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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: GundaGunda on September 14, 2008, 03:02:20 pm

Title: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: GundaGunda on September 14, 2008, 03:02:20 pm
What a weekend !

The planning thread went onto 38 pages, and another 8 for the "routes" thread, so I wonder how long the ride report will be?

I am sure the foties and stories will come - this is going to be fun ! 

In the meantime routes and pics to edit and download .

Hope all the other riders made it back safe and sound - let us know !
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And from my side, first and foremost a HUGE thank you to Malgat and Malibu. The two of them worked so hard in the run-up to, and during, this weekend, that I think they are both going to need a weekend to recover. 

Malgat reminded me of a larger version of one of those black ants, backwards and forwards carying things for us the whole weekend, occaionally stoping to greet a mate along the way - and 'cos his bike is being worked on he did not even get to ride.

And to Malibu the beancounter, name-tag printer, and general orgainzer/ boss lady, you are a star - thanks so much. !

The weekend would have been 10% as lekka without your efforts. ----
Title: Re: Grot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Welsh on September 14, 2008, 03:15:04 pm
What a weekend !

The planning thread went onto 38 pages, and another 8 for the "routes" thread, so I wonder how long the ride report will be?

I am sure the foties and stories will come - this is going to be fun ! 

In the meantime routes and pics to edit and download .

Hope all the other riders made it back safe and sound - let us know !

Having been unable to make it, the posts are eagerly awaited!!!!!
Title: Re: Grot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: GundaGunda on September 14, 2008, 03:18:07 pm
The "transport" at the Marico Eye

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Team photo

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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Jules on September 14, 2008, 03:55:49 pm
I took a lot of pitchas this weekend!  900 in total  :o

So as to not overload the server I will be posting them to a FTP server and linking to them there.

To keep the pictures together I am going to reserve the next few posts to keep it organised.

Jules

My camera was on a tripod and I had the remote in hand most of the night. Was nice to be in the pictures I took!

there are some pictures I dare not post on a public forum the, MOON shot for one and Smithy doing his "Tuck The Junk" pose  :D

Friday Night PARTY!!! 

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Saturday Breakfast at Marico Memoirs

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Saturday morning after breakkie ride

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" I Believe I can Fly!"


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Roads that want to be ridden


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Li

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Eventually


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SADivemaster and Arwen


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Splash and myself almost missed the T Junction   ;D


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Multi Cultural Graffiti


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Spot the hidden object and win a prize!!!!

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Here they come!

Some more riders in the dust
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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Jules on September 14, 2008, 03:56:34 pm
Saturday Lunch at Die Oog.

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Saturday late afternoon back at camp (The River Still)

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Our Chalet

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Li

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Skaapie getting toasted!


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Zamalek Hedgehog that Plottie found on the side of the road, unfortunately he was unable to save the poor creature


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"Omdat ek Groen is kan jy my nie sien nie"   A Very "Happy" Gix explaining to the tree why it should drink more beer!

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Groenie insisted I take a picture of the second best looking KLR  ;)

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Degener8's Sweet Tiger

Various Camp Site Pictures

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Groot Marico wind chime  ;D

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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Jules on September 14, 2008, 03:56:48 pm
Saturday Evening Festivities and prize draw

There were a LOT of prizes up for grabs

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Sunday Morning Breakfast at the Crock Farm

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If you would like a larger version of any of these please send me a email with the image name (Right click on the picture and select properties)
and I will email it to you
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Leo on September 14, 2008, 04:59:03 pm
So the Marico bash has come and it‚??s gone and all we have to show for it is a few pics and some bruised livers. Our little playgroup consisted of Beemerman, Excalibur and myself. We met at 10 am on Saturday at the Pinehave Sasol and from there we made our way to the bash, not one of us knowing exactly where the bash was being held, but full of hope that we would bump into fellow dawgs who actually knew where we had to go. Our first stop was Koster, courtesy fo  Beemerman who had forgotten his sleeping bag. Pep stores in Koster doesn‚??t stock any blankets btw. We waited for quite some time for any other dogs so we could get directions, but in the end Funacide came to my rescue with an SMS showing the GPS co-ords.

BM buying a blanket in Koster

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Our next stop was The Kitten Pub as a visit to this part of the world would be incomplete without visiting Daphne who runs this little gem.

Excalibur admiring the Kitten pub

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For the sake of those that didn‚??t read my previous post on Marico, here‚??s the Kitten pub

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Having a few sharpies

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A few rude whiskeys later and we were ready for what awaited us at the bash. Our last turn of the Zeerust gravel road and we met up with a whole bunch of dogs, so we hooked up with them.

Excaliber and Werfetter talking nonsense. Shaun is a werfetter cause he‚??s lurking here and have not joined yet

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 The site was at the end of a fairly tricky downhill section amongst a powdry road, but we were welcomed by several dawgs, some of whom have been hanging around the watering hole at what appeared to be almost too long. Hello‚??s was said and soon we got into the business of serious talking.
Dogs settling in and getting ready for some serious kuiering

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The moon was up and the scene was set for one helluva evening

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A few bikes that surprised me ‚?? respect to the riders that rode them to the bash

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Malgat, Malibu, Jules GundaGunda and whoever else organised did a great job and lostsa laughter was had by all.

Some dogs having a bite

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Jagshond has trained his son well

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While werfetter was bored with the whole lucky draw thing
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Malgat and Excalibur punished for being there ‚?? Something that starts with a J and ends with a meister

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Sunday morning we were met with a few droopy faces, but after a hearty breakfast at the croc farm we were A for away.

Sunday morning a few was talking it very slow. KiLeR gently rolling the mattress

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‚?¶while Groenie was suffering on behalf of all of manking

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A few more friendly faces or not

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While this bike looked like it should be somewhere out on a plot

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A river runs through it

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Entrance to the croc farm

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A few flat dogs waiting for lunch

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Hungry dogs waiting for food, while checking out the flat dogs


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Our chef preparing breakfast

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A slight misunderstanding between Beemerman and myself landed us back in Marico, and not wanting to travel the gravel section we rode the previous day, our only other choice was a major detour or the N14 back via a R55 toll gate. About 20 meters from the toll road we (Zeerust side) we made a quick divert and dived onto the railway maintenance road, It started out fine, but later we came to a section where the toll people had closed that road so we had to ride right nexto the railway line. Here things almost went pear shaped as Excalibur got stuck in the loose rocks almost on the tracks and as I walked closer to assist him, his frantic waves eventually warned me the train was on it‚??s way. Never walk on a railway line with a helmet on your head and earplugs in your ears.

Excalibur battling with the loose stones

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While behind me this was coming

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All ended well ‚?? fortunately

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The roads were generally in a very good condition

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After the train we all needed a rude whiskey, so we set our co-ords for the Kitten pub and rode there for a few sharpies.

Plothond here‚??s the name, just outside of Koster, take the turnoff to this place and Kitten Pub is on your right ¬Ī 15 km‚??s from Koster

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That‚??s all folks. Thanks for all the laughter ‚?? was great
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: GundaGunda on September 14, 2008, 05:47:09 pm
A few more pics.

The Pinehaven/Heuningklip group waiting for Eventually who Eventually found us.

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Stopped in to see "Marico Bosveld Dam"

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Frog -

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Dew on the Helmut 

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The worlds second best coffee shop. Still life with riding boots.

The best goes to EtienneNXR's in the middle of the karoo

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Early sunday - peaceful, except in some peoples heads.

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Packing up.

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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Plothond on September 14, 2008, 05:51:53 pm
Bwwwaahhaaaaaahhhaaaaaaaaa   :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Excellent Leo

Your BEST ride report yet !!!!  :pot: :ricky:

WERFETTER!!!!!!!!   Bwahahaaahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa   :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: GundaGunda on September 14, 2008, 06:09:07 pm
. . . Never walk on a railway line with a helmet on your head and earplugs in your ears. . .

Sound - or lack of sound - advice. I shall remember that  ;D
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JourneyMan on September 14, 2008, 06:27:15 pm
Lekker Leo & Kie.  :biggrin:

Was that all the Zamaleks's consumed?  ??? :biggrin:

Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Mark Hardy on September 14, 2008, 06:37:50 pm
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Looks like a weekend of partying and riding, so all weekends should be. Looking forward to the rest.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: DeonDj on September 14, 2008, 07:01:39 pm
Bloody nice, lekkkkeerrrrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: El Zeffo on September 14, 2008, 07:38:53 pm
Uitstekend ek sal volg.... :happy1:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: popipants on September 14, 2008, 07:41:58 pm
Thanks for a great ride Saturday.
It started slow with Groenie getting lost 52 times.

These 2 pics kind of sums up the day
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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: popipants on September 14, 2008, 07:43:47 pm
Note to self: Do not let Plotty put his wife's koekies in your top box!!!!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Lourens ツ on September 14, 2008, 11:22:15 pm
I ended up going with the cage to the Saturday party and was it a party!   It was great to meet all the new faces and great to see all the old faces again.

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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: blazes on September 15, 2008, 06:24:24 am
Nice set of photos Lourens :thumleft: Pity that most the WD's were still stukkend when i m ade a turn there on Sunday morning while on my Sunday ride ::) 
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: blazes on September 15, 2008, 06:38:27 am
Well done Malgat and Malibu. Looks  like you  two worked your arses off. Once again for a job well done.  :thumleft: I think the two of you can now be given the job as official ride planners :thumleft:This is where i was when most of you were sleeping still.

The last picture of Martins friends he brought with on the ride. The AT is now all smashed and totalled in a garage in Derby. Luckily we were able to get them home and checked out. They seem to both be Ok.

As i have allways said ride the thick sand-do not avoid it. At some time you are going to need to know how. Even at 50km ph the bike was written off. Decided not to take pics as i thought that may be in bad taste.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Tiger on September 15, 2008, 08:03:19 am
Morning all

Ja nee the pics say it all.  WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND. :thumleft:

Thanks to all the orginizerz.  Especially to Malgat (top dog).  To all who I rode with thanks guys.: PaulW. Funplifier, Shakes and Sandman.

Those who missed the weekend: You misssed a great weekend :'(

Cheers
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Crop Sprang on September 15, 2008, 08:33:39 am
morning morning
thanks to all for a fantastic weekend
malibu and malgat
greater than the stars
riding buddies of top class
thanks tiger, shakes and funplifier
sandman, bring that sand on
have a lekker week
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 15, 2008, 08:50:01 am
Good morning gals and guys ‚?? if I have to describe the experience of this weekend I might just add two pages to this RR, so let me try and keep it short.  :)

Firstly yes, THANKS SO MUCH to Malgat, Malibu and GundaGunda for all the arrangements and planning that went into making this one of the best weekends ever. I really had so much fun and with every trip the confidence level increases and especially the ride back yesterday was so enjoyable.  :thumleft:

I will have a proper look at the full RR and pics later ‚?? but so far so good what I have seen ‚?? thanks for posting guys. I‚??m just sorry we unfortuanetly missed the party Friday eve ‚?? looked like a captain of a party!!  ;)  :biggrin:

Great meeting all of you peeps and to be able to put more faces to more names.

Oh and thanks Smithey to the rescue with your jumper cables - we managed to get outta there!!  :)

 :ricky:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JohnST on September 15, 2008, 08:52:41 am
In my defence, here is the reason my tables manners had to be adjusted!! Someone was stealing my food:

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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JohnST on September 15, 2008, 08:53:24 am
No bash is complete without this:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JohnST on September 15, 2008, 08:54:14 am
o and Smithey introducing himself to the pole!!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Beemer Man (RIP) on September 15, 2008, 09:04:27 am
Great fun, well done Malgat and Malibu excellent job!! ;)
To all the Dogs who took part also well done for making the effort, for all those who thought the travelling Soda machine was an urban legend :laughing4:

As leo said we had some character building moments along the side of the railway line Yesterday!! ::)

And yes the Bling machine was back to showroom condition by 5.00pm last night :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 15, 2008, 09:35:31 am
A few pics from our collection - from beginning to an all too soon end - and a few scenic pics...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 15, 2008, 09:37:34 am
more...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 15, 2008, 09:38:19 am
last ones...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on September 15, 2008, 09:45:17 am
some pics frm me
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on September 15, 2008, 09:46:31 am
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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Smithey on September 15, 2008, 09:47:42 am
Thanks MalGat, Gunda and Malibu for a great weekend.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Splash on September 15, 2008, 09:48:58 am
A very big THANKS to Malgat, Malibu and Gundu Gundu - what a weekend. Everything went so well.
Some pictures you may like.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Shakes on September 15, 2008, 10:26:00 am
It was an awesome weekend

A BIG thank you to
Malgat; Malibu & Gunda Gunda
You guys rock - thank you for all the hard work
that made this weekend a huge success

Thanks to my riding partners
it was fun




Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 15, 2008, 10:37:17 am
Ok, here's some more pics...

Smithey and the river...

and me after the crossing...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 15, 2008, 10:38:49 am
Some pics of the hill on the other side...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Frog on September 15, 2008, 10:39:29 am
To Malgat, Malibu & Gunda Gunda a BIG thank you.
Malgat - you deserve to take the next week off. Without all your hard work the weekend would never have been such a great success.
Thanks to everyone for the awsome weekend.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 15, 2008, 10:41:45 am
The crossing that needed help...

Smithey and helpers....

Success and thankyou's...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 15, 2008, 10:43:31 am
Just some pics....
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 15, 2008, 10:43:58 am
The great swing....
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JohnST on September 15, 2008, 10:51:13 am
 :laughing4:

That's where I went for a swim Saterday evening! The car keys are just not that lekker anymore!!  :D
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 15, 2008, 10:59:04 am
Hi you's all!
Thanks for a marvelous weekend. Left the croc farm about 11'ish and went straight to Rustenburg for lunch with longlost friends. Left them at about 3h30 and headed home via Ventersdorp, Potch, Klersdorp, Wolmaranstad and Makwassie and then home. Arrived home at 19h10.
Had a bit of a shock at about 18h33 when Hannes went over a little duiker that ran across the road. It hit me on my right foot, only bruised toes this morning but nothing broken.
We really enjoyed the weekend with you guys and girls. Nice to put faces to nicknames!
Malgat, Malibu and Gunda! You rock!!!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: SandMan on September 15, 2008, 11:13:03 am
Hey Smithey,

From now on when you post, please type in that sexy Scottish accent of yours!

I just love it when you talk foreign.....  :mwink:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Bus on September 15, 2008, 11:18:16 am
Lekker bash, guys... Looks like everyone was lekker on the sauce...

Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Shakes on September 15, 2008, 11:32:40 am
Hey Sandman

You are the foreigner remember  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: SandMan on September 15, 2008, 11:33:27 am
 :laughing4:

Oops, I forgot....
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: malgat (RIP) on September 15, 2008, 11:36:46 am
oh yes,,,,,


sandman and milkybar each won a Topbike subscription

please contact "jaco" and give him your details,,,,,

and wooo hooo,,,nice photies ,,,maybe we make the next issue of Topbike !!!!!!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 15, 2008, 11:55:57 am
Thanks Malgat! Now we can save some money for the next bash! Jaco on the forum?
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: malgat (RIP) on September 15, 2008, 12:10:47 pm
Thanks Malgat! Now we can save some money for the next bash! Jaco on the forum?

yes pleez.....
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: SandMan on September 15, 2008, 12:17:38 pm
WOW, THANKS!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 15, 2008, 12:17:47 pm
I'd just like to extend a huge Thank You to JUMPER... he was fantastic at Bar Services... constantly re-loading the cooler boxes. 

Thank you Buddy, much appeciated!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Dgener8 on September 15, 2008, 12:25:34 pm
I'd just like to extend a huge Thank You to JUMPER... he was fantastic at Bar Services... constantly re-loading the cooler boxes. 

Thank you Buddy, much appeciated!  :thumleft:

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
Hahahaha Mal... and what about the people that helped EMPTY the coolers?? ALL evening? they also "worked" bloody hard!!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Jumper on September 15, 2008, 12:41:13 pm
I'd just like to extend a huge Thank You to JUMPER... he was fantastic at Bar Services... constantly re-loading the cooler boxes. 

Thank you Buddy, much appeciated!  :thumleft:
Thanks Malibu
Actually I was just making sure that I always had a cold one :thumleft:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: drewdza on September 15, 2008, 12:48:38 pm
Much appreciation to all the organisers, especially the 'Big 3' of Malgat (you Trojan), Malibu and Gunda - fantastic weekend, great venue, great roads, great grub and best of all great people (nice to see the faces behind the names)....Thank you very much and looking forward to the next one.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 15, 2008, 12:50:11 pm
I'd just like to extend a huge Thank You to JUMPER... he was fantastic at Bar Services... constantly re-loading the cooler boxes. 

Thank you Buddy, much appeciated!  :thumleft:
Thanks Malibu
Actually I was just making sure that I always had a cold one :thumleft:

Maybe, but the rest of us scored from it!  :biggrin:

And you can sure ride that bike of yours...  :mwink:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Yefimovich≤ on September 15, 2008, 12:50:40 pm
Also like to extend my thanks to all organisers and fellow dogs for an absolutely stunning weekend!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Stofstreep on September 15, 2008, 01:02:01 pm
Sorry I missed.
Saw a few of you yesterday on the way back. I was the idiot going the wrong way ;D
Two comments: 1. Who is Whinny the Poo???? :imaposer:
2: I'll make a note never to mess with Malibu. I'm scared of Pangas. :D
Good one guys!!!!!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 15, 2008, 01:06:04 pm
2: I'll make a note never to mess with Malibu. I'm scared of Pangas. :D

You be scared of that little thing....?  ::)
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on September 15, 2008, 01:17:15 pm
thank you to all organisers was a really good time. Im glad i met a lot of you dogs, must say im impressed, very nice party indeed.

Hope to ride again soon with ''any'' of you  (after 6 weeks minimum :)
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 15, 2008, 01:18:24 pm
thank you to all organisers was a really good time. Im glad i met a lot of you dogs, must say im impressed, very nice party indeed.

