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Title: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 09:46:19 pm
Today was 27th of April. It was, well, still is, Freedom day.
This day was especially brought in for the biking community. It's there to celebrate freedom. The overwhelming feeling only the biker knows about....

I felt enforced to do my bit for the celebrations... :angel4:

Yesterday night I took a quick peek at the map and decided to do some unknown gravel to Kimberley and back to Bloem. There is quite a lot of options. But I did not want to do more than 400kays as I wanted to take it easy and take a lot of pics on my way.

I headed out on the Petrusburg road this morning. And then did the right thing and turned right on a gravelroad to De Brug. De Brug is just a silo where grain and stuff are stored.
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: Fenderbender on April 27, 2009, 09:55:18 pm
Jip , heres my contribution to Freedomday . I felt freeee :thumleft:
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 09:56:01 pm
From there the gravel moves along untill you reach the Kaal-river. Ja, like naked...awesome! At this point I took a left to go along two battlegrounds of the Anglo-Boer war. Battle of Poplar Grove and that of Paardeberg.
The road ain't good, but in biking lingo that means excellent conditions. There was a stretch that had these type of whoops. Made for some extreme riding.

The scenery was typical Freestate. Flat as ever with a view into eternity....pale and yellow graslands.
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 09:59:25 pm
Yap Fender my man, I can see it in your eyes....it's freedom!

Like I said. The world was flat around me.
But there was the odd bushes and brushes along the road.
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Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 10:02:32 pm
Crawling in this bushes looking for another angle, one hell of a freakin "springkaan" attacked me. I made the big leap over to the bike.... :toothy9:
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 10:08:27 pm
Just before the Paardeberg battlegrounds I made a liiiittle mistake with this T-junction and came in to hot....Therefor the skidmark across the pic. :ricky:

At Paardeberg there is just a few graves, nothing to inspiring.
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 10:12:31 pm
This local dude came by with his tractor and trailer. The road is very narrow where the bike was parked and I was a tatch nervous that the oke could hit my bitch overthere. But he did not. Big up to him!
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 10:19:44 pm
The freedom continued....

Just a kay or two from Paardeberg I reached the Petrusburg-Kimberley tar road. Luckily I just had to endure a few hundred metres of Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman's so called " thank God tarmac". I then turned of to kick up dust again on the gravel towards Jacobsdal.

Twenty km's on this road I turned right to cross the Modder-river and head to Kimberley.
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 10:28:34 pm
The scenery now quickly changed to more of a bushfield with loads of akasias everywhere.
Great scenery with a nice road all the way to Kimberley.

In Kim a wanted to munch something at the Dros....but it closed down since I was there the last time. I was so pissed that I "sommer" went to the nearest Wimpy.
A burger and mega coke later I started the Faithful Bitch and heade for Bloem again.

Time caught up with me and I could not do the whole gravel stretch from Kim. I decided to make up some time and went to Boshoff via tar.
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 10:31:56 pm
The road to Boshoff didn't let me down and there was some splendid art.... :thumleft:
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Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 10:38:51 pm
From Boshoff I took a gravelroad again. This road goes through to Petrusburg. But you can turn from it to go to Bloem via Wolwespruit whitch is a farm with lots of bushes. Nothing more there.
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 10:50:18 pm
This is a lovely road and you can hit the gas at some stages... :toothy12:
The last bit on the otherhand is quite ruff. Lots of potholes and nasty "sinkplaat". Got to hold on.

The road then cross with the tar between Bloem and Dealesville, at the Krugersdriftdam. From here on its only 30km's to Bloem.
Luckily for me, because it was already getting dark at this point... :o
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 10:52:13 pm
aaagh, the pics man!
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 10:54:58 pm
Ye, and thats what Freedomday was all about for me.

It surely felt right!

Peace out   :headbang:
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: TerrorSA on April 27, 2009, 11:04:01 pm
Nice pics of the XT
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 27, 2009, 11:23:58 pm
Nice pics of the XT

Ye well, what can we say hey? They are just absolutely photogenic, aren't they...

Thanks :)
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Post by: lonerider on April 28, 2009, 07:45:29 am
Lekker Willem! Jy ken die agterpaadjies...  :thumleft:
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Post by: zagser on April 28, 2009, 08:05:53 am
Nice William!

Have done quite a few of those roads myself.
We should ride together some time.

Z
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: Misty on April 28, 2009, 09:41:38 am
Great RR! :thumleft: and stunning pics - that springkaan was worth it ;)
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: Plothond on April 28, 2009, 09:43:40 am
I like arty pics

There are some great ones  :thumleft:
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Post by: LeonDude on April 28, 2009, 10:08:49 am
Nice pics and a nice ride dude!  :thumleft:
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Post by: Mark Hardy on April 28, 2009, 10:16:10 am
I like arty pics

There are some great ones  :thumleft:

+1

thanks for sharing, nice RR
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Post by: Beltzer on April 28, 2009, 11:10:11 am
Nice report dude...  :thumleft:
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Post by: roxenz on April 28, 2009, 12:45:26 pm
Nice report and excellent pix, Billy!
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: GreenMamba1974 on April 28, 2009, 12:50:02 pm
nice, thanks for sharing W.W

btw, where were they offering the free doom?  i didn't see any displays or adverts or anything at spar or pick n pay?


 :biggrin:

Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: bradleys on April 28, 2009, 01:30:37 pm
Great pics and report
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Post by: william wallace on April 28, 2009, 04:47:55 pm
Lekker Willem! Jy ken die agterpaadjies...  :thumleft:

Hey lonelyness my friend....Ek leer ken hulle. En dis moer lekker! Wanneer ry ons weer 'n slag saam hier af Tiervlei toe?
Waar bevind jy jouself?
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 28, 2009, 04:50:50 pm
Nice William!

Have done quite a few of those roads myself.
We should ride together some time.

Z

Zagster, we should do that. And we must not wait too long....There is quite a lot of alternatives that we can choose from. Keep in touch and let me know when you're doing one of those again. I'll do the same.
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 28, 2009, 04:52:29 pm
nice, thanks for sharing W.W

btw, where were they offering the free doom?  i didn't see any displays or adverts or anything at spar or pick n pay?


 :biggrin:



Mamba, i did not see any of those either....
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: eSKaPe on April 28, 2009, 04:55:29 pm
Nice RR and you took the trouble to get some really great pics there
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 28, 2009, 04:56:09 pm
Here is another pic I took about a month ago on that gravelroad between Bloem and Boshoff.
Got me a bit confused..... ???
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 28, 2009, 04:58:41 pm
Nice RR and you took the trouble to get some really great pics there

thanks mate.

no trouble, really. I love pushing the shutter button.
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: Ysterklip on April 28, 2009, 07:10:24 pm
Yes W.W. Ja wragtig, jy was sekerlik die knoppiekoning van die dag.Daai swart XT lyk regtig nie goed sonder sy blou "partner" nie , maar een van die dae of wat se ek. Moet se UV doen n goeie job met die ingels, dink ek en ou rooisand sal vir 'n kursus moet kom- moet net niks se hierop nie, ek mag dalk net soos Ewan se f......of. 
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: lonerider on April 28, 2009, 08:38:28 pm
Lekker Willem! Jy ken die agterpaadjies...  :thumleft:

Hey lonelyness my friend....Ek leer ken hulle. En dis moer lekker! Wanneer ry ons weer 'n slag saam hier af Tiervlei toe?
Waar bevind jy jouself?

Het nie verskoning nodig om te ry nie - net tyd tussen alles wat gebeur... Tans by die werk, nog sowat drie weke van bedompige tropiese see hitte oor, dan kan ek (winter) speelplanne maak.

Goed om te sien jy's weer mobile.  :thumleft: Nice photies!
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: william wallace on April 28, 2009, 09:43:40 pm
Yes W.W. Ja wragtig, jy was sekerlik die knoppiekoning van die dag.Daai swart XT lyk regtig nie goed sonder sy blou "partner" nie , maar een van die dae of wat se ek. Moet se UV doen n goeie job met die ingels, dink ek en ou rooisand sal vir 'n kursus moet kom- moet net niks se hierop nie, ek mag dalk net soos Ewan se f......of. 


yster my mater! Die bloue het nou die dag sonder die swarte gery en toe moes ek iets doen om die girl se gemoed te lig. Weet jy hoe depro sy was om te hoor waar julle sonder ons gery het. Het jy enigsins 'n idee....? :dousing:
Maar ja, ons hoop die grooot toer kan gebeur. Dis tyd. F die flippen resessie.

Hoe kan jy nou sulke dinge kwytraak en dink ek gaan stilbly....
Ai, ja, die UV doen sy deel. Maar as jy bietjie ingels lees en nie net die prentjies kyk nie sal dit baie help.
Maar 'n kursus klink na 'n plan. Julle sal net nie kan khaki dra op kampus nie....dit gaan konsternasie veroorsaak.
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Post by: Rooisand on April 29, 2009, 08:05:31 am
Wow W.W. jy kan man, pragtige foto's en lekker storie!!

Jy was seker 'n A+ kanidaat vir engels op skool?? Jy sal beslis al die reports moet doen wanneer ons 'n trip aanpak, soos jy se met kaki sal hulle ons nie wil he nie!!

Ons moet regtig iets reel, die ding het my ontrent gebyt!!

Groete Rooisand
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Post by: PinkGoat on April 30, 2009, 02:55:32 pm
Your photos are really stunning!! Nice one...
Title: Re: Freeeeeeedooooom day!!
Post by: Vatso! on April 30, 2009, 04:17:49 pm
Lekker man W-W!  Dit lyk net nie vir my of jy by die rerige Paardeberg slagveldterrein gestop het nie - net by die Britse die begraafplaas.  Maak gerus 'n draai op die slagveld self - dis 'n "eerie" gevoel en veral as mens die volle storie van Paardeberg ken en iemand kan vir jou al die stories soos oor Kol O.C. Hanny en lord  Kitchener vertel, maak dit dinge sommer baie interessanter. 
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Post by: Hondsekierie on April 30, 2009, 09:29:43 pm
Moerse nice fotos
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Post by: JourneyMan on May 01, 2009, 07:02:32 am
Very good! Stunning pictures. Thanks. :thumleft:
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Post by: Oetie on May 01, 2009, 06:00:54 pm
Great pics :thumleft:
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Post by: RobC on May 24, 2009, 04:02:38 pm
I like arty pics

There are some great ones  :thumleft:
I hope he posts some of the Kwat National yesterday... Great meeting you WW! :thumleft: