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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 18, 2013, 11:27:25 am

Title: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 18, 2013, 11:27:25 am
Slept a bit late on Sunday and after MissesL said she did not feel like riding tody I left home at 9.30.
Tar all the way to Riversdale and over the Garciapass and turned off left at the Buffelsdrift sign. I have passed
this sign so many times but were always on my way somewhere or on my way back. Today I'm riding it!!!

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There is no better smell than that of cut lusern. (OK dieselfumes on a cold morning is also up there)

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My kind of road. Narrow and twisty.

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So I passed this old farmer.
I ask: stel oom die hok vir ystervarke?
Says he:Bojane
I ask: wat doen oom met die bobbejaan as oom hom gevang het?
He says: skiet hom innnie kop!!! (he was not a man of many words)

He had a whole orchard full of Quice (kwepers)
I can understand to baboons living off the veld his orchard must be like a Fruit&Veg!!!

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Fordson Super Major. One of the toughest tractors ever build but with one flaw. Crap starters.
Hence they are always parked on a hill for easy runstart and they do start very easy. We had one when I was
a kid.

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This lot says they have heard of this Stofdonkie oke but have never seen him ;)

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Sometimes the road runs close to the river.

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I guess this house has a lot of stories to tell.

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Towerkop in the distance.

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As I came over a blind rise(too fast) this meter + Puffadder was in the middel of the road.
By the time I stopped and had me camera out this is all I could see.
Luckily for me he mubbled something of it being my lucky day as he has toothache!!! :imaposer:
This was one big fat mother with a massive head. :eek7:

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I joined the R62 and turn left towards Baryydale for a few kilos and then turned left on a twospoor road to
a client of mine. He retired here on this farm that had nothing on and had built a beautiful house with
stunnings views. His whole household runs on solarpower and even the borehole is pumping with solar.

View from the frontstoep.

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Backstoep.

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A tortoisshell they picked up in the veld.

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Johan himself with one of four cats. This one a Presian ball of hair. I guess if you shaved it there'd be nothing left!!! :eek7:

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And then the garage. Can one man be so lucky?!!!!!!! :eek7:
1150 GS - 22 000 kilos.
Ducati Multistrada 1000.
KTM 990.
Truimph 955i.
KLR 650.

I have not checked all clocks but I think all the bikes except the GS has less than 20 000 kms on.

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So I ask him: Oom nou watter een is jou favourite?
He says: depends where I'm riding to.
Quickly back to the Free State =The Truimph.
Dirt = The KTM.
If he wants to listen to beautifull pipes= The Ducati(he started it and it was the noiziest engine I have ever heard!!!!) :eek7:
Taking his wife along =The GS.
For getting the paper on a Sunday= The KLR.

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I have ridden with Oom Johan before. He is one of those naturals. He can ride/drive anything at speed easily.
He has a Alpha standing at his beachhouse too for when he wants to fly on four wheels.

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After drooling over all these bikes the thought of asking Johan if he would adopt me crossed my mind
but then I thought I would I spare him the embarisment of declining!!!!! :imaposer: :eek7:

They do live in a stunning spot but nothing in life is perfect it seems.
They have a big problem with baboons the moment they leave the farm. They even bite the wooden windowframes.
Break off light and then crap everywhere!!!!

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I ride back to the R62 and turn off left at another sign saying Buffelsdrift. I had to take this one for Dorsland.

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I quickly stopped at Koedoeskloof but seemed Veldbrand and Veldblom might have taken their bikes for
a spin. I make my way to Karoo Rider whom I pass halfway to town. Himself also on his way to Koedoeskloof.
We "kuiered" at his house untill 5 and he rode with me on the same road which I took in the morning.
Dankie vir die kuier Jan.
"Konvoesing" this because on this side it says Baviaanskrans and the other side Buffelsdrift. Karoo Rider did give an
explanation for "konvoesing" signs.

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Back on tar I opened up a bit as I still had some animals to feed.
The little klofie just before my house.

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It was a great day of little riding but lots of "kuiering" :thumleft:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: T Rex on February 18, 2013, 11:34:22 am
Lyk of jy lekker gekuier het!

Nice Pic's :thumleft:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Dwerg on February 18, 2013, 11:40:50 am
Jis julle is darem lucky om sulke plekke op julle agterstoep te h  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: gastank on February 18, 2013, 11:44:12 am
Nice one. Puffadder  with toothache ;D
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Karel Kat on February 18, 2013, 11:47:32 am
Chris, I don't read all ride reports but always make the time to read yours. They never disappoint, thanks.
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on February 18, 2013, 12:01:23 pm
Now that looks like it was a nice ride..  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Dirty Boy on February 18, 2013, 02:01:02 pm
Chris, I don't read all ride reports but always make the time to read yours. They never disappoint, thanks.

 :thumleft: :thumleft: agreed

Your friend Jan has excellent taste, a KLR and a Mazda Drifter. The rest of the scrap, he could get rid of.   ;D

Sorry, I must admit that the Ducati's zorst did give me bit of a stirring    :-[
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Tiger8 on February 18, 2013, 02:08:39 pm
Lekker gery Chris, ek herken van daai paaie van Januarie sy geryery met Des, darem mooi wereld. Dit herstel somer n mens se siel. Dankie dat jy gedeel het :thumleft:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: TerrorSA on February 18, 2013, 03:10:12 pm
Nice Ride Report, oom has mooi bikes  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Stofdonkie on February 18, 2013, 03:28:09 pm
This lot says they have heard of this Stofdonkie oke but have never seen him ;)


Hehe  ;D  :thumleft:


Daai geel lebben fiddy is darem moooooiii!!  :drif:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 18, 2013, 03:32:00 pm
This lot says they have heard of this Stofdonkie oke but have never seen him ;)


Hehe  ;D  :thumleft:


Daai geel lebben fiddy is darem moooooiii!!  :drif:
Ek s jou as daai oompie vir my s pick vir jou n bike gaan dit n moeilike keuse tussen die 990 en 1150 wees. :drif:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Karoo Rider on February 18, 2013, 03:39:29 pm
Mooi foto's en storie Chris, dankie vir die lekker kuier!  :thumleft:

Ja daai padtekens is "konvoesing" - dit s Buffelsdrift, maar dan ry jy eers deur Bo-Ockertskraal, Baviaanskrans, (kruis R62), Vensterkrans, Vaalbank en dan eers kry jy Buffelsdrift. :scratch:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Veldbrand on February 18, 2013, 03:41:21 pm
Jammer ek het julle gemis Chris en Jan.
Ons try met die toe voorhek om die diere in te hou en met die voordeur die hitte uit te hou, maar ons was hier!
Volgende keer ry jy net in, raait!
Lekker bikes wat daai oom het. Waar is hy presies? >:D
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Dirty Boy on February 18, 2013, 03:43:19 pm
It looks like a stunning part of the world, let alone our country, that you live in Chris but jirre, I would kak myself for that Puffy or any of his Oscar Pistorius type friends (thats the legless ones, not gun carrying ones)
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 18, 2013, 04:06:17 pm
It looks like a stunning part of the world, let alone our country, that you live in Chris but jirre, I would kak myself for that Puffy or any of his Oscar Pistorius type friends (thats the legless ones, not gun carrying ones)
Puffies are really harmless because they are very lazy snakes.
You have to step on it before it will bite you. We have on old labourer that comes once a week on Wednesdays
to help me with stuff I cannot do by myself on our smallholding.
Just last week I asked  him if he knows of a worker that has ever been bitten by a Puffadder in this area.
His answer no one that he knows of. He stepped on one once and was wearing gumboots and the snake bit into that.


Now if we had Black Mambas in this area I'd be singing a different tune :eek7:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Karel Kat on February 18, 2013, 05:43:04 pm
Puffies are really harmless because they are very lazy snakes.
You have to step on it before it will bite you.:

Maybe so, but as far as I know (talking under correction here) is that most snakebite deaths in Africa are caused by puffies. Maybe because there are so many of them and maybe because they are so widespread. I'm still guessing but if humans had come across the same number of black mambas, black mambas would have been the main killer and perhaps even with a better "strike rate". As it stand the puffie is the killer king. Will look to see if I can find any stats. The other thing is that while puffies may move across the ground relatively slow, they strike extremely fast.
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 18, 2013, 05:56:41 pm
I far as I know one does not die of a Puffadder bite if you got to a doctor. Black Mamba if you get bitten in the sticks
your family better have short names if you want to include them all in your goodbye letter in the sand!!! :deal: :eek7:
Problem is his venom is different than other snakes and it makes your skin/flesh rot.
Help me out here if I'm wrong. I am not a boffin on snakes.
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Karoo Rider on February 18, 2013, 06:14:59 pm
Ook geen kenner nie, maar Chris jy's reg, pofadder is sitotoksies (spelling?), bytplek vrot of kry gangreen. Ek's banger vir 'n geelslang (koperkapel, bruinkapel, Kaapse kobra, als dieselfde ding), hulle is neurotoksies wat jou spiere verlam, dus hart en longe gaan staan.  Net gister toe ek by huis kom van ons ry af is daar so jong parmantige enetjie agter in die erf.

