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Title: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 07:46:44 pm
Special thanks to Saddle Up who organized the ride!

We met early at the Sasol at Pine Haven.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy23/willhumble/Newbie%20Gravel%20Ride%2021%20Feb%202010/SAM_0009.jpg)

Laurika, Saddle Up, Little Fire & Bertrand

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Moondog, Mudcakeface & a few other dogs who's handles I didn't get. I think their handles could be "guys who did awesome wheelies"

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy23/willhumble/Newbie%20Gravel%20Ride%2021%20Feb%202010/SAM_0012.jpg)

Mudcakeface claims he bought this classic scrambler but I think he stole it from Steve Mcqueen
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 07:52:30 pm
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Our first stop after tackling gravel. For some (me) this was their first real gravel experience and Saddle Up had picked the perfect roads.
Nice, not too long with a lot of good breaks in between.
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 07:53:32 pm
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Burrie and his daughter Simone
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 07:55:46 pm
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My bike was finally starting to get dust on it.
Kelly and Donovan (Lynn Schroeder BMW) would be so proud!
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 07:56:52 pm
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Taking a breather
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 07:57:46 pm
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Moondog
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 07:58:25 pm
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Saddle Up and Little Fire
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 07:59:16 pm
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Wild Dogs in their natural habitat. Gat Slag chatting to Mudcakeface.

To the gent on the Adventurer, didn't get your name but thanks for always waiting for me to catch up!
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:02:28 pm
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy23/willhumble/Newbie%20Gravel%20Ride%2021%20Feb%202010/SAM_0021.jpg)

Burrie and Simone.
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:06:42 pm
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I thought this was going to be a nice ride shot of Matthew coming around the corner, instead he was being awesome again.
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:14:03 pm
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Personally, I blame the social networks, you can't go anywhere without people naturally posing for pics.
Still, it is nice to see how excited young ones get when a group of bikers go through their little town.
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:17:30 pm
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For me, one of the best things about biking is that you get to see signs that you wouldn't normally see when you travel by car.
Standing there looking at the sign, for a moment you feel like you've escaped the rat race.
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:19:14 pm
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Little Fire and Bertrand
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:20:04 pm
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Sweeper Moondog
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:22:28 pm
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I swear I saw someone ride through that abandoned building?
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:25:28 pm
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Bertrand mastered "Stand up, Look up, Open up"
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:28:58 pm
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Saddle Up had another surprise for us. A nice piece of dirt road next to a railway.
Here Moondog is showing us how it is done.
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:30:06 pm
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Re-grouping
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:32:10 pm
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Bertand trying to avoid hitting the stupid photographer
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:36:10 pm
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Little Fire had a convincing lead over the train.
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:42:07 pm
I didn't think the track could get any better but after Shallows Inn, the track got a bit more..uhm let's call it less travelled.
It became a few kilometers of ups and downs and mud dips, ducking and lifting and trying desperately not to grin like an idiot the whole way through.
It was the cherry on an already great trip. I wished I had taken some pics there but to be honest, it was just too much fun to stop.

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Afterwards, we had a semi final break before we did the last few miles to Magaliesburg for a very late breakfast.
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:42:54 pm
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Burrie, Simone & Gat Slag
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:44:19 pm
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The youngest (and only) pillion in the group and her very proud dad!
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:46:06 pm
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Gat Slag and his KLR
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:47:36 pm
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Mudcakeface living up to his handle as Moondog comes in
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 21, 2010, 08:49:05 pm
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Me, looking like Homer Simpson but feeling like Jan Staal
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: Gat Slag on February 21, 2010, 09:20:39 pm
Moerse thanks vir die presiese weergawe van gebeure Kortseun!!  Jou kiekies is 100%  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: Crowley on February 21, 2010, 10:09:10 pm
Kortseun,

I think you’ve got it right. The spirit of adventure riding is to enjoy it and windup with a grin of satisfaction on your face because you’ve done something that was a challenge to you.

Nice report.
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: KTM Jagermeister on February 22, 2010, 06:28:22 am
Nice one ... stay on the dirt!
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: Saddle Up on February 22, 2010, 07:51:17 am
Hi guys. Kortseun thanks for posting the report. Thank you all for joining yesterday. Allways nice to meet and ride with new and old dogs. Thanks for making it a great days riding. Good to see how the complete noobs just got captured in the ride and went for it. Awsome.
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: laurika on February 22, 2010, 09:24:59 am
Kortseun, thanks for a lovely report, not only lovely pictures, but also, U REMEMBERed names! awesome!! Thanks Robert for the lovely trip, and the gentlemen with the adventurer were Gravelman. It was very comforting to know we traveled with such exellent teachers also, that is what makes the WD so special, the sharing of enthusiasm and knowledge, nowhere else ....
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: yaartbrak on February 22, 2010, 12:04:44 pm
Awesome  :o

So sorry we couldnt make it as well , i think the collar would have enjoyed this gravel, just to build up her confidence!!

Nice kiekies!!!!!
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: blazes on February 22, 2010, 12:40:31 pm
Nice one SaddleUp  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: cassiebotha on February 22, 2010, 01:14:50 pm
kortseun.  Kry julle nie warm in daai baatjies nie.  Ek dink mens kan uitpaas
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: Huggels on February 22, 2010, 01:56:23 pm
Ek wil volgende keer saamkom asb asb asb... Bly in Kdorp... Gaan ok na die Limpopo Bash toe so hoop om meer "dogs" te ontmoet
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: HVDM on February 22, 2010, 02:04:24 pm
het jy 'n gdb file?
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: Huggels on February 22, 2010, 02:05:20 pm
het jy 'n gdb file?

Nee nie n clue wat dit is nie...?
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: roxenz on February 22, 2010, 03:16:47 pm
Ek wil volgende keer saamkom asb asb asb... Bly in Kdorp... Gaan ok na die Limpopo Bash toe so hoop om meer "dogs" te ontmoet

Huggies, I'll be passing by K'dorp on the Sat morning on my way to OFS bash. When were you planning on riding down?

And if Jules isn't planning anything this coming weekend, we can sommer just head out on the dirt towards Potch or Ventersdorp.  Wanna?
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: roxenz on February 22, 2010, 03:18:22 pm
OK, actually wanted to congrat kortseun on an excellent report with loads of piccies (before I hijacked his fred). Well done!
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: Huggels on February 22, 2010, 03:21:16 pm
Ek wil volgende keer saamkom asb asb asb... Bly in Kdorp... Gaan ok na die Limpopo Bash toe so hoop om meer "dogs" te ontmoet

Huggies, I'll be passing by K'dorp on the Sat morning on my way to OFS bash. When were you planning on riding down?

And if Jules isn't planning anything this coming weekend, we can sommer just head out on the dirt towards Potch or Ventersdorp.  Wanna?
From next weekend im free until 2nd April Long weekend but ill just fall in with you guys really nice to invite along...
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: KLR Man on February 22, 2010, 08:27:18 pm
Hi Kort Seun

Baie dankie vir jou mooi fotos en die lekker saamry.  Vir die res van julle - baie dankie - dit was 'n  lekker "maiden trippie".  Sien uit na die volgende een.  Groete!
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: little_fire on February 23, 2010, 08:16:01 pm
Great pics kortseun!
Thanx to everyone for a great ride, I really had a good time, and no pressure.

Saddle up, thanx for a real newbie ride, please let this not be the last one.
 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: bertrand on February 23, 2010, 08:22:29 pm
:thumleft: Kortseun
Baie nice RR.

R, thanks dat jy die ride gereel het. Die roete was great.

Thanks to all the WD's that joined the ride. We had a great time.

It was really nice joining a slower ride with little-fire. It helps a lot with the confidence when there is no rush...

Although we were at the back of the pack I don't think we had any incidents. Sidestand or otherwise. ??? This will be quite a reputation to live up to SU. :deal: The "no-bike-breaker" newbie ride organiser :thumleft:  
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: laurika on February 23, 2010, 09:08:33 pm
Great pics kortseun!
Thanx to everyone for a great ride, I really had a good time, and no pressure.

Saddle up, thanx for a real newbie ride, please let this not be the last one.
 :thumleft: :thumleft:

Het jy jou kursus geniet maandag LF? het aan jou gedink, nou nog net die lisensie .... ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: Moondog on February 24, 2010, 09:26:14 pm
That was a great ride - thanks! Good to meet some new faces and I took a few pics ......

Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: Gat Slag on February 25, 2010, 12:39:00 pm
That was a great ride - thanks! Good to meet some new faces and I took a few pics ......



Thanks for more snaps Moondog!  Cool...
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: will humble on February 27, 2010, 05:36:44 pm
het jy 'n gdb file?

I have a GPX file, does that help?
Title: Re: Newbie Ride - Sunday 21 February, Magalies and surrounds.
Post by: cassiebotha on March 01, 2010, 09:06:56 am
Kortseun.  Het julle bike gery die naweek?