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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 08:54:00 pm

Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 08:54:00 pm
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/Patfitz/patbasilsee001.jpg)Two boys Jean,Pat jnr, Biker Mice and me."Opkitt"
Title: Somewere between Pongola and Josini
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 09:02:07 pm
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/Patfitz/patbasilsee007.jpg)We had lots of rain on our way to Josini
Title: Pongola poort dam
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 09:06:37 pm
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/Patfitz/patbasilsee009.jpg)Jean and Pat enjoy the great view from the pass just before Josini
Title: Near lake Sibya
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 09:13:51 pm
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/Patfitz/patbasilsee011.jpg)Verry hungry,what a great town,something to eat!!
Title: Prepare for the sand
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 09:17:49 pm
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/Patfitz/patbasilsee012.jpg)Lots of sand at Kosi Bay,bike look like a "pakdonkie", inflate tyres
Title: PAKDONKIE
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 09:24:32 pm
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/Patfitz/patbasilsee037.jpg)Kosy Bay,a place to visit
Title: Arrive at Kosi Bay
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 09:28:34 pm
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/Patfitz/patbasilsee019.jpg)To thirsty to drink water!!!
Title: "braaivleis"
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 09:34:19 pm
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/Patfitz/patbasilsee023.jpg)"kampvuur "mannedinge"  The GS:  our table, barcounter, foodshelf and icebucket plus rail for wet stuff.....(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/Patfitz/patbasilsee025.jpg)l
Title: burn
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 09:40:40 pm
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/Patfitz/patbasilsee071.jpg)not so lekke,part of the fun
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 09:44:19 pm
It was a great trip
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: macduff on February 06, 2006, 09:51:14 pm
that looks eina!
but yep, with such a lekker trip, its a minor distraction  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
tks
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Patman on February 06, 2006, 09:56:43 pm
Quote from: "michnus"
what's with the roastie? Where did that happen? Great ride report. :cheers:
At sodwana I had a bit of a slide in the sand with my leg against the engine!
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: wino on February 07, 2006, 07:25:00 am
eina! but as said, i believe the rest of the trip made up for it! :thumbleft:
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on February 07, 2006, 07:52:11 am
owww... thats gonna leave a mark!

so, u was riding with shorts on huh? hhehehe

i have done that too mate, ek verstaan

anyway, cool ride - nice to do with friends and sons eh? (<errr. no i am not getting broody. me thinks>

shot!
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: >Herman< on February 07, 2006, 08:27:27 am
Good report, bad roastie! 8)
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Anonymous on February 07, 2006, 08:49:42 am
Hi, Patman...
If anybody knows about nice sand and offroad routes around sodwana and kosi let us know...
We going there over easter and would like to plan something nice. :roll:
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: shark_za on February 07, 2006, 09:04:03 am
Nice trip pat.
Did you ride the Jozini Sodwana dirt road? Or go up straight to Kosi?

I have ridden the forests around Sodwana, out around Lake Sibaya, awesome stuff.
Next time I will have my GPS and log it all.

Dude there Erik runs a quad rental thing, he is one of the best sand riders I have seen on his DRZ400. He leads the tours on the DRZ, and has a little internet cafe and pellet gun shooting range aswell.
A kids wet dream.

I will be there in March, July and thats just the trips booked already.
I dive a lot and when I get my new beasty it will need lots of open area to play in.

If you are keen I am doing a trip from Maputo to Kosi soon, going down the 4x4 trail by the elephant reserve.

The area ranges from tribal land (best to get permission, I know a counciller) to forest roads, to soft sand.
Lake Sibaya is awesome, watch out for hippos and crocs at the side though.
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Leo on February 07, 2006, 11:41:18 am
Nice on Patman. Looks like you & Bimermice had lots of fun with the boys!

Must go and show me that place one of these days! :D

Over easter sounds like a reat idea :wink:
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Patman on February 07, 2006, 12:42:05 pm
There s (so i hear) a verry nice route between Mseleni and Kosi,we saw the signboard turning right on the way to Kosi,a 4by4 route beyond the dunes.Between Kosi and the border on right hand side towards the sea theirs great places to ride.
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Patman on February 07, 2006, 12:50:57 pm
Quote from: "shark_za"
Nice trip pat.
Did you ride the Jozini Sodwana dirt road? Or go up straight to Kosi?

We came back on the dirt road,little bit sandy with a few nasty "sinkplate",but  when its wet that road is slippery,rode  it once with a 4 by4 in the rain.With the bikes it was great fun!
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Patman on February 07, 2006, 12:55:03 pm
Leo our place is booked,kan nie wag nie!!!
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Maverick on February 07, 2006, 04:12:49 pm
Cool trip Patman and I tell you what even though you can get any beer on tap in the UK there is nothing like downing a court of Black Label :D
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Kev on February 07, 2006, 04:13:32 pm
Now that was nice boys! I am looking forard to when my son is a bit older so I can take him with on such adventures. I bet the leitjies will be talking and dreaming of this trip for many days... and one day will tell their own leitjies how cool their dads were. Nice one.
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: funacide on February 07, 2006, 07:08:21 pm
Patman

GR8 report, looks like the kids enjoyed it as well.....

Just one thing I noticed on the pics. (and I don't want to be the nag) but you need to get gear for you and your son. Accidents happen at the most opportune moments, not good to fall without the correct gear. Just ask guys other guys on the forum...

My 2 cents
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: mango on February 07, 2006, 09:00:15 pm
Ouch! That looks eina...

Very nice report and pics....thanks
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: shark_za on February 08, 2006, 07:42:05 am
Roastie takes on a new meaning.
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: bikermice on February 08, 2006, 08:00:40 am
Patman can't wait for 8April... My son makes me crazy and i'm thinking of taking the xr 500 for him,

Waiting for LEO's "what to pack list".... He is very good at that  :idea:

See you soon Patman
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Patman on February 08, 2006, 04:57:26 pm
Hi mr BIKERMICE ek sit nou net en wonder,hoekom sal ek en jy nou met mekaar Engels praat?  :roll: Ons plek is bespreek 8 tot 16 April. SODWANA. Leo en Bikermice smeer julle boude vet,ons gaan lekker BIKE ry!!!
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Leo on February 08, 2006, 05:01:56 pm
Quote from: "bikermice"
Waiting for LEO's "what to pack list"....


Will follow shortly!
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Anonymous on February 08, 2006, 05:28:24 pm
Quote from: "funacide"
Patman

GR8 report, looks like the kids enjoyed it as well.....

Just one thing I noticed on the pics. (and I don't want to be the nag) but you need to get gear for you and your son. Accidents happen at the most opportune moments, not good to fall without the correct gear. Just ask guys other guys on the forum...

My 2 cents
 We didnt wear our riding gear at Kosi or Sodwana because of the heat,but you right about accidents and riding gear. I had a good slip n slide at the GS challenge, with not a single scratch but with the right riding gear,so i cant agree more.
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Leo on February 08, 2006, 06:08:15 pm
Quote from: "Patman"
I had a good slip n slide at the GS challenge, with not a single scratch but with the right riding gear,so i cant agree more.


Here's the proof............ :D  :D

(http://usera.imagecave.com/tourer/General/GAGSC113_.jpg)

and more

(http://usera.imagecave.com/tourer/General/GAGSC114_.jpg)

Yes "Fun" he normally rides with his kit, don't know why he was so irresponsible when he was lifting his kid  :twisted:

Well he got a good roasty for is mistake.......... :shock:
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Patman on February 08, 2006, 06:25:08 pm
Thanx for the proof! Seems to me with the right riding gear,you also need the right camera!
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Leo on February 08, 2006, 07:31:48 pm
I was lucky. :D

Happened to be at the right spot at the right time! :wink:
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: bikermice on February 09, 2006, 08:49:15 am
Leo, one good thing about you.....never waste a nice photo..
You first take the photo and then you help...

What a sweet memory looking at that photo again, to fall is never funny and in most cases not a laughing matter, but Patman looking at you after that slide in the water with all the water dripping from your helmet and face, i was worried you gonna drown...ha ha ha .

Thanks patman for the moment. (nothing was damaged and nobody got hurt) :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Leo on February 09, 2006, 03:51:43 pm
Yes BM I have to agree. Looking at that photo again does bring back some fond memories! :D  :D
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: Patman on February 10, 2006, 10:37:08 pm
That was unforgettable, the whole GAGSC, looking forward to this years...
Title: FATHER AND SON TRIP FROM CENTURION TO KOSI BAY
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on February 11, 2006, 07:30:37 am
Great report that Patman, thanks man. I did Kosi Bay and Lake Sibaya and all that on my XR600 once, without zero minus 300 of a clue, and it was tough and horrible at times in the sand. But I must say what a wonderful place to visit. Got lucky, and managed to have a parks board member say I can crash in their spot. Bellissimo!