Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Trailrider on March 18, 2007, 09:02:10 pm

Title: Outeniqua - They who bear honey
Post by: Trailrider on March 18, 2007, 09:02:10 pm
The end of another great weekend, another ride report to be written. It started with a lunchtime beer at the Dros where SCP and I met Oppad who was on his way to the ?Buff?. Already there were bikes everywhere. Always nice to meet a fellow Wild Dog. All forum members seem to be great guys ? I am yet to be disappointed.

Saturday morning we got the bikes to the farm for a day of riding, watching rugby and a nice braai.

Choices choices. So many dirt roads around here.

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We went past the neighbors

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and just generally rode around.

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We enjoyed the day and hatched a plan to go explore the mountains on Sunday. Saturday evening ended up in dinner with Oppad, KiLRoy and Lucky Striker. Thanks guys! It was great to meet you. You were invited to come ride with us on Sunday ? look closely at what you missed:

Sunday we set out ? direction Outeniqua mountain range.

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Up the slippery dam wall.

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Through the gate and into the mountains!

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We rode higher and higher, armed with our permission permits. The views were spectacular.

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Soon we were in the mountain forests. This area is simply breathtaking.

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Every so often we?d cross a river. Nothing refreshes like mountain water!

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Next time we?ll come and have a picnic.

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Back on the bikes ? lots more to explore! I?ll let the pictures speak for themselves?

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Uhmmm? OK.

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And eventually back on the farm.

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Down the same slippery dam wall.

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Another day enjoyed by all.

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And off into the sunset we rode?

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Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: Major Tom on March 18, 2007, 09:17:26 pm
Looks pretty damn close to paradise there - forests, fun and family (all on bikes).

Thanks for the report!!
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: Mark Hardy on March 18, 2007, 10:12:57 pm
:thumbright:  :wav:

Absolutly wonderful to see a family experiencing the adventure together, makes my heart realy warm.
Title: Thanks
Post by: SGB on March 18, 2007, 10:24:31 pm
This is the stuff memories is made of!  Dis vir my mooi.
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: Stephan on March 18, 2007, 10:35:16 pm
Great report and stunning scenery (as ussual).  Can't wait to join you on the trip.
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: shark_za on March 18, 2007, 10:54:36 pm
Send some of the pics to Honda for thier next brochure.
Good going !
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: sidetrack on March 18, 2007, 11:05:42 pm
TR do you have contacts with forestry or land owners down there ? When I lived down there bikes were certainly not allowed on in most places even with a quiet exhaust. I still want to know how some places allow 4 x 4's but no bikes ! Nice report as usual !
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: Poffmuis on March 18, 2007, 11:09:18 pm
:thumbup:
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: Trailrider on March 18, 2007, 11:18:29 pm
Quote from: "digitaldan"
TR do you have contacts with forestry or land owners down there ?


Yep.  :D  :D  :D
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: Mark Hardy on March 18, 2007, 11:45:15 pm
Quote from: "Trailrider"
Quote from: "digitaldan"
TR do you have contacts with forestry or land owners down there ?


Yep.  :D  :D  :D


You have just become a wilddogs best friend when we vist your area....permits please forward what brand of beer  :D  :D
Title: Honda Boy!
Post by: PARAMED on March 19, 2007, 12:10:19 am
Hi Johan...
WOW, you guys are great! Another great report.... Just makes me want to close shop in CT and move to the garden route... Although with so many great DS rides I dought I would get much work done... You should send some pics to Honda, Mabe It could fund some beer money?

Thanks and see you soon... Will be up in your area for a wedding next Weekend, will give you a shout!! Braai for sure!
Cheers Macky!
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: Red on March 19, 2007, 06:26:47 am
TR,

I think I want to move there.  WOW.  

Big thumbs up for you and Mrs Trailrider.  You are awful parents.
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: GIDEON on March 19, 2007, 06:55:34 am
AWSOME
Just blerry AWSOME
 :D
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: JourneyMan on March 19, 2007, 07:59:34 am
Once again a A1 trip and report. 8)
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: Ama ride ride on March 19, 2007, 08:16:28 am
Mods, please ban and lock such ride reports. Its not fair to us city slickers to allow it.


Trailrider. Man I envy you. Great report. 8)  :D
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: droffarc on March 19, 2007, 09:14:01 am
:D Green with ENVY
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: wino on March 19, 2007, 06:48:38 pm
:thumbright:
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: growweblaar on March 19, 2007, 07:36:53 pm
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I love this one (Pappa Beer, Mamma Beer en twee klein Beertjies!).

Great stuff!
Title: Daddy
Post by: SGB on March 20, 2007, 08:43:52 pm
"Daddy, One day when I grow up I want to ride a bike like you do"

"Son, You cannot do both!"  :)
Title: Outeniqua ? ?They who bear honey??
Post by: X Banana Boy on March 21, 2007, 03:09:08 pm
Awesome.  Some pics for the pic of the month competition.  :?:  :?: