Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Trailrider on January 27, 2008, 09:35:15 pm

Title: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Trailrider on January 27, 2008, 09:35:15 pm
On Saturday 26 January we woke to a glorious day. Word was that we‚??d face a heatwave today. Man, I just cannot catch a break. :-\ If it‚??s not floods it‚??s a heat wave. Maybe I should stop riding for a while and give the weather systems a chance to normalize?

Before 8am Snap Crackle Pop and Wingman met me at my house.

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We met Letsgofishing, Crazy Horse and two of his buddies (KTM and 2x Dakars) at a service station close to Montagu Pass. They have never ridden this pass so we agreed to take it slowly and regather at the top at Amanda‚??s Grave.

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Montagu Pass (1847)

In 1844 some 250 convicts started with the construction of the pass and it was opened for traffic in December 1847. Henry Fancourt White, an experienced road engineer from Australia, was in charge of the work. On your way up, you‚??ll pass the Old Tollhouse where once the toll of one penny per wheel and one penny per ox had to be paid. This historic building was declared a National Monument.

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The pass was named after John Montagu, Colonial Secretary of the Cape in the 1840‚??s, whose enthusiasm for good roads resulted for the first ambitious program of construction in Southern Africa. There are several look-out points where you can stop to appreciate the flora and some spectacular views.


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Crazy Horse enjoying the ride:

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Eventually we al were at the top admiring the view.

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While here we were lucky enough to see the train pass.

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From here we travlled through Herold and on to Paardepoort. We waited to make sure everybody got the turnoff right. Already you could feel the heat‚?¶ LGF was upbeat though.

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Through Paardepoort‚?¶

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‚?¶ and into the Klein Karoo.

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In Oudtshoorn we met up with White Stripes, Rooipoot, Nicky, BMWPE and Dakardriver.

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We were still waiting for the PE group. We did have strict instructions from the tour organizer though and I quote: ;D

We will all meet at Oudtshoorn, as this is a big group let's be punctual, my policy on this is if you're late you do the catching up. >:D

We were to leave at 10:30am. At 9:15am I received a call from Beagle Boy saying they had bike trouble and would be late. We had to go ahead and they‚??ll catch up. BMWPE and Dakardriver decided to wait for them and a group of 10 bikes set out for Gamkaskloof (The Hell).

Next up was Swartberg Pass

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Swartberg Pass (1888)

The 27km Swartberg Pass is considered one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the world: an untarred road winds to the summit 1 583 metres above sea level in steep zig-zags and sudden switchbacks, with breath-taking views at every turn.

The natural characteristics of the Pass are magnificent ‚?? as are the man-made features. This was Thomas Bain's last engineering masterpiece. His construction philosophy, which has stood the test of time was: "Good hat and good boots".


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Dry-stone walls - an engineering feat

The dry stone packed retaining walls are amazing, in one place on the southern side the wall is 2,4kms long. They range in height from ¬Ĺ metre to 13 metres. Laws of friction and cohesion govern the pressure on retaining walls. The bed (ledge, base or shelf) measures up to 1 metre plus up to 300mm at the top. Selected stone was used and laid with grain at right angles to the natural bedding line. The walls were battered (sloped inward) in a rise of 1:6. To illustrate the scale of the highest sections of the walls, Boegoekloof measures 13,1 metres vertically and the second hairpin on the north, 7,3 metres. Pressure on the roadway through traffic has compacted and secured the walls and roadway.

The larger stones on the ledge bedding provided good drainage but further provision was necessary. Bain‚??s original specifications give "rule of thumb" measurements and clear instructions as to how many culverts, side drains etc. there were to be, but it is not stated how these were arrived at. What is clear is that they appear adequate, for after over a century of rain the walls are essentially still in place and until recently, with little or no damage.


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Everybody regathered at the top.

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Then the final stretch ‚?? the road to Hell!

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Gamkaskloof can be reached from Oudtshoorn by following the Cango Caves road. It will take you approximately 2¬Ĺ - three hours (100 km) From Oudtshoorn to "the Hell". The Kloof can also be reached via the picturesque town of Prince Albert, via the Swartberg Pass. to the turn-off to Gamkaskloof approximately 25km from Prince Albert. Gamkaskloof is approximately 1¬Ĺ - 2 hours (65km) from Prince Albert.

Near "The Top" on the Swartberg pass, a signboard will direct you to Gamkaskloof. The turnoff is approximately 50km from Oudtshoorn and 25km from Prince Albert.


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LGF and SCP enjoying the ride.

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The road in was the driest I‚??ve seen ever and the water crossings were either low or dry.

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It was HOT! Extremely hot. We all pushed on to get there and into the river. And then, after a hot ride, there it was:

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From the turnoff it is a 2 hour, never to be forgotten, journey into the Gamkaskloof. Travelers will marvel at the mountain vistas, the rock formations, the clear mountain air as well as the vegetation.

After 37 kilometers the traveler will see Gamkaskloof extending into the distance with the road dropping through a series of hairpin bends to the valley floor 1000 meters below. Engage low gear and let the gearbox slow you down on the descent.

At the bottom of the Kloof the road winds through the dense riverine bush, passing charming historical houses, camping sites, caravan park and the only kiosk and restaurant, until one reaches the Gamka River crossing.


While the road in was drier than I‚??ve ever seen, the Kloof itself was wetter. Lots of little water crossings and the water was higher than usual. The river provided welcome relief!

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Now we got on with socializing and getting to know the new faces. ;D We all got on like a house on fire. We were of all ages and occupations, most makes of bikes (no Yamaha‚??s :-\) and sizes varying from 125cc to the impressive 1200GSA of BMWPE. (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/icon_thumleft.gif)

No-one fell that we saw, but some tell-tale signs contradicted that fact‚?¶

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Apparently White Stripes rode over a black waterpipe at an angle and the front wheel washed out. That‚??s never happened to me before. ;)

We stayed at different houses, but had our braai at the historic ‚??Skoolmeesters Huis‚?Ě.

The guys:

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The Bikes:

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After lots of stories and many a joke we turned in. As it turns out we had a house guest.

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This beautiful specimen is a Bibron‚??s thick-toed Gecko. It was about as big as my hand and I tried to coax it onto my hand to go and show the other guys, but it kept evading me.

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Bibrons geckos belong to the large Pachydactylus group. They are also known as thick-toed geckos. Bibrons are large aggressive geckos that will not hesitate to bite.


What!? (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/icon_eek.gif) And I tried to coax it onto my hand! ::)

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Bibrons geckos are quite impressive size wise compared to the other Pachydactylus species. With a length of 100mm the male is only slightly larger than the female (90mm).

Bibrons have huge appetites and are opportunistic feeders. Basically anything that can fit in their mouths they'll eat. Smaller lizards are also eagerly consumed.


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Bibrons seem to be gregarious (congregating in large colonies). Research is yet to be done on the actual interaction within these colonies.


Congregating in large colonies! (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/icon_eek.gif) Sheez Beagle Boy I‚??m glad it lived in your room! ;D


It was the hottest night I‚??ve experienced in my life. Sleeping was near impossible and few of us got a good nights sleep. We decided to get going early the next morning to miss the midday heat.

Some history of Gamkaskloof:

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The earliest inhabitants of the valley were the San Bushmen. In the early 1830's the first Boer (Farmer) wandered into the valley, and finding it fertile with abundant water made it his home. Other families followed, namely Cordier, Mostert, Marais, Nel, Snyman and Joubert. They farmed and lived in comparative isolation for about 130 years. Although isolated they maintained a good standard of living. Education in the valley consisted of a school for the local children and church services were held in the school by the school master or teacher.
In 1962 a road was built into the valley (constructed by Koos van Zyl). This facilitated communication with the outside world, and was the main reason for the exodus of the youth. The older folks had to follow.

The last remaining farmer left in 1991, leaving the valley with no permanent residents.


On the way out we stopped at the shop for some refreshments. Turns out the Energade in the shop had a ‚??Sell by‚?Ě date of 2003. ::)

At the shop you can also see the remains of the first car that came into the Hell. Can you believe some of the residents carried this car into the Kloof?

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In 1958 the first car was brought into the valley through the Gamka River gorge.


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On the road out we again enjoyed the water crossings ;D A ride is not a ride without one!

Crab doing his thing:

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On the road out we stopped at this beautiful spot. The water is crystal clear, cold and refreshing.

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Rooippot trying to escape the heat (9am).

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When I got onto Swartberg Pass I got a SMS. It was a Wild Dog SOS from Moutainboy and Detourer. They were stuck in De Rust with a flat. Not many photos from here as we tried to get to them a.s.a.p.

We took the beautiful Oude Muragie road to De Rust.

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On this ‚??detour‚?Ě I ran out of petrol, but SCP, LGF and White Stripes helped me out. Thanks guys! (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/icon_thumleft.gif)

In De Rust we happened on this sorry sight:

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Fixing tyres is a lot of hard work. As you can see we really got stuck in ;D

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I helped. I supplied a tube and a pump and I carried glasses of Coke ;D

We left the Hell early in order not to ride in the heat of the day (between 12 & 2pm). As it happens we left De Rust just after 1pm. ::) I dunked my WD buff and jacket in the swimming pool (a trick I saw Rooipoot & LGF do) and rode off. Man it‚??s nice! Very cool indeed. ;D

The road back:

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I could see some cloud on the Outeniqua mountains ahead. By the time we got to the top of Montagu Pass this is what it looked like:

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Not good if your in damp clothes. :-\

We had a great trip with good friends (old and new) and got home to a family happy to see us. They even had cold drinks waiting ;D This certainly was a weekend well spent. Thank you Beagle Boy and all attendees for a great time!

Till we ride together again. (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/icon_thumleft.gif)
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: SGB on January 27, 2008, 09:51:12 pm
Another good one TR.  And heads up for helping out with the tubes and stuff.  Mooi man!  :)
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: David van Breda on January 27, 2008, 09:51:51 pm
Jisliaak,

Dit lyk weer eens so moer lekker!   :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Crab on January 27, 2008, 10:15:50 pm
Excellent report and pictures Trailrider.
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: fisheagle on January 27, 2008, 10:26:32 pm
Great ride and really nice to meet all the lads from WCape. Thanks trailrider for some nice fotos.
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: BMWPE on January 27, 2008, 10:37:22 pm
Excellent report and pictures Trailrider.

      :hello2: :hello2:

Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Eisbein on January 27, 2008, 10:47:28 pm
>:(  >:(

Dammit dit lyk lekker.


Very sad I couldn't join.


Great report - I like the bits of history scattered between the rest.

:thumbsup:

Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Doggone on January 28, 2008, 03:33:16 am
Lovely report. Seems like you had a lot of fun in spite of the heat! ;D
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: jab2 on January 28, 2008, 05:50:24 am
Great illustrated report of a lovely route.

TR, where do you get the energy to post this on a Sunday night after a tiresome ride?  Clearly not on Eskom power, hey.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: keithk on January 28, 2008, 06:55:54 am
Great report TR looks like you guys had a "steaming" ride like ours,  you picked the right weather to go to "Die Hell" ;D ;D
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Gryshond on January 28, 2008, 07:04:08 am
Great ride report you guys, I really must get down and see the passes for myself.
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Captain Zef on January 28, 2008, 08:24:05 am
Baie mooi
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: MrBig on January 28, 2008, 08:30:54 am
Nice one ! Thanks TR.
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Post by: letsgofishing on January 28, 2008, 09:27:21 am
Here are some pics I took on the trip.

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On the way up the Montagu Pass.

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The view from Amanda's Grave.

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From the top of the Swartberg Pass.

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In Die Hel

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SCP doing it MX style.

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On the way from De Rust to Oudtshoorn.

A special thanks to BeagleBoy for organising a wonderful weekend. Once again, great meeting fellow dogs and sharing stories and experiences.
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: tok-tokkie on January 28, 2008, 11:42:04 am
Well done TR.  Your reports always have a lovely sense of humour running through them and bakgat photos.
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Trailrider on January 28, 2008, 01:02:06 pm
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LGF those rock formations really are special. They also change shade and colour so often!
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: surf on January 28, 2008, 01:22:54 pm
>:(  >:(

Dammit dit lyk lekker.


Very sad I couldn't join.


Great report - I like the bits of history scattered between the rest.

:thumbsup:



+1
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: malgat (RIP) on January 28, 2008, 01:40:10 pm
wow,,,that was nice,,,good report,,,made me wanna do it too,,,someday ,,,sooon!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: bobnob on January 28, 2008, 01:59:38 pm
nice ride guys!
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Trailrider on January 28, 2008, 02:30:56 pm
There were some new guys on the ride. Welcome to Wild Dog world (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/wave.gif)

It was nice to meet you guys. As far as i know only 3 of you have not been registered yet. Crab's friend:

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And Wild Horse's friends:

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Come guys - we would not want you to miss out on rides. ;D Also welcome again fisheagle and Dakardriver. it was nice to meet the lot of you. (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/icon_thumleft.gif)
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Poodle on January 28, 2008, 10:09:26 pm
very nice report as always Trailrider ;D
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Kykdaar on January 29, 2008, 07:33:50 am
TR, your reports are great man - thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: droffarc on January 29, 2008, 05:07:54 pm
S lekke! Nice touch the history bit.
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Andy660 on January 29, 2008, 05:39:40 pm
TR ,agreat report as usual,and stunning pics too.I`ll have to go with you one day and see these awsome places you always go to.
And to break this YAMAHA thing !!
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: BMWPE on January 29, 2008, 05:47:29 pm
Couple of pics i took in Die Hell
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Post by: BMWPE on January 29, 2008, 05:50:18 pm
some more
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Post by: keithk on January 29, 2008, 05:56:47 pm
Great report Tr, looks like, as normal you guys had a super time !
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: BMWPE on January 29, 2008, 05:59:52 pm
On the way back to PE
Kouga River
Title: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Beagle Boy on January 29, 2008, 06:04:03 pm
Thanks Trailrider for this wonderful report, here I was all worried that I may have to post a report and you've done it.  ;D (I'd most likely make my name "Tottie" :-[ )

As I are not a lekka tikster I fink I'll excuse myself from this one  :-X

Just a very special thanks to all the guy's that joined us, you were all fantastic company and until we ride together again ...... keep it safe!! ;)

Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: BMWPE on January 29, 2008, 06:15:49 pm
Thanks Trailrider for this wonderful report, here I was all worried that I may have to post a report and you've done it.  ;D (I'd most likely make my name "Tottie" :-[ )

As I are not a lekka tikster I fink I'll excuse myself from this one  :-X

Just a very special thanks to all the guy's that joined us, you were all fantastic company and until we ride together again ...... keep it safe!! ;)



And a big THANK YOU for all the effort and time you put into organizing one HELL of a trip :hello2:
Untill the next one
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Trailrider on January 29, 2008, 06:19:58 pm
Thanks Trailrider for this wonderful report, here I was all worried that I may have to post a report and you've done it.  ;D (I'd most likely make my name "Tottie" :-[ )

As I are not a lekka tikster I fink I'll excuse myself from this one  :-X

Just a very special thanks to all the guy's that joined us, you were all fantastic company and until we ride together again ...... keep it safe!! ;)



And a big THANK YOU for all the effort and time you put into organizing one HELL of a trip :hello2:
Untill the next one


Yes! Thanks Beagle Boy ;D

Some nice pics there BMWPE (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/icon_thumleft.gif)
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Raider on January 29, 2008, 08:21:18 pm
Well done TR!
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: White Stripes on January 29, 2008, 10:08:52 pm
Sure was a very nice trip. It was very nice to meet and spend time with some really cool guys. I am most impressed by the relaxed vibe that was evident from the start go. I was expecting a bit of a snobbish thing, as you sometimes get in these circumstances. Nothing of that. From that big, grumpy old teddy bear, BMWPE, Beagleboy, Crab and all the other EP guys. The WP guys were as nice and a very great honour to meet. Also the guys that I already knew, Rooipoot and the like. Sure was a great pleasure to meet Dakardriver, a very nice guy.

The ride was hot and dusty, but the awesome scenery didn't let you forget for a single moment how wonderful it was to be in this very special environment. Even though the road at first seemed to be a challenge, it was a good, relaxing drive at a comfortable speed and without serious challenges. It is a ride that everyone should do. I did it in a bakkie before, but on the bike it is something special.

Thanks Beagleboy, it was great. Count my in at the August reunion. Thanks TR for this great report.

Koos and friend, you can join now.

My only problem was that Crazy Horse with his stupid orange bike. He was driving in front of my for a long time. I almost died of jealousy.
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: buzzlightyear on January 30, 2008, 11:47:28 pm
Nice report TR! I liked the info bits. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: mountainboy on February 01, 2008, 01:50:45 pm
It was lekker warm hey!!!

looks like agreat trip, really need to go there soon. And thanks again guys for going out of ur way to help us in de Rust

you okes rock!!
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Danger on February 01, 2008, 03:57:31 pm
Really sorry i missed this one, looks like everybody had a blast, glad you all enjoyed it.
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Claude Deyzel on February 03, 2008, 09:23:33 pm
Thanks for everybody that made the trip so wonderful!!!  Me, plus1 and plus2 back from our 8day trip, was absolutely fantastic!
Nice ride report TR, baie interesant en mooi fotos!
Nice meeting everybody, PE guys, manne van die suid kaap,SCP, gaan jou nog kom pla oor die duik.
White Stripes, bly om jou te ontmoet en jammer vir die stof van die rukkie wat ek voor jou gery het, nie bedoel om dit in te vryf............

Plus1 and Plus2 were impressed with the Wilddog spirit, and Psyched up like never before.

Taking a rest now after the 3000km's, time for planning the next one.

"Living the Dream"
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Trailrider on February 04, 2008, 12:04:14 am
When is Plus1 & Plus2 going to register?
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Jerrycan on February 04, 2008, 12:21:58 am
Nice, informative, wish I was there!
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Lourens ツ on February 04, 2008, 12:27:10 am
Very nice report! One day I want to do that ride. It seems awesome.  Beautiful photos!
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Claude Deyzel on February 04, 2008, 10:14:50 am
When is Plus1 & Plus2 going to register?

Back to the UK for little while, sure they will register when they are up there!  One aparently going to be known as "Jean Juan"!!
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: White Stripes on February 04, 2008, 10:44:14 am
 :headbang:

They should join, they are very nice.
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Claude Deyzel on February 04, 2008, 01:47:09 pm
:headbang:

They should join, they are very nice.

They will, think just contact with internet holding them back!
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Trailrider on February 04, 2008, 01:50:29 pm
One aparently going to be known as "Jean Juan"!!

And the other "Staan en Val"? ;D
Title: Re: A Hell of a ride!
Post by: Claude Deyzel on February 04, 2008, 04:11:10 pm
One aparently going to be known as "Jean Juan"!!

And the other "Staan en Val"? ;D

Nee, Staan en Val wil bekend staan as JJ, naam op so voorbriek kabel gekry!!
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Post by: GO GIRL on February 04, 2008, 08:52:31 pm
You guys must have been cooking in those passes... as always those views are just spectacular.... 8) Lots of fun had by all  :D :D