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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 19, 2014, 10:29:13 pm

Title: A lazy ride.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 19, 2014, 10:29:13 pm
Not in much of hurry this morning but I wanted to ride.
Only pulled away at ten. I promised myself I will not ride in 6th gear on dirt today. Meaning
i will not ride faster than 120.

On the road towards Albertinia.

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A quick fillup and I take the dirt out of Albertinia. After the good summerrains we had
everything is green. These longnecks have enough to eat.


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I go past the Valsriviermond turnoff down this valley.

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These two monsters do not work on Sundays. Because of the good rains a lot of
farmers are planting summer grazingcrops. Of course the green one is the better
looking. ;)

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Normally this area will only be green this time of year where there is irrigation.

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Boran cattle. The new "in" breed.

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Alfalfa ready to be baled. One of the best smells on earth.

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The Gouritsriver still has a lot of water it. It was a big flood with lots of damage at some
places.

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Herbertsdale. Yes they do not build a lot of houses there. Love the little town with its
surrounding very vertile red soils.

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Just after Herbertsdale I turn off on one of my favourite roads close to home. Never boring
with a lot of turns and deep valleys just to climb over the next plato. Also the dirt is a very
fine gravel and it spins very easily around corners for some reason >:D ;D

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First turnoff.

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This little river damages all the cement bridges when in flood. I turn right after it instead of left
like i normally do. I have not ridden this road but have an vague idea where it goes.

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Good choice. Beautiful road. Deep valley and high plato's. :thumleft:

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Suppose it could not be hgh tide that brought this boat here!!! :eek7:

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And the road took me to the town of Brandwag. So my vague idea was a bit out :eek7:
Small church but still used by the look of the car tracks on the grass.

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I took the tar to Hartenbos and then the point at Mosselbay. Ride past all those restuarants selling
food but did not feel like stopping. The smell was great though :drif:

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I stick on tar out of Mosselbay until after Kleinberg and then turn left on dirt direction Vleesbaai.
Short but great road.

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How cool is this!!!! These two trees join at the top and there are a few "vink" nests where
they join.

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I turn off right before Vleesbaai and i do a piece of road i have not done before. Again good
choice. I stop at the bridge over the Gouritzriver close to the ocean and the town of Gouritzmond.

Everytime this river is in flood it takes away a lot of soil.

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I skip Gouritzmond and head for home. Stillbay in the distance.

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I take a shortcut through some farms to get home.

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Turning in at my gate i find this little guy. Note his right hindleg is gone!!!! So he got a lift on
a bike, got a name..................................Driewiel and now lives in our garden, OK he was still
here when the sun went down!!

(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/chrislouw/lazy%20sunday%20ride/lazysundayride23_zpsb3dcd276.jpg)

I left at ten and was back at 2.30 pm, 270 kms later.................................................and I did
not cheat by shifting to 6th on dirt :peepwall:

I'm glad i was out on the bike today. :thumleft:

Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: Aprilian on January 19, 2014, 10:54:36 pm
Ken die kerkie goed- ry soontoe met bergfiets uit Hartenbos - dorpie is Brandwacht. Lekker rit!
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: Raka on January 19, 2014, 10:56:34 pm
I,ve said it before, I live in the wrong part of the country.....

Thanx for sharing Chris. :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: subie on January 20, 2014, 03:26:01 am
Nice RR en pics. :thumleft:
Jare terug van Mosselbaai tot in Stilbaai gestap al met die strand langs ,net na een of ander rocket test plek oopgemaak het.
Dit was onwettig om deur daardie area te stap maar het my nie daaraan gesteur nie. Was ook toe laaste wat ek op Stilbaai
was.
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: Draad on January 20, 2014, 04:43:41 am
Cool ride and pics ...... thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: arno on January 20, 2014, 06:45:02 am
Lekker ene Chris ek het dit geniet
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: Lem on January 20, 2014, 08:07:56 am
Chris, hierdie is 'n lekker ride report. As ek Stilbaai toe kom met die Dakar moet jy my/ons asseblief op hierdie roete neem, ek ken van die paaie, maar nie almal nie. Jy moet net dan ook belowe jy shift nie 6de toe nie.  :imaposer:

Daai Brandwag kerkie ken ek goed. My Pa se broer-hulle boer steeds op die grondpad vanuit Kleinbrak, wat weer op die R328 uitkom, onderkant Ruiterbos. Daai is al hulle gemeente vandat hulle destyds op Haelkraal/Ruiterbos geboer het. 
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: COLES on January 20, 2014, 08:30:16 am

great area to ride would be amazing to have a motor car rally in the area u rode beautiful photo,s
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 20, 2014, 08:54:06 am

great area to ride would be amazing to have a motor car rally in the area u rode beautiful photo,s
I'd love to see the pro's through those turns and there are many of them.
It would make a brilliant rally stage.
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: Gérrard on January 20, 2014, 09:05:39 am
Mooi. Bly jy't bietjie kon uitkom  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: Sardine on January 20, 2014, 09:17:39 am
 :drif:
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: Dorsland on January 20, 2014, 09:31:31 am
Baie mooi Chris.  Lekker of dit 'n lekker koel dag was om te gaan ry.  Niks Boerbokke gesien nie?  ;D
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: DikZol on January 20, 2014, 09:51:50 am
Dis mooi wereld daai.  Lekker pics.  Die plekke se name roep net goeie herinneringe op!
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: Brandt on January 20, 2014, 09:56:06 am
Dis darem 'n mooi wereld daar.
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: ButtSlider on January 20, 2014, 10:01:46 am
 :drif: Lekker ride Chris.

Done that one a few times.  :ricky:

A whole lot of us went to Stilbaai for lunch and then ice cream at Jongensfontein. . . . . .  but I went on the Bird. . . . .so had to stick to tar.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 20, 2014, 10:11:15 am
:drif: Lekker ride Chris.

Done that one a few times.  :ricky:

A whole lot of us went to Stilbaai for lunch and then ice cream at Jongensfontein. . . . . .  but I went on the Bird. . . . .so had to stick to tar.  :thumleft:
Someone on a GSA pasted me just after Kleinberg. He had a Dustriders sticker on his topbox.
Think it was Corrie Jacobs.
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: ButtSlider on January 20, 2014, 10:16:07 am
:drif: Lekker ride Chris.

Done that one a few times.  :ricky:

A whole lot of us went to Stilbaai for lunch and then ice cream at Jongensfontein. . . . . .  but I went on the Bird. . . . .so had to stick to tar.  :thumleft:
Someone on a GSA pasted me just after Kleinberg. He had a Dustriders sticker on his topbox.
Think it was Corrie Jacobs.
Could have been him. He was on the ride too.
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: 4 Kays on January 20, 2014, 05:39:06 pm
Dankie Chris  :sip:
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: Klein Torkar on January 20, 2014, 08:46:49 pm
Baie mooi, danke vir die deel.
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: ButchH on January 20, 2014, 08:52:23 pm
Nice RR Chris thanks for sharing   :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: Oupa Foe-rie on January 20, 2014, 09:10:39 pm
Short and sweet .............. Lekker RR Chris ............ :thumleft: Dit is darem maar n mooi wereld daardie. Ek voel sommer lus vir n naweek wegbreek om daar te kom rondry, maar eers is dit Durban toe hierdie naweek ............... ;)
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: pietas on January 20, 2014, 09:18:51 pm
Dankie
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Post by: Kerritz on January 20, 2014, 09:28:29 pm
Dink ons moet kom kuier. Dankie Oubaas.
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: ETS on January 23, 2014, 12:39:24 pm
Jissie Chrissie dis mooi :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: HB 9 on January 23, 2014, 12:56:06 pm
Ons woon in 'n baie mooi land!

Dankie vir die deel van jul mooi deel daar!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: El Lobo on January 23, 2014, 01:16:53 pm
Dankie vir die deel, ChrisL!

Dit laat my ALTYD beter voel as ek iewers heen "wegkom" met my motorfiets.
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: ALLEN I on February 01, 2014, 09:09:00 am
Agree also live in the wrong part of the country, thanks for sharing
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: oldmannorman on February 03, 2014, 08:11:48 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: skydiver on February 08, 2014, 09:48:56 pm
Chris jy het fantastiese paaie in jou wereld om op te ry.
Ek wil nog eendag 'n motorfiets toer daar gaan doen.
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: spoedvark on February 09, 2014, 11:05:05 am
Lekker saam gery, Veral in my ou tuisdorp, Mosselbaai!

Emendation sal ek ook daar kom stof ry!
Title: Re: A lazy ride.
Post by: SKAAPKOP on February 13, 2014, 05:25:51 pm
Hey Chris, wanneer maak jy weer draai in die Oos Kaap ( Kirkwood) ? :pot:
Ons soek iemand om" troufotos" te neem, man dis vrek mooi RR. :imaposer:

Lekker ry!