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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Highlander on June 23, 2008, 08:41:29 pm

Title: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Highlander on June 23, 2008, 08:41:29 pm
So we decided to the the Baviaanskloof thing again.

And we were four, 2 on KTM‚??s and 2 on BMW‚??s.

Yellowfever- 1200GS
Greg ‚?? KTM 990 ADV S
Mellowyellow ‚?? 1150GS
Atgatt_101 ‚?? KTM 950 ADV S (aka the naughty boy)

Not in the mood for many words this time round, hope the pics tell the story:

DAY 1 ‚?? CT to Prins Albert

So we left early on Thursday, Atgatt_101 came from Jo‚??burg and we met him in Prins Albert later that day. The bikes nice and clean:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba1.jpg)

First turn off onto gravel. From Montagu to Ladismith via the Ouberg pass:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba2.jpg)

At this stage we got a bit concerned as we were in mud straight away:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba3.jpg)

But it luckily didn‚??t last long and soon me and my girlfriend had some serious fun:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba4.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba5.jpg)

Greg on the gravel road between Calitzdorp and Swartberg pass, this was a great route:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba5a.jpg)

Me:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba5b.jpg)

Having a quick chat:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba6.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba7.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba8.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba10.jpg)

We had to wait a few moments at the turn off for Atgatt to arrive from Joburg:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba5c.jpg)

Extreme high winds up the pass resulted in this view:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba11.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba12.jpg)

Going up and over Swartberg pass:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba13.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba14.jpg)

Atgatt took a tumble here somewhere in a drainage channel. No pics of that unfortunately. Here he comes all smiles (photo by Johan):
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba14A.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Highlander on June 23, 2008, 08:42:16 pm
DAY 2 ‚?? Prins Albert to Makedaat grotte, Baviaans

Die 4 filistyne, from left, johan, greg, le roux and andrew (that‚??s me):
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba15.jpg)

Our four trusty steeds:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba16.jpg)

Going on the dirt back over Swartberg Atgatt flew past me while I was doing 130, he was trying to do a Jabu but only reached 193km/h, maybe nest time hey. Heres eerste water:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba17.jpg)

Beautiful:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba18.jpg)

The lekker life:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba19.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba20.jpg)

Top of Swartberg:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba21.jpg)

At the bottom of Swartberg we turned left onto the Oude Muragie road towards De Rust:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba22.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba23.jpg)

The Raubenheimer Dam:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba24.jpg)

In De Rust it became clear that something was missing, so we ordered in:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba25.jpg)

From there we road towards Dysselsdorp and onto the Kamanasie Road. Looks like Die Hel:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba26.jpg)

My helmet cam:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba27.jpg)

OK, its was not a helmet cam, lekker deur die k@k:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba28.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba29.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba30.jpg)

Gooi hom bokkie gooi hom (photo by mellow):
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba30a.jpg)

Atgatt on Kamanasie:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba31.jpg)

Greg:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba32.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba33.jpg)

Filling up in Uniondale:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba34.jpg)

Dawid se bak at Makkedaat:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba35.jpg)

Lekker moeg after a long days gravel:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba36.jpg)

Clearly I‚??m the only angel around, to the right:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba37.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba38.jpg)

After a few bears and whiskey Atgatt morphed into this:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba39.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Highlander on June 23, 2008, 08:42:59 pm
DAY 3 ‚?? Makedaat grotte, Baviaans to Jeffreys.

My famous puss in boots desperate look, if only I could reproduce this regularly:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba40.jpg)

First water splash in Bav, greg:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba41.jpg)

Atgatt:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba42.jpg)

Me:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba47a.jpg)

Mellow, is that a wheelie:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba43.jpg)

Weeee:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba44.jpg)

Weeeeeeeeee:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba45.jpg)

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba46.jpg)

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, nous sy onderbroek selfs nat:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba47.jpg)

We also met some fellow dogs coming from the front:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba48.jpg)

Mellow getting stuck in the middle:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba49.jpg)

Mr Recovery:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba50.jpg)

Off he goes:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba51.jpg)

Taking a break:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba52.jpg)

Ha Ha funny:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba53.jpg)

Whats wrong with the next 3 pics:  :pot:  :pot:  :imaposer:  :imaposer:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba54.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba55.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba56.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Highlander on June 23, 2008, 08:45:36 pm
DAY 4 ‚?? Jeffreys to Mosselbay:

Early morning from our flat, we sadly had to say good bye to Atgatt as he was on his merry way back to Joburg. Thanks Le Roux, it was great riding with you:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba57.jpg)
Nature‚??s Valley:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba58.jpg)

Washed away roads, we love the ‚??Closed Road‚?Ě signs:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba59.jpg)

Seven passes road through Karatera on our way to George:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba60.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba61.jpg)

Only three musketeers now:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba62.jpg)

We were invited by Trailrider to go ride up in the mountains above George. It was a cherry on top of a already superb weekend, thanks Trailrider:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba63.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba64.jpg)

Trailrider and Trailrider junior:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba65.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba66.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba67.jpg)

Mellow looking for his precious in the woods:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba68.jpg)

And he found it eventually:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba69.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba70.jpg)

That‚??s me gooi-ing mielies (photo by mellow)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba70a.jpg)

Vuilgat:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba71.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Highlander on June 23, 2008, 08:46:22 pm
DAY 5 ‚?? Mosselbay to CT:

We knew that this was going to be a wet day and it didn‚??t disappoint, therefore no real great pics. The road to Gouritzmond:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba72.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba73.jpg)

At the Malgas pont:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba74.jpg)

Me again (photo by mellow):
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba74a.jpg)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba75.jpg)

Malgas hotel:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba76.jpg)

140 on gravel in the rain, and still taking a pic? (photo by mellow)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba76a.jpg)

One dirty happy GS back home:
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba77.jpg)

Thanks to my riding buddies for a great weekend.

So now you obviously want to know who won the battle. Easy answer.

BMW‚??s
Me = 3 spills  :ricky:  :ricky:
Mellow = 1 spill
Total = 4 spills

KTM‚??s
Greg = 2 spills
Atgatt = 1 spill
Total = 3 spills

So there you go, we won by one prang.  :pot:  :pot:  :pot:

Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Wolweseun on June 23, 2008, 08:51:05 pm
Nice
at last we get  a report!!
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Highlander on June 23, 2008, 08:57:09 pm
Nice
at last we get  a report!!

Pity I didn't stop for a chat when you passed
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Mark Hardy on June 23, 2008, 09:03:17 pm
Excellent RR, really need to get back out that way again.

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: JonW on June 23, 2008, 09:04:10 pm
What a nice report.

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Oppad on June 23, 2008, 09:07:59 pm
Nice pics too!
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Trailrider on June 23, 2008, 09:09:21 pm
Lekke report!
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: BMWPE on June 23, 2008, 09:18:36 pm
Stunning pics
Great report
Thanks
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Plothond on June 23, 2008, 09:20:52 pm
That area is just stunning

Your pics are great - very very nice
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Joyride on June 23, 2008, 10:15:06 pm
Thanks for sharing with an excellent RR and pics. Stunning trip, a real appetizer!!!
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: BigEd on June 23, 2008, 11:08:22 pm
Nice report A. Julle is darem wetters. Arme J val 1 keer en julle ander 6 keer maar sy val se foudies is op ;D

Bly julle het dit geniet.
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: JourneyMan on June 24, 2008, 06:59:08 am
Great report! :biggrin: :cool:
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: bushclown on June 24, 2008, 07:07:29 am

Awesome

I must do Baviaans some time soon
         :thumright:
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Atgatt_101 on June 24, 2008, 07:27:07 am
YF, Faarkin nice kiki's man!!! was Well worth it to wait for you every now and then!!!! :imaposer: >:D

Waar is die Pyp kiki???
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Blou Zebu on June 24, 2008, 07:32:26 am
Very Nice Kerels!

It looks like very much fun!
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: edgy on June 24, 2008, 07:39:57 am
Very nice,cant wait to get there next month!!
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: letsgofishing on June 24, 2008, 07:40:35 am
Nice report and pics!
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Pistonpete on June 24, 2008, 08:40:52 am
Awesome ride & cool report chaps! :)
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Eisbein on June 24, 2008, 08:41:46 am
Very cool!

Nice report - lekker humour and also very cool photos.



Check this out:

It's Saturday night (yellow)fever!

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba21.jpg)

Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Atgatt_101 on June 24, 2008, 08:46:15 am
It's a pitty that we couldn't get a Pic of YF in the water!! No wonder you need a hoover pipe on your bike!!

 :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: BigEd on June 24, 2008, 08:58:00 am
Very cool!

Nice report - lekker humour and also very cool photos.



Check this out:

It's Saturday night (yellow)fever!

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/yellowfever100/Ba21.jpg)



 ;D You guys... ;D
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: popipants on June 24, 2008, 09:32:51 am
On more and more reports I see a tripod going along.
Looks like the photography on trips is being taken to a whole new level.

I like it.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: bobnob on June 24, 2008, 09:36:21 am
stunning ride guys!!!
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: LuckyStriker on June 24, 2008, 09:39:05 am
Not in the mood for many words this time round, hope the pics tell the story:

Ag nee man, what kind of attitude is that?

Fantastic ride you guys!
Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing your trip with us

:hello2:
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Biesie on June 24, 2008, 11:24:13 am
Lekker een John Travolta en die Village People ;D ;D
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: MellowJo on June 24, 2008, 11:59:35 am
Nice report A. Julle is darem wetters. Arme J val 1 keer en julle ander 6 keer maar sy val se foudies is op ;D

Bly julle het dit geniet.

We have some proof of the KTM Recovery as well  ;-)
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: MellowJo on June 24, 2008, 12:01:49 pm
A little non-tripod photography  ;)
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on June 24, 2008, 12:26:23 pm
Baie nice dankie vir 'n stuning report :drif:
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Watty on June 24, 2008, 12:50:21 pm
(http://www.emotihost.com/glass20/7.gif) Very nice photies, lekker read. Thanks
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: X Banana Boy on June 24, 2008, 02:46:41 pm
Excellent report.  Thanks  :ricky:
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: LIL MINX on June 24, 2008, 03:07:19 pm
well done to you guys, such a nicely worded report and ur pic's are gr8 too - looks like you had loads of fun ;)
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Captain Zef on June 24, 2008, 06:20:59 pm
Nice ride
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Rusty nail on June 24, 2008, 06:34:50 pm
Wil nog daai trippie doen, awsome
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Grunt on June 24, 2008, 06:57:35 pm
nice pics, report

you had lots of fun ,,,, lekker
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Johnnie Bok on June 25, 2008, 08:36:08 am
Flippen lekker trip en great RR!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Rogue on June 25, 2008, 01:54:03 pm
Ag but it looks lekker! 

When is the next long weekend? :ricky:
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Highlander on June 26, 2008, 09:52:46 am
Ag but it looks lekker! 

When is the next long weekend? :ricky:

Maybe next weekend :-\
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Highlander on June 26, 2008, 09:54:54 am
YF, Faarkin nice kiki's man!!! was Well worth it to wait for you every now and then!!!! :imaposer: >:D

Waar is die Pyp kiki???

Atgatt, jou pak is naby pappie ::)
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Strandloper on June 26, 2008, 03:17:13 pm
Baaaie lekker!
Enough to make me "yellow" :mwink:
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Eendstop on June 27, 2008, 07:16:02 am
Nice report A. Julle is darem wetters. Arme J val 1 keer en julle ander 6 keer maar sy val se foudies is op ;D

Bly julle het dit geniet.

We have some proof of the KTM Recovery as well  ;-)

Allways knew Katooms do well off road, but this is radical  ??? >:D

Seriously though, fantastic trip, report & pics.

How about putting this trip together again, say September - ish. There seems to be much interest, and I'll do the arrangements. Would want some ladies along as well, so prettier half (on her own 1150GS) would not feel (again) out as the only gal?

Is there interest?
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Atgatt_101 on June 27, 2008, 08:19:51 am
YF, Faarkin nice kiki's man!!! was Well worth it to wait for you every now and then!!!! :imaposer: >:D

Waar is die Pyp kiki???

Atgatt, jou pak is naby pappie ::)

Wat nou PA?? Ek moet jou kark byt man!!
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: Highlander on June 27, 2008, 08:32:09 am
Nice report A. Julle is darem wetters. Arme J val 1 keer en julle ander 6 keer maar sy val se foudies is op ;D

Bly julle het dit geniet.

We have some proof of the KTM Recovery as well  ;-)

Allways knew Katooms do well off road, but this is radical  ??? >:D

Seriously though, fantastic trip, report & pics.

How about putting this trip together again, say September - ish. There seems to be much interest, and I'll do the arrangements. Would want some ladies along as well, so prettier half (on her own 1150GS) would not feel (again) out as the only gal?

Is there interest?

Was for sure a great ride. will post the gps route soon, then you could have a look.
Title: Re: The 2 KTM's vs 2 BMW's Baviaans trip
Post by: bradleys on June 27, 2008, 10:07:20 am
Great report and pics ,lekker trip.