Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Adventure MX on October 26, 2008, 08:36:10 pm

Title: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: Adventure MX on October 26, 2008, 08:36:10 pm
It was arranged that we would do a little technical ride through De Wildt, but we had to get through the wine tasting event at Plotties house. :deal:  Mixing wine and other alcohol is not the best thing and sometimes on events like these we tend to forget what we have learnt in the past. :patch:

It was a very successful evening for PAW and thanks to all the people that were involved.  The spirit and enthusiasm was lively to say the least.   :thumleft:

Ok, so the plan was to meet at the BP on the cnr of Hans Strijdom and Old Farm Rd at about 8am.  As usual Plottie was late  and we ended up leaving the rendezvous point at 8:30am.  Before we even started the ride we lost Ryperd (you padda) who didn't see that I took the slipway to get onto the highway.  We had to wait for him at the tollgate on the N4 just past Zambezi.  We managed to regroup and made our way to De Wildt.  We met up with JJred at De Wildt and so it landed up being 6 riders who were going to tackle a bit of sand.

The riding conditions were absolutely awesome.  We had a good bout of rain in the evening which would provide for awesome traction, very little dust and a crispness in the air that would soon turn into humid hot conditions.

Working our way down 3 Fences!
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa200/adventuremx/dw26102008b.jpg)

Plottie getting stuck!
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Poppipants making his way down 3 Fences
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Taking a break after the 1st part of the technical section.  I was renamed to F**king **nt after Plottie realized it was to late to turn back.  The Welsh Salute!
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Getting down a ledge! Funacide putting the KTM 950 through it's paces!
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa200/adventuremx/dw26102008h.jpg)

Plottie
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa200/adventuremx/dw26102008i.jpg)

Poppipants
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa200/adventuremx/dw26102008j.jpg)

Ryperd, Funacide and Myself waiting at the kraal for the rest to pitch up.
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa200/adventuremx/dw26102008k.jpg)

Plottie decided the riverbed was a bit to much and took a shortcut in the bushes.  By this time we could here the growl of his stomach over the exhausts from the KTM 990.  By the looks of things Plotties stomach was taking strain from all that Jameson's and wine.  Probably trying to brew a new cocktail. :imaposer:
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa200/adventuremx/dw26102008k.jpg)

Poppipants also making his way next to the river.......
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa200/adventuremx/dw26102008l.jpg)

JJred was lucky enough to buy a piece of land but worked hard to keep the beast under control!
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa200/adventuremx/dw26102008m.jpg)

We eventually made it to the shop(Menlyn) at the end of 3 Fences.  There was nothing better then a cold coke and a couple of ice cold zamalek's.  Plotties brew just wouldn't stay in.  Every now then we would see this twitch in one of his eyes as the cramps made theri presence known.  We eventually convinced him to dump the load!
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa200/adventuremx/dw26102008n.jpg)

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

Getting ready to leave the shop at 3 Fences!
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa200/adventuremx/dw26102008o.jpg)

We decided that a lunch stop over at Moegatle Lodge would round off the day just perfect.  We took some tweespoor tracks to Jericho and then made our way past Ga Tsogwe to get to Moegatle Lodge.  Nothing better then sitting in a pub in the bush drinking and getting a good meal.  Thanks to Alex again for catering at such short notice! :thumleft:



Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: bmad on October 27, 2008, 07:02:45 am
Nice to see the bike bikes in De Wildt.  :thumleft:

It is just a bit more of a challenge,  i need to go again. The big brute loves to play there   >:D >:D
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: funacide on October 27, 2008, 08:03:00 am
Hey guys thanks for the ride on Sunday twas awesome... I forgot how much I enjoy doing the technical riding and just how good a beer is after the river bed...

Thanks ADV MX for leading us through, much appreciated.

WHEN WE GOING AGAIN?
 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: letsgofishing on October 27, 2008, 08:28:59 am
Nice one!
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: malgat (RIP) on October 27, 2008, 09:47:15 am
nice dudes,,,,,,nice ride,,,,

u're very brave after a nite out with wine and gorgonzola???
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: popipants on October 27, 2008, 01:34:31 pm
Thanks guys for a great ride.
Man was I tired yesterday, the pig does not like the sand!!

Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: JourneyMan on October 27, 2008, 06:07:00 pm
Lekker babalaas breker!  :biggrin:

Crazy bastids! :D
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: Matroos (aka JJred) on October 27, 2008, 06:28:33 pm
Thanks for a great ride guys it was surely very testing going down the fences.

Great meeting you guys, and yes,

WHEN ARE WE GOING AGAIN
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: Plothond on October 27, 2008, 08:18:54 pm
A few more pics....

Just know these few facts:
Adventure MX is a sad bastid !!!  I was in serious suffer mode. I had a head on me, and my innards were in major "opstand". I begged him not to go down 3 fences. So what does he do?.... he goes down 3 fences  >:(

Anyways.....

Waiting for Padda Ryperd

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/DSride%2026%20Oct08/DSride26Oct08001.jpg)


Still waiting ........

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/DSride%2026%20Oct08/DSride26Oct08002.jpg)


Still waiting

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/DSride%2026%20Oct08/DSride26Oct08003.jpg)


Getting close to 3 fences - AMX had gone on a recce
(Funacide, Plothond, JJRed)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/DSride%2026%20Oct08/DSride26Oct08005.jpg)


Imagine this: This is plastic country. These MX bikes come around the corner and see Popipants in front of them. They must have though we were mad  :o

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/DSride%2026%20Oct08/DSride26Oct08006.jpg)


Now they knew for sure we were mad  :o :o :o

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/DSride%2026%20Oct08/DSride26Oct08007.jpg)


Popipants taking a pig where most pigs will never go  :deal:

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/Plothond/DSride%2026%20Oct08/DSride26Oct08008.jpg)


This was about where I lost my sense of humour - so no more pics  >:D

If I sounded like a drip the rest of the day, then I beg for forgiveness. I was not a happy chappy and by last night I was rather ill. I had a long looong conversation on the white telephone   >:D >:D

Feeling better now  ;D ;D

Thanks chaps - a lekker ride (circumstances discounted  :ricky: )
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: >Herman< on October 27, 2008, 08:26:15 pm
What a lekker ride!!

Adv MX, I'm glad you call me "padda", because I call you "parra" - BIG difference, ask Plottie to explain.  :biggrin:

Why they waited for me - Adv MX did not wait at the turn-off @ the highway, so I proceeded straight towards Mamelodi, waited at the 4-way stop, saw no biker, turned around, 2+2 = 4, took the N4, called Fun and he directed me to where they were.

De Wildt is a GREAT place for large bikes! Popi showed us that even a BIG PIG can survive there.

I think this must become a once-a-month ride, small group - nice way to hone the skills.
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: >Herman< on October 27, 2008, 08:27:37 pm
PS: I am stiff!!! What a work out!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: Matroos (aka JJred) on October 28, 2008, 07:48:11 pm
I agree 100 with Ryperd ... this should become a montly skills ride.
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: Yefimovich˛ on November 06, 2008, 09:23:15 am
Wow! Looks like top fun! :thumleft:
Title: Re: A Huff and a Puff and we didn't Fall Down.
Post by: BlueBull2007 on November 07, 2008, 02:34:42 am
Sheessh I would have loved to be there.  Respect to all of you guys.

Plottie, ag comeon man, a couple of drinks and you don´t wanna ride the hard stuff anymore? ;) MX Adventure

JJred I like the orange pants! ;D For those of us who have never been there, how far did you ride in that riverbed?