'n Groot geelslang wat sy kop vir jou optel is 'n lelike ding, hou nie van wilde goed doodmaak nie, maar moes ongelukkig al 'n paar van kant maak in die verlede.
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Chrissie B on February 18, 2013, 06:28:45 pm

Nice ride... and since I have now been down that end of the world, I even know a little bit of where you were...  :laughing4:

Oh, please ask the Oom with the cool garage if he needs another wife???   I would like to spend lots of time going in and out the garage!  :lol8:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: woody1 on February 18, 2013, 06:43:13 pm
Ai man dit lyk lekker.  Sal kyk of ons Mei so bietjie van julle mooi kan ry.
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Robski on February 18, 2013, 06:47:37 pm
Awesome, those roads look great. Nice RR!
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Post by: Breekbeen on February 18, 2013, 07:18:34 pm
Nice. :thumleft:
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Post by: ThomTom on February 21, 2013, 05:39:50 am
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :drif: :sip:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: JMOL on February 21, 2013, 06:26:14 am
Soos Karel Kat se - dis altyd lekker om jou stories te lees.

Dankie vir die saamry  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: bradleys on February 21, 2013, 04:09:49 pm
Lekker Chris,mooi fotos,moet eendag dae paai ry, :thumleft:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: XXL on February 24, 2013, 07:39:08 am
What a brilliant day out! :thumleft: thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Vis Arend on February 24, 2013, 09:56:01 am
Blerrie mooi RR, blerrie mooi kiekies, blerrie moooi huis, blerrie mooi plaas, blerrie mooi scooters, moet ek aangaan.   :biggrin:

Dankie ChrisL.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Bottervet on February 24, 2013, 01:25:51 pm
I far as I know one does not die of a Puffadder bite if you got to a doctor. Black Mamba if you get bitten in the sticks
your family better have short names if you want to include them all in your goodbye letter in the sand!!! :deal: :eek7:
Problem is his venom is different than other snakes and it makes your skin/flesh rot.
Help me out here if I'm wrong. I am not a boffin on snakes.
Dis nou soos my swaer eendag vir 'n jagter geantwoord het toe hy vra wat maak julle as 'n slag jou pik. Want sien my swaer bly 105 km van Aranos. Hy antwoord toe dat jy soek die naaste groot boom. Jagter vra toe hoekom?  Want ,  s swaer,  'n lyk stink in die son. 
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Crossed-up on February 24, 2013, 02:41:12 pm
Great report as always, Chris.  Thank you.
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: whitefish on February 28, 2013, 12:27:07 pm
Nice RR Chris! Hoop dit gaan baie goed. Oor die slange gaan ek nie veel se nie, hier by ons het ek seker vanjaar al 10+ Pofadders, 3 Boomslange in die wingerde, 6 of 7 Geelslange vrek geskiet. Ek moet hulle ongelukkig doodmaak want my werkers raak net aan die gil en hol moerland toe weg dan vat dit weer n uur om almal in die land te kry!
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: Dorsland on January 03, 2014, 02:13:38 pm
Nou ja dis al amper 'n jaar vandat jy di RR gepos het Chris en ek sien dit nou eers raak.  Ek het geweet mense s dinge is stadiger hier inie Karoo maar nie geweet ek sal ook so stadig raak nie.

Lekker RR, en dankie vir die Boerbokfoto.  Kyk daai man se drade gaan nie eens 'n dooie skaap keer om rond te dwaal nie, wat nog te s 'n bok!?  Dis g'n wonder daai bokke lees al die padtekens so goed nie.  Hulle wei lekker langplaas  :lol8:
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: gser on January 03, 2014, 05:24:13 pm

 mmm , ek sien n gereedskap kas of "tools" nie.
 Nou ,wie maak die drade reg ?
 Miskien is dit op n ander plek .
Title: Re: A garage I can only dream of.
Post by: arno on January 03, 2014, 05:41:40 pm
Dankie Chris ek sien ook nou eers die mooi storie ! Goed geskryf met n fyn sin vir humor.
Ek het verlede week op die Magrieta Prinsloopad uit Prince Albert oor so n hoppie gekom met die DR toe daar n geelslang van regs na links oor die pad le ! Moenie my vra aan watter kant is ek verby nie ! Die volgende paar dae skrik ek vir elke stok wat ek sien.
Hijack af