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Title: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: >Herman< on August 10, 2008, 09:31:35 am
First off, thanks to all the ladies that allowed their better halves to join me on this ride to the Klip.

Second, thanks to all the brave SOB's that joined as well.

I met up with Silverwolf and Kykdaar under the bridge on the N14, we headed towards Skurweberg for our first dirt of the day.  Nice to get the dust into the eyes so early.

At the Wimpy there were already hungry SOB's, and soon we joined them in a lekker beacon & eggs breakfast.

From there we left towards the 2nd canal, all 16 bikes!!

The canals are as usual - lekker, and now some farmers decided to make nice speed jumps for us.  :mwink:

Our 1st casualty was a eager SOB on a KTM overshooting a corner, sliding through the grass, come to complete stop safe and then to loose his balance and fell over onto Gryshond - that was moer funny!!

Then we lost Gryshond, Gunda & another when Gryshond needed a screw.  :biggrin:  And to place the cherry on the cake, my Zumo decided to call it a day. ??? >:( Mors dood, moertoe!!  Doesn't want to start up, so now what??  Phone call from Gunda, get their coords, grab Dawie's Zumo, enter the coords into it, and off we went in search of the lost SOB's.

We all joined back together, and decided that a beer a Bakgat is just what we need.  Needless to say, we were not going anywhere fast.  From there we took the final stretch to the Klip.  By now Gunda was leading as he had the route, and Redrider & I played sweeper (sorry for the shower RR)  :imaposer: .

At Jericho Gunda took us straight to the Klip, and up we went (ok, most of us - next time for the guys that stayed on mother earth).  We were treated by the E-Dirt group (they had a social with the locals, and donated some money and equipment to the school) who rode up the STEEP section and made it look easy, except the guy on the blue bike that showed us how to slide down.

We headed back down, and I had to rush back home as I needed to be back by 14:00.  Gunda and the rest went for a beer or two.

Thanks guys, it was lekker.

No post the pictures!!!
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: JourneyMan on August 10, 2008, 10:17:40 am
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Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Trailrider on August 10, 2008, 10:47:36 am
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Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Snafu on August 10, 2008, 11:01:18 am
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Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: LeonDude on August 10, 2008, 11:21:19 am
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Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: GundaGunda on August 10, 2008, 11:24:34 am
Fear not O impatient "Ride is wothless. . . ." peeps - there were enough cameras, mine was just not one of them. Was in the pocket, but was too damn busy or shaky-scared to use it.

And I have a problem with Ryperd's Zumo. You guys know me. I am always at the back with the laggers and lazy, and next think I am promoted to ride leader as I was the only one with the track in a working GPS.

But you know? It was fun. Maybe inside this ole Gunda there is a leeedle beet of Valentino Rossi struggling to get out - at least as far as a scaredy old-timer on a KLE will let him. What I did find was that the sandy roads in the Jericho area are much easier when you are moving a bit faster than sweeper-speed and you dont have a cloud if dust obscuring the line.  I did not have even one reasonably exciting tail-walk.

And even the beakaway group that formed after I was the chief screwer of Grys's handlebar thingy was lekka - I had thought you were all ahead, and meantime you were the laggers - dunno how or where we overtook you folks. Suspect in Brits suburbia.

Thanks for the ride .  


 
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: SlŠinte Mhaith on August 10, 2008, 12:11:33 pm

1. Some aiming the last section up the rock

2. going down

3. view from above
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: blazes on August 10, 2008, 12:25:31 pm
Ag NEE you WD's have still not found the Right route to get up DA ROCK. I think we need to show you all where the front door the rock is and not the backdoor  ;D
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: SlŠinte Mhaith on August 10, 2008, 12:37:36 pm
Ag NEE you WD's have still not found the Right route to get up DA ROCK. I think we need to show you all where the front door the rock is and not the backdoor  ;D

 ;D ;D

Have you done the front door with the dakar yet?

The guy that came off halfway up end then slid all the way down again.  Awful eerie sound of metal grinding on rock.
Wonder what he feels like today.
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: LeonDude on August 10, 2008, 12:59:28 pm
Ah, the rock. Well, one day, maybe.
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: IceCreamMan on August 10, 2008, 02:22:49 pm
thanks guys , fantastic day out ..will post my pics shortly ...

the shabeen was awesome as well.. 8 ront and 50 cents for a quart of breweries finest...cant go wrong  :biggrin:

Leondude , dot be intimidated, the rock is not as difficult as it looks...i was a tad concerned but the smaller capacity lighter bikes get up there wiht relateive ease i reckon...one day i will try the other way up i reckon.

thankts to all.... lots of dust cant wait for summer when the dust will be wet ...mud monstor is better n the dust i reckon.

on a sad note ,on the way back outside brits a lad croseed the road to his father who called him from the oter side of the road, the kid looked right and ran with looking to his left an oncoming traffic... no chance ..left a business card with the police who was 3 cars further back an also saw everything , i may need to be a witness on this.

nice winters day out...i got a rooi nek this morning from the sun so it was a lil strong.

will post pics when i resize em.

thanks to all


Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: IceCreamMan on August 10, 2008, 03:22:03 pm
picsw of the shebeen ...nice place

nice friendly atmosphere...time to relax a bit an talk kark
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: IceCreamMan on August 10, 2008, 03:27:11 pm
Last 2 pics ..

a lekker day out...much easier for me to ride on saturdays ...

looking forward to the archeological ride on the 30th.

did not take too many pics , always a pain to take off my camelback to get to the caqmera so i do not take a lot..alos the quality aint so good as i had the camera on the wrong setting so mabe a good thing i did not take to many

Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: blazes on August 10, 2008, 03:44:21 pm
Ag NEE you WD's have still not found the Right route to get up DA ROCK. I think we need to show you all where the front door the rock is and not the backdoor  ;D

 ;D ;D

Have you done the front door with the dakar yet?

The guy that came off halfway up end then slid all the way down again.  Awful eerie sound of metal grinding on rock.
Wonder what he feels like today.
Actually the Dakar has the better gearing for the front door ;) It's the XR that you have to be careful of ::) She wants to pick up the front wheel and gooi you off big time. Stalled the bike once on my first day up the front door----SCARY :-[
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: shark_za on August 10, 2008, 04:10:13 pm
The guy that came off halfway up end then slid all the way down again.  Awful eerie sound of metal grinding on rock.
Wonder what he feels like today.
From what I hear it was my buddy Mad Brad "ORSM" who dropped his WR450 on the rock...
Again.
Last time Ufudo had to fix the casing with some pratley steel when the gear shifter cracked it.

So he feels ok, done it before. 
I have seen him make it up about 2-3 times and fall once, now twice I hear.

That grinding sound is hectic, normally means new handguards, new footpegs at least. Thats on an offroad, a DS bike is going to be scary damage.
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: blazes on August 10, 2008, 06:41:22 pm
Friend of mine saw a HP2 crash down there ??? Aparrently the story goes that he had to have the bike collected as he could not ride it home and the damage was a figure that looked like a cell number.

The rock has a way of allowing you in the front door and to climax at the top ::) and then other day's you just see your gat.

Do not try my luck to often nowday's. These bikes cost a arm and a leg to repair.
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: AdventureBoy on August 10, 2008, 06:45:48 pm
Thanks for a great ride, have not been out for a few weeks, so really looked forward to the day. I had to leave early to go to the rugby, so missed the rock, which was dissapointing. Trying to attached a few pictures without success. Hope these come out.

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Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: AdventureBoy on August 10, 2008, 06:53:10 pm
lets try again
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Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: AdventureBoy on August 10, 2008, 07:08:55 pm
seems I can only post one photo at a time.??

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Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Kykdaar on August 10, 2008, 07:14:36 pm
Thanks to Ryperd for organizing the ride  :thumleft:. We rode together on some gravel to the dam and I only have one thing to say to you......you belong on a KTM because you ride like a hooligan  :o  ;D

I had great fun and it was nice to see how comfortable the Transalp was  through the loose sandy sections. Sorry to the dog on the DR650, I did not mean to be windgat in passing you  >:D, but I am more comfortable on sand when going fast  :ricky:

Like I said - my bike is marked "Rally Touring" and not "Rockclimber" - so I stayed at the bottom and helped to jumstart a DL650 (It's a fookin Suzuki after all  :pot:). 

After that I tried to keep up with Gryshond (DL1000) as he, I and Silverwolf (DL650) made a beeline for the R511 so as to be back in time for our various commitments.
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: >Herman< on August 10, 2008, 07:17:40 pm
......you belong on a KTM because you ride like a hooligan  :o  ;D

ME?  ??? NEVER!!!!  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: AdventureBoy on August 10, 2008, 07:21:25 pm
The last of my Photos


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Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: ROOI on August 11, 2008, 08:22:24 am
Ag NEE you WD's have still not found the Right route to get up DA ROCK. I think we need to show you all where the front door the rock is and not the backdoor  ;D
We were actually waiting for u at the wimpy ryperd even tried to phone U   :pot:

Thanks to Ryperd keeping me company at the back and making sure I cooled off when things got to hot.
thank to Ice cream man and frankie for the ride home and the socializing on the way all and all a great day out . 

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Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Malibu on August 11, 2008, 08:34:07 am
Wow guys, looks like you had a fantastic day out there...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: malgat (RIP) on August 11, 2008, 09:32:25 am
well done guys,,,,,

i was feeling real k@k the whole satday knowing you's were riding in my valley and i was doing my "trompie die plaasboer" impressions

heyta gunda gunda,,,leader of the pack nogal,,,vroom vroom
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: ROOI on August 11, 2008, 10:07:56 am
And we had lekka cappuccino's and gr8 coffee for me on top off da klip thanks gunda   :thumleft:
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: RedWolf on August 11, 2008, 01:37:31 pm
Good day. The fookin Suzuki is starting again. The activation pin on the clutch was stuck and eventually broke of, probably of all the dust and water in it. I just bypassed, by connecting the two wires with a normal fuse, will have to replace it sometime. Thanks for Rypert that organized the ride, it was an excellent day.

It was my first wilddog trip and I am thinking of getting a Ktm 990 one day if finances and wife permits it. Will definitely go on another expedition with you guys. I had a lot of fun.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Kykdaar on August 11, 2008, 01:48:11 pm
Once started and underway  ;D I was impressed with the speed that the DL could get up to.

Probably the fastest 650 on the market today  :o :thumleft:
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: GundaGunda on August 11, 2008, 03:17:13 pm
heyta gunda gunda,,,leader of the pack nogal,,,vroom vroom
I am not made to be a pack leader  ::) I am much more a planner and back marker. I felt quite awkward up front on the smallest bike with a whole bunch behind on beeeg bikes and with many years more experience than me. 

And I have to admit I enjoy having shapely ladies in front of me.  ;D
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: eSKaPe on August 11, 2008, 04:26:03 pm
Thanks for a great ride, have not been out for a few weeks, so really looked forward to the day. I had to leave early to go to the rugby, so missed the rock, which was dissapointing. Trying to attached a few pictures without success. Hope these come out.

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Bmad no pics from you?
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: bmad on August 12, 2008, 08:27:05 am
Thanks for a great ride, have not been out for a few weeks, so really looked forward to the day. I had to leave early to go to the rugby, so missed the rock, which was dissapointing. Trying to attached a few pictures without success. Hope these come out.

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Bmad no pics from you?

Just went for the ride, figured there will be plenty camera's  :patch:
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: eSKaPe on August 12, 2008, 08:54:38 am
Looks like there were a few cameras - a RR without pics is just not the same
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Trailrider on August 12, 2008, 05:44:01 pm
Who was on the Silver TA? Roek?

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=21191.0;attach=25361;image)
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Ganjora on August 12, 2008, 05:52:49 pm
yup,  it's him.

he left the rock with me,  GRIM, and GRIM'S mate,
and went through the begining section of dewildt,  from the road up to the water tower and over to the police station.
he did some impressive riding on the TA.
only 1 fall over,  and no damage to speak of.

Aaiirree Rasta!!!
 O0
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Trailrider on August 12, 2008, 05:54:23 pm
Yep. TA's crash well  8)
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: IceCreamMan on August 13, 2008, 08:13:42 am
Gotta say i am mightily impressed with the TA...or maybe its roek's riding.

certainly the naysayers that it aint capable ,19 wheel etc etc have been proved wrong. that bike goes well in the dirt.
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Trailrider on August 13, 2008, 08:56:59 am
Gotta say i am mightily impressed with the TA...or maybe its roek's riding.

certainly the naysayers that it aint capable ,19 wheel etc etc have been proved wrong. that bike goes well in the dirt.

+1 Goes very well in dirt.

The 19" wheel thing has been blown out of proportion. GS's have been going everywhere with 19" wheels for years. No-one can claim that it is not a very capable bike.

Generally those who knock it have not even tried it.
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Rooies on August 13, 2008, 11:01:24 am
What a lekke day it was...

Impressed with/enjoyed the most:
- Gunda's speed as leader of the pack.  Not at all as slow as he always claims to be.   :thumleft:
- The Rock:  This is what I love about the whole gravel travel thing combined with wilddogs.  Would never ever have known about the place if it wasn't for this forum.  And what a great view from the top.  Thanks for organising, Ryperd.
- The trip back:  Ganjora, Grim and Gavin - thanks for the exciting trip back home and for all the tips and tricks shared.  Dropped my bike for the first time   :-[ , but 2 squirts of superglue fixed the plastic flicker cover that popped off.  Not a scratch anywhere else. 

Got karked on a little by a local at the shebeen for drinking a Castle Lite quart.  Obviously not a man's beer in that part of the world.  ;D   
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: GundaGunda on August 13, 2008, 08:37:17 pm
Gotta say i am mightily impressed with the TA...or maybe its roek's riding.

Since Roek said lekka things about me, let me return the compliment, but this is honest  ;D

I've watched Roek and that TA on three rides. I am specially interested as my partner Jaco just bought one and I wanted to see how it behaves on gravel. Jaco has never been on gravel on his - wife veto  ::)

I think it has a lot to do with Roek as well as the bike. Watched the pair on the training day making all the obstacles look easy.

I think the bike's critics should take a good look and see. I am impressed.     
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: shark_za on August 14, 2008, 05:31:51 pm
Watch 2-wheels this friday for the report on the charity thing at Jericho.
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: IceCreamMan on August 15, 2008, 08:02:55 am
Watch 2-wheels this friday for the report on the charity thing at Jericho.


Yip , Dave was there taking footage... i may be in it as well...who knows
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: shark_za on August 15, 2008, 09:25:19 am
Lookout for Steve doing what he does best, wheelies ;)
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: Zerc on August 15, 2008, 07:17:34 pm
Watch 2-wheels this friday for the report on the charity thing at Jericho.


Yip , Dave was there taking footage... i may be in it as well...who knows
Saw myself for about 1.5 seconds followed by Roek  :thumleft: . The was also a couple of seconds of footage of a red 1200GS followed by a KTM with Orange handprotectors - maybe Ryperd?

Looks like the guys from e-dirt did a lot of good for the school.
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: shark_za on August 16, 2008, 10:12:46 am
At least JJ mentioned the work we (the WD's) did there last year too.
I hooked Steve up with JJ, he is our ally over in that area, headman of the smaller village and principal of the bigger school. This time he got some higher up people to attend and feel special.
Many great conversations have gone down at Bafana Bafana ;)
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: ROOI on August 16, 2008, 10:31:44 am
JJ actually told me that the equipment we sponsored last year is in dire need for some repairs and replacements
Calling on shark to lead the way  :deal:
Title: Re: The Anti Women's Day SOB Ride
Post by: AdventureBoy on August 19, 2008, 07:59:16 pm
Just loaded these photos on Photobucket and want to post to test:

After Breakfast waiting to start on the ride:

(http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff347/BrahamEd/SDC10204.jpg)

On route waiting for the lost dogs to catch up:
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Waiting on the route

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Doing what dogs do - discussing bikes:

(http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff347/BrahamEd/SDC10212.jpg)