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Title: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 28, 2008, 09:46:47 pm
Well what can i say ??? Great group of Girls and Guys as usual. Get a lot of DS riders together here in Guateng and Guatengaleng ::) Between all the punctures and KY Jelly ( as Travel Gravel says) Only for Mechanical use. Jaco ---You machine :thumleft: Nothing left for him to use ??? Anyway i must just say Noob of the Day went to Tankgirl on her 125 :thumleft: She Rocks ;) Tough cookie this --even wears a spare masterlink pierced above her left eyelid. incase :peepwall: As for Misty :thumleft: Newly Crowned sand Queen. Tankslap-fishtail she did them all today and lives to tell the tale. Apparenty esKApe said he saw Misty's life flash before him :o LeonDude You are still the one and only Champion and your title is not in danger at all.  :thumleft: You rode at such a blistering pace today that you even rode in your own dust :peepwall:Never the less pictures tell more than words. I will leave the talking to the ladies. The duct tape Jay brought along has been removed now. By the way i found out why the ladies had so many punctures today :mwink:At one stage while us men were fixing the punctures i caught them oogling our rear ends :mwink: Hey even Cave girl could not get enough of her rider and Jay. She kept on repeating the process ----Puncture after puncture. Hope you had your fill Cave Girl :peepwall: 23 bikes for the day all in all ::)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 28, 2008, 09:55:06 pm
And some more. Not feeling very talkative tonight ::)Except green and red for Kykdaar.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 28, 2008, 10:04:39 pm
Misty--Our Newly Crowned Sand Queen :mwink:LeonDude i see your handlebars are still bent. :oSilver Luna Stand up-Look -Good and Smack that rock with your back wheel :peepwall: Sure that was the one that caused the puncture.Travel Gravel chasin SL
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 28, 2008, 10:12:03 pm
Zerc with his new love. The rest of the pack. Elmo on his KTM.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 28, 2008, 10:20:00 pm
Tank Girl on her Honda. Noob of the Day. Man you can ride with me any day :thumleft: But i will carry my spare masterlink in my Toolbag ::) Not as daring a syou to pierce my eyelid to carry it there yet :peepwall:  Cave Girl back seat rider on her own bike ??? Some more of the Pack. Kykdaar riding like the wind. ::)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 28, 2008, 10:27:18 pm
Some more ;)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 28, 2008, 10:32:30 pm
The last lot >:(
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: tankgirl on September 28, 2008, 11:01:25 pm
WOW great photos to complement a great day! september competition material, this one: (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=22282.0)
(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22944.0;attach=29409;image)



...and reposting my fuzzy cellphone efforts (for record purposes) :P
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/th_20080927brunch1.jpg) (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/20080927brunch1.jpg)(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/th_20080927brunch2.jpg) (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/20080927brunch2.jpg)(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/th_20080927brunch3.jpg) (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/20080927brunch3.jpg)
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/th_20080927brunch4.jpg) (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/20080927brunch4.jpg)(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/th_20080927brunch5.jpg) (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/20080927brunch5.jpg)(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/th_20080927brunch6.jpg) (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/20080927brunch6.jpg)

thanks again! great weather, great route, great company - the day couldn't get any better ;D
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Zonkelnut on September 29, 2008, 01:33:06 am
Hmmm. Dit lyk vir my baie bekend  :D , that structures for the jerry cans? It works well hey? The cans give the strength. Well done.  :thumleft:

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22944.0;attach=29396;image)

Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: JourneyMan on September 29, 2008, 06:10:39 am
Great turn-up!

Well done! Sounds like skills were tested and gained. Great experience gained.  8)

Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 06:51:48 am
Great turn-up!

Well done! Sounds like skills were tested and gained. Great experience gained.  8)


Thank's JM :thumleft: Yes i must admit that every time i eide with a group you can see the difference in skills from ride to ride by some riders. ;)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: esterne on September 29, 2008, 07:05:52 am
Hey Blazes, sorry I missed this one.

I had no rubber on my rear tire left to do any kind of riding on. My trip to Long Tom left me with one very worn out Pirelli.  :mwink:

Report to follow ........  :lamer: ........ as soon as I work out how to upload photo's.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Kykdaar on September 29, 2008, 07:44:06 am
Hey Blazes,

Thanks again for organizing a really great ride  :thumleft: I was very impressed with how the the skill levels of the girls have improved and I think you have a lot to do with that.

Tankgirl especially surprised me. During one particular sandy section I rode behind her to keep an eye on her, but it was soon apparent that the fishtailing bike did not frighten her and she was looking very capable and confident. I felt then that I could pass her and coat her with a cloud of dust as an added challenge  >:D She survived even that  ;D

It was nice meeting some old friends as well as some new people and I think it was a great group overall.

Hi Zonkelnut,

The jerrycan holders was a copy of your very good design which I scaled down to 5 litres a side from your original 10L a side. I filled the watercans (cheaper than petrol  ;D) for the ride just to test the sturdiness of the bracket and the effect of the added weight on the bike. No problems at all  :thumleft: Even the watercan on the exhaust side remained cold, so no need for a heatshield.

Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: drewdza on September 29, 2008, 08:11:43 am
Lekker ride Blazes, thanks.

Really nice group of people and the camraderie was much in evidence (cue: tyre repairs :thumleft:). Special thanks to TravelGravel who was kind enough to let me eat her dust (and the odd stone/rock or two :D) for much of the day, sjoe you can ride that BM hey.....Not forgetting Misty: 'das sandmeister'....these girls keep the pressure on the guys no problem.

Hey Kykdaar, lekker bike man :mwink: - we just  need to work on Eventually who seems less convinced of the TA's abilities....

Note to self: take Blazes pre-ride descriptions with a pinch of salt or should that be sand? :biggrin:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Rusty nail on September 29, 2008, 08:30:30 am
Hi all fellow dogs had a great day thanks
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Misty on September 29, 2008, 08:32:46 am
Good morning Gals and Girls ‚?? blazes a big thank you ‚?? as always a great ride planned turned out to a be yet another great ride experience.  :thumleft:

Gee, yea, thank goodness I live to tell the tale ‚?? I must admit after my test of endurance (or stupidity)  ??? I kindda put the thought aside until I got home, or else I would have decided to rather walk back (or bum a ride from eSKaPe)! As for eSKaPe seeing my life flash before him, that was merely my front light flashing at him from left to right to left to right until I could finally get complete control of my bike (as for my self control ‚?? well ja, think that has gone out the window a long time ago!)  :P

Now for those of you that weren‚??t lucky enough to be there and experience my Shaking The @ss dance (blazes, there‚??s another melody to add to your collection)  :mwink: ‚?? I was momentary distracted by an oasis on the side of a rather uneven stretch of dirt that had caused me to slide a little here and there and when I saw this lovely ‚??hard brown patch‚?Ě on the side of this slippery highway, I though ‚?? ah ha ‚?? let me just dive straight into it (I think I was going about 80km) and to my surprise and the utter horror of the guys behind me it turned out to be a nice sandy patch  :o ‚?? so ja, as blazes describe it it was a tankslap-fishtail combination of note! But I just went through what I have been told and what I have picked up from my experience so far and got through it ‚?? although one main focus was that I just couldn‚??t fall, it wasn‚??t an option, I mean I had just replaced my broken indicator ‚?? so yes, this made that rocky patch of last time feel like a walk in the park.  :ricky:

But yes, so we learn and so we grow with confidence and experience and what I found to be the greatest part of all is the support of the guys and girls you ride with and how they really boost your confidence and help you along the way. And sorry to the guys that I almost sent into an early grave on the way to Culinan ‚?? also learnt not to take chances!  :)

As for the punctures ladies and LeonDude making sure he has the honoree roll of SLAKKIE now instead of me ‚?? I‚??m not going to complain because it gave me time to rejuvenate (and get my much needed Vodka)  :biggrin: and it‚??s also a nice bonding opportunity ‚?? and no TravelGravel, I‚??m not talking about what you have in mind with that KY Jelly of yours!  ;)  >:D

Thanks to all the old and the new dogs ‚?? as always, got home tired but exhilarated!  :)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Cave Girl on September 29, 2008, 08:32:56 am
Phew to all who over and over and over again fixed my back flat tyre and eventually trailered my bike home a huge thank you!! I am really gratefull to be able to ride with such a fantastic bunch of people.  :3some:
Blazes as usual you rock!!! I just wish I had been on the front of the bike NOTE to self : NEVER EVER ride pillion again, you are far to much of a control freek! To the ladies who consistantly shine as pillions I salute you!!
Just one note - Blazes & Martin you both have a severe case of CRAFT syndrome and it is only going to get worse I fear   :peepwall:

My lecture for the day: When the group gets so big it is really important to LISTEN to the leader of the pack for instructions AND wait at each turn until you see the person's eyes not just the headlight before pulling off it's really frustrating for us that get lost and I am sure even more annoying for the group leader who has to go find lost bikers - It would be a great pity if our much appreciated experianced bikers stoped posting invites to join their rides because of it.
Blazes thanks for the added effort you put in for us I really appreciate and hope we didn't spoil your ride to much!!
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Misty on September 29, 2008, 08:34:41 am
And GundaGunda - you would've been proud of your Angels and you and your capuchinos were sorely missed - there were plenty of rest periods for them ! ;)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Yefimovich≤ on September 29, 2008, 08:47:13 am
Thanks to everyone for a really fun ride!  :thumleft:

Thanks to Lourens who helped me fly the Yamaha flag  :pot:

Hope to ride these roads again and again :3some:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on September 29, 2008, 09:00:33 am
wow what a nice ride out ... Awesome ( I hate you all  :-[)

Hey CG what you doing on the back of your pony ? Awesome pics everyone , Hey Yefi , did u come short this time ?  ;D

I see Misty riding the sand better than i do (crap ! I wont quit !)

Hope to join you guys in less than 6 weeks time (  :'(  ::)  :BangHead:  :sad2:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Misty on September 29, 2008, 09:04:00 am
Hey Maya - at least you are doing something better than me... falling!  :pot:  ;)






ha ha only kidding... as we all know I have had a few awsome falls myself!   :biggrin:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: malgat (RIP) on September 29, 2008, 09:08:18 am
bahhhh humbug,,,,just wait when my bike is assembled again
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Smithey on September 29, 2008, 09:15:06 am
Looks like is was a blast  :thumleft: Nice pics.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Malibu on September 29, 2008, 09:18:41 am
Hey, hey, guys... looks like you had a great day...  :thumleft:

Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: eSKaPe on September 29, 2008, 09:26:20 am
Hey Blazes thanks for organising - lots of fun had by all. As you say the guys & girls get faster with each ride and next time would be a great idea to start from Cullinan...
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Lourens ツ on September 29, 2008, 09:34:58 am
Thanks for the ride guys and girls!  It was lotsa fun. :thumleft:
blazes, great ride as usual! :thumright:

I took only one photo.  ::)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: stroom on September 29, 2008, 09:56:10 am
A BIG THanks for a excellent day yesterday blazes  :thumleft:, i enjoyed it and can feel in this morning
a shot out to all making it such and exprience.   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Nice meeting new dogs  ;D
What a site to see the long worm of bikes behind each other   :ricky:

Lessions learned: 
1.  Always take Travel Gravel on any trip, she is like a mega hardware store  :3some:
2.  As with a big group like this, i think there were 3 splinter groups at one stage.  Download the GPS tracks to 3 leaders and ride in three smaller groups. :deal:
3.  Not feeling to bad about my tubless tyres anymore, seeing what a mission it is to fix the tubed ones.  Luckely there were some PRO's!!!  :peepwall:
4.  THough it was only me with my smaller wider front wheel that was snaking and shaking and letting loose.  just give it gas!!!   to my suprise eveyone had it except blazes of corse......

Hijack on: 
i know of a dog that went to work today in a clean suite and shining bike  (thanks prepsol!!)
Hijack off:

THanks again blazes/martin for sticking it out with the not so pro's and showing us the ropes.

below some pics (cell phone quality (old cellphone))

Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: stroom on September 29, 2008, 09:57:52 am
some more, and finally at the water hole, what a brunch  :peepwall:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Saddle Up on September 29, 2008, 10:09:53 am
Blazes , thanks for a great ride and all the planning you put in to it. My daughter and my self enjoyed it "stukkend" . Was good to meet fellow dogs , very nice crowd. Cant wait for the next ride.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Zerc on September 29, 2008, 12:40:40 pm
Also had great fun yesterday. It's amazing how long these rides can take, after the first puncture it was 11:30 and by that stage we had only covered 66km :) Never mind, it gave us lots of time to compare our biking experiences and talk other sh*t. As for the sandy bit, I remember doing that bit of road at the beginning of the year and it definitely wasn't that sandy. .

It's also a bit disconcerting to be riding along at what feels like a lekker pace while standing up and along comes Blazes at about 40km/h faster and sitting. Puts one riding skills in perspective I think and I finally understand how he gets his name.

Thanks for the ride!
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Beemer Mike on September 29, 2008, 01:03:44 pm
Muchly thanks Blazes et al for a coooool lekkerrrrr ride. Hay Malgat... we thought of you...... sorri but actually we didn't as we were all having too much fun, next time dude.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Beemer Mike on September 29, 2008, 01:08:36 pm
Some more pics:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Beemer Mike on September 29, 2008, 01:10:24 pm
And a few more:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 03:33:23 pm
Hey Blazes, sorry I missed this one.

I had no rubber on my rear tire left to do any kind of riding on. My trip to Long Tom left me with one very worn out Pirelli.  :mwink:

Report to follow ........  :lamer: ........ as soon as I work out how to upload photo's.
No problem Buzz. Got your e-mail address. Will send you info on the next ride :thumleft:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 03:36:16 pm
Hey Blazes,

Thanks again for organizing a really great ride  :thumleft: I was very impressed with how the the skill levels of the girls have improved and I think you have a lot to do with that.

Tankgirl especially surprised me. During one particular sandy section I rode behind her to keep an eye on her, but it was soon apparent that the fishtailing bike did not frighten her and she was looking very capable and confident. I felt then that I could pass her and coat her with a cloud of dust as an added challenge  >:D She survived even that  ;D

It was nice meeting some old friends as well as some new people and I think it was a great group overall.

Hi Zonkelnut,

The jerrycan holders was a copy of your very good design which I scaled down to 5 litres a side from your original 10L a side. I filled the watercans (cheaper than petrol  ;D) for the ride just to test the sturdiness of the bracket and the effect of the added weight on the bike. No problems at all  :thumleft: Even the watercan on the exhaust side remained cold, so no need for a heatshield.


A pleasure to have you with Kykdaar :thumleft: Sondag---ek en jy  :thumleft:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 03:41:00 pm
Lekker ride Blazes, thanks.

Really nice group of people and the camraderie was much in evidence (cue: tyre repairs :thumleft:). Special thanks to TravelGravel who was kind enough to let me eat her dust (and the odd stone/rock or two :D) for much of the day, sjoe you can ride that BM hey.....Not forgetting Misty: 'das sandmeister'....these girls keep the pressure on the guys no problem.

Hey Kykdaar, lekker bike man :mwink: - we just  need to work on Eventually who seems less convinced of the TA's abilities....

Note to self: take Blazes pre-ride descriptions with a pinch of salt or should that be sand? :biggrin:
What sand ??? You want sand we go to the Waterberg there is a little bit of sand there :thumleft:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 03:47:24 pm
Hi all fellow dogs had a great day thanks
Cool ;) You see other riders also did not see the  so-called sand ???
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 03:52:01 pm
Good morning Gals and Girls ‚?? blazes a big thank you ‚?? as always a great ride planned turned out to a be yet another great ride experience.  :thumleft:

Gee, yea, thank goodness I live to tell the tale ‚?? I must admit after my test of endurance (or stupidity)  ??? I kindda put the thought aside until I got home, or else I would have decided to rather walk back (or bum a ride from eSKaPe)! As for eSKaPe seeing my life flash before him, that was merely my front light flashing at him from left to right to left to right until I could finally get complete control of my bike (as for my self control ‚?? well ja, think that has gone out the window a long time ago!)  :P

Now for those of you that weren‚??t lucky enough to be there and experience my Shaking The @ss dance (blazes, there‚??s another melody to add to your collection)  :mwink: ‚?? I was momentary distracted by an oasis on the side of a rather uneven stretch of dirt that had caused me to slide a little here and there and when I saw this lovely ‚??hard brown patch‚?Ě on the side of this slippery highway, I though ‚?? ah ha ‚?? let me just dive straight into it (I think I was going about 80km) and to my surprise and the utter horror of the guys behind me it turned out to be a nice sandy patch  :o ‚?? so ja, as blazes describe it it was a tankslap-fishtail combination of note! But I just went through what I have been told and what I have picked up from my experience so far and got through it ‚?? although one main focus was that I just couldn‚??t fall, it wasn‚??t an option, I mean I had just replaced my broken indicator ‚?? so yes, this made that rocky patch of last time feel like a walk in the park.  :ricky:

But yes, so we learn and so we grow with confidence and experience and what I found to be the greatest part of all is the support of the guys and girls you ride with and how they really boost your confidence and help you along the way. And sorry to the guys that I almost sent into an early grave on the way to Culinan ‚?? also learnt not to take chances!  :)

As for the punctures ladies and LeonDude making sure he has the honoree roll of SLAKKIE now instead of me ‚?? I‚??m not going to complain because it gave me time to rejuvenate (and get my much needed Vodka)  :biggrin: and it‚??s also a nice bonding opportunity ‚?? and no TravelGravel, I‚??m not talking about what you have in mind with that KY Jelly of yours!  ;)  >:D

Thanks to all the old and the new dogs ‚?? as always, got home tired but exhilarated!  :)

Nice one Misty :thumleft: I like the new words on your Avatar. I agree ::)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Misty on September 29, 2008, 04:01:34 pm

Nice one Misty :thumleft: I like the new words on your Avatar. I agree ::)


hie hie - yea I get tougher with each ride!!!!  ;)

And as for the sand - yea what sand  ??? all I saw was a lovely brown strip to go ride in! :ricky:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 04:11:03 pm
Phew to all who over and over and over again fixed my back flat tyre and eventually trailered my bike home a huge thank you!! I am really gratefull to be able to ride with such a fantastic bunch of people.  :3some:
Blazes as usual you rock!!! I just wish I had been on the front of the bike NOTE to self : NEVER EVER ride pillion again, you are far to much of a control freek! To the ladies who consistantly shine as pillions I salute you!!
Just one note - Blazes & Martin you both have a severe case of CRAFT syndrome and it is only going to get worse I fear   :peepwall:

My lecture for the day: When the group gets so big it is really important to LISTEN to the leader of the pack for instructions AND wait at each turn until you see the person's eyes not just the headlight before pulling off it's really frustrating for us that get lost and I am sure even more annoying for the group leader who has to go find lost bikers - It would be a great pity if our much appreciated experianced bikers stoped posting invites to join their rides because of it.
Blazes thanks for the added effort you put in for us I really appreciate and hope we didn't spoil your ride to much!!

Well look at the upside " S " You were with us in body and soul and 1 x eina finger ??? Spoil my ride Naaah not possible. When i am with a cool group like you all it will take a bit more than puncture repairs to spoil my day :thumleft: E-mail address " S" Please from you starting to plan smaller groups of about 8 at a time that i can match together ::) Tell that blerry finger to come with the program ??? I will have you riding sand and turning into corners that will make many a WD cry :thumleft: Even if that is the last thing i do. :mwink:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 04:13:18 pm
Thanks to everyone for a really fun ride!  :thumleft:

Thanks to Lourens who helped me fly the Yamaha flag  :pot:

Hope to ride these roads again and again :3some:
Nice to have met you Yefimovich :thumleft: Thank's received your E-mail address will keep you informed of the next few rides ::)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 04:19:01 pm
bahhhh humbug,,,,just wait when my bike is assembled again
Hey Malgat :thumleft: You need to start training :peepwall: Or me start de-training ::) I now also have a Honda i am dying to let rip to the Waterberge.---Shortly--Wag net vir die eerste reen. Maak gou boet. :mwink:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 04:22:07 pm
Hey Blazes thanks for organising - lots of fun had by all. As you say the guys & girls get faster with each ride and next time would be a great idea to start from Cullinan...
Thank's eSKaPe. i Agree. change the format a bit and take you all to the LEKKER section North :thumleft: Got your e-mail address . Will definately let you know as to planned rides :mwink:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 04:28:09 pm
Thanks for the ride guys and girls!  It was lotsa fun. :thumleft:
blazes, great ride as usual! :thumright:

I took only one photo.  ::)
Great to have had you with us Lourens ;) Need your e-mail address please for future rides. :thumleft:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 04:33:24 pm
Blazes , thanks for a great ride and all the planning you put in to it. My daughter and my self enjoyed it "stukkend" . Was good to meet fellow dogs , very nice crowd. Cant wait for the next ride.
Thank's Saddle Up :thumleft: Nice to have met you. Like the insurance you carry as a pillion :thumleft: Just shows one that DS riding is FUN for both old and young.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 04:39:36 pm
Also had great fun yesterday. It's amazing how long these rides can take, after the first puncture it was 11:30 and by that stage we had only covered 66km :) Never mind, it gave us lots of time to compare our biking experiences and talk other sh*t. As for the sandy bit, I remember doing that bit of road at the beginning of the year and it definitely wasn't that sandy. .

It's also a bit disconcerting to be riding along at what feels like a lekker pace while standing up and along comes Blazes at about 40km/h faster and sitting. Puts one riding skills in perspective I think and I finally understand how he gets his name.

Thanks for the ride!
Cool to have you along as usual Zerc. I love to ride with people who enjoy riding no matter what. And good company is just the cherry on top :thumleft:  E-Mail address please Zerc for future planned rides :thumleft:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 04:45:49 pm
Muchly thanks Blazes et al for a coooool lekkerrrrr ride. Hay Malgat... we thought of you...... sorri but actually we didn't as we were all having too much fun, next time dude.
Hi Beemer Mike. Nice to have had you along :thumleft: E-Mail address please for future planned rides.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 04:52:20 pm

Nice one Misty :thumleft: I like the new words on your Avatar. I agree ::)


hie hie - yea I get tougher with each ride!!!!  ;)

And as for the sand - yea what sand  ??? all I saw was a lovely brown strip to go ride in! :ricky:
I see you are getting tougher by the ride. Look's to me i will have to hide my XR650R from you ::) Just in case you decide you want to ride her :mwink:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: GundaGunda on September 29, 2008, 05:01:12 pm
And GundaGunda - you would've been proud of your Angels and you and your capuchinos were sorely missed - there were plenty of rest periods for them ! ;)

I am sure. And I have to ask the question as its been bothering me. What is the KY used for out on a ride ? I though I had everything I ever needed in the top-box, but must I include it in the future?
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Milkybar on September 29, 2008, 05:05:09 pm
Ag sies you guys!!! :'(
Wish we were there!  :'(
Nice pics and nice crowd....see the summer is here.....every one wants to ride! :ricky:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 05:16:45 pm
Ag sies you guys!!! :'(
Wish we were there!  :'(
Nice pics and nice crowd....see the summer is here.....every one wants to ride! :ricky:
Nou wanneer kom julle saam met ons ry ???
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Cave Girl on September 29, 2008, 05:56:55 pm
GG - A trick the ladies learnt at the tech day The KY makes the tyre slip - I mean PoP into place a lot easier  :D
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: LeonDude on September 29, 2008, 08:31:33 pm
Hey Blazes, thanks for another super ride. I'm sure it didn't turn out exactly as planned, but it makes life fun and interresting. I agree that there should be two or three people in the group with a GPS with the route, but thanks for being a good guide dog and rounding up your missing sheep.

Thanks to Adventure MX for the help in finding my riding confidence again. I've always had a problem with sand, and if it wasn't for the long and hard think I had last night, I could have decided the ride was bad. But I started out fine and had lots of fun, it was only the sand that got me. Riding hard dirt it fun, suddenly hitting a sandy patch is not. But in the past I would have put my feet out and done the shongololo, this time I managed to get through the whole thing while standing. Next time - who knows I might only take half an hour!

So yeah, I took a long time to do the sand, but the only way to get there is by practice.

Sorry for keeping the group waiting so long, but next time all we have to do is make sure the punctures are after the sandy stretches and then you have something to do while you wait for me. In the meantime I'll practice.

See you people around

LeonDude
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: SandMan on September 29, 2008, 08:37:30 pm
Hey blazes,

Please keep me informed of future rides. I might just join one day.

Cheers
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Eventually on September 29, 2008, 09:04:09 pm
Blazes, Im not gonna say thank you cause you make it look so easy and its not. Great ride. I learned how to remove the rear wheel of a TA but then it became an action replay after action replay. Why must some people turn pucture repairing into a career and then go for the long service award.

It ended up being a rather expensive ride after I left my glasses on the back of the bike and after they fell off, they got squashed by some friendly passing motorist. Ive ordered new ones and gonna frame the old as a constant reminder, keep them on your nose.

Now IT professional and digital expert (thats me) is going to try loading some pics, or not. If it doesnt work its Mistys fault, Im following her instructions.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Eventually on September 29, 2008, 09:07:42 pm
Thanks Misty, I can so do this.

Seconds out, Round number 2
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Eventually on September 29, 2008, 09:11:15 pm
Maybe it takes Round number 3
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 09:13:59 pm
Hey Blazes, thanks for another super ride. I'm sure it didn't turn out exactly as planned, but it makes life fun and interresting. I agree that there should be two or three people in the group with a GPS with the route, but thanks for being a good guide dog and rounding up your missing sheep.

Thanks to Adventure MX for the help in finding my riding confidence again. I've always had a problem with sand, and if it wasn't for the long and hard think I had last night, I could have decided the ride was bad. But I started out fine and had lots of fun, it was only the sand that got me. Riding hard dirt it fun, suddenly hitting a sandy patch is not. But in the past I would have put my feet out and done the shongololo, this time I managed to get through the whole thing while standing. Next time - who knows I might only take half an hour!

So yeah, I took a long time to do the sand, but the only way to get there is by practice.

Sorry for keeping the group waiting so long, but next time all we have to do is make sure the punctures are after the sandy stretches and then you have something to do while you wait for me. In the meantime I'll practice.

See you people around

LeonDude
LeonDude you did well :thumleft: Sand is something you will get used to ;) Learn to ride it-do not be afraid of it. All things are possible. Need some sand training call me :thumleft: E-mail address please so i can post you on future rides.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 09:24:45 pm
Blazes, Im not gonna say thank you cause you make it look so easy and its not. Great ride. I learned how to remove the rear wheel of a TA but then it became an action replay after action replay. Why must some people turn pucture repairing into a career and then go for the long service award.

It ended up being a rather expensive ride after I left my glasses on the back of the bike and after they fell off, they got squashed by some friendly passing motorist. Ive ordered new ones and gonna frame the old as a constant reminder, keep them on your nose.

Now IT professional and digital expert (thats me) is going to try loading some pics, or not. If it doesnt work its Mistys fault, Im following her instructions.
Eventually i got to meet eventually ;) Sand is easy to ride--just dont tell your bike she is on sand ::) Seriously. Some nice pics. We all need to start somewhere. I used to fall my gat off years ago when starting to ride sand. It does get easier just practise. Ask Misty :mwink:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 09:29:21 pm
Hey blazes,

Please keep me informed of future rides. I might just join one day.

Cheers
Hi Sandman ;)Pm your e-mail address and i will keep you informed of future rides. I will no longer be posting rides in the Planning a ride section--for reasons i do not want to go into now :thumleft:

Cheers
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2008, 09:31:59 pm
Funny part about Eventually ??? He leaves his glasses next to the road :o Goes back to fetch them and then me thinks he rides over his own glasses due to the fact he cannot see them ??? But hell after that he was moving :peepwall:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: TravelGravel on September 29, 2008, 10:26:20 pm
Oh My Word!!  What an awesome day! Firstly, as always thanks Blazes. You are a legend  :thumleft: ... except of course when I have convinced myself that I am riding like the wind and you come zooming past me at great speed, making me look like a geriatric snail. Seriously you make is look too easy...   :drif:

I love riding with the dogs and every once in a while my closest dawgs are with me on the ride and then my day is blissful. As for my regular bunch (SilverLuna, Misty, Cave Girl, eSKaPe (Honorary Executive Sweeper for all GirlKind) you rock. Cave Girl, thanks for the forced breaks. Thanks to you the girls could catch up on all the gossip  ;) And of course BeemerMike and Mrs Mike, it is always the best when you guys are part of the pack.

Well, then the best is to make some new friends! Drewdza I will happily share my dust and rocks with you around... As you noticed there was enough around.  :imaposer: Thanks for riding with me. Now you need to sharpen you mind control powers so I can hear when you tell me to slow down (especially before I hit the sand, the sand that EVERYONE EXCEPT BLAZES saw, yes THAT sand.)  ;D

And of course, TankGirl.... I have figured out the little game you were playing with us... You see the lady rides a 125 and while everyone was battling to get the monster machines through the sand, she just had a gentle ride along on that little machine of hers that was laughing at the same stuff that had us working our @$$ess off.

And then for the ride, the absolutely blissful ride... rocks, sand, downhills, some tar, some of those sneaky sandy corners, the wattle forest, that darn cement 2-spoor track that I am always convinced I am going to fall off of. It was like a lucky packet that wouldn't stop.... except for the odd punctures when everyone stood around laughing and talking exclaming and gesticulating about how exciting each obstacle was. This is why we get on those bikes on weekends and do those kinda roads.  Well that and for some of the guys watching Misty do her pendulum impersonation. Misty - as someone who was around in your first 400 k's of dirt.. Respect.. you da man, da (wo)man! >:D







Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 30, 2008, 06:07:12 am
Hi TG. Was super as allways to have you with :thumleft: Except when you start reading my mind :-[ Got your e-mail address ;) Will keep you all informed as to the new planning a ride format.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Elmo on September 30, 2008, 08:59:05 am
Hey Blazes, thank you for a great ride, always good to see new routes. Nice to meet the wilddogs that came with, but really sorry i had to leave early. Lourens, thanks for showing me the way. :biggrin:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Misty on September 30, 2008, 09:08:17 am
Hey blazes, by now you should know that you never give a girl like me an idea like that ‚?? you might just end up regretting it when I beg you to borrow me your XR650R and you give in!  :ricky:

Hey Eventually, well done on posting those pics!  :thumleft: See it‚??s not so hard to teach and old dawg new tricks (my cheque is in the mail)  ;) ‚?? and may I just say stunning pics and that while riding ‚?? I think that‚??s the only reason you take it so easy while sitting is to be able to take such great shots (see your secrets are never safe with us!) ‚?? as for those glasses, I still giggle when I think about the end results of your little laps of memory ‚?? so please post a pic of them, it‚??s classic??!!  :biggrin:

TG ‚?? thanks, and as I said, it‚??s all the great people we get to ride with that does a lot for ones confidence and of course gaining as much experience and knowledge through training and practice practice practice ‚?? so yea all you noobs and LeonDude never be discouraged and never give up and never feel bad if you are going at your own pace, eventually you will get better and better (says she as if she is a pro!)  :) but the most important thing is that when you are out there that you enjoy yourself!

 :ricky:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Jay on September 30, 2008, 09:12:17 am
What a fantastic day‚?¶. :thumleft: I learned a lot of new tricks and the riding was superb.  I enjoyed the rout Blazes!!  Thank to everyone that gave a hand with Silver Luna‚??s puncture ;D 

Misty‚?¶.. Well done on the worm impersonation :o I was right behind you and ready to help you pick up your bike‚?¶.. but, your riding skills and confidence pulled you through‚?¶. Well done :thumleft:

TG thanks for the use of all that KY and patches.  Now we need to find out why they did not fix the problem‚?¶‚?¶ ;)

Thanks again to everyone and it was great meeting some more Dogs hope to see you all in the future :ricky:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Misty on September 30, 2008, 09:19:05 am
Hey Jay - I think it was more the thought of you picking up the pieces of me together with my bike's that made me pull through!!  ;)  :biggrin:

Have a safe trip back and see you when you out here again  :)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: stroom on September 30, 2008, 09:52:17 am
THaks everyone for posting pics  :thumleft:, i downloaded a lot and now the musses also wants a bike.....damn, there goes the bashplate and crashbars :mwink:

i already said thanks, but once again.  it was a great ride with good company.. :3some:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 30, 2008, 09:56:00 am
Hey Blazes, thank you for a great ride, always good to see new routes. Nice to meet the wilddogs that came with, but really sorry i had to leave early. Lourens, thanks for showing me the way. :biggrin:
Hi Elmo. Was a pleasure. Nice to have met you :thumleft: E-mail address please for future rides if you are interested. Dont worry about leaving early ??? I am used to it with the KTM's they need to go for their next service :peepwall:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 30, 2008, 09:58:52 am
Hey blazes, by now you should know that you never give a girl like me an idea like that ‚?? you might just end up regretting it when I beg you to borrow me your XR650R and you give in!  :ricky:

Hey Eventually, well done on posting those pics!  :thumleft: See it‚??s not so hard to teach and old dawg new tricks (my cheque is in the mail)  ;) ‚?? and may I just say stunning pics and that while riding ‚?? I think that‚??s the only reason you take it so easy while sitting is to be able to take such great shots (see your secrets are never safe with us!) ‚?? as for those glasses, I still giggle when I think about the end results of your little laps of memory ‚?? so please post a pic of them, it‚??s classic??!!  :biggrin:

TG ‚?? thanks, and as I said, it‚??s all the great people we get to ride with that does a lot for ones confidence and of course gaining as much experience and knowledge through training and practice practice practice ‚?? so yea all you noobs and LeonDude never be discouraged and never give up and never feel bad if you are going at your own pace, eventually you will get better and better (says she as if she is a pro!)  :) but the most important thing is that when you are out there that you enjoy yourself!

 :ricky:
Hey Misty ;) With the major improvement in your riding skills--You are making History :thumleft: Someone once told me if he knew he was making History he would have paid more Attention :peepwall:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Shakes on September 30, 2008, 10:35:17 am
Yep great ride - great meeting some new dawgs

Note to self - Need more sand practice
for sure.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Misty on September 30, 2008, 10:53:48 am
Hey Misty ;) With the major improvement in your riding skills--You are making History :thumleft: Someone once told me if he knew he was making History he would have paid more Attention :peepwall:

I do recall hearing these wise words from a very wise man...  :) and a thought to be remembered  :thumleft:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Cave Girl on September 30, 2008, 11:56:22 am
Eventually - nice pics! Misty please send me same instructions - I stoped taking my camera cause can't download pics  :(  LeonDude please don't learn too fast I am going to need a riding companion to practice all Blazes is going to teach me  :) and the girls are already WAY ahead of me.
Once again Silver & Jay thanks so much for all the help & the lift home  :thumleft: New tyre protector, tube and gunk sorted so hopefully no more rear wheel punctures. Blazes what is the name of Gunk you use - they put Fug it into the back tyre but think I had best do front tyre as well!! TG thanks for the use of your hardware store  ;D
Neither of the puncture repair patches stayed on - anyone have any thouhgts on why not?? Malgat he with most experiance what glue do you use??
2 more weeks - can't wait!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 30, 2008, 12:46:21 pm
THaks everyone for posting pics  :thumleft:, i downloaded a lot and now the musses also wants a bike.....damn, there goes the bashplate and crashbars :mwink:

i already said thanks, but once again.  it was a great ride with good company.. :3some:
Hi Stroom. e-mail address please if you want to know of future rides. ;)
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 30, 2008, 12:49:31 pm
What a fantastic day‚?¶. :thumleft: I learned a lot of new tricks and the riding was superb.  I enjoyed the rout Blazes!!  Thank to everyone that gave a hand with Silver Luna‚??s puncture ;D 

Misty‚?¶.. Well done on the worm impersonation :o I was right behind you and ready to help you pick up your bike‚?¶.. but, your riding skills and confidence pulled you through‚?¶. Well done :thumleft:

TG thanks for the use of all that KY and patches.  Now we need to find out why they did not fix the problem‚?¶‚?¶ ;)

Thanks again to everyone and it was great meeting some more Dogs hope to see you all in the future :ricky:

Thnks Jay and once again thanks for sorting Cave Girl out :peepwall:

Maybe i should plan a 4-5 day ride in January or when you are back for some leave again ?

Nice to see your scoot suspension sorted out :thumleft:
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 30, 2008, 12:51:51 pm
Yep great ride - great meeting some new dawgs

Note to self - Need more sand practice
for sure.
Hi Shakes ;) The feeling is mutual. Nice to have met you :thumleft: If you are interested in future rides pm your e-mail address.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 30, 2008, 12:54:27 pm
Eventually - nice pics! Misty please send me same instructions - I stoped taking my camera cause can't download pics  :(  LeonDude please don't learn too fast I am going to need a riding companion to practice all Blazes is going to teach me  :) and the girls are already WAY ahead of me.
Once again Silver & Jay thanks so much for all the help & the lift home  :thumleft: New tyre protector, tube and gunk sorted so hopefully no more rear wheel punctures. Blazes what is the name of Gunk you use - they put Fug it into the back tyre but think I had best do front tyre as well!! TG thanks for the use of your hardware store  ;D
Neither of the puncture repair patches stayed on - anyone have any thouhgts on why not?? Malgat he with most experiance what glue do you use??
2 more weeks - can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

Hi CG. I use Amerseal. I am sure there are other products just as good available. But i have found that this works extreemely well.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Cave Girl on September 30, 2008, 04:45:41 pm
Amerseal is one I have not seen - is it freely available or from specialised shops?
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Major Tom on September 30, 2008, 05:14:08 pm
Couldn't join because I was on duty at the church Sunday, but drove past the meeting point on the way there.  Was drooling when I saw you all there getting ready to go.  Looks like a great social ride was had by all. :3some:

Hope to join you in the future.  How do I get on the email list  ???
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 30, 2008, 07:30:31 pm
Amerseal is one I have not seen - is it freely available or from specialised shops?

A friend of mine is the Importer. Let me know if you need 'S' i will get you a good price on the Amerseal.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on September 30, 2008, 08:42:27 pm
Couldn't join because I was on duty at the church Sunday, but drove past the meeting point on the way there.  Was drooling when I saw you all there getting ready to go.  Looks like a great social ride was had by all. :3some:

Hope to join you in the future.  How do I get on the email list  ???
Hi Major Tom. Send me your e-mail address and i will put you on the list for future rides.
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: malgat (RIP) on October 01, 2008, 03:09:33 pm
Malgat he with most experiance what glue do you use??



fixing tubes is a waste of time,,,use spray white stuff or bomb to get back to a garage,,,

otherwise, take spare tubes or use amerseal as prevention,,,,

when i read about your misfortunes i was wondering if you didnt pinch/cut the inside of your tyre,,,in that case no tube/puncture kit will help,,,,the tyres is farkled anyway,,,ride it out to the nearest garage ,,,i can ride miles sitting on my tank with a floppy back tyre,,,front tyre,,,dunno????

come back another day,,,theres really no point in sukkeling or flogging a dead horse
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: Cave Girl on October 01, 2008, 04:28:40 pm

[/quote]A friend of mine is the Importer. Let me know if you need 'S' i will get you a good price on the Amerseal.
[/quote]

Yes please - I guess enough for a few tyre changes if it does not go "off" If you pm me your bank details and amount will transfer cash.
Thanks
S
Title: Re: GUATENG Sunday 28th Ride Report ????
Post by: blazes on October 01, 2008, 06:13:45 pm

A friend of mine is the Importer. Let me know if you need 'S' i will get you a good price on the Amerseal.
[/quote]

Yes please - I guess enough for a few tyre changes if it does not go "off" If you pm me your bank details and amount will transfer cash.
Thanks
S
[/quote]I will get 1litre for you " S " Can fix up with me when i see you again. Need to still give you the ladies day ride CD.  ???