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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: The Badger on September 19, 2011, 10:45:51 am

Title: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 19, 2011, 10:45:51 am
We met at Ryder Motorrad in Hillcrest at 7 to depart at 7h30.

 I have no idea of how many bikes will pitch for the ride so I arrived first and then the bikes started arriving…………. Eventually there was 19 bikes and I was starting to get nervous.

Mike our workshop manager opened the shop so that we can grab a coffee  while he was checking the bikes and topping up oil and lubing chains………Thanks Mike, awesome service and at 7 on a Sunday morning.  :thumleft: :thumleft:

We slabbed it up to the Ashburton turnoff where we met another 4 bikes that came from Pmb. We all deflated our tyres and hit the dirt.
We skirted Pmb via table mountain and rode next to the Duzi river to Albert falls Dam.
We stopped in at the AMBLE INN PUB and GRILL  just below Albert Falls Dam for a great breakfast to get some energy for the ride to come. A big up to  Mrs Spooner for arranging the food at such short notice. Good food and good people, cheers guys we will be back. Their no’s are: Des 072 620 2807 / Lyn 083 721 8774 and they have a few chalets if you need to sleepover.  :thumleft: :thumleft:

We then headed up towards the Karkloof past York. This section of gravel road is a nice fast section for 25 km’s so I let the racers go ahead and have fun and Fran and I came along at a slightly slower pace.
We then crossed the Howick Karkloof tar road and headed up into the Karkloof reserve for real. This is where the riding  started to get really enjoyable. The tracks are endless up there and we just scratched the surface. I saw Impala and Nyala up there during the ride. We then did a northerly loop and came out at New Hanover for cokes and fuel. From there we headed to Wartburg and then through the valley of a thousand hills and finished back in Hillcrest.
Everyone was bushed but happy and in one piece.

 A good ride all in all, Thanks everyone. A big up to Dorothy on her XCountry for handling the ride with ease. It was good to have another Bikesquad member, Mike, along for the ride too.

Thanks for checking out my RR, Cheers.
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 19, 2011, 10:53:03 am
More pics....... The Karkloof area is a world heritage sight and the streams have otters in them. Stunning.
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 19, 2011, 11:01:32 am
A big thanks to JonW, Outhere and Gunda Gunda for the help with the route planning and converting google earth routes to mapsource. :thumleft: :thumleft:

Cheers guys. :ricky:

Another BIG thank you to my partner/ legend Fran for the stunning pics as usual. :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 19, 2011, 11:07:06 am
Last ones..............

The last two pics playing around............ :mwink: :mwink:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: Outthere on September 19, 2011, 11:21:11 am
   Welldone     keep it up   300km  with time for lunch good going.

Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: Gasman on September 19, 2011, 11:24:54 am
Lekker!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: letsgofishing on September 19, 2011, 11:27:47 am
Man, that looks like a nice ride!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: JonW on September 19, 2011, 11:55:39 am
Hey Jeff

Looks like you had a good ride, great turnout from the KZN dudes, your rides are obviously becoming legendary.

Well done to Fran for the cool pics  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 19, 2011, 12:58:19 pm
Thanks everyone. :thumleft:

Jon , I had a little help from my fiends ....I mean friends. You , Keven and Peter.  :ricky: :3some: :ricky:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: Lynn on September 19, 2011, 01:08:26 pm
Awesome fun!   :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 19, 2011, 03:20:39 pm
cheers Lynn. :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: GundaGunda on September 19, 2011, 03:24:06 pm
Nice one J.

Hope the little GPS in your pocket was tracking away - I'd love to see where you went.

And I am relieved that nobody came short on "Gunda's Descent" !!

Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 19, 2011, 03:51:08 pm
Thanks Peter. I will pop down and drop the GPS off during the week otherwise on your GPS tech day on Saturday.

Are we going to check out that spot next weekend? :mwink:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: Frannarossi on September 19, 2011, 03:57:55 pm
Nice
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: Sithe on September 19, 2011, 03:59:55 pm
How often are you doing these rides ... is last Sunday .. first Sunday ?

I want to plan my next visit to DBN when you have your next one
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: TerrorSA on September 19, 2011, 04:03:03 pm
Nice RR  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 19, 2011, 04:21:06 pm
How often are you doing these rides ... is last Sunday .. first Sunday ?

I want to plan my next visit to DBN when you have your next one

Howzit shesha, long time no see. The rides are every alternate Sunday so yesterday we rode then the next one in two weeks etc. It would be verry lekker to see you down here.

Nice RR  :thumleft:

Thanks :thumleft:
Nice
:thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: GundaGunda on September 19, 2011, 04:27:26 pm
Thanks Peter. I will pop down and drop the GPS off during the week otherwise on your GPS tech day on Saturday.
Are we going to check out that spot next weekend? :mwink:

I don't need the GPS til Sat - It's my "loaner" and training aid  ;D

I'm keen to go and see the gorge at Eagle'e view on Sun. I never got up yesterday as my landlady was on teenage daughter fetch and carry duty, and I was not keen to go up alone.

I was scheming a trip up along the Mhloti river. 
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: Veldbrand on September 19, 2011, 04:52:57 pm
Oi, you guys have got such lekker lush countryside to ride in.
Looks like an awsome ride.
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 19, 2011, 04:58:13 pm
Thanks Peter. I will pop down and drop the GPS off during the week otherwise on your GPS tech day on Saturday.
Are we going to check out that spot next weekend? :mwink:

I don't need the GPS til Sat - It's my "loaner" and training aid  ;D

I'm keen to go and see the gorge at Eagle'e view on Sun. I never got up yesterday as my landlady was on teenage daughter fetch and carry duty, and I was not keen to go up alone.

I was scheming a trip up along the Mhloti river. 

Lekker Gunda................see you Saturday. :thumleft:

Oi, you guys have got such lekker lush countryside to ride in.
Looks like an awsome ride.

Too true......we are very lucky.Thanks for checking my RR :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: Bushcat on September 19, 2011, 08:01:50 pm
Good to hear you guys had a safe ride, you definately needed some KaTooMs amongst you boys(&girls), looking forward to the next one Badger! Folks say you & Crowd are welcome any time!!
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: Gérrard on September 19, 2011, 08:04:13 pm
Thanks. You guys live in a beautiful part of the country. Really looking forward to touring there the end of the year.  ;D
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: BMWPE on September 19, 2011, 08:11:15 pm
looks like an awesome ride
thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 20, 2011, 07:44:46 am
Good to hear you guys had a safe ride, you definately needed some KaTooMs amongst you boys(&girls), looking forward to the next one Badger! Folks say you & Crowd are welcome any time!!

Hahahaha a cat amongst the pigions ( Bushcat). Missed you on the ride. The Amble Inn and your folks are great. :thumleft:

Thanks. You guys live in a beautiful part of the country. Really looking forward to touring there the end of the year.  ;D
Give me a shout when you are down and I will take you to some awesome areas here in the valley of a thousand hills. :thumleft:


Pleasure BMWPE. :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: Gérrard on September 20, 2011, 08:49:33 am
Thanks Badger.
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 20, 2011, 11:20:04 am
Thanks Badger.

 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: lamo on September 20, 2011, 02:15:57 pm
looks great , sad i missed it
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 20, 2011, 02:20:30 pm
looks great , sad i missed it

Thanks Matt.......Missed you on the ride.....We would have had four bikes wheelieing next to each other.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: JoshBeck on September 20, 2011, 04:58:59 pm
hey bud, sorry I missed it. Nice report.
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: frans1 on September 20, 2011, 06:54:27 pm
Looks like an awesome ride  :).
I'm so sorry I miss out.
Will be there next time Badger.
Frans1
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: Rhian on September 20, 2011, 09:24:31 pm
Looks like great riding country especially at this time of year, Nice pics.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 21, 2011, 08:11:27 am
hey bud, sorry I missed it. Nice report.

Thanks. See you next ride. :thumleft:

Looks like an awesome ride  :).
I'm so sorry I miss out.
Will be there next time Badger.
Frans1

Lokking forward to it Frans. :thumleft:


Looks like great riding country especially at this time of year, Nice pics.  :thumleft:

Thanks Rhian :thumleft: Come ride in Kzn sometime. :ricky:
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: ianb on September 22, 2011, 11:15:18 am
Nice one Jeff the Honda had a good ride
Title: Re: 300km's and 23 bikes (And no broken bones) - Spectacular KZN Riding and views.
Post by: The Badger on September 22, 2011, 12:12:51 pm
Nice one Jeff the Honda had a good ride

Glad to hear Ian.......everyone looked a bit bushed I must say. :mwink: :mwink: :thumleft:

How did your ride go?