Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: Andy660 on March 10, 2011, 12:49:24 am

Title: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: Andy660 on March 10, 2011, 12:49:24 am
Last Sunday , we went in search of as many bridges that we could find that crossed the berg river from Wellington to Velddift.
It was :.
1.Crossed-Up
2.Andy660
3.Powerflow Justin
4.AntonW
5.Mild dog

One of the interesting bridges had a wooden footbridge next to it in the air.
Which Powerflow Justin insisted on walking over , thankfully he didnt fall.

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo256.jpg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo255.jpg)
Here are some of the other bridges

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo257.jpg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo259.jpg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo272.jpg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo273.jpg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo275.jpg)

we also came across this bakkie that must have rolled on Friday night , I wonder why ? check all the evidence

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo269.jpg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo268.jpg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo264.jpg)

Our Crash Test Dummy

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo263.jpg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo260.jpg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo266.jpg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/hunday/Sunday%20Rides/photo267.jpg)

Crossed-up can add a better story and more pics
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: Pistonpete on March 10, 2011, 05:45:17 am
Looks like that bakkie went a bridge to far.... :)
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: wacko on March 10, 2011, 07:37:22 am
Lekker trip :thumleft: How far did you get, all the way to Veldrif?
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: DRAZIL on March 10, 2011, 09:20:26 am
enjoyable different RR. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: KobusL on March 10, 2011, 09:24:34 am
Nice roads, care to share the exact route?

Oh, who did the 660 to 880 conversion?
Cost?
Much better performance?
 :biggrin: :peepwall:

2.Andy880
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: cloudgazer on March 10, 2011, 09:27:26 am
Tell us more about that little wooden bridge...
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: O-Range on March 10, 2011, 04:07:01 pm
Nice roads out there, I did a couple of those bridges over Dec whilst staying in Langabaan. Used the river a bit ,was hitting 40C ,  :dousing:my GPS was melting and shutting down at times.
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: Crossed-up on March 10, 2011, 06:54:37 pm
It was a "grand day out".  The weather started out cool but soon warmed up quite dramatically.
First stop was Justin's folly. 

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/Crossed-up40/BergBridges/Justinonbridge.jpg)
That bridge he's crossing was seriously broken and dangerous.  Glad he made it.

Then when we got to Riebeek-Wes we encountered the Swartland's impeccable taste:
(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/Crossed-up40/BergBridges/JustGorgeous.jpg)

Later we had a demonstration of what we should have been doing:
(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/Crossed-up40/BergBridges/Jump.jpg)

Finally we ended up in Bridgetown.  A very strange place.  There's no town and no bridge.  Nice campsite on the river with all facilities just crying out for a WD invasion!

There's an old building busy falling down.  I think it's a 19th century blacksmith's shop, but this is not my field.
(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/Crossed-up40/BergBridges/Blacksmith1.jpg)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/Crossed-up40/BergBridges/Blacksmith2.jpg)

Great ride, fun company.  Life doesn't get better.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: wayneh on March 10, 2011, 07:32:56 pm
One of the interesting bridges had a wooden footbridge next to it in the air.
Which Powerflow Justin insisted on walking over , thankfully he didnt fall.

Justin, I see you're just as gun-ho when off the bike  >:D   Lekker ride report. guys  :thumleft:

 
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: Kawaki on March 11, 2011, 10:08:30 am
Nice ride guys some more pics? :ricky:
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: Pote on March 11, 2011, 10:15:00 am
nice one Andy :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: MildDog on March 13, 2011, 11:39:04 am
Thanks guys, my best ride yet :) awesome. 380 kms. 11 hours out on the road  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: GO GIRL on March 13, 2011, 07:59:06 pm
These rides always prove to be a lot of fun ..... ;)

Nice ride you guys ..... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: Bring It On on March 13, 2011, 10:38:45 pm
Nice RR & Photos guys. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: Dorothee on March 18, 2011, 02:26:17 pm
Thnak you for pics, love the lighties playing in the river, so much more fun than a clean swimming pool!
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: ThunderBearer on May 17, 2011, 08:08:20 am
Nice RR and great photo's !
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: weskus on May 17, 2011, 08:40:41 am
I so enjoys it when someone do this different kind of thing, exploring is always interesting, great one guys...
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: TerrorSA on May 17, 2011, 12:07:50 pm
Nice pics and RR  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: heti on August 02, 2011, 03:35:16 pm
I would love to see a map of the route!!
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: RobC on August 02, 2011, 03:38:34 pm
 :thumleft:
Must do one of the Modder river someday too...
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: keithk on August 09, 2011, 08:47:10 am
I am sure I have seen all of the bridges over the Berg ( I think) when I did the Berg river Canoe Marathon  ;)
Title: Re: Bridges over the Berg River
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on August 09, 2011, 03:02:14 pm
Castle 1 : Bakkie 0 ! 

Platteland klassic my china..