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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: funacide on February 03, 2008, 11:39:26 pm

Title: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: funacide on February 03, 2008, 11:39:26 pm
Saturday morning arrived and Popipants and myself had decided that the rock was worth a revisit since his new PIG and my KTM had not yet seen the top of the rock‚?¶

Met at the Wimpy other side the dam wall and headed out on the 1st canal out towards the rock. Interestingly some sections of canal 1 have been blocked off by serious barbed wire fences with warning signs of no entry all over them.

We were navigating on my memory, so we probably took a few wrong turns but eventually made it to the town by the rock at about 10h00 where we decided to have a beer at the local shabeen before going up the rock. Well what service we received as plastic chairs were brought around in a hurry for us to sit on while enjoying our beers in the shade of the tree.

(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock1.jpg)

After the beer, we made our way up the rock with no mishaps only to find 6 4x4‚??s at the top.
(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock2.jpg)

These guys had all come up the middle route. After chatting with the guys for a short while and seeing quite a bit of oil spots lying around from them, the guys in the Land Cruiser decides to show everyone how to do it up the steep section‚?¶

A few pics of him going up and then back down again on the steep section. Low range and 4x4 helps a lot.
(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock3.jpg)
(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock4.jpg)
(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock5.jpg)
(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock6.jpg)
(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock7.jpg)
(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock8.jpg)


Just some pics of my baby and Popi‚??s new 1150 Adv at the top of the rock, man it is a beautiful view from up there but it gets damn hot very quickly.
(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock9.jpg) (http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock10.jpg) (http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock11.jpg)

Isn‚??t she Beautiful!!
(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock12.jpg)

It was getting very hot so we made a beeline straight back to the shabeen for some more refreshments. Again the service was good and we did not even have to go into the bar to fetch our beers, they were brought out to us under the trees.
(http://www.leilanidesigns.co.za/trips/rockktm/rock13.jpg)


From here it was a quick ride back to Harties for some lunch and beer at o‚??Hagens then home on tar.

Thanks for the ride Popipants, good as usual.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: LuckyStriker on February 03, 2008, 11:43:52 pm
Nice

but I would have given this report a 10/10 if you two had gone up the steep section as well ;) ;D
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: michnus on February 03, 2008, 11:50:49 pm
This is the first pictures posted, that shows the steepness of the Rock.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: funacide on February 03, 2008, 11:53:55 pm
This is the first pictures posted, that shows the steepness of the Rock.

That was the aim of standing half way up and taking them at a level, most of it is actually ok, but the first section at the bottom is the scary part and the transition from flat ground to rock is the problem..
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Lourens ツ on February 04, 2008, 12:29:35 am
It looks like you had a good time.  One day I'll have to see if that service is as good as you claim.  ;D
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: JourneyMan on February 04, 2008, 06:05:31 am
Lekker and congrats! Sorry I could not join.

Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: blazes on February 04, 2008, 06:11:10 am
Allways a great view from the top of "Da Rock"  ;) I wonder how many bikers have damaged their bikes going up the front route. Found some BMW HP2 broken parts one day at the bottom. Story goes that the bike was so badly damaged they had to fetch it with a trailer. :o
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Ama ride ride on February 04, 2008, 07:29:43 am
Thanks for the pics.

Would like to go to the Rock next time I get a kitchen pass. ;) and before the green turns brown.

Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Plothond on February 04, 2008, 07:37:39 am
Nice pics Funacide

Pity the weekend is only 2 days long - just too much to do
I suppose there is always a next time !!!
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: shark_za on February 04, 2008, 08:10:41 am
Good pics to show how steep the first bit is.
In the 2nd pic of the cruiser you can see it just on the steepest part, approaching the lip.
If you drop it after the lip , you can generally hold on and not have your bike ground up.

Also when its going down , see it drop off the lip.

That lip is less than 10m high.
Maybe 2 stories.

I have seen about a 50/50 success rate there.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: SlŠinte Mhaith on February 04, 2008, 08:25:02 am
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Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: funacide on February 04, 2008, 08:34:15 am
The Rock

S25 21.508 E27 44.690
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: SlŠinte Mhaith on February 04, 2008, 08:54:18 am
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Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: shark_za on February 04, 2008, 09:02:00 am
Dont just got there and cause kak. Please.

Speak to the people in the village, ask permission.

The area is SUPER sensitive.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: SlŠinte Mhaith on February 04, 2008, 09:16:45 am
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Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Ama ride ride on February 04, 2008, 09:35:40 am
Dont just got there and cause kak. Please.

Speak to the people in the village, ask permission.

The area is SUPER sensitive.

How about you take the newbies to that area there and show us the ropes? ;)
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Beemer Man (RIP) on February 04, 2008, 09:45:58 am
Dont just got there and cause kak. Please.

Speak to the people in the village, ask permission.

The area is SUPER sensitive.

How about you take the newbies to that area there and show us the ropes? ;)


Nice report, we were only minutes behind you guys, wanted to take the guys to see the Rock, but I think the stomach rumbles got the better of us, Slainche it is in the middle of knowhere in a rural village, trust me I dont even think they have electricity never mind telephones.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Grootseun on February 04, 2008, 10:03:03 am
Nice one Fun.

Need to visit the rock again.

Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: popipants on February 04, 2008, 04:18:25 pm
The Rock

S25 21.508 E27 44.690
o....now you have the gps points.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: funacide on February 04, 2008, 10:40:43 pm
F


Did some research on Google Earth.......

Post your pics already!!!!
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Operator on February 04, 2008, 10:45:36 pm
This is the first pictures posted, that shows the steepness of the Rock.

Do you guys perhaps know what the angle degrees are of that rock?
I looks mighty steep !!!
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: shark_za on February 05, 2008, 06:36:19 am
They have cell phones!

The eco-trail is run out of the lodge down the road.
But maybe its best if people just pay the lodge guys.

At least stop at the shabeen and put some money into the local community.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: popipants on February 05, 2008, 07:36:57 am
They have cell phones!

The eco-trail is run out of the lodge down the road.
But maybe its best if people just pay the lodge guys.

At least stop at the shabeen and put some money into the local community.

We paid the shabeen
 ;D ;D ;D
We pay all shabeen's
Except the white lady who did not want to sell us any beer.

We stopped at a little shop where all the okes were leaving with beers.
When we got inside the lady informed us that she does not sell any beer!?!?
She probable did not have a license and was scared if the big white guy's.

A well...Her loss.


Smoke break #1.
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f304/popipants/HPIM2313.jpg)

Smoke breake #2
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f304/popipants/HPIM2314.jpg)

Shabeen stop before the rock. Needed some dutch courage.
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f304/popipants/HPIM2316.jpg)

Some of the locals. They were very friendly
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f304/popipants/HPIM2318.jpg)

Man, that is steep.
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f304/popipants/HPIM2320.jpg)

The two best adventure bikes in the world.
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f304/popipants/HPIM2331.jpg)


Back if the shabeen.
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f304/popipants/HPIM2337.jpg)




Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: >Herman< on February 05, 2008, 07:40:23 am
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f304/popipants/HPIM2313.jpg)

Was that you or your "pig" that wet the ground here?
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: popipants on February 05, 2008, 07:45:52 am
That is what happens when Fun stands on your camel pack pipe when he is playing with the GPS!
p.s. I was wondering who would notice.

Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: JourneyMan on February 05, 2008, 07:48:51 am
So. Sort of a dumb question but are you happy so far with the bike? :mrgreen:
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: >Herman< on February 05, 2008, 07:51:03 am
That is what happens when Fun stands on your camel pack pipe when he is playing with the GPS!

This just sound awful!!   ;D
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: popipants on February 05, 2008, 07:51:59 am
That is what happens when Fun stands on your camel pack pipe when he is playing with the GPS!

This just sound awful!!   ;D

You should have been there!
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: popipants on February 05, 2008, 07:54:43 am
So. Sort of a dumb question but are you happy so far with the bike? :mrgreen:
Very.
I love the big tank, you can ride forever.
Up the rock that 1st donkey gear makes it nice and easy.
The ground clearance also helps.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: >Herman< on February 05, 2008, 07:56:50 am
That is what happens when Fun stands on your camel pack pipe when he is playing with the GPS!

This just sound awful!!   ;D

You should have been there!


Uhm....... no thanks.  Broke back Klip, if you ask me.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: popipants on February 05, 2008, 08:01:31 am
That is what happens when Fun stands on your camel pack pipe when he is playing with the GPS!

This just sound awful!!   ;D

You should have been there!


Uhm....... no thanks.  Broke back Klip, if you ask me.

 ;)
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Welsh on February 05, 2008, 08:24:25 am
Nice one guys, I have finally sorted my "roaming" some dogsbody didnt unblock my card.

Welsh
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: funacide on February 05, 2008, 10:17:07 am
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f304/popipants/HPIM2313.jpg)

Was that you or your "pig" that wet the ground here?

When we were standing there and he saw it after taking the photo, Popi said he bets someone will have something to say about the water on the ground.... ;D
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Lourens ツ on February 05, 2008, 05:35:15 pm
I have just confirmed with the 4x4 guys that "the rock" actually belongs to a trust that in turn belongs to the local comity that stays in that area.  Spending some money at the shabeen is a good way of keeping the locals happy.  They won't cut their own income by complaining about bikers.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: shark_za on February 05, 2008, 06:24:55 pm
Yeah, the 4x4 guys are a bunch of tossers who think they own the place, try ride you over in the riverbeds, etc.

Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: SlŠinte Mhaith on February 06, 2008, 12:30:16 pm
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Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: shark_za on February 06, 2008, 01:12:00 pm
n paar 4x4 tossers.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: SlŠinte Mhaith on February 06, 2008, 01:49:04 pm
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Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: shark_za on February 06, 2008, 01:52:00 pm
n paar maande gelede, elke keer as ons daar ry actually.

They drive straight at you , trying to knock you off the bike.
They think they own the land, and all they have is tribal permission to operate there.

We tend to just steer well clear, can hop out the riverbed at anytime to bypass them.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Mark Hardy on February 06, 2008, 05:09:12 pm


The two best adventure bikes in the world.
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f304/popipants/HPIM2331.jpg)



+1 on that

Great pics and report, would not mind giving that rock a try when i'm up your way.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Doggone on February 06, 2008, 05:29:52 pm
Funacide

Please can you give me the coords of the rock. I want to see what the area looks like on Google  Earth. I am not familiar with the area at all I only know where the De Wildt Cheetah project is and I have no idea where to look from there.
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: funacide on February 06, 2008, 07:05:20 pm
Doggone you should read the entire thread, posted it earlier  ;D ;D

But here it is again

The Rock

S25 21.508 E27 44.690
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: Zonkelmonk on February 06, 2008, 07:28:38 pm
Hallo maatjies.

The 3 muskateers look a bit lonesome? Nice ride!!!
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: popipants on February 06, 2008, 08:25:14 pm
Hallo maatjies.

The 3 muskateers look a bit lonesome? Nice ride!!!

now it is the awesome two some
 :( :( :( :( :(
So when you coming for a visit?
Title: Re: A KTM and a PIG on the Rock
Post by: funacide on February 09, 2008, 11:50:09 pm
Hallo maatjies.

The 3 muskateers look a bit lonesome? Nice ride!!!

Hey Zonk....

When we riding again. The slangbyt is waiting....