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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: >Herman< on April 05, 2009, 10:29:53 pm

Title: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: >Herman< on April 05, 2009, 10:29:53 pm
For those up here in Gauteng, the Free State and Mpumalanga - did you see the cosmos flowers this year? Whow! They are stunning, and out in full bloom. This prompted the ride of this morning.

(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0624.jpg?t=1238963198)

We went in search of some cosmos flowers, and stumbled on fantastic roads and scenery.  We had no route planned, left the maps and GPS at home and left in the direction of Bronkhorstspruit and Delmas via some dirt roads. Not far out on we saw the first cosmos flowers, they lined the roads as if we were important.

(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0640.jpg?t=1238962851)

(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0638.jpg?t=1238962897)


The country side was beautiful.  The farmers are getting ready for the harvest and winter.


At Delmas we stopped at the Wimpy for some coffee, and from there we headed towards Nigel, Devon, Balfour and ended in Heidelberg for a coke before heading home.

Before Balfour we saw this old house. Would be a nice restoration project - the spot is just purrrrrrfect!

(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0652.jpg?t=1238963005)

It was a great day, made more special with Marina joining me. It was a blast to be out on the open roads, just the two of us.  This was a nice warm-up for our end of month tour to the Northern Cape.
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Horsepower on April 05, 2009, 11:06:51 pm
stunning!!!!
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: >Herman< on April 05, 2009, 11:12:50 pm
A few more

Marina styling it for the camera

(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0632.jpg?t=1238965583)

Just the two of us

(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0604.jpg?t=1238965627)

An arty picture

(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0566.jpg?t=1238965667)

(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0549.jpg?t=1238965718)

The gate to nowhere

(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0511.jpg?t=1238965793)

(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0532.jpg?t=1238965828)
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: >Herman< on April 05, 2009, 11:36:01 pm
Last few

Fodder for winter
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0578.jpg?t=1238967179)

Spot the bee
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0627.jpg?t=1238967216)

Marina
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/ryperd/IMG_0589.jpg?t=1238967315)
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Fugly on April 06, 2009, 05:04:20 am
Nice! We may have the roads in the EC but not nice flowers.
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: GundaGunda on April 06, 2009, 05:22:37 am
Great shots Ryperd.

Thanks for the posting.

Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Plothond on April 06, 2009, 05:50:15 am
Was thinking about this area a few days ago.
It's a really splendid place to ride this time of year and the roads are always seem to be in great condition.

Something I'd love to do with my wife - just a pity she does not ride

Nice pics of the flowers  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Camelman on April 06, 2009, 05:52:56 am
Jislaaik! More flowers than I saw on the West Coast last year!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: bmad on April 06, 2009, 06:40:12 am
No lesbians this time? >:D

Must be honest, i love the cosmos and every time i pass a good stretch, i think back on last years report (lesbians and all).
Somehow i think that will stick for a very long time.

But, nice report rypert and excellent pics  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: letsgofishing on April 06, 2009, 07:37:25 am
Nice one!
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: edgy on April 06, 2009, 07:40:27 am
Used to work in that area....Sundra
Wont do that again!
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Captain Zef on April 06, 2009, 07:41:01 am
Jislaaik dis 'n diep ride report :D
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Kykdaar on April 06, 2009, 08:39:48 am
Jislaaik dis 'n diep ride report :D

 ;D
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: dakardrix on April 06, 2009, 08:44:50 am
 :thumleft:  Very very nice!
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: >Herman< on April 06, 2009, 08:50:55 am
Jislaaik dis 'n diep ride report :D

Jaloesie is lelike ding... :laughing4:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: LeonDude on April 06, 2009, 08:58:48 am
Nice Ryperd. I did that area on the way to the FS bash and back, it really is a stunning ride.
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Dakota on April 06, 2009, 09:03:55 am
Nice  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: malgat (RIP) on April 06, 2009, 09:09:14 am
flower power,,,,make love not war ???
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Misty on April 06, 2009, 10:40:30 am
Nice RR :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: SGB on April 06, 2009, 10:45:23 am
Agreed, the flower are exceptional this year!  Mooi pics

Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Captain Zef on April 06, 2009, 10:45:33 am
Jislaaik dis 'n diep ride report :D

Jaloesie is lelike ding... :laughing4:

Ek het eerlikwaar nie geweet jy kan so report doen nie ;D
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: >Herman< on April 06, 2009, 11:05:13 am
Jislaaik dis 'n diep ride report :D

Jaloesie is lelike ding... :laughing4:

Ek het eerlikwaar nie geweet jy kan so report doen nie ;D

Ek is nie altyd lui nie.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: serf on April 06, 2009, 12:04:14 pm
Nice  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Milkybar on April 06, 2009, 04:33:28 pm
Sjoe, stunning!!!
Ek mis die kosmosse....die in die wes vrystaat is maar yl gesaai! Het jare in witbank en Middelburg gebly en elke jaar die kosmosse geniet - die mooiste blomme wat ons as mens kry en dit kos ons mos niks!
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: michnus on April 06, 2009, 08:04:52 pm
Lekker Blommekind, jy's nogal artisities ook.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: buzzlightyear on April 06, 2009, 08:09:34 pm
Thanks Ryperd, dis nou lekker om te sien. :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: JourneyMan on April 06, 2009, 08:29:16 pm
Lekker een Perdjie! :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Gee S on April 06, 2009, 08:38:25 pm
Thanks Ryperd, dis nou lekker om te sien. :thumleft:
+1 :D
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: >Herman< on April 06, 2009, 10:22:34 pm
Lekker Blommekind, jy's nogal artisities ook.  :thumleft:

Nee, nie einlik nie. Marina is die fotograaf met die arty oog. ek mik en druk net.  :-[  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: Excalibur on April 07, 2009, 06:43:47 am
Lekker een Perd. Dis nou "quality time" op n Sondag :thumleft:
Title: Re: A lazy Sunday morning ride in search of some flowers
Post by: >Herman< on April 07, 2009, 04:59:26 pm
Lekker een Perd. Dis nou "quality time" op n Sondag :thumleft:

Moet se, dit was LEKKER!  Was lekker / goed om tyd te vat en dinge te sien, af te neem, te chat oor hoe mooi dit is, ens ipv om net verby te ry.