Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: sidetrack on February 26, 2006, 05:32:59 pm

Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: sidetrack on February 26, 2006, 05:32:59 pm
What do you do when you have a cold and it looks like rain .... go riding offcourse  :D Well I have new sprockets and chain on my bike and the weekend only comes along once a week so why not. Due to me feeling under the weather I decided to keep the trip short but still ended up doing close to 150 clicks.

I took the secondary road to Rayton and hooked a left at the first robot and found my first dirt for the day. This must be the best roadsign a ds rider can come across.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4897.jpg)

The dirtroad stretches into the distance running through farm fields, the road was very busy as it leads right into Rayton.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4898.jpg)

Looks like rain but who cares  :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4899.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4900.jpg)

I came to the tar road and had to get the map out, yes a map. When I grow up I'm getting a GPS with a built in map  :lol:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4903.jpg)

I tried my best memorising the map because stopping and getting the map out of the backpack was a real pita ! Soon I found the dirt stretch I was looking for that ran alongside a small river. This are is known as Boekenhoutskloof and the light drizzle from this morning meant there were no dust at all.

I like exploring new tracks especially the ones you normally ride past so when I spotted this one I had to have a go.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4904.jpg)

It even came with it's own warning sign, luckily I was sure the bridge would carry my 140 kg DRZ  :shock:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4905.jpg)

It was a perfect place to take a break and just sit and ponder. Nice little river that ran under the bridge.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4906.jpg)

The birds were chirping and the river babbling, at times like these all seems right with the world !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4908.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4907.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4909.jpg)

Further along the road I stopped to take some more pics.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4910.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4912.jpg)

I decided to head back to the main dirt road and see where it went. I noticed a small path heading to the right and noticed some muddy patches, I promptly had some flashbacks from the Canal ride  :shock:  :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4917.jpg)

Turned out to be a fun ride.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4916.jpg)

I really like this pic.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4915.jpg)

I saw the tar up ahead and decided to turn around and head home, I had alot of fun and there were plenty of dirt still to ride but I'll leave that for another day when the pesky flue is gone. Two last pics before I made for home.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4920.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4919.jpg)

Only had a few drops of rain near Pretoria, all in all a great little ride.
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: macduff on February 26, 2006, 06:22:42 pm
nice one jong  :)  :)
digital dan, the adventurous man...
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: mango on February 26, 2006, 07:40:09 pm
So damn green and lush looking....I'm beginning to wonder
what Cape Town has to offer. Yes, dirt roads, but dry and
dusty.....

Great report Dan the man  :D
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: Pete Rock on February 26, 2006, 10:00:36 pm
What a nice ride
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: grizz on February 26, 2006, 10:24:16 pm
So you have the VERY SEXY Bike that I posted a pic on www.maximumbikes.com of.  I do like it a lod DD.

Great ride, and  you have a good eye for the pics.
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: grizz on February 26, 2006, 10:27:13 pm
Love this one.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/DSCF4907.jpg)
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: funacide on February 27, 2006, 12:04:20 am
Great report and pics DD
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: shark_za on February 27, 2006, 07:30:49 am
Nice report DD, some really good shots.

Good to hear the gogga has new sprockets, we can go ride Jericho next weekend !

I'll do the navigation, you take pictures, deal!
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: wino on February 27, 2006, 07:59:21 am
nice ride and pics, dd! :)
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on February 27, 2006, 09:01:32 am
excellent DD, would like to have you ride with one day, you seem to be an excellent record keeper!!! awesome stuff, indeed, I echo mangos comments.
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: droffarc on February 27, 2006, 09:14:03 am
Really great place there - I could spend my life there.
Thanks Dan
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: X Banana Boy on February 27, 2006, 04:48:54 pm
Sweet, love the green of summer.
Title: Rayton and on through Boekenhoutskloof
Post by: Maverick on February 28, 2006, 03:18:44 pm
Cool pics DD, love the contrast between the green bush and red sand 8)