Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Jerrycan on January 02, 2008, 12:11:12 am

Title: One dog and a bitch, TW's to the sea..
Post by: Jerrycan on January 02, 2008, 12:11:12 am
It was largely an impulsive trip, Pgpatrick dropped by the evening we were cleaning our TW‚??s after the Kommandodrift trip to collect a riding jacket stating that he‚??s on his way down to Umhloti on his TW, Linda reconed it sounds fun and he offered us place to stay.  So we decided to follow him down after the Christmas ethics with the family was taken care of.  He scooted down in a day but we decided to be kind to our butts and make it a two day trip, after all, we were in no rush.
So yes, hardly just back from our 735kms Kommandodrift expedition it was back in the saddle again, the TDubs rearing to go‚?¶
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d01.jpg)
Asked the GPS to avoid toll roads so it was the Heidelberg/Standerton/Newcastle/Pomeroy/Tugela Ferry/Stanger route that came up.  Cluster housing on-a-fence.
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Standerton district, checking out the results of this year‚??s good rains while happily riding the ruts in the tar road with a middelmannetjie high enough to strip many a low profile tyred cage from it‚??s manlyhood.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d03.jpg)
The cosmos was breathtaking and we simply had to leave the road at the first open gate to go for a ‚??flower ride‚?Ě.
Just outside Volksrust before the Majuba turn-off we spotted some riders with machines parked outside a biltong shop and gave them the royal wave, looked just in time to see them grabbing Katooms and such to prevent them from getting blown off their stands by our tremendous slipstream wake doing a whopping 95kmh as we passed them on the TDubs, turned out to have been Plothond and co busy with their Wakkerstroom trip, be shure to check out his lekker ride report.
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Arrived in Newcastle with plenty daylight to spare and booked into the Newcastle Inn, liked the joint for I could see my Tdub from my bed the size of a rugby field.  Linda doing the ‚??take boots off‚?Ě routine, ‚??n groot gespartel with rest pauses/coffee breaks in between.  Harley Davidson may know how to build bikes but those boots don‚??t part with feet easily..
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d07.jpg)

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Pomeroy/Tugela Ferry area we had to leave the tar a bit to scout around, plenty material for an extended trip in future.
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A cage wreck wrapped around a tree below one of the passes.
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Times like these that I appreciate the TW‚??s inability to tempt me to go faster than 95km/h on uphills, I see them, count their legs, devide it by four, clean my visor and then slow down just in time to see them disappear into their kraal‚?¶
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d12.jpg)
People don‚??t mind walking around here, well those not sitting under trees.
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One of the few trees without somebody sitting under it doing what he does best, and that exclude keeping livestock out of the roads.  Goats and donkeys and minibus taxi drivers have a good understanding here, I checked a taxi pass a grazing donkey with it‚??s arse in the road with such speed and proximity that the donkey missed a bite as the slipstream made him waver like a leaf, then just grazed on without even looking up.  The motorbike sound makes them act erratic though, being a 200cc and all it might resemble a tsetse fly in attack mode.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d14.jpg)
Refuelling stop before Stanger and to check my tyres after crunching a beer bottle in a mountain pass, luckily no damage, winding roads, up hills and down hills, the first bike ever that I could take through the passes at full throttle..
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d15.jpg)
Refreshing night swim after the day‚??s ride, Linda and Creepy.
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One of the contributing factors on deciding to do this trip was the Bunny Chow at the Blue Mango restaurant in Umhloti, so we dragged Pgpatrick down there with us for a chow.
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Next day, me & Lin took a seaside ride to the Gateway shopping center for brunch, then lazed the day away by-da-sea and scouted for a spot to do a bike by-da-sea pic.  Also, the compulsory biker girl in bikini by the sea shot.. 
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d21.jpg)

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We found an old abandoned house on the beach which we dubbed the Graffiti house.  I managed to ride the Tdub into the house for some nice pics.
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We called Pgpatrick who was visiting friends in nearby Ballito to bring his Tdub for a threesome Tdub by-da-sea pic just before sunset.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d26.jpg)
Coffee at the Blue Mango the last night before turning north back home.
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We left for home rather late and decided to sleep over at Dundee.  We battled to find any of the marked accommodations as per Garmap info and after circling town for the fourth time in boiling heat cursing the okes supplying waypoints that does not exist to Garmap we headed out of town onto the battle route to find B&B‚??s that might be operational.  After the third try we stumbled upon one that was open and crashed for the night.  Farm cat inspecting the newcomers.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d27.jpg)
Last day of the year, last leg of the trip, stopped at O‚??Neill‚??s house just behind Majuba, put on the map for the historical talks that took place there while the Boere and English moered each other.  Saw a grave there of a namesake and schemed if I could link this oke to my family tree I might have a ‚??forefathers grave‚?Ě case and open a biker‚??s inn/pub & grill/free to Wild Dogs type‚??o place there on a sideline.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d32.jpg)

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Last wee before home, and I stood there looking up in awe and felt rather small and guilty for wee‚??ing against such a magnificent tree‚?¶
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d33.jpg)
Kilos: 1420, added to the Kommandodrift trip a total of  2155kms for December on the TW‚??s.

We averaged 27km/liter and could have done it without extra fuel but took the jerrycans just in case, the TW‚??s tank only holds 7.5liters.

Planning to go back to the Dundee/Pomeroy area for an extended trip, there‚??s kilos of dirt to be explored there but will do it out-of-season, it‚??s dicey to find unbooked accomodation during peak season.
Title: Re: One dog and a bitch, TW's to the sea..
Post by: Plothond on January 02, 2008, 01:08:31 am
Very very nice

Thanks for the compliment  :)

Your photo's set a new standard - really a pleasure to look at and something to aspire to
Title: Re: One dog and a bitch, TW's to the sea..
Post by: blazes on January 02, 2008, 07:05:46 am
Once again a trip well presented for Others to enjoy and experience WD riding at it's best. Nice to see Pgpatrick. Last pick i got of him........He was marking his territory out Hartebeesfontein way. Long trip on a small bike. Need to use my small bike more this year and maybe have a small bike ride ? Well done Jerrycan and as for Linda...... What can i say. Thanks for gracing the forum with your pics.
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Post by: bushclown on January 02, 2008, 07:15:39 am

Once again great pics

Thanx for sharing  :thumleft:
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Post by: letsgofishing on January 02, 2008, 08:15:34 am
Great pics and story - well done!
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Post by: popipants on January 02, 2008, 08:18:17 am
Great pics!!
What software do you use for editing?
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Post by: Eisbein on January 02, 2008, 09:04:44 am
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: slashback on January 02, 2008, 09:29:01 am
Awesome report and pics Jerrycan!! That IS setting a new standard!!
Well done.
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Post by: KiLRoy on January 02, 2008, 09:41:10 am
Well done JC - very nice pics!!!

H
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Post by: bobnob on January 02, 2008, 09:42:22 am
brilliant as always!
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Post by: CrazyPorra on January 02, 2008, 10:11:13 am
Excellent Report, Saw you two on Monday close to Heidelburg.
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Post by: Biesie on January 02, 2008, 10:17:14 am
Blerrie brilliant ..again !!
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Post by: Lourens ツ on January 02, 2008, 10:28:12 am
Another great ride report with great pics.
This TW of yours is growing on me.  You can't be in a rush and might as well stop for a beautiful photo opportunity.  I'm considering an addition to my Yamaha fleet of one.  :)
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Post by: mountainboy on January 02, 2008, 10:40:15 am
shoooo maars dis sexy!!!

the girl ain't bad either  ;D ;D

but boy, are your pics brilliant. well done!!
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Post by: pgpatrick on January 02, 2008, 01:05:44 pm
We called Pgpatrick who was visiting friends in nearby Ballito to bring his Tdub for a threesome Tdub by-da-sea pic just before sunset.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh22/derekvandermerwe/dec07Umhloti/d26.jpg)
How can my macho TW associate itself with those shiny girls?

Great pic, I'll need to get a hi-res copy from you.
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Post by: Kykdaar on January 02, 2008, 02:20:08 pm
lekker small-bike ride and great report, thanks.
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Post by: wino on January 02, 2008, 02:47:52 pm
excellent written report complemented by stunning pics - again! thank you for the effort!  8)

btw jerrycan, we've got 4 of your 'art' pieces that we bought a while ago hanging in our house. brilliant stuff!
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Post by: Major Tom on January 02, 2008, 02:57:32 pm
Great report!!  Looks like the small bike following is growing.......
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Post by: Trailrider on January 02, 2008, 04:36:59 pm
Cool report! Keep riding - I love these small bike reports! ;D
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Post by: GIDEON on January 02, 2008, 06:38:15 pm
Very nice pictures
Still jaloers take a picture of you falling pritty please even if you have to pretend >:D
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Post by: Stofstreep on January 02, 2008, 07:38:46 pm
Sjoe, what an eye you have!!!
I can only dream of taking such nice pics.
Brilliant report also.
Thanks
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Post by: Wild Hearted Son on January 02, 2008, 07:47:55 pm
brilliant..........again
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Post by: Jerrycan on January 02, 2008, 11:25:14 pm
Great pics!!
What software do you use for editing?


Photoshop, that's the industry standard and well worth the time spent learning to operate it, is a bitch though when you first start it up.  Digital post production is just the replacement of the darkroom, there were photographers who spent time precision colour correcting and processing in the darkroom then the okes who trusted their lab to do it for them, it's still the same with digital, no shortcuts to perfection exept for the occasional fluke where light, contrast etc. happened to be perfect and that does not happen often.  The rest is working those curves and fine tuning colour balances etc.
 
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Post by: LostAussie on January 02, 2008, 11:37:28 pm
Double Salute - One for you and one for the missus ! Another stunning ride and report on your adventures.

:salut:
:salut:
Title: Re: One dog and a bitch, TW's to the sea..
Post by: Jerrycan on January 03, 2008, 03:05:23 am
Excellent Report, Saw you two on Monday close to Heidelburg.
You should've caught us to say hi, with that Katoom it would not have taken a sec to catch up with us, could even have offered you coffee..
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Post by: Jerrycan on January 03, 2008, 03:08:21 am
excellent written report complemented by stunning pics - again! thank you for the effort!  8)

btw jerrycan, we've got 4 of your 'art' pieces that we bought a while ago hanging in our house. brilliant stuff!
Small world! Thanks, you should hang onto those, stopped making them and they are soon to become collectors pieces. ;)
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Post by: Jerrycan on January 03, 2008, 03:15:36 am
Again, thanks all ya dawgs for the feedback, it's only a pleasure to share & we hope to get more folks with those capable machines out on the dirt exploring and enjoying.  This forum and all the chat about adventure really makes me get my arse out there on the road, it's inspiring and gets us through the working days looking forward to the next gap in the diary to escape into the wind...
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Post by: Hermanator on January 03, 2008, 07:58:52 am
... This forum and all the chat about adventure really makes me get my arse out there on the road, it's inspiring and gets us through the working days looking forward to the next gap in the diary to escape into the wind...

Um, hate to state the obvious but it seems that Linda's already one step ahead of you!  :D

Lawrence  8)
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Post by: Gryshond on January 03, 2008, 08:08:42 am
Great report, I knew when the double "tremendous slipstream wake" from two Tdubs hit us that it had to be the two of you coming past while we were eating biltong.
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Post by: LeonDude on January 03, 2008, 09:47:55 pm
As always, great report. Man, I'm sure you could take a picture of anything and it would look good. Now I'm going to always hang around waiting for the next report.

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Post by: KAAS on January 03, 2008, 10:12:21 pm
Jerrycan jou fotos is uitstekend. " Topclass " ;D
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Post by: ktmmer on January 04, 2008, 07:41:19 pm
Nice report Brilliant pics
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Post by: luke on January 04, 2008, 08:14:59 pm
awsome pictures, all very well playing with the shading etc,  but that content is awsome as well, you sure have the eye for it. Trying to take some tips, cheers
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Post by: keithk on January 05, 2008, 08:08:26 am
Great report and pics , you guys are having a super experience together on them Tdubs.
Enjoy  :)
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Post by: Goose on January 05, 2008, 12:44:39 pm
Great report and pics , you guys are having a super experience together on them Tdubs.
Enjoy  :)

+10000  ;D
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Post by: Kev on January 05, 2008, 07:29:47 pm
Please don't stop posting these reports. They are way awesome! :thumleft:
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Post by: Operator on January 05, 2008, 08:31:49 pm
Excellent !!! 
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Post by: Doggone on January 06, 2008, 06:06:13 am
Lovely report  ;D.  Photo's really excellent...wow! ;D
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Post by: Pom on January 06, 2008, 09:21:13 am
What a fab report, you really have the gift with a camera
keep em coming

Pom
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Post by: Jerrycan on January 15, 2008, 05:29:59 pm
Please don't stop posting these reports. They are way awesome! :thumleft:
Planning the next one, bikes are seviced and ready to go, only prob damn, one need to find the time to work somewhere in between...
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Post by: cono on February 05, 2008, 05:42:35 pm
Quote
We averaged 27km/liter and could have done it without extra fuel but took the jerrycans just in case, the TW‚??s tank only holds 7.5liters.

Jerrycan, this is your trade mark name....how in the world would you have gone on the trip without a "jerrycan".

This man Jerry he can, carry a can of petrol called a jerrycan
We wonder if Jerrycan would be able to make a plan
We he runs out of fuel when he has no jerrycan
We guess he could call on our Stan
Who is sure to bring along another full jerrycan
So it's said; A Boer Maak 'n Plan
That's why our man Jerrycan travels wherever he can
With Linda to carry the extra jerrycan

PS: The above is copyrighted same as Jerrycan's photo's
      And if your wondering, I used MS Office 2003 Word, to edit the spelling

Well done to the 200's...you've just created a big problem for me...my son now demands to start riding with me on weekends on his 200, because if you can do it, so can he.
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Post by: Tin-Tin on February 07, 2008, 10:12:11 am
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: malgat (RIP) on February 07, 2008, 10:18:49 am
wow,,,great report,,,cool photos,,,,dammm there goes my chance of ever winning a cool photo competition,,,,
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Post by: Captain Zef on February 10, 2008, 10:07:39 am
Great report