Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: krokonoster on December 26, 2018, 12:23:03 am

Title: Watefval Boven / Machadodorp - share some tips
Post by: krokonoster on December 26, 2018, 12:23:03 am
Did some more riding around the area weekend before last, always discover a bit more

Any secret gems / routes in the area?  (don't want to stray too far from that stretch since I normally take 2,3 hrs riding around, grab sth to chow and off to Bambi [PG launch site])?

Cheers, K

PS: Short vid I made of what I did got on the GoPro (messy...still nutting out Premiere Pro, but feel free to subscribe, got some cool sh!t coming)
Title: Re: Watefval Boven / Machadodorp - share some tips
Post by: Offroadrider on January 10, 2019, 11:14:53 pm
WOW!!
Title: Re: Watefval Boven / Machadodorp - share some tips
Post by: BMWPE on January 11, 2019, 06:52:33 am
 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Watefval Boven / Machadodorp - share some tips
Post by: Rommel on January 11, 2019, 07:54:07 am
Can't believe that structure is still standing at Bambi launch site. Me and David James built that over a weekend after the wooden structure was destroyed by fire in about 1993. Was rewarded for my efforts by a nice flight to Middleburg that same weekend.
Title: Re: Watefval Boven / Machadodorp - share some tips
Post by: Kerritz on January 11, 2019, 08:44:41 am
Baie nice!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Watefval Boven / Machadodorp - share some tips
Post by: krokonoster on January 11, 2019, 09:04:50 am
Can't believe that structure is still standing at Bambi launch site. Me and David James built that over a weekend after the wooden structure was destroyed by fire in about 1993. Was rewarded for my efforts by a nice flight to Middleburg that same weekend.

No shit?  You mean the "bathroom" or "afdak"?   Both still going strong. 

Stopped flying?   Pretty much my favorite "nearby" site
Title: Re: Watefval Boven / Machadodorp - share some tips
Post by: Rommel on January 14, 2019, 11:40:59 am
Just the " afdak ". If you look carefully, on one of the uprights ( south end ) you will see an indentation of about 9mm. Some wise guy decided to test it for strength will his Glock. Stopped flying in about 2004. After a disastrous flight with a failed reserve deployment - only to luckily recover normal flight under my glider- and the entire port side A lines failing just before landing, I decided that this was my final wake up call. But I had 13 years of awesome flying.
Title: Re: Watefval Boven / Machadodorp - share some tips
Post by: Malcolm on January 21, 2019, 01:12:07 pm
Nice,  when i was flying (from '89 to '07) i always wanted to ride my bike with a glider and then hit the sky.  Nice to see you had an excellent ride and some valley release on the same day.  If you got lucky that night, i would be a perfect day . >:D