Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Andy660 on July 11, 2010, 12:17:38 pm

Title: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Andy660 on July 11, 2010, 12:17:38 pm
I`m very jealous stuck here at home with broken bones.
Just spoke to Crossed Up , says there is stacks of water around ,they are towing a certain DRZ that drowned in a water crossing.

He will call me once they get up Koringberg mountain.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Etienne2T on July 11, 2010, 12:56:47 pm
I heard some Teneres were also abit intimidated by the water...and turned around :pot:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Pistonpete on July 11, 2010, 02:21:40 pm
 :useless:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: MildDog on July 11, 2010, 04:21:30 pm
Yeah, i drowned my DRZ in a large puddle :( am trying to make a plan to fetch it on a trailer tomorrow. Home safely though. Other than that it was an AWESOME ride! even being towed by the was kinda fun!!!
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Etienne2T on July 11, 2010, 04:26:59 pm
Yeah, i drowned my DRZ in a large puddle :( am trying to make a plan to fetch it on a trailer tomorrow. Home safely though. Other than that it was an AWESOME ride! even being towed by the was kinda fun!!!

I'm still waiting for you to collect the trailer??
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: MildDog on July 11, 2010, 04:43:50 pm
I'm still waiting for you to collect the trailer??

i'm on the way. leaving my spot in 5.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 11, 2010, 04:46:36 pm
busy reviewing evidencefootage
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Andy660 on July 11, 2010, 05:18:52 pm
busy reviewing evidencefootage

Yea !
 I hear you are awesome at towing ! Tows the rider clean off the bike , then looks around to see why the bike is so hard to tow,then notices the riders gone !lol   :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Hope you are kinder to Mrs N[]vA on her DRZ ??
  :useless:

Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Etienne2T on July 11, 2010, 05:25:08 pm
Yea !
 I hear you are awesome at towing ! Tows the rider clean off the bike , then looks around to see why the bike is so hard to tow,then notices the riders gone !lol   :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Hope you are kinder to Mrs N[]vA on her DRZ ??


Bhaahahah I'd like to see video of that!
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Yami Super 10 on July 11, 2010, 05:43:58 pm
Hi guys, yes the Tenere's turned around  :'(
But as it may, you guys saw how far we made it with what one would say :peepwall: street tires ;D
Not even my TKC 80 proved to be up to it :pot:
The Super 10 was a bit to heavy and a bit powerful for what you guys were doing ..slip-sliding-away :imaposer:

But it was great! :ricky:
Took a bit of time to get it clean :patch:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Michiel on July 11, 2010, 05:55:55 pm
Thanks for the ride everybody. Thanks for organizing everything Crossed-up.  :thumleft:

Here are some pics and a video. I literally just stringed everything together so no nice editing but at least
you'll have something to look at. This was airHEAD's first ride with the Dawgs and his first time out on the
Alternative Route. Really made my day, love the HPN!  :3some:

By the looks of it the attendants at Richwood thought so too.

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute001.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute004.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute005.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute006.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute007.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute008.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute009.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute010.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute011.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute012.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute013.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute014.jpg)

Here are some of the guys who came along...

Stev0

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute015.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute016.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute017.jpg)

Wolf?

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute018.jpg)

Crossed-up

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute019.jpg)

Sack

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute021.jpg)

airHEAD

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute022.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute020.jpg)

Stev0 doin some entertaining.

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute023.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute024.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute025.jpg)

N[]vA with Milddog on tow.

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute026.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute028.jpg)

airHEAD with his new HPN.  :love7:

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute027.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute029.jpg)

(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute030.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/J_Rf4OaizRY
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 11, 2010, 06:03:19 pm
some great pics :D
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Yami Super 10 on July 11, 2010, 06:06:27 pm
some great pics :D

So where is the action movie :peepwall:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Michiel on July 11, 2010, 06:10:28 pm
Patience my dear, YouTube doesn't have a 1200cc under the tank...
More like a 650cc, KLR it might be, so it will be slow but you'll definitely get there.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Yami Super 10 on July 11, 2010, 06:11:17 pm
Patience my dear, YouTube doesn't have a 1200cc under the tank...
:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
 :peepwall:

Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 11, 2010, 06:12:01 pm
some great pics :D

So where is the action movie :peepwall:
ya ya getting there :-p

my poor laptop is kaking of trying to work with 2gb files o.O

here is one from Wed, call it an intermission  :mwink:
http://www.youtube.com/v/uoNYZeP1I-8
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Pote on July 11, 2010, 06:15:27 pm
waar is hierdie roete presies dit lyk nogals lekker
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Yami Super 10 on July 11, 2010, 06:24:53 pm
waar is hierdie roete presies dit lyk nogals lekker

Nie n GPS nodig nie :peepwall: Sonar :biggrin: "ping" die roete.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: domstes on July 11, 2010, 06:35:19 pm
AirHEAD.

I see you finally did the final bit of the paint job on the HPN. Now it looks like a HPN.

I just have to say it again. Great job.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Etienne2T on July 11, 2010, 06:42:22 pm
waar is hierdie roete presies dit lyk nogals lekker

Kom saam, ons sal jou wys
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Dustdevil on July 11, 2010, 06:48:29 pm


(http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp14/michielkaapstad/Plastics/AltRoute022.jpg)


Awesome AirHead, now you can truly say she has been run in. I love the mud-work all over.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Crossed-up on July 11, 2010, 07:06:33 pm
Showered, warm, dry and full of delicious supper.  What a lekker day!  Thank you all for coming along.  I always been nervous about doing this route in the wet.  It was pretty snotty in places, with sudden and unexpected lane changes being the order of the day.  I really enjoyed the mountain ride, even though it couldn't have been much above freezing up there.

Sorry about MildDog's bike - hopefully it will survive the ordeal.

Well done to the battle-cruisers.  It was very brave to bring those beasts out in these conditions and there's no disgrace in turning back.  Especially as the one was a demo from Droomers.  Big up to Johan!

Thank you, Sprocketbek, for your thoughtful offer of standby duties.  Thankfully we didn't need to call on you.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Pote on July 11, 2010, 07:18:56 pm
ek sal beslis 'n plan moet maak en daai roete van julle probeer, ek glo ek sou vol modder gewees het as ek dit met my pad  tyres aangepak het.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 11, 2010, 07:34:30 pm
http://www.youtube.com/v/8maO1EQrUTs
http://www.youtube.com/v/m8cg3SWlIf8
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Yami Super 10 on July 11, 2010, 07:37:06 pm
Showered, warm, dry and full of delicious supper.  What a lekker day!  Thank you all for coming along.  I always been nervous about doing this route in the wet.  It was pretty snotty in places, with sudden and unexpected lane changes being the order of the day.  I really enjoyed the mountain ride, even though it couldn't have been much above freezing up there.

Sorry about MildDog's bike - hopefully it will survive the ordeal.

Well done to the battle-cruisers.  It was very brave to bring those beasts out in these conditions and there's no disgrace in turning back.  Especially as the one was a demo from Droomers.  Big up to Johan!

Thank you, Sprocketbek, for your thoughtful offer of standby duties.  Thankfully we didn't need to call on you.

Crossed-up, thanks :thumleft: Was a great ride ;D Had some fun keeping those beasts up-right :ricky:  :ricky:
Even my TKC let me down :imaposer:  :peepwall:

The best of all, they all nice and clean.

Hope to catch you guys on the next one :thumleft: Well for me...after the next 6 weeks, as I am off to work again :'( Back in 6 and then the sun will be shining  :patch:

Thanx again :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Etienne2T on July 11, 2010, 08:08:52 pm
http://www.youtube.com/v/8maO1EQrUTs

Bhaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha!
Helmet cameras ftw!
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: airHEAD on July 11, 2010, 08:18:40 pm
Thanks Crossed-up for organizing and all the other dogs for making it a really cool ride.

Well done Michiel and N[]va for getting the pics and video up so soon  :thumleft:

It was a really awesome introductory wilddogs ride for the HPN, hope to be out there again soon  :ricky:   
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Wolfmother on July 11, 2010, 08:47:10 pm
Shot Crossed-up for getting us together.  Was a great day of riding!  Really enjoyed it and was very glad to get home to my shower after the wetness of the day. 
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: SACK on July 11, 2010, 09:05:28 pm
Lekker ride guys. Thanks Crossed-up. I'm gonna sleep like a baby tonight. Nice photos Michiel. Where is the rest of the vid N[]va?
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: 2 Stroke Dan on July 11, 2010, 09:34:08 pm
I waited for about 45mins on Hooggelee[at Koringberg], chatting to the farmer, what a nice guy. You guys did not pitch. I continued my travels and bumped into Stoetbul at Piketberg onestop, on his way back from a hunting trip. Cold, but what a day for riding.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Andy660 on July 11, 2010, 11:23:17 pm
Michiel,nice pics and vid. and you jan,But hats off for towing,not easy in all that water and mud and to u too Milddog You guys must have had good fun
.That route is ever changing as the seasons change but always full of surprises.
Glad u all enjoyed it, Crossed -Up ,glad u got all home in one piece
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 11, 2010, 11:30:28 pm
The vids I will post over the next few days as they take a while to sift through the footage and then edit encode and upload etc.

The towing is surprisingly easy actually, always seen it been done and it looked hard though maybe I was just so cold I didn't realize it was hard lol
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: MildDog on July 12, 2010, 12:37:21 am
what an awesome ride.

I went back to mooreesberg and fetched my bike this evening, THANKS etienne for the trailer. It's parked safely in my drive way. And thanks n[]va for the tow, i think.

I had such fun today. Before I drowned my bike. that was the best ride i've been on. After the drowning it was adventerous/scary and more awesome hahaha. Towing is a lot easier than I expected, but n[]va towing is not for the faint hearted (eeek!).

Awesome! Will try to assess damage over the next few days... please let nothing be bent! (oh and the HID light is no longer working either. FARK.

And those videos are super-cool. I really hope the backwards facing camera caught me sliding and putting the bike down? In that section with n[]va's bow wave hitting me, just held on and waited for the water to stop.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Michiel on July 12, 2010, 09:04:07 am
Respect for you MildDog. Maybe you embody the real spirit of Adventure Riding. I sure hope
your bike doesn't have too much damage. I would have gone into shock if it was my poor KLR.

As for how you managed to keep upright while being towed by, what seemed like, a trigger happy
N[]vA? Respect!

This route is easy enough to be done with noobs on tow but yet it keeps on killing bikes and
seriously injuring riders. I still say that mud and water does more damage than any other type
of riding terrain.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: fat b on July 12, 2010, 09:25:17 am
Wow guys , awsome ride , airhead that HPN of yours looks Da Bomb !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: wayneh on July 12, 2010, 09:49:37 am
Sooooooooooo very sorry to have missed this one  :'(

Keep the pics & vids coming guys. Awesome!  :drif:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Wolfmother on July 12, 2010, 09:55:38 am
This ride was to me a very good example of what wd rides should be like.  Everyone was in good spirit, we helped each other out where it was needed, we played more than just getting to a destination and everyone enjoyed it equally.  It wasn't all without problems, but thats life.  Makes it more interesting.  Milddog, hope its not a big issue to get fixed, you have kept extremely calm!  Dik rustig. 

After a ride like this you feel proud to be part of this group.

(and i'm going to build an HPN before I die,  :drif:) 
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Dogmatix on July 12, 2010, 09:59:12 am
A big thank you to everyone yesterday! Had a great time and rode continually out of my comfort zone. Michiel helped a lot with his words of encouragement and helping to get the mule started when she wouldn't kick. Great ride, great bunch of guys - a better way to spend a cold, damp Sunday you won't find.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: mrhyde on July 12, 2010, 10:05:17 am
lekker pics! :ricky:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: letsgofishing on July 12, 2010, 10:44:08 am
Nice one guys!  :thumleft:
Looks like lots of fun was had!
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: AntonW on July 12, 2010, 10:46:45 am
Wet And Wild. looks like you all had fun.

Respect to the N[]va towing , but more to the poor bugger being towed.

thanks for the pics and the video's
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 12, 2010, 10:49:12 am
oi oi oi

I was very gentle and steady with the towing, and kept it below 3rd gear too  :deal:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: mrhyde on July 12, 2010, 11:08:41 am
ping milddog.

Flush that engine out asap. Spoke to my mechanic now, he tells me that engine will produce rust within a couple of days and then  you will have a headache.

midas sells actyvo oil at R50/liter.

good luck!!!
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 12, 2010, 12:36:28 pm
Updated to a better even worse quality one
....

uploading another
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Pistonpete on July 12, 2010, 01:25:08 pm
No cameras ???
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: MildDog on July 12, 2010, 01:30:11 pm
Flush that engine out asap. Spoke to my mechanic now, he tells me that engine will produce rust within a couple of days and then  you will have a headache.

midas sells actyvo oil at R50/liter.

good luck!!!

will drain and flush before the end of today. thanks guys.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 12, 2010, 03:45:31 pm
kk better quality as promised  :deal:

http://www.youtube.com/v/7CxUThRW7H0


..... or not stupid youtube!
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: MrBig on July 14, 2010, 03:43:47 pm
Wow nice and muddy! Sorry to have missed this one.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: MildDog on July 14, 2010, 10:52:04 pm
MY BIKE LIVES!!!!

I wanna go do that route again, I haven't finished it yet. 3rd time lucky?
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 14, 2010, 11:31:15 pm
http://www.youtube.com/v/ibXwvM9NkRw

=]

One more to come still
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Mr. Python on July 14, 2010, 11:45:48 pm
Man looks awesome, still have to go back and own that route!
It owned me last time  :'(
Those tracks looked hairy
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: MildDog on July 14, 2010, 11:55:38 pm
Man looks awesome, still have to go back and own that route!
It owned me last time  :'(
Those tracks looked hairy

yeah, the mud made it a completely different ride. it's amazing how everytime we ride it something happens on that ride.

n[]va: very cool video! i like the ending haha.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Mr. Python on July 14, 2010, 11:59:07 pm
I have to admit the mud is still a big unknown for me.
Lost the front end in some the other day  :imaposer: shhh it was in my own fron yard
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: mrhyde on July 15, 2010, 09:22:07 am
MY BIKE LIVES!!!!

I wanna go do that route again, I haven't finished it yet. 3rd time lucky?

im keen.


lets do it this weekend :)
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: MrBig on July 15, 2010, 09:33:10 am
MY BIKE LIVES!!!!

I wanna go do that route again, I haven't finished it yet. 3rd time lucky?

im keen.


lets do it this weekend :)

 :mwink:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: mrhyde on July 15, 2010, 09:35:52 am
MY BIKE LIVES!!!!

I wanna go do that route again, I haven't finished it yet. 3rd time lucky?

im keen.


lets do it this weekend :)

 :mwink:

hie kommeding!
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: JAmBer on July 15, 2010, 09:49:47 am
I'm in for this weekend too!
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 15, 2010, 11:12:07 am
My Tow rope and I are gonna goto zone7  :P
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: MildDog on July 15, 2010, 12:46:01 pm
Yeah, I think I am also going to that sand social at zone 7 this weekend. i could rock it next weekend though?
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 15, 2010, 01:14:22 pm
Yeah, I think I am also going to that sand social at zone 7 this weekend.

Ah krap.... I will bring an extra tow rope :-p
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: MildDog on July 15, 2010, 01:39:44 pm
I acquired a trailer this week so I don't need your stinking rope, you'll just spray sand in my face!

:) bwahahaha.... nah, im taking etienne's trailer back to him just now.
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Pote on July 15, 2010, 04:24:07 pm
puik camara man
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 15, 2010, 04:28:16 pm
puik?
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: Yami Super 10 on July 16, 2010, 02:10:56 pm
puik?

Puik is Boere taal - Afrikaans meaning Excellent/Outstanding

So N...you did a good job! :thumleft:
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: N[]vA on July 16, 2010, 02:57:42 pm
Kewl shot :D

Will be getting more footage this weekend
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: u-go on July 16, 2010, 04:39:23 pm
When is the next alternative route? How about tomorrow? I know Jamber is keen. Anyone who has done the whole thing?
Title: Re: WC - Alternate route this SUNDAY 11th July
Post by: mrhyde on July 16, 2010, 10:05:48 pm
Im not sure you want to do more than up to moorreesburg...

its so bloody muddy.

I can do the ride from Malmesbury to moorreesburg...