

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on May 11, 2013, 10:12:34 pm
Considdering i ride a 30 yo 550 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 12, 2013, 05:57:18 pm
Lekker ride, thanks chaps. Some of those sections were really tight, I will have hand guards on the 230 by next time that is for sure, the fingers got smacked a few times. That 230 is perfect for the quarry.. I hardly worked up a sweat.

I will be back at the quarry on Sat 25th with Troy.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on May 12, 2013, 05:58:29 pm
Thanks guys. That was lekker! Nice pace and a pretty quiet quarry area... except for the chap with the chainsaw  :o :o  Would not have been pretty if he had wanted to cause a little nonsense but it looked like he was just collecting some wood.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on May 12, 2013, 06:01:28 pm
Thanks guys. That was lekker! Nice pace and a pretty quiet quarry area... except for the chap with the chainsaw  :o :o  Would not have been pretty if he had wanted to cause a little nonsense but it looked like he was just collecting some wood.

Have seen the guy with the chainsaw there a number of times before, he even moved some of the wood he had cut out of the path for us as well.

Not one of the four guys who approached us, I would have recognized him.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 12, 2013, 06:34:55 pm
yeah, the woodcutters were harmless, they got a bigger fright to see us than we did to see them, they greeted and were friendly.

I was quite surprised when Andrew turned right to go out taking us past the squatter camp but besides 2 curious dogs and a few kids wanting Hi5's it was without any drama. It was a pretty nice ride. Everytime we stopped I scouted the immediate area and there was nobody around. As long as I keep on experiencing the quarry like this I will keep on going back for as long as possible.

THe key to doing quarry rides is going to be relatively larger groups.

Where are you riding with the kid now Garfield? don't keep the nice places a secret, I am always looking for places to take Troy.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on May 12, 2013, 07:01:35 pm
I didn't mean to go anywhere near the squatter camp but suddenly there it was and Dickens kept going so I followed. Best to stay away from any people if possible
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 12, 2013, 07:09:36 pm
Tony stop reading the thread and come ride  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on May 12, 2013, 07:30:59 pm
Tony stop reading the thread and come ride  :laughing4:

 :laughing4:
I'm scared of the panga wielding madmen, and I'm not talking about John  ;D
Also, Jonah was born on Sunday, so I'm feeling particularly proud of my 3 boys. Don't need any low-life scum taking my head off for a hundred bucks and my cellphone.
Atlantis, baby, ATLANTIS!!
Call me any time, and I'll be keen!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 12, 2013, 08:00:46 pm
EIH DUDE CONGRATULATIONS  :3some: I was wondering why poker evening was taking so long, give your wife my best.

I am taking delivery of my CRF450X next week and very keen to put her through her paces, it will be stripped and serviced, so next Atlantis ride is going to be Sat 24th. I will start a thread on it

Muz
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on May 12, 2013, 08:06:44 pm
You mean Saturday the 25th?
Please put my name down
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on May 12, 2013, 10:11:35 pm
Ill see how things look. I might even be on the XR then  >:D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on May 13, 2013, 07:48:58 am
I also had an awesome ride in and around the quarry yesterday morning.  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Hatchet on May 17, 2013, 12:09:05 pm
anyone going sunday morning?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 17, 2013, 12:55:09 pm
I will be there next Sun 26th
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on May 17, 2013, 03:01:07 pm
I'm keen for Sunday morning
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Hatchet on May 18, 2013, 08:24:18 am
I'm keen for Sunday morning
What time? Meet at zone7?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on May 18, 2013, 04:31:18 pm
9am?

Do you know the tracks there, because I would probably get us lost.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Hatchet on May 18, 2013, 05:08:55 pm
Cool, see u there. I know the tracks ok by now.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on May 18, 2013, 07:54:29 pm
Anybody else keen for a ride tomorrow?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: superfoxi on May 18, 2013, 08:34:31 pm
Yes! Going to ride Atlantis!  :snorting:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Hatchet on May 19, 2013, 06:19:18 pm
Robski i waited until 15 min past and then i went on my own. There must have been a super hot blond in your bed with no morning breath keeping you captive!!!!


Think i might have found some more places to play up along the rail way away from the tsotsis
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on May 20, 2013, 09:36:20 am
Robski i waited until 15 min past and then i went on my own. There must have been a super hot blond in your bed with no morning breath keeping you captive!!!!


Think i might have found some more places to play up along the rail way away from the tsotsis

Haha, yes. That is pretty much what happened. That and a sick daughter. Sorry about that. Hope you had fun, i'm sad I missed out.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Hatchet on May 20, 2013, 10:03:42 am
Robski i waited until 15 min past and then i went on my own. There must have been a super hot blond in your bed with no morning breath keeping you captive!!!!


Think i might have found some more places to play up along the rail way away from the tsotsis

Haha, yes. That is pretty much what happened. That and a sick daughter. Sorry about that. Hope you had fun, i'm sad I missed out.

no worries bud. know what thats like.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 30, 2013, 11:53:36 am
Anyone for a possible spin on Sun going on the alternative ride rather.

Where is Crossed-up..  ???
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on May 30, 2013, 01:01:42 pm
Crossed-up is stressed-out.  He's teaching next week.  He intends re-visiting the quarry on Sunday 9 June.  You may use ink to write that in your diary.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on May 30, 2013, 01:06:59 pm
Crossed-up is stressed-out.  He's teaching next week.  He intends re-visiting the quarry on Sunday 9 June.  You may use ink to write that in your diary.

That sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on May 30, 2013, 01:21:48 pm
Poor Crossed-Up!

See you then  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 30, 2013, 03:49:11 pm
Crossed-up is stressed-out.  He's teaching next week.  He intends re-visiting the quarry on Sunday 9 June.  You may use ink to write that in your diary.

Come to the quarry for a good destressing ride.. myself and Troy will be available next weekend, it will have to be a shortish ride in the morning because he is in the middle of exams but we will be going out for a dash.. also seeing as I have my new bike I am willing to ride at every opportunity, this bike has awesome grin factor.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on May 30, 2013, 09:44:50 pm
Crossed-up is stressed-out.  He's teaching next week.  He intends re-visiting the quarry on Sunday 9 June.  You may use ink to write that in your diary.

There ;P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on May 31, 2013, 09:34:32 am
I will be looking to ride sometime this weekend, perhaps my son can come with too.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Etienne2T on May 31, 2013, 09:39:16 am
HELLO MOTORCYCLE PEOPLE

Is anyone riding here tomorrow for sure? I want to come ride, but don't want to go alone and get sacrificed.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on May 31, 2013, 10:38:43 am
"...awesome playpen, but please be vigilant..."

Did I miss something?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 31, 2013, 10:40:12 am
HELLO MOTORCYCLE PEOPLE

Is anyone riding here tomorrow for sure? I want to come ride, but don't want to go alone and get sacrificed.

not tomorrow for me, but with the alternative route ride being cancelled I may go on Sunday.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 31, 2013, 10:40:37 am
"...awesome playpen, but please be vigilant..."

Did I miss something?

yes pages 20 - 40  :deal:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 01, 2013, 12:37:49 pm
Sunday mud play? I am going. Tsotsies will be hiding indoors.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on June 01, 2013, 12:59:27 pm
Garfield & family also going tomorrow.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 01, 2013, 01:25:05 pm
What hardcore people you all are! :P

I will be curled up indoors with a blanket and not on a motorbike.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 01, 2013, 02:00:41 pm
You'd be surprised how nice it is to ride the quarry in the rain.  Strictly low speed stuff and you're working hard enough to stay warm.   It's the trek on the freeway that's life-threatening.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 01, 2013, 02:10:20 pm
I'm sure it is. Maybe summer rain, but driving cold winter rain does not appeal to me!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 01, 2013, 02:25:13 pm
Live a little Lee.  Imagine how extra nice it will be under that blanket after.  This will be another kind of technical, but after it is bath with a book time  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on June 01, 2013, 02:34:09 pm
What time are proceedings? There's a small chance I may join.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 01, 2013, 02:56:47 pm
I guess it depends on the morning mood...

You boys are a bad influence. Bad I tell you!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 01, 2013, 05:26:45 pm
Earliest 930 @ Richwood. I'll be there.

Edit:  If it is raining, I might chicken out.  I'll check and update tomorrow at sparrows fart.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 02, 2013, 07:09:12 am
I am up and going to get ready.  

Chickening out.  Hells bells there is a hell of a lot of water out there.  Sorry guys and gals.  Next weekend, even if I have to wear flotation wings  ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on June 02, 2013, 09:09:26 am
I am up and going to get ready. 

Chickening out.  Hells bells there is a hell of a lot of water out there.  Sorry guys and gals.  Next weekend, even if I have to wear flotation wings  ;)

LOL... it's the thought that counts :-) Your chain and sprocket will thank you later ;-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 02, 2013, 09:32:31 am
Ja nee kyk. Driving into town this morning I came to the conclusion that biking weather this is not.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 02, 2013, 10:23:29 am
These are the finest conditions there are for riding the bush, there is a bit of everything out there. Just need to prep the goggles correctly  ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 02, 2013, 12:40:02 pm
That would be rubbing saliva inside the glass? :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on June 02, 2013, 02:32:54 pm
Just back, had an awesome ride, lots of water in the quarry, will post a photo or two later  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 02, 2013, 02:42:03 pm
Just back, had an awesome ride, lots of water in the quarry, will post a photo or two later  :thumleft:

Jy is fooken hardcore hoor!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 02, 2013, 02:46:39 pm
...jy het nie dalk daai maane van Vrydag op hulle KTM's raak gery nie?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 02, 2013, 03:31:03 pm
Just back, had an awesome ride, lots of water in the quarry, will post a photo or two later  :thumleft:

I'm so jealous.  It must have been cold -but great.  Even in a few weeks many of the smaller paths start to close up, so every bush you brush against gives you a shower.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on June 02, 2013, 04:16:49 pm
Photos not great, not too easy keeping a camera lens dry today  :biggrin:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on June 02, 2013, 04:25:27 pm
Hectic stuff Kobus, did you take your flippers and goggles as well :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 02, 2013, 04:26:23 pm
I was waiting waiting for an invite..  :dousing:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on June 02, 2013, 04:29:04 pm
Hectic stuff Kobus, did you take your flippers and goggles as well :-)

 :imaposer: have not seen so much water there in a long time, need to spend extra time on chains and sprockets this week.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on June 02, 2013, 04:31:22 pm
I was waiting waiting for an invite..  :dousing:

Sorry Muz, not really our style I guess, we just go and ride.

Having said that, this morning we almost decided not to go, and then at some point just decided we need to get out of the house for a bit, now we have wet gear hanging all over the place  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 02, 2013, 04:34:35 pm
You were brave to tackle that puddle.  It's notoriously snotty, and deeper than one expects, and there's often a dead branch or two lurking on the bottom!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 02, 2013, 04:38:29 pm
No worries.. everyone else seemed to pull out and I was not keen to go alone but I just got my bike back from Dux who did some work on the suspension so I was velly velly keen to go spray some mud... A braai and MotoGP would just have to do.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on June 02, 2013, 04:39:10 pm
You were brave to tackle that puddle.  It's notoriously snotty, and deeper than one expects, and there's often a dead branch or two lurking on the bottom!

I do not like that puddle much, walked it first today, on track going through and one track going back, and still it almost got me  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on June 02, 2013, 05:18:41 pm
A few snaps from the GoPro footage.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 02, 2013, 05:21:12 pm
that looks like loads of fun  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 02, 2013, 05:31:47 pm
I can kick myself now.  Please tell me it was really really cold...   :-[
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on June 02, 2013, 05:37:16 pm
I can kick myself now.  Please tell me it was really really cold...   :-[

No, it would be wrong to lie  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 02, 2013, 05:40:46 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 02, 2013, 05:42:01 pm
I can kick myself now.  Please tell me it was really really cold...   :-[

ba ha, myself are kicking myself

next weekend  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Garfield on June 02, 2013, 05:56:42 pm
...jy het nie dalk daai maane van Vrydag op hulle KTM's raak gery nie?

Om een of ander rede, kan nie se hoekom nie, dalk het mense gedink die weer is sleg, was daar geen ander bikes in die quarry nie, nie eers spore nie  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 03, 2013, 03:52:08 pm
Now you are just rubbing it in.. the reason why I did'nt go was because with your last posts you have put the fear of God into me riding in the quarry alone so I was trying to get a group together.. pfff.. Saturday awaits.  :snorting:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 03, 2013, 04:33:37 pm
I'll be there Sunday, come hell or high water.   :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 03, 2013, 05:20:05 pm
I'll be there on Sunday if it can be 09h30? So keen to ride again!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 03, 2013, 06:04:54 pm
Of course I was hoping for 6:30 ::), but why not?   :thumleft:

9:30 at Richwood it will be.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 03, 2013, 07:40:18 pm
Yay! See you then :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 04, 2013, 12:12:25 pm
Of course I was hoping for 6:30 ::), but why not?   :thumleft:

9:30 at Richwood it will be.

whoo hoo.. Sunday, lekker, this gives me something to look forward to.

Ba ha John, 6:30? nice one, bring the winter woolies and a flask of coffee. I can meet you a bit earlier if you want by the Morningstar turnoff at say 8 bells, we can go back at 9:30 and pick up the rest.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 04, 2013, 12:15:21 pm
Where to ride? Where to ride?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 04, 2013, 05:10:30 pm
We have the whole day.  9:30 will be fine.  It is winter, after all.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 04, 2013, 05:22:37 pm
Yay! I can't wait :-) Going to be awesome.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 05, 2013, 10:11:50 am
Anyone feeling sick or have tooth ache and need to go home early this afternoon. I am sick and I have tooth ache, but I am 100% confident that a splash around in the mud will cure both my ailments  ;) 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 05, 2013, 10:54:17 am
Where to ride? Where to ride?

ya ya.. I will bring my camera.

Rough Rider, sorry man, I am busy today but the weather is awesome for a ride  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 05, 2013, 11:08:39 am
Anyone feeling sick or have tooth ache and need to go home early this afternoon. I am sick and I have tooth ache, but I am 100% confident that a splash around in the mud will cure both my ailments  ;) 

I wish!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on June 05, 2013, 11:34:40 am
I think I'll be joining you guys on Sunday  :thumleft:

Just a question for those in the know; is it possible to park at the Big Barrel and ride offroad all the way to the quarry? I took a spin down the track under the pylons the other day but never took notice of where it went further down the hill.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on June 05, 2013, 11:39:09 am
I think I'll be joining you guys on Sunday  :thumleft:

Just a question for those in the know; is it possible to park at the Big Barrel and ride offroad all the way to the quarry? I took a spin down the track under the pylons the other day but never took notice of where it went further down the hill.

Doable. BUT VERY WET.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 05, 2013, 11:48:57 am
I think I'll be joining you guys on Sunday  :thumleft:

Just a question for those in the know; is it possible to park at the Big Barrel and ride offroad all the way to the quarry? I took a spin down the track under the pylons the other day but never took notice of where it went further down the hill.

I don't know, Buff.  There is a tunnel under the off-ramp from the N7 to allow one to get to the tunnel under the N7 itself.  Then you need to get out of the farm through the electric sliding gate near the barriers across the unfinished road.  I suspect it is auto-opening from the inside, but I don't know.  I did try to watch once but had to move on when I noticed some guys moving over in my direction.

Here's a GE track of what I mean.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32814638/BuffMuzzy.kml
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 05, 2013, 11:50:48 am
If there's a few of us it might be worth checking out on Sunday.  But that's a classy farm right next to DuNoon etc so I expect they don't take prisoners.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 05, 2013, 11:57:24 am
You know me; I'll just plod along with whatever the group is doing!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on June 05, 2013, 12:02:28 pm
Thanks, that certainly looks do-able... with a bit of motivation  ;)

Anyone want to meet at the Barrel at 9am and give it a bash? I'll be on the 450 which is roadworthy so hitting the tar if we don't come right won't be an issue for me.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 05, 2013, 12:09:16 pm
Thanks, that certainly looks do-able... with a bit of motivation  ;)

Anyone want to meet at the Barrel at 9am and give it a bash? I'll be on the 450 which is roadworthy so hitting the tar if we don't come right won't be an issue for me.

As long as you're back at the garage for 09h30!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 05, 2013, 12:35:58 pm
I think I'll be joining you guys on Sunday  :thumleft:

Just a question for those in the know; is it possible to park at the Big Barrel and ride offroad all the way to the quarry? I took a spin down the track under the pylons the other day but never took notice of where it went further down the hill.

You will be better starting off in Table View, there are plenty of places to leave your trailer. I am hoping to ride too and can show you the way.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on June 05, 2013, 02:40:39 pm
I think I'll be joining you guys on Sunday  :thumleft:

Just a question for those in the know; is it possible to park at the Big Barrel and ride offroad all the way to the quarry? I took a spin down the track under the pylons the other day but never took notice of where it went further down the hill.

You will be better starting off in Table View, there are plenty of places to leave your trailer. I am hoping to ride too and can show you the way.

Thanks Dave, I'll let you know closer to the time. There's an outside chance I might be going riding in De Doorns for the weekend but the stars need to line up for that to happen ;-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 05, 2013, 02:51:14 pm
I think I'll be joining you guys on Sunday  :thumleft:

Just a question for those in the know; is it possible to park at the Big Barrel and ride offroad all the way to the quarry? I took a spin down the track under the pylons the other day but never took notice of where it went further down the hill.

You will be better starting off in Table View, there are plenty of places to leave your trailer. I am hoping to ride too and can show you the way.

Where about? I am not road legal so keen to check out new ways to get in.. I may bring Troy as well.. riding from Richwood Garage to the quarry via contermanskloof on a Sun morning is generally quiet enough... but if there is a better trailer way in from Tableview I would'nt mind checking it out

Buff, we can check out the route from Richwood garage to Quarry on Sat if you want

Muz
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 05, 2013, 02:55:34 pm
Where to ride? Where to ride?

ya ya.. I will bring my camera.


Why?

Ornithologist?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 05, 2013, 02:57:10 pm
I think I'll be joining you guys on Sunday  :thumleft:

Just a question for those in the know; is it possible to park at the Big Barrel and ride offroad all the way to the quarry? I took a spin down the track under the pylons the other day but never took notice of where it went further down the hill.

You will be better starting off in Table View, there are plenty of places to leave your trailer. I am hoping to ride too and can show you the way.

Where about? I am not road legal so keen to check out new ways to get in.. I may bring Troy as well.. riding from Richwood Garage to the quarry via contermanskloof on a Sun morning is generally quiet enough... but if there is a better trailer way in from Tableview I would'nt mind checking it out

Buff, we can check out the route from Richwood garage to Quarry on Sat if you want

Muz

Probably the best place to park a trailer is at the new Parklands College campus near the new Virgin Active Gym.  

The ride from there to the quarry is better than the quarry itself.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 05, 2013, 03:02:46 pm
Sounds like a plan, I'm keen, I am not sure if I have Troy this weekend, he is supposed to be with his mom but I may be able to grab him on Sun for a jaunt.. last time I went from the quarry to Tableview I was riding with SACK and I was on my Transalp, to say I shat off is an understatement

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 05, 2013, 03:05:02 pm
Sounds like a plan, I'm keen, I am not sure if I have Troy this weekend, he is supposed to be with his mom but I may be able to grab him on Sun for a jaunt.. last time I went from the quarry to Tableview I was riding with SACK and I was on my Transalp, to say I shat off is an understatement



Yeah if you take the wrong route it will not be easy on a Transalp; but if you take the right route you can almost do it on a Fireblade  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 05, 2013, 03:12:07 pm
Ooh what is this other route?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 05, 2013, 03:14:54 pm
Tableview to Quarry, or Parklands to Quarry
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 05, 2013, 03:46:01 pm
Ooh what is this other route?

There are half a dozen different routes, perhaps even more.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 05, 2013, 03:51:39 pm
This is one of my favorites from Parklands College; this one is not really doable on a Fireblade  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 05, 2013, 03:54:10 pm
Ooooooooooh
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 05, 2013, 03:57:13 pm
PM sent.. let me know what plans you have, I am keen to rather ride from Table View, it means I don't have to ride on the road with the lad which always makes me cringe, I really don;t like doing it even on a Sunday.

Once I have a GPS track or 2 from there I will use those routes to get to the quarry rather.. I have been from Parklands to the bottom of Potsdam rd a few times, also a easy route, mainly footpaths.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 05, 2013, 04:03:08 pm
PM sent.. let me know what plans you have, I am keen to rather ride from Table View, it means I don't have to ride on the road with the lad which always makes me cringe, I really don;t like doing it even on a Sunday.

Once I have a GPS track or 2 from there I will use those routes to get to the quarry rather.. I have been from Parklands to the bottom of Potsdam rd a few times, also a easy route, mainly footpaths.

No problem, I live in Table View and just ride straight from home. I also do not like my lad riding on the road and fully understand where you are coming from.

I really am not joking there are literally a dozen different routes you can take, some are quite tough and others are really very easy.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 05, 2013, 04:06:30 pm
Is this on Saturday or Sunday?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on June 05, 2013, 09:29:09 pm
Sounds like a plan, I'm keen, I am not sure if I have Troy this weekend, he is supposed to be with his mom but I may be able to grab him on Sun for a jaunt.. last time I went from the quarry to Tableview I was riding with SACK and I was on my Transalp, to say I shat off is an understatement



This first time I went to the quarry with you was on the dakar about 2 years ago and never again, maybe its time to take the crf250 but still a total noob on it. Let me know where you leaving from.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 05, 2013, 09:44:25 pm
Is this on Saturday or Sunday?

Plan A for me.  9h30 Richwood, Sunday.  All welcome.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 05, 2013, 11:02:59 pm
See you there Crossed-Up.

I can't wait! Although nervous for the mud; it's a little different from the summer sand!

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 06, 2013, 08:54:14 am
Hectic ride there Garfield ! :o Well done to you and the ladies  :thumleft: :thumleft:, it was raining cats and dogs and even cows on Sunday !

I'm in for Sunday , see you Crossed -Up and Miss M 9h30 at Richwood .  Would also like to ride on Saturday if anyone is keen.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 06, 2013, 09:29:18 am
Hectic ride there Garfield ! :o Well done to you and the ladies  :thumleft: :thumleft:, it was raining cats and dogs and even cows on Sunday !

I'm in for Sunday , see you Crossed -Up and Miss M 9h30 at Richwood .  Would also like to ride on Saturday if anyone is keen.

Hello Rynet, nice to see you again. I also have not ridden for ages and really need to get rid of some cobwebs this weekend, but I will leave from TV.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 06, 2013, 09:36:14 am
Hectic ride there Garfield ! :o Well done to you and the ladies  :thumleft: :thumleft:, it was raining cats and dogs and even cows on Sunday !

I'm in for Sunday , see you Crossed -Up and Miss M 9h30 at Richwood .  Would also like to ride on Saturday if anyone is keen.

Hello Rynet, nice to see you again. I also have not ridden for ages and really need to get rid of some cobwebs this weekend, but I will leave from TV.

Cool , so you can get some fast paced riding in before you come riding with us slow coaches . :biggrin: :biggrin: I will try to not fall this time .  :imaposer:  See you Sunday . :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 06, 2013, 09:39:56 am
Hectic ride there Garfield ! :o Well done to you and the ladies  :thumleft: :thumleft:, it was raining cats and dogs and even cows on Sunday !

I'm in for Sunday , see you Crossed -Up and Miss M 9h30 at Richwood .  Would also like to ride on Saturday if anyone is keen.

Hello Rynet, nice to see you again. I also have not ridden for ages and really need to get rid of some cobwebs this weekend, but I will leave from TV.

Cool , so you can get some fast paced riding in before you come riding with us slow coaches . :biggrin: :biggrin: I will try to not fall this time .  :imaposer:  See you Sunday . :thumleft:

The speed depends on the bike I bring  :biggrin:
My lad is also keen but will have to get his mom to agree as it is her weekend.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 06, 2013, 09:40:58 am
Decision made.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 06, 2013, 09:45:53 am
Decision made.

 :thumleft:

Going to let us in on the secret, then?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 06, 2013, 10:10:58 am
Decision made.

Hold on... let me call the newspapers for a quick press conference.  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on June 06, 2013, 10:14:35 am
where is gfield?  :patch:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JC on June 06, 2013, 10:19:16 am
where is gfield?  :patch:

Sutherland  :pot:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 06, 2013, 12:31:33 pm
Hectic ride there Garfield ! :o Well done to you and the ladies  :thumleft: :thumleft:, it was raining cats and dogs and even cows on Sunday !

I'm in for Sunday , see you Crossed -Up and Miss M 9h30 at Richwood .  Would also like to ride on Saturday if anyone is keen.

Hello Rynet, nice to see you again. I also have not ridden for ages and really need to get rid of some cobwebs this weekend, but I will leave from TV.

Cool , so you can get some fast paced riding in before you come riding with us slow coaches . :biggrin: :biggrin: I will try to not fall this time .  :imaposer:  See you Sunday . :thumleft:

The speed depends on the bike I bring  :biggrin:
My lad is also keen but will have to get his mom to agree as it is her weekend.
I was wondering which of your 5 bikes you would bring .  :imaposer: I guess we will have to wait and see. Hope you do bring the lad , at least the rest of us can then keep up with you.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 06, 2013, 12:37:51 pm
Decision made.

Great you are coming Grrr it will be lovely to see you again , and your bike too.  :thumleft: I have suddenly developed quite a fondness for Honda's . ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 06, 2013, 04:03:59 pm
Broooah..  :drif: loving the double zorst

Grrr said he had made a decision, that means there is a 3% chance he will be there, don't get too excited.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on June 06, 2013, 04:19:06 pm
Sorry guys, I'm not going to make it, the stars have aligned and I'm off to do a ride in De Doorns  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Gemstar on June 06, 2013, 05:10:41 pm
hi all,

Am new to the site and new to the adventure bike riding. although been riding a dirtbike for a couple of years. But its time to transfer those skils to a bigegr heavier bike.

I take you guys are chatting about riding in Parklands bush? Woudl luv to join but am off to the enduro as a spectator this weekend, so maybe join you guys for the next ride.

George
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 06, 2013, 05:14:10 pm
The quarry is actually off the N7 opposite the enduro track there.

Keep an eye here, and definitely come and join!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Etienne2T on June 06, 2013, 07:17:35 pm
Anyone riding on Saturday?

Keen to finally ride again bike is way to cleannn
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/50ac7f26659fa1ad4ecc3abd6f9f52a6/tumblr_mnmdrhR2X71s7sogno1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 06, 2013, 07:46:04 pm
For you, I'm tempted.  But I have other things I have to do on Saturday.  What's wrong with Sunday?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Etienne2T on June 06, 2013, 07:47:27 pm
For you, I'm tempted.  But I have other things I have to do on Saturday.  What's wrong with Sunday?

I haven't had a real ride since my accident in January and have been away for months on work now, have limited time here and realllllly want to ride :) I'll ride atlantis on sat, and then this on Sunday? If you promise me I wont get sticks in my radiators :p
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 06, 2013, 08:00:56 pm
If you can just stay out of the bushes and on the track, I'll only take you on relatively stick-free trails.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 07, 2013, 09:41:08 am
For you, I'm tempted.  But I have other things I have to do on Saturday.  What's wrong with Sunday?

I haven't had a real ride since my accident in January and have been away for months on work now, have limited time here and realllllly want to ride :) I'll ride atlantis on sat, and then this on Sunday? If you promise me I wont get sticks in my radiators :p

What type of ride you planning for Atlantis, I might be keen on that.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Etienne2T on June 07, 2013, 09:59:38 am
For you, I'm tempted.  But I have other things I have to do on Saturday.  What's wrong with Sunday?

I haven't had a real ride since my accident in January and have been away for months on work now, have limited time here and realllllly want to ride :) I'll ride atlantis on sat, and then this on Sunday? If you promise me I wont get sticks in my radiators :p

What type of ride you planning for Atlantis, I might be keen on that.

Nothing fancy I can't take high impact yet, so just play around in dunes, do some dune jumping etc. freeride type stuff :) Join meeee
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 07, 2013, 04:11:54 pm
Testing the waters  :pot: for a Saturday ride.  Anyone?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on June 07, 2013, 06:05:11 pm
Sunday am is looking green.......... Kawasaki green!!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 07, 2013, 09:51:55 pm
Sunday am is looking green.......... Kawasaki green!!

Cool!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 08, 2013, 07:33:31 pm
Is this ride still on for tomorrow?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 08, 2013, 07:50:21 pm
It better be :ricky: me and Rynet went today. It was awesome. The wet sand and the dams was fun. Tomorrow again!!!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 08, 2013, 07:58:07 pm
What time will you be at the Quarry?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 08, 2013, 08:16:39 pm
What time will you be at the Quarry?

It's a secret , only people who read the thread will know.......... :pot: :imaposer:

ps 09h30 at Richwood garage. ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 08, 2013, 08:23:33 pm
Katana and I had a great time today , we increased the technical level of the sand tracks at the back for the ride tomorrow.   :peepwall: :pot:

And we had some fun in the mud .  :ricky:

See you all tomorrow  !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 08, 2013, 08:28:46 pm
I will meet you somewhere in the quarry at 10 then  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 08, 2013, 08:32:37 pm
I will meet you somewhere in the quarry at 10 then  ;D

Cool, see you there . :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 08, 2013, 08:33:08 pm
Oorrrr. Coffee at Richwood at 9:00  :3some:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on June 08, 2013, 08:40:13 pm
hrmmmmm
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 08, 2013, 09:47:12 pm
hrmmmmm

Is the sound of a vacillation, Mr Commitment!  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on June 08, 2013, 11:00:18 pm
hrmmmmm

Is the sound of a vacillation, Mr Commitment!  :imaposer:

not sure which one to ride ...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on June 09, 2013, 07:00:47 am
Anyone going later, in the afterrnoon? Haven't even ridden the crf yet  :'(  would like to get a little dirty  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 09, 2013, 07:24:38 am
We'll probably be finished by about lunchtime.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 09, 2013, 07:27:55 am
 :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kreef on June 09, 2013, 07:35:30 am
Will also be there
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 09, 2013, 08:20:41 am
Waar is DGY?   :patch:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 09, 2013, 02:27:32 pm
Thanks all!

Renette, Leigh, Lucas, Andrew, Murray, Dave & son, Nico, and Gerard.

Great ride.  I hope the "tigers" weren't too bored and the slower guys still enjoyed themselves.

Next time someone else should lead.  All the time I was acutely aware of enjoying the pleasure of riding the "unbroken" track.

The beer at the Barrell never tasted better.

Afterwards I went back and scouted a new track or two.  Got home around 2 completely satisfied.

Thanks everyone - it was pure lekker fun.   :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 09, 2013, 02:30:26 pm
Oh, and a big raspberry to the young lad who couldn't get out of bed!  Before you know it there will be nowhere to ride, petrol will be unobtainable and you will be too busy feeding a family to ride anyway.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 09, 2013, 03:19:16 pm
Harsh, but true...   :laughing4:

Thanks John.  Your efforts in leading the "motley crew" are well appreciated  :thumleft: :thumleft: :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 09, 2013, 03:35:58 pm
What an awesome ride! The bruise from my flying moment is developing nicely.

Can't wait for the next excursion!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 09, 2013, 03:43:28 pm
My bruise from kicking myself for forgetting the action cam will come.  7.5 for the dismount  :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 09, 2013, 03:46:36 pm
That was the first thing Monkeyboy asked me: did you get it on camera?

It was fairly impressive!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: RSA_Maniac on June 09, 2013, 04:23:47 pm
I went in there at about 14h00 with the Sten after the morning mudbath.... first time in thick sand.

Fell over only once on the way to the quarry following the fence....

Saw lots of track, but no bikes. Have played there before with the 4x4.

If anyone owns a bike and did not ride today.......give it away.  :3some:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 09, 2013, 04:45:18 pm
It was absolutely brilliant out!

Well done for taking a Sten in there.  At the moment the sand is so firm MissM could do it in her high heels!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 09, 2013, 06:40:25 pm
A bit of GoPro footage taken of the ride today; enjoy  :)

&feature=em-upload_owner


Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on June 09, 2013, 06:59:47 pm
must have missed you guys. Popped in around 1030 and then got bored very quickly and rode to the Dunes.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 09, 2013, 08:52:41 pm
Thank you guys and Miss M that was great fun!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

A special thanks to our esteemed leader ,Crossed Up for managing to please so many people at the same time .  :notworthy: :notworthy:

Lekker video Rough Rider , it was good to see you again, and it was nice to meet your son  :thumleft:, pity Fuzzy's son couldn't make it . It was great to see Kreef again as well.  :thumleft: And Grrr thanks for gracing us with your presence . ;)

There wasn't much time to take pics on the ride, but got some cel phone pics at the rest stops.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 09, 2013, 08:59:21 pm
Miss M's bike rested a bit , but Katana & Co sorted it out nicely .  :thumleft:

Grrr and Katana managed to fit in a bit of male bonding as well.  :biggrin::biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 09, 2013, 09:03:20 pm
Last few , almost at the end of the ride, that was great fun :ricky:  , We rode bush and sand and mud , and one of us had a bit more mud then the rest . :imaposer:

Thanks Katana & Dogmatix for the pick- me- ups. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 09, 2013, 09:09:16 pm
That was the first thing Monkeyboy asked me: did you get it on camera?

It was fairly impressive!

You're a tough Chick . Awesome riding ! Hope you feel better soon. :3some:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 09, 2013, 09:21:48 pm
Thanks for the pics, Rynet.  You don't do so badly in the toughness stakes yourself.  Well ridden!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Etienne2T on June 09, 2013, 11:06:55 pm
Was a lovely day to ride, ran into ADV while I was driving to Atlantis, perfect weathers
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 10, 2013, 04:00:39 pm
The weekend quarry ride was like opening a present on Christmas.. what a load of fun, can't wait for this weekend again  :thumleft:

Thanks John for organising as always, well done ladies, you rode like stars

Miss M.. maybe gooi R80 fuel next time  :deal:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 10, 2013, 05:13:58 pm
Was a lovely day to ride, ran into ADV while I was driving to Atlantis, perfect weathers

Rode over lots of sticks - thought of you often.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: buzzlightyear on June 10, 2013, 05:18:14 pm
where is gfield?  :patch:

Saw him and his girlfriend in Philadelphia yesterday  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 10, 2013, 07:08:33 pm
The weekend quarry ride was like opening a present on Christmas.. what a load of fun, can't wait for this weekend again  :thumleft:

Thanks John for organising as always, well done ladies, you rode like stars

Miss M.. maybe gooi R80 fuel next time  :deal:



but it didn't run out of fuel. As soon as it started I put it back on the main fuel. It was flooded.

It was all good heading home, too.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on June 10, 2013, 07:09:07 pm
Miss M's bike rested a bit , but Katana & Co sorted it out nicely .  :thumleft:

Grrr and Katana managed to fit in a bit of male bonding as well.  :biggrin::biggrin:

"Quarry pillion training" :imaposer: ...now that sounds like great idea... :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 10, 2013, 07:23:09 pm

"Quarry pillion training" :imaposer: ...now that sounds like great idea... :laughing4:


Not a bad idea at all.  That is one skill I need to sharpen still.  Grrrr....?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 10, 2013, 07:26:56 pm

"Quarry pillion training" :imaposer: ...now that sounds like great idea... :laughing4:


Not a bad idea at all.  That is one skill I need to sharpen still.  Grrrr....?

 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 10, 2013, 07:41:30 pm

"Quarry pillion training" :imaposer: ...now that sounds like great idea... :laughing4:


Not a bad idea at all.  That is one skill I need to sharpen still.  Grrrr....?

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss172/Ged1Grrrr/Gifs/tumblr_inline_mjzkrfrC2T1r16s8n_zpse0c66f27.gif) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/Ged1Grrrr/media/Gifs/tumblr_inline_mjzkrfrC2T1r16s8n_zpse0c66f27.gif.html)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 10, 2013, 07:53:21 pm
So what, that a yes then....  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 10, 2013, 08:01:20 pm
Well, it is not a no.....

 :lol8:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 10, 2013, 08:04:04 pm
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on June 11, 2013, 08:15:23 am
 :happy1:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 11, 2013, 03:09:27 pm
I will be back this weekend..

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 11, 2013, 03:17:47 pm
I will be back this weekend..



 :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 11, 2013, 03:43:12 pm
I will be back this weekend..

With or without us!  :imaposer:



I cannot see any reason why I won't be back on Sunday morning too. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: desert dueler on June 12, 2013, 12:02:45 pm
back from the ban!!! anyone riding this weekend? i cant 100% commit, all depends on screaming babies and my beauty sleep!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 12, 2013, 12:56:24 pm
You have screaming babies AND commitment issues.  :pot:  Make a turn on Sunday, we have our own in-house devorce lawyer on the ride.   :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 12, 2013, 04:23:20 pm
I cannot see any reason why I won't be back on Sunday morning too. 

Still no reason to stop me riding the quarry area on Sunday.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 12, 2013, 05:06:23 pm
I cannot see any reason why I won't be back on Sunday morning too. 

Still no reason to stop me riding the quarry area on Sunday.

Are you trying to convince yourself.  Where are you, I'll pop round to twist your arm...  8)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 12, 2013, 05:09:02 pm
No, I'm just saying in a roundabout way that come hell or high water I'll be there on Sunday morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 12, 2013, 05:22:42 pm
Yeah, high water is cool.   :thumleft:  See you there!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 14, 2013, 11:14:56 am
9:30 at Richwood seems to be a popular time and place.  Shall we make it that?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on June 14, 2013, 11:19:02 am
If anyone wants to migrate through to Atlantis on Monday:  :thumleft:
 
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=126813.msg2450082;topicseen#msg2450082
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: desert dueler on June 14, 2013, 11:39:15 am
(http://img.pandawhale.com/39190-Sweet-Dee-NO-gif--Its-Always-S-hV2d.gif)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 14, 2013, 12:50:21 pm
9:30 at Richwood seems to be a popular time and place.  Shall we make it that?

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 14, 2013, 01:04:51 pm
9:30 at Richwood seems to be a popular time and place.  Shall we make it that?

 :thumleft:
:thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 14, 2013, 02:26:20 pm
Monday?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 14, 2013, 02:59:55 pm
As far as I am concerned Saturday, Sunday and Monday   :thumleft:

Sunday is the only definite so far
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 14, 2013, 05:49:43 pm
Working the weekend so will keep my eyes open for some Monday morning fun.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 14, 2013, 09:57:53 pm
Working the weekend so will keep my eyes open for some Monday morning fun.

Don't you mean Friday fun....?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 14, 2013, 10:42:05 pm
Working the weekend so will keep my eyes open for some Monday morning fun.

Don't you mean Friday fun....?

Wednesday fun.

Today is Friday, tomorrow Monday, Sunday is Tuesday which would make Monday Wednesday...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 15, 2013, 08:13:10 am
I am so lost....  :patch:

here's to Saturdays, whenever they are!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 15, 2013, 10:25:01 am
Of course Tuesday is a Monday, but next Friday stubbornly remains a Friday!  Which day of next week should we dispense with - Wednesday? :imaposer:

Bring your whoop skills tomorrow.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 15, 2013, 10:43:56 am
Well, today feels like a Monday hence no riding today or tomorrow which will be my Tuesday. But I am off Monday which would be Wednesday so if anybody is out then I can join.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 15, 2013, 12:02:40 pm
I'm out tomorrow. Just discovered that the Dommie got a puncture last weekend, and now alles is shut for the long weekend.

Oh well. At least I have a ride on the 800 to look forward to.

Have fun!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: desert dueler on June 15, 2013, 03:59:04 pm
Cant make it, we trying to get the baby on the bottle this long weekend. Ssssooooo much fun
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 15, 2013, 04:00:08 pm
Cant make it, we trying to get the baby on the bottle this long weekend. Ssssooooo much fun

Huh? What I miss?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 15, 2013, 04:01:29 pm
Cant make it, we trying to get the baby on the bottle this long weekend. Ssssooooo much fun

Usually it's trying to get someone OFF the bottle! Good luck!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 15, 2013, 07:02:42 pm
 :ricky: Whoop-Whoop   :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 16, 2013, 07:34:42 am
I'm out , battling the last of the flu demons. I would have preferred to battle the sand demons.  :xxbah:

Enjoy it guys  :thumleft:  And at least we have another day off tomorrow to look forward to , yay.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 16, 2013, 10:54:29 am
I'm out , battling the last of the flu demons. I would have preferred to battle the sand demons.  :xxbah:

Enjoy it guys  :thumleft:  And at least we have another day off tomorrow to look forward to , yay.   :thumleft:

Jake and I will go out there this afternoon; leaving Table View at about 14:00 if anybody wants to join us?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 16, 2013, 03:38:28 pm
Muz, Troy, Katana, and I were joined by Danie (my first-class neighbour and serious noob) on his XL185.  We did a lot of sand and whoops for a change.  Every time we stopped I checked to see if Danie was still smiling.  He was so we pressed on, getting further and further into the bush and away from civilization.  The roads became tracks then a spoor and finally almost disappeared, but the guys just pushed through.  Well done!

As I write this Danie has taken to his bed.  His bike stands unwashed outside.  I expect it will be a few days before he can walk properly again - but he had an absolute blast!

Thanks, guys, for the most awesome ride! 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 16, 2013, 03:40:20 pm
Tell Danie I am keen to go ride tomorrow if he is up for it.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 16, 2013, 06:18:27 pm
Awesome ride as usual.  Scratch that.  A more awesome ride than usual.   :ricky:

I had a shower when I got home and promptly fell asleep.

Some excitement on the way home as I had a odd sound.  Then a passing stranger pointed to my rear and I pulled off.  Luckily, I was busy with an emergency stop when the rear mudguard - with my taillight and numberplate - decided to finally fall off completely and jam between the rear wheel and the exhaust.

So, no ride tomorrow   >:(  (*with the XT anyway*)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 16, 2013, 09:04:40 pm
Tell Danie I am keen to go ride tomorrow if he is up for it.

Ha ha ha - I'll tell him!  :imaposer:

Awesome ride as usual.  Scratch that.  A more awesome ride than usual.   :ricky:

I had a shower when I got home and promptly fell asleep.

Some excitement on the way home as I had a odd sound.  Then a passing stranger pointed to my rear and I pulled off.  Luckily, I was busy with an emergency stop when the rear mudguard - with my taillight and numberplate - decided to finally fall off completely and jam between the rear wheel and the exhaust.

So, no ride tomorrow   >:(  (*with the XT anyway*)

Sorry about that.  At least it happened at the right time.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on June 16, 2013, 09:32:48 pm
Sounds like you guys had a fantastic ride , we also want to do that ride into new territory.  See you next week.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on June 17, 2013, 06:01:29 pm
First ride on the crf250x with Fuzz, thx Fuzz sorry so slow. See ride report for pics :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on June 17, 2013, 08:37:36 pm
Awesome day for riding in the cape, we had such a jol at Atlantis with Yami Super10 and family. Bumped into Kamanya on the back trails as well. I'm still on a happy high :-)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on June 18, 2013, 09:46:33 am
Awesome day for riding in the cape, we had such a jol at Atlantis with Yami Super10 and family. Bumped into Kamanya on the back trails as well. I'm still on a happy high :-)

I was also in Atlantis yesterday, did a fast tough loop out back, was awesome   :thumleft:  Pity did not bump into you.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 18, 2013, 09:56:15 am
There were a few bikes around, I could hear them when we stopped. Only came across 3 other okes riding in a group but they were not very friendly, not even a nod in our direction. I saw them leaving Zone 7 when I pulled up.

I did see another group riding with a kid but they were in the distance.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 19, 2013, 03:24:04 pm
Troy and I will be heading to Zone 7 Sun 23rd early for a spin and then do the quarry from 10ish till about 12:30 depending on how tired we get then back to Zone 7 for a burger a drink and more riding in the afternoon if anyone wants to tag.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Buff on June 19, 2013, 09:22:28 pm
I might just join you guys, I need some track time at Zone7.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 21, 2013, 11:23:59 am
I feel like I'm the guy who is always last to know and is afraid to ask.  For a couple of weeks I've been wondering, what has become of Garfield?  I really miss his steady presence in the bush and on the forum.



For the slow, the patient and the superannuated - Sunday 23rd 9:30 Richwood Total.


Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 21, 2013, 11:32:36 am
I feel like I'm the guy who is always last to know and is afraid to ask.  For a couple of weeks I've been wondering, what has become of Garfield?  I really miss his steady presence in the bush and on the forum.



For the slow, the patient and the superannuated - Sunday 23rd 9:30 Richwood Total.




(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss172/Ged1Grrrr/Funny/Harakiri.png) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/Ged1Grrrr/media/Funny/Harakiri.png.html)

Forum suicide. Again....

He does that from time to time.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 21, 2013, 05:40:50 pm
Oh, okay. Just suicide.  Nothing serious, fortunately. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 22, 2013, 05:51:05 pm
See you in the morning - 9:30 Richwood.  It'll be a good one.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 23, 2013, 04:00:19 pm
Sorry, my apologies, I was offline for the weekend.. I felt my throat get a bit scratchy on Thursday afternoon and by Fri morning I was so sick I couldn't even get out of bed to take my boy to school ( he was chuffed as shit about that ) I was man down whole day Fri and whole day Sat, although I feel better today I was too weak to think about riding. The mind was screaming yes the body was not so interested.

I did drive past you today John, you were riding past the garage at the bottom of Blaauberg  / Koeberg Road at about 1pm, I didn't find the hooter quick enough to say hello.

Suitably jealous but the lekker thing about riding is there is always next weekend.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 23, 2013, 07:11:15 pm
Glad you're getting better. 

It was just Danie and I today, but we had a fantastic ride nonetheless.  Looking forward to next week.

Met Garfield and family.

Also rode all the way up to the railway bridge on the Melkbos road.  Lots of sandy whoops!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 26, 2013, 12:22:06 pm
Any chance of getting a group together for a Sat ride ?? anyone keen.

I am doing the Oasis Trip with Andy on the Sun so want to take Troy on the Sat for a ride..
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on June 26, 2013, 12:25:12 pm
Any chance of getting a group together for a Sat ride ?? anyone keen.

I am doing the Oasis Trip with Andy on the Sun so want to take Troy on the Sat for a ride..

We thinking of a breakfast gravel run.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 26, 2013, 01:15:03 pm
or a brunch run.. quarry then Barrel for a pub lunch
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 26, 2013, 02:34:53 pm
Oooh. I'm keen, and I'm sure I could get monkeyboy in, too!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 26, 2013, 03:49:30 pm
Nevermind.... 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 26, 2013, 04:03:03 pm
Nevermind.... 

Fix your bike.  Take off the mudguard, tie up the wires and ride!

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on June 26, 2013, 04:46:51 pm
Katana.. make a plan, it is always lekker to have you along.. John, you in?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 26, 2013, 05:03:22 pm
I'm probably going to ride both days. Been a few weeks since I was last out there, so might as well make use of the school holidays!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on June 26, 2013, 05:19:09 pm
Nevermind.... 

Fix your bike.  Take off the mudguard, tie up the wires and ride!



I took advantage of Leigh's comment   :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

I then re-thought my comment and repented.   :imaposer:

I will be somewhere far, far away by then....  I will miss the ride and the company though.

I considdered leaving the mudguard off, but the inside of the helmet at the back will be mud city.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 26, 2013, 05:23:21 pm
Bah. How rude.

Where are you off to?

Oh when, oh when will we see each other again?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on June 26, 2013, 06:07:38 pm
I can only do Sunday.  Richwood 9:30?

Danie will probably join in again.  I was going to say he's the "Most Improved Beginner" but I can't.  He just started off good.  I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on June 26, 2013, 09:08:45 pm
Sees you there. I can't wait; it's been too long.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 03, 2013, 03:08:15 pm
Anyone going this weekend? Sun morning ?

Hopefully Troy will have a new clutch and he can join.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 03, 2013, 03:12:35 pm
Yes, I'll be there.  Rynet has also promised to come, as has Dogmatix.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 03, 2013, 03:31:58 pm
Great, Sunday 9:30 Richwood Garage as usual?  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 03, 2013, 04:52:37 pm
Great, Sunday 9:30 Richwood Garage as usual?  :thumleft:

Sounds good!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 03, 2013, 05:00:23 pm
Depending if I get my ass sorted   :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on July 03, 2013, 05:01:03 pm
Sunday.......?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 03, 2013, 05:53:50 pm
Sunday.......?

Sunday indeed


There's an ostrich farm nearby.  Take the day off to do some research into the manufacturing processes.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on July 03, 2013, 07:00:00 pm
Might just be able to join you guys this weekend if all goes to plan.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 03, 2013, 09:11:54 pm
How much tar from richwood? Can i leave the bakkie and trailer there?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 03, 2013, 09:13:45 pm
Think it's time again, :pot:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 03, 2013, 09:17:04 pm
How much tar from richwood? Can i leave the bakkie and trailer there?
I'll also have to trailer in  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 03, 2013, 09:20:47 pm
How much tar from richwood? Can i leave the bakkie and trailer there?
I'll also have to trailer in  :peepwall:
Where are you leaving your trailer? Its cost R100 to leave it at zone 7
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 03, 2013, 09:36:10 pm
Outside Fuzzy's house, on the open ground opposite Richwood Total (I don't think you should leave your trailer on their property unless you ask them before Sunday), at the Barrell Pub, outside Andy660's, or several other WDs in that general area. 

Doesn't anyone know someone who lives in Morning Star?  There's unlimited parking on most of those properties. Even the paintball place might be co-operative!

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 03, 2013, 09:40:45 pm
How much tar from richwood? Can i leave the bakkie and trailer there?

I doubt you can leave your trailer at the garage, it may have space issues, you can trailer to my house and we go from there, at that time there are generally no cops around so we do the chicken run..  :laughing4:

Who is the WD who was selling their place in Morningstar a while ago?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 03, 2013, 09:41:48 pm
How much tar from richwood? Can i leave the bakkie and trailer there?
I'll also have to trailer in  :peepwall:
Where are you leaving your trailer? Its cost R100 to leave it at zone 7
I have a customer in Killarney Gardens, he said we could always leave the vehicles at his garage, and ride in from back of racetrack?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 03, 2013, 09:45:45 pm
Outside Fuzzy's house, on the open ground opposite Richwood Total (I don't think you should leave your trailer on their property unless you ask them before Sunday), at the Barrell Pub, outside Andy660's, or several other WDs in that general area. 

Doesn't anyone know someone who lives in Morning Star?  There's unlimited parking on most of those properties. Even the paintball place might be co-operative!


Milltrans is a customer of mine, I'm trying to get hold of the owner to arrange parking outside their yard in Morning star.Just not to sure how safe it would be to leave the vehicles there.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 03, 2013, 09:54:06 pm
I like the Killarney Gardens idea.  One can actually sneak right around the back of Killarney.  One should just take extra care not to piss off the horsey folk by the south entrance.  

"Meerkat" on the Cape Enduro forum seems to know his way around Morning Star.  Perhaps he could be approached?

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 03, 2013, 09:58:32 pm
We could arrange to park all the cars and trailers in Killarney gardens, just organise that Killarney security keep a look out over then, Killarney security is generally on the ball, they have a lot of cameras up there now.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 03, 2013, 10:03:18 pm
I like the Killarney Gardens idea.  One can actually sneak right around the back of Killarney.  One should just take extra care not to piss off the horsey folk by the south entrance.  

"Meerkat" on the Cape Enduro forum seems to know his way around Morning Star.  Perhaps he could be approached?


Went around that way (Killarney) last weekend, nice river under the railway track :ricky:...for now that will be the way in for me, anybody else is more that welcome. Still think Morning star will be a winner.... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 03, 2013, 10:07:32 pm
John knows that river under the track very well..  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 03, 2013, 10:08:14 pm
Well if killarney gardens is a good spot then we can leave it at my work and there is a security on site.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 03, 2013, 10:11:36 pm
Well if killarney gardens is a good spot then we can leave it at my work and there is a security on site.  :thumleft:
Even better.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 03, 2013, 10:14:33 pm
John knows that river under the track very well..  :peepwall:
:lol8:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 03, 2013, 10:15:21 pm
There is 2 ways to look at it.. leave the car and trailer at my place, we can get to the Richwood garage pretty much offroad, but then you have to ride on the road past the barrel, down contermanskloof and to the N7 bridge at the bottom of du noon.. or leave at Killarney Gardens, but as far as I know you have to do the chicken run through Du Noon.. your call.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 03, 2013, 10:23:35 pm
If we do the river under the railway track we can even skip Du Noon.
It doesn't really bother me , as long as I can do some dirt the weekend I'm a happy chappy  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 03, 2013, 10:30:40 pm
err..ok, I don't know how to get to the river under the track and still bypass Du Noon from Killarney.. i'll just rock up and follow you  :thumleft:

Gavin, where is your work
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 03, 2013, 10:34:15 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 03, 2013, 10:39:43 pm
@ Fuzzy, i am in killarney plaza the first complex as you enter gate 1 on your right, but gate 1 closed on weekends so you have to use gate 2. I am easy but have to ride this weekend Sunday :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 03, 2013, 10:56:09 pm
Sounds like a plan, we can meet there, easy to trailer the bikes in.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 04, 2013, 07:15:54 am
Good plan indeed!  If anyone is not sure where to go I'll happily meet up with them at Richwood at, say 9:15, and ease down to Killarney Gardens.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 04, 2013, 08:02:20 am
Sounds good :pot:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 04, 2013, 09:14:59 am
I know the way in from Killarney
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 04, 2013, 04:13:08 pm
Good plan indeed!  If anyone is not sure where to go I'll happily meet up with them at Richwood at, say 9:15, and ease down to Killarney Gardens.

Great idea.. everyone who is not trailering in can meet Crossed up at the garage at 9:15, okes trailering in can hook up with Gwild's work at about the same time and we will wait for Crossed up to join us there..
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 04, 2013, 05:51:03 pm
So 9:15am Sunday at gate 2 killarney gardens, i will wait there so let me know who's coming :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 04, 2013, 06:51:37 pm
Myself and Troy will be there  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 04, 2013, 07:09:29 pm
Fuzzy
Troy
Gwild
Kawaki  :pot:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 04, 2013, 07:48:11 pm
Ping Rynet, Dogmatix etc: note the slightly earlier time at Richwood.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 04, 2013, 09:18:08 pm
Noted.  My brackets are welded and the mudguard to be fitted tomorrow.  Can't be bothered with the electrics at the moment though...

I am gearing up for sunday   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 06, 2013, 03:33:44 pm
Ok so Fuzzy, Troy, Kawaki and myself will meet at gate 2 Killarney gardens at 9:15. Where will we meet crossed up?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 06, 2013, 03:40:45 pm
How about at the Cape Town gate to Killarney Racetrack at 9:30? 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on July 06, 2013, 06:35:05 pm
How about at the Cape Town gate to Killarney Racetrack at 9:30? 

Which gate is that John?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 06, 2013, 07:07:33 pm
That's the gate closest to Cape Town near the 180-degree turn at the end of the main straight.  You turn off Koeberg immediately before you get to the vibracrete wall around the track.  Alternatively, meet me at Richwood Total at 9:15ish.


GWild
Dunce is joining us.  I've told him to meet the trailer folk at 9:15, but, as he doesn't know Cape Town well, please keep a look out for a bakkie with a KTM on the back.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 06, 2013, 07:16:28 pm
That's the gate closest to Cape Town near the 180-degree turn at the end of the main straight.  You turn off Koeberg immediately before you get to the vibracrete wall around the track.  Alternatively, meet me at Richwood Total at 9:15ish.


GWild
Dunce is joining us.  I've told him to meet the trailer folk at 9:15, but, as he doesn't know Cape Town well, please keep a look out for a bakkie with a KTM on the back.

No problem will wait at gate 2 for him, he will se us from Koeberg rd.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on July 06, 2013, 07:37:52 pm
That's the gate closest to Cape Town near the 180-degree turn at the end of the main straight.  You turn off Koeberg immediately before you get to the vibracrete wall around the track.  Alternatively, meet me at Richwood Total at 9:15ish.


OK great, I know that gate, the one next to the mx track. Not familiar with Richwood area.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 07, 2013, 06:38:07 am
We still on? I need motivation to get out of bed  :imaposer:

edit: Ok Ok I'm up.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 07, 2013, 07:11:08 am
I'm going - rain or shine.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 07, 2013, 07:17:16 am
Ok i just sms'd Fuzzy to find out if we still riding but he  hasn't replied. So i will still go till gate 2 killarney.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 07, 2013, 07:24:05 am
9:15 gate 2 it is....rain....what rain... :lol8:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 07, 2013, 07:24:25 am
Great!  I don't mind getting bit wet.  The hot shower, brandy and food are not far away.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 07, 2013, 07:34:12 am
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on July 07, 2013, 01:34:47 pm
Sorry okes. Got separated and went to Morning Star then the Barrel but when I didn't see anybody I came home.

Thanks for the workout, I am toast. ... the quarry ate me today. Lekker to meet a few new dogs and even a long lost one.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 07, 2013, 04:06:54 pm
Thx guys and gal that was awesome.  :thumleft: wil post pics later.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 07, 2013, 04:29:48 pm
Thanks Crossed Up that was Awesome , Awesome,  Awesome!.  :hello2: :hello2:

Thank you guys that was the best Quarry day ever. Today I pushed through some fears and just went for it , and wow that was amazing.:happy7: :happy7: Thanks again for everyone who helped picked me up ! :cherry: :salut: :love7:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 07, 2013, 04:45:50 pm
Here are some pics as promised.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on July 07, 2013, 04:49:53 pm
Rail way line
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 07, 2013, 05:00:07 pm
Great ride, everyone.  Thank you for a great day!

Thanks for the pics, GWild.

Well done to everyone for your excellent riding, and thank you for not murdering me for taking you over every whoop in the area.

Katana, Muz and I went back for a second helping after the Barrell,  It was energetic, brisk and huge fun.


Sorry about some people getting lost and separated.  Not good.  The rule is so simple - never lose the person behind you.  That's all you have to do.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 07, 2013, 05:38:44 pm
Thanks everyone for yet another great "gym" session :thumleft:
Sorry for Troy's short ride though, but I suppose Fuzz will get the problem sorted,
and don't worry there's always next Sunday...hey hey... :laughing4:
Have a great week you all !!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on July 07, 2013, 07:16:56 pm
Awesome being out there for my 2nd quarry trip. CrossedUp, great leader once again!
Good to meet some faces behind the names on the forum too.
Will try make it again in a week or two.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 07, 2013, 07:31:29 pm
Awesome, thanks lads ( and lady )

Thanks to everyone for jumping in and helping Troy get his bike to the road.. greatly appreciated.  :thumleft: I am sure it is something simple, I will give it a look over tomorrow, I am glad I managed to double back and still ride for the day.

Thanks to Gwild for letting us park in Killarney, ( and for the beer )  it is actually great and convenient especially for Troy, thank you,  :thumleft:

Thanks to Crossed up and Katana for going back for found 2.. holy smokes but John can put the hammer down when he wants to  :o, I even got up to 3rd gear on some of those narrow trails  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on July 08, 2013, 01:08:03 pm
When we ran into that "settlement" where every "house" had a flea bitten rabie infected mutt that thought my leg was a T-bone I wasn't going to turn around.

I ended up at Morning Star and waited a while and then went to the pub but seeing as it was already pushing 13:00 and I promised the wife it would be a short ride I decided to go home. Once there I showered, ate and drank a beer and crashed....

I have done the quarry a few times but I have to say it ate me for breakfast. At the end I was so tired I couldn't get up on those pegs so the sandy paths were hell. I need to get into shape!

But thanks again to all involved, was a really awesome morning out.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 08, 2013, 01:14:14 pm
Guys be careful out there on those tight trails in and around the quarry.
Especially with riders losing the group and then doubling back.
There was a very nasty head-on collision between two bikes on one of the trails in Atlantis yesterday.
I suspect the one bike is a write off or at least close to being a write off.
Fortunately neither of the two riders were badly injured.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 08, 2013, 01:17:34 pm
Jeepers how were those dogs , they were lean mean fighting machines  :o . When I saw Katana make a u-turn i did the same , that must be the quickest u -turn I've done . I aimed my bike straight for one dog , whilst kicking another one and made my escape  . Amazing how the survivor's instinct kicks in .  ;D ;D

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on July 08, 2013, 01:20:04 pm
Jeepers how were those dogs , they were lean mean fighting machines  :o . When I saw Katana make a u-turn i did the same , that must be the quickest u -turn I've done . I aimed my bike straight for one dog , whilst kicking another one and made my escape  . Amazing how the survivor's instinct kicks in .  ;D ;D



I saw you guys do a U-turn but decided to get out of there. Didn't like the feel of the place....

Pity I missed the beers afterwards because I needed one.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 08, 2013, 01:21:09 pm
Jeepers how were those dogs , they were lean mean fighting machines  :o . When I saw Katana make a u-turn i did the same , that must be the quickest u -turn I've done . I aimed my bike straight for one dog , whilst kicking another one and made my escape  . Amazing how the survivor's instinct kicks in .  ;D ;D



Just ignore the dogs, they just have a bit of a bark at your ankles and can do you no harm unless you do something silly. We have been riding past those dogs for over 10 years already and have never had an incident.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 08, 2013, 01:22:10 pm
Guys be careful out there on those tight trails in and around the quarry.
Especially with riders losing the group and then doubling back.
There was a very nasty head-on collision between two bikes on one of the trails in Atlantis yesterday.
I suspect the one bike is a write off or at least close to being a write off.
Fortunately neither of the two riders were badly injured.
Thanks RR , Ja Crossed Up and I nearly had a head on ,after some instructions involving dogs got mixed up . Scary stuff !. Fortunately we managed to swerve and brake.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 08, 2013, 01:24:28 pm
Jeepers how were those dogs , they were lean mean fighting machines  :o . When I saw Katana make a u-turn i did the same , that must be the quickest u -turn I've done . I aimed my bike straight for one dog , whilst kicking another one and made my escape  . Amazing how the survivor's instinct kicks in .  ;D ;D



Just ignore the dogs, they just have a bit of a bark at your ankles and can do you no harm unless you do something silly. We have been riding past those dogs for over 10 years already and have never had an incident.

These were not the entrance puppies  :biggrin:  ,these ones were mean . They were in serious attacking mode .
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 08, 2013, 01:26:07 pm
Jeepers how were those dogs , they were lean mean fighting machines  :o . When I saw Katana make a u-turn i did the same , that must be the quickest u -turn I've done . I aimed my bike straight for one dog , whilst kicking another one and made my escape  . Amazing how the survivor's instinct kicks in .  ;D ;D



I saw you guys do a U-turn but decided to get out of there. Didn't like the feel of the place....

Pity I missed the beers afterwards because I needed one.

Ja sorry we missed you at the Barrel . Also just glad you did not end up being dogmeat .  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 08, 2013, 01:27:39 pm
Jeepers how were those dogs , they were lean mean fighting machines  :o . When I saw Katana make a u-turn i did the same , that must be the quickest u -turn I've done . I aimed my bike straight for one dog , whilst kicking another one and made my escape  . Amazing how the survivor's instinct kicks in .  ;D ;D



Just ignore the dogs, they just have a bit of a bark at your ankles and can do you no harm unless you do something silly. We have been riding past those dogs for over 10 years already and have never had an incident.

These were not the entrance puppies  :biggrin:  ,these ones were mean . They were in serious attacking mode .

I know exactly which dogs you are talking about.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 08, 2013, 01:30:28 pm
These were not the entrance puppies  :biggrin:  ,these ones were mean . They were in serious attacking mode .

I know exactly which dogs you are talking about.

Under the railway line you go through a tunnel and there was a settlement there ? anyway you ride to fast for the dogs to be a problem .  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 08, 2013, 01:39:50 pm
These were not the entrance puppies  :biggrin:  ,these ones were mean . They were in serious attacking mode .

I know exactly which dogs you are talking about.

Under the railway line you go through a tunnel and there was a settlement there ? anyway you ride to fast for the dogs to be a problem .  :imaposer:

Sorry, no those are not the dogs I am talking about. But please don't ride there, we don't. The last time we rode there we had a heli evacuation after one of the riders was taken out by barbed wire strung across the track.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 08, 2013, 01:53:40 pm
These were not the entrance puppies  :biggrin:  ,these ones were mean . They were in serious attacking mode .

I know exactly which dogs you are talking about.

Under the railway line you go through a tunnel and there was a settlement there ? anyway you ride to fast for the dogs to be a problem .  :imaposer:

Sorry, no those are not the dogs I am talking about. But please don't ride there, we don't. The last time we rode there we had a heli evacuation after one of the riders was taken out by barbed wire strung across the track.

Yikes . So on top of raging dogs ,the sand monster , thieves , trees jumping out to strangle you , barb wire on the track ( had that too on Sunday) and near head- ons we must also watch out for barbed wire across the track   :o  . Will add that to the list of things to watch out for , shot Rough Rider.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 08, 2013, 01:56:37 pm
These were not the entrance puppies  :biggrin:  ,these ones were mean . They were in serious attacking mode .

I know exactly which dogs you are talking about.

Under the railway line you go through a tunnel and there was a settlement there ? anyway you ride to fast for the dogs to be a problem .  :imaposer:

Sorry, no those are not the dogs I am talking about. But please don't ride there, we don't. The last time we rode there we had a heli evacuation after one of the riders was taken out by barbed wire strung across the track.

Yikes . So on top of raging dogs ,the sand monster , thieves , trees jumping out to strangle you , barb wire on the track ( had that too on Sunday) and near head- ons we must also watch out for barbed wire across the track   :o  . Will add that to the list of things to watch out for , shot Rough Rider.  :thumleft: :thumleft:

It's just that area, apparently the farmers there struggle with stock theft and are basically gat-fol with anyone who trespasses into their land.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 08, 2013, 02:33:36 pm
No-one was supposed to go east of the railway line until we got back to the quarry area.  But my chickens don't listen!  ::)

I've never ridden in that triangular section, except for the little track in the railway reserve, and I've always avoided it because of the settlement and the the horse riding that goes on there.

I suspect that the farmer on that section has given up.  There hasn't been  any stock there for some time.  Similarly the triangle of land bordered by Reygersdal Road (Bluegums), the M19 and the N7 appears to be abandoned.  I intend exploring that area soon.  I see that the woodcutters are making free there, driving all over the place with no care for the damage they do.  Nobody seems to stop them, so I reckon we can follow.

On the other hand, the horse riding folk are not the people to piss off. They have money, influence and clout.  I treat them with great care and respect and urge every rider to do the same. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on July 08, 2013, 06:55:17 pm
Where are all the pic's?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 08, 2013, 09:18:58 pm
No-one was supposed to go east of the railway line until we got back to the quarry area.  But my chickens don't listen!  ::)

....

 :imaposer: yes there were a few headless chickens running amok in the Quarry , careful we don't give you grey hair Crossed-up.  :biggrin: >:D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 08, 2013, 09:24:12 pm
Where are all the pic's?

I got a few measly pics , not really any action shots , will post soon I find the lead that connects the phone to the pc . I do have a nice one of you, Grrrr..... but there is a Honda in the pic as well , sorry .... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 09, 2013, 04:09:55 pm
Report back, Troy managed to burn out his starter unit, I suspect at some stage he stalled and when he restarted his bike possibly the starter button stayed depressed.. dunno, but sorting it out, I know he was dissapointed to be taken out a ride again but he will be back on the weekend.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 09, 2013, 08:24:58 pm
Report back, Troy managed to burn out his starter unit, I suspect at some stage he stalled and when he restarted his bike possibly the starter button stayed depressed.. dunno, but sorting it out, I know he was dissapointed to be taken out a ride again but he will be back on the weekend.
That's strange, but at least you found the problem. Yeh I need my fellow 230 rider back, felt a bit out of my league. Will be there Sunday :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 09, 2013, 08:30:19 pm
These were not the entrance puppies  :biggrin:  ,these ones were mean . They were in serious attacking mode .

I know exactly which dogs you are talking about.


Under the railway line you go through a tunnel and there was a settlement there ? anyway you ride to fast for the dogs to be a problem .  :imaposer:

Sorry, no those are not the dogs I am talking about. But please don't ride there, we don't. The last time we rode there we had a heli evacuation after one of the riders was taken out by barbed wire strung across the track.

Yikes . So on top of raging dogs ,the sand monster , thieves , trees jumping out to strangle you , barb wire on the track ( had that too on Sunday) and near head- ons we must also watch out for barbed wire across the track   :o  . Will add that to the list of things to watch out for , shot Rough Rider.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
That barbed wire nearly took my leg off Sunday. Thank goodness I had the motocross boots on.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 09, 2013, 08:32:53 pm
Report back, Troy managed to burn out his starter unit, I suspect at some stage he stalled and when he restarted his bike possibly the starter button stayed depressed.. dunno, but sorting it out, I know he was dissapointed to be taken out a ride again but he will be back on the weekend.
That's strange, but at least you found the problem. Yeh I need my fellow 230 rider back, felt a bit out of my league. Will be there Sunday :thumleft:

yeah, it is very strange, I can't really figure out what happened, it didn't happen during the ride, if you remember we had to push start it before we rode.. oh well.. by the way, I just shat myself with the price.. R5k for a new one from the agent and R1800 for an aftermarket one.  :o, there goes the budget in it's chops again.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 09, 2013, 08:33:51 pm
Where are all the pic's?
Haven't had the time to load the pics yet.Will do as soon as I get a chance :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 09, 2013, 08:41:54 pm
Report back, Troy managed to burn out his starter unit, I suspect at some stage he stalled and when he restarted his bike possibly the starter button stayed depressed.. dunno, but sorting it out, I know he was dissapointed to be taken out a ride again but he will be back on the weekend.
That's strange, but at least you found the problem. Yeh I need my fellow 230 rider back, felt a bit out of my league. Will be there Sunday :thumleft:

yeah, it is very strange, I can't really figure out what happened, it didn't happen during the ride, if you remember we had to push start it before we rode.. oh well.. by the way, I just shat myself with the price.. R5k for a new one from the agent and R1800 for an aftermarket one.  :o, there goes the budget in it's chops again.
Oh crap! That's crazy!!! A burned out starter is usually mainly caused by a flat battery,it causes the armature to drag, so hopefully a good trickle charge will sort the battery out. Are you sure it won't be cheaper repairing?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 09, 2013, 08:45:49 pm
Can't repair, the magnets are toast.  >:(

The battery was fine, it is basically new, so it couldn't have been the battery.  :-\ Will get hold of Dux, he may have a contact.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 09, 2013, 08:54:18 pm
Bad luck, Muz!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 09, 2013, 08:56:18 pm
Can't repair, the magnets are toast.  >:(

The battery was fine, it is basically new, so it couldn't have been the battery.  :-\ Will get hold of Dux, he may have a contact.
Ok good I hope he can make a plan.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 09, 2013, 09:35:50 pm
One word:  "Krogg"!!!!!!!

Someone must have his number.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 09, 2013, 10:17:31 pm
 
One word:  "Krogg"!!!!!!!

Someone must have his number.

Not sure if this is still valid but Krog 's nr :  Nul839637633

He can fix anything and reasonable too , good luck Muzz and Troy
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 10, 2013, 05:26:13 pm
ahh I forgot about him, I managed to find a few inner parts for R1k, I will just use my housing, so he will be up and running for the weekend  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 13, 2013, 10:50:43 am
Taking my son to the quarry for a little ride this afternoon if anybody is keen to join us there?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 13, 2013, 10:56:44 am
Taking my son to the quarry for a little ride this afternoon if anybody is keen to join us there?

I have lost of chores, but mmmm what time and where ?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 13, 2013, 11:06:29 am
Taking my son to the quarry for a little ride this afternoon if anybody is keen to join us there?

I have lost of chores, but mmmm what time and where ?

Thinking around 12 at the Parklands College
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 13, 2013, 11:12:37 am
Taking my son to the quarry for a little ride this afternoon if anybody is keen to join us there?

I have lost of chores, but mmmm what time and where ?

Thinking around 12 at the Parklands College

Make that 12:30 at Parklands College
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 13, 2013, 11:17:05 am
Taking my son to the quarry for a little ride this afternoon if anybody is keen to join us there?

I have lost of chores, but mmmm what time and where ?

Thinking around 12 at the Parklands College

Make that 12:30 at Parklands College
:thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 13, 2013, 03:44:11 pm
So....same as last week ?...who's all in? :bueller:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 13, 2013, 04:11:39 pm
9 am at Richwood.  It won't be as exciting as last week.  Most of those riders are doing the Alternative route.

Dogmatix and I plan to do some riding, some track clearing and some kakpraat.  You're very welcome.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 13, 2013, 04:22:06 pm
Sounds good :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 13, 2013, 07:44:32 pm
Im too tired to say much , except that was one crazy day riding ! ;)

Thanks Rough Rider for letting me tag along , for all the help and for an all -round thrilling ride .  :ricky: :ricky:

I don't think I've been so tired in my life  :biggrin: and all my riding gear is wet , will have to ride the Alt route in my jeans and winter gloves tomorrow.......and as I suspected the Mitas 07 rear sucks in mud , esp in quicksand.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 15, 2013, 08:45:21 am
Dogmatix, Kawaki, Danie and I had a very pleasant morning in the quarry.  Doing the longer runs up to the Melkbos road and then some of the quarry tracks.  The woodcutters are busy making a mess of some of my tracks.  Everywhere the bush is being cut down more and more.  They've got mechanised, organised and it's obviously big business.  Soon there won't be any bush left.

It used to be easy for me when everyone was happy to miss out on the serious sand and whoops.  Now it's, "Bring it on, ekse!" and I have up my game somewhat.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on July 15, 2013, 10:08:23 am
And a grand morning it was!

No matter what we bring bikewise we still struggle to keep up with you Crossed-Up. Likewise, Danie didn't fall behind much on his little antique. Smaller groups are definitely more my thing when at the ex-quarry.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 15, 2013, 05:04:01 pm
Will be there like a bear on Sunday, maybe 2 or 3 riders want to come along for a no holds barred ride.. Andrew, time to pull the 450 out the garage.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on July 15, 2013, 05:45:51 pm
The KLX was singing on Sunday but I still struggle to keep up with CU. There were a few easier parts where he let Kawaki and I open up.

Since the cooling's been almost sorted the green monster runs much better.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on July 16, 2013, 12:40:59 pm
Keen for Sunday in the Parklands bush... Time and meeting point?? I have another 2 guys keen.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 16, 2013, 06:02:41 pm
Keen for Sunday in the Parklands bush... Time and meeting point?? I have another 2 guys keen.

I've written some stuff on your thread, but we're very flexible.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 16, 2013, 08:21:55 pm
Im too tired to say much , except that was one crazy day riding ! ;)

Thanks Rough Rider for letting me tag along , for all the help and for an all -round thrilling ride .  :ricky: :ricky:

I don't think I've been so tired in my life  :biggrin: and all my riding gear is wet , will have to ride the Alt route in my jeans and winter gloves tomorrow.......and as I suspected the Mitas 07 rear sucks in mud , esp in quicksand.  :imaposer:

Does this look familiar Rynet? If it can happen to them, then not so bad when it happens to us, is it?  :laughing4:

Only difference is that we at least helped each other  :3some:

Despres stuck in the mud (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfDLztzCtJA#ws)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 17, 2013, 07:16:51 am

Does this look familiar Rynet? If it can happen to them, then not so bad when it happens to us is it  :laughing4:

Only difference it that we at least helped each

 :laughing4: :laughing4:

Yes it looks familiar Rough Rider  >:D, have seen the shorter clip of Cyril infamously just buggering off , but not seen the actual fall , yikes he literally just stops and dives down. Feel better now that I see I'm in good company  :imaposer:

That mud is very similar to the Quarry one , but at least they could walk in their mud. I couldn't lift my feet out of it , it was like being stuck in cement and they still hurt from being pulled out by you guys.  And yes the 3 of us worked great as a team .   Even if it took us half of the afternoon, we rescued KLaRa and we could laugh about it afterwards.  And I am sooo relieved that KLaRa is not a permanent feature of the Quarry. Thanks again . :3some:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 17, 2013, 11:18:55 am

Does this look familiar Rynet? If it can happen to them, then not so bad when it happens to us is it  :laughing4:

Only difference it that we at least helped each

 :laughing4: :laughing4:

Yes it looks familiar Rough Rider  >:D, have seen the shorter clip of Cyril infamously just buggering off , but not seen the actual fall , yikes he literally just stops and dives down. Feel better now that I see I'm in good company  :imaposer:

That mud is very similar to the Quarry one , but at least they could walk in their mud. I couldn't lift my feet out of it , it was like being stuck in cement and they still hurt from being pulled out by you guys.  And yes the 3 of us worked great as a team .   Even if it took us half of the afternoon, we rescued KLaRa and we could laugh about it afterwards.  And I am sooo relieved that KLaRa is not a permanent feature of the Quarry. Thanks again . :3some:


Yeah that type of mud is something special; can you imagine how they felt when they suddenly went over the bars like that?

We don't ride on our own for a reason; if you end up in trouble your riding mates are there to help you; so we were doing our duty and would have expected the same from any other riding partner   ;)

I always say "What ends well is well"   :)

Why don't you post one or two of the photographs your took of the mud on KLaRa and on our boots and kit?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 17, 2013, 02:00:40 pm
i have managed to pull something in my shoulder from last weekends ride, I have given it a few days but it is not getting better, I am gonna have physio done tomorrow and possibly Friday, depending on how that goes will depend on if I see you there or not  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 17, 2013, 03:11:56 pm
Look after yourself - you're not young anymore.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 17, 2013, 03:17:44 pm
Look after yourself - you're not young anymore.  :imaposer:

I am a little bit man down as well after the weekend heroics  :-\
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 17, 2013, 03:32:36 pm
Look after yourself - you're not young anymore.  :imaposer:

I noticed.. all the young men were passing me on Sat like I was standing still.  :eek7: I think loosing 15kg would help my cause. I will only be around every 2nd weekend or so, to help my chances of getting fit and loosing weight I have enrolled myself in the torture they call hiking. Next weekend I am doing the Boland trail, Fri 9th Aug I am doing Cederberg ( I am still trying to figure out a way of myself and Troy riding there to do it - it is at Kromrivier ) Weekend 21st Sep I am doing Groot Winterhoek and then Aranjieskop in Oct.

If all goes well and I get fit I want to do Aconcagua.. been busy with the fundraising for 2 years already  :thumleft: I think it costs about R60k, but it is on my bucket list.

Before I get too old and cranky
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Pom17 on July 17, 2013, 03:34:39 pm
Look after yourself - you're not young anymore.  :imaposer:

I noticed.. all the young men were passing me on Sat like I was standing still.  :eek7: I think loosing 15kg would help my cause. I will only be around every 2nd weekend or so, to help my chances of getting fit and loosing weight I have enrolled myself in the torture they call hiking. Next weekend I am doing the Boland trail, Fri 9th Aug I am doing Cederberg ( I am still trying to figure out a way of myself and Troy riding there to do it - it is at Kromrivier ) Weekend 21st Sep I am doing Groot Winterhoek and then Aranjieskop in Oct.

If all goes well and I get fit I want to do Aconcagua.. been busy with the fundraising for 2 years already  :thumleft: I think it costs about R60k, but it is on my bucket list.

Before I get too old and cranky

Whats that fuzzy. And people please dont tell me to google. I asked so you can do that for me :lol8:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 17, 2013, 04:11:30 pm
Leave the bike at home and run the tracks!  :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Hend3ik on July 17, 2013, 07:23:08 pm
Hi there all.... I went to Quarry for the first time in quite a while with a friend. Is it only me but does it seem like there is a lot of work being done in that area, holes being filled and trucks riding around in there.

What is going on in there?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 17, 2013, 07:51:42 pm
Hey Hend3ik!  Big changes around the quarry.  They filled in the quarries with the material  they've dug out of  BIG hole in the dump property.  Sad to lose all those climbs and drop offs.  So it goes...

The tracks remain!  >:D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 17, 2013, 08:04:43 pm
Hope to be there on Sunday!

09h30 at the petrol station?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 17, 2013, 09:01:09 pm
Hope to be there on Sunday!

09h30 at the petrol station?

The solstice is but a distant memory, and the dawn breaks earlier.  9 am sharp!  You can do it.  (You may stress whichever word of the last sentence you choose.)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 17, 2013, 09:12:04 pm
Pfffft. Solstice vs additional sleep time!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 17, 2013, 09:45:36 pm
You are but a speck in in the great, inexorable maelstrom of the galaxies.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 17, 2013, 10:04:00 pm
But an awesome spec non the less.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 18, 2013, 03:45:10 am
Look forward to Sunday. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 18, 2013, 08:09:00 am
Thanks Rough Rider, we did some amazing paths on Saturday , from Parklands all the way on the sand to the quarry and in there some overgrown tracks that no one had been on for ages , very sandy , really pushed my limits of what I thought I could do , thanks it was brilliant  ! :thumleft:

Anyway near the end of what was already a rough ride ;) RR decides to go down into a small quarry. At the bottom while we waited for his son to come down the hill , he said stick to the right of the mud puddle . But as he went through that piece I thought o sherbet he is almost sinking so I went just to his left ( I should have gone to his right  :dousing:). I was still not in the mud bath, but closer and went through what looked like innocent and hard clay . Boy was I wrong !,  and half way through I just stuck as if I was cemented in.  Eish ! RR was on his Suzi MR ( or is RM ?) 250 so much lighter . KLaRa went through and just sank and stopped , super-glued to the spot . 

RR had to pull the front wheel to make it turn , I stood and held the handlebars and pushed from that position and his son pushed from behind.  I think we used up every inch of our resources but it still took us at least an hour to hour and a half to get KLaRa out . Especially RR worked very hard and he has old back injuries so I felt very bad. I was standing in the worse mud in the middle and my boots just sank in , only way we knew the bike moved as I could feel the handlebars moving away from me . Then it took us ages to get my feet out every time ( my feet and legs are still very sore ) , and yikes its quite scary, at least the mud did not go deeper .

People in other countries ( Scotland ? ) get bogged down and disappear underneath quicksand , and that was playing around my mind how scary it must be to die like that . Its almost unbelievable and scary how hard the mud had just set solid like cement around my boots and the KLR . It is a vulnerable feeling to feel the Earth's power , to be in its clutches and be helpless . Anyway cm by cm we conquered the mud.

We were having visions of getting a crane or something to get her out , but fortunately all our hard work paid off and she moved the necessary meter and a bit and RR got on her and with us pushing , she left the mud with a great big roar , so proud of her and of Rough Rider . What a great leader he was , staying calm and coolheaded and strong .  :3some:

The first pic is the quarry wall we came down on at the back , see Jake’s 85 in the back , he ended up backtracking and going back up that Quarry wall. Next pic is the mud bath , and one of RR as he left it , and just to the side . Also one of my boots and legs being full of mud. See also RR’s gloves, and tools kit, all full of mud as was mine. Yikes , what an experience but all’s well that ends well . Thanks guys . :3some:

Ps didn't take a pic of KLaRa in the mud there was no time , and also didn't want to remember her in that position   :'( And then afterwards RR saw some unwanted visitors so we just left in a hurry. And had another merry ride out . :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on July 18, 2013, 08:17:56 am
THAT LOOKS AWESOME!!!!! I wanna go there!! Can I meet you guys at the pump station?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 18, 2013, 09:13:09 am
Thanks Rough Rider, we did some amazing paths on Saturday , from Parklands all the way on the sand to the quarry and in there some overgrown tracks that no one had been on for ages , very sandy , really pushed my limits of what I thought I could do , thanks it was brilliant  ! :thumleft:

Anyway near the end of what was already a rough ride ;) RR decides to go down into a small quarry. At the bottom while we waited for his son to come down the hill , he said stick to the right of the mud puddle . But as he went through that piece I thought o sherbet he is almost sinking so I went just to his left ( I should have gone to his right  :dousing:). I was still not in the mud bath, but closer and went through what looked like innocent and hard clay . Boy was I wrong !,  and half way through I just stuck as if I was cemented in.  Eish ! RR was on his Suzi MR ( or is RM ?) 250 so much lighter . KLaRa went through and just sank and stopped , super-glued to the spot .  

RR had to pull the front wheel to make it turn , I stood and held the handlebars and pushed from that position and his son pushed from behind.  I think we used up every inch of our resources but it still took us at least an hour to hour and a half to get KLaRa out . Especially RR worked very hard and he has old back injuries so I felt very bad. I was standing in the worse mud in the middle and my boots just sank in , only way we knew the bike moved as I could feel the handlebars moving away from me . Then it took us ages to get my feet out every time ( my feet and legs are still very sore ) , and yikes its quite scary, at least the mud did not go deeper .

People in other countries ( Scotland ? ) get bogged down and disappear underneath quicksand , and that was playing around my mind how scary it must be to die like that . Its almost unbelievable and scary how hard the mud had just set solid like cement around my boots and the KLR . It is a vulnerable feeling to feel the Earth's power , to be in its clutches and be helpless . Anyway cm by cm we conquered the mud.

We were having visions of getting a crane or something to get her out , but fortunately all our hard work paid off and she moved the necessary meter and a bit and RR got on her and with us pushing , she left the mud with a great big roar , so proud of her and of Rough Rider . What a great leader he was , staying calm and coolheaded and strong .  :3some:

The first pic is the quarry wall we came down on at the back , see Jake’s 85 in the back , he ended up backtracking and going back up that Quarry wall. Next pic is the mud bath , and one of RR as he left it , and just to the side . Also one of my boots and legs being full of mud. See also RR’s gloves, and tools kit, all full of mud as was mine. Yikes , what an experience but all’s well that ends well . Thanks guys . :3some:

Ps didn't take a pic of KLaRa in the mud there was no time , and also didn't want to remember her in that position   :'( And then afterwards RR saw some unwanted visitors so we just left in a hurry. And had another merry ride out . :thumleft:


Lol x 1000  :imaposer: :imaposer: - Funny now but was not very funny at the time   ::)

I have never experienced anything like that mud before, or should I say liquid clay. I now understand how Cyril and them felt when they got stuck in the Dakar a couple of years ago.

Thanks for the essay and the photographs Rynet  :thumleft: I know you did not really want to post this incident, but all that ends well is well  :thumleft: You forgot to add that it had been raining before this happened and we were soaked to the skin, throughout our epic adventure and some of our hands (won't mention names ) were going blue from the cold.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 18, 2013, 12:20:47 pm
-----
 You forgot to add that it had been raining before this happened and we were soaked to the skin, throughout our epic adventure and some of our hands (won't mention names ) were going blue from the cold.

And the BLUE NAILS too . :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: OH how could I forget ! :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 18, 2013, 12:24:57 pm
Sounds like you guys had a torrid time.  I don't like mud.

Ask Etienne2T about getting stuck in the quarry clay/mud.  They dragged his bike out with a Land Rover!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 18, 2013, 12:28:59 pm
Sounds like you guys had a torrid time.  I don't like mud.

Ask Etienne2T about getting stuck in the quarry clay/mud.  They dragged his bike out with a Land Rover!

That was part of our contingency plan, just did not know anybody with a Land Rover. I also thought of riding up to the tip site and seeing if I could get one of the bull-dozers to come and help us.  :) 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 19, 2013, 12:54:56 pm
So we'll stay out of the mud on Sunday, but the sand will be at its best!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 19, 2013, 01:03:06 pm
So we'll stay out of the mud on Sunday, but the sand will be at its best!

That stuff was not mud :deal:  It was an extremely evil mud monster bog which tried to eat us  >:(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 19, 2013, 01:06:56 pm
If they put a mud bog like that in the middle of Romaniacs they would have had zero finishers  :xxbah:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Beserker on July 19, 2013, 01:26:36 pm
Hey Rynet...

Best KLR I have ever seen....it actually looks like something with the mud on!!

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 19, 2013, 01:56:37 pm
So we'll stay out of the mud on Sunday, but the sand will be at its best!

That stuff was not mud :deal:  It was an extremely evil mud monster bog which tried to eat us  >:(

 So true ! :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 19, 2013, 01:58:29 pm
Hey Rynet...

Best KLR I have ever seen....it actually looks like something with the mud on!!



Haha Dave , coming from you that's a compliment , I know how much you don't like those "slow things" . :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 19, 2013, 02:08:15 pm
Hey Rynet...

Best KLR I have ever seen....it actually looks like something with the mud on!!



At one stage I was thinking of burning the thing and giving Rynet a ride out of there on the back of my RM  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Beserker on July 19, 2013, 02:11:31 pm
Hey Rynet...
Best KLR I have ever seen....it actually looks like something with the mud on!!
Haha Dave , coming from you that's a compliment , I know how much you don't like those "slow things" . :imaposer:

I'm serious..it looks GOOD  :thumleft:

Patent it and sell it as KLR Bling!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Beserker on July 19, 2013, 02:14:02 pm
At one stage I was thinking of burning the thing and giving Rynet a ride out of there on the back of my RM  :laughing4:

It needs to happen to everybody at least once...and you will appreciate what you guys went through.

Mud is Bad, energy sapping will power destroying  :deal:

I'd rather carry my 650 up a mountain than wrestle a 125 out of the mud...don't ask how I know, I just do  :deal:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on July 19, 2013, 02:14:24 pm
I would love to wash that KLR.  ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 19, 2013, 02:17:34 pm
At one stage I was thinking of burning the thing and giving Rynet a ride out of there on the back of my RM  :laughing4:

It needs to happen to everybody at least once...and you will appreciate what you guys went through.

Mud is Bad, energy sapping will power destroying  :deal:

I'd rather carry my 650 up a mountain than wrestle a 125 out of the mud...don't ask how I know, I just do  :deal:

Especially when the mud is actually clay; don't forget we were in clay-brick quarry at the time.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 19, 2013, 02:18:12 pm
Hey Rynet...

Best KLR I have ever seen....it actually looks like something with the mud on!!



At one stage I was thinking of burning the thing and giving Rynet a ride out of there on the back of my RM  :laughing4:

Noooooo  :imaposer: , I would never have left KLaRa ,  I always knew we would get her out .  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 19, 2013, 02:19:40 pm
At one stage I was thinking of burning the thing and giving Rynet a ride out of there on the back of my RM  :laughing4:

It needs to happen to everybody at least once...and you will appreciate what you guys went through.

Mud is Bad, energy sapping will power destroying  :deal:

I'd rather carry my 650 up a mountain than wrestle a 125 out of the mud...don't ask how I know, I just do  :deal:

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 19, 2013, 02:21:44 pm
I would love to wash that KLR.  ;)

Great , what you doing tomorrow morning ?  :imaposer:

I did hose her down for 20 minutes , but I obviously don't have your expertise , as she is still brown.   :'(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 19, 2013, 02:23:37 pm
I would love to wash that KLR.  ;)

Great , what you doing tomorrow morning ?  :imaposer:

I did hose her down for 20 minutes , but I obviously don't have your expertise , as she is still brown.   :'(

I hired help to wash the RM; and I rode around the bog  :laughing4: so I can just imagine what it will take to get your KLR clean again.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Grrrr.... on July 19, 2013, 02:34:44 pm
I would love to wash that KLR.  ;)

Great , what you doing tomorrow morning ?  :imaposer:

I did hose her down for 20 minutes , but I obviously don't have your expertise , as she is still brown.   :'(
Soap and water.... (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=129275.0)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 19, 2013, 03:11:16 pm
Only wash it on Sunday afternoon after the morning ride.  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 19, 2013, 03:46:04 pm
Only wash it on Sunday afternoon after the morning ride.  ;D

Yes , sensible advice, Crossed-up.   :ricky:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 19, 2013, 05:31:08 pm
Only wash it on Sunday afternoon after the morning ride.  ;D

Just make sure you get the mud out of the brake calipers before then or else you pads will be shot by the time the Sunday ride if done.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dakarboy on July 19, 2013, 05:52:56 pm
We going to Atlantis tomorrow 9AM, see the "planning a ride" board as I have posted there about it, similar area so though okes would be keen  :3some:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 20, 2013, 02:43:22 pm
We going to Atlantis tomorrow 9AM, see the "planning a ride" board as I have posted there about it, similar area so though okes would be keen  :3some:

I bet you had such a gas you can't wait to get to the quarry tomorrow.  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 20, 2013, 04:23:16 pm
See you tomorrow  :thumleft: shoulder held out today, so will be joining you tomorrow for a ride. :thumleft: Richwood 9am?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on July 20, 2013, 04:37:37 pm
Fuzz what are you riding? The CRF?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 20, 2013, 06:33:43 pm
See you tomorrow  :thumleft: shoulder held out today, so will be joining you tomorrow for a ride. :thumleft: Richwood 9am?

Great!  Richwood 9am departure.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 21, 2013, 11:51:11 am
See you tomorrow  :thumleft: shoulder held out today, so will be joining you tomorrow for a ride. :thumleft: Richwood 9am?

I saw you at the sub-station in Parklands yesterday while I was walking my dogs, you looked lost   :pot:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on July 21, 2013, 01:05:35 pm
Rode that place flat looking for you okes. Went in from Gie road, and proceeded to the pump station /substation and came across a bunch of DS riders (2 KLRs and a XR500) and also came across a white KTM 990.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 21, 2013, 03:49:44 pm
Thanks Rough Rider, I did clean out the brake callipers ., a lot of mud came out ! And had to the same again just now , so I've learnt something :thumleft:

Hi Wes46 that was us , we thought you were going to fall in with us , but if you were on plastics you probably would  have been bored as we rode at a more sedate pace . Good to "meet" anyway .

Thanks Crossed up , Danie and Ian , that was a great morning   :thumleft: :thumleft: , a lil challenging at time .  :lol8:  But very very nice , have a lekker after-action-satisfaction feeling.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 21, 2013, 04:18:30 pm
I just went for a 6km run; feeling awesome!

Next week monkeyboy and I will be there; with a treat!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 21, 2013, 06:30:01 pm
Great day's riding!  Fuzzy was nursing a hangover and couldn't do the morning ride.  So after the Barrell him and I went back for the second shift.  An energetic afternoon.  Got home about 4, a bit weary.

Thanks to all, and nice to meet Ian on the KLR.  I hope we didn't scare you away.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 21, 2013, 07:19:12 pm
See you tomorrow  :thumleft: shoulder held out today, so will be joining you tomorrow for a ride. :thumleft: Richwood 9am?

I saw you at the sub-station in Parklands yesterday while I was walking my dogs, you looked lost   :pot:

Although I always look a little lost I don't think it was me, I rode Atlantis Sat.  ;)

Thanks John for a lekker ride, for some reason I spent an unusually large amount of time picking up my bike today, at least 5 or 6 offs, maybe I was feeling a bit off balance from last night, I swear I am still recovering.

thanks for helping me cut the wire from my back wheel.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 21, 2013, 07:32:52 pm
Great day's riding!  Fuzzy was nursing a hangover and couldn't do the morning ride.  So after the Barrell him and I went back for the second shift.  An energetic afternoon.  Got home about 4, a bit weary.

Thanks to all, and nice to meet Ian on the KLR.  I hope we didn't scare you away.

That was an awesome route thanks Crossed-up , very exciting stuff, but it left me so tired ! I just woke up, after spending the last hour asleep in the bath   :imaposer: I don't know how you still went back for another afternoon session. One day I want to ride like you . :notworthy: :notworthy:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 21, 2013, 07:35:15 pm
I just went for a 6km run; feeling awesome!

Next week monkeyboy and I will be there; with a treat!

Looking forward to the treat Miss M! :3some:

Great about the run.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 21, 2013, 08:22:07 pm
I just went for a 6km run; feeling awesome!

Next week monkeyboy and I will be there; with a treat!

No fair.. what is the treat? Myself and Troy are off to go hike the Boland trail next weekend so we will be MIA.. enjoy.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 21, 2013, 08:39:19 pm
Noooooooooooooo! I miss you guys.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on July 21, 2013, 09:25:28 pm
Thanks Rough Rider, I did clean out the brake callipers ., a lot of mud came out ! And had to the same again just now , so I've learnt something :thumleft:

Hi Wes46 that was us , we thought you were going to fall in with us , but if you were on plastics you probably would  have been bored as we rode at a more sedate pace . Good to "meet" anyway .

Thanks Crossed up , Danie and Ian , that was a great morning   :thumleft: :thumleft: , a lil challenging at time .  :lol8:  But very very nice , have a lekker after-action-satisfaction feeling.
Indeed, good to "meet", albeit brief! Next time I will definitely fall in with you guys! What was Crossed Up on? Was he on the white KTM990? I saw it, but didn't even bother as I was expecting to see a XT660. Fail.. But had a good ride anyway though.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 21, 2013, 10:02:03 pm
Crossed-up was on his Husky 610  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 21, 2013, 10:05:27 pm
Noooooooooooooo! I miss you guys.

ba ha, sorry man, I have signed us up for a few overnight hikes, Boland trail, Cederberg, Aranjieskop, Groot Winterhoek and a few others so we will be out for a few weekends this year, then I do have to share him with his mom.. so much to do, so few weekends.  :deal:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 21, 2013, 10:28:18 pm
 :'(  :'( 

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JaegerKTM on July 22, 2013, 06:48:13 am
Great day's riding!  Fuzzy was nursing a hangover and couldn't do the morning ride.  So after the Barrell him and I went back for the second shift.  An energetic afternoon.  Got home about 4, a bit weary.

Thanks to all, and nice to meet Ian on the KLR.  I hope we didn't scare you away.

Hey Crossed-up

Awesome, awesome ride! Certainly a steep learning curve - I still can't believe some of the places we rode. Thanks for leading the ride and will hopefully see you Rynet and Danie out there again.

Cheers,

Ian
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 22, 2013, 07:13:36 am
Great day's riding!  Fuzzy was nursing a hangover and couldn't do the morning ride.  So after the Barrell him and I went back for the second shift.  An energetic afternoon.  Got home about 4, a bit weary.

Thanks to all, and nice to meet Ian on the KLR.  I hope we didn't scare you away.

Hey Crossed-up

Awesome, awesome ride! Certainly a steep learning curve - I still can't believe some of the places we rode. Thanks for leading the ride and will hopefully see you Rynet and Danie out there again.

Cheers,

Ian

 :thumleft: It was good to meet , Ian .Haha I also can't believe some of the places we rode, you definitely got thrown in the deep end , but managed admirably well ! And with full kit too , your jacket must have been hot. It was good to chat to another KLR owner about the bike . I see your Maxis rear has much more traction than my 07 in mud and even in sand. I don’t want to risk a Maxis on wet tar, but interesting advice to consider , thanks !!

 :peepwall: I think perhaps I shouldn’t have told Crossed- up that last week Rough Rider took me on a really rough ride , CU must have thought oh yes , I will show her , I can also do rough  :imaposer:, and made me swallow my words very quickly ! :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 22, 2013, 08:12:30 am
Awesome, awesome ride! Certainly a steep learning curve - I still can't believe some of the places we rode. Thanks for leading the ride and will hopefully see you Rynet and Danie out there again.

Great to meet you, Ian.  I certainly hope you can come again.




:peepwall: I think perhaps I shouldn’t have told Crossed- up that last week Rough Rider took me on a really rough ride , CU must have thought oh yes , I will show her , I can also do rough  :imaposer:, and made me swallow my words very quickly ! :imaposer: :imaposer:

You were lucky then that you didn't come out with Fuzzy and I.  We were chased by a bakkie over near the N7 in a new area so we went for a headlong ride where there were no tracks!  I don't think he could believe how he could sommer donner his bike through the bush. And he got involved with a roll of barbed wire!  But he came out smiling.  His chain is toast though!

(Actually, I'm not sure we were being chased but it was a good excuse for some proper bundu bashing!)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dakarboy on July 22, 2013, 08:26:44 am
Aaannd it's all going on at the quarry it seems  O0 Going to have to join you guys next weekend  :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 22, 2013, 09:16:14 am
Aaannd it's all going on at the quarry it seems  O0 Going to have to join you guys next weekend  :ricky:

And not a moment too soon!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 22, 2013, 10:57:03 am
Aaannd it's all going on at the quarry it seems  O0 Going to have to join you guys next weekend  :ricky:

You can only come once you have edited the Atlantis video  :pot:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 22, 2013, 11:05:09 am

You were lucky then that you didn't come out with Fuzzy and I.  We were chased by a bakkie over near the N7 in a new area so we went for a headlong ride where there were no tracks!  I don't think he could believe how he could sommer donner his bike through the bush. And he got involved with a roll of barbed wire!  But he came out smiling.  His chain is toast though!

(Actually, I'm not sure we were being chased but it was a good excuse for some proper bundu bashing!)
[/quote]

It was actually a lot of fun, riding like that gives you a new sence of freedom, you are not sticking to a path but you are glad as hell when you come across one, or what kind of looks like one. For sure it is the 1st time I have just opened up through a bush and hoped for the best  :laughing4: needless to say I was more off the bike than on.


We really have to perfect those BRAAP U Turns. they save a ton of energy.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 22, 2013, 11:12:27 am
Spin turns, lifting the front end up vertical and turning the bike inside its own wheelbase and hops over obstacles are all skills I battle to learn.  Next week, maybe.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on July 22, 2013, 11:40:54 am
Spin turns, lifting the front end up vertical and turning the bike inside its own wheelbase and hops over obstacles are all skills I battle to learn.  Next week, maybe.

Would love to do the pivot turn with the wheel in the air too! This coming week I'm solo on the KLR in the Cedarberg. Might try some silly moves on the way....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 22, 2013, 12:45:21 pm
Spin turns, lifting the front end up vertical and turning the bike inside its own wheelbase and hops over obstacles are all skills I battle to learn.  Next week, maybe.

Would love to do the pivot turn with the wheel in the air too! This coming week I'm solo on the KLR in the Cedarberg. Might try some silly moves on the way....

And may I ask where were you yesterday?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on July 22, 2013, 01:58:35 pm
I was going to come along. Was supposed to be a weekend of bike heaven... Track day on Sat and tracks on Sun, but the best made plans.............

Will be back with a vengence in the weeks to come.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on July 22, 2013, 02:01:46 pm
If I'd known you were going out in the afternoon I woul dhave been there like a madman... instead of moping around the house.

Please sms me next time you have a double header and I'm not there for round 1.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 22, 2013, 03:02:22 pm
John is fitter than he lets on, our afternoon ride was not exactly slow paced and we covered a fair amount of ground, from what I hear the morning session was much of the same.. mucho respect.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 24, 2013, 10:21:33 pm
Garfield (may his whiskers grow long) tells me that his law enforcement contacts expect unrest in the DuNoon and surrounding areas starting tomorrow.  Even though we could probably ride on Sunday with little danger to ourselves I think it behoves us to stay away with our ostentatious displays of comparative wealth, consumption and free time.  I don't think a bunch of noisy dirtbikes will contribute to the peace.

I shan't be riding there this week.  Sorry to miss your debut, MissM.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 25, 2013, 07:17:04 am
Crap.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 25, 2013, 07:28:01 am
Garfield (may his whiskers grow long) tells me that his law enforcement contacts expect unrest in the DuNoon and surrounding areas starting tomorrow.  Even though we could probably ride on Sunday with little danger to ourselves I think it behoves us to stay away with our ostentatious displays of comparative wealth, consumption and free time.  I don't think a bunch of noisy dirtbikes will contribute to the peace.

I shan't be riding there this week.  Sorry to miss your debut, MissM.


Good call Crossed-up.  :thumleft:
Did you see Goose's thread on R & P:  http://dieson.mobi/2013/07/11/na-madiba-volg-dalk-slagting/ (http://dieson.mobi/2013/07/11/na-madiba-volg-dalk-slagting/)

and while I don't like to think anything bad is going to happen it pays to know what is happening in the communities and to be respectful to them, as well as to safeguard ourselves by heeding warnings, especially from law enforcement officers.

Ps we shall miss the riding , Miss M , maybe you can organise a breakfast ride instead for your debut ?  ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 25, 2013, 07:57:44 am
Garfield (may his whiskers grow long) tells me that his law enforcement contacts expect unrest in the DuNoon and surrounding areas starting tomorrow.  Even though we could probably ride on Sunday with little danger to ourselves I think it behoves us to stay away with our ostentatious displays of comparative wealth, consumption and free time.  I don't think a bunch of noisy dirtbikes will contribute to the peace.

I shan't be riding there this week.  Sorry to miss your debut, MissM.




Good call Crossed-up.  :thumleft:
Did you see Goose's thread on R & P:  http://dieson.mobi/2013/07/11/na-madiba-volg-dalk-slagting/ (http://dieson.mobi/2013/07/11/na-madiba-volg-dalk-slagting/)

and while I don't like to think anything bad is going to happen it pays to know what is happening in the communities and to be respectful to them, as well as to safeguard ourselves by heeding warnings, especially from law enforcement officers.

Ps we shall miss the riding , Miss M , maybe you can organise a breakfast ride instead for your debut ?  ;)

That's an awesome idea, Rynet!

Who would be keen to go for a breakfast (and beer) ride instead?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 25, 2013, 09:02:38 am
 :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 25, 2013, 09:30:17 am
Atlantis will be good after the rain, why don't you take the ride there?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 25, 2013, 01:58:31 pm
Atlantis will be good after the rain, why don't you take the ride there?

Great idea , I must get my unfit body to Atlantis sometime . Perhaps when you are back and better.  :thumleft:
But perhaps not such a good idea for Miss M to debut her new baby at Atlantis .  ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 25, 2013, 02:02:25 pm

....

Ps we shall miss the riding , Miss M , maybe you can organise a breakfast ride instead for your debut ?  ;)

That's an awesome idea, Rynet!

Who would be keen to go for a breakfast (and beer) ride instead?

Lekker , I could do a nice breakfast ride , give my bruised ribs a chance to heal . :biggrin: But its your special day so you let us know where you want to ride . :sip:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 25, 2013, 03:38:18 pm
I'm quite tempted by Atlantis....

I'll chat to monkeyboy later.

I do need to debut it, though....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 26, 2013, 07:17:50 am
Thanks Crossed-up for the heads-up.  Holding thumbs the strikes at Du Noon today don't turn ugly and they start killing foreigners again. I told my receptionist to stay at home today . Shame she is so sweet and loyal, she insisted on coming in on Saturday to make up, but I said to her I would lock her up in her home the whole weekend if I could to protect her from harm. She is extremely precious to me.

Sorry for the highjack .
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 26, 2013, 09:49:24 am
Atlantis will be good after the rain, why don't you take the ride there?

Great idea , I must get my unfit body to Atlantis sometime . Perhaps when you are back and better.  :thumleft:
But perhaps not such a good idea for Miss M to debut her new baby at Atlantis .  ;)

F... my back, I want to ride.
PS don't tell my wife  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 26, 2013, 09:53:14 am
Atlantis will be good after the rain, why don't you take the ride there?

Great idea , I must get my unfit body to Atlantis sometime . Perhaps when you are back and better.  :thumleft:
But perhaps not such a good idea for Miss M to debut her new baby at Atlantis .  ;)

F... my back, I want to ride.
PS don't tell my wife  :laughing4:

Is anyone thinking of Atlantis on Sunday, then?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JaegerKTM on July 26, 2013, 10:14:41 am
Atlantis will be good after the rain, why don't you take the ride there?

Great idea , I must get my unfit body to Atlantis sometime . Perhaps when you are back and better.  :thumleft:
But perhaps not such a good idea for Miss M to debut her new baby at Atlantis .  ;)

F... my back, I want to ride.
PS don't tell my wife  :laughing4:

Is anyone thinking of Atlantis on Sunday, then?

I am keen if anyone else is heading up on Sunday...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 26, 2013, 11:07:37 am
I am going to the quarry on Sunday.  Fly low and fast.  Any takers?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: monkeyboy on July 26, 2013, 11:09:09 am
Atlantis will be good if it isn't raining at the time. What say we meet at the Total garage at 9? This will involve using charm and good looks, and a little bit of money, in place of permits though.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 26, 2013, 11:10:10 am
 :peepwall:  Don't have a permit.  Which Total?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: monkeyboy on July 26, 2013, 11:18:19 am
On the R27, near the windmill?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 26, 2013, 01:00:38 pm
Huh?  I am assuming that is the westcoast road near melkbos?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: monkeyboy on July 26, 2013, 01:17:49 pm
That's the one. Weather permitting, of course.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 26, 2013, 02:30:30 pm
Flip they have killed three people already at Du Noon today ,its very violent , Koeberg is closed from Montague Gardens already.

Will definitely not ride the Quarry this Sunday , but will watch the Atlantis thread.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: monkeyboy on July 26, 2013, 02:46:35 pm
Crazy shit! What is this all about?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 26, 2013, 03:00:07 pm
So Garfield's contact was quite right!  Definitely no quarry this weekend.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 26, 2013, 03:04:08 pm
Atlantis will be good after the rain, why don't you take the ride there?

Great idea , I must get my unfit body to Atlantis sometime . Perhaps when you are back and better.  :thumleft:
But perhaps not such a good idea for Miss M to debut her new baby at Atlantis .  ;)

F... my back, I want to ride.
PS don't tell my wife  :laughing4:

 :thumleft: Haha good attitude , are you back yet ?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 26, 2013, 03:06:05 pm
Atlantis will be good after the rain, why don't you take the ride there?

Great idea , I must get my unfit body to Atlantis sometime . Perhaps when you are back and better.  :thumleft:
But perhaps not such a good idea for Miss M to debut her new baby at Atlantis .  ;)

F... my back, I want to ride.
PS don't tell my wife  :laughing4:

 :thumleft: Haha good attitude , are you back yet ?

Sadly I won't make any rides this weekend.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 26, 2013, 03:46:39 pm
Yikes!

PM me if you are keen for Atlantis, people. Although this is making me super nervous to go out that way at all!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 27, 2013, 08:22:20 pm
Okay. 09h30 at the Total on the R27.

See whom ever there!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on July 27, 2013, 09:11:50 pm
Okay. 09h30 at the Total on the R27.

See whom ever there!

brave for the weather eh :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 28, 2013, 06:58:37 am
Strange to lie in a warm bed on a Sunday morning!  Quite nice - but I miss the tracks already.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 28, 2013, 07:19:50 am
Wind and rain means no Atlantis. Debut next Sunday!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 28, 2013, 07:48:03 am
I look forward to it.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on July 28, 2013, 08:41:20 am
Me too. Typically it is blue skies now!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 29, 2013, 12:27:20 pm
Dammit, I missed my Sunday ride!  The Saturday e-Toll Protest ride just didn't count as a proper ride even though riding in formation with a zillion superbikes, bossy marshals and murderous motorists was just about as tiring as doing whoops.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on July 29, 2013, 02:10:07 pm
Also missed church, but only a tiny bit.  >:D

I did over 700kms through the Cedarberg and back this weekend. Wet as anything yesterday but luckily the dirt roads don't turn too muddy in the rains.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 29, 2013, 03:19:38 pm
Also missed church, but only a tiny bit.  >:D

I did over 700kms through the Cedarberg and back this weekend. Wet as anything yesterday but luckily the dirt roads don't turn too muddy in the rains.

Probably quite cold too, I guess.

It's going to be a good service this Sunday.

I would love to see what it's like today after all that rain!  Perhaps I can sneak a mid-week ride.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 29, 2013, 03:28:32 pm
Also missed church, but only a tiny bit.  >:D

I did over 700kms through the Cedarberg and back this weekend. Wet as anything yesterday but luckily the dirt roads don't turn too muddy in the rains.

Probably quite cold too, I guess.

It's going to be a good service this Sunday.

I would love to see what it's like today after all that rain!  Perhaps I can sneak a mid-week ride.

I may be able to join you for a mid-week ride John, if I play my cards right  :)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on July 30, 2013, 10:07:54 am
There's a nice big plot for sale at Morningstar - http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-land-plots-for-sale-in-melkbosstrand/1-hectare-repo-small-holding-in-morningstar-outside-melkbos-489238890?featuredAd=true (http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-land-plots-for-sale-in-melkbosstrand/1-hectare-repo-small-holding-in-morningstar-outside-melkbos-489238890?featuredAd=true)

Plenty of space to park trailers when we go riding. Come on..... fess up. Who's got a spare R900K?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 30, 2013, 12:36:26 pm
There seems to be a typo in your message.  I've the the R900 for you though :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on July 30, 2013, 03:25:52 pm
There's a nice big plot for sale at Morningstar - http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-land-plots-for-sale-in-melkbosstrand/1-hectare-repo-small-holding-in-morningstar-outside-melkbos-489238890?featuredAd=true (http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-land-plots-for-sale-in-melkbosstrand/1-hectare-repo-small-holding-in-morningstar-outside-melkbos-489238890?featuredAd=true)

Plenty of space to park trailers when we go riding. Come on..... fess up. Who's got a spare R900K?
No problem we'll just have to charge for parking hehe.... :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 31, 2013, 07:25:53 am
Fancy an escape this afternoon?

2:30 at Richwood for a little trundle.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on July 31, 2013, 08:47:34 am
Fancy an escape this afternoon?

2:30 at Richwood for a little trundle.

I can't make it today unfortunately
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on July 31, 2013, 10:56:05 am
Fancy an escape this afternoon?

2:30 at Richwood for a little trundle.

Yes!  Can I make it:  No...   :'(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on July 31, 2013, 12:07:50 pm
Don't try to tell me you are all so conscientious at your jobs that a long lunch on a Wednesday is out of the question.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on July 31, 2013, 05:06:49 pm
 I wont even make Sunday's ride  :'(

My ribs broke the handlebars which in turn smashed the triple clamp on the forks. Handlebar has been replaced , but a new triple clamp costs R4,000.  :( Apparently the clamp was not hit from the front but from the top down. So yes I own a very expensive tree stump in the Quarry. And note to self , pull the darn chest protector lower , so that it covers all my ribs!  The rib below my breast is still very eina .  Anyway at least I was relatively unhurt . Enjoy your riding . :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 01, 2013, 07:27:31 am
I wont even make Sunday's ride  :'(

My ribs broke the handlebars which in turn smashed the triple clamp on the forks. Handlebar has been replaced , but a new triple clamp costs R4,000.  :( Apparently the clamp was not hit from the front but from the top down. So yes I own a very expensive tree stump in the Quarry. And note to self , pull the darn chest protector lower , so that it covers all my ribs!  The rib below my breast is still very eina .  Anyway at least I was relatively unhurt . Enjoy your riding . :thumleft:

Ouch!  Sorry to hear of your woes.  Perhaps we should pass the hat around!

And I went out there on Wed afternoon and checked all the tracks etc.  Opened up a couple that the woodcutters had blocked, found a couple of new ones and generally enjoyed myself.  I'm looking forward to Sunday and disappointed that you won't be there.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 01, 2013, 09:16:12 am
I wont even make Sunday's ride  :'(

My ribs broke the handlebars which in turn smashed the triple clamp on the forks. Handlebar has been replaced , but a new triple clamp costs R4,000.  :( Apparently the clamp was not hit from the front but from the top down. So yes I own a very expensive tree stump in the Quarry. And note to self , pull the darn chest protector lower , so that it covers all my ribs!  The rib below my breast is still very eina .  Anyway at least I was relatively unhurt . Enjoy your riding . :thumleft:

Eish sorry to hear that you and KLaRa got damaged. I hope you both get well soon.

I would look for a second hand triple clamp. Have a chat to Wesley at Craigs in Maitland, they carry a lot of used parts. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 01, 2013, 11:42:14 am



Sunday 9am Richwood?    :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:



It's going to be warm and the sand is surprisingly soft, considering all the rain we've had.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 01, 2013, 11:53:19 am
Has anyone wondered why that biker above is sitting on the camel's neck?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Pom17 on August 01, 2013, 12:01:15 pm
 :laughing4: :laughing4:

Took me a while :lol8:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on August 01, 2013, 12:13:09 pm
Has anyone wondered why that biker above is sitting on the camel's neck?

Deformed camels where you come from...   :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 02, 2013, 10:01:42 am
Thanks Guys . :thumleft:

Just been to my doctor for something else , mentioned to him my ribs are still sore from 2 weeks ago ,he examined me and says I cracked a couple of ribs, eish ! I suppose the fact that I still cant cough or sneeze and wake up at night, should have been a hint that I cracked my ribs . :biggrin:


. When he heard that my ribs broke the handlebars and triple clamp he was quite shocked , he says if I wasn't wearing that thick chest protector I would have shattered my ribs into my lungs and good bye Renette. Shew that makes me quite shocked , its not like my Dr to exaggerate.

He did say I'm very tough and said I probably just carried on riding , and yes , Danie and Ian straightened my wheel and I just carried on riding .   :imaposer:

Anyway its not like I'm going to stop riding , the pain will be gone in 6 weeks he says.  :thumleft:

But yes ,Im very grateful that Top Box sold me the most expensive ballistic jacket with a really solid chest protector , I feel lucky to be alive today.  :3some:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 02, 2013, 10:06:00 am
Thanks Guys . :thumleft:

Just been to my doctor for something else , mentioned to him my ribs are still sore from 2 weeks ago ,he examined me and says I cracked a couple of ribs, eish ! I suppose the fact that I still cant cough or sneeze and wake up at night, should have been a hint that I cracked my ribs . :biggrin:


. When he heard that my ribs broke the handlebars and triple clamp he was quite shocked , he says if I wasn't wearing that thick chest protector I would have shattered my ribs into my lungs and good bye Renette. Shew that makes me quite shocked , its not like my Dr to exaggerate.

He did say I'm very tough and said I probably just carried on riding , and yes , Danie and Ian straightened my wheel and I just carried on riding .   :imaposer:

Anyway its not like I'm going to stop riding , the pain will be gone in 6 weeks he says.  :thumleft:

But yes ,Im very grateful that Top Box sold me the most expensive ballistic jacket with a really solid chest protector , I feel lucky to be alive today.  :3some:


Good Lord, Renette!  I didn't realise you'd crashed that heavily.  Take it easy and heal up properly.  You'll be back in no time.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 02, 2013, 12:43:37 pm
Thanks Guys . :thumleft:

Just been to my doctor for something else , mentioned to him my ribs are still sore from 2 weeks ago ,he examined me and says I cracked a couple of ribs, eish ! I suppose the fact that I still cant cough or sneeze and wake up at night, should have been a hint that I cracked my ribs . :biggrin:


. When he heard that my ribs broke the handlebars and triple clamp he was quite shocked , he says if I wasn't wearing that thick chest protector I would have shattered my ribs into my lungs and good bye Renette. Shew that makes me quite shocked , its not like my Dr to exaggerate.

He did say I'm very tough and said I probably just carried on riding , and yes , Danie and Ian straightened my wheel and I just carried on riding .   :imaposer:

Anyway its not like I'm going to stop riding , the pain will be gone in 6 weeks he says.  :thumleft:

But yes ,Im very grateful that Top Box sold me the most expensive ballistic jacket with a really solid chest protector , I feel lucky to be alive today.  :3some:
Goodness Rynet I'm glad to hear your ok, take it slow next time and see you soon. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 02, 2013, 01:41:41 pm
Thanks guys   :3some:  I am already riding , going riding the long weekend , but yes maybe do the Quarry only in 3 weeks time , see you then soon, and enjoy the Quarry.   :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 02, 2013, 02:11:04 pm
Rynet I am curious to know how your triple clamp is broken as this is not very common. Have you got some photographs?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 02, 2013, 02:27:42 pm
Rynet I am curious to know how your triple clamp is broken as this is not very common. Have you got some photographs?

The same thought crossed my mind.  Why are the forks still straight?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on August 02, 2013, 02:31:28 pm
Sounds hectic that the tripple clamp broke.. glad you are ok Rynet

I will be around on Sunday for a ride.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 02, 2013, 03:11:21 pm
Flip I don't even know what a triple clamp looks like . :biggrin:  KLaRa is with Superfoxi and he said the triple clamp was so bent that he could hardly get the forks out. He said it was bent in such a funny way it does not look like it was hit from the front, but from behind ,so I thought my ribs did it  .  But on second thoughts I guess its quite a strong part ,so must have been the wheel bent the clamp when it crashed against that tree stump. It was quite a big stump .  :P
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on August 02, 2013, 03:18:42 pm
Heal fast Rynet!

I feel the need to repent this Sunday too. I'll be there on the 450.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 02, 2013, 03:41:48 pm
Flip I don't even know what a triple clamp looks like . :biggrin:  KLaRa is with Superfoxi and he said the triple clamp was so bent that he could hardly get the forks out. He said it was bent in such a funny way it does not look like it was hit from the front, but from behind ,so I thought my ribs did it  .  But on second thoughts I guess its quite a strong part ,so must have been the wheel bent the clamp when it crashed against that tree stump. It was quite a big stump .  :P


This is a KLR Triple Clamp.

(http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Jake_KXF/T2eC16V8E9s4l7bGIBQ0f-zMhsg60_35_zps04a71036.jpg) (http://s850.photobucket.com/user/Jake_KXF/media/T2eC16V8E9s4l7bGIBQ0f-zMhsg60_35_zps04a71036.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 02, 2013, 04:08:16 pm
Thanks RR  ;), so the forks go through those holes ? But why do they call it a TRIPLE clamp  ? I don't see anything 3 on it ?

Thanks for the well wishes guys .  :3some:

I must go take pics for the insurance of the triple clamp and the tank damage, and I'm getting the bent handlebars back also to take a photo. If the claim is less than R10,000 they usually accept digital evidence so hold thumbs please . :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 02, 2013, 05:26:12 pm
Thanks RR  ;), so the forks go through those holes ? But why do they call it a TRIPLE clamp  ? I don't see anything 3 on it ?

Thanks for the well wishes guys .  :3some:

I must go take pics for the insurance of the triple clamp and the tank damage, and I'm getting the bent handlebars back also to take a photo. If the claim is less than R10,000 they usually accept digital evidence so hold thumbs please . :thumleft:

The forks are clamped in the top and the bottom clamps and then the whole thing is clamped through the headstock of the frame; three clamps.

If you are going to go to the expense of getting new triples then speak to PSP and ask him to machine some billet ones up for you which will be stronger, have less flex, be more adjustable and will be capable of taking nice fat bars like Pro Taper.  
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on August 02, 2013, 08:08:07 pm
Heal fast Rynet!

I feel the need to repent this Sunday too. I'll be there on the 450.

and repent you shall my son.. maybe we can do a 450 swap for a section  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on August 03, 2013, 08:23:09 am
Heal fast Rynet!

I feel the need to repent this Sunday too. I'll be there on the 450.

and repent you shall my son.. maybe we can do a 450 swap for a section  :thumleft:

For sure. I'd like to feel what the softer Honda is all about. Here's hoping your feet touch the ground on the Kawa!  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 03, 2013, 11:06:39 am



Sunday 9am Richwood?    :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:



It's going to be warm and the sand is surprisingly soft, considering all the rain we've had.

John can I meet you guys at the new bridge again 2mrw,like last time ?say 9:30am?...I'll be on a "blue" monster...hehe
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 03, 2013, 11:14:55 am
John can I meet you guys at the new bridge again 2mrw,like last time ?say 9:30am?...I'll be on a "blue" monster...hehe

Of course!  See you there.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 03, 2013, 12:29:26 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on August 03, 2013, 01:05:59 pm
See y'all in the morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 03, 2013, 02:21:48 pm
Thanks RR  ;), so the forks go through those holes ? But why do they call it a TRIPLE clamp  ? I don't see anything 3 on it ?

Thanks for the well wishes guys .  :3some:

I must go take pics for the insurance of the triple clamp and the tank damage, and I'm getting the bent handlebars back also to take a photo. If the claim is less than R10,000 they usually accept digital evidence so hold thumbs please . :thumleft:

The forks are clamped in the top and the bottom clamps and then the whole thing is clamped through the headstock of the frame; three clamps.

If you are going to go to the expense of getting new triples then speak to PSP and ask him to machine some billet ones up for you which will be stronger, have less flex, be more adjustable and will be capable of taking nice fat bars like Pro Taper.  

Thanks Rough Rider . :thumleft: I don't know who PSP is , ? but yes I probably need to get stronger triple clamps to make it rynet -proof  :biggrin: but I just want klara back by next week, so just going to get a new standard clamp . But thanks for all the advice you give me, even if I sometimes have use google to see what you are saying.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 03, 2013, 03:49:33 pm
Thanks RR  ;), so the forks go through those holes ? But why do they call it a TRIPLE clamp  ? I don't see anything 3 on it ?

Thanks for the well wishes guys .  :3some:

I must go take pics for the insurance of the triple clamp and the tank damage, and I'm getting the bent handlebars back also to take a photo. If the claim is less than R10,000 they usually accept digital evidence so hold thumbs please . :thumleft:

The forks are clamped in the top and the bottom clamps and then the whole thing is clamped through the headstock of the frame; three clamps.

If you are going to go to the expense of getting new triples then speak to PSP and ask him to machine some billet ones up for you which will be stronger, have less flex, be more adjustable and will be capable of taking nice fat bars like Pro Taper.  

Thanks Rough Rider . :thumleft: I don't know who PSP is , ? but yes I probably need to get stronger triple clamps to make it rynet -proof  :biggrin: but I just want klara back by next week, so just going to get a new standard clamp . But thanks for all the advice you give me, even if I sometimes have use google to see what you are saying.  :imaposer:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PSP-Racing-Products/107640959297701 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/PSP-Racing-Products/107640959297701)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MrBig on August 03, 2013, 04:05:40 pm
John can I meet you guys at the new bridge again 2mrw,like last time ?say 9:30am?...I'll be on a "blue" monster...hehe

Of course!  See you there.

Wheres this bridge? Is it the Potsdam Rd intersection?
Perhaps I'll join you guys tomorrow
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 03, 2013, 04:25:18 pm
John can I meet you guys at the new bridge again 2mrw,like last time ?say 9:30am?...I'll be on a "blue" monster...hehe

Of course!  See you there.

Wheres this bridge? Is it the Potsdam Rd intersection?
Perhaps I'll join you guys tomorrow



No but you do take that new part of potsdam road till the end,passed the security guard,straight threw till the railway track the bridge is right there.see you there at 9:30am... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 03, 2013, 04:32:03 pm
The City is building a new road from the bridge over the N7 at Du Noon to Sandown Road in Parklands.  They are busy building a bridge over the Atlantis railway line as part the project.  It's about 1 or 2 km towards Atlantis from the rail bridge over the Diep River, and a similar distance towards Cape Town from the Frankdale Road level crossing.

Otherwise join us from Richwood Total.  Riders often ride their unplated plastics from there.  This is conveniently close to the Barrell for the obligatory post ride refreshment.

Edit: Kawaki was faster than me.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MrBig on August 03, 2013, 05:07:48 pm
Thanks guys - I'm on a road-legal bike so will try to make it to Total by 9
Else will gun for the new rail bridge by 9:30  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: 2StrokeDan on August 03, 2013, 05:30:33 pm
Rynet, sorry to hear of this calamity in die vicinity! Get better soon.

Do you have risers on your handle bars? They can transfer lots of extra load onto the top Tclamp via handlebars. BUT, BUT, the top clamp is usually alloy, and might break, but I cannot see how it can bend with the forks and steering stem stil in place??

VERY WEIRD.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on August 04, 2013, 08:15:12 am
It's time...
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: mischiefjay on August 04, 2013, 09:56:18 am
Ouch! Sorry Rennete. You crashed same weekend as me. Now we both Amakrokos.
:thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on August 04, 2013, 02:41:22 pm
thanks guys for a lekker ride, I spent mot of the day trying in vain to keep up with R O V Rat and Mr Big..

Well done Leigh, you did well on your new machine

 :thumleft:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Sir Rat on August 04, 2013, 03:16:02 pm
 :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 04, 2013, 03:20:57 pm
Absolute blast!!!!!!!!

Sorry Katana, that you had to leave before the ride even started.  Such are the joys of riding an old classic.

MissM - that's a big beast of a bike for you to ride.  To have done so well today speaks volumes about your "grit".  Well done.

Thanks, Riaan, for coming all the hell of a long way from Hermanus to ride with us.  I hope it was worth it.

Mr Big, lekker to have you along.  Now you see what a brilliant area our "services" are held in.  It's very special and we should enjoy it while we can.

Danie, Kawaki, Dogmatix, Ian and Fuzzy - thanks as always.  Great stuff!

The Husky had a corroded connection behind the fuse box - fixed.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 04, 2013, 03:22:25 pm
:peepwall:

You got home in good time!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Sir Rat on August 04, 2013, 03:50:49 pm
:peepwall:

You got home in good time!

Yep all clean and tummy full.   ;D

Thanks for letting me ride with you. That is a great track you have. I will be back for more I just need to get much fitter to ride that for as long as we did on the xt.

Thanks everyone for a great Sunday spent doing what I love. Riding motorbike!!

Fuzzy thanks for helping me pickup my bike with the last fall. She was starting to feel like a 1150GSA by then.

MissM you rock lady, not long and you will be teaching Monkeyboy a trick or 2. Well done.  :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 04, 2013, 04:46:11 pm
BTW  We picked up a pair of goggles on our ride today.  Let me know if they're yours.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on August 04, 2013, 06:03:47 pm
I really need to make my way out there again sometime... sjoe, its been too long.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 04, 2013, 08:55:32 pm
Thanks everyone for another great ride today, nice to meet new dogs.have a great week :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on August 04, 2013, 09:08:57 pm
You guys are too kind! Wow. That was a hectic one. It started with tears and tantrums, but I started to get it after a while

A huge shout out to everyone who helped to pick up my bike; not you though ROV Rat, we know how you feel about that.... :pot:

My biggest thanks to my new hero, iangage. Not having met me before, he gave up his precious riding time to babysit me, and taught me some lekker tricks. But the most important is that he got my head in the right space, and banished the negativity. You rock.

Next time will be better!

The photo of the day will come tomorrow. :pot:

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MrBig on August 04, 2013, 09:38:30 pm
Absolute blast!!!!!!!!

Sorry Katana, that you had to leave before the ride even started.  Such are the joys of riding an old classic.

MissM - that's a big beast of a bike for you to ride.  To have done so well today speaks volumes about your "grit".  Well done.

Thanks, Riaan, for coming all the hell of a long way from Hermanus to ride with us.  I hope it was worth it.

Mr Big, lekker to have you along.  Now you see what a brilliant area our "services" are held in.  It's very special and we should enjoy it while we can.

Danie, Kawaki, Dogmatix, Ian and Fuzzy - thanks as always.  Great stuff!

The Husky had a corroded connection behind the fuse box - fixed.  :thumleft:


was good fun - thanks for showing me around  :thumleft:
Will definitely make the effort to get there more often with you guys.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on August 05, 2013, 08:02:48 am
Photo of the day: Sad Muzzy.

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p486/Lethegee/20130804_112522_zpse95ec28e.jpg) (http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/Lethegee/media/20130804_112522_zpse95ec28e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on August 05, 2013, 12:36:38 pm
Fuzzy why you trying to hide the bike in that ditch? :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on August 05, 2013, 01:09:59 pm
I took the little 250 out for a quick spin ( very lekker bike BTW ) , I dunno, hit the ditch as usual but the front wheel just sank in deep, I tried to dig it out with a piece of pipe but I was getting nowhere, so I had to walk back to get help..  :imaposer:

Thanks to Mr Big who showed me how to jump that ditch and to R O V Rat who also gave me a demo..  :thumleft: from now on I am going over the top. I got shown a few new skills on the day  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 05, 2013, 01:47:36 pm
Bad bike, bad bike!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JaegerKTM on August 05, 2013, 06:36:13 pm
You guys are too kind! Wow. That was a hectic one. It started with tears and tantrums, but I started to get it after a while

A huge shout out to everyone who helped to pick up my bike; not you though ROV Rat, we know how you feel about that.... :pot:

My biggest thanks to my new hero, iangage. Not having met me before, he gave up his precious riding time to babysit me, and taught me some lekker tricks. But the most important is that he got my head in the right space, and banished the negativity. You rock.

Next time will be better!

The photo of the day will come tomorrow. :pot:



Hey MissM,

No worries - any riding is good riding  :ricky: and full marks for determination on the new bike. I think I might have sold it if I had been in your shoes  :thumleft:

Thanks to Crossed-up and the rest of the guys for the ride - I always finish knackered and with a few more lessons under the belt.

Till next time....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 05, 2013, 07:40:30 pm
Photo of the day: Sad Muzzy.

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p486/Lethegee/20130804_112522_zpse95ec28e.jpg) (http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/Lethegee/media/20130804_112522_zpse95ec28e.jpg.html)
:imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 05, 2013, 07:44:43 pm
I took the little 250 out for a quick spin ( very lekker bike BTW ) , I dunno, hit the ditch as usual but the front wheel just sank in deep, I tried to dig it out with a piece of pipe but I was getting nowhere, so I had to walk back to get help..  :imaposer:

Thanks to Mr Big who showed me how to jump that ditch and to R O V Rat who also gave me a demo..  :thumleft: from now on I am going over the top. I got shown a few new skills on the day  :thumleft:
Yeh the "little" bike gave "big" workout  :lol8:
Title: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 06, 2013, 07:01:17 pm
I've been leading quarry rides for some time now.  While this Sunday was tremendous fun it brought home to me again some of the tensions in this type of riding.  I was very keen to see that the fast riders were entertained, but I also wanted to look after the slower riders.  It's very difficult to do both.  

My inclination is to prefer the slower group because my enjoyment of the tracks in no way depends on the speed at which I tackle them

It would be great if some of you regulars would swot up the layout of the tracks and the areas where we seem to be tolerated. This way you can lead rides yourselves, or take riders out there on Saturdays or other days when I'm unavailable. If you know the layout it makes the whole thing so much safer in every way.

Here is a Google  Earth file of many of the tracks we ride, as well as the track we rode on Sunday in red.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32814638/Quarry.kml
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Sir Rat on August 06, 2013, 08:05:57 pm
I've been leading quarry rides for some time now.  While this Sunday was tremendous fun it brought home to me again some of the tensions in this type of riding.  I was very keen to see that the fast riders were entertained, but I also wanted to look after the slower riders.  It's very difficult to do both.  

My inclination is to prefer the slower group because my enjoyment of the tracks in no way depends on the speed at which I tackle them

It would be great if some of you regulars would swot up the layout of the tracks and the areas where we seem to be tolerated. This way you can lead rides yourselves, or take riders out there on Saturdays or other days when I'm unavailable. If you know the layout it makes the whole thing so much safer in every way.

Here is a Google  Earth file of many of the tracks we ride, as well as the track we rode on Sunday in red.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32814638/Quarry.kml

If I stayed closer I would be all over that place all the time.  :thumleft:

Can't open you link to the tracks.   :-\
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 06, 2013, 08:33:14 pm

If I stayed closer I would be all over that place all the time.  :thumleft:

Can't open you link to the tracks.   :-\

It works for me.  Try again.  DropBox is slow to update.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Beserker on August 07, 2013, 08:06:48 am
Crossed-up

Hope to join you sometime.

I took the KML and saved it as a KMZ..much smaller file (small enough to attach)

Download, and open with Google earth or like.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 07, 2013, 09:36:05 am
Crossed-up

Hope to join you sometime.

I took the KML and saved it as a KMZ..much smaller file (small enough to attach)

Download, and open with Google earth or like.

Thanks, Beserker. 

I really hope you do join us.  The riding is great and it's close enough not to need a whole day and a lot of travelling.

In fact, I think we should do a "Stellenbosch Day" at the quarry.  Bring the whole crew!  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

It's also really nice riding for the youngsters.



(.kml files are in plain ASCII and are translatable by programs like GPS Babel and readable by various other programs.  That's why I stuck to the older format.  .kmz is a proprietary compressed format.)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 07, 2013, 09:38:19 am
What rides are planned for this weekend? My back is slowly starting to improve.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 07, 2013, 10:59:09 am
I'll be at the XT Bash this weekend.  Normal quarry operations resume on the 25th for me.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on August 07, 2013, 03:30:53 pm
What rides are planned for this weekend? My back is slowly starting to improve.

I will be in the Cederberg this weekend.. Ribs at Oasis for Sunday lunch for sure..

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MrBig on August 07, 2013, 04:37:29 pm
I might be up for a ride thereabouts if the weather plays along
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 07, 2013, 06:18:54 pm
I'll be in and around the quarry on Saturday morning 9am to 12pm. Want to
get some "sand" time in before eendekuil. I'm not yet fit enough. So anybody
welcome to join in... :3some:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on August 07, 2013, 06:21:44 pm
Sounds good. I'd like to make a turn sometim the weekend and don't particularly wanna go alone.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 07, 2013, 06:31:52 pm
Cool :thumleft:....sand and whoops up for breakfast... :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 09, 2013, 07:11:38 pm
I'll be at the Morning star turn off at 9am, if anybody's up for a quarry ride tomorrow.
Planning to do some of those thick sandy tracks. :pot:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MrBig on August 10, 2013, 08:44:40 am
I'll be at the Morning star turn off at 9am, if anybody's up for a quarry ride tomorrow.
Planning to do some of those thick sandy tracks. :pot:

On the N7 side?
Title: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on August 10, 2013, 10:02:52 pm
So who rode today?
Title: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 11, 2013, 08:08:22 am
So who rode today?

I rode on Friday afternoon, the conditions were as near perfect as you can get  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on August 11, 2013, 09:55:19 am
So who rode today?

Kawaki and I did a short session yesterday. He overcooked it a little in the long sandy area and twisted his ankle quite badly.

After another hour or so of sandy whoops he decided to call it a day and I don't ride there alone so left with him.

Was short but good.

Hope you heal up quick Kawaki!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 11, 2013, 11:34:28 am
Anyone riding this afternoon?
Title: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 11, 2013, 02:33:33 pm
So who rode today?

Kawaki and I did a short session yesterday. He overcooked it a little in the long sandy area and twisted his ankle quite badly.

After another hour or so of sandy whoops he decided to call it a day and I don't ride there alone so left with him.

Was short but good.

Hope you heal up quick Kawaki!

Thanks Andrew for a unfortunate short, but sweet ride  :thumleft:.Sorry it had to end like that.
Suppose it's the " not so nice " part of our sport. >:( . Ankle will heal then I'll be back with a
vengeance  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 11, 2013, 07:19:01 pm
Sorry to hear of your injury, Kawaki.  Heal up soon, and before the Eendekuil ride.  All the best.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on August 11, 2013, 08:04:19 pm
I kicked ass on the Old Postal Route this weekend. The X and I have passed the flirting stage and are now in a full blown relationship. Not a single spill or drop!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 11, 2013, 09:52:15 pm
I kicked ass on the Old Postal Route this weekend. The X and I have passed the flirting stage and are now in a full blown relationship. Not a single spill or drop!

Awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 12, 2013, 07:21:28 am
I kicked ass on the Old Postal Route this weekend. The X and I have passed the flirting stage and are now in a full blown relationship. Not a single spill or drop!

Well done Miss M !  :ricky:
Title: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 12, 2013, 07:23:45 am
So who rode today?

Kawaki and I did a short session yesterday. He overcooked it a little in the long sandy area and twisted his ankle quite badly.

After another hour or so of sandy whoops he decided to call it a day and I don't ride there alone so left with him.

Was short but good.

Hope you heal up quick Kawaki!

Thanks Andrew for a unfortunate short, but sweet ride  :thumleft:.Sorry it had to end like that.
Suppose it's the " not so nice " part of our sport. >:( . Ankle will heal then I'll be back with a
vengeance  :laughing4:

Eish , sorry to hear Kawaki  :(  Get well soon   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 12, 2013, 07:28:33 am
Rynet, sorry to hear of this calamity in die vicinity! Get better soon.

Do you have risers on your handle bars? They can transfer lots of extra load onto the top Tclamp via handlebars. BUT, BUT, the top clamp is usually alloy, and might break, but I cannot see how it can bend with the forks and steering stem stil in place??

VERY WEIRD.

Thanks Dan , yes indeed I did put raisers on the bars , just recently. The forks were bent , especially the one inner tube , but did not have to be replaced.  Still waiting on the triple clamp . Can't wait to get my bike back to go riding again , the ribs are almost better.  Hope you and Crossed -up etc had a lekkerr XT Bash ?  :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 12, 2013, 09:41:50 am
Rynet, sorry to hear of this calamity in die vicinity! Get better soon.

Do you have risers on your handle bars? They can transfer lots of extra load onto the top Tclamp via handlebars. BUT, BUT, the top clamp is usually alloy, and might break, but I cannot see how it can bend with the forks and steering stem stil in place??

VERY WEIRD.

Thanks Dan , yes indeed I did put raisers on the bars , just recently. The forks were bent , especially the one inner tube , but did not have to be replaced.  Still waiting on the triple clamp . Can't wait to get my bike back to go riding again , the ribs are almost better.  Hope you and Crossed -up etc had a lekkerr XT Bash ?  :ricky:

Never, I repeat never ever fit bar raisers to any bike, unless you want to hurt yourself   :deal:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Beserker on August 12, 2013, 10:00:28 am
Never, I repeat never ever fit bar raisers to any bike, unless you want to hurt yourself   :deal:

In my case, instead of splitting my patella on the handlebars, I get a "lammie" on the Rectus femoris during a sudden stop.

Raisers work for me  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 12, 2013, 10:12:08 am
Never, I repeat never ever fit bar raisers to any bike, unless you want to hurt yourself   :deal:

In my case, instead of splitting my patella on the handlebars, I get a "lammie" on the Rectus femoris during a sudden stop.

Raisers work for me  ;D

Rather get high bend bar.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 12, 2013, 07:47:03 pm
Sorry to hear of your injury, Kawaki.  Heal up soon, and before the Eendekuil ride.  All the best.

Thanks John, but I think eendekuil is a no no... :'(
Title: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 12, 2013, 07:48:31 pm
So who rode today?

Kawaki and I did a short session yesterday. He overcooked it a little in the long sandy area and twisted his ankle quite badly.

After another hour or so of sandy whoops he decided to call it a day and I don't ride there alone so left with him.

Was short but good.

Hope you heal up quick Kawaki!

Thanks Andrew for a unfortunate short, but sweet ride  :thumleft:.Sorry it had to end like that.
Suppose it's the " not so nice " part of our sport. >:( . Ankle will heal then I'll be back with a
vengeance  :laughing4:

Eish , sorry to hear Kawaki  :(  Get well soon   :thumleft:

Thanks Rynet :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gwild on August 12, 2013, 09:42:17 pm
Sorry to hear of your injury, Kawaki.  Heal up soon, and before the Eendekuil ride.  All the best.

Thanks John, but I think eendekuil is a no no... :'(

Ice pack and strap it and you good to go :thumleft: have a speedy recovery
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 13, 2013, 06:01:35 am
Never, I repeat never ever fit bar raisers to any bike, unless you want to hurt yourself   :deal:

In my case, instead of splitting my patella on the handlebars, I get a "lammie" on the Rectus femoris during a sudden stop.

Raisers work for me  ;D
:imaposer: yes exactly.  I have heard handlebar raisers are not good for the bike's handling , but  without them I can't stand and ride at all . Perhaps not something a shorty like Rough Rider has a problem with . :peepwall:  :biggrin: >:D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 13, 2013, 06:03:30 am
Sorry to hear of your injury, Kawaki.  Heal up soon, and before the Eendekuil ride.  All the best.

Thanks John, but I think eendekuil is a no no... :'(

Ouch that foot looks bad Kawaki , what happened ?,and did the bike fall on you ?  :o
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 13, 2013, 09:42:42 am
Never, I repeat never ever fit bar raisers to any bike, unless you want to hurt yourself   :deal:

In my case, instead of splitting my patella on the handlebars, I get a "lammie" on the Rectus femoris during a sudden stop.

Raisers work for me  ;D
:imaposer: yes exactly.  I have heard handlebar raisers are not good for the bike's handling , but  without them I can't stand and ride at all . Perhaps not something a shorty like Rough Rider has a problem with . :peepwall:  :biggrin: >:D

Ok you want an essay on this  ;D

The better way to go is to change the handle bars. You get all types of different bends including high bend. The other thing is that if you cannot stand comfortably on your bike then it may be the wrong bike for you and you need to get one with better ergonomics to suit you.

Anyway standing comfortably is not necessarily the correct way to be standing; for example are you standing up straight with straight legs or are you bending forward at the waist and keeping your knees bent etc. etc.

Some riders fit bar raisers not because the bars are not high enough but because they are too close to them when they stand. In this case you need to either change the triple clamp so that you can adjust the bars forward or once again change the bars for one with a more forward bend.

I had this problem on my 610; the bars were too close to me when standing. I changed the bars for a different bend and moved them forward (on the 610 you can turn the bar clamps around in the triple clamp to move the bars forward by 25mm). On the KLR you cannot adjust the position of the bars with the OEM triples; that is why I recommended a set of custom triples for you instead of buying another set of OEM.

If the bars are set too far back and you fit a set of bar risers you compound the problem by changing the rake and that is why the bike handles worse.    
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 13, 2013, 01:35:09 pm
Sorry to hear of your injury, Kawaki.  Heal up soon, and before the Eendekuil ride.  All the best.

Thanks John, but I think eendekuil is a no no... :'(

Ice pack and strap it and you good to go :thumleft: have a speedy recovery
Thanks Gavin :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 13, 2013, 01:39:06 pm
Sorry to hear of your injury, Kawaki.  Heal up soon, and before the Eendekuil ride.  All the best.

Thanks John, but I think eendekuil is a no no... :'(

Ouch that foot looks bad Kawaki , what happened ?,and did the bike fall on you ?  :o
A case of too much speed thru a woopy section, stuck the foot out twisted it and that's the result. Thankfully
managed to stay on the bike at least.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 13, 2013, 02:11:39 pm
Sorry to hear of your injury, Kawaki.  Heal up soon, and before the Eendekuil ride.  All the best.

Thanks John, but I think eendekuil is a no no... :'(

Ouch that foot looks bad Kawaki , what happened ?,and did the bike fall on you ?  :o
A case of too much speed thru a woopy section, stuck the foot out twisted it and that's the result. Thankfully
managed to stay on the bike at least.. :thumleft:

You are actually quite lucky, normally when that happens you tear your ACL in that knee. Ask me  :(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on August 13, 2013, 03:34:12 pm
My boots saved my ankle many a time at the quarry.  Last time the ridge of the twee spoor pulled my foot of the peg.  It happens so quickly.   :o
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on August 13, 2013, 04:01:42 pm
oi that looks bad.. heal up quick  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 13, 2013, 04:08:51 pm
Sorry to hear of your injury, Kawaki.  Heal up soon, and before the Eendekuil ride.  All the best.

Thanks John, but I think eendekuil is a no no... :'(

Ouch that foot looks bad Kawaki , what happened ?,and did the bike fall on you ?  :o
A case of too much speed thru a woopy section, stuck the foot out twisted it and that's the result. Thankfully
managed to stay on the bike at least.. :thumleft:

You are actually quite lucky, normally when that happens you tear your ACL in that knee. Ask me  :(

oh yes know all about that one too  :(
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 13, 2013, 04:15:09 pm
My boots saved my ankle many a time at the quarry.  Last time the ridge of the twee spoor pulled my foot of the peg.  It happens so quickly.   :o

Yes I agree, anybody riding in that type of terrain without mx boots are taking a huge risk. If I didn't wear them my foot
would have surely been broken and maybe the knee..  :)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on August 13, 2013, 04:15:29 pm
oi that looks bad.. heal up quick  :thumleft:
:thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 13, 2013, 04:43:17 pm
Roll on the weekend.  With all this rain the sand is going to be brilliant!

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 13, 2013, 08:55:24 pm
Never, I repeat never ever fit bar raisers to any bike, unless you want to hurt yourself   :deal:

In my case, instead of splitting my patella on the handlebars, I get a "lammie" on the Rectus femoris during a sudden stop.

Raisers work for me  ;D
:imaposer: yes exactly.  I have heard handlebar raisers are not good for the bike's handling , but  without them I can't stand and ride at all . Perhaps not something a shorty like Rough Rider has a problem with . :peepwall:  :biggrin: >:D

Ok you want an essay on this  ;D

The better way to go is to change the handle bars. You get all types of different bends including high bend. The other thing is that if you cannot stand comfortably on your bike then it may be the wrong bike for you and you need to get one with better ergonomics to suit you.

Anyway standing comfortably is not necessarily the correct way to be standing; for example are you standing up straight with straight legs or are you bending forward at the waist and keeping your knees bent etc. etc.

Some riders fit bar raisers not because the bars are not high enough but because they are too close to them when they stand. In this case you need to either change the triple clamp so that you can adjust the bars forward or once again change the bars for one with a more forward bend.

I had this problem on my 610; the bars were too close to me when standing. I changed the bars for a different bend and moved them forward (on the 610 you can turn the bar clamps around in the triple clamp to move the bars forward by 25mm). On the KLR you cannot adjust the position of the bars with the OEM triples; that is why I recommended a set of custom triples for you instead of buying another set of OEM.

If the bars are set too far back and you fit a set of bar risers you compound the problem by changing the rake and that is why the bike handles worse.    

Thanks RR for your patience, this thread is like biking 101 for me.  ;)

Ok I did change the handlebars and made them higher. Then I added handlebar raisers and a pivot to make the bars go further from me as the handlebar was too low and too close to my body so I had no control over the bike when standing . My hands were near my belly button, but now they are right for me , more out and away so I can control the bike . And I don't stand straight I still bend at the knees and back. The GS1200 had a great standing position, but I don't want to carry all that extra weight anymore .

But I did not see that putting raisers on would change the rake and perhaps the handling of the bike. I am quite shocked now , are you saying the rake will be more upright now like a superbike ? But that is not good , is it ? How much will it affect the rake and handling ?

To me a bike is like a ship , I see the blue scratchy bits on the tank , the windscreen , and of course the handlebars. The rest is like being underwater and is just a blur. I see the outline of 2 wheels and that's it. Embarrassing yes , but honestly I never thought that if I fiddle with the head of the bike it would affect the feet. That's like saying if I put lipstick on I will get knock knees.  ;D

Ok Klara is now renamed The Blob , till I figure out how to understand her. People are just so much easier to understand . :xxbah:

Anyway thanks RR , I learn something new here every day  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on August 14, 2013, 06:18:37 am
I never thought that it would adjust the rake either   ???

I have removed the raisers from my GS and the handling and steering response has dramatically improved.  The vague 'looseness' on my steering has gone.  The biggest issue was 'learning' to stand with my back bent.  I am cool with that now and will never replace the raisers on the GS.  Dunno about other bikes though.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 14, 2013, 07:20:17 am
I never thought that it would adjust the rake either   ???

I have removed the raisers from my GS and the handling and steering response has dramatically improved.  The vague 'looseness' on my steering has gone.  The biggest issue was 'learning' to stand with my back bent.  I am cool with that now and will never replace the raisers on the GS.  Dunno about other bikes though.

Thanks Katana  :3some: I don't feel like such an idiot anymore. And interesting about your raisers.

Ok I googled rake and its not the forks that count but " Rake is the angle, in degrees, that the steering head of the frame—not the forks—is tilted back from the vertical."

So then I googled steering head but found this :

"The entire basic steering assembly is called a Triple Tree, Triple Clamp, Steering Head, Steering Head Yoke, or Steering Stem".

Not sure where the steering head is but can see that since the handlebars are attached to this "triple tree goodies  " the bar raisers could affect the rake angle .

Please explain more Rough Rider.  :sip:


Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: espresso on August 14, 2013, 07:43:49 am
The handlebars and or raisers have no effect on the rake.
The steering input also doesn't know how the force got there - via a big swept bar or a low bar with huge risers.

Rynet, what is probably happening is that your weight distribution is too static.
You are used to riding a big 1200 where the pegs are far back and the bike is heavy.
With the more offroad oriented bikes you have to adjust your forward and backward stance to get the correct weight over the front wheel.
Going into a corner try leaning forward to weight the front wheel, lean the bike over towards the center of the turn and go with the flow. How much forward lean? - only you will know. This will depend on the bend, how full your tank is, the terrain and your faith in your tyres.
The problem with too much bar height is that it can limit you getting your weight over the front wheel.
You need to play with this to allow enough movement.
On my KTM 525 in my normal standing position my head is almost over the front wheel.
On a trials bike the front is naturally so light you have to hunch over the bars like an ape to keep the front down.
Great for control, but don't try to ride like this for a whole day.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 14, 2013, 07:50:20 am
Thanks Expresso. Some nice tips there.   :thumleft: With the raisers making the bars up and further away from me I am more over the front wheel . But ,yes you are right, I do need to be more active on the KLR's front end  . The GS seemed to just ride by itself, but I need to more aggro with the KLR , both with steering and with the throttle.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 14, 2013, 10:31:19 am
I never thought that it would adjust the rake either   ???

I have removed the raisers from my GS and the handling and steering response has dramatically improved.  The vague 'looseness' on my steering has gone.  The biggest issue was 'learning' to stand with my back bent.  I am cool with that now and will never replace the raisers on the GS.  Dunno about other bikes though.

Ok maybe I did not explain the rake properly. Raising the bars obviously does not physically change the rake, but you get the same effect. The higher you make the bars the further away they get from the axial of the front wheel, don't forget the top of the triple clamp is perpendicular to the forks so raising the bars also moves them backwards towards the rider. This is not true on all bikes but certainly is on budget bikes which have limited adjustment. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on August 14, 2013, 10:41:57 am
I may be able to make this Sunday, Cara has been hospitalised so I have had to postpone my Zim trip.. come on weekend
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Beserker on August 14, 2013, 12:05:49 pm
Being lazy, I have raisers on my XR.

It facilitates a comfy position, and mostly riding the XR in wide open spaces, it is not an issue.

For off road, on the KDX I have a very flat setup, the bar not close to me, no raisers, not even a CR -Highbend.

This enhances, like RR mentioned, off road or technical prowess like getting your weight over the front for steep ascents, i.e. in "race" or "attacking obstacles" body positions.

David Knight (World Enduro Champ) at 6'5" reckons  (for racing, riding enduro style off road) if your bar feels to low, time to do some core exercises.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 14, 2013, 12:10:24 pm
Being lazy, I have raisers on my XR.

It facilitates a comfy position, and mostly riding the XR in wide open spaces, it is not an issue.

For off road, on the KDX I have a very flat setup, the bar not close to me, no raisers, not even a CR -Highbend.

This enhances, like RR mentioned, off road or technical prowess like getting your weight over the front for steep ascents, i.e. in "race" or "attacking obstacles" body positions.

David Knight (World Enduro Champ) at 6'5" reckons  (for racing, riding enduro style off road) if your bar feels to low, time to do some core exercises.

David Knight is quite a character. He also recons the reason he rides so well is that he learned to ride in soft sand; that make two things I have in common with him  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Beserker on August 14, 2013, 12:16:43 pm
I may be able to make this Sunday..

Also keen for Sunday, keen to go ride with ol' crossed up, if he is available.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on August 14, 2013, 12:21:54 pm
I may be able to make this Sunday..

Also keen for Sunday, keen to go ride with ol' crossed up, if he is available.

I might also pull in for a quick Sunday ride
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on August 14, 2013, 12:56:57 pm
I never thought that it would adjust the rake either   ???

I have removed the raisers from my GS and the handling and steering response has dramatically improved.  The vague 'looseness' on my steering has gone.  The biggest issue was 'learning' to stand with my back bent.  I am cool with that now and will never replace the raisers on the GS.  Dunno about other bikes though.

Ok maybe I did not explain the rake properly. Raising the bars obviously does not physically change the rake, but you get the same effect. The higher you make the bars the further away they get from the axial of the front wheel, don't forget the top of the triple clamp is perpendicular to the forks so raising the bars also moves them backwards towards the rider. This is not true on all bikes but certainly is on budget bikes which have limited adjustment. 

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 15, 2013, 06:30:35 am
I never thought that it would adjust the rake either   ???

I have removed the raisers from my GS and the handling and steering response has dramatically improved.  The vague 'looseness' on my steering has gone.  The biggest issue was 'learning' to stand with my back bent.  I am cool with that now and will never replace the raisers on the GS.  Dunno about other bikes though.

Ok maybe I did not explain the rake properly. Raising the bars obviously does not physically change the rake, but you get the same effect. The higher you make the bars the further away they get from the axial of the front wheel, don't forget the top of the triple clamp is perpendicular to the forks so raising the bars also moves them backwards towards the rider. This is not true on all bikes but certainly is on budget bikes which have limited adjustment. 

 :thumleft: thanks RR , you gave me a big skrik the other night . Thanks for explaining.  But yes you made me see that everything one does on a bike could change the whole dynamics of the bike .Like when I got her , the previous owner had raising links at the bottom , and when I cornered on tar , the whole back would slide out giving my friends behind me big frights. Taking it off made a remarkable and immediate improvement Then I re-did the suspension and it was instantly much better still on dirt and tar . Haven't been riding much tar with the new raisers, but certainly in sand it feels like I can be more aggressive and throw her around corners better. Will test her on tar too when I get her back.

I also had a look at USA KLR.net forum and seems the KLR crew is generally quite tall and many of the guys have put on handlebar raisers and they seem fine with it . But yes thanks RR ,food for thought  .  :3some:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on August 16, 2013, 09:53:19 am
Who is riding Sunday ?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Beserker on August 16, 2013, 10:09:02 am
Who is riding Sunday ?

Pending...   ;D

Weather, RM85, KX65, KDX200 serviced, blah blah but very keen.

How long would one ride, especially if you want to do loops rather than just faf around in the quary.

i.e. can one put a loop together from where one parks, and refuel between laps?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on August 16, 2013, 11:29:39 am
Who is riding Sunday ?

I'll be there. Where do you wanna meet?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on August 16, 2013, 02:00:23 pm
I should make it this Sunday.

Beserker, we don't ride in the quarry anymore as it doesn't really exist - it's been filled in. We ride the tracks in the bush around the area. There are numerous loops you could do. We usually just head in one direction until we come to the end of the track and then turn. When Crossed Up's leading he takes us to a variety of interesting paths and surfaces both mostly sand.

Not sure how small your tanks are but nobody needs to refuel halfway through - we do about 30 - 40 kms I think but seeing how there are a few more experienced chaps joining this Sunday by the looks of things we may split up and the faster guys will be able to get a few more kms out of the ride.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 16, 2013, 02:15:03 pm
Right!  Back from the windy wilds of the Overberg.

9 am Richwood Total.

Ride until lunchtime-ish. 

I'm happy to split the group and show the tigers a nice loop to practice on while the rest can "faf" about with me on the tamer stuff.

I also want to explore the dumps we saw last time.  There should be some interesting riding there!

My guess is that we should all stay together up to here.  Then split into racers and riders.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on August 16, 2013, 02:25:43 pm
I have bought my headgasket, now just to get time to fit it.  I am moving this weekend.  Enjoy   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Sir Rat on August 16, 2013, 02:53:12 pm
Right!  Back from the windy wilds of the Overberg.

9 am Richwood Total.

Ride until lunchtime-ish. 

I'm happy to split the group and show the tigers a nice loop to practice on while the rest can "faf" about with me on the tamer stuff.

I also want to explore the dumps we saw last time.  There should be some interesting riding there!

My guess is that we should all stay together up to here.  Then split into racers and riders.

In the Overberg and you didn't come say hello. A calculation error I hope or I will be deeply hurt.   ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 16, 2013, 06:20:57 pm
Right!  Back from the windy wilds of the Overberg.

9 am Richwood Total.

Ride until lunchtime-ish. 

I'm happy to split the group and show the tigers a nice loop to practice on while the rest can "faf" about with me on the tamer stuff.

I also want to explore the dumps we saw last time.  There should be some interesting riding there!

My guess is that we should all stay together up to here.  Then split into racers and riders.

In the Overberg and you didn't come say hello. A calculation error I hope or I will be deeply hurt.   ;D

I was in Napier, and only just made it as far a Bredasdorp before rushing back to the warmth of our cottage, a large scotch and a good book. 

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JaegerKTM on August 16, 2013, 07:05:40 pm
Right!  Back from the windy wilds of the Overberg.

9 am Richwood Total.

Ride until lunchtime-ish. 

I'm happy to split the group and show the tigers a nice loop to practice on while the rest can "faf" about with me on the tamer stuff.

I also want to explore the dumps we saw last time.  There should be some interesting riding there!

My guess is that we should all stay together up to here.  Then split into racers and riders.

Keen to ride again! Can I meet you at the new bridge around 09:30?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 16, 2013, 08:02:21 pm
Sure.  See you there.
Title: Re:
Post by: DirtHound on August 16, 2013, 08:26:24 pm
Can I fall in with the group on the du noon side of the bridge over the N7?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 16, 2013, 08:42:15 pm
Do you mean you'd like to meet us at the new road bridge over the railway line to join up the N7 to Sandown Rd?

Of course.  See you there at 9:30-ish.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on August 17, 2013, 08:18:47 am
I want to come too... but its cold ... and far...


Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on August 17, 2013, 08:19:16 am
Okay... Coming
Title: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on August 17, 2013, 10:43:31 am
Okay... no body here in the q
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 17, 2013, 12:09:13 pm
Okay... Coming

Tomorrow, too?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on August 17, 2013, 12:38:16 pm
Okay... Coming

Tomorrow, too?

Naaah, tomorrow im on my own little ride to Baviaanskloof  :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JaegerKTM on August 17, 2013, 01:59:15 pm
 
:thumleft:
Sure.  See you there.

Title: Re: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on August 17, 2013, 02:02:10 pm
Okay... Coming

Tomorrow, too?

Naaah, tomorrow im on my own little ride to Baviaanskloof  :ricky:
Take lots of pics!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 17, 2013, 07:37:28 pm
Do you mean you'd like to meet us at the new road bridge over the railway line to join up the N7 to Sandown Rd?


Of course.  See you there at 9:30-ish.
.   

Can I join in tomorrow? Just not sure how to get to the bridge from the Parklands side?
Title: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on August 17, 2013, 08:05:34 pm
If you like, I'm leaving from my place on Raats drive at 9 am
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 17, 2013, 08:14:06 pm
Do you mean you'd like to meet us at the new road bridge over the railway line to join up the N7 to Sandown Rd?


Of course.  See you there at 9:30-ish.
.   

Can I join in tomorrow? Just not sure how to get to the bridge from the Parklands side?


Just follow Sandown road up to the railway line.

RR, do you know your way around the section up near the Melkbos road, where the wood-sellers are?
Title: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 17, 2013, 09:31:20 pm
If you like, I'm leaving from my place on Raats drive at 9 am

Which way do you go?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 17, 2013, 09:33:02 pm
Do you mean you'd like to meet us at the new road bridge over the railway line to join up the N7 to Sandown Rd?


Of course.  See you there at 9:30-ish.
.   

Can I join in tomorrow? Just not sure how to get to the bridge from the Parklands side?


Just follow Sandown road up to the railway line.

RR, do you know your way around the section up near the Melkbos road, where the wood-sellers are?


Yes I do know where the wood sellers are. What time will you be there?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on August 17, 2013, 09:55:50 pm
If you like, I'm leaving from my place on Raats drive at 9 am

Which way do you go?
Gie Road North until the bush
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 17, 2013, 09:58:27 pm
No.  I was hoping you could take some of the faster riders on a loop around that area.  There's some nice open, fast riding there which would suit the guys on 950s.

If you could meet us at the new bridge at 9:30 as planned that would be great.  

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 17, 2013, 10:02:17 pm
No.  I was hoping you could take some of the faster riders on a loop around that area.  There's some nice open, fast riding there which would suit the guys on 950s.

If you could meet us at the new bridge at 9:30 as planned that would be great.  



I am not exactly sure which bridge you are talking about.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 17, 2013, 10:04:17 pm
No.  I was hoping you could take some of the faster riders on a loop around that area.  There's some nice open, fast riding there which would suit the guys on 950s.

If you could meet us at the new bridge at 9:30 as planned that would be great.  



I am not exactly sure which bridge you are talking about.

But I am sure I will find it  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on August 17, 2013, 10:04:26 pm
If you like, I'm leaving from my place on Raats drive at 9 am

Which way do you go?
Gie Road North until the bush
Call me if you'd like to ride together.
0837941923
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 17, 2013, 10:05:31 pm
Do you know the new road which is being built between DuNoon and Parklands?  It's where it crosses the railway line.
Otherwise we'll be at the pump station at the intersection of Frankdale Road and the line about ten or twenty minutes later.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 17, 2013, 10:06:01 pm
If you like, I'm leaving from my place on Raats drive at 9 am

Which way do you go?
Gie Road North until the bush
Call me if you'd like to ride together.
0837941923

I am on a plastic so can't ride any roads.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 17, 2013, 10:10:10 pm
Do you know the new road which is being built between DuNoon and Parklands?  It's where it crosses the railway line.
Otherwise we'll be at the pump station at the intersection of Frankdale Road and the line about ten or twenty minutes later.

I will see you at one of the two  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 17, 2013, 10:14:05 pm
No.  I was hoping you could take some of the faster riders on a loop around that area.  There's some nice open, fast riding there which would suit the guys on 950s.

If you could meet us at the new bridge at 9:30 as planned that would be great.  



I can take a faster group no problem.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: adv on August 17, 2013, 10:33:58 pm
Did you guys even ride today?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 17, 2013, 11:00:23 pm
Did you guys even ride today?

Adv, Adv, Adv!  The ride is tomorrow, Sunday.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on August 18, 2013, 07:38:28 am
If it's not too late can I join you guys?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 18, 2013, 07:43:08 am
Of course.  9 am at Richwood Total.  All welcome.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 18, 2013, 07:44:17 am
Are you coming on a pantechnicon or a smaller bike?  The 1200 will sukkel!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on August 18, 2013, 08:12:15 am
On a CRF450

Is anyone going from the Parklands side?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on August 18, 2013, 08:20:00 am
On a CRF450

Is anyone going from the Parklands side?
Yes, I'll be meeting everyone on the new bridge between Sunningdale and the N7
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JaegerKTM on August 18, 2013, 08:48:15 am
Did you guys even ride today?

Adv, Adv, Adv!  The ride is tomorrow, Sunday.

Soory guys - not going to make it after all. It seems it is a morning of barbies and tea parties rather than sand and whoops  ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 18, 2013, 02:30:39 pm
You missed a great ride.  Tremendous fun.  Thanks, Andrew, Dean, Dave, Rudi, Justin and Tony.  Great stuff! 

A bit slow for Rudi, but greatly enjoyable.

And I got klapped on the chin by a blunt stick which tipped up and went in between my neck brace and helmet!

Next week I think we'll start cutting a new track.  Axes, pangas and implements of foliar destruction welcome.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on August 18, 2013, 03:44:14 pm
You missed a great ride.  Tremendous fun.  Thanks, Andrew, Dean, Dave, Rudi, Justin and Tony.  Great stuff! 

A bit slow for Rudi, but greatly enjoyable.

And I got klapped on the chin by a blunt stick which tipped up and went in between my neck brace and helmet!

Next week I think we'll start cutting a new track.  Axes, pangas and implements of foliar destruction welcome.
Thanks very much, John! It was a fantastic day out - the most fun I've had on the bike in ages, but then again, I haven't been on the bike in ages. :)

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 18, 2013, 05:15:54 pm
Thanks for the pics.  It's great to have a photographer along.  I'm always so useless about taking pics.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on August 18, 2013, 05:19:51 pm
Looks awesome. I must confess to a lie-in and tv time. Bad Leigh!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 18, 2013, 06:45:53 pm
You missed a great ride.  Tremendous fun.  Thanks, Andrew, Dean, Dave, Rudi, Justin and Tony.  Great stuff! 

A bit slow for Rudi, but greatly enjoyable.

And I got klapped on the chin by a blunt stick which tipped up and went in between my neck brace and helmet!

Next week I think we'll start cutting a new track.  Axes, pangas and implements of foliar destruction welcome.

I think the same blunt stick got me in the same location.

What do you mean slow; I had it pinned in top gear on quite a few sections today  :snorting:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 18, 2013, 07:01:36 pm
I'm pulling Rudi's leg.  Short of Coma everything is slow for him.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 18, 2013, 07:04:23 pm
I'm pulling Rudi's leg.  Short of Coma everything is slow for him.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 18, 2013, 09:02:46 pm
I'm pulling Rudi's leg.  Short of Coma everything is slow for him.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Was Tour there ? ag drat sorry I missed out , looks like you guys had lots of fun !   ;)

See you guys next week . Blob is ready, must just fetch her , ribs still eina but that wont stop me.  :ricky:


Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 18, 2013, 10:48:44 pm
I'm pulling Rudi's leg.  Short of Coma everything is slow for him.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Was Tour there ? ag drat sorry I missed out , looks like you guys had lots of fun !   ;)

See you guys next week . Blob is ready, must just fetch her , ribs still eina but that wont stop me.  :ricky:




He rides the SE pretty well, I was very impressed.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on August 19, 2013, 09:05:22 pm
Damn, that looks like a blast!! hopefully I can join in this Sunday after Eendekuil.. it seems after having ridden that place flat, I still haven't seen half of it!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rynet on August 21, 2013, 07:37:03 am
I'm pulling Rudi's leg.  Short of Coma everything is slow for him.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Was Tour there ? ag drat sorry I missed out , looks like you guys had lots of fun !   ;)

See you guys next week . Blob is ready, must just fetch her , ribs still eina but that wont stop me.  :ricky:




He rides the SE pretty well, I was very impressed.

You can be impressed RR  ;) . Tour is such a humble guy, and won't tell anyone , but he came a 2nd in Amageza 1 and 4th /5th in Amageza 2 , and that's with his AT , pretty impressive ! :notworthy: 

Anyway , looking forward to riding again this weekend . :ricky: 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on August 21, 2013, 09:14:46 am
I'm pulling Rudi's leg.  Short of Coma everything is slow for him.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Was Tour there ? ag drat sorry I missed out , looks like you guys had lots of fun !   ;)

See you guys next week . Blob is ready, must just fetch her , ribs still eina but that wont stop me.  :ricky:




He rides the SE pretty well, I was very impressed.

You can be impressed RR  ;) . Tour is such a humble guy, and won't tell anyone , but he came a 2nd in Amageza 1 and 4th /5th in Amageza 2 , and that's with his AT , pretty impressive ! :notworthy: 

Anyway , looking forward to riding again this weekend . :ricky: 

That is impressive.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 22, 2013, 01:45:42 pm
Nothing dramatic planned for this Sunday.  The tigers should look elsewhere for their thrills.   :o

A bit of  :ricky: :ricky:, a little track maintenance and :bar: :bar: at the Barrell. 

9am, Total Richwood.   
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on August 22, 2013, 01:51:18 pm
I'm getting my kicks on Saturday, as the parents are taking monkeboy and myself out for a Sunday lunch in Riebeek Kasteel.

Yummy yummy!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on August 22, 2013, 02:35:01 pm
Bring an axe, :Whdatk: machete,  :Whdatk:  sword :Whdatk: or other bushwacker of choice.

Maybe we should bring a bucket to bail some of those larger puddles out too? 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 22, 2013, 03:16:23 pm
Or borrow the SAS Willehond for the day?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 24, 2013, 02:27:21 pm
The mighty panga is sharp, and the bike is prepped.  See you in the morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on August 24, 2013, 03:10:22 pm
My bike shed her headlight protector last week.

If any of you guys come across it, please could you keep it for me?

It's a homemade piece of orange perspex - nothing special. Thanks!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 24, 2013, 04:29:20 pm
Sure - we'll keep a look-out.  I'm also looking for MissM's mirror.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on August 24, 2013, 09:14:21 pm
The pony's headlight cvover went missing a few rides ago too - unique bit of edgy orange perspex with wavy edges.

Machete's primed, chain oiled and sheath saftey'd - rivets been making a hash of my KLX's left side cover by the looks of things.

See the enthusiastic hordes of able-bodied track builders at the Richwood Total tomorrow morning!

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 25, 2013, 10:39:39 pm
Thanks for the lekker ride, Danie and Andrew.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: monkeyboy on August 26, 2013, 08:50:02 am
After doing the railway lines and the back route to Atlantis on Saturday, I returned minus a set of Andy-patent bead breakers. If anyone picks them up, please let me know!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 26, 2013, 09:42:24 am
After doing the railway lines and the back route to Atlantis on Saturday, I returned minus a set of Andy-patent bead breakers. If anyone picks them up, please let me know!

That's a blow!  Any idea where you're most likely to have lost them?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on August 26, 2013, 10:45:24 am
After doing the railway lines and the back route to Atlantis on Saturday, I returned minus a set of Andy-patent bead breakers. If anyone picks them up, please let me know!

That's a blow!  Any idea where you're most likely to have lost them?

Maybe on the woops, Paul?

CrossedUp - remember that section that you sent The Boys on, and you and I rode the railway tracks? He either lost it there, or just after it, heading towards Atlantis, as he realised before we got there.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: monkeyboy on August 26, 2013, 12:24:09 pm
Probably around there, yes. The Hp2 gets whoopy on whoops.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 29, 2013, 12:46:38 pm
More riding and track-making on Sunday.

The sand will be perfect, the puddles will be deep with patches of mud.  Brilliant!

We'll have a good look for all the lost property.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 29, 2013, 12:52:05 pm
Let's make it a bit earlier as the seasons change.

Sunday 1st Sept, 8:30 am Richwood Total.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on August 29, 2013, 01:18:03 pm
Let's make it a bit earlier as the seasons change.

Sunday 1st Sept, 8:30 am Richwood Total.

Sorry, too early for me. Maybe catch you at the next one.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on August 29, 2013, 09:50:51 pm
Think I'll be joining in on this one! Sounds awesome, especially after this week's rain!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on August 30, 2013, 07:35:54 am
Let's make it a bit earlier as the seasons change.

Sunday 1st Sept, 8:30 am Richwood Total.

Sorry, too early for me. Maybe catch you at the next one.

Excuses!  You've got my number - call if you come through a bit later.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on August 30, 2013, 11:24:13 am
Let's make it a bit earlier as the seasons change.

Sunday 1st Sept, 8:30 am Richwood Total.

Sorry, too early for me. Maybe catch you at the next one.

Excuses!  You've got my number - call if you come through a bit later.


Cool. I'll see.

Not really excuses. Sundays are the only time that I get to sleep later than 07h00 when I teach on Saturdays, too! 6 days of teaching in a row mean that I am generally exhausted, and being at Richmond for 08h30 is just too early.  :-\
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 01, 2013, 07:53:39 am
Time changed to 9:00.  Weather a bit dodgy.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on September 01, 2013, 08:20:44 am
Ok well I'm here already! Look out for the putoline signage. Will have a coffee in ye mean time. What are you riding, crossed-up?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on September 01, 2013, 03:06:52 pm
Fantastic ride this morning, thanks Crossed-up, Andrew and Danie. Nice to put faces to the names of the WD Quarry riders!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 01, 2013, 06:51:08 pm
Great ride this morning!  Nice to meet you, Wes.   Shoe!  You can ride that bike! 

Dogmatix and I returned for some trackmaking.  In the next while the "Fridge Track" will make its way from the erstwhile little quarry finally intersecting the Blue Peter Track somewhere in its middle. This will create some nice possibilities for shorter loops from a common starting point.

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 01, 2013, 06:58:25 pm
"Fridge Track?" I hear you cry. 

I used to refer to this track as the "Bicycle Track",



(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/Crossed-up40/Quarry/DSC00081.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/Crossed-up40/media/Quarry/DSC00081.jpg.html)


But somebody has taken it away.


So today we found an old fridge deep in the bush. There was a dead mouse under the fridge, but we didn't think "Dead Mouse Track" had the right ring to it.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 01, 2013, 08:36:57 pm
It sounds a lot more hardcore than "Fridge track", though  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 01, 2013, 09:12:46 pm
Finally totally trashed my sprockets and chain today.  I hope I'll have the bike ready by next week.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 01, 2013, 09:25:44 pm
Eep. Me too, and I hope to be there next week!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on September 02, 2013, 07:50:31 am
Thanks, hopefully I'll have a machete or something ready by the next ride and can join in on the trackbuilding. This coming weekend I won't be joining though - doing the Caledon Canola run.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 02, 2013, 08:01:43 am
That's on the Saturday!  :pot:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 02, 2013, 09:43:38 am
That's on the Saturday!  :pot:

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on September 02, 2013, 11:16:17 am
Haha, I know I know, I have family in Caledon that we will be staying over at. Won't be back in CT until Sunday midday.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 06, 2013, 04:26:31 pm
Low-key riding on Sunday.  I'll be on my XT so no heroics.  Also track-making.  No need for weaponry, but help clearing vegetation much appreciated.

Shall we make it 9 am for the diurnally disadvantaged?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 06, 2013, 04:48:42 pm
 :imaposer:

Weather report says rain. If it's raining, then no Miss M.  :peepwall:

I'll sms you in the morning!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 06, 2013, 06:20:13 pm
WindGuru says it will be perfect riding weather.  Overcast and cool with a faint possibility of dampness in the afternoon.
I choose to believe that.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 06, 2013, 06:49:26 pm
Sounds good, then.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 07, 2013, 02:10:37 pm
MissM seems to have a problem with Sunday mornings.  So we'll meet at 9:30 am instead. 

I hope this doesn't inconvenience the hordes.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 07, 2013, 02:17:17 pm
 :xxbah:

But yes.

Who else is joining us?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 07, 2013, 09:48:48 pm
Danie, Dogmatix, Alan Cargill and maybe a surprise or two.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: gardenboy on September 07, 2013, 11:40:43 pm
I didn't end up doing the canola run, but have been asked to join in on another ride through the parklands bush all the way to Atlantis. Been meaning to ride with this guy for ages! If we bump into you guys on the way back, we'll be helping out with some of the track making! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 08, 2013, 03:25:30 pm
Great ride as usual. Lots of plastics about.  Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 08, 2013, 04:06:41 pm
Garfield just told me that one of those KTM 300s drowned in a puddle. It was waist deep! Must have been just after we saw them.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 10, 2013, 01:01:02 pm
I will be sniffing around the quarry with Troy on Sun  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 10, 2013, 05:01:00 pm
Great.  Look forward to seeing you and the mighty Troy.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 10, 2013, 05:03:44 pm
Great.  Look forward to seeing you and the mighty Troy.

Yes, it has been far too long.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 11, 2013, 05:09:52 pm
Is anyone riding on Saturday?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 11, 2013, 05:16:51 pm
maybe.. thinking of places to take a noob rider on Sat morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 11, 2013, 05:30:51 pm
maybe.. thinking of places to take a noob rider on Sat morning.

How noob? Back roads to Paarl, and then Paarl Rocks, is always nice.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 11, 2013, 05:33:09 pm
I was thinking of Parklands and no not with my 1200 Adventure
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 11, 2013, 05:52:02 pm
I was thinking of Parklands and no not with my 1200 Adventure

I challenge you!  :imaposer:

Enjoy. I'm going on Sunday.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 11, 2013, 06:22:14 pm
I'm still not sure of my weekend plans.  Probably ride Sunday, but have all sorts of calls on me at the mo.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Sir Rat on September 11, 2013, 06:29:25 pm
I will be back. But for now take some pics please.   :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on September 12, 2013, 08:14:58 am
I have to run my bike in so maybe I can do that in Parklands on Saturday, but only after the rugby.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on September 12, 2013, 11:06:10 am
This thread is starting to hurt.  I have ordered more parts as the timing chain needs doing too.  Withdrawal sucks. 
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 12, 2013, 03:30:25 pm
maybe.. thinking of places to take a noob rider on Sat morning.

How noob? Back roads to Paarl, and then Paarl Rocks, is always nice.

Virgin noob.. basically 1st ride on an XT660. I think taking him to the quarry is a bit rough, I may take him out to Riebeek Kasteel.

I will be at the Quarry Sunday though for sure, my CRF is winking at me saying 'pick me, pick me"
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 12, 2013, 05:01:51 pm
Oooooh. Sounds nice. Awesome area  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on September 12, 2013, 10:04:57 pm
The spares are coming together, but something else has come up....  A smoker   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on September 13, 2013, 07:47:01 am
The spares are coming together, but something else has come up....  A smoker   :thumleft:
:pot:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 13, 2013, 07:52:57 am
The spares are coming together, but something else has come up....  A smoker   :thumleft:

Sounds interesting!  Tell us more.

But don't get sidetracked - fix the XT.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Kawaki on September 13, 2013, 07:57:06 am
The spares are coming together, but something else has come up....  A smoker   :thumleft:

Sounds interesting!  Tell us more.

But don't get sidetracked - fix the XT.
:deal: ...what he said... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on September 13, 2013, 08:44:28 am
The spares are coming together, but something else has come up....  A smoker   :thumleft:

Sounds interesting!  Tell us more.

But don't get sidetracked - fix the XT.

I am picking up the cam chain today.   ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 13, 2013, 04:09:59 pm
So you are joining us on Sunday ? :sip:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 13, 2013, 04:11:15 pm
Hey Rough Rider,

I was thinking at 14H00 on Saturday as it looks like the rain should stop about then.  

I will probably launch from the new Parklands School opposite Checkers.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on September 13, 2013, 04:23:52 pm
So you are joining us on Sunday ? :sip:

I plan to spend tomorrow at the workshop so I hope so, I think the 'other' one will be a distraction though.   ;D
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on September 13, 2013, 10:32:59 pm
Hey Rough Rider,

I was thinking at 14H00 on Saturday as it looks like the rain should stop about then.  

I will probably launch from the new Parklands School opposite Checkers.

I have to run my bike in though and will need to do 30 mins 1/4 throttle stop and cool down then 30 mins 1/2 throttle and stop and cool down again.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 14, 2013, 06:44:31 am
That's OK my son is coming with he will need about the same
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on September 14, 2013, 11:56:29 am
That's OK my son is coming with he will need about the same

What bikes are you guys riding?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 14, 2013, 12:45:06 pm
CRF450 and KDX200 but you will see the trailer there
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 14, 2013, 03:09:11 pm
My new sprockets for the Husky haven't arrived yet, so I'll be lumbering about the quarry on my XT tomorrow morning if it's not raining too hard.

Anybody else interested?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 14, 2013, 03:11:08 pm
My new sprockets for the Husky haven't arrived yet, so I'll be lumbering about the quarry on my XT tomorrow morning if it's not raining too hard.

Anybody else interested?

Yes! I'm hoping it's like the weather has been today.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on September 14, 2013, 05:13:48 pm
I might have backed the wrong horse.  Cleaned a gummed carb.  Cleaned a gummed tank.  Got it running.  Now trying to tune it...   >:D

I might not make the first ride tomorrow, but will battle on in the morning.

A tease.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 14, 2013, 05:21:08 pm
My new sprockets for the Husky haven't arrived yet, so I'll be lumbering about the quarry on my XT tomorrow morning if it's not raining too hard.

Anybody else interested?

I will be around.. still deciding how to get there, may just gap it on the road
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 14, 2013, 06:09:22 pm
Ek sien n IT!!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :ricky:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: DirtHound on September 14, 2013, 07:42:17 pm
Fantastic!
Is that the 175, 465 or 490?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on September 14, 2013, 07:49:30 pm
A very difficult 200.   :thumleft:

Granted, i might be going about this tuning business the wrong way   ??? 

Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 14, 2013, 08:11:11 pm
The weather reports change every time I look at them.  The current prediction is for heavy falls late morning.
I'll only make up my mind in the morning.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Psteyn on September 14, 2013, 08:20:52 pm
That's OK my son is coming with he will need about the same

What bikes are you guys riding?
When you read that , you know the garage is full of choises   :pot:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on September 14, 2013, 09:58:32 pm
That's OK my son is coming with he will need about the same

What bikes are you guys riding?
When you read that , you know the garage is full of choises   :pot:

 :-[
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 15, 2013, 07:52:55 am
It's too miserable out there.  Supposed to clear this afternoon.  We'll see then.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on September 15, 2013, 08:16:58 am
It's too miserable out there.  Supposed to clear this afternoon.  We'll see then.

I might still make it then.  Anyone with two-stroke experience is welcome to come help un-'tune'.    :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 15, 2013, 10:30:42 am
Won't make it this afternoon; but if you go, have a good ride!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 15, 2013, 12:04:33 pm
I'm pretty sure the rain will be gone this afternoon.  I'll come by Richwood at 14h00 to see if anyone wants to join me.  Nothing hectic, I'm sorry to say.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 15, 2013, 12:18:15 pm
I may join you at 2 bells. stuck my head out the window this morning and got back into bed.

I spent 2 hours on Friday waterproofing my garage and braai room roof, I could hardly move yesterday and even today I was stiff.  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Rough Rider on September 15, 2013, 03:04:06 pm
If you guy find a pair of Oakley googles out there please let me know.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Psteyn on September 16, 2013, 10:55:26 am
If you guy find a pair of Oakley googles out there please let me know.

Yes thanks Dave, it might even be stuck in a treebush guys...... don't ask. ::) :dontknow:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 17, 2013, 12:22:08 pm
If you guy find a pair of Oakley googles out there please let me know.

Yes thanks Dave, it might even be stuck in a treebush guys...... don't ask. ::) :dontknow:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

I'll keep a look out.  Whereabouts were you most like to have lost them?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 18, 2013, 06:50:20 pm
An EARLY morning ride has been proposed. 

8am Sunday morning at Richwood.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 18, 2013, 07:00:18 pm
An EARLY morning ride has been proposed. 

8am Sunday morning at Richwood.

The world might end. :peepwall:

See you then!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 18, 2013, 07:17:15 pm
Would it be possible to meet up with you guys at the Potsdam bridge?  The same place we met last time John.

Is anyone riding on Saturday?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 18, 2013, 09:50:58 pm
If the weather is good I am climbing Groot Winterhoek or something this weekend, I am hoping it will be cold and rainy so I don't have to go and I can come ride.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 18, 2013, 11:15:23 pm
Would it be possible to meet up with you guys at the Potsdam bridge?  The same place we met last time John.

Is anyone riding on Saturday?

Of course!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 19, 2013, 06:22:04 am
Thanks John,

I will be there just after 08H00 on Sunday.

My wife if in Durban for the weekend so my son and I will be riding Saturday as well if anyone is keen to go on a gentle ride through parklands
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Psteyn on September 19, 2013, 02:57:40 pm
If you guy find a pair of Oakley googles out there please let me know.

Yes thanks Dave, it might even be stuck in a treebush guys...... don't ask. ::) :dontknow:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

I'll keep a look out.  Whereabouts were you most like to have lost them?


Parklands  ;)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 19, 2013, 04:15:27 pm
That narrows it down nicely!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 19, 2013, 05:01:05 pm
Well yes starting at new Parklands college and ending up back there eventually, after riding over woops, water, soft sand and water.  It makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 20, 2013, 02:31:28 pm
Due to swolen rivers my hike in Groot Winterhoek has been postponed.. So I am keen to ride..

Justin.. gooi me your phone no, keen to hook up with you at Parklands and ride from there.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JW-TRX on September 20, 2013, 03:02:08 pm
I would like to join if I may.
Will have to go put the off road kit on the wr tonight. Would be the first time I take it off road.

Worry net n bietjie oor hoe ver ek kan gan met petrol in std tenk.
Maybe a 2l coke bottle in the back just to get me back to petrol station? Any better Ideas?

Just to confirm, total petrol station on cnr of Jonkershoek & Tyger valley rd. 8am Sunday?

Jean
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 20, 2013, 03:17:23 pm
That is for Sunday yeah  :thumleft: it is the only garage on the main drag in Richwood so you can't miss it.

If Justin does'nt get back to me I will be at the Richwood garage 8am as well  :thumleft:

Anyone riding Sat afternoon ??? come now, i know not everyone is at the bash, stop hiding  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 20, 2013, 03:30:15 pm
Welcome JW-TRX.

We ride with all sorts of machinery there.  I'll be on an XT660R, MissM on a X-Challenge, Danie on an old XL185 - in fact anything goes.  We do not ride at anywhere near the speed that the all-plastic guys go at. I suppose it's much more like a social ride.  We really welcome anyone who wants to come and we do our best not to lose them!

If you have a WR it will do just fine with or without road kit.  As a concession you can remove or fold your mirrors in.  

We seldom do more than 40km in a round trip from the fuel station so fuel is not an issue.

Yes, you are right.  Total Richwood is on the M13, Tygerberg Road, S33 50.253 E18 32.674

Look forward to meeting you.


Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Dogmatix on September 20, 2013, 04:18:52 pm
That is for Sunday yeah  :thumleft: it is the only garage on the main drag in Richwood so you can't miss it.

If Justin does'nt get back to me I will be at the Richwood garage 8am as well  :thumleft:

Anyone riding Sat afternoon ??? come now, i know not everyone is at the bash, stop hiding  :peepwall:

I'm doing a fun ride in Philadelphia tomorrow morning - http://www.letsride.co.za/Events-Post.aspx?ID=446 (http://www.letsride.co.za/Events-Post.aspx?ID=446)

Still undecided about which bike to take but prob the little go-anywhere-sans-drama XLR.

Will still try to make church on Sunday though. It's been a few weeks without communion.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 20, 2013, 05:18:34 pm
Aye sinner, your absence from the congregation has been duly noticed.   :deal:

Welcome back to the fold.  :3some:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 20, 2013, 05:18:57 pm
Hi Fuzzy,

My number is 0827735755

I am thinking about 09H00 at the new Parklands College opposite the new Checkers
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: katana on September 20, 2013, 05:36:42 pm
Yip, all sorts of machinery...  I just got the IT running sweetly!!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 20, 2013, 05:58:30 pm
Yip, all sorts of machinery...  I just got the IT running sweetly!!

Awesome!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: MissM on September 20, 2013, 06:20:04 pm
Yay! I can't.  Now if only I could convince monkeyboy.....
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 21, 2013, 04:41:16 pm
That is for Sunday yeah  :thumleft: it is the only garage on the main drag in Richwood so you can't miss it.

If Justin does'nt get back to me I will be at the Richwood garage 8am as well  :thumleft:

Anyone riding Sat afternoon ??? come now, i know not everyone is at the bash, stop hiding  :peepwall:

I'm doing a fun ride in Philadelphia tomorrow morning - http://www.letsride.co.za/Events-Post.aspx?ID=446 (http://www.letsride.co.za/Events-Post.aspx?ID=446)

Still undecided about which bike to take but prob the little go-anywhere-sans-drama XLR.

Will still try to make church on Sunday though. It's been a few weeks without communion.

That website says Sat 29 Sep 2012  ??? am I missing something
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 21, 2013, 06:38:59 pm
You've definitely missed the ride!
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 21, 2013, 06:44:57 pm
Hi Fuzzy,

My number is 0827735755

I am thinking about 09H00 at the new Parklands College opposite the new Checkers

I will hook up with John at 8 to get an early start.. maybe next time I will hook up with you in Parklands, I want to ride form there one day. Maybe I will ride back with you just to see what route you take,

Muz
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 22, 2013, 04:07:09 pm
Great ride again!  MissM had too much peach schnapps last night and couldn't make it.  Shame!

Much heroics in the water and mud.  I hope there are a few pics.

The mighty IT made a great debut, but sadly died on the way home.  Good luck, Katana.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 22, 2013, 11:52:01 pm
I started up a thread on the RR section with more than enough pics of all the thrills and spills.  :imaposer: what a lekker day, I enjoyed getting rid of the cobwebs.

Will be back next weekend for more of that.. thanks for a great day out in the sun  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Crossed-up on September 23, 2013, 06:16:42 am
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134637 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134637)
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 23, 2013, 08:38:45 am
I will be enjoying the quarry tomorrow seeing as it is a public holiday.. anyone else going ?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on September 23, 2013, 08:59:01 am
I will be enjoying the quarry tomorrow seeing as it is a public holiday.. anyone else going ?

Morning ride?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 23, 2013, 09:00:45 am
yeah.. I recon.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on September 23, 2013, 12:24:56 pm
8ish? where you want to meet?
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 23, 2013, 12:43:53 pm
8 bells, Richwood garage  :thumleft: all are welcome to come along, note however  there is a bit of water / mud so make sure your bike does'nt have slicks on, I would'nt recommend it for noobs as I plan on doing a few water crossings and whoops with water in.. it is gonna be fun.

I have a braai planned for the afternoon so we should be wrapped up by 12ish.
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 23, 2013, 02:35:34 pm
Hey Fuzzy,

I might also make it but will meet up with you somewhere
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 23, 2013, 02:48:44 pm
Hey Fuzzy,

I might also make it but will meet up with you somewhere

ahh great, I will have my cell with me, I am generally in a state of 'lost' in the quarry but we can meet at the new bridge if you want.. 8:15 - ish

Muz
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: JustinB on September 23, 2013, 06:23:05 pm
Fuzzy what is your cell number
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 23, 2013, 07:48:36 pm
Fuzzy what is your cell number

08 two 444 one 421  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Quarry ride and track building - awesome playpen, but please be vigilant...
Post by: Robski on September 23, 2013, 08:51:13 pm
Small group of three then? Any other takers?

Fuz, so confirmation on time and place?