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Title: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 05, 2011, 05:19:09 pm
Been a while that i have been looking at the progress of my new 2ic since my previous one decided -to do something else  :peepwall:

Its taken a year of slowly but surely getting her to a place where she is more confident with her bike and her capabilities as a rider. From Gravel highways to the little single track she now enjoys and is no longer unsure of herself.

We had a XYZ Secret society Recce run last week to Lesotho to prepare for my third trip there in two and a half months --Later this month when 5 of us will be going down ---Just love Lesotho  :mwink:

We arrived Monday in Clarense --Trailered our bikes there as we would be staying at a self catering place we used as our base close to Lesotho --Golden Gate - Fouriesburg and --Not to Forget--OLD MILL PASS--

Some random pics of Clarense---

(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/1654/20110930413.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/828/20110930413.jpg/)

Remember this grocer shop --as the story will unfold later when Dakota tried to Smuggle a block of farm butter-a block of cheese and a tube of Toothpaste --The HARD way into Lesoto --Over Old Mill Pass  :mwink:


(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/2394/20110930409.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/20110930409.jpg/)

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/8581/20110930411.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/20110930411.jpg/)


What is an away trip without good food to eat -- ::)

Three weeks ago when i was there the flowers had not yet started to bloom --Now --everything was colourful and the thick scent of spring was in the air-

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8348/20110930465.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/26/20110930465.jpg/)

(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9666/20110930476.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/20110930476.jpg/)

(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/2883/20110930342.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/828/20110930342.jpg/)

A view of one of the many Sandstone Rock formations that are everywhere you look in the Golden Gate area.

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5655/20110930241.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/819/20110930241.jpg/)

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2231/20110930231.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/254/20110930231.jpg/)

A old Sandstone building we stopped by for Coffee.

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9772/20110930387.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/20110930387.jpg/)

he Snow of the previous ride i was on was all melted and only the new green grass and plantlife would show signs where it was a while back.

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/6933/20110826156.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/20110826156.jpg/)


A herd of sheep i previously encountered still full of wool ----This time they were all shorn and naked now --A Aussies dream come true   :peepwall:

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5259/2011082669.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/209/2011082669.jpg/)

So Off for a good meal  ;)

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/3443/20110930151.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/20110930151.jpg/)

and to mentally prepare Dakota for a ride that she was wanting to do --but still not sure yet if she could --But then i am not known as the master of getting people on rides to step out of there comfort zone and do something that will strech them an give them a HP or two moment in Life  --for nothing  ::)


Sooooooooo till later when i got time i will post some more ---

What lay ahead for her i decided not to show her--the less you know the better--

Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: goingnowherequickly on October 05, 2011, 06:16:14 pm
Cant wait for the rest..... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Dakota on October 05, 2011, 06:41:55 pm
I cant wait either.  ;D
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Kykdaar on October 05, 2011, 06:57:31 pm
Kaptein span die seile..... ;D
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Cave Girl on October 05, 2011, 07:04:24 pm
Looks like you had a great time and you have not even started yet  :D
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: GRUNT on October 05, 2011, 07:29:04 pm
This looks good! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Malibu on October 05, 2011, 08:21:56 pm
Been a while that i have been looking at the progress of my new 2ic since my previous one decided to do something else  :peepwall:

Mmmmmmm, your previous 2ic provided you with a brilliant replacement!

Don't you agree?  ;D
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Lynn on October 06, 2011, 07:18:11 am
 :happy1:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: ThomTom on October 06, 2011, 07:27:11 am
My :coffee2:of tea!!  beautiful pictures
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: EtienneXplore on October 06, 2011, 07:32:42 am
Yup, Old Mill has been on my to-do list for a while now........... I need to make it happen now!

Thanks for sharing, can't wait for the rest!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: onderbroek on October 06, 2011, 07:55:11 am
subscribe
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Rat Man on October 06, 2011, 08:00:23 am
awesome if possible, please share tracks :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 06, 2011, 08:30:53 am
Been a while that i have been looking at the progress of my new 2ic since my previous one decided to do something else  :peepwall:

Mmmmmmm, your previous 2ic provided you with a brilliant replacement!

