Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:21:50 pm

Title: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:21:50 pm
I felt like going for a ride this morning but had no specific direction or destination in mind. I only knew I had to get off the tar asap. I rode a few kms out of town and then saw a gravel road on my left and decided to see where it was going (once again did not bring my GPS along). The road turned out to be quite nice with here-and-there some thick sand.

Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:23:32 pm
After a few climbs, the road started dropping with some nice curves towards the river. Closer to the river the road had some wash-out sections which kept the riding interesting. The river was bone dry with bad erosion everywhere. The concrete pipes through which the water must flow underneath the bridge were not in the correct position anymore, so if we get rains now, the bridge section will get washed away.
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:25:17 pm
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Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:26:35 pm
I crossed the so-called bridge and followed a twee-spoor road and later turned onto a gravel road which ran along the banks of the river.
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:28:03 pm
To the South, clouds started turning into a darker shade of blue which had the promise of some rain. At the time I was quite a distance from town and decided then to make my way back to civilisation.
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:30:08 pm
The first road I took became a dead-end at an abandoned farm. According to the sign at the gate, this used to be a Nguni cattle farm. Everything looked deserted and nature was starting to reclaim parts of the farm.
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:31:07 pm
 I turned around and on the way, I came across two more abandoned structures.
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:33:06 pm
By now the clouds in the distance were an even darker blue. On the way I found two open farm gates on each side of the road which appear to remain open at all times. I saw a board attached to each gate and stopped to see what was written on the reverse side of the board. It was a notice to say No Entry, No Quads or Bikes allowed. Oh well, the notices were not visible from the road so I guess, I could have talked myself out of trouble if an angry farmer accused me of trespassing. 
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:36:01 pm
From here the road snaked through the bush in the direction of the tar road. By then it was raining towards Mokopane.
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 02:37:23 pm
I got back onto the tar road and passed these massive electricity pylons on my way home.
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on October 22, 2021, 03:26:17 pm
Lekker!!  Jou fotos is baie mooi.  Dit maak mens lus om te gaan ry.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: Vis Arend on October 22, 2021, 03:35:16 pm
Daai lyk nou na lekker paaie om te ry.   :thumleft:  :thumleft: 

Hoop julle kry nou lekker reen. 
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 04:28:06 pm
Lekker!!  Jou fotos is baie mooi.  Dit maak mens lus om te gaan ry.   :thumleft:
Baie dankie.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 22, 2021, 04:32:58 pm
Daai lyk nou na lekker paaie om te ry.   :thumleft:  :thumleft: 

Hoop julle kry nou lekker reen.
Normaalweg reen dit in al die dorpe rondom ons, maar ons kry selde van daai reen.
Dalk is ons gelukkig binnekort.
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: GRIM on October 24, 2021, 08:41:39 am
Nice.
That is still one of the most beautiful places to just ride aimlessly on dirt roads in  :thumleft:
I should be there again for a week shortly, unfortunately in a car, but still nice.
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 24, 2021, 09:01:41 am
Nice.
That is still one of the most beautiful places to just ride aimlessly on dirt roads in  :thumleft:
I should be there again for a week shortly, unfortunately in a car, but still nice.
Yes, plenty of roads to explore and the CRF250L is so much fun on the dirt
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: BliknÍrs on October 24, 2021, 09:07:04 am
Nou is ek ook lus vir explore. Dit lyk of jy nie vÍr hoef te ry vir nuwe paaie nie.
Die verlate plase is hartseer maar dis meer plek om te ry!
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 24, 2021, 10:47:37 am
Nou is ek ook lus vir explore. Dit lyk of jy nie vÍr hoef te ry vir nuwe paaie nie.
Die verlate plase is hartseer maar dis meer plek om te ry!
Ek is gelukkig.....ry net so 20km van my huis af in enige windrigting en dan het ek toegang tot verskeie grondpaaie  :ricky:
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 24, 2021, 10:51:52 am
Die verlate plase is hartseer maar dis meer plek om te ry!
Ja, ek het weer op google maps gaan kyk en dit lyk of ek net deur die verlate plaaswerf moes ry, want die pad gaan verder aan en bring my met 'n "loop" terug in die rigting van die dorp. Sal beslis weer daar moet gaan ry maar dan vat ek my GPS saam vir hulp.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: Ri on October 24, 2021, 12:56:01 pm
Dankie, mooi foto's en jy het verseker die regte motorfiets om net grondpaaie te gaan soek. Ek het lekker saamgery :ricky:
Met 'n 250 kan mens paaie gaan opsoek wat mens nie gewoonlik alleen sou aanpak nie.
Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 24, 2021, 01:24:36 pm
Dankie, mooi foto's en jy het verseker die regte motorfiets om net grondpaaie te gaan soek. Ek het lekker saamgery :ricky:
Met 'n 250 kan mens paaie gaan opsoek wat mens nie gewoonlik alleen sou aanpak nie.
Dankie Ri.
Ja, met die 250 ry ek enige plek en enige oppervlak sonder stress dat ek gaan sukkel om die bike alleen op te tel.
My spoed op grond is ook vinniger as met my vorige F800 en XT660Z  :thumleft:
Title: Destination Unknown
Post by: JFE on October 24, 2021, 01:33:26 pm
Wil graag die fotoís sien na die reŽn as die bosveld in  al sy prag lower groen uitsien. Is een van die dinge wat ek sekerlik die meeste mis, die bosveld.
Daai pylons is seker van Medupi af daar na Zim toe

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Title: Re: Destination Unknown
Post by: skydiver on October 24, 2021, 04:06:35 pm
Wil graag die fotoís sien na die reŽn as die bosveld in  al sy prag lower groen uitsien. Is een van die dinge wat ek sekerlik die meeste mis, die bosveld.
Daai pylons is seker van Medupi af daar na Zim toe

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Ja @JFE, ek self wag ook in spanning vir die veld om weer groen te word. Die huidige vaal kleur is vir my (wat baie jare in KZN gewoon het) gladnie mooi nie.
Jy is reg, daai pylons kom van Medupi af.  :thumleft: