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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: blazes on September 27, 2010, 09:06:06 pm

Title: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: blazes on September 27, 2010, 09:06:06 pm
A couple of Old friends and some new ones got together from Natal and Guateng for a Middleground ride to Harrismith--

Met some great new people this week-end and as usual a great time was held.

Thank's to Dakota for all the planning as well as Malibu -Mark-Beemer Man-Jules -
Li--Who now has her own series on -How to do the -Long Way Round and Down in a 4x2 Kia--with a 640ktm on a trailer as a backup.
Winston -Wendy-Firecracker-Would I-Torrin -Stuart-Ross and the rest -- i am not that great with names---

Starting the post and the rest of the gang can add --------------------------------

The Ride Down.

Sunrise on my way to the meeting spot at Delmas-

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1110/dsc02408t.jpg) (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/dsc02408t.jpg/)

On Route.

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/1057/dsc02409wo.jpg) (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/dsc02409wo.jpg/)

Great clear cool day for riding--

Beemer Man telling Mark Hardy --How to Polish header pipes
Jules looking at the time and saying comon guy's --Die Bier word Sier--en die son trek water--
Dakota saying --comon all i need saddle time --

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/8470/dsc02411rr.jpg) (http://img22.imageshack.us/i/dsc02411rr.jpg/)

Another angle
Drawing straws to see who gets to ride sweeper--

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5435/dsc02412y.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/i/dsc02412y.jpg/)

Vrede --Lunch--- great food and a well kept secret with the dog's

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8264/dsc02422z.jpg) (http://img198.imageshack.us/i/dsc02422z.jpg/)
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/8290/dsc02421u.jpg) (http://img641.imageshack.us/i/dsc02421u.jpg/)

They even have a --KTM --Lounge and it was reserved for Travel Gravel and Hubby Just Biking who also happened to arrive there as we had a few seconds later

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1812/dsc02420b.jpg) (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/dsc02420b.jpg/)

 On Route again --rest break for Beemer Man to drool over The Bling Machine--

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Oh -Goodness--He forgot to do the headers--What a disgrace --Wonder How he missed that one :o
Must be his mind on those G-Strings he took with for --------------- That's another story and stays in Harrismith ::)

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/9651/dsc02416n.jpg) (http://img831.imageshack.us/i/dsc02416n.jpg/)

Jules and my two Hussies-- ::)

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Saturday's outride with me--The Scenic one--Jules did the bullit run

Li and her Chick Bike-- :mwink:

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/781/dsc02432k.jpg) (http://img831.imageshack.us/i/dsc02432k.jpg/)
Stuart--running in his new DR

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Ross --well done bud --great riding for one year in the saddle only--
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Wendy--
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/8136/dsc02433p.jpg) (http://img413.imageshack.us/i/dsc02433p.jpg/)

 Some clapped out Huskie --off the road again--can't take them anywhere-- ???
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3849/dsc02434k.jpg) (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/dsc02434k.jpg/)
 Some of the group at a Old Sandstone Building

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Firecracker and Would I-- Riding well Carla-great to see how far you have come in such a short time

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/110/dsc02447l.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/dsc02447l.jpg/)

Beemer Man --Nearly at the end of his thread- :peepwall:

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 Some scenery
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On Route to --The Lost Tunnel -Built in 1925-

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 Winston -- what a pleasure it was to meet you --when we going to Reccie the Lebombo Mountains--

(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/4813/dsc02479sy.jpg) (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/dsc02479sy.jpg/)

How many people does it take to fix a puncture ????

One to sit on the bike and keep --her end up--

(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7164/dsc02497w.jpg) (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/dsc02497w.jpg/)
 And you can work out the rest

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Thank's all and those awesome people that made the Trip possible--hope our tracks cross again in future--

Add your pics and comments the rest who were with and took some pics--
























 
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Mark Hardy on September 28, 2010, 07:57:00 am
Thanks for starting the thread blazes.

What a great weekend. Good riding and excellent company, even thou my riding was up to sh1t  ;D.
Thanks to Dakota for orginising everything...the beers were cold and the bed comfortable  :thumleft:

I'll post some pics and report later.
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Firecoast on September 28, 2010, 08:11:03 am
ooooooh this looked like fun!!
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: letsgofishing on September 28, 2010, 08:15:51 am
Looks like you all had fun!
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Malibu on September 28, 2010, 11:57:57 am
All I have to say at this point is "I got to ride the Bling Machine"...

:)
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on September 28, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
Nice  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Tommy Transalp on September 28, 2010, 01:40:26 pm
Howsit Blazes & the rest....
Saw you guys in Vrede on Sunday... Roger Doger and I were in the old Willy's Jeeps as you left town. I think Malibu saw us wave. How was the wing affecting the ride?,,,,, we got blown around a bit on the section between vrede and villiers!
Lekka ride. Must do Normandien & Mullers passes. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Mark Hardy on September 28, 2010, 01:57:14 pm
So that was you lot that was waving so enthusiastically  ;D

The wind was alright, good thing was it keep the dust from hanging around  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Camelman on September 28, 2010, 02:17:45 pm
Thanks for starting the thread blazes.

What a great weekend. Good riding and excellent company, even thou my riding was up to sh1t  ;D.
Thanks to Dakota for orginising everything...the beers were cold and the bed comfortable  :thumleft:

I'll post some pics and report later.

Great to see a RR with you in it Mark! And no picture of you falling?  ???
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Mark Hardy on September 28, 2010, 02:22:21 pm
Thanks for starting the thread blazes.

What a great weekend. Good riding and excellent company, even thou my riding was up to sh1t  ;D.
Thanks to Dakota for orginising everything...the beers were cold and the bed comfortable  :thumleft:

I'll post some pics and report later.

Great to see a RR with you in it Mark! And no picture of you falling?  ???
 ;D ;D ;D


I was up before the cameras came out  :mwink:
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Would I? on September 28, 2010, 02:24:34 pm
Thanks to all of You,  Fire Cracker and I had a great time. Will try retrieve and post picks later.
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Mark Hardy on September 28, 2010, 02:47:26 pm
Here a couple of pics of the weekend

Quick smoke break for some of us
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My little ride for the wekend...I did not come to terms with the DRZ until Sunday.  :( Such a fun bike to ride but with not riding for 3 months my skills were lacking
(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd203/MooseMark/Middleground/130_3998.jpg)

The underside of "The Bling Machine"
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What a good place to stop for lunch if passing through Vrede. Good food and cold beer  :thumleft:
Jules, Li....whats with the hand signals  ??? ;D
(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd203/MooseMark/Middleground/130_4009.jpg)

Some de'co in the place
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Outside
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After lunch it back too the good stuff...riding..or standing around having another smoke  :D
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Coffee the next morning
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more to follow
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: blazes on September 28, 2010, 07:30:02 pm
ooooooh this looked like fun!!

We allways have fun up here --not boring like you lot down there ---stiff necked Capies  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: blazes on September 28, 2010, 07:31:01 pm
All I have to say at this point is "I got to ride the Bling Machine"...

:)

Amongst other things  ::)
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: JustBiking on September 28, 2010, 08:45:31 pm
Looks like you all had a great weekend. Was great to gatecrash your lunch - was a good seeing you all again  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Malibu on September 28, 2010, 10:07:41 pm
All I have to say at this point is "I got to ride the Bling Machine"...

:)

Amongst other things  ::)

Thing... you can't call Jezabel a things!  :)
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Fire Cracker on September 28, 2010, 11:01:29 pm
Loved the week-end everyone!  Thanks De for organising and inviting us ;)  We had a blast!! 

Michael thanks again for the lovely rides.

I'm useless at getting pics on here, so when i get a visitor who knows how, i'll post some pics

Lovely meeting everyone
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: blazes on September 29, 2010, 08:30:12 am
Loved the week-end everyone!  Thanks De for organising and inviting us ;)  We had a blast!! 

Michael thanks again for the lovely rides.

I'm useless at getting pics on here, so when i get a visitor who knows how, i'll post some pics

Lovely meeting everyone

Great to have you two along with for the ride --Youre riding has improved by leaps and bounds---Is that why D bought the KTM--to try and ride you away  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on September 29, 2010, 09:44:41 am
A couple of Saddle Tramps  :)
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on September 29, 2010, 09:54:43 am
Thanks to all who organised. Had a great time.  Saw some old friends and met some new ones.
Here is Winston going up Buzzy's
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on September 29, 2010, 10:01:55 am
The KLR Twins
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Tweets on September 29, 2010, 11:45:30 am
Looks like you guys also had a great weekends biking
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on September 29, 2010, 09:36:30 pm
Saterday night.
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on September 29, 2010, 09:39:08 pm
No badge on this one,  looks like a KTM though.
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on September 29, 2010, 09:41:07 pm
Mortons Drift just out side PMB.
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Post by: De Chew on September 29, 2010, 09:42:24 pm
Ken on the Lost Valley road
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on September 29, 2010, 09:45:43 pm
KLR twins , Fire-Cracker & Would I
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on September 29, 2010, 09:47:35 pm
On the way back to Durban, Moor Park and the Bushman's River
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: blazes on September 30, 2010, 07:48:11 am
Nice section that you guy's did back home ---ours was a --lets just say--a little flat ---
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Would I? on September 30, 2010, 09:40:43 am
Some refreshments.....
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Would I? on September 30, 2010, 09:42:24 am
ok I need to learn how to resize pics........... ???
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on September 30, 2010, 11:46:15 am
De
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on September 30, 2010, 11:49:59 am
Clifford, before he saw his back shock was pi$$ing oil. ;)
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Winston on September 30, 2010, 03:24:15 pm
It was really nice to see some old friends and to meet some new ones while doing some awesome rides at the same time. Many thanks to Blazes for leading us on enjoyable roads. The tunnel was a new experience for us.

Me and Wendy only got home late yesterday afternoon. Been riding since 23 Sep. 6 days in a KLR saddle is a sure way to ensure that one is fully aware that you got a bum side in you physique.

We are already looking forward to next years Meeting on Middle Grounds Ride and I will make sure that more mortals from the KZN side will join in on the fun stuff.
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: BlueBull2007 on September 30, 2010, 04:32:36 pm
Lovely RR, thanks as always Blazes  :thumleft:

De Chew, welcome to the forum, you have a real eye for great photos! 
(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=56928.0;attach=93815;image)
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Knight Rider on October 01, 2010, 10:15:46 am
Thanks to everyone for a superb weekend of fun riding! Blazers I enjoyed Saturday's ride soooo much and I learnt a thing or two about riding on "tennis balls" and parking my bike in a donga......... now I know what NOT to do the next time I pass one. I think some skills training are waaaayyyy overdue. Mind you it can be fun learning by trial and error............sometimes ::)  :mwink: Stuart thanks for
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: Knight Rider on October 01, 2010, 10:20:16 am
as I was saying .....De Chew thanks for the awesome ride to Waaiwater.
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on October 01, 2010, 11:13:32 am
Pleasure Wendy. I think the place was called Waaidam, plenty of sheep and Peacocks.
I will see U lot up in RB,  I will come up for the next recce.
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on October 01, 2010, 11:16:09 am
Winston in the Mondi plantions (Karlkloof) on the way up to Harrysmiff.
Title: Re: Middle ground Ride ---- Harrismith-----
Post by: De Chew on October 01, 2010, 11:18:48 am
Another of Winston on Buzzy's pass.