Hope to ride again soon with ''any'' of you  (after 6 weeks minimum :)

Maya, babes, sorry about your foot, just heard... hope you get good news later!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on September 15, 2008, 01:21:07 pm
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Maya, babes, sorry about your foot, just heard... hope you get good news later! 


Thank you J , actually the doctor said, there is a 1.5mm fracture on the bottom of the main bone, but it would have been 3mm if it wasnt for a  professional bandage tecnique used...  ;)

as long as i can get away without surgery im ok. i hate being cut  >:(
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 15, 2008, 01:24:44 pm
Broken and you rode home like that - see they make bees tough too!  ;)

Yea also hope you don't need to be cut - that just hurts too - take care of the leg  :3some:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on September 15, 2008, 01:27:20 pm
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Broken and you rode home like that - see they make bees tough too! 

Yea also hope you don't need to be cut - that just hurts too - take care of the leg 

thanx Misty  ;) i dont mind the hurt, i just had enough ops in my life dont want more.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Ganjora on September 15, 2008, 01:30:23 pm
very important tip:

when you jump off the bike at  high speed again,  concentrate on landing on your head.
you'll save the rest of your body a world of pain....

Aaiirree Rasta
 O0
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on September 15, 2008, 01:33:43 pm
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very important tip:

when you jump off the bike at  high speed again,  concentrate on landing on your head.
you'll save the rest of your body a world of pain....

Aaiirree Rasta

yes i agree , and/or simply ride slower ???  :biggrin:
 
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Ganjora on September 15, 2008, 01:36:52 pm
on the way there,
waiting patiently for Plottie
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Ganjora on September 15, 2008, 01:39:09 pm
Malgat & BeemerMan
jovial fellows...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Ganjora on September 15, 2008, 01:40:22 pm
the usual suspects having brekkie
everyone else went to the croc farm
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Ganjora on September 15, 2008, 01:41:30 pm
Groenie, 
my bra...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 15, 2008, 01:42:19 pm
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Maya, babes, sorry about your foot, just heard... hope you get good news later! 


Thank you J , actually the doctor said, there is a 1.5mm fracture on the bottom of the main bone, but it would have been 3mm if it wasnt for a  professional bandage tecnique used...  ;)

as long as i can get away without surgery im ok. i hate being cut  >:(

At least some of my training came into good use on the weekend... glad to have helped!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Ganjora on September 15, 2008, 01:43:05 pm
waiting for my bra
he's got the cigarettes....
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: malgat (RIP) on September 15, 2008, 01:46:38 pm
Malgat & BeemerMan
jovial fellows...

o yeah thanx for the gift beemerman,,,,,,those cigars were R250 each nogal,,,,,dammmmm what a peace pipe !!!

also the single barrel whiskey,,,,woooo hooooo

it was 2 in the morning and we were the last two standing,,,what a great ending of my responsibilities  for the weekend...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: tankgirl on September 15, 2008, 02:51:44 pm
god, you lot are freaks! ... love it!!!
y'all went to so much trouble to impress us newbies, well done guys! ...and thanks! ;)

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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Excalibur on September 15, 2008, 03:47:15 pm
Tanks and compliments to all the organizers. Nice meeting all the dawgs. looking forward to the next one. I have to thank my old friend, LLL(Leo the Lassie Licker)for the "Great Opfok"he organized on the route back, next to the railway line.  ;) :thumleft:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on September 15, 2008, 04:18:04 pm
Man nou weer rang getrek op jou....... >:D >:D :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: eSKaPe on September 15, 2008, 05:03:53 pm
Lekka weekend everyone!! Thanks Malgat, Malibu & all etc for the organising - we were short of nothing except for, in my case a set of battery jumper cables - we were last to leave at about 9.30am yesterday for the breakfast at the Croc place and had a flat battery on the 1200, luckily Smithey had previously made a purchase from Beemer Man and so we tested his jumper cables and they worked as intended. I then thought it would be wise to also make the purchase from BM
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: eSKaPe on September 15, 2008, 05:08:34 pm
And to Gunda thanks for the route planning and the name stickers
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Stephan on September 15, 2008, 06:01:30 pm
Jeez I sure have missed a great weekend.  :( But, the best laid plans of mice and men ...

Anyway I'm sure it wasn't the last one. 
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Groenie on September 15, 2008, 06:29:04 pm
I always do it, never take enough piccies. Here's a few of mine

Waiting for the rest.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera069.jpg)

Maya and Yefi getting to know each other

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera067.jpg)

Smoke break

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera032.jpg)

and another one.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera033.jpg)

Identify yourself!

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera038.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera040.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera041.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera042.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera043.jpg)

Pozer extraordinaire...

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera034.jpg)

I was way to busy trying to stay on my feet to take any pics that evening......but did again the next morn

The stragglers "cleaning up" after everybody else had left.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera050.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa161/gixrepsold/GM/sm_FotosGixKamera051.jpg)

Again thanx to all who had a hand in making it a truly memorable outing.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: El Zeffo on September 15, 2008, 07:47:59 pm
Ai tog ek wens so ek kon daar wees.... almal lyk so happy :)
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Eventually on September 15, 2008, 07:58:07 pm
Much of many thanks to all for great organisation, even the weather. For me this was a week-end of so many firsts, ones that Ill remember (uh, with my memory) till at least Wednesday. I can so do this again. ;D
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: GundaGunda on September 15, 2008, 08:36:04 pm
Y'know what would be nice?
If all the people who rode with GPSs would post their tracks here, I'll do a merge and do a composite map and see where all the dawgs wandered.

Zipped GPX, GDB or GTM would be good (save the site bandwidth)

Mine attached - can see why I had lots of spare karkpraattyd   !

mmm - wonder if I can write a time-lapse simulation video - should be possible - moving coloured dots on a map background ?
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: LeonDude on September 15, 2008, 09:12:54 pm
Thanks Malgat, Malibu and Gunda Gunda for the organizing - you people rock! This was one party I won't be able to forget in a hurry. The Groot Marico area is an amazingly beautiful place and that road that led from the River Still down to the oog was one of the best (if short) roads I've ever ridden, it is spectacular.
I'll add a few photies as soon as I've got them on Photobucket.
Yefimowich, thanks for the company on the way home bud!

A special thanks to Kilroy and the sponsors for making this site such a great place, great things come from here.

See you all later!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 15, 2008, 09:35:28 pm
Hi guys, will be posting our ride report only on wednesday. Sorry!
Had to hit the road again today and tomorrow in Bloemfontein.
I have something very special to post.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Tiger on September 15, 2008, 09:44:56 pm
Milkybar I wonder what that could be?  But I have a very good idea.  I thought after the weekend it will be over......... how long must I still suffer.... :ricky:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 15, 2008, 09:48:57 pm
Ag shame, Tigger. I understand, I really do!
We realise you're a dog in training? :imaposer:
I've got some really nice pics that no one suspected?! hie hahaha :mwink:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: LeonDude on September 15, 2008, 09:56:33 pm
There have been so many great pics of the bash that I'll try not to post my pics of the party - all gazzilion of them! What I found out from this thread is how amazing it is that every single one of us at the bash had our own impression of what was going on, and I see that there was a lot that went on that I missed - but I'm only one person and I enjoyed the bash one helluva lot.

The pics that I've decided to post are just a few of those I think is special - and one or two I took just for this thread -    >:D  

First pic my bike on the way to the bash. That is the Marico dam in the background.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/happybike.jpg)

There was a very placid little stream running there. Everything is very quiet.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/placid.jpg)

Then these dogs came running down to the river, barking and making a big noise on a KTM (yes, it made it all the way to the bash   >:D  ) and a BMW.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/dogsarrive.jpg)

There was trouble brewing - what was this dog up to?
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/troublebrewing1.jpg)

Well, dogs love water, and these were no different.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/troublebrewing2.jpg)

The Scottish terrier made a lot of splashing and noise, but did manage to doggy paddle his way across the stream
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/uh-oh.jpg)

While others took the dry route
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/stonebridge.jpg)

One of the pack got hurt, but the Alfa female was very caring
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/tlc.jpg)

There was a cave where - it is said, strange noises eminated after the occupent had passed out drunk gone to sleep, as that of a mighty snorrer. I can only take their word for it - sorry fellas!

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/snoringcave.jpg)

There was also a house of ill repute - but I won't be any judge. I only report what I heard others say. MAW ek skinner so bietjie.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/Houseofillrepute.jpg)


Having taken a wonderful road to Swartruggens I just had to stop to take a photie of this beautiful old church.

Thanks to each and all who made this weekend special, and thanks for sharing my view of a great weekend.

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/tours/GrootMariko08Bash/SwartruggensChurch.jpg)
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: El Zeffo on September 15, 2008, 10:05:36 pm
Excellent.... Leon gooi nog pics
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: LeonDude on September 15, 2008, 10:13:33 pm
Excellent.... Leon gooi nog pics

Nah - Leo en Jules se photies vertel die meeste van die storie. Om regtig te kon verduidelik hoe die naweek was sou jy moes kon beleef hoe dronk ek was. Ek's eintlik jammer ek het my kamera vergeet to ons oog toe was - ek hoop iemand post meer pics van die oog self.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Jules on September 16, 2008, 08:12:45 am
Our tracks for the weekend

Red is from home to GM (Mostly Railway roads and some tar)
Green is Saturdays trip up past the dam and back round to "Die Oog" and then to the River Still
Pink was Sundays ride to the croc farm and then a nice loop on dirt back home

As Li will tell you there was some scary moments on the pink route with some Kwaai sand. Li was amazing she just stood up and blasted her way through, No more Shongelolo Walking for Li  ;D


Jules
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 16, 2008, 08:20:31 am
Some other pics....
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Tr0jan on September 16, 2008, 08:27:54 am
Some peeckthas! Ignore the date, I farked up.

Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Tr0jan on September 16, 2008, 08:29:12 am
More
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Miena Moo on September 16, 2008, 03:53:07 pm
And my contribution:
Took the bike to BMW this morning.Right hand fork seal replaced under warranty.Bike was ready at one and I went to pick it up.
Thanks Bavarian for cleaning the Stofkoei after this weekends dirt. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: E8 on September 16, 2008, 07:27:01 pm
Hi all, I battled to log-in as spacedout?!? I therefore created a new handle. I would like to say thank you for a great weekend at GM!! My wife loves the diamond :) Thx
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 16, 2008, 08:33:58 pm
Promised to post some nice and special photo's.
But first......our "ride report"?! ???
We left Hoopstad just after 11hoo Friday morning and headed to Groot Marico via Bloemhof, Wolmaranstad, Ottosdal, Lichtenburg, Zeerust and Groot Marico. We arrived at Groot Marico just after 2h30 and decided we are hungry so we'll first stop at Marico memoirs where we had a late lunch.
When we got to the site there were some tents already up and guys kuiering heavy. We got to meet Tiger and friends.
Some interesting events followed.......
I think the pics will be selfexplanatory.....or what?
We left you dogs on Sunday at the crocfarm to head to Rustenburg where we had lunch. Left our long lost friends at 15h30 to head home via Ventersdorp, Potch, Klerksdorp, Wolmaranstad and Makwassie. Arrived home just after 19h00. Tired but happy with kiddies longing for mom and dad. A chocolate cake was baked and waiting for us. Special hey?
Enjoy the pics and we're waiting for the next bash. Ride safe and enjoy every moment!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 16, 2008, 08:39:28 pm
Some more....shame Tigger, oops sorry Tiger! Is you Kom Tou My ok now?
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 16, 2008, 08:44:20 pm
Saturday - Eish! What a day!!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Raggety on September 16, 2008, 09:19:20 pm
Sherbet.  Maar julle ouens  laat my drool vir die ryery. Kon nog nie al die bladsye oop maak nie - konneksie bietjie stadig.
Milkybar en Hubby, like julle! Hoop om op 'n slag saam te bash!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: zetman on September 16, 2008, 10:12:55 pm
Flippet julle oukies lyk vreeslik lkr man hoop almal is veilig en heel by die huis
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 17, 2008, 11:01:16 am
Nog......
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Dgener8 on September 17, 2008, 11:38:47 am
I always do it, never take enough piccies. Here's a few of mine


*sigh* and I can't see these... Gix, Pls e-mail some to me
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Yefimovich≤ on September 17, 2008, 12:32:58 pm
my contribution:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Yefimovich≤ on September 17, 2008, 12:43:14 pm
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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Yefimovich≤ on September 17, 2008, 12:44:38 pm
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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Uninvited on September 17, 2008, 12:44:56 pm
Anyone have the route (or lost unintentional routes) in electronic format for garmin uploading?
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Yefimovich≤ on September 17, 2008, 12:47:39 pm
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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Yefimovich≤ on September 17, 2008, 12:48:56 pm
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Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: GUS PORRA on September 17, 2008, 02:26:38 pm
Thanks everyone what a jol.Was nice to put names to faces what a bunch
Malgat;malibu and everyone that contributed to the weekend thanks Malgat
that gravy :thumleft:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Tiger on September 17, 2008, 08:48:14 pm
Hi Milkybar

The KTM gave me a big kick up the ..rse for leaving its lights on thanks, and so did the other KTM dogs.

Should I say thanx for posting the pics...................aaaaaah ja thanx

Made a lot of good friends through my stupidity.  Great people these WD's :thumleft:

Thanx everything is sorted out and believe me I will be taking pics of the first BM with a flat battery hie hie hie :biggrin:

Cheers
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: SandMan on September 17, 2008, 10:57:00 pm
Ag don't worry Tiger,

All us KTM & Beemer okes will still ride with you see.  :ricky:
Even if we have to KomTowMy every now and then.

Anyway, you are such a cute BEN die beer........mmmmmm
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Shakes on September 18, 2008, 10:07:18 am
LOL @ Tiger
On the way home - everytime we stopped
all of us riding with him asked

IS JOU LIGTE AF??

Ja

Is jy seker

Wag laat ek gaan kyk... Ja



Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 18, 2008, 10:26:59 am
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 18, 2008, 10:47:55 am
I love the KomTowMy....   :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

(We have a tow rope for our trip and jumper cables now)
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 18, 2008, 10:52:44 am
Malibu - and you have a back up vechile too (just in case) - your BMW!

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 18, 2008, 10:54:17 am
Malibu - and you have a back up vechile too (just in case) - your BMW!

 :imaposer:

Misty, you gotta say things like this quietly...


 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 18, 2008, 11:09:03 am
Oops sorry, did I say that out loud?! 

:biggrin:  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 18, 2008, 11:12:12 am
Bwahahahahaaaaa

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: SandMan on September 18, 2008, 11:26:36 am
Malibu - and you have a back up vechile too (just in case) - your BMW!

 :imaposer:
Malibu - and you have a back up vechile too (just in case) - your BMW!

 :imaposer:

Misty, you gotta say things like this quietly...


 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Oops sorry, did I say that out loud?! 

:biggrin:  :biggrin:

You girls are so funny....  :laughing4:

My little BMW adventurers  :ricky:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 18, 2008, 11:31:32 am

You girls are so funny....  :laughing4:

My little BMW adventurers  :ricky:


Yea, that's us and loving it!

 :ricky:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 18, 2008, 11:32:16 am
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 18, 2008, 12:10:14 pm
And one of these days I'll be joining the BWM girls!!! With my own Dakar! Found one fot a steal with just 853 km on the clock. Just need to sell my Fazer quick!!
Ben, dan's ek ook byderhand om te help tow. :imaposer:
Ag, ons is nog steeds lief vir jou, hoor! :mwink:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 18, 2008, 12:11:58 pm
Hey Milkybar - is getting your own dakar the big news??? - which is awesome btw - another one :) Come on spill the beans now!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 18, 2008, 12:14:47 pm
Wooohoooo

Bestest News....  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 18, 2008, 12:21:17 pm
2004 BMW Dakar - brand spacking new! Only discover yesterday afternoon in the Northern Cape with only 853km on the clock. Guy used it to travel to work and back. Never on dirt-business people don't always have the luxury of having weekends off. He's trading it for a 1200 Adv. And I want it.  :drif: Only R52 000!  :thumleft:
Yes Malibu, that's the bestest best news!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 18, 2008, 12:24:31 pm
Wow that is a great deal you got - well done and see you riding soon :)
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 18, 2008, 12:26:39 pm
2004 BMW Dakar - brand spacking new! Only discover yesterday afternoon in the Northern Cape with only 853km on the clock. Guy used it to travel to work and back. Never on dirt-business people don't always have the luxury of having weekends off. He's trading it for a 1200 Adv. And I want it.  :drif: Only R52 000!  :thumleft:
Yes Malibu, that's the bestest best news!

Our little team of girls are growing... it's fantastic!

And I can't wait to see you on your own bike MilkyBar...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: GundaGunda on September 18, 2008, 01:36:36 pm
. . . He's trading it for a 1200 Adv. . . . 

I'll wait a couple of years and buy his 1200 with 600Km on the clock.

Sound like that type of guy !  ;D
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: SandMan on September 18, 2008, 07:09:36 pm
 :laughing4:

Not another his and hers BM team.......and in the Vrystaat nogal.

Lucky Smiffie put his foot down on that one, even when Mal threatened him with the panga.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: SandMan on September 18, 2008, 07:10:27 pm
Eish, Lucky I live far away with a border in between.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: TravelGravel on September 18, 2008, 07:40:53 pm
Malibu - and you have a back up vechile too (just in case) - your BMW!

 :imaposer:

Misty, you gotta say things like this quietly...


 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Malibu - I hope you don't mind me stealing your phrase .... but Misty SIT!  :imaposer:

(Good one Misty - you tru blu Beemer gal  >:D)
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Milkybar on September 18, 2008, 08:25:07 pm
"Mr Sandman, bring me a bike
Bring me the sweetest little Dakar that you could ever find
Make it a blue one so I know it's BMW
Mr Sandman, bring me my bike"

Rather a beemer without tow ropes than a Katie with towropes,,,,hiehiehie! :imaposer:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: SandMan on September 18, 2008, 09:31:08 pm
 :laughing4:

Touche' pussycat!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 19, 2008, 07:47:39 am
:laughing4:

Not another his and hers BM team.......and in the Vrystaat nogal.

Lucky Smiffie put his foot down on that one, even when Mal threatened him with the panga.

Bwahahahahaaaaa

I ride a Beemer, I don't date a guy riding one though... I like the dark stuff...  >:D
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 19, 2008, 08:46:01 am

Malibu - I hope you don't mind me stealing your phrase .... but Misty SIT!  :imaposer:


 :imaposer:  :imaposer:


(Good one Misty - you tru blu Beemer gal  >:D)


Blue does suit me so well after all...  ;)
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Shakes on September 19, 2008, 08:59:01 am
Milkybar - dis goeie nuus
en nogal n bargain

Hoop jy kry die Fazer gou verkoop
en hou ons op hoogte

Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Crop Sprang on September 19, 2008, 09:24:09 am
some images from the weekend
most of the capacity on the camera taken up by the video'e of Kom Tow My
can't wait to get back on the dirt
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 19, 2008, 09:27:40 am
I don't remember Crop Sprang...   ???

got no face to your name... own up!    :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Crop Sprang on September 19, 2008, 09:37:16 am
used to go by PaulW
boring
too personal
Crop Sprang sprung to mind
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 19, 2008, 09:39:32 am
used to go by PaulW
boring
too personal
Crop Sprang sprung to mind


Aaaaah!  And the face immediatly springs to mind!   :thumleft:

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Crop Sprang on September 19, 2008, 09:44:03 am
A few more images
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 19, 2008, 09:47:11 am
Umm... no wonder there was snoring coming from that tent!!! ;)
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Crop Sprang on September 19, 2008, 09:48:51 am
some of those projectiles where thrown from distance
very accurate !!!!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 19, 2008, 09:52:31 am
Yes surprising they could still aim that well! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 19, 2008, 09:54:23 am
No you nanna's, that was Maya's pain-relief medicine...  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 19, 2008, 09:56:50 am
 :laughing4:

Takes a lot to kill a bee's pain I see!

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: malgat (RIP) on September 19, 2008, 11:00:14 am
just a recap of the prizes and prize winners,,,,,and a huge thank you from my side as well

thanx for all those that so kindly donated prizes,,,,

prizes are always neccesary as they draw in the crowds,,,

without the prizes it wouldn't have been such a success

also to the money donators :

blazes , frog, gusporra, jules/li and milkybar/habahaba,,,u made the food happen ,,,and we know a army runs on its stomach

satdays prizegiving was a huge success and the winners are....

Arwen ‚?? Tyre Levers -Offroad cycles (Runner)
Katie Me ‚?? Front Hand Brake - Offroad cycles (Runner)
Muishond ‚?? exhaust Plug - Offroad cycles (Runner)
Jumper ‚?? Tyre Repair Kit - Offroad cycles (Runner)
Li ‚?? 6-1 screwdriver set - AdventureMX (Advmx)
Maya ‚?? Cap and fuel filter AdventureMX (Advmx)  and Offroad cycles (Runner)
SA Divemaster ‚?? Golfshirt and fuel filter-  AdventureMX (Advmx)  and Offroad cycles (Runner)
Gadgetman ‚?? Proactive Shirt - AdventureMX (Advmx)
Silverluna ‚?? Tyreweld  -JANSEN MOTOR INGENIEURS(Milkybar/habahaba)
Smithey ‚?? Fuggit - JANSEN MOTOR INGENIEURS(Milkybar/habahaba)
Jay ‚?? Fuggit-  JANSEN MOTOR INGENIEURS(Milkybar/habahaba)
Mav ‚?? Tyreweld -  JANSEN MOTOR INGENIEURS(Milkybar/habahaba)
Myswyfie ‚?? Shower water purifier - spacedout
Sandman ‚?? First Aid Kit -  Malibu and dakota
Plottie ‚?? Tow Rope -  Beemerman
Misty ‚?? WD Beanie - Smithey
Yefimovich ‚?? Tyre Valves - AdventureMX (Advmx)
Miena Moo ‚?? Torch and Lazer Pointer - jules and li
Funplifier - Torch and Lazer Pointer - jules and li
Freebee - Torch and Lazer Pointer  -jules and li
Trojan - Torch and Lazer Pointer  -jules and li
Splash ‚?? 1GB memory stick  -jules and li
Jules ‚?? Stickers- wd shop
Escape ‚?? Stickers- wd shop
Excalibur ‚?? Stickers wd- shop
Stu ‚?? Stickers- wd shop
Jabo ‚?? Stickers- wd shop
Spaced Out ‚?? Diamond- Brettp
Li ‚?? Handmade Jewelry - Stephan
Dakota ‚?? Handmade Jewelry - Stephan
mandy  ‚?? handmade Jewelry ‚?? Stephan
Sandman -Topbike subscription (Jaco)
Milkybar ‚?? Topbike subscription (Jaco)

once again...a huge thank you to all and everybody ,,,

even the ones that paid and couldnt make it,,,your money went towards the drinks,,,

another important factor in the weekends success,,,,so watch this space for the next bash,,,,,

but first lets put our support to the national bash at caledon,,,,party on dudes/ettes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 19, 2008, 11:02:59 am
Yes THX to all the sponsors!!!!

And thanks Smithey for my beanie - it's going to come in handy during the cold months to keep the ears warm and the curls under control :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JohnST on September 19, 2008, 11:14:18 am
just a recap of the prizes and prize winners,,,,,and a huge thank you from my side as well

thanx for all those that so kindly donated prizes,,,,

prizes are always neccesary as they draw in the crowds,,,

without the prizes it wouldn't have been such a success

also to the money donators :

blazes , frog, gusporra, jules/li and milkybar/habahaba,,,u made the food happen ,,,and we know a army runs on its stomach

satdays prizegiving was a huge success and the winners are....

Arwen – Tyre Levers -Offroad cycles (Runner)
Katie Me – Front Hand Brake - Offroad cycles (Runner)
Muishond – exhaust Plug - Offroad cycles (Runner)
Jumper – Tyre Repair Kit - Offroad cycles (Runner)
Li – 6-1 screwdriver set - AdventureMX (Advmx)
Maya – Cap and fuel filter AdventureMX (Advmx)  and Offroad cycles (Runner)
SA Divemaster – Golfshirt and fuel filter-  AdventureMX (Advmx)  and Offroad cycles (Runner)
Gadgetman – Proactive Shirt - AdventureMX (Advmx)
Silverluna – Tyreweld  -JANSEN MOTOR INGENIEURS(Milkybar/habahaba)
Smithey – Fuggit - JANSEN MOTOR INGENIEURS(Milkybar/habahaba)
Jay – Fuggit-  JANSEN MOTOR INGENIEURS(Milkybar/habahaba)
Mav – Tyreweld -  JANSEN MOTOR INGENIEURS(Milkybar/habahaba)
Myswyfie – Shower water purifier - spacedout
Sandman – First Aid Kit -  Malibu and dakota
Plottie – Tow Rope -  Beemerman
Misty – WD Beanie - Smithey
Yefimovich – Tyre Valves - AdventureMX (Advmx)
Miena Moo – Torch and Lazer Pointer - jules and li
Funplifier - Torch and Lazer Pointer - jules and li
Freebee - Torch and Lazer Pointer  -jules and li
Trojan - Torch and Lazer Pointer  -jules and li
Splash – 1GB memory stick  -jules and li
Jules – Stickers- wd shop
Escape – Stickers- wd shop
Excalibur – Stickers wd- shop
Stu – Stickers- wd shop
Jabo – Stickers- wd shop
Spaced Out – Diamond- Brettp
Li – Handmade Jewelry - Stephan
Dakota – Handmade Jewelry - Stephan
mandy  – handmade Jewelry – Stephan
Sandman -Topbike subscription (Jaco)
Milkybar – Topbike subscription (Jaco)

once again...a huge thank you to all and everybody ,,,

even the ones that paid and couldnt make it,,,your money went towards the drinks,,,

another important factor in the weekends success,,,,so watch this space for the next bash,,,,,

but first lets put our support to the national bash at caledon,,,,party on dudes/ettes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ek die enigste poephol wat niks gewen het nie!  >:(
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 19, 2008, 11:16:14 am
John - 'cos it was rigged! 

 :peepwall:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JohnST on September 19, 2008, 11:19:03 am
Is it because I'm white??
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: malgat (RIP) on September 19, 2008, 11:19:18 am
John - 'cos it was rigged! 

 :peepwall:

and besides you came in a cage and left da katoom at home????hahaha :3some: :3some: :3some:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 19, 2008, 11:22:41 am
ja dit was jou straf :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: GadgetMan on September 19, 2008, 11:27:19 am
Hey !

This was F U N ! !

Attached some of my pics:

Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 19, 2008, 11:28:33 am
Is it because I'm white??

You are?   :o
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: GadgetMan on September 19, 2008, 11:29:58 am
.... and more:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: GadgetMan on September 19, 2008, 11:31:49 am
.... last one:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Misty on September 19, 2008, 11:39:39 am
Cool stuff GM :)

I loved all the pics so far on the RR I must say - but I'm sure there were a few more happy snappies out there - so guys those that haven't posted pics yet please do so - we need the pics count to be more than the EC bash's too ;)

:biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Tr0jan on September 19, 2008, 11:43:54 am
Screw YOU ALL,

JABO and I are off to the farm tomorrow. Will do all those marvelous gravel roads AGAIN this weekend :D
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: malgat (RIP) on September 19, 2008, 11:48:59 am
and im going again the week after,,,tog peee weee

thers an air show at mafikeng next saturday,,,

flying in friday afternoon,,,,sleeping at the farm,,,

satday morn flying to mafikeng

wooo hoooo!!!!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JABO on September 19, 2008, 11:51:08 am
Those roads are so good we just have to go back. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JohnST on September 19, 2008, 11:52:01 am
Is it because I'm white??

You are?   :o

Only if you see me with closthes on!!  >:D

Screw YOU ALL,

JABO and I are off to the farm tomorrow. Will do all those marvelous gravel roads AGAIN this weekend :D

mannnn ek's heeltemal uit die circle of trust!!  :'(
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Tr0jan on September 19, 2008, 11:55:22 am
Is it because I'm white??

You are?   :o

Only if you see me with closthes on!!  >:D

Screw YOU ALL,

JABO and I are off to the farm tomorrow. Will do all those marvelous gravel roads AGAIN this weekend :D

mannnn ek's heeltemal uit die circle of trust!!  :'(

Not yet, katie is garaged...
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Malibu on September 19, 2008, 11:55:46 am
Is it because I'm white??

You are?   :o

Only if you see me with closthes on!!  >:D


Not quite sure if this is a threat...  ???

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JABO on September 19, 2008, 11:57:10 am
Oh and again thanx everyone for all the organising Malgat, Maliby Gunda.

And thanx to the sponsors of prisez.

Love my sticker. :biggrin: :biggrin:

And yes JohnST I won the sticker because I actually came on 2 wheels.  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JohnST on September 19, 2008, 11:59:46 am
Is it because I'm white??

You are?   :o

Only if you see me with closthes on!!  >:D


Not quite sure if this is a threat...  ???

 :biggrin:

 :D

Is it because I'm white??

You are?   :o

Only if you see me with closthes on!!  >:D

Screw YOU ALL,

JABO and I are off to the farm tomorrow. Will do all those marvelous gravel roads AGAIN this weekend :D

mannnn ek's heeltemal uit die circle of trust!!  :'(

Not yet, katie is garaged...

Nie die Pitbike agter op 'n bakkie nie.....  :'(

O well geniet! Sien julle bastids later!
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JABO on September 19, 2008, 01:42:13 pm
Here is my photie contribution.
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JABO on September 19, 2008, 01:43:53 pm
more
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JABO on September 19, 2008, 01:45:44 pm
more
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: JABO on September 19, 2008, 01:46:50 pm
last one
Title: Re: Groot Marico Weekend 12,13,14 Sept 08
Post by: Dgener8 on September 19, 2008, 02:24:26 pm

Ek die enigste poephol wat niks gewen het nie!  >:(

Uh Uh... not so fast... I was there on a bike (albeit NOT a beemer. Katoum or KLR) and I got nuffink either...  :( :(

Hehehehe u get WD's and you get KD's... u are the latter JohnST :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: