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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Bill p on September 23, 2014, 11:28:34 am

Title: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Bill p on September 23, 2014, 11:28:34 am
So works kak, moods kak, bodies tired and the wife is checking me out skeef because Iím grumpy. What to do.
Then I remember the wise words of all good dawgís. Do a little solo ride somewhere to re-spark your life.
Requirements. Some sort of direction. Head east and explore Eastern Transvaal. Have a mate down in White River so
         will work my way down there. Check.
       Transport. Old faithful and a bit of kit. Check
         Directions: Use head and good old fashioned road map. Check

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Day 1. Roodepoort to Lydenberg.
Left early on Sat.13th., along Krugersdorp highway to Zambesi drive offramp, along to Cullinan and Bronhorstspruit, had
a quick Wimpy  and then up toward Groblersdal, all on tar just to get out into the sticks as quick as possible.
Just past Verona thereís a turnoff to Loskop Dam. Did that quickly and at the wall asked a local farmer if there were any
dirt roads to do and he gave me some directions and then the fun began.                
Just past the dam going back to Middelburg, I found the turnoff and then it was dirt. Heee Haaa.

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After about half an hour on the dirt I was just  starting to wonder where I was with no signage in site, when I came to the
Middleburg -  Stoffberg  intersection. Turned North toward Stoffberg on tar and not to long afterwards, spotted this sign
and just had to find out where it went to. What a lekker road meandering through the farmlands.


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Again, just after I began to wonder where I was, I hit Belfast
Pulled into a little pub just outside Belfast called the ďPig and Piglett ď or something, and found about 10 Harleyís there.
Got chatting to the guys over a few cold ones and turned out there was a Harley charity weekend at Dullstroom that
weekend which put paid to my idea of spending the night in Dullstroom. Went  through Dullstroom, Harleys everywhere, and
straight to Lydenberg, booked in at the first B&B coming into town, cleaned up and went and had a magic supper and a good few cold ones at the local Baron and something. Phoned wife and she said I sounded better already. Rode back to B&B and slept like a baby. What a lekker first day. Distance travelled 460km.

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Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: edgy on September 23, 2014, 11:36:21 am
Like :thumleft:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: RobC on September 23, 2014, 11:41:13 am
These are the best rides...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Dorsland on September 23, 2014, 11:48:58 am
You have the ideal bike for a head cleaner trip like that.  No plan, no program, just go.  Lekker!
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Strompie on September 23, 2014, 12:03:44 pm
When I read the intro, I knew : I need one of these too ..... Ek ry saam.
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Rokie on September 23, 2014, 12:05:16 pm
smaakit!  :sip:
"Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight."
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Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Piet on September 23, 2014, 01:33:30 pm
Die hele opset sit sommer 'n glimlag op my gesig! Lekker! :thumleft:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Indy se baas on September 23, 2014, 02:47:33 pm
Die hele opset sit sommer 'n glimlag op my gesig! Lekker! :thumleft:

+1 :thumleft:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Bill p on September 23, 2014, 03:21:21 pm
Thanks for coments guys.  Dit was so lekker om net die wereld te kyk en met die bike as ek 'n grond pad of ,n paaidtjie sien, dan vat ek hom.This is my first serious rr so its taking a bit of time to do. Will do day 2 tomorrow and day3 was an epic.
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Lem on September 23, 2014, 03:22:55 pm
The subjectline is correct.

That is why I ride as well. In fact, yesterday I was so gatvol I went to do the same thing. Took a pic of a windpomp just outside Philadelphia and went to have a Stoney at Philadelphia Winkel.

gooi some more  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Divot on September 23, 2014, 03:52:34 pm
brilliant!!! keep it coming!!
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: COLES on September 23, 2014, 05:04:15 pm

GREAT REPORT AWESOME PICTURES
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Casting from Turd on September 23, 2014, 05:19:00 pm
Bring broer bring nog jong
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: JonnyP on September 23, 2014, 06:00:46 pm
I need to do something like this too. The only problem is I might enjoy it so much that I only send a postcard to the wife and kids.  :ricky:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: spoedvark on September 23, 2014, 09:01:22 pm
My Psycologist needs a run soon as well! Let's hope it does not rain cats and dogs tomorrow on National Braai Day!

Riding with !
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: hff on September 23, 2014, 09:09:27 pm
Sounds great, look forward to the next episode!
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Bill p on September 24, 2014, 06:32:45 am
Day 2. Lydenberg to Whiteriver.
Left about 8.00 for Whiteriver. This was only going to be a short trip and I had arranged to meet my mate Nealle sometime early afternoon at a hockey tournament at a local school where he was playing, so I had plenty of time to kill and enjoy.
Now I have heard all bikers just singing the praises about Long Tom pass over the years. The only time I had been on this pass was
about 20 years ago coming back from a golf weekend in mist so thick you could not see 3m in front of the car.
When I got to the top of the first hill and saw the scenery that unveiled itself, I was speechless. This is certainly a bikers paradise
And if there is any other place in the country this good, I would like to be there.
I was so chilled that I just hooked up my old faithfull along the yellow line and chugged along at 80kph, taking in all the scenery
I watched all the Harley and BMW boys come past me, all upright and poised, the superbike boys come screaming past me,
crouched and trying to outdo each other on every bend. I just took this all in and was in absolute heaven.
Someway along the pass I decided to explore some of the forest roads and this was great fun.
I'll let the pictures do the talking.


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Going past the radio tower I noticed that the access road to the tower was open so of course I had to go up and have a look.
When I got to the tower I decided to carry on along the mountain top to an even higher point. This is mos what these bikes are made for or am I wrong.


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Saw a few other interesting sights along the way.


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Just outside Whiteriver
Note serious bullet holes.


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Arrived at the school at about 14.00 and boy there was an even better sight.
For those of you guys who have never been to a hockey tournament where there are about 12 teams of chicks and women playing,
go and find one. There are enough legs and bodies running around there to make a grown man cry.
So I did what any tired biker would do. I pulled up a chair near the beer tent and watched the hockey,( yeah right ) for about 2 hours,
quietly sucking on some cold ones while waiting for Nealle to finish playing.
Had to follow him home very slowly on the bike as I was quite mellow?? Lucky it was not far.
He made a good old SA dish and we sat there getting vrot and reminiscing about the old days when we used to jaul stukkend.
Went to bed drunk but happy.  Distance travelled about 150km.
How cool is it to stay in this sort of seroundings.


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Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Casting from Turd on September 24, 2014, 07:16:45 am
Not a bad grouping in those bullet holes either  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Dorsland on September 24, 2014, 08:55:04 am
So this is actually the Slow Boat to Sabie RR?   :biggrin:  Those slow chilled rides are really nice. Looking forward to more ...
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: ALLEN I on September 24, 2014, 09:12:01 am
Now that's the way to do it cous. Now you aint got no more excuses not to put on the "lekker" rides you ous do on weekends.( Gonna have to charge you for the help. Mmmm 2 cold ones should suffice  :imaposer:) Enjoying the RR and photies  boet gooi more so that we can check out those lekker roads you tuned me about. Enjoying the ride  :ricky:   :occasion14:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Man from Nam on September 24, 2014, 11:37:31 am
Enjoying the ride :)
Post more :sip:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Bill p on September 25, 2014, 06:59:54 am
Hi dawgs.
Sorry but my pictures keep on disappearing. Hope I have sorted the problem out now. Read through again as I have put in a few more pics.
Will post day 3 today. What an epic this was.
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Bill p on September 25, 2014, 11:39:33 am
Day 3.  Whiteriver  to Groblersdal.
So woke up feeling very chewy. Did a slow ride along the tar to Hazyview. Well I say that but I found out that old faithfull could actually do 120 + through the bends, such is the feeling of freedom you get going through this beautiful countryside.
Went  through Hazyview and on to Graskop. Stopped at the famous Pancake Place and had coffee.


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Headed out toward Ohrigstad and saw all these beautiful sights.


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I then found this interesting place and had to explore. There was a sign which said it was only open from Tuesdays and this was Monday. Damn! But I took a ride around anyway and here are a few photies.


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Further on I saw Blyde River canyon and Blydepoort Dam.


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Got to the T junction Ohrigstad left, Hoedspruit right, and pulled into this little take away place for some much needed breakfast.


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My original idea had been to get to Groblersdal  via  Burgersfort and those places, but the owner of the take away told me it was not safe in that area as there had been plenty of muggings and hijackings of late, and a bike was an easy target.
So I decided to do Ohrigstad, Lydenberg and work my way to Groblersdal from there.
I head off  towards Ohrigstad, all calm and relaxed, little realizing what lay ahead for me.

So Iím  riding along  admiring the scenery when I see this!!!


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Now does that mountain not scream ď take me, ride up me and see whatís on the other side. Well who am I to refuse. Have the right bike, will climb. So I find a dirt road which leads there and when I get to the bottom I think, ď this could be interesting ď

Now hereís the bad news dawgs. Try to take another photo but the camera informs me that itís full. Itís my daughters camera, and being technologically challenged, I donít realize that I could possibly have erased some photos from the memory or something.
Also tried my phone but there was no reception. So this is the last photo I took of my trip, but I think the best, what do you think.
Just refer to the picture as I explain to you my trials and tribulation of climbing the mountain.

So I start up the first 4 switchbacks, not to bad. Get to the 5th one and it just becomes mostly loose rock and shale and as I go through the bushed area it becomes steeper and looser but Iím hanging on and going upwards. I get to the middle s squiggle above the bushline and stall the bike. Now Iím in loose gravel with a kick start thumper on a 30deg. + slope.  Not fun. But I role back against the side burn and before I start, I decide to switch the tank over to reserve as I had been running low on petrol and did not want anymore complications. So I reach down and turn the valve, kickstart and start making my way up. About 30m further, the bike cuts out and there  I sit.
So no problem, roll back against the burn and start kicking. Nothing. Kick, kick, kick, nothing.
Now those of you who have one of these old thumpers will know that when youíre sitting on top of a mountain, in 30deg heat, on a steep incline in your riding jacket and kicking your moer off and nothing happens, you can have a serious sense of humour failure.

But I calm down and decide the first thing to do is to get back down the mountain before I try to see what the problem is. Try and turn a 180kg bike around on loose gravel on a steep incline. Not easy but I did it without falling and then tried to negotiate my way back down with no engine breaking, just brakes. Tried leaving it in gear to help, but back wheel just locked up and slid in any gear. What a nightmare this was trying to stop the bike from skidding out from under me but I made it to the flatter sections and then tried to roll start the bike. Nothing. Anyway, got to the bottom, parked the bike, and sat there in the blazing sun with no water, contemplating what to do next.

So Iím sitting there feeling very sorry for myself, when I happen to look up at the bike and then I just pack up laughing and start vloeking myself in my moerin. I have an inline valve between the tank and carburetor, and when Iíd reached down and switched the valve on the mountain, in my tired state, Iíd turned off the petrol on the inline valve instead of turning to reserve on the tank. What a d**s.
Anyway, switch on, 1 kick en daar gaat hy. I was so happy I could shit myself.
Bombed back into Ohrigstad, filled up and then found a bush pub just outside town. And there had even more fun.

I walk into the pub and there sits a brick shithouse of a man at the end of the counter. I could not believe how big this bugger was.
Anyway, get chatting and offer to buy him a drink. Ja, ďdubble brandewyn en coke, dit sal lekker wees dankieĒ is the reply.
Now I was going to have a winhoek light but I think I would have got a p**sklap in this bar if I had drunk that, so when in Ohrigstad, do as the Ohrigstadians do. So one bouble b&c coming up. Boom. I was pretty thirsty after my episode on the mountain so the first one slid down like mothers milk.
 I was just about finished when 2 of his mates walked in. And they were even bigger than him. I swear you could have used the three of them as the whole forward pack for the bulls.
Next minute thereís another double b& c in front of me, and then another and then another. 4 Down and now Iím thinking to myself,
ď hier kom kakĒ. If I donít leave now, I donít know if theres a b&b in Ohrigstad and if there is Iíll be to pissed to find it anyway.

So I inform them that Iím actually on my way to Groblersdal and had to leave and luckily the answer is ď goed meneer, jy beter nou ry want dis nog so 2 ure se ry daarĒ Thank goodness it wasnít ď nee nog een vir die pad ď otherwise I donít know what would have happened.

Anyway, sneak out of there, clamber on to my bike and do the first couple of km at 50kph with the visor open, trying to clear my head, and then take a leasurely tar trip all the way to Groblersdal. I spotted some nice looking sand roads along the way and I think if I had had the time, I could probably have made my way to Groblersdal on dirt, but I had had enough fun for one day and just wanted to get there, clean up, have some supper and hit the sack. Found a nice b&b outside Groblersdal called Loskop Valley Lodge, booked in and called it a day. What a day This day really envigorated me like no other. Distance travelled. About 450km


Day 4
Had planned to go via Marble Hall, Settlers way but after the first 3 days I decided that nothing else could better this so I just gapped it home on tar and arrived about 12.00.

Conclusion.
This was a great experience for me and I hope you guys enjoyed the ride.
In hindsite itís probably just as well I didnít make it up the mountain.
I definitely want to go back there  and see whatís on the other side, but this time with a few mates because  if I had made it up there and there was a road on the other side, I would have gone which is a bit silly because if anything happened, nobody would have known I was there and it could have got ugly.



Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: ALLEN I on September 25, 2014, 02:42:56 pm
Now this just aint fair cous I go away to Nam to do these lekker rides and then you sommer find lekker places to ride close buy. Great RR cous pitty you ran out of pics, that would of made it even better.   :ricky:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 25, 2014, 03:12:54 pm
Great to see you found the Dinosaur falls!

Nice ride kid.

 8)
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Lem on September 25, 2014, 03:50:38 pm
Goodness that Eastern Transvaal is so beautiful. One day I will buy myself a big-ass tourer and ride it up from the Cape.

Thanks for the report, I love it  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Bill p on September 28, 2014, 12:22:25 pm
Thanks for reading guys. Was a total jaul.
And thanks cousin Allen I for showing me how to post all these pictures and things.
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Dorsland on September 28, 2014, 12:47:52 pm
hehehehe,  had a good laugh at your last day.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: A little " clear the head " ride
Post by: Bill p on September 29, 2014, 07:14:47 am
hehehehe,  had a good laugh at your last day.   :thumleft:
Thanks Dorsland. It was a day I wont forget in a hurry.