Wild Dog Adventure Riding

Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: GlenInk on September 21, 2011, 11:31:53 am

Title: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 21, 2011, 11:31:53 am
There have been a few people asking me about the condition of Bastervoetpad lately . . .

So yesterday I decided to go and do the whole loop from the bottom/ Ugie side  :ricky:

The tar road has a few nasty pot holes but is well sign posted, please take heed of the signs !

Since PG Bison has moved in, the country side has changed its look, plenty trees gone. Looks very different now.

Please be careful when travelling these roads as there is plenty harvesting going on  :deal:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: terminator1 on September 21, 2011, 11:35:09 am
very nice thanks Glen  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 21, 2011, 11:39:57 am
Don`t turn left too early  ::) Don`t forget that the turn is at the cattle pens  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Lynn on September 21, 2011, 11:46:56 am
Cool!   :thumleft:

May be seeing you in December....  :mwink:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: edgy on September 21, 2011, 12:20:40 pm
Wheres the "proper" stuff? :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 21, 2011, 12:39:21 pm
Now for the important part . . .  ::)

The have repaired the road from the gate, through the forest to the braai area at the bottom.

The guys the did the repair work did not do the drainage properly and I can see some of the road washing away again and some sections are also going to be very snotty when wet  :3some:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Gerrard on September 21, 2011, 12:53:44 pm
 :thumleft: See you in December.
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 21, 2011, 01:48:34 pm
Now for the " Proper Stuff "  :ricky:

If you intend taking a back up vehicle, make sure it is high and has four wheel drive  :3some: Oh and make sure the cooler box is tied down properly and packed tightly  ::)

Or get the drinks wagon to go around and wait at the top  :pot:

From the braai area at the bottom it gets interesting very quickly  :ricky: Plenty deep ruts to hook stray pots that are sticking out  :imaposer:

I would not recommend a pillion unless you both have skills !
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Beserker on September 21, 2011, 02:05:24 pm
Naais!   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Dusty Rusty on September 21, 2011, 02:08:13 pm
Ek wil ook daar gaan ry! 

Lyk lekker   :ricky:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: IRISH on September 21, 2011, 02:12:15 pm
There MUST be more! What about the mountain section. Are you still posting more photies?
Show,show boetie
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: edgy on September 21, 2011, 02:15:04 pm
Thats better! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 21, 2011, 02:45:25 pm
Please keep in mind that I could not stop on the knarley sections as its tough to get away again  ::)

There are a few places going up that need momentum or you will not make it or you will bin it.  :o

And besides . . . I can`t show you all the good stuff, that you`ll have to come and see for yourself!  :biggrin:

I will tell you that the bottom half is still more challenging than the top half and is way more fun !  :ricky:

Going down will be easier on you but where is the fun in not challenging yourself a bit ?  ::)

Oh and I forgot to mention that the mountain was also slightly on fire . . . .  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 21, 2011, 03:09:33 pm
The views from the top are spectacular and are well worth the sweat to get there !  :3some:

Going down towards Mountain Shadows Hotel, the road is bad but not horrible and there is only one spot where you have to really think about a line, thats the last pic . . .

So thats my short trip, did it alone too :ricky:

If you want to come and do it, go for it. Its not impossible, even with a block of flats.

Yes there is skill needed but also luck. I had one  " Oh shit  " moment when my back wheel cacght a rock and shot the rear end out but I made it on my KLE500 and I never binned it either, although I did bottom out a few times from choosing the wrong line  :biggrin:

Take lots to drink because you will get thirsty ! Yesterday was only 24deg and I sweated properly !

Now you all know a little more about what its like at the moment and I hope you enjoyed riding along with me !

Cheers !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 21, 2011, 03:28:35 pm
Almost forgot . . .

One last pic to help summarise the ride.

Do not take too much notice of the total time as some of that was standing at Mountain Shadows Hotel having a dop  :mwink:

Everything was reset when I left Elliot and the pic was taken once I had returned.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Archer on September 21, 2011, 03:29:06 pm
Very nice, thanks for the photos
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: IRISH on September 21, 2011, 03:32:37 pm
Thanks Glen. It does not look as though the pass has deteriorated too much since December. Thanks for showing.
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: terminator1 on September 21, 2011, 03:40:05 pm
juslaaik Glen, you undoubtedly have the most beautiful riding area in SA

That's why the Rallye Raid keeps coming back  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Buks on September 21, 2011, 03:56:40 pm
 :thumleft: Thanks Glen for the great info!!! Hopefully we'll see you in just over a week! Looking forward to say 'cheers' with a cold one!!!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: The Badger on September 21, 2011, 04:01:42 pm
Flippin awesome route Glen. Thanks for the great pics as usual. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Rider392 on September 21, 2011, 06:15:50 pm
 :thumleft:
thanks glen, awesome phodies, we will see you on the 1st of oct if all goes to plan!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: jimjim on September 21, 2011, 07:47:14 pm
That looks like a brilliant ride. Nice RR.
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: tonys on September 21, 2011, 08:37:22 pm
Hi Glen

Stunning route - did it in February this year. Really enjoyed your photos.

PS what spoiler / deflector do you have on your screen?
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: The Wanderer on September 21, 2011, 10:02:29 pm
love the pics>next time ill pillion babe
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: JourneyMan on September 21, 2011, 10:10:51 pm
Already decided that we are doing Baster and surrounds again in the next year or so. :drif: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 21, 2011, 10:15:49 pm
Already decided that we are doing Baster and surrounds again in the next year or so. :drif: :thumleft:

Let me know when  :deal: Elliot drinks  :mwink:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 21, 2011, 10:16:39 pm
love the pics>next time ill pillion babe

No pillion for me on this road  :deal:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: JourneyMan on September 21, 2011, 10:26:10 pm
Already decided that we are doing Baster and surrounds again in the next year or so. :drif: :thumleft:

Let me know when  :deal: Elliot drinks  :mwink:

Absolutely!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Malcolm on September 22, 2011, 07:48:50 am
Any chance of a GPS track for the rest of us who dont know the area in detail?
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Frannarossi on September 22, 2011, 08:19:47 am
Looks lekker :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 22, 2011, 08:34:30 am
Hi Glen

Stunning route - did it in February this year. Really enjoyed your photos.

PS what spoiler / deflector do you have on your screen?


Its a KTM Aerotrim, look at www.aerotrim.co.za for more info.

Any chance of a GPS track for the rest of us who dont know the area in detail?


Its on the map, I`ll see if I can pull something off my gps tonight, I have a bull sale to go to today  :ricky:

Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: IDR on September 22, 2011, 09:03:36 am
I have this on my Bucket List... bit far from home to quickly do 100 km though - but next time I'm in the area! ;D

BVP1: S31.16429 E27.89723
BVP2: S31.18862 E28.10410
BVP3: S31.32239 E28.01578

And the red dot town in the South is Elliott.
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Buks on September 22, 2011, 01:19:48 pm
 :drif: :'( :biggrin: I find these pics quite emotional!!! It is such a beautifull part of this country!!!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: KTM Jagermeister on September 22, 2011, 06:52:57 pm
I Like !
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Phumba on September 23, 2011, 02:58:24 pm
Awesome, have to come up and do it. How long did it take you to complete the loop?
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 23, 2011, 04:36:24 pm
Awesome, have to come up and do it. How long did it take you to complete the loop?

About two hour, that includes two smoke/beer stops and fodies  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: ernies on September 23, 2011, 06:55:15 pm
Thanks - nice report GlenInk.

Kom nou Eddie!!!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: cassiebotha on September 25, 2011, 07:07:36 pm
LOL glen!  ons paaie kan maar tou opgooi.  Jy het baie baie baie baie beter en ooper grond as ons hier in die suid kaap!  Dis nou scrambler paaie wat skrik vir niks!!!  Is daar werk vir my in elliot!! met die twee van ons gooi ons daardie dorp heeltemal om!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 25, 2011, 07:22:05 pm
LOL glen!  ons paaie kan maar tou opgooi.  Jy het baie baie baie baie beter en ooper grond as ons hier in die suid kaap!  Dis nou scrambler paaie wat skrik vir niks!!!  Is daar werk vir my in elliot!! met die twee van ons gooi ons daardie dorp heeltemal om!


Werk is maar skaars hier Cassie  :-\

Julle moet eendag kom kuier ! Vra bietjie vir TR hoe lekker dit is heir by my  8)
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: cassiebotha on September 25, 2011, 07:33:46 pm
Hy het daardie tyd vertel van die afvonture daar by jou!
Ek werk baie overtime om genoeg geld bymekaar te skraap.  Sal seker met kar moet ry elliot toe want my bike sal seize
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on September 25, 2011, 07:36:50 pm
Hy het daardie tyd vertel van die afvonture daar by jou!
Ek werk baie overtime om genoeg geld bymekaar te skraap.  Sal seker met kar moet ry elliot toe want my bike sal seize


Dis reg, laai jou bike op jou bakkie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: cassiebotha on September 25, 2011, 10:55:17 pm
Dis nou 'n plan!
ek sal jou pm om jou opinie te hoor van 'n briljante idee hoe ek daar by jou kan uitkom!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Kerritz on September 26, 2011, 07:25:38 am
Lekker Glen....tyd dat ons weer moet kom kuier dit blyk!!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: terminator1 on September 26, 2011, 04:27:37 pm
Dis nou 'n plan!
ek sal jou pm om jou opinie te hoor van 'n briljante idee hoe ek daar by jou kan uitkom!


hey Cassie. Waar was jy gewees het toe nou ek se?
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Vaufi on December 01, 2011, 11:23:35 pm
And this is the place to stay. Right in the vicinity:   http://www.tsitsafalls.com/index.html
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Spore on December 02, 2011, 09:12:33 am
Fabulistic & with great pics - thanks!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: dookie on December 02, 2011, 09:50:45 am
I religiously attempt to take the bike with, every time I go and do some work at our guesthouse in Barkley, and Bastervoetpad is usually on the "To Do" schedule.
From the Barkley/ Elliot/ Ugie area there are 7 mountain passes that can be done.
Each one about a day's outride.

My next trip will include an overnighter at Gatberg, just below the rock formation.

Attached pic shows a view of the intended camp spot. There is also a little Hartbees Huisie on the farm, and bloody cold natural pools for a "refreshing" swim.
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Padrone on December 02, 2011, 11:28:22 am
Thanx Glen  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Mr.T on December 02, 2011, 08:10:21 pm
Hey Glen, 3 of us will be in your area fist week in April next year.
I will phone you for the gate code nearer the time.
The other two dogs have never ridden the area so going to be good.
Plenty stops for roadside coffee & braai.

C you there.   8)
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on December 02, 2011, 08:49:45 pm
Hey Glen, 3 of us will be in your area fist week in April next year.
I will phone you for the gate code nearer the time.
The other two dogs have never ridden the area so going to be good.
Plenty stops for roadside coffee & braai.

C you there.   8)

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Gerrard on December 02, 2011, 10:37:24 pm
Stripping the XT this weekend to see if I can sort the oil leak, en dan gooi ons mielies op die 16de. Anders vat ek die ou G/S, maar ry gaan ons ry. Sien jou daar  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: GlenInk on December 02, 2011, 11:42:55 pm
Stripping the XT this weekend to see if I can sort the oil leak, en dan gooi ons mielies op die 16de. Anders vat ek die ou G/S, maar ry gaan ons ry. Sien jou daar  :thumleft:
Ä

Remember . . . . If its wet its a different story  :3some:

The last two occasions I have been up Baster, it has been damp in places and wet it other places. There are two places that people ( including me ) get stuck. One can get past those sections with a bit of effort and team work  :ricky: We had great fun !  8)

Don`t forget to take mates with to spectate :oscar:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: spoedvark on December 03, 2011, 01:03:20 pm
And so my "BUCKET" list grows!! :ricky: Thanks for sharing!!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: spoedvark on February 03, 2012, 09:59:54 pm
I'm gonna miss your ride reports GLEN INK.

RIP !!!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Goose on February 03, 2012, 10:09:25 pm
I'm gonna miss your ride reports GLEN INK.

RIP !!!


That's no lies boet!!  :-\
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Gerrard on February 03, 2012, 10:14:53 pm
Stripping the XT this weekend to see if I can sort the oil leak, en dan gooi ons mielies op die 16de. Anders vat ek die ou G/S, maar ry gaan ons ry. Sien jou daar  :thumleft:
Ä

Remember . . . . If its wet its a different story  :3some:

The last two occasions I have been up Baster, it has been damp in places and wet it other places. There are two places that people ( including me ) get stuck. One can get past those sections with a bit of effort and team work  :ricky: We had great fun !  8)

Don`t forget to take mates with to spectate :oscar:

And we did our ride on the 16th Dec... a glorious dry, sunny day. Thanks for showing me such a great ride my friend.

Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Eisbein on February 03, 2012, 10:30:29 pm
Here it goes again.

Why does my PC screen get blurry so often today ?

:(
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: zetman on February 04, 2012, 01:55:35 am
Aai Eisbein ek huil ok al di heeldag...what a legend 
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: The Wanderer on February 04, 2012, 02:04:49 am
babe was a legend even in elliot. i am missing part of my soul
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: zetman on February 04, 2012, 02:10:15 am
aai ek het ni woorde ni sterkte jong...
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: BlueBull2007 on February 04, 2012, 03:12:17 am
Here it goes again.

Why does my PC screen get blurry so often today ?

:(
+1

Would be great to do this ride as a big group for Glen.
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: BliknÍrs on February 04, 2012, 08:25:20 am
Maybe plant a tree somewhere on the Bastervoetpad....
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Bie on February 04, 2012, 09:05:23 am
Maybe plant a tree somewhere on the Bastervoetpad....

I second this. May it become the "Amanda's Grave" of Bastervoetpad, simply called Glen's tree.
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Pistonpete on February 04, 2012, 09:10:34 am
That is one awesome idea :thumleft:
Maybe even start a stone cairn?
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Gerrard on February 04, 2012, 09:18:04 am
I think there is a stone cairn and my idea is in anycase to go lay a stone to wish Glen a good journey.
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Gerrard on February 04, 2012, 09:22:21 am
And of course, if the National Bash is somewhere in that direction later in the year, we can do a ride to the top of Bastervoetpad, as it will just about be along everyones route.
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Buks on February 04, 2012, 09:40:14 am
Maybe plant a tree somewhere on the Bastervoetpad....

I second this. May it become the "Amanda's Grave" of Bastervoetpad, simply called Glen's tree.

Great idea, support!!
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: BOER! on February 04, 2012, 11:30:31 am
Thanks Glen. It is on my list for 2012. Will let you know so we can have a drink together. I travel through Elliot every Desember on my way to Cape St Francis for the Dec holiday. I love driving through your area and town before I do the Umtata route.

Sorry Frans.  I think you missed this.  :'(

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=90134.0;topicseen
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: frans1 on February 04, 2012, 11:37:12 am
Thanks Boer. I did miss it. RIP. Sorry everybody !
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Buks on February 04, 2012, 10:55:23 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Archangel on April 07, 2015, 09:25:39 am
Just stumbled upon this again.

What a man, what a legend.
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Difflock on April 07, 2015, 09:19:03 pm
Dankie vir die deel.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: XRRX on April 07, 2015, 09:43:29 pm
Just stumbled upon this again.

What a man, what a legend.

+1000  :'(
Title: Re: Elliot to Elliot ! ( Via Bastervoetpad ) 20/09/2011
Post by: Gerrard on April 08, 2015, 01:05:28 pm
Many may not know, but this celebration of Glen's memory yesterday, happened on his brother, Smuggy's, birthday.

A very nice, coincidental tribute.  :thumleft: