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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: JonW on October 25, 2021, 11:09:46 am

Title: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 25, 2021, 11:09:46 am
Saturday morning had nothing planned and it was a beautiful sunny day, so I decided to take the 500 exploring in the hills behind Midmar Dam, quite close to where I live.

No exciting story here, just some pics I snapped along the way
Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 25, 2021, 11:12:24 am
Great riding countryside

Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 25, 2021, 11:15:20 am
No fences were cut, lifted or squashed and no gates opened or removed, but I am 100% sure I was on private property
Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 25, 2021, 11:17:39 am
Some tricky sections

Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 25, 2021, 11:19:11 am
But mostly just beautiful hilly open riding

Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 25, 2021, 11:22:48 am
Didn't see a single sign of farming going on, just a couple of oribi on a distant hill as well as some beautiful blue cranes, but too far away to get a decent pic on my crappy cell phone



Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 25, 2021, 11:25:35 am
Love this bike  :love7:

Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 25, 2021, 11:27:34 am
Magnificent open riding

Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 25, 2021, 11:30:37 am
After a couple of hours of not seeing a solitary soul it was time to head back down this steep rocky track into the plantations and back home to Hilton.

Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: ETS on October 25, 2021, 12:05:33 pm
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: blackbird on October 25, 2021, 12:06:03 pm
Blkikslaer maar dis mooi daar en die weer het mooi gespeel. Tx vir deel!
Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: mtr89 on October 28, 2021, 09:33:28 am
Great day for riding on Saturday Jon. We rode to Colenso and did a loop around the valleys there with our camp spot at Zingela booked for the night. Got up to 38 degrees!!
Great fun though
Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 28, 2021, 09:43:34 am
Great day for riding on Saturday Jon. We rode to Colenso and did a loop around the valleys there with our camp spot at Zingela booked for the night. Got up to 38 degrees!!
Great fun though

Some great riding near Zingela
Definitely wasn't that hot up in the hills where I was riding  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: frankmac on October 28, 2021, 01:52:36 pm
Beautiful countryside and nice pics, Jon.

You were probably just out of the farmer's shotgun range.
Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: Splash on October 28, 2021, 06:47:53 pm
What an amazing ride.
Title: Re: Midlands Morning
Post by: JonW on October 29, 2021, 07:31:46 am
Beautiful countryside and nice pics, Jon.

You were probably just out of the farmer's shotgun range.

Thanks Frank  :thumleft:

I had a beady eye out for farmers approaching with shotguns  :biggrin:     But I had my "sorry I did not know this was private land" excuse at the ready.

But as I said above I was in no doubt this was someones private farm.

This is the Google Earth image of some of the area that I had previously looked at, anyone spot a cow?