Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: wino on September 11, 2006, 08:54:07 am

Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: wino on September 11, 2006, 08:54:07 am
Yesterday I went for an early morning ride in the Magaliesberg region. First took the road past Avianto that leads to the Rhino Park ? man, all the gravel roads in the region leading to the Cradle of Humankind are being tarred!

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Up, up and away...ballooning so early in the morning, must be so amazing.

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Then it was on past Maropeng and onto the backroad that leads into Magaliesburg town.

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The mighty magalies river?

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Through Magaliesburg and onto the Thorndale road, which runs into Naauwpoort. On the road I passed a blue scrambler type bike, 1200gs and ktm950 who were also out on a scenic run.

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The gravel roads in the area are in such a good nick, I was secretly wishing for some rains to fall (and some money out of the sky to sponsor knobblies).

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Looking good!

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Looking back one last time before heading for the tar home:

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Damn, I need a good biking trip - roll on November!!!
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: Mark Hardy on September 11, 2006, 09:07:37 am
Nice report and pics :) tarring the gravel roads.......shot the bastards. :twisted:
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: BlouVark on September 11, 2006, 09:26:05 am
Lekker trip Wino.
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: funacide on September 11, 2006, 09:35:19 am
Nice pics there Wino. Very worrying hearing they are tarring a lot of the roads out there...
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: droffarc on September 11, 2006, 09:36:29 am
Some nice roads there, Wino, pity they are being tarred.

Just been to Bloemfontein on business (flew) and stayed at De Oudekraal about 40Km outside - had about 7km of gravel - unfortunately we were in a hired car, but the road had some interesting aspects. There was also a gravel road leading to Bloem which I took on Thu pm. The boss was not with me so I could do this  :wink:

On Fri we did a trip to Welkom and I was astounded at the number of gravel (probably farm) roads in the area - millions more than here in the Cape. Was just itching to ride some of them, they look in very good condition for fast riding - not much to look at from the scenery point of view. :)
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: shark_za on September 11, 2006, 09:42:01 am
classic wino, I'm in the mood to do something like this soon, maybe take a day during the week and just go ride alone.
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: JourneyMan on September 11, 2006, 12:43:55 pm
Lekker riding Wino. :P
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: X Banana Boy on September 11, 2006, 05:26:40 pm
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
Lekker riding Wino. :P


+1

Many moons since i have seen a gravel road around Atlanta.  :(
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: GIDEON on September 11, 2006, 06:54:12 pm
Nice going wino
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: Zonkelmonk on September 11, 2006, 07:34:26 pm
Where are you going November?
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: shark_za on September 11, 2006, 08:03:59 pm
Quote from: "X Banana Boy"

Many moons since i have seen a gravel road around Atlanta.  :(


There are great dirt roads around Atlanta, in fact the big rock we often ride too is there ;)
They hold the Bosveld and Atlanta Rally races in the area.



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Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: buzzlightyear on September 11, 2006, 08:20:51 pm
Some nice places to get 'lost' in - the voluntary kind.

Nice wino!
Title: Magaliesberg - Naauwpoort area
Post by: wino on September 12, 2006, 07:42:42 am
Quote from: "Zonkelnut"
Where are you going November?


the network meet up in el, or that baviaans!! weekend 11/11!!