Don't you agree?  ;D

Hmmmmmmmm -- you know the answer to that one Skattie- ::)
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Bashplate on October 06, 2011, 08:40:20 am
 :happy1:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on October 06, 2011, 08:50:45 am
Awsome route  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: punisher on October 06, 2011, 09:25:40 am
 :ricky:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Would I? on October 06, 2011, 09:31:42 am
Hey more pictures of the road........ :biggrin:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Gasman on October 06, 2011, 10:08:58 am
lekker! bitter mooi fotos  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 06, 2011, 06:25:30 pm
Ok -so here we go on the Road again --vroom vroom -- ::)

After a small section of tar from where we stayed through the twisties of Golden gate as the sun rose over the mountains--

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/2113/20110826303.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/513/20110826303.jpg/)

We hit a left over the mountain on the gravel road that leads one at the back of Golden Gate where game roam freely --

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9695/2011093015.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/2011093015.jpg/)


(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/7836/201109303.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/232/201109303.jpg/)

We then kept to the left all along the back until we got back to Clarense --about 110km 95% gravel and good roads for bigger bikes --But we were on smaller bikes for what i had planned is not the best to ride a big bike with ::)

At Clarense --the German's attacked ( Altzheimer ) I had forgotten to load the butter - cheese and toothpaste i was to bring along,

Never the less i bought some and put it in the back of Dakota's ruck sack as we only had a few km left to get back to camp -- ;)

But then as we were riding along i had a Brainwave --let me take her to the bottom of --Old Mill- and she could get a feel of what lay ahead the next day -- ::) Butter and all --

She was not impressed with what lay ahead --at all--

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/136/2011093037.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/2011093037.jpg/)

 Well there and then i decided--lets just do it --we are here and tomorrow may rain or whatever --lets go

Well while she was walking the one section of route --Why --i will never know --we have bikes --they need to be ridden  :mwink:

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9908/2011093040.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/2011093040.jpg/)

I was looking at the pretty flowers that were scattered all over the pass --

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7721/2011093043.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/10/2011093043.jpg/)

Well with a little help a push here and there and one pick up after her bike decide to stop and drop-- ::)

I got her up --

For those who have ridden it --the gate you will know  :mwink:

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8870/2011093045.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/268/2011093045.jpg/)

And the awesome view that comes with it --

and what lays ahead going down --

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/8362/2011093047.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/2011093047.jpg/)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2066/2011093059.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/2011093059.jpg/)

Dakota in the background  :mwink: just before her sukini decided to stop and drop her into the bush that stopped her from rolling down the mountain

Try parking here and run back to help  :o

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1576/2011093063.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/528/2011093063.jpg/)

Some more of the route--

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2396/dsc02400a.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/267/dsc02400a.jpg/)

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/1008/dsc02393c.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/dsc02393c.jpg/)

Well nearly at the bottom -----------------------the suprise still to come --till later  ::)
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 06, 2011, 07:10:02 pm
Yup, Old Mill has been on my to-do list for a while now........... I need to make it happen now!

Thanks for sharing, can't wait for the rest!

 :thumleft:


Take the X - Challenge before you sell it  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Dakota on October 06, 2011, 07:59:59 pm
Hmmm I only had one stop and drop and it was at a perfect place between to bushes to take a rest... shoe there was a lot of rocks on that there hill.. :eek7:

But thanks Blazes for showing me the way what a amazing ride... :thumleft:

Was very proud when I got down the other side... Yipeeeee I did it... ;D
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: EtienneXplore on October 06, 2011, 08:19:47 pm
Yup, Old Mill has been on my to-do list for a while now........... I need to make it happen now!

Thanks for sharing, can't wait for the rest!

 :thumleft:


Take the X - Challenge before you sell it  :thumleft:

Hehehehehe, that is what I was thinking, but then I will need to drop the price.

Nee wat, daai pad lyk reg vir die 800, ek sal hom klap op die lewensgevaarlik, maar nie aleen nie  :mwink: :mwink:

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Ganjora on October 06, 2011, 08:40:14 pm
nice blazes.
looks like you went 'backwards' - from calrens to the river.
it's getting more 'civilised' every time...
1st time i did it,  my klr went horizontal 15 times on the 'forward' route before the gate.
no matter,  a stunning ride.
congrats dakota.
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 06, 2011, 08:48:13 pm
nice blazes.
looks like you went 'backwards' - from calrens to the river.
it's getting more 'civilised' every time...
1st time i did it,  my klr went horizontal 15 times on the 'forward' route before the gate.
no matter,  a stunning ride.
congrats dakota.


Hi D --yep  i did it both ways like many of us have that have ridden the Pass --Prefer the route from Caledon up over into Clarense more challenging --Still have not taken a dive there yet  ::). Just wonder what it is going to be like after the big rains again --also see that the 4 x 4 no longer can get over there--

Going the end of the month with a group --going to be ---interesting   ::)
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Lem on October 06, 2011, 08:51:42 pm
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dink ek moet maar vir my iets soos n X-challenge aanskaf as my motorhome eers weg is
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 06, 2011, 09:40:38 pm
The way the Locals get over the Border -- When the Caledon river is not overflowing -- bringing maize back from OLD MILL--

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/7148/2011093075.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/511/2011093075.jpg/)

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/3118/2011093080.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/840/2011093080.jpg/)

The makeshift Bridge between Lesotho and SA--

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8540/2011093084.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/2011093084.jpg/)

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/9140/2011093088.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/52/2011093088.jpg/)

Well Dakota made --Old Mill --What next  ??? Hmmmmmmmmm --Baboons in Lesotho sounds about right  :mwink:

Cheese and Butter still in her rucksack  ::)

Well we  will be going into Lesotho Tomorrow for some fun riding

Till then ---------------
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 07, 2011, 07:22:00 am
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dink ek moet maar vir my iets soos n X-challenge aanskaf as my motorhome eers weg is

Hmmmmmmmm --ek stem -- Los maar die ou groote vir a Sunday casual Ride -- Volgende keer vat ek my 450 te Hussy saam ::)
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: chicco on October 07, 2011, 07:46:10 am
We've done it 2 months ago on 3 990's. We missed the turn off  :peepwall:

The route changed to a single track and we had to turn back as it became a footpath with very steep slopes. I looked on google earth and it doesn't seem to connect up with any other roads over the mountain. We plan to do the chicken out route again next year on plastic bikes and camping gear.

Coming all the way back down the steep slippery slopes on a 200kg bike was challenging..... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Lynn on October 07, 2011, 08:02:33 am
Awesome!  :thumleft:

Bucket list for schiz!   :drif:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: edgy on October 07, 2011, 09:11:45 am
Awesome....we doing that route next month! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: MillionMiles on October 07, 2011, 10:52:08 am
Pics look Fantastic
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 07, 2011, 11:42:41 am
Awesome....we doing that route next month! :thumleft:

Enjoy --done it a couple of times --nice on the 610 and smaller bikes --  BIG Fun when raining - ::)
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 07, 2011, 01:41:24 pm
 Well next day we were off to do some riding along the Caledon river and Mountains leading out to Monantsapas --Nothing thechnical --just a awesome route and views to drool over --

Vroom --Vrooooooooooooo away we go --

Along the Route --(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5838/2011093013.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/26/2011093013.jpg/)

An Old Mercury that has seen better day's

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1629/2011093024.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/338/2011093024.jpg/)

A local lad that decided fishing for the day was a better option than school --I agreed   ;)

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1082/20110930195.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/232/20110930195.jpg/)

One quick lesson for Dakota before we get to Lesotho on her new ultimate DS Bike -- :mwink:

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6513/2011093017.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/215/2011093017.jpg/)

Well over the border in 10 minutes and R30 entry per bike on Lesotho side although i was told the system showed i had not yet left Lesotho on my last trip there a month ago --Not my fault that there is NO Lesotho exit border post on the other side -none the less they gave me exit stamps as well --so love it when a plan is made -- ::)

A once window with a view still --

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7813/20110930104.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/20110930104.jpg/)

Views to drool over --

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/4748/20110930129.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/528/20110930129.jpg/)

 Roads that just turn and twist forever-up and down for ever--

(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/4500/20110930113.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/20110930113.jpg/)

A local herdsman --

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1288/2011093092.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/2011093092.jpg/)

The school where we met Lydia and dropped of some supplies for them -

She runs the whole school on her own --Now that is what i call - Multi tasking --

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7899/20110930110.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/20110930110.jpg/)

A public phone in the Middle of nowhere--

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3706/20110930125.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/20110930125.jpg/)

Dakota -- my little Super Star who had just conquered --Old Mill Pass the day before --enjoying the view --

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/861/20110930121.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/20110930121.jpg/)

 The road ahead-

(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7253/20110930123.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/707/20110930123.jpg/)

One of many River crossings that vare low this time of the year but can become impossible to pass when the rain comes down -

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8834/20110930127.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/20110930127.jpg/)

Another River being crossed --the way it should be --  ::)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9526/20110930128.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/190/20110930128.jpg/)

SNAP ---

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5962/20110930107.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/20110930107.jpg/)

A View from on top of the world--

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/5500/20110930138.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/20110930138.jpg/)

Alas The border post --

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7844/20110930143.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/20110930143.jpg/)

Well all in all some great riding and wonderful companionship--

Weeek -end ---------------------------------so i will do the last bit through a deserted road in Qwa Qwa from the border over the Golden Gate Reserve --cutting out about 40km of tar  :mwink: where a million year view was found --- took a bit of searching -but at last i found it-- till later ------
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: GundaGunda on October 07, 2011, 03:05:19 pm
Great one M&L !!
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: RobC on October 07, 2011, 03:21:00 pm
Lekker! :thumleft:
BTW I saw the same bunch of pajamadonkeys this morning as I passed through Golden Gate... twice! :mwink:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Charka on October 07, 2011, 03:46:03 pm
looks so lekka..
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 07, 2011, 04:20:33 pm
Great one M&L !!

Thank's Peter --Hell we need to do some catching up --missing the rides we all had up here --Well maybe we need to go down and visit you for a change ---hmmmmmmmmmmmm let me see -- ::) anything for a ride --
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 07, 2011, 04:22:11 pm
Awesome!  :thumleft:

Bucket list for schiz!   :drif:

Ok but take off all the plastics of your bike first ---as you may have heard i can make a XT a naked bike in only a few Kilo's  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 07, 2011, 04:26:28 pm
Lekker! :thumleft:
BTW I saw the same bunch of pajamadonkeys this morning as I passed through Golden Gate... twice! :mwink:

Thank's   :thumleft:  They are so cute -- a lot in that area ----
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: wiledog_X on October 07, 2011, 10:46:37 pm
awesome stuff Mike!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 08, 2011, 08:18:02 am
awesome stuff Mike!!  :thumleft:


Thank's Con --Still more to come ------- ::)
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: eSKaPe on October 08, 2011, 04:03:10 pm
What a great RR and the pics are the best - well done D 
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 09, 2011, 08:25:50 pm
In conclusion --  We took the less travelled tweespoor road through the back of Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate. It was awesome riding amongs herdr of Blesbuck -Springbuck -Zebra and Eland-- was a treat to behold the beauty of this area --

 (http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8971/20110930145.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/20110930145.jpg/)

Also visited the Vulture Restuarant --

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/9208/201109309.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/801/201109309.jpg/)

Damb --what a freeking Sexy bike --  :peepwall:

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2516/2011093020.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/10/2011093020.jpg/)

Went to take some pics of horses we passed along our route as well --- ;)

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/2108/20110930433.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/20110930433.jpg/)
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/4595/20110930452.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/20110930452.jpg/)

All in All a great weeks riding--How priveledged we are to ride in all these areas in a country that holds such beauty and with in our reach --to ride where we can smell the earth - feel the wind enjoy and share with like minded friend's and riders --

Till next time  :mwink:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: alanB on October 09, 2011, 08:33:49 pm
Nice ride Michael

That route's on my to-do list as well!

Great photo's BTW.

How do you manage to keep your bike so clean at the end of the ride? 

But you are right its a bloody sexy bike  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: OliveOil on October 09, 2011, 09:49:57 pm
Lovely - those views just are the best!  So worth a visit!  :thumleft:
Well done D - that there little pass looks mighty rocky to me ...  :eek7:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 10, 2011, 06:33:27 am
Nice ride Michael

That route's on my to-do list as well!

Great photo's BTW.

How do you manage to keep your bike so clean at the end of the ride? 

But you are right its a bloody sexy bike  :thumleft:

Doing it agin the end of the month with some friend's --hopefully before the big rains that come when toe Roof is on  ::)

Yep they are freeking sexy -awesome -orgasmic bikes  :mwink:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 10, 2011, 09:12:21 am
What a great RR and the pics are the best - well done D 

Thank's Kev--

Dee is becoming a real little Hooligan lately  ::)
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: KTM Jagermeister on October 10, 2011, 11:16:00 am
Moerse cool!
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Dakota on October 10, 2011, 01:06:15 pm
What a great RR and the pics are the best - well done D 

Thank's Kev--

Dee is becoming a real little Hooligan lately  ::)

Thanks Kev and Olive.

Hmmm to the hooligan  :eek7:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 10, 2011, 02:50:55 pm
Lovely - those views just are the best!  So worth a visit!  :thumleft:
Well done D - that there little pass looks mighty rocky to me ...  :eek7:


Well you --Will be visiting there the end of the month  :mwink:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: OliveOil on October 11, 2011, 09:39:18 pm
Uhuh - the sleepless nights are starting - Can't wait!  :ricky:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Buks on October 12, 2011, 07:29:37 am
 :thumleft: Great RR and ride!!! I grew up in BHM, Clarens was our 'kuierplek' and the old military border road our favourite playground. I will always love that world!! Lesotho is probably the most beautifull country in the world - if only it could be managed correctly, it may have closed down the French Riviera!!!
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 12, 2011, 02:17:48 pm
:thumleft: Great RR and ride!!! I grew up in BHM, Clarens was our 'kuierplek' and the old military border road our favourite playground. I will always love that world!! Lesotho is probably the most beautifull country in the world - if only it could be managed correctly, it may have closed down the French Riviera!!!

Lucky Bastid    ::)

Yep i think Lesotho has the best DS and just all types of riding available from casual to extreme -- one of the few places where on could get --rain -snow -hail -sun shine - cold heat etc --all in one - :mwink:
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Cracker on October 12, 2011, 06:47:02 pm
This looks good! :thumleft:

U gonna join us, end October? Gonna do OLD MILL on the 650s.

The 'usual suspects' and quite a few normal people......... >:D
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: GRUNT on October 12, 2011, 08:46:10 pm
Cracker, I'm really looking forward to this trip but the 'USUAL SUSPECTS' bit has me concerned!
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: Cracker on October 12, 2011, 09:28:38 pm
Don't be concerned, we've grown up since bots........reaching puberty now.... :mwink:

looking at Blazes' pics, old mill shouldn't be missed - only gonna take strong riders, though, so you're in

Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: laurika on October 17, 2011, 06:14:40 pm
please may we have some more M?
Title: Re: Dakota does Lesotho-Old Mill -Qwa Qwa and Golden Gate
Post by: blazes on October 25, 2011, 03:31:53 pm
Well where do you all think we are going to ride this week end --Third time in Two Months --LESOTHO of course --The XYZ Society will be there this week end ---Rain predicted --Hope they are right for a change  ::) going to be FUN--FUN --FUN and some ---- :mwink: