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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 08:56:49 pm

Title: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 08:56:49 pm
My brother's son (so I think he is my nephew - ai hierdie Ingils) who works in South Dekota, USA, was on leave and he visited his favourite aunt & uncle in East London. So what do you do with a young man when he visits you??  You travel on your bike and show him the area as he is not familiar with the Eastern Cape. (His parents are staying in Centurion).

All the photo's was taking by him during the ride etc, so all complements must go to him. . . .

DAY 1
We decided to go to Kei Mouth Saturday (29 Jan 2011).  A friend of mine said he would join us, but once we are there, he wants to go home again.  

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Getting ready

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Eish Airlines near Kei Mouth - they have various specials  :mwink:

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Entering Kei Mouth

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Frans the man - missed out on a nice trip

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On our way to the pond

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Kyk weer

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The young man

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 09:02:23 pm
I don't know why, but I battle to get the photo's up.  The screen is scrolling up and down all the time   ???  ???  ???  Let's try . . .

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No - not the planned route. Something to do with something I don't understand. Maybe somebody can inform me.

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On route to Morgan Bay where we planned to have breakfast.

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Entering Morgan Bay
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 09:05:46 pm
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The view from where we had our breakfast

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On our way to Double Mouth

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FYI
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 09:09:08 pm
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We took the gravel road towards Kei Bridge

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Dikkes is taking a snooze
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 09:11:27 pm
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Mobile T-Bones  ;D

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 09:16:29 pm
(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1802&g2_serialNumber=2)

The idea was to take the "service road" towards Macleantown, but what we didn't know . . . is yet to come.

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Had to turn around later as the water was getting deeper and there was no way around the water / mud  :o

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Open roads towards Macleantown

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After a Coke, we head back home.

Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 10, 2011, 09:35:39 pm
Nice part of the country.
Have to visit sometime. :deal:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: DRAZIL on February 10, 2011, 09:55:36 pm
Nice part of the country.
Have to visit sometime. :deal:

Chris Iwould like join you on that trip :thumleft:

Jaco,great country side you have there,thanks :thumleft:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 10:35:13 pm
Nice part of the country.
Have to visit sometime. :deal:

I allready invited you  :mwink:

Nice part of the country.
Have to visit sometime. :deal:

Chris Iwould like join you on that trip :thumleft:

Jaco,great country side you have there,thanks :thumleft:

You both are welcome.  The EL WD's are a nice group of guys.  Just stay away from some of them  :imaposer:, but pls, don't quote me.
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 10:41:23 pm
DAY 2

This looks like a moewiese trip with day this and day that, but Johan took nearly 500 photo's and to choose them is a mission on it's own.  Only limited time and look what the time is allready.

Let me carry on with the RR.  Mr P; Kally and a friend of mine, David who's not a WD, joined us the Sunday as the plans were to go to Hogsback via Stutterheim.

The phot's will speak for themself . . . .

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1817&g2_serialNumber=2)

The get together
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: GlenInk on February 10, 2011, 10:45:08 pm
Looks like a great ride !

Post the route please when you get a chance !

Thanks !
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 10:46:31 pm
The plans were to go to Thornpark Trading Store via the backroads, onto the N6 towards Macleantown, turn left on the road to Hanover, Frankfurt and then to Stutterheim.  From Stutt, to Hogsback via Keiskammahoek towards Cathcart and then back home.

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Crossing the Nahoon River near Dorchester Heights

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Nahoon River

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 10:49:14 pm
Looks like a great ride !

Post the route please when you get a chance !

Thanks !

Thanks Glen. 

I would do it with a pleasure, BUT I'm riding on "gut feeling" and a map or 2 I study beforehand if I'm going to an area I don't know that well.

I'll post the routes later but it would be like turn left at the second tree, right at the gate etc. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 10:53:48 pm
(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1835&g2_serialNumber=2)

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There were various water crossings on the route.

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"Roads in a Distance??"

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 10:57:59 pm
Kally took over as he wanted to show us a German Graveyard.

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 11:01:22 pm
Frankfurt towards Stutterheim for Breakfast

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Breakfast @ Manderson Hotel
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 11:05:41 pm
After the breakfast I wanted to show the group an holiday place, but it almost ended up in a disaster - well for that moment but later on we laughed about it.

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What's cooking  ???

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Front wheel stucked in the mud

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 11:11:46 pm
For now the place is still a secret . . . .  .  :biggrin:

Once we were sorted out, we were on our way to Gubu Dam.

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 11:16:33 pm
From Gubu Dam we went to Hogsback via Keiskammahoek.

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It was so HOT nobody in town  ???

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Sandile dam

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 11:19:29 pm
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Waterfall in a distance.

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Hole in the Wall -  :biggrin:

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 11:23:17 pm
So we left Hogsback for Cathcart - open sky & open roads

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Cathcart in a distance

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 10, 2011, 11:30:51 pm
After a pie & a Coke, we left for Thomas River to show Johan a "bietjie kultuur"  :biggrin:

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Johan and I travelled nearly 750 km's for the 2 days.  We had nice company with us on both days.  Thanks guys. 

Johan - It was a pleasure having you with us.  For the record - he promised me that he'll come and visit me next year with his own bike . . .   I can see that there is a new WD in America  :mwink:.

Thanks for reading.

Goodnight.

Jaco
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: Pickle on February 11, 2011, 05:48:00 am
Brilliant RR!!!  Thanks for sharing.  Next time you plan on riding the service road to Maclean Town give me call!!   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: TerrorSA on February 11, 2011, 06:33:42 am
Nice ride report with great pictures.
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: Jman on February 11, 2011, 06:44:26 am
Nou's ek sommer lus om te gaan ry! Niks soos 'n paar obsticles om 'n ride interesant te maak nie, Thanks for posting Jmol  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: Lotta on February 11, 2011, 07:14:40 am
Ja nee n man kry sommer n kriewel iewers as jy al die mooi plekke sien. Thanks vir die rapport.
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: BMWPE on February 11, 2011, 08:12:36 am
Nice pics and area to ride  :thumleft:
Thanks
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: Fargo on February 11, 2011, 08:33:34 am
That's our amazing back yard,nice report and pics Jaco :thumleft:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: DRAZIL on February 11, 2011, 08:36:50 am
Very nice ride Jaco.great to spend time with the youngsters. :thumleft:

I have been to your secret spot >:D
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: letsgofishing on February 11, 2011, 08:50:40 am
Lekker report and pics Jmol - thanks! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: Walkaway on February 11, 2011, 08:55:44 am
Nice one J-Mol. I realy envy you your ride.
Thanks for the report.
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: The Badger on February 11, 2011, 09:36:05 am
Awesome area. Lekker riding and RR. Thanks. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: spoedvark on February 11, 2011, 09:40:40 am
Great RR neighbour!! Next one is HOGSBACK!!! dont forget the meeting at BUCC's today!!! My gat yik maar ek kannie voor die kinders krap nie!!!!!!1
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: IRISH on February 11, 2011, 10:38:56 am
Nice ride Jaco. Thanks for posting. We will be doing some of that ride on the Hogsback weekend.
Can't wait.
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: KALLY on February 11, 2011, 11:13:31 am
Nice report Jamol,
Thanks for inviting me on day 2, I realy enjoyed the ride,
Hogsback was at it's very best, lush and green.
Hope it is still like that for the ride at the end of the month.
Your nephew has a good eye for a pic.
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: bud500 on February 11, 2011, 03:05:48 pm
Joh, I need to start riding with you guys, I know very little of the routes you took.

Nice pictorial report... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 12, 2011, 10:31:18 am
I have been to your secret spot >:D

Ha ha - I doubt, but to let you not in the dark, here are a few photo's Milly & I took when we were there last year in June.  It is behind the Manderson Hotel and for any bookings you can call Rob Scott @ 072 364 8077. The place is called "Shire Eco Lodge".

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2008&g2_serialNumber=2)

The path goes to the outdoor shower in the bush . . . . .  :mwink:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2012&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2018&g2_serialNumber=2)
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 12, 2011, 10:33:34 am
More photo's

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Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: DRAZIL on February 12, 2011, 10:38:33 am
yep that is the spot we walked around at,the same weekend you saw me at Mandersons.
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 12, 2011, 10:42:09 am
OK - very nice there . . .  :biggrin:

Must go back soon.
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: heavy D on February 18, 2011, 01:25:00 pm
wow did not realise that we got Paradise in our back yard will be seeing some of it on the ride out to hoggsback next weekend cant wait
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: spoedvark on February 19, 2011, 09:14:16 pm
it gonna be a goody! cant we go tomorrow? these next 5 work days are goiing tio drag by!!!
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: Dorothee on February 19, 2011, 10:13:14 pm
Jmol, I  am so very happy to see you out there again. Awesome trip you did, recognized many roads, having done a fair amount of them after Christmas.
 Best regards to David, really happy he is not doing solo too much, and hope to see you all soon.
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 20, 2011, 01:15:15 pm
Jmol, I  am so very happy to see you out there again. Awesome trip you did, recognized many roads, having done a fair amount of them after Christmas.
 Best regards to David, really happy he is not doing solo too much, and hope to see you all soon.

Thanks Dorothee.  Yes - David is coming with this week-end although his not a dog yet.

Working on it  :mwink:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: Vis Arend on February 20, 2011, 04:42:31 pm
Lekker Jaco, mooi plek die van ons.

Ek het uiteindelik my fotos gelaai en begin met dag een.

Sien jou by Hogs

Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: JMOL on February 20, 2011, 05:11:54 pm
Lekker Jaco, mooi plek die van ons.


Stem 100% saam
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 02:49:42 pm
I'm not sure what report I was reading that had this report linked, it is clear to me I stumbled onto a gem of a ride report.

This is one of few reports I've read, and there's been hundreds, that reminds me of areas where I live.

Up around the dam you visited appears to be alpine wilderness.

This report reinforced my dreams of riding your incredibly beautiful country.

JMOL, I think it's time you write another  :deal: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: Vis Arend on October 30, 2019, 03:40:08 pm
I'm not sure what report I was reading that had this report linked, it is clear to me I stumbled onto a gem of a ride report.

This is one of few reports I've read, and there's been hundreds, that reminds me of areas where I live.

Up around the dam you visited appears to be alpine wilderness.

This report reinforced my dreams of riding your incredibly beautiful country.

JMOL, I think it's time you write another  :deal: :thumleft:

Damn Mericans,  :biggrin:  I saw the rr and started reading just to see later that this report was done donkey years ago.  I almost k@kked my friend out for riding in my back yard without inviting me.    :lol8: :lol8: 

But yes, we do have excellent riding opportunities / spots starting a mere 3km from home.   :deal:   
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 03:58:05 pm
Forgive me, I really enjoyed the RR and felt compelled to let old Jmol know he needs to get his ass in gear and write another  :pot:

Yeah, the riding and camaraderie among you South Africans has me quite impressed.

You wouldn't believe the crazy thoughts I've percolating in my membrain.

I'd like to move to ZA for 6 months, see if I like it.  If I fall in love with the place, which I think I will, if and only if there are like minded riders available often to do more group rides, I would then come back to my country and begin making arrangements for a permanent move there.

I've toured all but a handful of states in my country and provinces in Canada, unfortunately solo as most riders want to be pavement princesses dressed to the nines in HD clothing.  I feel as if it's time to branch out and see what's happening on the other side of the world with people who still get it......off-road riding is simply the best and most pure form of riding for me and I have this burning desire to do more of it, just not alone all the time.
Title: Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
Post by: Vis Arend on October 30, 2019, 08:29:10 pm
Forgive me, I really enjoyed the RR and felt compelled to let old Jmol know he needs to get his ass in gear and write another  :pot:

Yeah, the riding and camaraderie among you South Africans has me quite impressed.

You wouldn't believe the crazy thoughts I've percolating in my membrain.

I'd like to move to ZA for 6 months, see if I like it.  If I fall in love with the place, which I think I will, if and only if there are like minded riders available often to do more group rides, I would then come back to my country and begin making arrangements for a permanent move there.

I've toured all but a handful of states in my country and provinces in Canada, unfortunately solo as most riders want to be pavement princesses dressed to the nines in HD clothing.  I feel as if it's time to branch out and see what's happening on the other side of the world with people who still get it......off-road riding is simply the best and most pure form of riding for me and I have this burning desire to do more of it, just not alone all the time.

No need asking for any forgiveness, I was only joking.  :thumleft:

But yes, this is one unique country where you can live life to the fullest on a scooter.   :biggrin:  The wife and I have been exploring hundreds of thousand of kilometers in this country and we did not even scrape the surface, so much more to explore.

Whatever you decide and if you do reach our shores, you are most welcome to cabin at our place.  We will take you places that will be embedded in your membrane forever.    :biggrin:    The ball is in your hands.