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Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Watty on November 12, 2006, 01:38:03 pm
Just arrived back from the bash and this may be possibly the first post.

This is just a prelimary brief report back in one short sentence

What a moerse success!

Plenty more news, gossip items, lots of photos, will eat away at all available bandwidth very shortly .  Just wait for the exhausted, drained, baie moeg, but absolutely content riders get home and start posting!

Things like the big spitbraai dissection team?s efforts to get the meat of the carcass, the meaningless efforts of the tequila drinking buddies not to disturb the other sleeping okes at 1 am, woman mechanics showing the men how to change and fix a sump that was holed on the ?road?, the desperation of lucky ticket holder no 17 to win something, all the superb rides, exciting deep water river crossings of 300+ meters done by only the bravest and boldest, etc. will hit the internet shortly.

Compliments to the organizers (especially Bojangles!!), the friendly and helpful farmer, the weather office,  but more than ever to all the participants that made this an unsurpassed event.

Bravo! :toothy7:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Kev on November 12, 2006, 05:49:52 pm
:cheers:   :useless:   :wav:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: sidetrack on November 12, 2006, 10:23:49 pm
I dont need to hear this ! Stuck in Durban pissing down with rain everyday and no bike. Hope you all had a jol though, wish I could have been there !
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: funacide on November 12, 2006, 10:50:16 pm
Yeah, yeah post the pics already!!!!!

DAMN I AM GREEN WITH ENVY!!!

:useless:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Watty on November 13, 2006, 07:48:57 am
Quote from: "funacide"
Yeah, yeah post the pics already!!!!!

Ok Ok, Here are some thumb size shots so long to give you an idea of the do and area.
(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/1.jpg)(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/2.jpg)
(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/3.jpg)(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/4.jpg)
(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/5.jpg)(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/6.jpg)
(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/7.jpg)(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/8.jpg)
(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/9.jpg)(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/10.jpg)
(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/17.jpg)(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/18.jpg)
(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/11.jpg)(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/12.jpg)
(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/13.jpg)(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/14.jpg)
(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/15.jpg)(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/16.jpg)
Satisfied now?
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Welsh on November 13, 2006, 08:10:15 am
No not satisfied :D  :D .

Looks awesome.

Sheesh, I hope non of the boys hit that storm coming back last night, my rain gauge says 45mm!

Welsh  :D  :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 13, 2006, 08:11:30 am
Nice appertiser there Watty. It was great meeting you and thanks for all the info AND COLD BEERS that you passed on to us when we met you on the route.
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: JourneyMan on November 13, 2006, 08:11:53 am
How do you trailer a caravan with a bike? :shock:  :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Stephan on November 13, 2006, 08:30:16 am
Come, come.  The suspense is killing us! :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce:  :toothy7:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: LuckyStriker on November 13, 2006, 08:40:24 am
It was a fantastic weekend!
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Watermat on November 13, 2006, 08:50:39 am
Best fun I had in a long time! Thanks everyone
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: popipants on November 13, 2006, 09:28:57 am
we want more :!:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Grondpad on November 13, 2006, 09:41:35 am
What a lekker w/end!!!! ............  :D  :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Zonkelnut on November 13, 2006, 09:44:00 am
Quote from: "African Welsh"
No not satisfied :D  :D .

Looks awesome.

Sheesh, I hope non of the boys hit that storm coming back last night, my rain gauge says 45mm!

Welsh  :D  :D


That storm south of Jo'burg was a MONSTER!!!!!!! It swallowed us whole and spit us out totally in shock. IT WAS BAD!!
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Welsh on November 13, 2006, 10:41:10 am
Quote from: "Zonkelnut"
Quote from: "African Welsh"
No not satisfied :D  :D .

Looks awesome.

Sheesh, I hope non of the boys hit that storm coming back last night, my rain gauge says 45mm!

Welsh  :D  :D


That storm south of Jo'burg was a MONSTER!!!!!!! It swallowed us whole and spit us out totally in shock. IT WAS BAD!!


I can believe it, the blow up toys in my pool were at the bottom of the garden this morning, I recorder 45mm rain!

Welsh  :twisted:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Ama ride ride on November 13, 2006, 10:42:35 am
Lekker X 1000 times

Body in office....mind in Baviaanskloof splashing through the water.... :cry:


Awesome weekend and thanks yo everybody who helped to make it an unforgetable wekend.  :lol:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Kev on November 13, 2006, 11:00:07 am
Quote from: "Watty"
Satisfied now?

 
Gaaah! I think you server went belly up! :banghead:  :crybaby:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Kev on November 13, 2006, 11:02:37 am
Quote from: "African Welsh"

I can believe it, the blow up toys in my pool were at the bottom of the garden this morning

 
Welshie, forget to put "her" away in the cupboard before leaving?  :twisted:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Ama ride ride on November 13, 2006, 11:27:40 am
This pics tells a thousand words........ :lol:

The starting of an awesome weekend.......
(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/1117/imgp0219zk2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: JourneyMan on November 13, 2006, 11:33:21 am
Quote from: "Kev"
Quote from: "African Welsh"

I can believe it, the blow up toys in my pool were at the bottom of the garden this morning

 
Welshie, forget to put "her" away in the cupboard before leaving?  :twisted:


 :shock:  :shock:  What a sight that must be! :D  :lol:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: macduff on November 13, 2006, 12:13:27 pm
just have to add...
my best biking experience ever...

from the obstacles in montague, to the highway ride home.
AWESOME
thanks all for making it so  :thumbleft:  :thumbleft:  :thumbleft:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: accton on November 13, 2006, 12:34:45 pm
What a TRIP 100% amazing.
What a great route and spot, but even more, what a great bunch of poeple. Thank you all for making this weekend.

Some more pics

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(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e265/accton/IMG_0596.jpg)

Some more of the Kloof later
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Lito on November 13, 2006, 12:43:02 pm
The bikes in the kloof look so clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How did you all manage that?  :shock:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Adventurer on November 13, 2006, 12:59:14 pm
The pics don't really show the dirt Lito, trust me, they were VROT! The wheels got washed often, every river crossing they came out clean.
And then after making our bikes lekker dirty, we have to ride through a rainstorm that washed half the dirt off! Bummer. :D  :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: mango on November 13, 2006, 01:20:42 pm
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice appertiser there Watty. It was great meeting you and thanks for all the info AND COLD BEERS that you passed on to us when we met you on the route.



You got beers?  :x
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Watty on November 13, 2006, 01:27:31 pm
Quote from: "mango"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice appertiser there Watty. It was great meeting you and thanks for all the info AND COLD BEERS that you passed on to us when we met you on the route.



You got beers?  :x

Yes sir.  It is not what you know, but who you know :lol:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: mango on November 13, 2006, 01:32:05 pm
Quote from: "Lito"
The bikes in the kloof look so clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How did you all manage that?  :shock:


Will take a pic of mine soon, just too show you how dirty it was, even
after dumping it in the river....( no pics of that offcourse  :D )

A special thanks to LS for the most awesome route to Baviaans. To Rieka (spelling?) for the support with the bakkie and all her hard work of cleaning and fixing, and Suzanne (spelling?) for helping out with everything, cleaning, coffee making etc. it wasn't expected of you but thanks, it was certainly appreciated....Hein and Gravelmad for keeping us in stitches, and the guys in general for all the help and encouragement en route......
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: mango on November 13, 2006, 01:35:17 pm
Quote from: "Watty"
Quote from: "mango"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice appertiser there Watty. It was great meeting you and thanks for all the info AND COLD BEERS that you passed on to us when we met you on the route.



You got beers?  :x

Yes sir.  It is not what you know, but who you know :lol:


I think he just took it.....he's that type of guy  :twisted:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Adventurer on November 13, 2006, 01:37:16 pm
It was great to meet all you guys at Baviaans, can't wait for LS's report and story. Sorry to make you feel kak Fun, but this event, although we did not have the infrastructure of the GS Challenge, it was much nore enjoyable than the GSC, the venue, the people, the atmosphere, the riding, it was all good. We rode 1075 kays to get there, and if I have to ride to Cape Town for the year end bash next year, I'll do it.
We left Baviaans at 7-30 am, did around 200 kays with a serious crosswind, had lunch in Colesburg, sucked down a few Red Bulls in Bloem, did the last 100 kays in a mother of a rainstorm, and arrived home at 6-45pm. What a jol!
Looking forward to meeting up with you Capies at the end of December.
_________________
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: JourneyMan on November 13, 2006, 01:44:37 pm
Quote from: "accton"
What a TRIP 100% amazing.
What a great route and spot, but even more, what a great bunch of poeple. Thank you all for making this weekend.



Trying to say something about the forum members who attended? :twisted:  :lol:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 13, 2006, 01:44:48 pm
Nice pic's Mark.......



OK here are a few of mine.

The sparkly clean Katoom as I am about to depart
(http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/6250/dsc03778cl0.jpg) (http://img226.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03778cl0.jpg)

Breakfast at the Countr Pumpkin in Barrydale
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9631/dsc03782ke1.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03782ke1.jpg)

Then we stopped off at the famous Ronnies Sex Shop for a cold "refreshment" and were entertained by Oom Boetie who bombarded us with his one liners Especially Briv who became his hero for the manner in which he cracked Oom Betie's whip.
(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/7987/dsc03785rq6.jpg) (http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03785rq6.jpg)

Then we went through the stunning Meiringspoort
this is Grondpad on the move with his new yellow 1200GS
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/6041/dsc03786fi2.jpg) (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03786fi2.jpg)

Mr and Miss Kaboef on the gravel before Willowmore
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1165/dsc03793st1.jpg) (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03793st1.jpg)

This is Mark Hardy and Gideon (even more of a legend then the AT) soon after entering the Baviaans conservation area.
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2716/dsc03798fy6.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03798fy6.jpg)

A view from up high in the Bav...this place is truly unbelievable
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4092/dsc03801tt1.jpg) (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03801tt1.jpg)

Gideon confidently tackling one of the many water crossings.....these were such fun.
(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/5883/dsc03804bu6.jpg) (http://img93.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03804bu6.jpg)

Mark Hardy entering the same hole with gusto!

(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/3899/dsc03807xl2.jpg) (http://img93.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03807xl2.jpg)

This will give you an idea of how long this particular crossing was
(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/5633/dsc03805dl2.jpg) (http://img93.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03805dl2.jpg)

This pic will give you an idea of the odd mud puddle we encoutered on the rdie. These were surprisingly very user friendly and were not slick at all. Huge grin factor :twisted:
(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/1037/dsc03809os8.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03809os8.jpg)

I will let Gideon talk you through the next pic :twisted:
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3237/dsc03812od5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

On our return to camp we found Groenie hard at work "repairing" the sump of this car...Heeheheee :D  :D  :D
(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/5442/dsc03815zs6.jpg) (http://img93.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03815zs6.jpg)

Some of the peeps sitting aropund the boma
(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/1336/dsc03820io7.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03820io7.jpg)

And then we were rewarded with this after a long days riding.....sorry Bla Bla :shock:
 :D


(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/8743/dsc03822zz8.jpg) (http://img216.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc03822zz8.jpg)

What a fantastic time we all had. Bojangles you are a Super Hero and you are ALL such fantastic people.
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Zonkelnut on November 13, 2006, 01:46:51 pm
Quote from: "Adventurer"
The pics don't really show the dirt Lito, trust me, they were VROT! The wheels got washed often, every river crossing they came out clean.
And then after making our bikes lekker dirty, we have to ride through a rainstorm that washed half the dirt off! Bummer. :D  :D


Hennie and me then just missed you. We arrived in PTA 6:00. We averaged about 130km/h, also had some chow in Colesberg. But that storm!!!??!!  :?  It was not the Mother or Father of rainstorms; it was the breeding process I think. Lightning hitting next to you, wind trying to push you into cars and off the road, rain falling down in rivers. That song "It's the end of the world as we know it ..." ran through my mind as you could see nothing but only sing to yourself to calm the nerves. I never thought a storm like that could be possible.
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 13, 2006, 01:48:55 pm
Quote from: "mango"
Quote from: "Watty"
Quote from: "mango"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Nice appertiser there Watty. It was great meeting you and thanks for all the info AND COLD BEERS that you passed on to us when we met you on the route.



You got beers?  :x

Yes sir.  It is not what you know, but who you know :lol:


I think he just took it.....he's that type of guy  :twisted:


Now now...jealousy makes you nasty :D  :D  :D  but it doesnt quench your thirst :twisted:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 13, 2006, 01:53:22 pm
Quote from: "Adventurer"
It was great to meet all you guys at Baviaans, can't wait for LS's report and story. Sorry to make you feel kak Fun, but this event, although we did not have the infrastructure of the GS Challenge, it was much nore enjoyable than the GSC, the venue, the people, the atmosphere, the riding, it was all good. We rode 1075 kays to get there, and if I have to ride to Cape Town for the year end bash next year, I'll do it.
We left Baviaans at 7-30 am, did around 200 kays with a serious crosswind, had lunch in Colesburg, sucked down a few Red Bulls in Bloem, did the last 100 kays in a mother of a rainstorm, and arrived home at 6-45pm. What a jol!
Looking forward to meeting up with you Capies at the end of December.
_________________


So we havent scared you off then :D  :D  We only look like hooligans but we really are angels :roll:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: JourneyMan on November 13, 2006, 01:55:04 pm
hehe. Gideon the Clown. Ridden once with him. Funny chap old Gideon. I'm sure he tells himself jokes whilst riding! :lol:

He goes full out on that AT. On the trip we did, he chose to ride in the loose sand on the edge of the road rather than the more easier main road surface.
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Stephan on November 13, 2006, 02:56:53 pm
Great pics!  I'm jealous (veryyyy)!  Please keep them coming.
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: macduff on November 13, 2006, 03:06:32 pm
what we must ALL insist on, is a very special ride report from Groenie, from when he left home, till he got back...
i cant wait to hear his comments on the bash  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 13, 2006, 03:08:54 pm
Quote from: "macduff"
what we must ALL insist on, is a very special ride report from Groenie, from when he left home, till he got back...
i cant wait to hear his comments on the bash  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


I second that!!......as well as a detailed report on how to repair the sump of an Opel Corsa.....this of course will not go under technical tips  but will be a lot more appropriate under Jou Ma :twisted:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: michnus on November 13, 2006, 03:22:35 pm
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Quote from: "macduff"
what we must ALL insist on, is a very special ride report from Groenie, from when he left home, till he got back...
i cant wait to hear his comments on the bash  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


I second that!!......as well as a detailed report on how to repair the sump of an Opel Corsa.....this of course will not go under technical tips  but will be a lot more appropriate under Jou Ma :twisted:


CO, you make we want to go back to do it all over again this weekend :lol:


PLEASE NO :shock:  His speed was100 km/ph :shock:  This forum would be long gone by the time that ride report ends
Title: baviaans
Post by: renoster on November 13, 2006, 03:26:42 pm
:D dit was die beste trip en plek waar ek nog was en dis was maar my 2de keer wat ek maar grondpad ry so ook paar dinge geleer hoe om te ry veral deur die rivier met sand en klippe :shock:  en dit was ongelooflik om ander se tips te kon gebruik en leer  :lol: ...ja en dit was beslis die beste forum party en almal het dit so geniet en seker ook swaar gesluk om terug huistoe te gaan  :cry: ... die trip het my ook selfvertroue opgebou op gronpad te ry en flippen nice ouens was daar  :D  almal het so geniet  :wink: ...ek dink  volgende jaar moet ons weer so iets reel want dit was beslis n groot sukses...     ek sal nog my pic opsit

 mmmm ek dink almal wou nog langer gekuier het maar die dae was gou om maar baie dinge gedoen en gery dat dit bars... :D  :lol:  :wink:  :P

dankie vir die ouens vir al die reelings en moeite :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 13, 2006, 03:30:34 pm
Quote from: "michnus"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Quote from: "macduff"
what we must ALL insist on, is a very special ride report from Groenie, from when he left home, till he got back...
i cant wait to hear his comments on the bash  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


I second that!!......as well as a detailed report on how to repair the sump of an Opel Corsa.....this of course will not go under technical tips  but will be a lot more appropriate under Jou Ma :twisted:


CO, you make we want to go back to do it all over again this weekend :lol:


PLEASE NO :shock:  His speed was100 km/ph :shock:  This forum would be long gone by the time that ride report ends
:laughing3:  :laughing3:
Title: Re: baviaans
Post by: Grondpad on November 13, 2006, 03:43:41 pm
[quote="2deteerpadmoffie" my 2de keer wat ek maar grondpad ry /quote]  

Ek sien jy het nog nie jou naam verander nie!!  :wink:
Title: Re: baviaans
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 13, 2006, 03:50:23 pm
Quote from: "Grondpad"
[quote="2deteerpadmoffie" my 2de keer wat ek maar grondpad ry /quote]  

Ek sien jy het nog nie jou naam verander nie!!  :wink:


Nice new avatar :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Maverick on November 13, 2006, 04:01:49 pm
Sure looks like a whole lotta fun packed into a weekend with the right type of people, well done and hope this is just the start of many more events like these 8)  :)
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 13, 2006, 04:04:10 pm
Quote from: "Maverick"
Sure looks like a whole lotta fun packed into a weekend with the right type of people, well done and hope this is just the start of many more events like these 8)  :)


Mav,

Get your leave sorted out now already. Besides you can dodge a bit of the UK winter in the process :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Watty on November 13, 2006, 04:45:31 pm
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Quote from: "michnus"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
Quote from: "macduff"
what we must ALL insist on, is a very special ride report from Groenie, from when he left home, till he got back...
i cant wait to hear his comments on the bash  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


I second that!!......as well as a detailed report on how to repair the sump of an Opel Corsa.....this of course will not go under technical tips  but will be a lot more appropriate under Jou Ma :twisted:


CO, you make we want to go back to do it all over again this weekend :lol:


PLEASE NO :shock:  His speed was100 km/ph :shock:  This forum would be long gone by the time that ride report ends
:laughing3:  :laughing3:

(http://196.38.179.130/images/a/groenie.jpg)
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Adventurer on November 13, 2006, 05:05:21 pm
Good one there Watty, we were looking for some lost washers in the grass. Groenie had ducked at this stage, he thought he had removed three sumps. :lol:  :lol: He had to have a quick 'sleep'. :lol:  :lol:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 13, 2006, 05:14:49 pm
OK folks, I suspect we can expect a Baviaans overload tomorrow when most of the other hooligans will be back at the office. Although if they are even slightly as tired as I am today (Groenie's fault) I will understand if they drag their heels a little.
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Watermat on November 13, 2006, 06:39:52 pm
Michnus,

did you also do the 4x4 route on Saturday?

Post a few pics of your ride.

We left camp at about 09h30 and got to the Assegaaibos Hotel at 14h00. After a few beers and nice burger we arrived back as base at about 20h00.

Awesome ride that 4x4 trail. :D  :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Leo on November 13, 2006, 06:59:51 pm
Why do you hide this report here and not under "Ride Reports"?

Seems like lots of fun was had by all  :D

Sorry I missed, maybe next year  :wink:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Mark Hardy on November 13, 2006, 07:05:37 pm
I just home from Baviaans an hour ago........what a weekend of riding, riding, with some drinking and a group of super people. Thanks to all for makeing this a weekend to always remember. :)  :)  :)  :)  :)
Title: Great weekend
Post by: SGB on November 13, 2006, 08:45:29 pm
Great story developing here.  Thanks to all of you for the reports, looks like you all had a great time!  :)   I would really have liked to be there, Baviaans is still on the "to-do" list.  8)   Keep posting - maybe consider moving to Ride Reports section.  :shock:  How about some track logs - did you get to do any riding off the "main" road through Bav??  :?:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Watermat on November 13, 2006, 11:29:01 pm
Quote from: "Mark Hardy"
I just home from Baviaans an hour ago........what a weekend of riding, riding, with some drinking and a group of super people. Thanks to all for makeing this a weekend to always remember. :)  :)  :)  :)  :)


welcome back, hardyman, the partyman :D  :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: michnus on November 13, 2006, 11:43:45 pm
Quote from: "Watermat"
Michnus,

did you also do the 4x4 route on Saturday?

Post a few pics of your ride.

We left camp at about 09h30 and got to the Assegaaibos Hotel at 14h00. After a few beers and nice burger we arrived back as base at about 20h00.

Awesome ride that 4x4 trail. :D  :D


You went the Uniondale way back to the camp? It was a very enjoyable route.
http://wilddogtours.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?p=47277#47277
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: popipants on November 14, 2006, 07:14:17 am
Man, I am jealous :cry: , what are you guys doing next weekend?
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Kaboef on November 14, 2006, 07:31:10 am
All I can say is: ^&$%&*$!!!!!!!!!!!
This was probably the best weekend I've had in my entire life.
Me and Marli got home last night at 6pm, and while unpacking the AT, I got upset that I'm home. I wanted to re-pack the bike and just keep on riding.
Thanks BoJ for everything you did, you are a legend. :P
Thanks Briv for the spit, and the company through the kloof and back home. 8)  :D
To Watermat: On Saturday evening, when you got back to camp, I've never seen a grown man smile so much. You must have had a heck of a time! :D
And to everyone there: you are a lekker bunch of people, lets do it again!

We left the Kloof on Sunday, rode to Uniondale, from there to Avontuur, and over the most awesome, beautiful, jawdropping mountain passes to Kynsna. All gravel, and took us about 3hours for 80 km.
Slept in Wildernis, and yesterday rode to Stilbaai, Jongensfontein, Vermaaklikheid, Greyton, and home.
Will post a few of my pics shortly.

And thanks to the guy from SW Motech for my lekker tailpack!!!!!
Title: Re: baviaans
Post by: Grondpad on November 14, 2006, 07:53:56 am
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"


Nice new avatar :D


Thanks!   :wink:  I just could not help my self!!  :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: briv on November 14, 2006, 09:52:20 am
As everybody has said, If you were not there, sorry om jou troubles te hoor!!!! :D Coolest bunch of people  8)
Anda and I had an extremely interesting journey back that involved Rene the Canadian chap who joined us through the Prince Alfreds pass to Knysna. We also encountered Kaboef and Marlie on this stretch.

We wanted to stay in Vleesbaai, Sunday, but low and behold we ended up in..... wait for it BOGGOMSBAAI :shock: from Baviaans kloof to Boggomsbaai  :D  :D
Could not ask for a better long weekend.

Thanks to all involved.

Gideon, jy is die Nar!!!
Our pics will follow soon.
Hey Kaboef did you see our stof streep on the Vermaaklikheid road and did you check Puntjie ?
1557 km, 107 liters, 14.5 k's/lit what the hell its a ledgend :P  :lol:
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Kaboef on November 14, 2006, 10:09:12 am
Quote from: "briv"

Hey Kaboef did you see our stof streep on the Vermaaklikheid road and did you check Puntjie ?
:


No, I was too busy dodging potholes to check for stofstrepe. :lol:
We did not visit Puntjie. We went for lunch in Greyton instead (after dodging MORE potholes.) :shock:  :?
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Watty on November 14, 2006, 10:45:02 am
Some more pictures of riders:
(http://196.38.179.130/images/b/3.jpg)
Macduff, Clockwork Orange, Mango, Mark Hardy
(http://196.38.179.130/images/b/2.jpg)
Keen interest being shown in the 'skill' riding antics of the oil cans doggers by
among other Macduff, Bojangles, KiLeRsa, Rika, Mango,
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: GIDEON on November 14, 2006, 10:54:21 am
AGNEE WATTY EK KAN NIE JOU PICS SIEN NIE.
Selfs die blou bul joke ek wag en wag steek die koffie al hoe verder weg en wag maar niks.  :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: mango on November 14, 2006, 11:10:24 am
Can't seem to open your pics either  :?
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: GIDEON on November 14, 2006, 11:32:18 am
Baviaanskloof deel 2
At the site we med Orange Clockwork Butch and Mark H waiting for us  :D
What a couple of nice people they were so consurned  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
The Saturday was out of this world you all rock.
Clock work Mark H and myself went riding wat a team we would made.
The cute balancing trick from the AT was due to unplanned stoppage with 2 very eager and confident riders behind Clock work. Mark made the stop next to him just, because off all the water spray I also made the stop BUT THERE WASNT ROAD LEFT and LANDED on a cement ledge.

Things I enjoyed was the war story's
The NOB will always be in my mind. The uses of the Big Foot.
The AT is considered Moses for opening the rivers so Mark H could ride through them bone dry  :D
Its official me and Gravelmad need to do comercials or Marketing. No one thought it will ever end and it didnt we even proved it the next day  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Ill do Baviaanskloof anyday again, staying there for longer.
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Watty on November 14, 2006, 11:42:17 am
Quote from: "GIDEON"
AGNEE WATTY EK KAN NIE JOU PICS SIEN NIE.
Selfs die blou bul joke ek wag en wag steek die koffie al hoe verder weg en wag maar niks.  :D


Jammer Gideon, maar die bl?ªrrie server het vanoggend 'n bietjie gesukkel met bandwidth varke (een van my gebruikers het gedink dit is oulik om met e-mail virusses te speel!).  Moes alles 'reset'.  Probeer asseblef weer.  Ek kan sien in die logs op die oomblik dat dinge werk
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Mark Hardy on November 14, 2006, 12:00:06 pm
Quote from: "Watermat"
Quote from: "Mark Hardy"
I just home from Baviaans an hour ago........what a weekend of riding, riding, with some drinking and a group of super people. Thanks to all for makeing this a weekend to always remember. :)  :)  :)  :)  :)


welcome back, hardyman, the partyman :D  :D


 :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :P  :P  :D  :D
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: GIDEON on November 14, 2006, 02:20:33 pm
Laaste deel voor ek geklap word
Sondag pak ons op en gaan Baviaanskloof ingaan vir die eerste keer in lig sien.
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111201.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111204.JPG)
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(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111207.JPG)

Hier wou ek almal afneem op die kronkel pad
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111214.JPG)
but this cam is a wee baby so Ill post the people close up.
Butch
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111213.JPG)
The Wino's
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111215.JPG)
KLRSA
Ja op die draai :oops:
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111217.JPG)
Then the teams split up and where on our way to Colesberg
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111222.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111227.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111228.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111229.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111230.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111232.JPG)
We did get a room and was told we can take a lover with us
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111233.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111234.JPG)
The next morning home
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111304.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111306.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111310.JPG)
And THEN ALL HELL BRAKE LOOSE THAT STORM WE WERE IN IT FROM KROONSTAD ON
Ek het gepis van die koue verkeerde klere , self Krazyeyes se sak kon nie al daardie water uit hou nie. En toe ons Pretoors slaan toe vlieg die KLR behoorlik 130plus.
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111311.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111312.JPG)
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111313.JPG)
Die einde.
Dit was koud gerattel soos n Patco bus. Toe's Groenie huis toe.  
Ek later eers gewag om weer bietjie warmer te word.
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111315.JPG)

Ons het plus minus 2957km gedoen van begin tot einde.
Paar goed geleer
Die Kaapse mense is befok. Ek skreeu sommer stormers  :D
Vat sonblok saam ek lyk of ek n klap weg het.
En ry die pad wat jy beplan het tot jy moeg is als sal regkom.
Thanks aan almal wat gereel en die ding gemaak het.
Sal enige tyd weer sover ry vir sulke vriende.
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: Maverick on November 14, 2006, 03:40:55 pm
Damn duidelik, donner wens ek kon die trip gemaak het 8)
Title: 1st Baviaans Bash Report Back
Post by: somewhere-els on November 14, 2006, 06:59:38 pm
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We did get a room and was told we can take a lover with us
(http://usera.imagecave.com/GIDEON/Baviaanskloof2006/2006111233.JPG)


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